posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 09:20 AM
"Hades, Hades, wake up!" Persephone was already holding him tightly to herself. He was still shivering.
He finally opened his eyes and looked up at her, with the expression of just waking confusion.
"Was it that dream again?" she asked.
Hades snuggled in closer and wrapped his arms around her. "They left me. They flew away in their rocket ship and just left me standing there. I
couldn't move. The power was off. Snow was drifting over the retaining wall, building up around my feet.
"It was cold, so cold. They turned the power off before leaving. I couldn't recharge. I couldn't move. My power was gone. Only my eyes could move;
to the dead outlet inches from my face; to the last glimmer from the rocket engines shrinking high in the dark sky; to the snow blowing over the
"I stood there still, after the noise was gone; after the rocket fire was gone in the cold dark sky. I could only think... what am I?... a cyborg?...
a slave?... muscle for the weak?
"Will they return in ten years, twenty years, a thousand years, to turn the power on again, use me again? Or will I stand here for eternity, my
organic parts frozen solid, in the cold, in the dark, left behind and forgotten.
"Am I a monster they created to serve their needs? Who are they? Did they wipe my memory? I don't know what they look like. Was I once like them?
Was I one of them? Did they make me into some thing unfit to remain with them? Is that why they left me?
"Cold, so cold, my thoughts slowed down, freezing in place..."
Hades let go his grip and pulled away just enough to look into her eyes. "Persephone, of all things there are to fear, I fear the cold most... well
not the cold exactly... not being alone either... but being alone in the cold. That's it... alone in the cold.
"Spring is almost here. You will leave me to bring the dormant plants to life, and food crops to the people up there. But please come back to me
before the nights far outmatch the days, before the cold sets in."
Persephone stroked Hades' hair, "Always."