Hey, Little Songbird

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he's some kind of poet and

Ophelia watched as Hades paced on the phone multiple times.

"No, I'm not sure when it occurred. My fiancée and I just got home and it's in ashes." He sighed.

Ophelia sighed, making Hades pause and come over to inspect her. He looked her over.

"Are you okay," he whispered.

She nodded.

"I'll be transporting my fiancée and I to a hotel," he paused. "It's fine. I'll pay out of pocket. But you will cover everything in my home."

"Yes," he took her hand, leading her to the car.

"Yes. Have them come out, in a moment. I think my fiancée may be traumatized at the sight of it all."

Ophelia sighed again. Hades kissed her head, hanging up the phone.

"Hey, it's fine. I have the highest coverage, everything inside will be replaced. We can stay in a hotel for a while and rebuild."

She smiled. "I-I know," she whispered. "But how did this happen? Did I leave something on?"

"This is not your fault. In any way," he kissed her. "How are you feeling?"

She touched her stomach. "I don't know. Our home, Hades. Our home is go—"

"We'll build a new one, dear. A new home with your own stage. Everything is fine."

She smiled, stroking the back of his neck as he drove them to the nearest hotel.

He put his hand on her thigh. "You'll see, we'll build it new, like it's our first home together."

She sighed. "I believe you, Hades. I know everything will be fine."

Hades kissed her head gently. "We should go to the doctor soon. You may need special medicine."

He rolled up to a nice hotel, and kissed her. "Stay here, I'll reserve us a room."

He came out shortly after, taking her hand and helping her up. "Come on, baby."

He walked her up to the room, helping her lay down. He took her clothes off, and tucked her in. He let his hair down, slipping into bed with her.

"Are you hungry?" He asked, pulling her into his arms.

"No. I just want to you, to hold me. You're my home, Hades."

He held her tighter. "Sing for me. Please."

I'm trying to hold my breath
Let it stay this way
Can't let this moment end
You set off a dream in me

He closed his eyes letting her voice calm him.

Getting louder now
Can you hear it echoing?
Take my hand
Will you share this with me?
'Cause darling without you

She grabbed his face, forcing him to look at her.

All the shine of a thousand spotlights
All the stars we steal from the nightsky
Will never be enough
Never be enough
Towers of gold are still too little

She took his hands.

These hands could hold the world but it'll
Never be enough
Never be enough
For me
Never, never
Never, never
Never, for me

For me

She smiled.  "As long as I have you, Adrian. That's all I need. That's all I want."

He looked down. "You're so perfect for me, my songbird. You make me so happy. Do I make you happy."

She nodded. "You do. So no matter what happens. Or what we're afraid of. Together, we can do it, right?"

He licked his lips. "I'm scared to have a child, Ophelia. I don't..."

"You're you, Hades. So...you'll be a great dad, just like you're a great person, and fiancée."

He looked away.  "Ophelia, I love you. But I'm scared."

"It's okay to be scared. I'm scared too. I might not even be pregnant. But as long as we're tog—"

"What if we're not," he whispered. "What if, god forbid, you die and it's just me. And that child. And it looks like you. Who would I be without you? What if that blood is still lurking. It doesn't go away because he's dead."

"Who are you without me? Who you were before you met me. Who I fell in love with. Uptight, but kind. Very by the book, and slightly rigid. But sweet, and shy, and very appropriate."

He chuckled. "Yeah, I guess so."

"Even if I die, or disappear one day, you'll always love me right?"

"Of course?"

She bit her lip. "Love is what keeps humans alive. Even if you can't see me, if you love me, even a little bit, I'm still alive in your heart."

He frowned. "But still dead everywhere else," he murmured.

She chuckled. "Well no one lives forever, Hades. Besides, you eat way healthier than me. You'll definitely outlive me."

He blinked. "I'll eat more McDonald's then."

She shook her head. "You're so clueless sometimes Hades."

"Was that wrong?"

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