João's gaze on Arthur lingered; he was unsure of what to make of his sudden outburst. He blinked, and processed it through his mind over and over... Had Arthur actually said that? Perhaps, after all, he wasn't all that different a person than the boy João had left behind all those years ago.
He loosened his shoulders, his smile becoming genuine, without tension. "I've missed you too, Arthur. Very much so." He replied, a light tone of sadness seeping into his voice. "But... Sim, you are right... I should go... I should find Antonio."