Location: New Rome, Fifth Cohort
Once they were safe back in the Fifth Cohort's barracks Marco headed over to where his bed was and opened the nice sized cage that was Milo's home. He gently tipped the little sugar glider out of the papoose and into his cage, and watched as Milo climbed right up into his little hammock and fell asleep again. Marco did take that moment to make sure that Milo also had fresh water and food before he turned to look at Em and hugged her tightly.
"I'm sorry I'm falling to bits in front of you now love... I'm sorry I'm like this some times. I... I wish I could do more..." He muttered a bit into her hair and sighed softly. "I know we need to get ready, I know that, but can I please have this moment with you before everyone else comes back and we're needed?" He gently planted a small kiss on her forehead as he waited for her answer. He just needed some time... then he could get ready to fight.