TITLE: Maiden of the Underworld
GENRE: YA Fantasy
Persephone (Effy) was taken to the Underworld by Hades. It is the day after Hades revealed her Godly lineage, and recent engagement to him.
“Would you mind if I dashed off to the office? Or would you like for me to stay until the attendant gets here? He should be over in a few minutes.”
“I should be fine, thank you.” She watched Cerberus follow Hades around the room as he got ready to leave.
“Feel free to take Cerby with you wherever you go. He likes walks, and scaring souls.” As Hades scratched the heads, three smiles appeared.
Effy chuckled. “Very well, then. Thank you for the guard dog.”
Her heart raced as he walked over to the table, leaning into her face. She pulled away, knowing that unmarried women do not kiss unmarried men. She met his bright blue eyes with trepidation, realizing he was no ordinary unmarried man. She turned her head to the side, accepting a kiss on the cheek.
“You’re so beautiful.” He whispered. “I can’t wait until things are official.” Effy could feel her cheeks turning several shades of red.
She looked into his eyes for a moment before he turned away to leave, intrigued and scared of the God who kissed her.
“Persephone, I hope that you will get to know me and hopefully have the reciprocating feelings.” He stood up.
Effy looked down, trying to find the most polite and proper words she could. “I certainly feel like that’s a very real possibility,” She gulped. “Hades.” She felt odd referring to a man by their first name, but she didn’t know his last name.