-stands with his tail wagging as he waits for Hermes to clean up and the pushes a paw against him as he says “Tag!” and then skips away in a couple of long leaps-
-groans for what felt like the hundreth time when Hades pushed him and takes a step back, then shakes his head and raises his voice after Hades- I’m not playing that! -rubs a hand over his face- How the fuck can you have so much energy? -shakes his head and then turns to head back inside into the wamrth-
No. -shakes his head with a big smile- I’ve only met one enchantress, she was pretty stubborn though. Hence this. -nods to himself before he laughs and rubs more of his head against Hermes- Come on, come on, come, on.
Well imagine what one could do with me if I pissed them off! -groans and raises his hands to push at Hades’ face to hold him back- Get off, get off, get off! Honestly, Hades! -scoffs with a smile and tugs at his ear-
-grins as he looks at Hermes and almost looks smug- What will I get for it? -rubs his nose against Hermes’ jaw and neck before he takes a corner of Hermes’ collar between his teeth-
I just agreed to go fetch you a bloody witch! Do you know how stubborn and scary those things are? -arches his eyebrows at Hades before he turned his head to the side with a snicker as Hades’ cold nose and fur tickled him- Let me up you overgrown cat.
-turns his head to Hermes’ hand to rest a bit against it as he smiles with a louder purr being heard- Okay. You travel when you feel you want to and have everything you need. -crawls up a bit further to bump his nose to Hermes’ chin, not licking him as he normally would- Thank you.
I’ll leave as soon as possible and get it out of the way. -makes a dismissive gesture with his free hand and then lowers the other as Hades came closer, giving him a crooked smile- No problem. So are you going to let me up or what?
-smiles a bit at Hermes’ question as he holds his paws close to each side of Hermes to give him something softer to rest against than just the ground- Well, that is what I want to ask you about. You know a lot of supernatural things after all… I was meaning to ask you if you could find an enchantress or witch or something of the like, and bring him or her here.
-raises one hand to scratch Hades’ cheek and chin, much like you’d do with a dog, and then shrugs his shoulders to the best of his ability- I suppose I could do that. I know a few but it’s a pretty long journey so I’ll be away for a few weeks.
-pulls his paw tight around Hermes’ legs as he pushes his head against Hermes’ body to make him fall down again so he could lay down over him and puts his chin to Hermes’ chest as he thinks for a moment- I like your smile, and your kindness, and your laugh. You make me feel like there is so much more to the world that I have yet to find out about, but I want you to be there with me when I do.
-groans when he hit the groand and can’t help but to frown since he’d just cleaned himself up, raising one hand to push his hair out of the way and then huff at Hades’ weight- And how are you going to find out about it if you never leave the castle? -arches his eyebrows in question and pops himself up on his elbows the best he could-
-puts one of his paws back on the ground as he rests his head against Hermes with a soft snicker mixing with the purrs- Yes, for me. -looks up at Hermes with two fond eyes and gives his fingers one last lick- “Use words instead”
-just hums as Hades agreed with him and then pulls back, straightening his clothes and brushing off all the dirt and the few leaves that had gotten stuck on him during the game- Mhm, use words instead.
-puffs his head in under Hermes’ chin as he calms down enough to sit down but keeps his paws around him with a fond purring- Yes, you got a point. But it’d be funny if you did. -teases as he licks Hermes’ chin a couple of times with the small tail wagging behind him-
-stands still while Hades nestled close to him and just crinkles his nose with a fond smile as the red fur rubbed off on his clothes. Rests one arm over one of Hades’ horns as he rubbed his ear and listened to the purring- For you maybe. -rolls his eyes before tilting his head back and lifting his free hand to push Hades and his tongue away- Now what have I said about the licking?
-feels like he is jumping out of his own skin with a yelp as Hermes startles him which made him move at least three feet to the side in one fast movement while crawling down even more against the ground. Keeps two wide open eyes on Hermes before he could clear his head and blink, replacing the shock with a smile and takes one graceful leap to get on his hind legs and wraps his forelegs around Hermes with an amused growl deep in his chest as he presses his head close- Apparently not good enough.
-can’t help but to laugh at Hades’ anticipated reaction and looks as smug as you possibly could, smirking from ear to ear as he rests his elbows on his knees. Waits for Hades to collect himself before he even thought about moving again and then just snorts and pats one of Hades’ forelegs- To be fair I wouldn’t be much of a hunter if I lost in this game.
-does his best to stalk after Hermes without getting detected in the garden, having been at the hide and seek kind of tag for quite some time now and sinks down behind a bush, letting Hermes out of his line of vision as he makes his every muscle ready to leap over the bush at any moment-
-smirks a little bit to himself when he heard Hades move, finding the whole game more than a little skewed considering the advantages he had but keeps quiet because, hey, it was fun to win. Crouches down too to move around the bushes he knew Hades was crouching behind and almost moves like a cat as he made his way to stand not far from where Hades was getting ready to pounce- How’s it going?
-calmly makes himself to his own bathroom again to look himself square in the mirror before he starts to trim the mustache down to a different shape and keeps the two day long beard on his chin, just trimming it to make it look better and then takes care of his hair to comb it back with some water to make it look like he had short hair instead of long and ends it with a braid as he had had when he came to Hermes. Makes his way downstairs and puts on the jacket Hermes had picked for him and his own shoes-
-weighs from one foot to the other while he waits for Hades, going over and over every different possibility and reaction his decision to ruin the food might get and tries to convince himself that it didn’t matter; that Hades didn’t care. Looks him over once said redhead came downstairs and hands him the jacket and scarf in silence, waiting for Hades to put on his shoes before he opened the door and stepped outside in the sun, inhaling deeply as the light hit his face for the first time in god knows how long-
-stands with his hand on the handle to the fridge in a tight grip as he counts to ten, twenty, a hundred to keep calm and stares at the empty shelves and swallows thickly over and over before his hands puts the breakfast inside and he closes the fridge again. Puts on a flawless smile as he slowly turns around to look at Hermes- I need to shave. -says in the same flawless manner that would put any housewife to shame and walks over to Hermes, gives his cheek a kiss and the proceeds back up the stairs-
-waits in tense silence for Hades to react and feels his nerves tense up more and more for every second which passed without a reaction. Holds the jacket closer to his chest when Hades then moved and looks at him with the hesitant expression of someone who knows they’ve done wrong and haven’t quite yet figured out how to fix it- Okay. -keeps his voice low and steady as Hades passed him by and then remains in the doorway for a good while, calming himself down until the point where he wondered if he hadn’t just overreacted. Walks back to the hallway to put on his shoes and scarf, then picks some lint from the other jackets and coats there to occupy himself while waiting for Hades to come down again-
-snickers at Hermes’ behavior and nods for him to go on- Sure. You go ahead, I won’t be long. -gives Hermes a reassuring smile as he picks up his coffee to finish it before he picks out a pair of pants and big socks to pull up over the sweatpants to stay warm as well as a big knitted shirt that he seemed to live in whenever he didn’t have his own shirt on that he had when he came there. Takes the tray with him downstairs to take care of the food and save what was left only to stop when he saw the fridge being a lot emptier than he remembered-
-looks like he’s about to hug Hades for a moment, feeling too exited at the prospect of going outside to care about who he was actually talking to, but resists in the last moment- Thank you! -grins from ear to ear instead and leaves Hades to get dressed while he goes over to his own bedroom and tries to find outer wear for Hades. Picks out a few things and in his exitement forgets to listen to Hades’ footsteps, missing how he left the second floor and only realizes it when he went to give Hades the jacket he’d finally chosen and saw his room being empty. Comes to a halt and then feels some sort of desperation flooding him, making him hurry down the stairs to catch Hades before he went into the kitchen, only to come to a halt in the doorway when he spotted him, still clutching the jacket to his chest-
Oh yeah? Well you’ve made a fine work of this if you ask me. -gives Hermes a fond smile as he takes another one just to make a point and grins from ear to ear- Good point, good point. And really… a good salmon tastes better than a lobster no matter how nicely done the lobster is. -winks at Hermes with an almost childish grin for a minute and then snickers at the reaction- Yeah I thought you might like it.
I’ll just take your word for it. -shrugs his shoulder before he really couldn’t contain himself anymore and slides off the bed, fixing the pillows and the covers where he’d been sitting so he wouldn’t leave a mess and then looks at Hades with an expectant expression- Can we go soon? I can leave this so you can finish your breakfast and get dressed properly while I find you a jacket and a scarf so you don’t get sick.
-studies the fake bacon with raised eyebrows before he shrugs and eats the rest of it- Tastes good to me. -gives Hermes a smile before he listens with more serious interest and then nods with another amused smile- So just the good stuff of it then. They taste better anyway so I don’t blame you. What about seafood in general? Like shrimps? Or clams? Ousters? Lobster? -feels some kind of genuine interest in getting to understand Hermes and his values for food and meat- Well I was thinking we could take a walk today, we haven’t been outside in well… a long time. So how about when we get back from that? Catch the news on tv around lunch if we’re lucky.
Good because that’s another thing that’s taken me ages to learn how to make. -relaxes more and more until he felt he was talking to some kind of old acquaintance and explains the working with a smile before he shrugged- I eat it but I always feel bad whenever I order oysters or lobster. It’s a bit too indulging for my taste. I mean why on earth would I spend fifty bucks on two lobsters when I could buy a piece of salmon for five and give the rest to someone who need it more? -explains that too before he looked like Hades had just said it was Christmas, feeling excitement sear through him and does his best not to get too restless or stress Hades to finish his food- That sounds really wonderful.
-smiles fondly at Hermes and gives the bacon a surprised look- No? What is it then? -sniffs on it as he tries to figure it and takes a big bite to see if the taste was any different- But you eat egg? And milk? -arches his eyebrows as he himself couldn’t understand how anyone ever could say no to meat- Mhm. -follows Hermes with his eyes as he prepares a toast with jam on- Maybe for a bit if we watch tv later. Then I can read with you.
It’s deep fried tofu. You make it at home and then freeze it so you can fry it up later in a pan. -smiles a little at Hades’ reaction which was so incredibly normal that he seemed completely harmless for a moment- I don’t drink much milk but yeah, I eat egg. I suppose I’m one of those mean vegetarians who can’t eat anything that looks cute but is fine with salmon or chicken. As long as they’re not pumped full with all the chemicals you usually find in food. -admits it without any problems and then purses his lips a little bit when Hades didn’t say yes at once, wanting to argue but knows better than to start a discussion- Okay… so… when is later?
A little. -mimics Hermes with an amused grin and finishes off the grape as he listens to Hermes and laughs softly in good humor- Some food used to be animals, doctor. Keep that in mind and it might be easier. -gives Hermes his most charming grin as he reaches for some of the bacon to take a slice and eat with his fingers- Point taken. But now I have books a lot of books.
A little. -repeats it with some force even if he too was smiling, genuinely this time, and then looks a little surprised when Hades laughed in a way he hadn’t heard before. Finds himself staring at him and once more trying to figure Hades out before he was foced to snort- It’s not the same thing and you know it. Besides, that’s not bacon. -smirks back at Hades- I’m a vegetarian, remember? -finishes his waffle and then takes the bowl of cut fruit he’d prepared for himself, shuffling further up on the bed to sit leaning against the headboard while pilling the pillows by his side as some kind of armrest- I suppose. I would like to read some news though. -looks at Hades with a slightly pleading expression- Just an hour or so. I can sit beside you so you see exactly what webpages I’m in on. I just hate being out of the loop.
-digs in on the grape with a small teasing smirk as he himself startd to relax a bit more comfortably- A little? -grins even more teasingly as he nudges his elbow against Hermes- I thought patience was the one thing all doctors have in common. -arches his eyebrows a bit as he stuffs his mouth full- What’st that supposed to mean? -snickers softly-
A little. -crinkles his nose at Hades with a easier smile and pushes his glasses up on his nose- I have! I have a lot of patience when it comes to people and animals because they are all different, you never know what they’ll do. But food? Freaking food? How hard is it supposed to be to fry a freaking egg? It’s not the same as trying to psychoanalyze a well known… well. -gestures wildly towards Hades for a moment before he lets out a huff and tries to calm down, not really knowing why he got so upset about his own flaws- That you would’ve killed for a newspaper while you were still in there and now they don’t matter.
-drinks half the cup before he puts it down and keeps one hand to the small of Hermes’ back to see how much he could push it- Oh yeah? You don’t like to cook? -smiles in an amused manner as he picks up one half of a grape and a fork- No, not really. There will most likely be something about me being wanted, all the mess in the middle east and something down in asia. It’s all old news in new words and places really.
-feels somewhat uncomfortable but decides to let Hades be more up in his personal space simply for the sake of keeping a good mood going, and because since they’d watched a whole movie sitting close together a hand on the small of his back wasn’t that scary anymore- It’s not that I don’t like it, I’m just a really sore loser. And when I try to make something and it turns out black and burned it get really frustrated. -explains with a roll of his eyes and remembers all the times that had happened- Well look at you changing your habits and wants since you left the hospital. -snorts with a tiny, teasing smile and digs in on another waffle-
-strokes a hand over Hermes’ shoulder as he walks past him, counting every single ingredient that had been used to know how much Hermes had put up while he makes his way to the stack of few clothes Hermes had that fitted him somewhat okay. Puts on a t-shirt before he goes to sit down on the bed and picks up the other coffee cup- It’s nice. Thank you. -smiles at Hermes with a smile that just barely reaches his eyes for a moment before it does and he seems peaceful again- Yeah I can do without that with as many books as you have anyway.
-tries his best not to shie away from the touch and succeeds rather spectacularly this time, looking up at Hades to watch him get half-dressed before making room for him. Takes his own coffee cup too and smiles a little more easy-going- It was a hell when I first had to learn how to do anything else than boil noodles. I don’t know how many years it took before I could make a decent cup of coffee, not to mention scrambled eggs. -shakes his head as he thinks back to his years at college and how much money he’d spent on take-out- Don’t you want to know what’s going on in the world though?
-steps out of the shower to grab a towel and tries of his hair and upper body first only to pause as he was observing his own face in the mirror for the scents of food filling the bathroom and smiles a bit, always having an easy mood when food was close. Wraps the towel around his hips as he makes his way out to see Hermes and smiles at the sight- And a good morning to you too. You made all this? -arches his eyebrows a bit in surprise-
-seems rather relaxed, as if finally having resigned to the situation and given up on trying to control what the future held, and offers Hades a tiny smile in return as he appeared. Turns his eyes down to the tray to keep himself from actually studying Hades undressed, having only seen him with his clothes or a straightjacket on, and pushes some of the different plates around- Good morning. Yeah, I figured it’d be a nice gesture of good faith or something. -shrugs one shoulder as he puts his coffee cup down and the half-eated waffle too- I would’ve gotten you the newspaper too but they don’t deliver it out here and unless you want to give me the wireless back… -trails off with a smile of dark humor for once-
-finishes pushing down the last chunk of meat in the garbage disposal unit and lets out a pleased sigh as it gets chopped to nothingness along with the rest of the food he’d squeezed down there while Hades was still asleep, then pushes up his glasses and goes over to turn off the stove, fixing the breakfast tray he’d used the remaining groceries they’d had left to make. Carries it up to the guest room Hades had been occupying and sits down on the bed while listening to the shower, waiting for it to turn off, picking up his own coffee cup and taking a bite from a waffle; having made a ridiculous amount of food simply to keep Hades from going through the fridge or the cupboards for at least a couple of hours-
-looks Hermes over and holds back a sigh before he limps out to the veranda to sit down and get some fresh air, still holding the tie and bell in his hand as he slides down a bit with closed eyes-
-finds a pair of good boots, an extra sweater and his backpack while Hades walks away, and goes through the kitchen to get a few things to eat and then grab a bunch of painkillers and a bottle of whiskey, packing it all down before tossing the backpack over his shoulder and leaves the house through the front door, letting Hades sit alone on the veranda while he wanders off further into the djungle which covered most of the island-
-keeps his blank tired eyes on Hermes for a long time to do his best and look through the hateful eyes and see what Hermes could have in mind before moves around the bed so he could reach better and takes a hold of one end of the tie and easily makes it fall apart and snatches it up in a fast movement as he backs away a bit to not give Hermes something he could strangle him with but his own hands- Want something to drink?
-waits until Hades had untiled his wrist to sit up against the headboard and untie his other, then adjusts the towel he was still wearing and rubs his neck in careful movements, trying to remember his training and not let the nausea get the best of him- No, I don’t. -remains still for a while and then when he feels collected enough gets up from the bed to walk to the closet and find a pair of jeans and a sweater-
-goes to get some ice to put on Hermes’ bruised neck and waits by the windows behind Hermes’ back to see how he was doing and so on. Keeps a bottle of water in his hands whole he waits to drink and sooth his aching throat before he put it down, almost empty to move over to the bed when he noticed Hermes’ movement and heard the small bells- Be still. -speaks in a very hoarse voice as he unties Hermes’ feet and stays out of reach in case he would try to kick- You gonna be calm so I can untie your hands or are you gonna be a bitch about it and try to strangle me or some other stupid shit? -looks down at Hermes as he himself was through pretty much all his anger and just felt tired after their struggle-
-jumps, or rather twitches, when Hades suddenly appeared in his line of vision and looks at him with so much hatred it was hard to filter anything else. Says still all the same when he noticed what Hades was doing and feels a little bit bitter about the fact that he couldn’t kick him, that having been his very first instinct. Pulls his legs up a little instead and keeps them together, following every movement Hades made- Sure, I’ll be calm. -doesn’t even try to hide the anger he felt but doesn’t appear to be tensing up or making any preparations to hit Hades either-
-sits back more on Hermes’ ass than his back with a sigh of relief when Hermes became silent and thanks any possible god there is for it before he forces himself up with a hand holding his waist that was aching still. Looks Hermes over and then the room and quickly rids the bed of all pillows, weapons and covers to lift Hermes up on it, putting him on his side so he wouldn’t swallow his tongue or drown in his own puke if he threw up later. ties down Hermes’ legs and hands in simple knots that easily could be tied up but also sticks a bell to each knot so he would hear when Hermes was moving again-
-drifts in and out of conciousness, falling back down the dark pit every time he woke up the first fifteen minutes because of the splitting pain. Manages to actually blink his eyes open after half an hour, maybe a little more, but doesn’t move as his limbs all felt heavy like lead. Groans instead and coughs a few times, waiting until the spinning stopped and he could actually see anything beside blurry shapes. Only then notices the knot around his wrist, frowning a bit as he carefully tried to tug his arm free. Feels the nausea get pushed to the side rather quickly when it didn’t just losen up and be replaced by anger, making him twist around to look towards the door of the bedroom with a dark scowl, then a furious and close to murderous expression when he noticed the rest of him was tied up too-
-glares at Hermes as his angers sparks to a peak again and quickly snatches the frying pan from the floor after letting of Hermes and aims for his head all over again but with his right hand this time to knock Hermes out so he would shut up for once-
-raises his arms a bit the moment Hades lets them go but doesn’t get enough time to react before the pain split his head a third time, making the already blurry and spinning world come to a halt. Turns limp as he lost conciousness another time, rendering him a unmoving heap on the floor-
-twists in both of Hermes’ wrist under him to hold them with his one hand out under his own knee as the other takes a hold of Hermes’ neck to press his head down against the floor and putting a lot of pressure around his neck- Suppose I won’t let you up then you stupid son of a bitch! -hisses out as he moved up just enough to hardly be in reach for Hermes’ legs, just enough for the touch to bump against him-
-breathes heavily as he strained against Hades’ grip and did his best to pull his arms free from the uncomfortable angle and position, then growls from pain as Hades’ hand came pressing down just over the large bruise which was forming from where the frying pan had hit him. Bends his head to the side so he could look, glare, at Hades out of the corner of his eye- Well that’s a genius plan you fucking moron. You’re just going to sit there like the tool you are, ain’t you? -sneers at him and puts his feet back on the ground-
Yeah like that ain’t the pot calling the fucking kettle black! -tightens his grip even more of Hermes’ wrists as well as his legs pressing close to Hermes’ sides to keep him down and in one place as much as he can- Don’t make me knock you out again! -finally fills his lungs with air enough to yell back at Hermes-
Get off me! -screams it one more time, as if that would make Hades move, and doesn’t stay still for one second. Bends his legs so he could kick Hades in the back instead, not particularly hard but enough to at least leave a bruise- I swear to god Hades, the second you let me up I will kill you! -raises his voice as high as he could while his lugns were being sqished-
I bloody well can! Not once am I allowed to say anything about what you do or how you do it and if I do all I get “you act like a victim”! My fucking ass I do! I am giving you critique because you were shit and you can’t handle it! -groans as the elbow connects with the lower part of his ribs and falls a bit forward over Hermes, putting more weight on him as he slides down to actually sit on his back. Coughs through the pain as he takes a hold of Hermes’ wrists to slam them against the floor- Be still goddamn it! -hisses out as he couldn’t make his voice hold for more with the pain pulsing in his waist-
Well fuck you because that’s all I’m doing too! I’m criticizing you and how well are you handling it huh, you fucking hypocritical bastard! -doesn’t feel the least bit better when he felt his elbow connect with Hades’ ribs, rather more bloodthirsty and set on hurting him more, which resulted in a loud angry scream when Hades took hold of his wrists- Get off me you asshole! -twists and turns underneath him, buckling in an attempt to throw Hades off or at least turn around-
I am not pretending to be anything I am giving you the facts of what you’re doing! If you can’t fucking handle then why the hell did you say “I do”?! -picks up an apple to hurl at Hermes using his whole arm as another loud roar leaves him that isn’t even a proper word- It doesn’t mean you can’t be a husband either! It doesn’t mean you can’t be a partner! It doesn’t mean you can’t be human! -breaths heavily with his whole body when he feels Hermes body go limp under him and drops the pan beside him as he glares at the back of his head, having a long way to calm down even though he forces himself to breath through his nose to not maim someone that is already down-
No you’re not! You’re giving me some messed up twisted version of your delusional idiotic reality! You cannot fucking claim I haven’t acted as a husband before this shitstorm started! -just ignores the last things Hades screamed at him because they were too preposterous for him to answer and then blacks out, coming to after thrity, forty seconds with a small groan. Feels the pain sear through him and how the need to throw arrived when he opened his eyes and everything was blurry. Then feels Hades’ weight still on his back and hisses, using all his strength to lean back and ram an elbow into his ribs-
All your damn demands! How fucking short is your memory?! -roars back as he easily ducks for the glass, the glass being so small it didn’t need much movement- Excuse you?! You came onto me! You called me! You wanted to be with me as much as I wanted to be with you! -feels his throat being more than a little raw as he runs after Hermes to grab the pan as it landed on the floor, slides down on his knees straddling Hermes’ back to keep him down as he holds the pan in his left hand and aims it for Hermes’ head-
I haven’t made any fucking demands! Just because you see the world black or white it doesn’t mean the rest of us have to! Can you just stop pretending like you’re some king od sacrificial saint for one. fucking. minute!? -looks at Hades with so much fury he almost didn’t see the features of his face anymore- So what!? That’s not the point here! The point is that we’re in a fucking situation where we can’t let our feelings and emotions dictate how we live or what we do! -feels his body hit the floor properly instead of keeping himself up on his knees when Hades’ weight came bearing down on him and flinches from pain right before he pan hit his head again, effectivly turning off all lights and knocking him out-
You bloody well do you spoiled little shit! -feels like his lungs are burning for how loud he is keeping his voice and his hands starts to gently shake out of the pure anger filling him inside out from head to toe- A goddamn marriage! A husband! You act like you are the only one in the world and have to do everything on your own! That is not what a marriage is about you stupid idiot! -let’s out a frustrated sound when Hermes just mocks him and grabs the frying pan from the stove to fling after him with full force once he was in a straight line behind Hermes, his mind seeing nothing but red and not thinking that much at all for what Hermes could do-
Name one thing I’ve asked for! One fucking thing! -feels his voice break from how loud he was screaming and how it hurt his throat trying to push it even higher, then lets out another shout and aims a glass at Hades’ head- I’m sorry if our marriage isn’t to fucking priority right now! If you could learn to put your fucking feelings aside for once and not be such a pathetic asshole all the time we wouldn’t even be in this situation! -runs down the corridor just aiming for the gun so he at least could shoot Hades somehwere, just hurt him, until he feels the frying pan hit the back of his neck and shoulders, effectivly knocking the wind out of his lungs and the ground from beneath his feet. Falls forward with a gasp and coughs as he catches himself against the floor, pain and anger searing through every cell of his body-
Oh yeah, right. I almost forgot: You never ask for anything do you? -yells at Hermes with clear sarcasm as he had had more than enough of Hermes’ attitude- Do you even know what a marriage means, Hermes?! Because I seriously you doubt you understand the concept of it when you keep tracking back to that goddamn mentality of yours! -roars out using all his lung capacity- It damn well is your problem if you can’t be what you signed up for! What the hell is your problem, huh?! I have been as nice as I possibly can be and when I’m not anymore you become even snottier and act like some fucking bitch! Enough already! -hardly even thinks as his arm go up in pure reflex to block the vase but manage to catch it and throws it back at Hermes without much aim at all as it all happened so fast. Until it felt like the time stopped when the knife cut through the top of his shoulder to ten dig down deep in the wall behind him. Glares with clear furry at Hermes as his voice drops to a threatening calm hiss- I will fucking kill you. -launches himself from his standing still to reach the kitchen island as fast as he can to grab a hold of three knifes from the knife rack and throws them one after another with precis aim at Hermes-
I don’t! -can’t force his voice to grow louder than it already was and settles with letting out a scream of pure annoyance afterwards instead, looking at Hades as if he truly wanted to beat him to a bloody pulp- I can’t be what I signed up to be!? And what the fuck did I sign up for?! Huh? -looks at Hades as if he was out on very dangerous water which, incidentally, he was. Breathes heavily as the shards of the vase scattered over the floor and then feels some kind of deep satisfaction when he saw the wound on Hades’ shoulder, giving him a dismissive and haughty glare afterwards- Yeah, because that went so well the last time you tried. -mocks him for a moment but then moves quicker than expected when Hades came closer, avoiding the knives simply by running away, through the hallway and down to the bedroom where they stored their suitcases and the gun under his pillow-
I cooked your damn meal, I made sure we always ended up on a hotel that was good enough for you, I made sure you could sleep at night by watching your egoistic ass, I offered you so many things at so many different times for you to warm up and try the tiniest but to just grasp a shred of it all but no! Instead you literary pushed me away and then snapped at me when you yourself had first agreed to it! You’re such a fucking asshole! -raises his voice to block Hermes’ voice from his own ears the best he can- One?! Are you kidding me?! That laptop was always there all the bloody time! Even in the fucking car! -gestures wildly at Hermes as his anger just flared more and more- I made my bed?! You made it and you haven’t given me a fucking choice sense! Oh right, the choice I have is to either be by your feet or leave you. Thank you so fucking much for that, oh beloved husband of mine. -speaks with clear sarcasm as he can hardly keep himself from wanting to kill Hermes on the spot- I was heading for it but changed my mind! I was never out the door!
I never asked for that! I could’ve eaten take-out every day for a year and it wouldn’t have made any difference! We ended up on good hotels because I fixed it, not because you did us some kind of fucking favor! I could’ve slept without you watching over me too you ignorant asshole and I’ve said that a thousand times! I’m not the one who gets scared for every little thing or jumps ten feet whenever someone slams a cupboard shut! We are living under death threats and there are people gunning for us! If you can’t understand why the hell that’d make me snappish and stand offish then that’s not my bloody problem! -raises his own voice even more until he was screaming at Hades- Which is better than talking to you and your miserable ass! You’re always whining or complaining or sad about something and it’s fucking exhausting! -lets out a groan and grabs the nearest thing, a vase, to hurl at Hades with perfect aim- That! That right there! At my feet? I don’t want you to do shite for me! I haven’t asked you for anything! Stop making yourself out to be such a bloody victim all the fucking time! No one’s watching! -finds another thing to throw, a knife this time, and glares at Hades- You don’t get points for stopping out of anger!
Yeah you! I have done everything I can to make this situation better while you haven’t even lift a finger on the aspect concerning our marriage. Yeah you’re one hell of a good survivor but you are not a team player by any means. -raises his voice a bit as he finally could let out the steam he had been holding in for so long- One, Not even a glass of wine could I have without you become a real bitch about it. Two, you had to be the one to decide on every location every route or it wasn’t good enough. Need I really continue for your ignorant ass to see this shit? -spreads his arms as he looks at Hermes- Of fucking course I got pissed when my own husband wouldn’t even let me hold him or even hold his hand! He would rather curl up with a fucking laptop! How the fuck do you think that makes me feel? Happy? Pleased? Content? Grateful? Really?! You don’t walk away from a marriage you have taken vows on! It’s for better and worse you thick idiot! -gives Hermes a finger and a disgusted look- I was returning my book to my damn nightstand to then come back.
Excuse you? What have you done to make this situation better? What except every fifth day trying to pretend like nothing’s wrong and act all happy-go-lucky and then turn sour and childish when I don’t feel like fucking playing along? -snaps at Hades and then spreads his own arms wide- Because we were on the bloody run! Who is so fucking irresponsible that they drink wine when people want to kill you and can do so at any given moment? And what the hell’s wrong with wanting to know the route? It’s not as if you are very well versed on that area you ignorant asshole! -feels his own temper flare when Hades just continued- One night! One bloody night I sat with that laptop! Not that anyone can blame me considering how utterly obnoxious you have been and are being! I don’t care if you have taken vows or not! You can get out if you want to so until you make that decision stop being such a fucking brat and suck it up! You’ve made your own goddamn bed! -snort at Hades once more- You were out on the bloody veranda you hypocrite.
No you had to point out that indeed I have struggled with a book when you in fact know something is wrong. And by wrong that is you and how you’re acting. For… months. You have been the source and you don’t even have the decency to acknowledge it at all. -spreads his arms as he was, or at least looked like. amazed by the whole thing- First you push me away, then you set as much distance as you can, meanwhile I am doing my best to be nice to you, to reach to all your damn demands and hold my tongue to be on your good side. But you know I doubt there even is a good side by now. And then there is this… This bullshit that you try to pull as if you have done nothing wrong. You’re so full of shit sometimes it’s ridiculous. -looks after Hermes with two hateful eyes- Just great. Walk away again. Perfect. At least you can do it with style, can’t you?
I have been the source? I? Not this whole situation we’ve been up in then? Hmm? Are you seriously going to blame all of this on me? -looks at Hades as if he can’t really believe the words coming from his mouth and even if he heard them he wasn’t sure if Hades was being serious or not- What demands? I haven’t asked you to be nice and you sure as hell haven’t been. You’ve been a grumpy, annoying brat who just walks around and sulk. And I’ve told you to leave if it’s such a fucking bother to you. -lets out a snort as he comes to a halt just to turn and give Hades a almost amused and pitying look- You literally just left the room! I didn’t walk away, you did and I followed your fucking lead. Give it a bloody rest Hades.
-rolls his eyes a bit, not having the energy or patience to deal with Hermes’ childishness and just does his best to ignore his manners. Picks up one of his knitted shirts to put on as he heads for the veranda- You know it’d be nice if you for once tried to be nice instead of an ass.
Excuse you? -raises his eyebrows until they’re almost touching his hairline- I came in here asking you a simple question because I wanted to start a conversation and you decided to be sourly and pick a fight. I’m not being the ass here. -points it out as he watched Hades go and then finishes the juice before heading over to the bathroom to take a shower and get rid of all the salt on his body-
Seven. -corrects Hermes with a sigh and doesn’t feel the least bit better of the reminder- Well sorry but I can’t settle down enough to read. -mutters as he picks up the book to go and put it back on his nightstand- Use a glass will you? -arches his eyebrows at Hermes with a pointed look-
Same thing, you get my point. -looks at Hades with a frown and wonders if he knows it sounds like he’s doing nothing but picking fights when Hades goes on like that- I’m just making a observation, Jeez. -gives Hades a pointed look too before he pulled out the carton again and took another sip, just because Hades had to tell him not to-
-nods a bit as he glances out through the window at the ocean and make a dull note about it if he so ended up with yet another bad evening he could always go out and cool off there on his own. Glances over at the book as he lowers one and to snap a finger at the book and make it move a couple of inches- Yeah, I am. Can’t focus on it anyway. Why?
I don’t know, I’m just asking. -shrugs his shoulders and gets up to wander off to the fridge and find a carton of juice- You usually tear through a book in less than a day or two, and that one you’ve had for four, five. -drinks right out of the carton before putting it back and wiping his mouth with the back of his hand-
-really does his best to relax and enjoy what little vacation from all stress they could get with being so far away from home as they now were. Sighs a bit at himself and the unhappy feeling he dragged his own mood down with and drops his book to the table when he couldn’t focus on it and pulls both hands over his face before he rests against them- Kitchen. -raises his voice just enough for Hermes to hear him and manages half a smile behind his hands that just reached out from behind them when he saw Hermes- Is the water nice?
-follows Hades’ voice into the kitchen and sits down by the island, rubbing one hand over his neck and then through his wet hair- Yeah, it was okay. -studies Hades rather closely and then nods at the book- Aren’t you done reading that soon?
"Oh but that wouldn’t have been any fun." There was a slight whine to her voice, though it was lighthearted. "You’ve gotta earn my charm." But in all seriousness, had she missed out on banter like this, it would have left her much more stressed at the end of the day. "I can kick your ass. An’ you better remember it." Her bottom lip hooked between her teeth before her tongue darted out to wet her lips, blush maintained as the still unnamed man leaned down. "Oh, Arrogant? Is that your name?" A hand rose to trace a finger along his jaw before she gave his cheek a pinch. "It’s a pleasure to meet you, Arrogant. And you might just be right.” Her hand fell to his chest as she leaned in a bit, smiling, though that blush the other seemed to adore so much was starting to fade. “Though if we’re goin’ through with this, I think I deserve your name, right? I mean, I could lose my job. An’ you can’t spare a name? Hardly seems fair.”
"I can be very, very diligent," Hermes insisted. For being a god of lies he could certainly be truthful when there was something to gain. Hard working was one of those rare traits he could actually brag about and when the goal was a pretty brunette… well who knows if he’d ever give up? "Ah, but why would you want to?" he questioned before all of the blonde’s attention once more diverted to Louise’s lip. "For having such a pretty mouth you sure can be nasty. Aren’t you supposed to be setting a good example and representing your station? Insulting well meaning civilians can’t be in that handbook." A small snicker left his throat when she pinched his cheek and the second Louise’s hand fell he easily picked the watch from her slim wrist with a gentle touch. "Is it because you’re fantasizing about handcuffing me already or because I’m actually good company?" he teased and leaned down further. She was like a magnet to him. Hell, what was he getting himself into? "Darling, I’m teaching you a valuable life lesson - life’s not fair."
-leaves the ocean after his evening swim and wipes the salt water from his face with a grimace, looking back up at the beach house they’d managed to rent for the next month or so. Wonders if Hades had finally decided to calm down and get over himself or if it was going to be another night where they snapped at one another before falling sleep on different sides of the house. Wanders back up with some hesitation, picking up his towel from the sand and wraps it around his waist before stepping inside the house- Hades?
-slowly strokes his hand up over Hermes’ shoulder to his hair with an absolutely smitten look on his face- Well then let’s see it like this; you still feel perfectly happy and content. -leans his head closer to steal a handful of kisses and just relaxes with Hermes in his arms-
Mhm, that I am. -agrees and melts a little for every kiss he was given, tightening his arms around Hades and nestling one leg in between his- But now I’m also really tired.
-wraps his arms around Hermes to hold him close with a content smile- One can still improve a good mood, good can become great and so on, yes? -gives Hermes’ lips a fond kiss as he finally could kiss him properly again and hums fondly-
I suppose, but it’s a little hard when you feel perfectly happy and content. -points it out and tilts his head up so he could meet the kiss-