Hey everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Tales! This week is a picture prompt and our excerpts are 300 words. We are back with Juliet and Ares in my paranormal/Greek god romance.
Make sure you check out the other amazing Tuesday Tales!
**Warning - there is adult language and adult situations.**
A rustle of branches tore the attention from each other. Ares stepped between Juliet and the noise. A creature stepped out illumined in the glow of the moon. From the waist down he was a goat. From the waist up he had the body of a handsome, well built man in his twenties. Dark brown hair fell down in long waves past his goat horns.
She heard Ares let out a long, slow breath before he spoke. “Pan.”
A smile spread across Pan’s lips. “Ares, it’s good to see you, old man.”
Ares strode across the moonlit forest floor to the young god. “Watch the old man cracks, kiddo. How’ve you been?”
“Great.” Pan stretched to look around Ares. “Who’s the pretty lady? A little gothic for your tastes.”
Ares glanced back at Juliet with a sinful grin. “Juliet, I’d like you to meet Pan, god of the wild, shepherds, flocks, rustic crap he tries to pass off as music. Oh and he’s the companion of nymphs if you get my meaning. Pan, this beauty is Juliet and she is mine.”
Pan’s brow furrowed as he stared at Juliet. “The vampire.”
Ares glared at him. “How do you know she’s a vampire?”
“Your dad already sent us the memo. He said that you are looking for help to change her into anything but a vampire. Or mortal. We aren’t to get involved. If we do, we have to deal with Zeus himself.”
“Son of a bitch.” Ares shook his head as he clenched his hands to his hips. “I didn’t figure you could change her. I need you to look for someone else.”
“Like a vampire named Antonius. Can you ask around? See if your nymphs might know where he is?”
“Of course. But why are you looking for him?”
"I want him dead."