Who: Achilles and Polyxena What: The darkness [Backdated] When: Friday Where: Poly's apartment Warnings: TBD, fluff for sure and whatever that follows
The long list of events over the last few months had kept Achilles busy. Achilles had gradually made a switch to spending more time at his own apartment, always leaving the door open for Briseis to come when she felt she needed the company. She was still a mess over the ordeal and wouldn't come near Patroclus, whom visited Achilles when the blonde warrior wasn't taking care of the females in his life. There was one woman that the Achanean owed. Polyxena.
He had been on his way to see Polyxena when the darkness cloaked the city. The intense heavy void was one that had happened before. It had been Briseis then that had panicked, needing him. He was thankful that she was not there this time. But the darkness did something to him it did not do before---it played with his mind. He put on his general's uniform before, easily taking the role of leader instead of focusing on the thoughts that clawed at his own brain. This time they invited themselves into his head, breeding like mice and running their own race. The past and present was always a thin line that he bounced back and forth between. He'd redeemed himself numerous times, but a wave of guilt hit. The ones he loved the most were constantly dragged down by his inability to move on. He'd caused death. He'd ruined lives. He had disappointed his mother. These thoughts clawed away at his brain like a noose around his neck. Achilles would hang himself with these thoughts if he let them seep in too deep and he couldn't see a line at all.
When he reached the doorstep to Polyxena's apartment fighting down the urge to open old wounds. He had to focus on her safety or all that they had bridged between them would be lost. His hand slid down the door frame, head pressed against the door. "Polyxena," he voiced loud enough for her to hear if she was there at all. He didn't have the strength to knock. The darkness was draining him fast.