Paolo hadn’t seen Livia for days now and absence wasn’t making his heart grow fonder. Rather the reverse as he at last saw her for what she was, and what he was to her - nothing, absolutely nothing.
He knew from his call to Sofia earlier that she’d had lunch with Livia a few days ago. He needed to know what that was about, but that was only part of it.
After a number of evenings of careful reflection, he really wanted to see Sofia again, not only to find out what Livia had been after.
He was falling for Sofia.