Pertemis: A Wolf’s Tale

Chapter 5 Tales Under the Glittering Carvens

Artemis's POV

"We're here" he said.

In front of us was the entrance of a cave. It was opened at the side of a cliff. It was wide, with diameter of two meters and high about one. One either sides, crystalline rock had been shaved into Grecian columns. The arch was glittering with little diamonds or some kind of precious rocks. At the top, moss and some kind of seaweed plants dropped down like curtain. The aroma of sweet and fresh coming out from the cave really caught my attention as they assaulted my nostrils.

Next to the cave was the cliff, few meters below of white limestone. The sea clashed its wave on the rock, but instead of the roaring crashing sound, it sounded calm and pleasant like a sequence of piano.

The ocean sent a tinkling breeze of cool air and little of sea water to my skin. The sun was now starting to hit the horizon far far away. It mixed its orange and golden colour with the blue clear sky.

I turned to Perseus to see his annoying grin. "You coming?"

He set the natural seaweed curtain aside for me with a gesture of inviting.

I huffed "And why should I?"

"Well if you don't want to come" he said. "I'm going. There's something I want to show you."

He stepped inside, not thinking of what I was going to say next. I gave him a glared and looked away. There's no way I'm gonna enter that cave. Get along with him in one room. That would tear down my reputation. He has already slept with me on the same bed, I wouldn't want anything similar like that to happen again.

But the moment he's gone. The warmed sun turned dark by the clouds. The breeze from the sea turn to strong winds wielding in. I shivered from the contact.

Really? Do you really have to do that Fates? First my mother wants me to go with him, now you want that to happen to?

at the cave. True the smell coming out from it was so drawing and fascinating. It wouldn't hurt if I paid a visit

the thought, I slowly

immediately being blasted by a warm breeze of fresh and

crystals—red, green, and blue. In the strange light,

bursting with orange and purple berries

floor was covered with green moss. Enormous chasms with various flowers grew up from the soil bed below. Overhead, the ceiling was

came from the line cracks between the wall, flowing and wriggling around the big boulders, making a stream. The sunlight outside came through the seaweed, reflected on the lake surface creating a green and purple screen of water with the lake

innocent yet piercing that I never made eye contact with him for long. His eyebrows knitted together made him look even cuter than-wait what the Hades!? Why am I having those negative thoughts now? Twice I have thought about a male, twice my heart twisted and the weird feeling happened. So far I could control it, perhaps from thinking about my personality and conservative mind, also from the fact he was my brother. But whenever I stared at him for too long, those guards just somehow slipped away. Like

turned to me and smirked, his eyes sparkled that I took all my will not to smile

all" he

know what spell you casted out there Perseus, but don't think that

despite the fact that I might be in danger staying alone with you. If you don't like it then fine, suit yourself and go outside, I bet some of mum's pets already waiting for you at the entrance." He turned back to the

just the way I treat males. He

overdid it. He was right in the first place. He could've just let me be outside instead of letting me in. He knew that I could easily attack

being selfish just being wiped off the list by his action. Gosh

hurt him, disappointed him to be exact. I guess an apology should be enough, but yet, I've never apologised to anyone. Maybe cheer him up would

forward, faking

here don't you think?" I said, glancing at him for reaction at the corner of my

place" he muttered with out looking back. "Now I have regretted

tried to compliment him. "I

a sarcastic compliment. Ok Artemis,

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