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  1. Public Bookmark 41

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    “It just-- it must be nice to have something like that, don’t you think?”

    “How so?” Thanatos prompts again, feeling like he’s missing something.

    “Something to believe in,” Zagreus says, a bit too mildly. “Someone to pray to.”

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    17 Jan 2022

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    “You sound like a mortal.” She said, with the faint glimmer of amusement in her eyes. Zagreus chortled too, but then fell silent. Nyx gave him a knowing look. “What is it, my child?”

    “You said the curse is tied into my godhood, right? What if…” The words tasted unnatural in his mouth, a blasphemy before they could even take shape in the air. Zagreus coughed them out regardless. “What if I could shed my divinity? What if I became a mortal?”

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    Or, despite being a god, Zagreus keeps running out of time. A "Zagreus Becomes Mortal" AU.

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    09 Jan 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 36

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    “If you overwork yourself, she’ll make you leave again.”

    Her fingers, so long and calloused from wielding her sharp whip, twitch along a sweating glass of golden drink. Meg swallows. Dusa’s throat is so dry.

    “I need you here, with me.”

    Oh.

    Oh, no.

    Oh no, no, no.

    (In which Dusa realises she has feelings for her co-worker and promptly freaks out. Luckily, the House of Hades inhabitants are here to help.)

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    06 Jan 2022

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    The air in the House of Hades is always static. Hours tick into days into nights into weeks, and time surely passes but Zagreus can't feel the slide of it. He measures change in runs through his father's domain, how many rooms ransacked, how much obol collected, how far he gets from the darkness of Tartarus's depths, through the heat of Asphodel and the cool breeze of Elysium. He measures time in the quickness of his blade. The slice of his spear. The deaths.

    Gods don't need to eat. Zagreus still hungers.

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    03 Jan 2022

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    Achilles cannot imagine what this prince from the surface might be like. Raised by Demeter! A young god with his father’s wrath and his mother’s impetuousness, fuelled by his grandmother’s calculated spite. He thinks of the swathes of dead that disembark Charon’s ferry still shivering and huddled together as though their shades could hold warmth.

    Perhaps the Zagreus who has grown up with cold eternal is as icy and cruel as Demeter herself. Perhaps he will bring nothing but strife. Olympian history is full of sons overthrowing their fathers, after all.

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    03 Jan 2022