It has been a bloody and unexpected war, but the Titans have be returned to Tartarus, and the traitor, Atë, has been sentenced and jailed.
Not since the Titanomachy has Olympus been so tested. And it has been less than a year since we have come home, only to come so close to losing each other yet again.
The theme for the evening is 1001 Nights. Hekate has asked the gods and goddesses to come dressed for an exotic night under the stars. For games and frivolity, to enjoy each other’s company and not take it for granted.
turned back, facing Erebus, an ache forming once more in my chest. This wasn’t the same feeling I had carried all those years with the hatred for my father. No, this one felt different. It was longing for something, I now realized, I wanted more than revenge.
Zeus walking away from his duty is almost as foreign to me as me walking away from mine. And yet, he did. The Bolt lies next to me as a reminder that all things change. I simply am unable to see how much, thus I will walk for him until he is healed.
I giggled nervously and suddenly felt like an idiot. How does she make me feel this way and lose myself? I took another swig of my drink and turned towards Artemis, ready as I was going to be for our very public first kiss.
She looked up at me from where she had rested her head and stroked my cheek. “I’m so glad you’re here, Sel. I’m so worried about Sayeh, but having you by my side is comforting. Would you stay by my side tonight?”
“What? NO, Akti!” I closed the distance between us and took her in my arms once more, her eyes filled with confusion and pain. “Artemis, look at me.” I took her face in my hands. “Artemis, you are my HOME…my light.”