I too am glad -he says as he pulls back from the embrace and kisses his mothers forehead- So many things have happened… I really needed an embrace from my mother. I’m glad the Fates did me this one kindness.
-She brushes the hair from his forehead, smoothing it down on his head. She looks up at her son with a sad smile.- I know you have endured much. I am sorry I was not able to be there to embrace you when you needed it most. I will return again soon, and hopefully someday, I will be able to make up for what time has been lost.
-Iacchos smiled warmly at his mother, glad that he has her comfort- Don’t be sorry, mom. I understand we all have many things going on in our lives. How is your stay on Olympus going? I too hope that you will return to us here for a longer time some day soon.