Now that the pups were growing older she felt more at ease leaving them for a while longer as she broke away from the mountains. The weather was still warm—further down at least—and it’d be wise to use that to her advantage and scout for some herbs. Sure, Meir was gathering a few herbs from time to time but it never hurt to gather some more.
Autumn was just around the corner after all and they’d be kinda fucked without those damn plants come winter.
There was a faint stinging to her leg as she moved through dry and wet land alike. The pain would always resurface no matter what she did, but Kam had learned to just suck it up and move on since falling off that fucking cliff. It was just how it was; she hadn’t let the bone heal properly. Chased after Ares to make things right only to have the kid shut her off.
Was she mad?
Well.. maybe not mad per se, but there was a certain resentfulness growing inside of her. Skuld and Freyr had carried Ares up the grotto, she’d treated his wounds. Talked to him. Stayed up nights on end while she could’ve very easily chosen to sleep peacefully instead with the excuse that pregnancy had fully drained her.
But. She hadn’t.
She fucking hadn’t.
And what had Ares done in return?
He hadn’t even bothered interacting with them when his conscious mind had slowly started to resurface again. He was ungrateful and while, sure, she’d made some mistakes—a shit ton of mistakes—she tried to make up for the pain she’d put him through. She’d tried and he just.. slapped right in the face and left.
Drawing to a halt, vapor puffing out of black lips, she let her eyes trail the scenery for a few beats. What little distortion there was to her features was gone by now and was replaced by a deadpan expression. Ares was no longer worth crying over. Her kids and family were the ones that truly mattered now and Ares was no longer part of that circle.
He’d made his choice when he left them all behind.
Feb 02, 2018 12:05 PM
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