Who: Poseidon and Zeus What: Poseidon's a little pissy with Zeusy's cold shoulder When: Thursday mid-afternoon, December 2, 2010 Where: Zeus' place of business Warnings: Language possibly
Poseidon could really laugh at this, it wasn't the first time Zeus had reigned almighty and ignored him. Neither of them really liked the other, that hadn't changed at all, but call it charitable that Poseidon decided to pay a visit. He didn't like being ignored. It put a bad mood on his whole day. Amphitrite was already being her usual, one little brother just pissed off the disgruntled sea king further.
He walked into the building like it was his, shoving past the mortals busying themselves and in his way with a look of vengeance on his face.
"Sir! Sir! Wait, he's..." the secretary called out, bounding from behind the desk insisting that he didn't have an appointment. When she tapped him on the shoulder he swung around, his eyes as blue as the deepest oceans. It was ice cold. He gave her a sinister smirk that only made her cover herself with the sweater around her shoulders a little tighter. It was as if he'd just looked straight through her, and that chill down her spine wasn't out of pleasure.
"Don't worry sweetheart, he's expecting me," he lifted a brow, running a finger across her jaw before he gritted his teeth into a growl. His voice was icy as his eyes. With that Poseidon pushed the double doors open he huffed somewhere between amusement and anger.
"You've been ignoring me."
It looked as if the big guy was actually doing something other than dallying his own secretary. Poseidon tipped his head to the side.
"I'm sorry am I interrupting?" There was a sinister sound to his voice as he looked around to each and every mortal head that perked from table. Meetings could wait.
Zeus looked up and when he saw his older brother standing there, his lips thinned and he glared daggers at Poseidon. "Yes you are interrupting, but luckily we just finished." It they hadn't, Zeus would have found some way to get his brother out of his office. He did not like being interrupted.
Zeus waited until the board had left his office and then he turned to his brother. "It's a surprised to see you here. During a board meeting. What is it you want?"
Poseidon nodded at each person as they walked out with a smirk. Then the doors slammed behind him. "Aww, Zeus, happy to see me?" sarcasm dripping off his words as he advanced forward.
Arms folded across his chest. "You go running around in all the fun without me, and can't even say hello? I just thought I'd pay you a visit," his words now spoken through gritted teeth.
A hand moved out to roam against the wooden table. "You should know by now I don't like being ignored."
"I have not been running around having fun," Zeus hissed back at his brother before taking a seat behind his desk. "And I haven't been ignoring you. I have no idea what you're talking about. Do you want something? Money? Women? Whatever it is, I'll give it to you to make you shut up."
Poseidon laughed as Zeus so casually blew him off. "Oh, right, right, just handing me a check and sending me on my way is the perfect greeting." at that the moody sea god took a seat, spinning the chair around as if Zeus had all the time in the world.
He stopped after a minute, slouching in the seat. "What has my little brother been up to?"
"What do you want me to say, Poseidon? I'm working!" Zeus said, pointing at the door the board meeting had just walked out of. "Which is what I have been up to for the past several decades. I had a small bout of alcohol poisoning lately, but that's all." And there was the matter of Achilles, but Zeus was already sick of discussing it.
It had always been tense between them. Neither really liked the other, in fact they seemed to always hate each other. If Poseidon hadn't been so busy with his own secretary and pissing off his wife, taking business a few states away maybe he wouldn't feel so left out. As the second son on Cronus, Poseidon demanded to be involved in things in regard to his brothers. It was the only way to upstart Zeus when he was in a good mood.
"Oh, someone beat me to it, damn," he spoke in jest, though there was a tinge of annoyance that someone had attacked his brother. "Getting you through your stomach," he clicked his tongue. "Who was it?" was the husky question as he slid to fingers against his upper lip.
Zeus sighed and he massaged his temples as Poseidon continued to be immature. "I don't know, nor do I care. Could you please leave, you bore me."
"Zeus," Poseidon clicked against his tongue. "You've been hanging around mortals too much if you find me boring," he growled jumping up from his seat and clasping his hands on either side of the desk, giving Zeus that dangerous glare.
He watched as his brother still had no use for him, flicking his papers on the desk around. "Let me buy you lunch," he raised a brow, no doubt to show off, but also to find out what more his little brother had been up to.
"I don't have time for lunch," Zeus lied, though if Poseidon pushed it, he would agree. "And I don't hang around mortals very much at all. You bore me because you are boring."
Poseidon gritted his teeth, that was not the answer he was looking for. Picking up a paperweight from the desk he sat on the edge, throwing the object between his hands. When he sat it back down, it vibrated against the slick wooden desk with a booming sound. "I'm not up for no, little brother."
"And I am not intimidated by you," Zeus growled back at his brother. "But fine. Lunch it is. Call it curiosity." He stood then, retrieving his coat. "What can you possibly have to say to me that will take an entire hour?"
"Never expected you to be," Poseidon laughed. "I expect you to go." There was a glimmer of intrigue on his face as he lead the way out the double doors the same way he'd come in, being sure to give the secretary another chilling glance when she looked up.
"If your lucky," he smirked, full well intending to take up the entirety of Zeus' hour. He owed it to him.
"Poseidon, I want to know what this is about," Zeus said, stepping into the elevator and pressing the button to the lobby.
"Just some brother to brother bonding time," he said with a smirk on his face that only meant trouble. He held his hands behind his head as the elevator started to ride down towards the first floor.
"Mhmmm." Zeus didn't believe that Poseidon didn't have some kind of ulterior motive, but apparently he was going to be a cagey bastard about it. "Fine, where are we going then?"
"Somewhere that likes a big checkbook," Poseidon replied with a laugh. They could take a car, but the restaurant was just up a few blocks. He was used to the cold depths of the ocean, this weather had nothing on him, it was just hard on the skin.
They reached the place, given the go-head to seating as Poseidon wasn't going to let Zeus take the lead here, but he may make him take the check. It was expensive enough to get a foot in the door to this place.
For Poseidon it was always about taking the tier up to the next level. Whatever Zeus could do, he would do better---or at least attempt.
Zeus sat at their table and he perused the menu for a short time before selecting something light. Then he put the menu aside and turned to his brother. "Poseidon, please tell me what it is you want to discuss. I am growing impatient."