TITLE: Beautiful Medusa
GENRE: YA Fantasy
Medusa prepares to return to Greece to save Prometheus, who's been cursed by Zeus. Before going, Medusa and Prometheus confess their feelings for one another.
I blinked up at him. I didn’t think I would need any. I never carried coins on me when I was a priestess. It wasn’t necessary.
“It’s all right. You’ve never done this before. You’ll learn from experience.” If his confidence in me was shaken, he didn’t show it. He untied a change purse from his belt. “You’ll see there’s a good deal of small coins. Use those first, if you have to. Flashing around gold and silver will only attract thieves. Which would be unfortunate for the thieves. Still, it might bring you some unwanted attention.”
He fastened it onto my belt, the two of us almost bursting into giddy laughter. It was strange, how a few honest words could change everything. He draped the heavy winter cloak about my shoulders then tied the extra bag to the Pegasus’ back, checking to make sure everything was secure.
When he returned, we peered into each other’s eyes, a silence falling over us. In the moonlight, I could see he was blinking back tears. “You have to come back to me.”
I gave him a nod, feeling my throat close. “I will.”
I took a breath. Despite my assurances, I knew there was a chance I might not. Before I could think what I was doing, before I could tell myself to stop, I pulled his head down for a kiss.
I saw a flash of surprise in his eyes then he wrapped his arm around my waist and leaned in, the roughness of his beard contrasting with the softness of his lips.
I stepped back, putting a hand to my heart. I waited for the lightheadedness to go away then I adjusted my cloaked and turned toward the Pegasus. “I’ll come back. I won’t let anything stand in my way.”