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This were with Apollo in the next Gods of DC book. The word prompt this week is “bite”.
**Warning - There is adult situations and adult language.**
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It was hard to wake up. Places were sore that Apollo hadn’t felt for a long time. The soft mattress beneath his belly provided some consolation as did the comforter across his back. He could just stay in bed. There were ways to get the sun across the sky without him.
But then he would have to answer to his father and twin sister, Artemis. She was bad enough. And Zeus wouldn’t condone skipping work over a one night stand even though the king of the gods had thousands of them.
Or millions. Had the old man gotten to millions yet?
He shook his head as he tried to scatter his muddled thoughts. A moment later he felt the bed shift beside him. He was certain he would wake up alone. He knew nothing about his lover from the night before. He sure as hell knew nearly everything about Apollo.
Two kisses were pressed to the back of his shoulder followed by a gentle bite.
Apollo opened an eye and peeked out from the fluff of his pillow.
Khalil grinned at him from his own. “Good morning, sleepyhead.”
“Good morning.” Apollo returned the smile. “I could wake up like that every morning. But I’m thankful you’re not a vampire or that would have hurt.”
“Who says I’m not?”
Apollo lifted his head from the pillow as his eyes widened. Did Khalil break skin? What happened if he did? What in hades was going on? His voice broke as he spoke. “Are you a vampire?”
Khalil laughed then leaned over to press a playful kiss to Apollo’s nose. “No, silly god. I’m a Jinn. Your less than favorite people, the Romans, called me a djinn. I’m now known as a…”
“You’re a genie,” Apollo finished.
“I prefer jinn, thanks,” Khalil retorted.
“So, where’s your lamp? Do you grant three wishes like in the cartoons?”
Khalil scowled. “No. Stop with the stereotypes. Fuck, I just told you that I’m a jinn. That doesn’t freak you out in the least?”
Apollo rolled to his side then sat up. He lifted a hand into his air then bounced his finger as if he were trying to keep track. “Nope. I have a half sister-in-law who is a vampire and a half brother-in-law who is a werewolf. Oh, then there is my new uncle who is a leprechaun. I’m used to the whole paranormal world now.”