Pertemis: A Wolf’s Tale

Chapter 8 Tale of The Night

Third person Point of view

Perseus and Artemis arrived home where Leto was already waiting at the table, a bored face resting on her hand.

They both walked in cautiously, closing the door quietly by Perseus. They knew they had screw up for arriving late. But the night on the island was the most extraordinary moment in the world. The Stars freely expressed their beauties and mights. Clearly Perseus had seen this all the time, but somehow with Artemis next to him, it felt much better. About Artemis, never in her life she had lost track of time because of a male. They kept on chatting, forgot their initial goal to reach home before dinner. Now, I had to pay for their mistakes.

"What did I say about home before dinner?" Leto asked, folding her arms.

"It's my fault mother" Perseus stepped up. "I took her a bit far away from the house and I got lost."

Leto gave him a suspicious look. Perseus, of course couldn't hold eye contact with her and revealed everything.

"You have been living under this roof for too long Percy" Leto sighed. "Do you think with that little effort in words could trick me?"

Artemis stood there, not knowing what to say. If she didn't get him mad, they could've gone back already. On this way, she kept persuading him to dart here and there. This had made their time to get home to be longer. Now Perseus was taking all the blame for her.

"It wasn't his fault mother" Artemis suddenly stepped up. She didn't know why was she so stupid like that. For a moment, she didn't have control over herself and that brain of her did it by itself. It's not like she didn't care for him anyway, but she wouldn't mind to set him as a shield. Though he had proven her that he wasn't that bad, but her expectations were still more for him to cross. Yet, she did that to help him.

"We-uh-kinda had a fight and I...well accidentally scratched him a bit?"

She didn't know if she was asking or answering. She couldn't tell lie or she would make it worse. But by telling the truth, it didn't help much either. She was trying to keep it as peaceful as possible with the incident earlier.

"Scratched him a bit?" Leto asked, rising her eyebrows, urging Artemis to say the true injuries she had caused.

"I'm fine mother" Perseus spoke up immediately. "Look! Healthy as a horse! Beside I provoked her to be anger at me. It was my fault!"

"Don't take a blame on yourself Perseus." Artemis said. "I was the one to cause the problem in the first place!"

Again Artemis couldn't control her own mouth. She kept repeating in her mind that to let him take all the punishment. It didn't matter to her as long as Leto not put that punishment on her. Yet, somehow part of her couldn't let that happen to him.

Leto stared at them, quite for a moment and suddenly, a strange smile spread on her lips. Artemis and Percy looked at her confusingly, still anxious of the meaning of that smile.

"It's good to see you guys defending each other's" Leto said. "Look like the trip was really worth it"

to be called a cruel, heartless and coward goddess that's all. I

stepping into the house. But she wouldn't let her mother to

exhausted sigh and turned back to the food

in?" Leto

that, they both jumped in immediately, digging into the food like just came out


that's my room!" Perseus groaned. "Why would I

"That room was officially claimed from the day I

time!" He argued. "Shouldn't it be mine when you only come once every two

but I claimed it first and besides a girl


two enough!" Leto bellowed and the

didn't dare to open their mouth or no one would be sleeping in the

should let Artemis sleep in that room for tonight" Leto gave instruction and Artemis smirked. "You do that

Perseus tried to argue. "Artemis didn't know

could do it right?" Artemis said. "And besides,

from speaking up. "That's

sleep in there. He had to keep his secret back then, but now she already knew it. Why would he be sleeping in another room? Also why was she acting like a stubborn and arrogance girl again anyway. He had come to like her few hours ago and now that had already faded away in his mind. And because of that, he wouldn't let her win no

won the racing game!" He suddenly turned back. Leto glared at him but he kept

the goal at the same time

and their fingers interlocked. It quickly slide into the kiss she had for him, the most embarrassing moment of her entire immortal life. Her cheek suddenly burned hot and she noticed that Perseus

off, more of to stop her blush. "I'm taking the room and you do as


did he even

leave it no matter what. I did explain and moved him to another room. But at night, he would be sleep walking back there. Maybe some of your scents draw him in or something that could be linked to you. Or maybe because of his personal hobbies about the

made her happy a bit, like somehow her heart skipped a moment of excitement. Then again, she restrained herself, why would she have such a thought? It didn't

a bit. If he admired her that much that even her scent control him. Then why did she have to push him away. This was well, part of his room after all. He did take good care of it while she was away and he would eventually sleepwalking back here anyway. Maybe other time he had locked himself, but now, she didn't

suddenly said. "He could live in there for the

wrong or you just allowed him to sleep in

be weakened in the middle of the night with someone banging on the floor. At

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