Hi everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Tales!
We’re back with the second book of The Gods of DC Series. Athena has quite a bit on her plate at the moment
*Warning - there are adult situations and language.**
Freddy calmed explained what happened before Athena could demand Ares whereabouts. The ring girl and a waitress plotted the whole thing. They seemed to be angry Ares was off the market. The ring girl forced herself on Ares when she got the signal from the waitress that Juliet was coming.
Ares wanted to destroy both of them. Freddy had never seen the god so furious in all his life. Freddy was able to talk Ares down to just firing them. Killing them would risk revealing who Ares really was and the modern world wasn’t ready for that.
Since then, the god of war ghosted where he was so he could be left alone.
Athena searched Freddy’s mind and heart for the truth. She was a goddess. She could do that. By the little grin he gave her, she could guess he knew she was doing just that.
Every word he spoke to her was true. There wasn’t the hint of deceit even when Freddy confessed he had no idea where his boss was.
Athena hoped Ares would be pissed enough to create some kind of chaos. She would if she were set up like that by someone she thought she trusted.
Nope. Nothing. Her brother must have been sulking in his cave instead or lord knows where. He wasn’t at the club or at her place making things right with his lover.
Athena went home to an inconsolable Juliet and explained. She thought the nymph would be relieved with the news and get the hell out of her apartment so she could have some peace. Instead Juliet vomited all over her new, very expensive maize corn colored rug.
Juliet’s condition didn’t change over the next few days. She was tired. She was irritable and she couldn’t keep anything down. It baffled Juliet. Nymphs didn’t get sick. They were immortal. Was Athena’s work to change Juliet from an vampire unraveling?
It took a particularly nasty text from Athena’s step-mother, Hera, for the light bulb to go off in her head. Cursing out the goddess of home and hearth made her think briefly about family and how fucked up hers was. She hurried off to the drugstore to confirm her suspicions. How was her brother going to handle this news?
“Penny for your thoughts?”
The voice startled Athena. She jumped, flinging the knife into the nearest wall on accident as she tried to steady herself in her chair.
She glared at Ares as he gave her an impish smile.