The Drakon and the Dryad

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Chapter 10 - The Olympian Council

“What are we going to do about the prophecy?” Zeus asked the Council.

“Why are you asking me?” Poseidon joked

“I’m not-”

“Forget the prophecy, I want this kid to tells us everything about the future. What kind of weapons are there?” Ares interrupted.

“Maybe there’s a myth that the mortals tell concerning this new threat?” Athena said.

“Maybe it’s not the boy?”

“What do you mean, Aphrodite?” Zeus asked, leaning forward with a curious light in his eyes.

“Maybe it’s what he makes?” Hephaestus answered, beginning to understand his wife’s line of thinking for the first time.

“Exactly,” Aphrodite confirmed. “The children of a Dryad and a boy from the future could be very helpful.”

The Olympian Council thought for a moment. “But their children wouldn’t be anything special, or even powerful,” Demeter pointed out.

“Not unless we do something,” Athena told her. “Remember Pandora? Something similar, but different.”

Zeus nodded before addressing the Council. “Then are we agreed?”

There were nods all around. Zeus turned to Aphrodite. “You know what to do,” he told her.

The Goddess of Love gave a dazzling smile before standing up and walking out of the throne room.

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