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This week's prompt is "strong". We are back with Juliet and Ares in my paranormal/Greek god romance.
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**Warning - there is adult language.**
Ares stormed down the sidewalk, growling at anyone he passed. He had no idea how long he’d been walking. In all the thousands of years he had walked this cursed planet he had never been so angry with his mother. He knew she was heartless. He knew she hated him. No wonder he was so fucked up.
He sighed heavily as he dodged a couple of nuns scuttling past him. He failed Juliet. He wanted to free her from what that bastard vampire did to her. He promised her that. Now his only chance to liberate the woman he loved shut him down and humiliated him the entire time as she did so.
He hated his mom with the passion of a thousand burning suns.
“What brings you to these parts, stranger?”
His head snapped up at the voice. Athena stood in front of him blocking his path dressed in her military work uniform.
Ares snarled. “What the hell do you want?”
“I could ask you the same thing. You’ve never visited me before at work. Makes me wonder what my big, bad, strong brother could possibly want.”
Ares frowned then looked past her. The Pentagon loomed behind her like a crouching beast. How far did he wander?
“I visited Mom,” he grumbled.
Athena blew out a slow, steady breath. She strode to a park bench and sat down. Then she patted the spot beside her. “Sit. Tell me what the bitch did.”
He shuffled to the bench and dropped onto it beside her. He smirked “Did you just call Hera a bitch?”
“If the shoe fits. Or in her case the five hundred dollar designer stilettos.”
Ares looked down at the crumpled box he had clenched in his hand. He was surprised it was still in one piece. He pulled the top off and tossed the pieces on the ground. He held the rest of the box out to her. “Ambrosia?”
Athena took a piece and popped it in her mouth with a grin. “Don’t mind if I do. Now spill. Does this have to do with Juliet?”