Drabble - Ethereal

I stood on the bridge at midnight as the clocks were striking the hour, in the exact place, where two years ago, our destiny met. He was besotted with me, a little too much for an earthly man. Such relationships are doomed, and yet I succumbed to his charms.

With the final strike of clock, a portal opened. I stepped towards Olympus, leaving his world.

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 “A Demigod!! that’s preposterous.” He stared at his newborn baby girl. 

Confused and heartbroken, he couldn’t acknowledge the fact that his wife was Aphrodite. Looking back, he wished he knew then, what he knew now. 
 
Note:
Aphrodite - is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus (wiki)
Demi God - Demigods are important figures in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books, where many of the characters, including Percy Jackson himself are demigods. In Riordan's work, a demigod is strictly defined as an individual born of one human and one divine parent (Wiki)

Prompts - 
Light and Shade 


I stood on the bridge at midnight as the clocks were striking the hour -Longfellow
 

29 comments:

  1. A very interesting tale that combines two interesting prompts! Very well done, Rajlakshmi.

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  2. Oh it's never going to be easy having a relationship with an Olympian goddess - what an intriguing idea. I wonder what is in store for the child and its father now.

    Thanks so much for joining up with the Light and Shade Challenge - I really look forward to reading more from you.

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    1. thanks you for the prompt. I am glad I took part in it :)

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  3. Interesting take merging greek mythology in it ell done

    Survivor

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  4. Superb idea! you really get brilliant ideas, Rajlakshmi.

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  5. *Bowing*
    Great idea, Raj ! How beautifully you've blended the themes with mythology too!

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  6. hmmmmmmmmm this one is a good .. "wish i knew then what i know now".. he is a father now and had the love tooo ..

    Bikram

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    1. yeah but she went away :) thanks for dropping by :)

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  7. Now that would be a bit of a shot. Great story!! ♥

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  8. That's an interesting one! Good one, Raj :)

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  9. Cool one...Interesting take on the prompt with Greek gods and Demigods...

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  10. Oh I loved loved loved it. You wove it out so beautifully. I've seen Percy Jackson comics in the store.. Tell me are they suitabl

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    1. yeah yeah totally suitable. I read the whole series, nothing gory or violent. You will love it too.

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  12. Oh I love these stories! I watched Percy Jackson and fell in love with the concept :) Lovely take on the prompt :)

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    1. I too love Percy Jackson :) thank you :)

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  13. How heartbreaking! Interesting that it was the man left holding the baby, a change from Zeus and an elegant twist. Lyssa M x

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  14. Absolutely love the super innovative idea expressed in a powerful manner.
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