Who: Hecate and Poseidon When: Thursday night, January 12, 2012 What: One Titan Beat Down, to order Where: Poseidon's office Warnings: Language, violence, Poseidon
When Hecate had received the call from Triton, she'd still been half asleep. Like mother, like daughter- and she slept till the sun set. But she was awake by the time he'd mentioned the Hekantonkheries, and Poseidon's involvement in that. After having shown Zeus her vengeance, and gotten off lightly, Hecate didn't think she couldn't get away with putting Poseidon in his place. He'd long forgotten the power she had, and his son had wanted to make good on his threat.
Hecate was willing to oblige. Poseidon needed to understand his place.
Dressed in what she found appropriate she made her way to Poseidon's office. She didn't look like much but the power was bristling just under her skin. She walked into the office as if she owned it and gave the mermaid a Look. The faint baying of hounds escorted her as she pushed Poseidon's doors open. Anger and fury was written in her eyes, making her every bit worthy of her title of Brimo.
She closed the doors and stalked over to the desk, going to grab his shirt. "I was asked not to kill you. Pity." But even so, even here the rules applied. Killing him would throw things out of order. Although she wondered when Triton took power, it wouldn't all balance out. "You think no one will punish you. That you're free to do as you like. I'm here to correct you of that thought. Zeus may not be around, but I am. And I can do so, so much worse to you Poseidon."
Poseidon had a few files to pick up on his way home, knowing that his verbal lashing from Amphitrite was just around the corner. It actually made him chuckle.
In just a few minutes time Hecate had made her presence known one too many steps into his personal space. "I didn't know we had a date Hecate. I thought you would have dressed a little nicer." He gave her a malicious grin.
"Shut up," her voice was laced with fury. She set her knee against his chest and went to put her hand around his neck. "You forget who I am. What I am. What I allow you to have."
She wanted to hit him, really she did, but he was beneath her. "and don't you wish. No, I only fuck people who are worth my time." She gave him her own evil grin. "And I can take you Sea God. Don't tempt me into having you learn how to fly."
Poseidon's mouth curled into a smirk, unlocking her hand from his neck, pressing her back. He wasn't going to let some Titan intimidate him, he had a dislike for most of them. "That's alright, honey, I don't dig your style. Not my type." He straightened his suit, putting distance between them.
"You'll pardon me. I have somewhere to be."
She narrowed her eyes at him. His arrogance would be the death of him. A true death. Not one he could come back from. She stood and rose, head held high.
Then she smiled. Somewhere, in the distance, the sound of waves and dogs mixed and around her feet a serpent circled. "Stay," her voice was laced with magic, laced with a command. He had forgotten that Zeus had never taken away her power over sea. And he was part of that sea. "You aren't going anywhere, not until you learned to fear me."
Poseidon laughed heartily at that command. "I don't fear anyone," he told her boldly. "I'm not my baby brother." Surely, she had them confused.
She still grinned, "but I can make you sea god. I am the daughter of Destruction, taught my skills by my mother. I am she who they call Brimo." Her fingers weaved magic in the air. "And you Sea God, will kneel and listen to my judgment."
His legs moved without his own accord, spellbound by her presence and locking his knees to the floor.
He eyed her with annoyance feeling as if he were in some kind of caged hold he couldn't break from. "And just what do you intend to do? Don't get too carried away, I might like it."
She laughed, dark and unpleasant and sounding like the part that had once required sacrifices of blood and flesh. When she looked at him her eyes were blue and yet terrifying.
"You won't like this Sea God." She pulled out a necklace in the shaped of a trident and walked to him. Smiling she kneeled in front of him and dangled it in front of him. She picked up a small dagger with her free hand and went to cut his cheek open. "Out of blood, out of water. I call upon thee, ancient ties to bind. Water calls to water, sea to sea."
She drew the power out of her and into the necklace, her hand went to set on his cheek and he would feel as if suddenly all his power was being drained. Her eyes fluttered closed as from her fingers his power seeped into the necklace.
When it finished she staggered and shook her head. She'd need a lot of sleep after this. "I take from you, Poseidon, son of Rhea and Cronus, all your power and titles. I am Hecate, mistress over ocean. I therefor give your titles to your heir and son, full blooded Triton." Then she grinned and gave him a look, "your power goes to him to. Until you learn. Fear me yet, Sea God?"
This was worse than any feeling of electricity jolting through his system as it had when Zeus had attacked. Every bit of energy he felt drained from his system. He grabbed at the necklace she held, but his strength had faded with it. Stripped now completely of the only thing he had left that was truly his.
He growled between his teeth, not bowing down from the glare he gave, but even the blue of his eyes was considerably dim.
Now he was just human.
She would need so much sleep, and everything was hurting right now but he wouldn't see that. No she'd go home and collapse and next time think before she did this. It took too much energy, even for her.
She pulled the necklace from his grasp and rose. "You won't die, like I said. You'll keep your immortality. Everything else, you'll have to earn. And I'll be watching, and judging. Remember Poseidon, the dead see everything." She would set a ghost or two to watch over him, but only after she'd slept for a few days.