"I will make sure your mother and sister are well taken care of. Tell me, have you ever loved anyone else?"
Arsenios flexed his battle weary and calloused fingers through the sitting young male's hair.
Arsenios gently unplaited the braid wrapped around the young man's head, allowing his shaggy oak brown locks to fall in his face.
"Look at me, dear youth. You are too beautiful to keep your gaze downcast."
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