As she woke up, Marcus Lucius was already dressed properly to go out. He sat next to her and waited until she opened her eyes. Then, he helped her to get dressed. As he wanted to lift her, she asked whether she could walk on her own. Marcus Lucius didn’t like the idea. She hadn’t any walking stick and it would take a lot of time to get to the stable. He refused with his head’s movement. She let him carry her through the entire hallway, the yard and was surprised as they stopped just few meters in front of the stable. Nerva appeared from nowhere and brought a blanket. Then, he waited until Marcus Lucius let Julia standing straight and covered her with the blanket. It was cold and the sun just shortly before raised after the long night. The torches were still burning. The horses made nervous noises and wanted to go out for a ride. Some guardians at the gate looked inquisitively.
Horses of St. Mark’s Basilica Venice