Chapter 5

Amelia's heart lifted when Quintus stepped into the room. And when her mother shot him a disgusted look and left, Amelia almost felt relieved.

Quintus looked a bit nervous.

"What is it, Quintus?" she asked, a look of concern in her eyes.

He shook his head. Amelia rested her hand on his arm.

"It's okay, Quintus. I know." she whispered.

He looked at her slightly relieved, but there was still a far away look in his eyes.

So Amelia grabbed his hand and lay there in silence, humming a song. After a while, she fell asleep. Quintus softly squeezed her hand and gently pulled his own own from her grasp. The door clicked softly behind him, and Amelia stirred softly in her sleep.

The End

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