I Can Explain (tag: Frigg)
Hermod had no idea what he was doing. He started to go after Bast at least twenty-seven times. He ran to Cairo seventeen of those times before he turned around and went back. Anubis was taking care of Bast. A brother would have a better shot at getting her to calm down than a boyfriend. Hermod knew the goddess he loved was still struggling with the whole relationship thing. He didn’t want to push her; he was content to wait for her to recognize her feeling for what they really were.
Which was one of the reasons he had not yet told his family about her. If he had told his mother that he was in a serious relationship, Frigg would have insisted on meeting the girl immediately. His brothers would have just teased him about dating an older woman. His father… Well, he wasn’t sure what Odin would do or say. Whatever it was, Hermod was pretty certain he would have blushed when hearing it.
The cat was out of the bag now. So to speak. Bast would have kicked his ass if he had said that in front of her. The fight at the bar between his girl and the Sumerian girl had brought everybody to try to stop it. Hermod doubted that he had done anything productive during the chaos that had been going on. He had tried to stop Bast from hurting anyone, but he probably just made things worse. She was never going to talk to him again.
That might make the conversation he needed to have with Frigg easier. Sorry, Mom. I had this really amazing woman, but I scared her off. No, it wasn’t Thor this time. I did it all by myself because I’m an idiot. Yes, Mom. I would love some comfort pie.
The messenger sighed. His mother was not going to let him off that easy. It was better to get it over with and let her lecture him about hiding girls. It was what mothers did to their sons. He knew it would be better if he went to her, so a quick trip across the Bifrost and he stood at her door. No need to wait to be announced, Hermod knew that he was always welcome in his mother’s Hall.
He went inside and headed straight to her private rooms. A quick knock was all that proceeded him as he entered. “Look, Mother. I can explain.”