Padraig didn't mind Clio's comments at all. "You are helping. I am fairly sure she thought of me as non-sexual. She even said as much. It didn't bother me, even though I had feelings for her even then. It was so much easier when the only person it was hurting was me. Now I know she's hurting too, and I hate that," he admitted. "It's worse than anything."
Patrick looked at a loss for words at that. He had absolutely no idea what to say to Padraig. He thought vows were ridiculous, but he knew Padraig shared a closer relationship to the church than he did. He also knew what Padraig tended to do when he felt he had wronged someone, and that was something he could focus on.
"Padraig, have you hurt yourself," he asked gently.
"Patrick- It's not like that," Padraig hurriedly tried to brush the subject away.
"It's not like hitting yourself with a whip? Because I think that's exactly what it's like."