Hello everyone! Welcome back to Tuesday Tales! Today's word prompt is "box". We are back with Juliet and Ares in my paranormal/Greek god romance.
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**Warning - there is adult language.**
The silk beneath Juliet's naked skin caressed her as she shifted in her sleep. She reveled in the softness that wrapped around her like a cocoon. The confusion hit her in her slumber stupor. She found a dilapidated cardboard box in the basement of the abandoned warehouse near the London River. It must have once held a refrigerator or some other large appliance. When the morphine took hold she was curled up inside and fully clothed.
Juliet shook the fog from her senses. She gathered the sheet to her bare flesh and slowly sat up. Her flight or fight instinct fired up in her belly nearly making her sick. Over the past few centuries she learned how to defend herself. She couldn't remember doing it naked though.
"I thought you'd never wake up. Good morning, sleepyhead."
Juliet dropped the sheet as her mouth gaped open. Then she snarled. "Ares. What the unholy hell?"
Ares grinned at her as he leaned against the rough stone of the staircase of his little cave hideaway. The ceiling was once again the illusion of a clear blue sky. Puffy clouds that reminded her of white cotton candy breezed slowly across. She was baffled. How'd she end up here again? And why was she naked?
She turned her gaze back to him. The god had a thing for nineties grunge bands. He wore the jeans that flaunted his most delectable features but this time a Red Hot Chili Peppers t-shirt covered his broad, muscular chest. "Are we done throwing our temper tantrum?"
Juliet slid off the mattress and hopped to her feet onto the cold rock floor. Ares sucked in a sharp breath as he stared at her. His tongue ran across his lower lip. She was certain she saw his cock twitch and thicken.
"Temper tantrum?" she questioned. "You fucking bartered me to that asshole. And then you forfeited. And how the hell did I end up here? And why am I naked?"
Ares frowned. The sky above them darkened with heavy, charcoal gray clouds. There was the rumble of thunder. "I offered to box him. I said nothing about mixed martial arts."
"You've beaten guys in the cage."
"I wasn't prepared."
"You're a coward."
The cave echoed with shards of lightning striking the rocks. "Watch your mouth, Juliet. I found you in that shithole. I'll put you back. Do you turn tricks for blood? Is that what you prefer over me?"
"Go to hell, Ares."
"Can't, baby. I'm a god."