Part 1 of chapter 9A Chapter by Layla J Omorose
Persephone anxiously paced the halls of the castle. She was restless and her thoughts were spinning out of control. She couldn’t get her mind off of Radien. She could still feel him in her body. She could still picture him moving like a wild animal on top of her.
What she wouldn’t give to have him like that again. But he hadn’t responded to any of her calls. Her anxiety was going to drive her up a wall.What made it worse was that she couldn’t get a read on his powers since he had left her on Mt. Olympus. She walked up the long hallway with her arms wrapped around her body. It was cold and dark; the torches that used to burn were now old and dead.
She herself was cold and dead on the inside. She remembered a time when these halls were filled with her laughter. But that was many years ago when her marriage was young, a time when she was still in love with her husband.
Sighing she summoned fire to light the torches. She looked at the golden hallway as the flames danced on the walls. Her gazed went down to the end of the hall where her bed chambers were, a room where her husband lay sleeping. At least that’s what she thought until she felt the air behind her stir. She didn’t turn around as his heavy footsteps came closer behind her.
“What is wrong my love?” He touched her shoulder. When she didn’t respond he wrapped his arms around her.
Persephone fought the urge to cringe back away from his touch.
“What is wrong?” He asked again.
“Nothing is wrong Hades my love.” She lied.
“Why do you lie to me? If nothing was wrong then why are you pacing these lonely halls when you should be in bed next to me?” He pressed a kiss to the nape of her neck. She tried not to tense when she felt his lips on her skin but her body didn’t listen to her. Her whole body went ridged from his touch. Gods how she wanted to be anywhere but where she was. She wanted to vanish to her mother’s temple but she forced herself to stay in place.
Hades felt her body stiffen as he touched her. For the life of him he couldn’t figure out what was going on with his wife. She had become cold and distant towards him. He remembered a time when he would wrap his arms around her and she would lean into him. She would lay her head on his shoulder as she wrapped her hands around his that rested on her stomach. He would stare down into her smiling face and see a fire that only burned for him. Now that fire was gone and she acted as if she couldn’t stand to be in the same room as him. Like his touch made her skin crawl and it cut him deep into his soul.
Hades didn’t understand what was going on with his wife but he suspected it had something to do with that mutt. Since he appeared her behavior had changed.. Gods if there was anything going on between the two of them there wouldn’t be any power in the universe that would keep him from killing the both of them.
“I’m just worried that is all.” He heard her finally say.
“Worried about what? Tell me what has you acting so out of character.” He whispered as he pushed her long hair away from her ear so he could kiss it.
“Hades, please I’m in no mood to talk.” She felt his body go stiff behind her. If she didn’t stop acting strange she knew he would figure out what was going on with her eventually, her husband was anything but dense.
“My love.” She said softly as she wrapped one of her hands around his. “I am just worried about that disgusting creature and what he is planning. I haven’t felt his energy in a very long time.”
“We sent your mutt up there.”
Mutt. She hated when Hades called him that. If he only knew what that mutt was capable of he wouldn’t be so quick to insult him.
“No we didn’t send him anywhere. You sent him into the human realm with his powers bonded. For all we know Radien could be dead.”
Absurd, she defends him to me. Hades thought as he felt his anger start to boil. He was starting to get real tired of his wife taking the side of the dog. If he didn’t know any better he would say his suspicions were right. “If the dog would have been killed I am sure we would be dead by now too.”
“You are right my love. But I hate sitting here waiting for him to attack us.”
“Is that all that is troubling you?”
“Yes.” She lied. There was no way she was going to tell him the truth. It was a partial lie actually since she was concerned about Aprophis but he wasn’t the reason why she had been driven out of her bed and into the halls. She needed to see Radien before she went crazy.
“Come back to bed my love. Let me take care of you and ease your mind.” He kissed her on the neck.
A sly smile spread across her lips at his choice of words. Those words brought back images of her and Radien from a long time ago when they would lay wrapped in each other’s arms…
It had been the first of many nights that they had spent the night at her small cabin in the woods. He would come over once everyone in his home was asleep; he had to make sure he snuck out quietly so he wouldn’t wake anyone especially his brother.
Persephone loved the way they would lay in bed wrapped in each other’s embrace. She felt as if nothing in the world could harm her. She always felt that way when Radien was around. She would lay with her legs over his body and her head resting on his chest, as she listened to his soothing breathing. While her hands would travel up and down his hard stomach his hands would play in her hair that fanned out over his arm and the bed. She loved the sensation his touch caused in her body. He would gaze into her eyes with love in his eyes.
“Talk to me.”
Gods how she loved to hear her name on his full lips.
“Nothing.” She said as she continued to move her hand up and down his stomach.
“Don’t lie to me.”
She hated how he could read her so well.
Sighing she got out of the bed and walked over to the fireplace. She could feel the air around her electrify when he came up behind her. He wrapped his arms around her pulling her back into his body. His presence behind her made a number of images flash through her mind. All of which had left her breathless and needy.
Gods she wanted him but he wouldn’t cross that line until he told his brother about them.
“Talk to me Persephone, what’s wrong?” He whispered into her ear. Feeling his warm breath against her neck made a moan escape her lips.”Is it Adien?”
“Yes. I do not wish to hurt him. He is a gentleman and does not deserve that.” She paused. “I never want for anything when he is around. He showers me with affection but…” Her voice trailed off as she watched the flames play in the fireplace.
“But he is not me.”He had finished her sentence for her.
She stopped watching the flames to turn in his arms. As the air turned with her his scent invaded her nose. She had never smelled a man that smelled as good as him; she buried her face against his chest so she could take in more of his toxic scent. She felt his arms tighten around her.
“He is nothing like you.” She spoke into his chest. Gods how she wished Adien had this effect on her. It would have made her life so much easier. However Adien didn’t posses the kind of power and strength that Radien did. The power Radien possessed made her weak in the knees. The fact that he only had eyes for her made a smile spread across her face. If Adien had been anything like the male she had in her arms her eyes never would have strayed.
“No one is like me. You of all people know that.” He paused to push her head up by the chin so that she was looking at him. “Adien has his own strength and power that will be just a powerful as mine when he is fully matured.”
“That is the problem Radien. No one makes me react the way you do. Everytime you come near me and touch me I feel as if my body is going to explode into a million pieces. No there is no one like you in the entire universe.” She sighed as she broke away from his hold and walked around his massive figure. Before she could get far away from him he grabbed her by the hand and pulled her back to him.
“Pres.” He said as he stroked her hair. The tender look on his face made her start crying. “Come and rest. Let me ease your mind.”
Persephone should have refused him; told him to leave that first night but she couldn’t make the words come out. She wanted to be with him in any way possible. She needed him like she had needed air, maybe more. She had fallen in love with him. Deep down she knew she wouldn’t deny him anything.
“My love?” Hades voice brought her back from her day dream. She was glad she wasn’t facing him because she knew he face was flushed. After a brief moment she regained her composure and turned around in her husband’s arms to face him. She looked into his hurt eyes. He knew something wasn’t right. It killed her to keep a secret like this yet it was something she had to do.
She stared into his face. Those eyes showed her so much love and compassion. She remembered a time where she could stare into his eyes for eternity. She used to think he was magnificent.
What had happened to their marriage for it to end so fast?
“I’m going to talk to my mother to see if she knows anything. I will be back shortly.” She said as she placed a quick kiss on his lips then vanished.
Hades stood in the hallway his temper was taking hold of him. His wife never willingly went to her mother when she was supposed to spend time with him. His rage boiling Hades flashed himself to deepest part of the Underworld to let off some steam before his anger got the better of him and he killed his wife.
© 2012 Layla J Omorose
Added on June 5, 2012
Last Updated on June 5, 2012
Layla J Omorose
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