The first time Athenodora told you something about her personal life was a rainy day in Volterra and the two of you decided to wear cute raincoats and boats and go for a walk around the city, Felix and Demetri following shortly after you.
When the two of you approached the park, somehow the conversation got deeper in the blink of an eye. “There has been actually one time when I got scared by Caius’s reaction, though it was a long time ago.” She stated and you motioned her to continue. “In the middle ages, many ancient Greek statues got destroyed because the bronze they were made of was very useful and needed at the time, for weapons, mostly. I never understood how they were able to destroy something so elegant and pure to make something so shameful.”. Athenodora played a little with her hair, twisting and curling it with her pale fingers. “When they destroyed the last standing statue of Policletus, I got angry. I couldn’t confront those who had destroyed the statue because they were for a powerful coven. One day I was crying in the library when Caius’s found me. From the moment he saw my tears, I could see and feel rage growing inside of him. I told him the whole story, and then the following day he left with Aro by his side. they returned one month later, the coven who had destroyed the statue had been slaughtered.”.
You were speechless. Of course you have understood that Caius was full of anger and potentially a very dangerous being, but you never thought he could be triggered by such a little matter.
You looked at Athenodora, who was shaking a little bit. “Hey, Dora, as you said they were a powerful coven, you would have conquered then anyway”. She smiled a little and turned her head towards you. “Maybe not as violently as Caius and Aro did in the end”. You shrugged. “There’s no point in "maybes” and “ifs”, Dora".
“It was the first time I got scared by Caius’s reaction”. She confessed. “He did it because you were hurt, it’s understandable” you responded, and she appeared happy with this reply.
“Thank you Y/N, this was a nice talk”. You smiled. “Anytime, Dora, anytime”.