Admittedly, Iacopo has a secret. One he finally admitted to Connor on a cold autumn day: he was desperately, maddeningly in love with him. And to his great surprise that feeling was returned.
He knows that he’ll keep wooing the local girls, his father all but expects him to break a new heart every week, but at the end of the day… he has eyes only for Connor. The other boy has his secrets but it doesn’t matter to Iacopo. Just like it doesn’t matter that he’s going to marry some poor girl and carry on the family line, that Connor might very well do the same if he doesn’t stay with the Order.
As long as they both know… it’ll be enough, won’t it?