Pertemis: A Wolf’s Tale

Chapter 11 Tick Tock of The Tale

Artemis Point of View

Artemis walked through the street of Olympus. She had been gone more no longer than a week and it felt like years for her since she last seen it. Despite the fact she hated coming here, it was still part of her home. Talk about it, she hadn't gotten any contact with her hunters since she left to Leto's island. They must have been worry sick otherwise Apollo wouldn't have come and found out. Now with all the incident and problems she had in her mine, nothing really mattered to her besides trying to find away to keep Perseus's existence a secret.

As she walked pass the public square, where most the trades and activities usually held. She never liked the place, perhaps too many drunks and males around here. But everyone on Olympus beside her loved this boisterous place for her curiosity.

A nymph bowed at her as many people made way for her to pass made Artemis feel proud, yet a bit irritated since she had spent a lot of time treating her hunters equal as her. She smiled at the girls to show respect and her manner, glaring at any male who dared to steal a glance. And of course, they knew their stand so almost the entire male on Olympus in the public square bow with their eyes fixed on the white stones street wherever she came.

As she was walking up on the steps toward the throne room, her head was still trying to figure out how to convince Apollo not to spill or to draw to much attention, someone ran up from behind and locked their arm around  her neck. Who the hell have the guts?

"Good morning Artemis!"

Oh great the last person she wanted to see at the moment.

"Great" Artemis rolled her eyes. "What do you want Aphrodite?"

"Aw common" she pouted. "Is that how you treat your best-friend?"

Artemis got away from her hold and turned back to face Aphrodite.

"Ok first of all" she snapped. "I'm not your best friend because we have completely opposite nature. Second of all, just because we were in the same team in the pass doesn't mean now you're my best friend"

"Ouch!" She leaned away. "That's hurt. Common Artemis, you know I've always been on your side and help you. At least show me a little nicer greet and attitude."

"Fine" Artemis gave a sarcastic smile. "Hello my old bestie Aphrodite. How are you and how have you been with the males you bring into your room at night? Happy?"

Artemis ignored her and kept on her destination. Aphrodite ran up, dashed in front of Artemis to block her way.

"Seriously?" Artemis raised her eyebrows.

"Don't be such a meanie" Aphrodite whined. "What's the trouble you are having?"

Artemis stared at her in shock. Surely she never underestimated Aphrodite since she was one of the oldest person on Olympus. Everyone would've thought her being a slut around Olympus, but when coming down to business, she's as smart and reliable as Athena. In the past Artemis had experienced that with Aphrodite, of course she knew Aphrodite would be one of the first to notice the change. But she didn't expect to be that fast.

"N-nothing" Artemis said, giving her a straight face.

"Common tell me" Aphrodite caught her arm. "I've known you for more than three thousand years Artemis. There's nothing you can hide from me without me finding out eventually"

Artemis stared into Aphrodite's eyes anxiously. A single sweat rolled down her cheek. She knew she couldn't hold eye contact for long when she was lying.

"Oh can you let go of me!?" She yanked Aphrodite's hand off. "I have business to attend you know!"

Artemis got around Aphrodite and started walking up towards the throne room for the second time. Lucky for her, Aphrodite didn't chase after but instead she said some word made the stubborn goddess to freeze.

"Hm interesting. Is it about a male?"

Artemis was literally shaking at that moment. How could she find out so quickly? She didn't show any changes in behaviour, just a little signs of nervousness. But that wasn't  mean anything for Aphrodite to notice.

"What do you mean?" Artemis frowned, turning back.

"I can hear your heartbeat ya know." Aphrodite said. "That feeling is so strange to you but familiar to me. I know what it is Artemis. you can't hide something in your heart. Especially to a goddess of love."

turned, pushed Aphrodite to a fountain just next to the throne room but far enough from

all the

her hands together in excitement, even when facing her danger.

provoked Artemis to be

scaring

know anything about Aphrodite. It is much more complicated than

that is when a goddess of man-haters asking Aphrodite advice about her counter with a man. Of course she couldn't do it since she didn't trust to talk about Perseus to Aphrodite. It wasn't that she didn't trust her, she had put her faith in Aphrodite in the past and Artemis was confirmed Aphrodite wouldn't betray her. But with that jumpy personality and that talkative mouth of Aphrodite, she would spill

But her care for him suddenly got more than just that boundary. Never in her life she had put faith and care

her thought. Slowly Artemis noticed what Aphrodite

talk about it" Aphrodite said and

feeling you have Artemis" Aphrodite told her and was starting to walk away. "It's not like what you think. Think outside the square Artemis. Don't deny it, just let it flaw like the nature itself. It'll only

Aphrodite's back as she slept walked away toward the throne room. Her mind was fighting over what she was saying. Clearly she had no ideas what Aphrodite just told her and she knew it would be long for her to extract the meaning of it.

saw her brother Apollo walking to the throne room

you ok?" She asked, clapping his shoulder.

have another half werewolf brother and my sister is helping him, also a male. Can you find anything better than that for me to

him and stared at her brother. Apollo avoided her

me right?" She said.

thing I've done in three thousand years."

Apollo, I know you are not stable at the moment and

because I want to protect you sis. But don't apologise and ask for my forgiveness because it'll

probably" Artemis held his toga and stared deep into his eyes. Apollo turned nervous.

the blue sky above. He shook his head and looked down.

anything to reveal the secret of our so called brother. But do not threaten me again Artemis because I've been pushed to the

as Apollo leaned closer at his last few words and the atmosphere around him turned dark and dull as

calmly. "Could you please step aside

continued his way into the throne room, where the meeting was about

just like normal, problems around the world, other minor gods problems. The entire time, she kept glancing around, especially Apollo, who kept silent the entire meeting which made Hermes to be itchy on his seat since he didn't have anyone to play with. She occasionally glanced to Aphrodite to see her looking back at her with

the news with monsters

was having that Zeus's question didn't get her the first time. Until he called

"There's nothing new about monsters at the

asked in a booming voice and Artemis's

report about some ancient extinct monsters have been ranging around us?" Zeus

Sure Perseus's species was one of the most ancient and rarest. If he was actually meant about Perseus existence, meaning everyone involved was in danger. She glanced at

hadn't been intact with the monster's activities for awhile" Artemis spilled out the half-part-truth. "I was with mother the last entire

at his face and didn't show any kind of knowing the shocking truth. That was a

anyone who would like to announce something?" Zeus asked, glancing around and things got

glanced at Apollo who was still on his chair, catching the

was that about?" She heard her spoke in Artemis's mind. "Hiding something big eh?

get out Aphrodite" she shut her off

she heard a scream

but he was glowing brighter than his chariot. He was shaking, arching his back like a curse was put on him. His fingers

full moon slave with

the family will

he

and his companion's prey.

make must be believed,

or blood shall

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