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    I’m not afraid of the world itself. I’m afraid of waking up knowing that you’re not in it. I tried to keep my distance—but the world doesn’t work without you in it.

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    Zagreus believes it’s finally time for him to break free of his father’s grasp. Thanatos promised to help him, but he can’t think of what it would be like to let him go.

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    “Does it ever get easier?” Thanatos finally asked one day.

    “No,” Achilles said, the gentle hush of his words like the breath of the breeze through meadow reeds, “But it does get easier to hide.”

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    "Thanatos hears a lot of last words. It’s a side effect of his occupation—his domain, his obligation. Unfinished sentences, partial phrases, and cut-off words echo in the back of his mind constantly. They usually come right before he has to make his appearance on the mortal surface, serving as a useful reminder of his appointments. But really, he always knows where he needs to be, so the stream of doomed consciousness usually falls to a background drone.

    Which is why an all-too-familiar voice stands out from the rest of the chorus and strikes through Thanatos like a spear."

    Thanatos listens to Zagreus die over and over again.

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    Zagreus has an unusual craving, one he is sure his friends and family would be disgusted by.

    Ares is intimately acquainted with the feeling of having repulsive desires, and he helps Zagreus come into his own.

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    But what Zagreus really liked about Mondays, what he looked forwards to more than anything, was the first chance to see him.

    It when after the mad rush, where it was just him and Dusa tending to the café and cleaning out the coffee filters, that he appeared at exactly quarter to nine. Immaculate charcoal grey suit, black shirt, gold tie, neatly trimmed silvery-white hair with an undercut at the back, tanned skin, and the most mesmerising golden eyes that Zagreus got lost in repeatedly.

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    Zagreus, who works in a cafe run by friends of his parents, has a crush on office worker Thanatos.  

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    When Zagreus moves back to his hometown with his mother Persephone he has to get used to living with his parents together again, working for the family business, and running into Thanatos again who he hasn't seen since he left out to search for his mother. Now that they're working together again will they address the growing feelings between each other or will the gap between them grow even more?

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    Zagreus' life in the most boring Midwestern town imaginable is decidedly ordinary. It becomes less so when he learns that nineteen years ago, his mother, who happens to be a goddess, escaped the Underword and moved so far away from home that none of his relatives there or on Olympus would ever find them.

    And he's a god. Apparently.

    Now that Hades has found out Zagreus is alive and on the surface, he wants his son to return to the Underworld—and he'll take him back by force if need be. The only safe way to keep Zagreus above the surface is to get him to the Olympians, but he can't make it there alone. Nyx assigns one of her sons to escort him: Thanatos, Death Incarnate, who doesn't know how to drive, hates Zag's taste in road trip snacks, and has never been kissed.

    Zag's not sure why that last one feels so important.

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    "He tirelessly serves his foreign Master, whose son at least he adores, despite their opposing manner and outlook. Thanatos would never speak of this, but it is clear, to me. Whence came the bond they share? My thought is that the Master's son must be the god of blood; of life. Thus, they are inexorably drawn."

    The odyssey of Zagreus, God of Life, and how each step in his journey inexorably brought him back to Thanatos, God of Death.

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    Zagreus had reunited Patroclus with Achilles, and everything was going well between the two of them.

    That is, until one day, Patroclus wakes with no memory of himself or who he once was.

    Patroclus may not know who the golden haired man was that came to visit him, but there is something about him that draws him in—And he wants to know more.

    His memories are not the only mystery to be solved, as Achilles, Zagreus, and Thanatos set out to find what made the fallen myrmidon drink.

    *Spoilers for Hades Clear 10 and The Song of Achilles

    (This fic was loosely inspired by “Leave by the River” by firefly_quill !)

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    Zagreus has been successful: Persephone has returned and their family is whole once again — Olympus included. The completed royal family of the Underworld lives peacefully, with no other looming threads to face. But, they have not dealt with one:

    Hades would not have an Heir. The Fates do not falter, nor do they ever declare a prophecy in jest. Hades would not have an heir…

    ...Perhaps this is what they meant.

    (There is something different about Zagreus).

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    Kore knew nothing of death, beyond it being a fate her father had suffered.

    Persephone knew death intimately, and the grief that came alongside it.

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    Zagreus has been dying more often, in styles of gradually increasing hilarity. Though this in itself isn't too unusual, there is the matter of his poor recollection of these deaths, strange occurrences throughout the Underworld, and how the records appear to be lying about the causes of his demise. He soon takes matters into his own hands, though as the anomalies persist, Zagreus finds himself plunged into entirely unfamiliar territory—a domain out of even the Olympians' reach. One that intends to keep him locked in.

    (Or, a tale of gods "helping" gods, featuring unsolicited therapeutic healing, child cults, the power of increasingly tenuous one-sided friendship, gardens that grow in your head, conflicting prophecies, and the unfortunate implications of afterlife)

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    a poem that follows zagreus wandering the house and sorting out his feelings for thanatos. written for hades big bang 2021 with art by @clairosene on twitter: https://twitter.com/clairosene/status/1393255846688272389?s=20

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    An eternity is a long time to pine over a lost love.

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    The most powerful force on Earth must be love. Therefore, to avoid Death, you must:
    1. Make Death fall in love with you.
    2. Make Death fond of you.
    3. And achieve Death's eternal protection.

    How do you do that?
    1. I have no idea.
    2. Maybe I could seduce Death?
    3. I will have to find the GRIM REAPER AND FUCK HIM.

    Prince Zagreus is the heir of the eeriest company in all of Greece, The Underworld—a call center that specializes in contacting people on their death day. He's also in his last year of college, and for his senior year thesis paper, Zagreus wants to find evidence, ways, and theories that will allow him to cheat Death.

    Since it has to be possible... right?

    And if he has to break boundaries, cross seas, and find a way to contact the Ancient Greek gods, then you bet he fucking will.

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    Zagreus gets around to having some much needed conversations about baby Melinoe and the frustrations he's been bottling up.

    (he will also get cuddled a lot this is deeply important)

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    Zagreus is overjoyed to have a little sister. Until he notices the differences in his father, until the pain grows until it bursts. But Melinoë is sweet, and how could he hate a baby for being loved?

    Zagreus tries to run from his feelings until he has to face them dead on, for her sake.

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    Charon's been stuck in an eight-year cold snap. Now he's hurtling towards the sun.

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    The thought of Zagreus dying, over and over and over again, makes him feel physically ill. Which is remarkable, really, since there is hardly anything left of him to actually be sick. But his inner-omega is distressed… and the rush of emotions is making his skin-equivalent crawl. He may not be able to put out distress pheromones anymore, but all the other unpleasantness that came with it—the anxiety, the stomach cramps, the nausea—that’s all still there.

    And it only gets worse as Zagreus blathers on and on about risking it all to go be with his birth mother—a woman he’d been convinced, up until a fortnight ago, was actually Nyx.

    Why does the fact that Zagreus is going to Persephone make such a difference?

    He certainly didn’t feel this sort of distress at seeing Zagreus and Nyx together.

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    “Some believe that black butterflies are symbols of renewal—rebirth.” She smiles wistfully as one of the fragile little creatures perches on her finger, “Others believe that they are harbingers of death and other misfortune.”

    “A harbinger of death…” He traces a finger over the left wing of the pinned butterfly that Thanatos had gifted him. Persephone’s smile widens, a knowing gleam in her gentle green eyes as she beholds her son.

    “You know…” his mother taps him on the shoulder, an inch or so away from his keepsake. “Purple butterflies have a very special meaning as well. They’re a reminder to be patient and keep the faith, to have courage and trust in yourself.” She says.

    Zagreus blushes violently, “I… really don’t know if Thanatos put that much thought into it…” Oh, what is he saying? Of course Thanatos had put that much thought into his keepsake. Thanatos thinks deeply about everything.

    Persephone shrugs, unconvinced. “A mother knows these things, darling.”

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    My contribution to the Cherished Partners Zine <3

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