'Touch the ocean gently,
Carry birds so light
Returning from places covered in snow
The fleeting air of winter.
Far away your echo is leaving
Palaces in the air
Turn with the wind, swirl around, use your wings
In the grey dawn of the rising sun.
Find your way towards the rainbow
And Spring will unfold....'
It was daybreak - the sea was calm, with hardly a ripple.
The well dressed young man was standing by the rail of the Galley, looking expectantly and hopefully at the longed for sea, and watching the sea-birds circling high above.
"So, Dominus, we return to Hellas (Greece)."
"Yes...", Marcus said quietly.
"And I suppose it's a return for you, Aurarius, as well as for me - after all, you originally came from Hellas."
"I think we all did, at one time or the other - even Glaux - so we're not really very Roman, are we ?".Aurarius said, very pertinently.
"Well all of us - except Novius.
"He's a true Roman - well almost Etruscan.", Marcus said.
As soon as they arrived back at the penthouse, Ethan went bounding through the main corridor to that never before opened door that led to the dining room.
Opening the door, he looked round the room.
"Oh....well it's a bit plain, isn't it ?", he said, rather disappointed.
Jim quickly joined him
"Well, for someone who was living on the street not that long ago, you have become a bit fussy, Ethan.", Jim commented.
"I like it." Josh said, joining the others.
"Nice "", Zac commented as he went past, just glancing in.
"So Jim....you'd better get on the 'phone to Claire and get her to arrange for the caterers.", Josh said, as he went round the room inspecting the tables and chairs, and in particular the fine piece of sculpture in one corner.
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