Will to Survive Ch.3 IntensityWill to Survive Ch.3 Intensity by ChocoboGoddess
Monteriggioni, 3 days later
By the end of the third day, Leonardo felt quite at home. Claudia insisted that he set up an easel in her study, a cozy room that he rather liked. They talked while she went over the villa's accounts, and when she was unable to talk and work at the same time, there was always Emilio, the architect the Auditore retained on staff. Leonardo was delighted to meet yet another bright mind, especially one in that specialized field. For the most part, the three of them worked on their respective projects in an easy silence, broken only by the scratch of Claudia's quill, the soft clack of wood blocks in Emilio's model of the city, or the swipe of Leonardo's brush.
That day, after dinner, Maria joined them and sat by the fire near where he painted. Emilio had gone home and Mario was out on patrol, so it was just Leonardo and the Auditore women once more. Maria laughed at something Claudia said, a