But let's catch up on the curiosities as we are one chapter behind.
This chapter does not have a huge amount of things to note.
It is one of the self explanatory thing that throws in a new light on characters.
So far all we know about Telegonous is that he is husband n.1, everybody loves him, he wants to "love" everybody (boys and girls doesn't matter, as long as they are cute)... and he has no number.
He runs errands for Circe such as... keeping an eye on Nicoli.
This is where Tel tells us that he and Circe go back to the time when she was still only Benedetta.
So "the day the Turks attacked" is an important date here. The way Tel talks about it shows us that he presumes that Kane knows what that means: before the Turks attacked.
As if it were a very important marker in history, an important date.
Tel also refers to Circe as being "cursed" it is probably because he could see the difference in behavior between Benie - who was a sweetie - and Circe who had internal turmoil and could only find her true self when loving someone.
Like in this case.
At this point of the story Castalia is a mom and can relate to Circe's loss. We still don't know what the deal between these two ladies was and what they talked about when Castalia went to the Circeius... but we know that, at one point, Castalia had to return the crew she borrowed (Hermes and the white horses) and then sit down with Circe and rethink the terms and conditions of their contract on the beach.
A love for high places for instance.
This scene is mirroring this other one...
We do not know much about Telegonous but we got to admit that sticking with Circe, after Benie "disappeared", takes a whole lot of devotion.
Everybody always thought it was a musical quarrel but it was for a woman instead.
The pun being that she is Allegra... non troppo. (see her grumpy face? She is happy, but not too much). Allegro non troppo is a tempo in music whose rhythm is "fast, but not too much" so it is open to interpretation.
And yes Rudo is married but we know how the Circeius works hahaha.
Now let's talk about what happened here - aside from the comedy itself.
We put down as a premise that Circe has behaved in a conflicted manner when it comes to rules.
She lays them out when Kane first enters the Circeius and she told Dado that the rules are there for a reason (when she asks him to take Kane back in the dorms).
But the she always let Kane get away with lots of things: sleep in the library, have dinner with the outer circle artist even after he has entered the inner circles, she doesn't scold him directly for disrupting the rising ceremony (and even jokes about her clothes coming off easily) and she doesn't punish him for entering the inner gardens when he is not supposed to... she punishes Philip instead.
She loves red hair. (she probably likes little Cosimo better hahaha)
But since Kane likes blonde, to him the blonde hair is an improvement on the Balthasars' perfection. They are upgrading.
You need a book to break an illusion. Kane must be under one.