|Pandora (pandoros) wrote in nevermore_logs,|
@ 2012-10-16 10:25:00
WHO: Pandora [narrative, but open to Elpis]
WHEN: Soon after the light returns
WHERE: Pandora's apartment
WHAT: Not so pleased with Nyx-fun
NOTES: Charlie, didn't know if Elpis would be in the box by this point or not so didn't say either way ;)
Eventually the light returned.
Pandora had spent most of the time sitting on her bed, rocking back and forth with a blanket draped around her body. She felt small and vulnerable and far far too human. Hermes had offered for her to come to his home in the beginning of it but Pandora was smart enough to realise what a bad idea that was. She trusted Hermes and Hephaestus only in a peripheral way. They had shown her no harm in the past but that could change at any time because they were, and always would be, Olympians above anything else. To go to Hermes in this creeping darkness? No, not when she checked for exits around him on a perfectly normal day. Pandora had no desire to end up as one of his long line conquests. (She knew though that she shouldn't have yelled at him. She worked to keep on the good side of Hermes because he was protection, but he could easily turn on her if she didn't keep showing her own loyalty. She would need to make amends for showing anger.)
The box had turned against her in the darkness, shifting itself into edges sharp enough to cut and latches hot enough to burn. Pandora bore the marks of its treachery but if it remembered its malevolence, the box showed no sign of it now. It rested quiet now against the curve of Pandora's belly, her arms wrapped around it and her legs drawn up to keep it safe.
She's cried out for Epimetheus during the blackout, forgetting that he wasn't there, wasn't endlessly devoted to her anymore. She wanted someone to dote on her, to stroke her hair and whisper soothing sweet words. Now that the light had returned she called William and left a message on his phone, telling him that she hoped he was alright. A selfish action on her part. She knew his devotion.
"Shhh," Pandora whispered to the box as they lay on the bed. Her fingers ran gently over the woodwork. "It's all over now."