Ominus is sitting inside the warm tavern with Seri, seated at a table close to the roaring fire as they share a drink, discussing the matters of the day "Aye, so I had this message delivered in and it turns out.." Ominus pauses in surprise as Seri reaches up, her fingertips brushing against his face. "I'm sorry. Do go on, Love." Ominus chuckles, he's not sorry for her touch, it's always a nice feel, even if the suddenness surprised him a little. Chuckling he continues with the story"Haha, I love you, Gorgeous.. anyway, this letter was from.." Once again he's interrupted by a deeper voice coming from behind him; "Laddie, is that you?"
Ominus notices Seri's eyes have risen to look at the unseen person, so he turns in his seat and looks up. He sees the face and blinks, trying to comprehend as he does a double-take. "Joseph? .... Joe? Joe, you're alive?" He smiles as the man begins to embrace him.
He can hardly believe it. The last he remembers of this man, his old trainer, was in the flickering firelight of the battle. Both of them were engaged in a fight for their lives while their home burned down around them. His beloved home - torched by The Order. Julius had lost sight of Joseph as the battle had worn on. Overwhelming numbers of enemy troops forced them apart.