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This week's prompt is "pocket". We are back with Juliet and Ares in my paranormal/Greek god romance.
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Juliet shook her head in disbelief. “You’re telling me that Lynch is Zeus? The senator who’s been behind all those technology bills being pushed through Congress? The one who’s in the tabloids every other week having another affair but nothing ever comes of it?”
“Think about it. Doesn’t that last description of Lynch sound just like my dad?”
She bit her lower lip anxiously. “Noted. So your mom is Elizabeth Lynch? She’s so freaking beautiful. She’s the senator’s wife that’s always rubbing elbows with the First Lady. She’s influenced a few of her husband’s colleagues to pass some pretty substantial health care bills, especially for women. And doesn’t she have pet peacocks?”
“You sound like Hera’s fangirl.”
“Angel of Death, remember? I spend a lot of time in hospitals. I hate seeing the suffering. So anyone who would want to lessen that is a goddess in my book.”
“Wouldn’t that cut off your food source?”
Juliet shrugged without a word. Ares sighed and continued. “Before you put Mom too high on a pedestal, she’s a certifiable bitch. She is insanely jealous and she doesn’t get people fired. She gets them killed. Dad has to clean up just as many of her messes as she does his. I’m pretty sure my parents hate each other but they need each other. They can’t control themselves so they need the other to make the problem disappear.”
“Like your dad’s indiscretions.”
“Like she just sent a handful of gods to take care of the last one. She sent Hades.”
“You mean this girl is dead? Does she ever call you? You are her son.”
“Hades has a lot of hookers in the underworld thanks to Mom’s jealousy and Dad’s lack of ability to keep his cock out of mortal women. And Mom stopped calling me when I got there before everyone else. The rest of the gods found me in bed with the victim in question in the middle of some pretty deviant things. It was a little hard to kill her when I was balls deep inside her.”
Juliet bit back a growl. “Like father, like son.”
“True except I found love. I don’t think Zeus knows what that is.” Ares pulled a gold pocket watch from his slacks and flipped it open. He studied it for a moment. “I hate to cut off this chat but I need to get to Mom before she leaves for her daily coffee date with the First Lady. She likes to pop a piece of ambrosia just before she leaves.” He held the box in his hand out a bit to her. “Just so happens I was saving a fresh batch for her if I ever needed her. Today’s the day. Nothing is more important than reversing your curse.”
“Ares,” Juliet began.
“Gotta go.” He strode to the bed and pressed a hard, wet kiss to her lips. A moment later he was gone, leaving Juliet alone in the cavern with the brilliant night sky still shining overhead.