Death Saved Me

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Chapter 17

I stared at my reflection in the mirror with only one thought in my mind, Thanatos was going to flip. Grabbing the towel from the counter I continued towel drying my hair. I felt that the change was nice, and the fact that it matched my eyes was even better. Hopefully it would draw attention away from them. I also couldn’t help but notice I looked much better. I was also hoping whoever was sending me the death notes wouldn’t recognize me either. For some reason I felt safe here with Thanatos. Whoever was after me on earth would never be able to reach me here.

After yesterday’s incident with Persephone, Thanatos decided that he needed a break from my supernatural self. I scoffed as he said this, he could’ve just left me on earth, alive. I didn’t think it was a clever idea to leave me alone. Persephone still didn’t like me, and I was sure the first chance she got she would try to kill me. I don’t understand how you could determine you hate someone after just one meeting?

I left the room yesterday in my bubble. A very embarrassing chapter of my life that I want to erase. Surprisingly it was easy to control the shield. When we got back to his room, I made it go away instantly. I knew if I needed it again, I could easily bring it back. Whatever it was I knew it wasn’t meant to harm me.

Now I stand here looking at my finished product. The purple dye I used went perfect with my pale purple eyes. I hope when someone other than the gods see this, they’ll just assume I’m trying a new trend. The purple swirls in my eyes still creeped me out, but the hair made it better to deal with. I don’t know how Thanatos is going to react to my change. He seemed to like my dark hair very much, especially when he’s yanking it for his entertainment.

I sighed setting the towel down and leaving the bathroom. I sat on the bed just staring at the floor. There wasn’t much to do in this place. If this is where the dead went before getting escorted, then where was everyone else? I couldn’t be the only person left.

“Is this what you do when Thanatos isn’t around?” I heard an amused voice say from behind me. I looked over my shoulder to see Erebus leaning against the wall.

“How do you get in here without using the door?” I asked confused.

He shook his head like it was a dumb question. “Hello god of darkness, I don’t need doors to enter a room as long as there are shadows and darkness. Since Thanatos enjoys his room being dark it’s always easy to get in here.” he shrugged.

“Why are you here?” I narrowed my eyes at him. For all I know he could be working for Persephone.

“Thought you might need company. I’m not here to hurt you if that’s what you’re thinking, I heard about what happened with Persephone.” he said, taking a seat on the bed.

“Let me guess, Thor told you? Because I’m pretty sure Thanatos doesn’t gossip.” I told him. He cocked his head at me.

“Does he know you dyed your hair? Which looks really good by the way.” he pointed out. I detected a flash of lust in his eyes. I squirmed in my spot. It was weird enough when I saw it on Thanatos, I didn’t need to see it on him too.

“I dyed it when he left. Do you know where he went? Or when he’ll be back?” I asked.

“He told me that if you asked me, I should say and I quote ‘it’s none of your business’.” he smirked.

I glared. “I think he’s mad at me.”

“I don’t think it’s that, he clearly just doesn’t know what to do with you.”

“He could let me go?” I suggested.

“It’s not that simple, but you are going back to your normal life soon.” he admitted.

My eyes widened, “What do you mean?” I asked.

Just then the room door flew open. Thanatos walked in, looking hot as always. I felt myself blush as I checked him out. “Wow she blushes.” Erebus commented smirking at me. I pushed him, causing him to laugh.

“If you two are done flirting, Erebus what are you doing in my room? And what did you do to your hair?” Thanatos asked. He glared at Erebus, then at my hair. As if it offended him. I felt myself stiffen, I was expecting this reaction. But at the same time, I was hoping for a different one.

“Doesn’t it look nice? She wanted to go blonde at first, but I told her how much you hated blondes. So she went for this instead.” Erebus told him in a very high-pitched voice as he displayed my hair across his fingers. I put a hand over my mouth to keep from laughing out loud. Thanatos looked furious.

“Get out!” he yelled. Erebus rolled his eyes before making his way to the door. I got up too following him. Maybe I could go look for Logan and ask him about that guy. If he was even down here. Could he still be on earth? Before I could step even a foot out the door, Thanatos arm shot out blocking my way.

“Where do you think you’re going Barney?” he snarled at me. Barney really?

“You told everyone to get out...” I trailed off looking at Erebus for help. He gave me a mock salute before walking down the hall. Coward.

“Not you.” He growled, grabbing my arm and dragging me back towards the bed.

“I can walk just fine!” I yelled trying to pry his arms off me.

“Shut up!” he hissed. I rolled my eyes, he’s so moody.

“Where is Logan? I need to speak with him?”

“Anything you have to say to him you can say to me.”

We finally made it to the bed and he picked me up before tossing me on it. “Jeez if you wanted me in your bed that bad you could’ve just said so.” I told him smirking. His eyes flashed red as he bared his teeth at me. “Who put you in a bad mood?”

“Your face did.” I laughed at his comeback. This so wasn’t a normal Thanatos comeback, something was seriously wrong.

“I’m sorry my beauty offends you,” I told him. I turned and laid on my side, watching him as he paced back and forth across the room.

“Would you shut up for five seconds!” he yelled before punching the wall he was close to. I flinched, all jokes leaving my body. He was really angry. I stayed quiet as he continued pacing.

Finally, after about ten minutes he stopped and faced me.

“We have a problem.”

I raised an eyebrow before gesturing to my eyes, “You’re telling me.”

“No, not your eyes. We have an even bigger problem,” he sighed.

“What’s going on?” I asked.

“My brother knows about you.”

I frowned at him, “You have a brother? And why is that bad? There’s not much to know,” I asked confused.

“He knows that you’re back, someone told him,” he said. His fist was clenching at his side. Knows that I’m back? Back from where?

“Back from where?”

“He knows about your powers and change.” He ignored my question.

“Why is that a bad thing?” I was still confused. First, I didn’t even know Thanatos had a brother. Second, why does he care so much that he knows about me?

“Cause now he wants you, and he’s not going to stop until he gets you. No matter who stands in his way.” he said. I felt fear grip me.

“Who is your brother?” I asked slowly.

He looked me straight in the eyes before answering, “Hades.”

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