It falls to Hades to give the final approval on a new concept—the cat. Shenanigans ensue, and Hades is not amused.
“A cat.” Hades tested the name on his tongue. His eyes… watering. “Why is it making that sound?”
“It is pleased.” Hythlodaeus stroked his hand along its body. The sound only grew louder. “Lahabrea was adamant that it be named. It helps expedite… bonding.”
“I trust Lahabrea as far as I can throw him,” Hades quipped. “Therefore, I will absolutely not—“
“You could name it after her.”
“No,” Hades growled.
“Or, after something she loves,” Hythlodaeus kept on. “Stars. The Zodiacus—“
“Diacus, then,” Hades shot out, exasperated. Tired. “Does it truly matter?”
Hythlodaeus scratched the underside of the cat’s chin. “Diacus. What do you think? Good name?”
The creature nuzzled his fingers, still quite pleased with itself.
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17 Jan 2020