Helios goes with Rhode to her appointment and waits for her in the waiting room.
Monday early afternoon
What little Helios had heard from Rhode was by phone or the computer. There was a disconnect now that he hadn't quite felt before in their relationship. She might have never blamed him for being like her father, but the point of the matter was she brought it up at a time that was very emotional for her. Helios had stood his ground on his view of the situation with her half-sibling and things had only escalated over time. Now Rhode had spent a good month (maybe more) with Aphrodite. It didn't sit with him because Aphrodite deceived people.
It had been quite some time since Rhode had gone to see the doctor while he waited patiently. On the outside he seemed quite calm, holding his hands in his lap, rubbing one thumb over the other. It was the only repetitive action he did before sitting back in his seat watching the other people that popped in and out of the sitting area.
There was an elderly man to his left who every five minutes hacked in his throat, swallowed and then chewed his lip. Across a few feet was a teenage girl with her mother, plugged in with her headphones while the mother thumbed through a magazine. Helios was very observant to all the little details around him. It was his own situation that he didn't seem to want to know all the little nitpicking details about. Part of him was worried of what would happen when Rhode returned from that doctor's visit and where they went from here. He wanted to take her home, she had said she wanted to go home, but Helios wasn't sure what that meant for her anymore. Things had changed. Poseidon was always putting a rift between them.