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  1. Sergia silently thanked the gods for Uncle Tertius' suggestion. This dinner party was stifling - she could see the discomfort in the faces around the table as they pursed their lips to sip at their wine in an effort to seem casual. Secundus, it seemed, had different ideas. Clearly he thought that the best way to recommend her qualities to Longinus was to take charge himself, making sure she came across in just the way he thought she should. She had the distinct impression, however, when she met her potential husband's eye, that the operation would be more successful if Sergia were allowed to show these off of her own accord. This story again! It wasn't particularly impressive even, it simply happened to be the only anecdote which portrayed her in such a good light. Suddenly, Sergia began to feel quite angry. Her intolerable uncle would ruin this match for her, curse him! Sergia hid her face behind the wide brim of her wine cup and peered at her Aunt Livia in anticipation of the narration. @Sara@Sharpie @Járnviðr @Atrice @Liv
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  2. "Your father Quintus Caesar had always taken a great deal of care with everything he has turned his hand to," Aulus said in agreement, and smiled. "I spent my time as tribune in Achaea, if you can believe it - serving under your father while he was legate there. While it was not the frontier of the Empire, I spent time there too, later on, in Germania and then Britannia. The Empire has rather a lot of border and not everyone on the other side of it is friendly." He tore off a chunk of bread to give him something to do as he thought. "Is there anyone in particular you would wish to serve under, or anywhere you'd like to serve your time as tribune?" he asked, and smiled. "And no, I won't be offended in the least if you didn't want me - there are some extremely capable legates in Rome right now, any one of whom would be good for you career." He wasn't entirely sure how he had ended up serving under Quintus Flavius Alexander, but it had absolutely been the making of him - he would follow Quintus into Hades itself should the need arise - as it was, the circumstances fourteen years before had been close to Hades, and Quintus had been the only chance Aulus could see for a positive outcome and a stable Rome. And here was his son, wanting to carry that legacy on. Having seen what could easily be, without a firm hand on the helm, Aulus would do what he could in support and encouragement for the younger generation now that it was his turn to pass on his hard-won wisdom and to give advice. @Sarah
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