Amare: Part XXIIReversireAmare: Part XXII6 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ianus paced outside the villa.
A hand landed on his shoulder, “Why do you wait out here?”
Ianus smiled at Barbara who held Amadeus in one arm. He had grown and had to be propped on a hip in order to be held. Ianus shrugged, “He returns today.”
Barbara smiled, “Indeed he does.”
Ianus stretched his arms out and took Amadeus. Amadeus giggled and squished Ianus’ cheeks together.
“He adores you,” Barbara smiled.
“As he does you,” Ianus said.
“I know we have had our differences, but I have grown fond of you, Ianus. I am glad you were here to support me and Amadeus in my husband’s absence. I have come to realize that no one is more perfect for Ricardus than you are.”
Ianus nodded, unsure of how to reply. They stood in silence before Ianus gasped and thrust Amadeus into Barbara’s arms. He looked to make sure she had him before running down into the street.
“Ianus!” Barbara cal