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Practice Practice Practice... (long ago -young adult Hedy) [tag: Philotes] [17 Dec 2014|08:29pm]

He was so embarrassed. This was ridiculous. It was not going to work. Not at all. All his brothers' grand ideas of just throwing him into crowds of people and letting him talk his way out of them didn't work, he just ended up blushing and stuttering until he was able to shuffle into the shadows and away. So that way a complete and utter failure. His sisters' ideas of trying to get him to talk to them like they were strangers didn't really work either because he knew they were just his sisters. It was hard to pretend they were someone else when they were looking right at him, and smiling... and telling him he was adorable.

That really was what ruined it, wasn't it? That part where when he would start to stammer and get shy that they'd tell him he was cute and just so adorable. It just made it so much worse somehow. He was supposed to be sweet, he supposed. That was part of what he was supposed to do. But talking was supposed to factor in there too at some point. That was rather the purpose of being the god of Sweet Talk and Flattery. )

Explanations (tag: Loki) [27 Nov 2014|10:09pm]

Note: after this and this

Sigyn hadn't slept. She should have, and truthfully, she was utterly exhausted, but still, closing her eyes wouldn't bring slumber. She'd tried that. Every time she attempted it, all that ran through her head was the thought that Loki would think she was breaking her promise. It ate at her. The idea that he'd believe that of her, that she'd hurt him because he'd believe that of her, it tore her apart.

She HADN'T broken her promise. )

Setting Things Right [after the Sig/Frigg fight] (tag: Frigg) [02 Oct 2014|12:31pm]

Thor was perturbed. He wasn't quite irked yet, but definitely perturbed. He hadn't intended on starting his day with a crying woman on his doorstep. That generally didn't bode well for how the rest of the day was going to go. Fortunately, Thor was an early riser, so the rest of his family had been spared the upsetting sight of a woman who was capable of going into a berserker rage so undone that she was crying.

Obviously he'd hugged her and told her he would fix it. What else could he do? )

Caught! (tag: Frigg) [09 Sep 2014|04:23pm]


Note: after this

Sigyn swallowed a sigh as she quietly closed the door behind her and stepped into the pre-dawn dimness just outside Loki's hall. It wasn't getting any easier. Each time she had to leave him, she took longer and longer to say goodnight. And it wasn't just the kisses that were starting to linger. It literally took longer to say goodnight, because they spent so much time talking and laughing and teasing, and even on the way to the door, things they'd forgotten to say to one another would crop up and need to be addressed. Then they'd talk a bit more, even as she was trying to make herself leave.

And there WERE the lingering kisses. )

The Enemy Of My Enemy [Sparta, 102 BCE] (tag: Enyo) [21 Jul 2014|04:23pm]

Hel made sure she was polished and perfect before arriving on the streets of Sparta. It might be a bit risky; she was unused to the heat and it didn't do good things to her makeup, or the delicate skin deftly hidden underneath. If she had to, she would take the food back home to eat it.

Food was what had brought Hel here in the first place. She was hungry for traditional Greek food. Dinners in the Underworld with Nyx and Erebos had made her appreciate the local cuisine, and she had woke up that morning craving it. While she knew she was more than welcome, she didn't want to just show up at Hades' gate and beg a meal. She was a big girl now, and there was no reason she couldn't go get something herself.

She chose Sparta because she had heard it was easier for a woman to travel alone. )

Red (narrative) [20 Jul 2014|02:09pm]

It was dark. And everything hurt. )

A Royal Invitation [shortly after Frigg and Odin's marriage] (tag:Frigg) [14 Jul 2014|04:29pm]

Thoth tended to call Hermes a "scamp", but Isis had never found him anything less than respectful and considerate. This had been proven once again when he came to see the Egyptian queen with exciting news, knowing she would want to know.

The news was that Odin had remarried )

This. Is. Bullshit. (long, long ago) - [tag: Odin] [13 Jul 2014|09:08pm]

OOC: Takes place shortly after Hel and her siblings are removed from Asgard in their various ways.

Loki fully expected to returned to Asgard, to come home after some time away -not even as long as it could have been, to find that there had been trouble. He would have been far more surprised to return home and find out that there hadn't been trouble. It wasn't like his sons weren't genetically predisposed to causing trouble when they were bored. Even though he had given them what seemed like an extremely simple task: watch their sister and keep her safe.

It had seemed simple enough. And yet, he arrived home and his children were no where to be found. His first response was not alarm. All three of them were extremely independent and often did things they knew they were not supposed to. Though, Loki had to admit there was something a bit unsettling about the look Heimdall gave him on his way back into Asgard. It almost seemed... maliciously amused. It could have been anything. They hated each other. It was nothing new.

No one else that he passed seemed to have been willing to meet his eyes or answer his greetings, which was more than just a little unusual. )

Not Exactly Love At First Sight [ancient, ancient Egypt] (tag: Tawereth [11 Jul 2014|04:40pm]

The calls were still few and far between. He'd not been around long enough for many people to know him, much less ask for his aid, so when a call came, Bes considered it an honor.

He had many duties, most of which were just plain fun. When it came to demons, on the other hand, Bes took that very, very seriously. Even more so when a child was threatened. The scariest of all were those that threatened an infant that was about to be born. There was no one more defenseless or more susceptible than that.

When the screams came, Bes wasted no time. )

Courship [Asgard; pre-marriage] (tag: Thor) [09 Jul 2014|02:58pm]

Sif set the brass plate down with a sigh. Someday, she'd own a decent mirror, but for now it had to do. The reflection was a bit distorted, so she had to hope she looked as good as she thought. It was important.

Thor was coming to call. )

First Impressions [Ancient Sumeria] (tag: Nergal) [27 Jun 2014|06:59pm]

Ereshkigal liked order to her day. Not that she had a specific schedule, it really wasn't applicable given her duties and how those that entered Irkhalla arrived. But she did have order. And now that order was being disturbed by an unannounced visitor from the Heights above. But she wasn't about to complain, because there was every chance that it was a messenger from Enki, even if it was probably not Enki himself. She did miss her twin dearly. )

Drink Wtih Me -(some time after Loki's binding) - [tag: Thor] [22 Jun 2014|09:52pm]

Ninkasi didn't sit still well. Her homeland was wonderful and she adored it, but she needed more than that. She also loved Kemet -she had friends there that were as dear as family that she had known since what felt like the dawn of time. Greece was also nice... Rome had its own appeal, but those were mostly the same sorts of people -and they were the same gods, with just a slightly different spin on things. Still... she had been itching for something new...

The Northern lands had been a pleasant surprise for her. Sure, the language had a bit of a challenge at first and a little rough to wrap her tongue around, but the people were a fun lot. There were no bizarre rules about women having to stay in the house and only the house. No forced domestication or criminalization of women who didn't want to succumb to such things. In fact, Ninkasi was finding a number of free-thinking women who joked and pressed right along with the men. It was rather refreshing.

Also, they loved their drink. )

Frustration [after the feast] (tag: Loki) [22 Jun 2014|11:24am]

This was starting to get ridiculous. Sigyn was not a terribly impatient person, nor one given to fits of paranoia, but she was starting to feel both of those things creeping into her life at an exponentially expanding rate. And she didn't like it at all. Doing her best to keep from giving in to the urge to simply stalk Loki, she threw herself into attempting to better her skills with the sorts of crafts the other maidens had already mastered. Instead of distracting her, however, it was simply adding to her frustrations.

Truthfully, though, she was starting to get a bit worried. )

So... It's Fake, Then? - long, long ago [tag: Eros] [18 Jun 2014|09:21pm]

Note: Reference point, pre-marriage for Harmonia. Pre-pubery, actually. So I'm going to say we're probably looking 12-13ish for her, age wise.

Harmonia had been studying things carefully, in which by things where other girls. Most of them were mortal and she had no idea how old they really were, but her best guess was maybe around her age. Maybe. But, things were wrong, somehow. She wasn't sure how, but they were. The mortal girls had extra plumpness in parts they were supposed to -the same places most of her relatives did. But her relatives were all older. Shouldn't she have this by now, too?

She wasn't that young. Well, okay, she wasn't old either. But some of these mortal girls were getting married off already. Harmonia had been watching them. Some of them even had boys coming calling after them and there was love involved. It sounded and looked very romantic. Harmonia wanted that. She wanted to be curved and beautiful and have some boy come calling after her and have her father be happy for them and then she could get married and have a lot of babies and live happy forever. )

I Don’t Think I’m In Kansas Anymore (tag: Hel) [25 May 2014|08:53pm]

Anubis was in one of his moods. Some days what happened really bothered him. He knew it had all happened a very long time ago, but sometimes the sting of it was still there. He had been the ruler of the Underworld. Sure, he had been young, but he thought he had been doing a good job. All the dead were where they were suppose to be. Ammit was well taken care of, too. Everything was done right.

so why did they take it all away from him? )

Good Morning! [pre-marriages] (tag: Loki) [21 May 2014|04:03pm]

Thor was wide awake. He'd been awake since it had been dark out, waiting for it to be light enough to get up and do something. Yet, despite the first grey light of morning coming through the window, there he laid, in his bed, staring at the ceiling. Which was far less interesting than it could have been. Maybe he should put some carvings up there. Maybe he should make some carvings up there. Maybe he should get up before he got some stupid idea like knocking down a wall. )

The Best Laid Plans (tag: Frigg, then Loki, then Sigyn) [01 May 2014|10:07pm]

Thor loved feasts. Everybody got together, ate, drank, laughed, told stories and sometimes fought. It was the best of all worlds all in one room, and Thor couldn't imagine how anybody could have a bad time at a feast. Well, most of the time. There was one person he was pretty sure was having a bad time tonight. But really, it was for his own good. )

Time For Some Thrilling Heroics (tag: Loki) [26 Apr 2014|04:12pm]

Thor was nearly bubbling over with energy. He paced around the large expanse of his hall, from room to room, irritating anybody he encountered with his exuberance. When that was not enough to keep him from feeling like everything inside his body was vibrating, Thor ventured outside and continued his bouncing walk, trying to expend some of the built up tension in his body. Every few minutes, he’d look at the eastern horizon, and then he’d curse. Because the sun was taking forever to rise this morning. And he’d been up far before dawn because he just couldn’t sleep.

There was an adventure to be had! )

Running Away (open to anybody that knows where Holda's homestead is) [24 Apr 2014|08:50pm]

Several months after this thread

Sigyn moved some brush to get a better look at the rocks she thought she'd glimpsed as she strolled through the woods. When she did, she found not what she was looking for, but the minerals in the rocks would still be useful so she picked them up. She was running low on paint, so it was time to make some more. Though she already knew she wasn't going to be allowed to grind up the stones anywhere near her foster-mother's home. Holda had a bit of an issue with the pounding sound. )

Seduction? (tag: Loki) [22 Apr 2014|02:28pm]

It had taken Sigyn some time to get an idea of what Loki’s schedule might be. Mostly because she couldn’t simply ask. People would wonder if she’d started asking about a known philanderer, they’d want to know why she wanted to know. And she certainly couldn’t tell them. )

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