To Troy

Jul. 25th, 2013 08:36 pm
balancingminds: (serious)
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When he stepped through the door and feels the ground shake, he briefly close his eyes in a small prayer that this plan will work. Then walked through to the quiet rowing deck of a trireme as he adjusted his tunic, his sandals and the leather and cloth seemed like not enough to make him disappear here.

The thoughts that swirled around were hard to understand as they were Greek in dialects he'd only ever read mixed with another language that must be Trojan and a deeper layer of thoughts that he didn't dare to touch.

He ran a hand through his hair to mess it up as he was aware that while his coloring would help him to blend in, this was a strange land where he didn't belong.

Date: 2013-07-26 12:49 am (UTC)
chrysopteron: (traditional lady)
From: [personal profile] chrysopteron
Everyone is leaving. Leaving for their homes, leaving to see Charon and pay his fare, but leaving all the same.

Iris?

Yes, my lady Athena.

I have a requirement to set to you.
Edited Date: 2013-07-26 12:49 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-07-26 05:32 pm (UTC)
chrysopteron: (red lips and statue's face)
From: [personal profile] chrysopteron
The survivors here are attempting to dedicate a new temple to Athena, and Iris is requested - required - to observe and report.

Iris almost wants to shake some of them. They are bequeathing to the gods foods, materials, the very stuff of survival for them.





But she watches and observes completely unseen by human eyes.

Date: 2013-07-26 05:41 pm (UTC)
chrysopteron: (dark and waiting)
From: [personal profile] chrysopteron
The oldest amongst them, a woman with veiled hair in mourning, offers the beginning of what is sure to be many prayers:

"Of Pallas Athena, guardian of the city, I begin to sing. Dread is she, and with Ares she loves the deeds of war, the sack of cities and the shouting and the battle. It is she who saves the people as they go to war and come back. Hail, goddess, and give us good fortune and happiness!"

What are you doing? Iris wants to yell at all of them. This will help no one, especially yourselves.

But she doesn't, and continues looking on over the crowd gathered by the ruined shoreline gate.
Edited Date: 2013-07-26 07:08 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-07-26 07:25 pm (UTC)
chrysopteron: (i'm done with you now)
From: [personal profile] chrysopteron
Spoils of war. The lord Ares will be thrilled. As will the lady Athena, but as a stickler for procedure rather than vainglory.

Iris descends to walk upon the earth.




A second later - the glints of the sunlight against the gold shoots rainbows into the dust.

Date: 2013-07-26 07:39 pm (UTC)
chrysopteron: (traditional lady)
From: [personal profile] chrysopteron
Iris receives new orders.

Thank you, my lord Zeus.

A moment of reprieve for the people, and

Date: 2013-07-26 10:30 pm (UTC)
chrysopteron: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrysopteron
"Just a man. Aren't we all."

The man on the bed near Charles drops his own back to his belly with a heavy cough.

"At least the lady has brought rain to us."

Date: 2013-07-27 03:10 am (UTC)
chrysopteron: (traditional lady)
From: [personal profile] chrysopteron
The rain continues for a few hours. Casks are filling, fresh water is being collected and used for healing.

(It's one of the best parts of Iris' tasks.)

When the rain eases, Iris descends to the ground again, setting off reflections in the puddles with her fingers and footsteps.

Date: 2013-07-27 02:02 pm (UTC)
chrysopteron: (are you kidding?)
From: [personal profile] chrysopteron
The clamor of people moving through the tents is louder now that the rain has stopped --

And then Iris catches a clip of -- found a way to see your world. You bring --.




That's not possible.

Charles?

Date: 2013-07-27 04:41 pm (UTC)
chrysopteron: (traditional lady)
From: [personal profile] chrysopteron
"Oh no. Oh no oh no Charles -- "

You need to leave. It isn't safe for you here, kyrios, you can't --

Date: 2013-07-27 04:54 pm (UTC)
chrysopteron: (dark and waiting)
From: [personal profile] chrysopteron
Of course that is not what I want, Charles Xavier.

Iris, for all the world and all corners of Charles' mind, sounds pissed.

How dare you suggest that when I only care not to see another harmed?









I cannot come to you where you are. Find some privacy.

Date: 2013-07-27 05:01 pm (UTC)
chrysopteron: (studying you)
From: [personal profile] chrysopteron
"And how would you have warned me?"

As soon as Charles sits down, Iris appears behind him.

"I have not seen a door to Milliways in months. Before that, years, and still you came here? How would I have been able to plan? I heard you," she ends, trailing off.

"I heard you, and could never reply."

Date: 2013-07-27 05:09 pm (UTC)
chrysopteron: (rainbow)
From: [personal profile] chrysopteron
"I just..."

When Iris walks closer, her demeanor shifts. She seems to diminish somewhat; brightness being turned down like a dimmer switch.

As she gets close enough to touch Charles, she almost jumps on him, straddling his lap where he sits and kissing him full on the mouth.

"You came."

Date: 2013-07-27 05:18 pm (UTC)
chrysopteron: (watching us mortals)
From: [personal profile] chrysopteron
Iris' fingers relearn Charles' features, nose and chin and hairline.

I never thought I'd see you again. The war is finally over, but there has been so much to do, so many requirements.

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