|*spits out drink*Holy hell! BAKULU! What happened to your FACE! //Illis! Rude!|
Greyface magic, it will wear out in a few hours *puts a mask on* Better?
Hmm, she probably considers admitting that she couldn’t cope as a form of weakness. She’s such an independent type. And I think Judea kinda sees you as… oh how can I say this best? I guess you just clash with her values *shrugs* And yeah, Craiah would be better of with the truth now. Lying is rarely worth it.
You cans ay it. She thinks I’m naive. That or impossibly strict or on a high horse. But you must admit, I’ve handled this situation with patience. The girl is a serial killer showing every sign of becoming a sociopath and most of the people in her life view the topic as trivial. She’s in a bubble outside of reality. Everything in my moral fiber is cringing but I have not been hostile to her. The most I’ve asked her is if she cares at all about other people’s lives. This isn’t just about the people she kills. It is about the world that she impacts when she does that. The family of a murder victim is something entirely different from the family of a cancer or old age victim. But I think she is too young to grasp that. Thing is, Bakulu, one day she will be too old to ever grasp it. I can’t speak to her about these things without it coming off as…preachy?
Hell. She probably just needs more friends and society. People who don’t view death with such…indifference. No offense. You are what you are.
He blushed a bit. “He makes me more than happy… I hadn’t realized what I was missing till I found him..” He gave a shy little smile, relaxing a bit.
He followed after Illis, looking skeptical at the space. “Huh… I was expecting more… Bang? Like… A wormhole stuck on Earth kind of look, you know?” He took a step closer, glancing at the other with a nod. “I’m ready when you are Illis… Shall we then?”
Illis crinkled his nose and laughed. “I’m not so godly yet that I’ve lost my modesty. I’m discrete about punching holes through space,” he joked. “Besides, I can see the lines, others just can’t. Though I think cats can. Then again, cats can see everything. You may want to close your eyes. Walking through, you will feel some resistance at first. But it’s like the twitch you feel when you’re falling asleep. Nothing painful.”
With that he nodded and took the other man’s hand, leading him into the portal. It was a quick transition. Like passing through water, there was some density in the air but on the other side, the demigod’s power safely and neatly placed them in Rome. A peaceful forest between two trees that were marked with red lines. Illis looked to the other man to see if he made it through unshaken. For some people it was more disorienting than others. It was quite a jump in space, after all.
"Where’s Auntie Helena, silly?" She repeated, jiggling the girl gently. Though she looked up at Illis wide-eyed "Where’s- Oh…you really mean it, Illis? I call myself ‘Auntie’ to Big Oddie as a joke…"
"Of course I mean it. You’re family, Helena. I’ve told you this," he laughed as his baby’s big green eyes brightened. The spark was almost visible when she figured out the pony was Helena. “‘elena!" she looked down at the pony.
"Hm, maybe this is where it originated," Illis suggested.
"Keep up with your duty and don’t give them any means to doubt you. They will come around sooner or later but you can’t force them to automatically accept, especially since there was another queen before you," She replied with a reassuring nod directed at Illy. "I don’t they are strange. You have to imagine yourself in their shoes. They have to adjust to a new queen, it takes time. Just be patient. That is my best advice."
Persephone smiled at the curious demi god, she never minded answering anyone’s question, to some degree of course. There were things better left private and so far, Illy’s questions were not all too personal. “Yes and I can not leave until my time is up which is in about five months unfortunately. Time passes slow here and so fast on Earth.” She sighed. ”No, the gods can come down here, but a majority of them don’t unless they have to. I’m thankful for the ones who only come to visit me, they are a few but I’m grateful either way.”
She thought that over, imagining what it must be like. “Hm, so I suppose the garden is much like your home away from home?”
She had vague recollections of Persephone’s gardens in the Underworld from ancient times. But it had been a long, long time since she had dared the Underworld when she felt mortal terrors. But since dying and resurrecting so many times, the finality of her own death no longer scared her. So she could finally brave the questions about the garden. “I I heard that it is where the ‘beauty potion’ Psyche uses at the end of the Psyche-Eros tale comes from. The one that put her into a deep sleep when she tried to use it?”
Of course she would be curious about the object that even Aphrodite had coveted.
is final exam
then shopping for a gift
and then work
then maybe some rest
((lol Or Immortals-Who-Thought-They-Were-Mortal. Cause thats how Alexi was lol Its why I think she just drifted over to Nobody, the demon. She thinks he can last longer.))
//same. pretty much mirrors Illis’ life. Oberon’s a fairy. They live longer than humans
lady-in-the-bayou said:((Alexi feels his pain. Its why she is semi emotionless.))
//ugggh. why does it all hurt so muuuuch?
they need to start an Once-Mortal-Immortals Support Group
I will never, ever get over how much this song hurts when applied to Illis’ life
as a demigod who loves mortals.
All constantly dying.
Again and again and again.
1. Start to do art daily again.
2. Get healthy again! (exercise, eat healthier, etc)
3. Get to the editing I’ve been waiting just for a break to do. (Novels are hard work, people).
4. Clean the apartment and decorate. (Because damn! Looking a little minimalist in here…)
5. visit family and do nice things because Christmas and all that lovey dovey junk
Start up Illis’ nw story arc! The Double Double one!
That’s right! Two Illi! For more info check out the “Story arc: Double double” tag.
Excited for the hilarity to ensue and catch up with everyone after all this school business settles down.