Hearts in Chaos--chapter 2020 ForgivenessHearts in Chaos--chapter 20 by ~GenesisArclite
The next few days passed slowly. Each sunrise felt like someone had knifed him in the gut and then kicked it in until he couldn’t dig it out. Despite his insistence that she work alone for the rest of the week, Caius returned out of an obligation to his job. However, he kept his distance, still angry, but at himself. It hurt every time she looked at him, and far worse when she refused. She handled the recruits alone, and Caius stayed away from her, not so much angry now as not feeling much at all. The days went by slowly and the sky cleared up, and Friday evening the two went home without having said a word to each other since Wednesday.
Saturday morning, Caius got up and went into the house at six, the sun beginning to rise.
Snow was awake, barely, and blankly stared into his coffee. The smell of it permeated the house; Caius gave him a small berth as he inspected the brew. It was dark and rich, which he liked, but he wasn’t really in the m