Iulia wakes me up, and bathes me before breakfast.
I write until after noon, skipping lunch. I do not notice the erupting Vesuvius.
Iulia takes me outside and shows me that Vesuvius is erupting. I have an argument with my husband about leaving.
I free Iulia and as many other slaves as possible before we are forced to flee because of my husband.
Iulia and I make it to the city below my villa. We find Crassius and hide in his barrel vault. The sun is blocked out by the ash.
We wait in the barrel vault for hours. Eventually someone says that they found paper if anyone wanted it. I took it and started my letter to my friend Tacitus. Everyone begins to suffocate.