Hello everyone! Welcome back to Tuesday Tales! Today's word prompt is "coat". We are back with Juliet and Ares in my paranormal/Greek god romance.
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**Warning - there is adult language.**
Ares huffed. “When have I ever given a shit about what my father thinks? And when has he ever cared what I’ve done?”
Hades chuckled. “Dear boy, he cares a lot about what you’ve done. He normally doesn’t approve.”
Juliet frowned. “Why can’t he be with me? What’s wrong with me?”
Hades smiled gently at her. “It’s not you, my dear. We gents from Olympus have a reputation to dally with mortal women. The benefit is that their life span is short. Soon they are joining me in the underworld. Their stories fade. What we did with them fades into obscurity. You, Juliet, are almost as immortal as us. When Ares is done with you, and trust me he will be, you can keep popping into his life. A bad penny so to speak.”
Juliet growled in response. It caught in her throat as she felt her hand taken captive. “It’s great seeing you, Uncle. We’ll see ourselves out,” Ares replied a moment before he led Juliet out of the VIP lounge.
Neither of them spoke as they strode together hand in hand down the hall the past the hotel. Halfway through the chaos and bright lights of the casino, Juliet stopped dead in her tracks. Her heart lodged in her throat. She struggled with everything in her to free herself from Ares. She had super human strength and she almost didn’t get loose. She barely fled before he had hold of her again.
“What the fuck?” Ares demanded.
Juliet lifted a trembling hand and pointed towards the heart of the gaming floor. A tall man with wavy hair and a five o’clock shadow stood next to the most beautiful blonde Juliet had ever seen. He was dressed in jeans and a leather coat. She was in a floor length cocktail dress. The sight scared her shitless.
“Dillion,” she said. “Dillion MacMurray. He’s a vampire hunter. And I’m number one on his kill list.”
Ares didn’t answer. He just stared with his mouth open. His gaze was locked on the blonde.
She shook him violently. “Ares.”
His answer came out in a breath. “Aphrodite.”