The sound of floots and other lovely instruments danced along to a soft melody while people chated about. Some were intrested in polotics while others seemed to talk about everthing else. The middle of the room was lit with candles and adorned in white lenons and many pillows scatered about. A large water fall splashed down from the back ceiling behined the Kings throne and was guilded off to the sides of the massive room with gold bricks. The fall contained the most finnest wine made personally by Dionysus himself.
Everyone had cups in theirs hands and plates filled with fruit, vegetables and many diserts seemed to be found everywhere while a few large pigs and other edible animals scewed about and covered in fine juices and wines could be found on many tables around the room. People dancd and laughed as two large guards stood at the double doors in the front of the large hall. Off to manny corners sat grouops of sea nymphs, underworld beings, Dieties and the lastly the Oympians themselves, all in their own corners.
Sure it was a sight to see many beings collected together under one roof. Parties were the biggest when someone had a reason to celabrate. Most of the time no one payed attention to the reason since everyoe loved a good party. Tonight was in honor of Eros and like always the man was lively dancing with sea nymphs and flirting up a storm like he knew how. His parents were off to their corners smilling and chatting with guests about how happy they were and proud of his accomplishment. Of course the Lady of love was with her hard working husband while Ares stood off with Apollo talking about humans and how fickle they were.
Cerberous layed on his stomach at the Kings throne while he enjoyed a good rubbing from the younest of the the Olympians. She was baby talking him and laughing at the look on his face when she scratched the back of his ears. The mighty beast barked in delight and wagged his tail to and fro while he got attention. It was rare for him to get this sort of attention and every time she would visit the underworld Cerberous wasted no time in greeting the belly rubber.
"Are you still in your normal garb young lady?" a womans voice rang in horror behind the young girl.
Blue eyes opened wide and hands froze at the voice. She bit her lip and slowly turned to face her mother with a sheepish smile on her face. "But, uncle Hades was the first to arrive and when I saw Cerberous.....I...." she paused when she noticed the look on her mothers face was clearly not interested in her excuse. The lovely brunette had her arms crossed and her weight was settled on her right leg making her hip bone pop out.
"Ill go change," she jumped up and left the Large dog alone in hopes of not making her mother anymore mad then what she already was. She moved her way through the crowd smiling and greeting guests on her way toward the exit. It was a good thing no one noticed her clothes had black traces of dog hair and her sandles were not shined.
The sound of the forest was a chatter of cheeps, coos, and other strange sounds. The babbling brook spoke a language all its own to the groaning tree's, the whispering wind, and the stone faced mountains. Ajax moved through the forest quietly, he was the only thing that seemed out of place in the forest, yet he was as much of the forest as the tree's themselves. The animal's all knew him but paid him no mind as he moved around, few spoke to him. The animals were all doing there own thing, the forests its own. Yet as much as one would look, even if they knew were to, they would not find a single magical humanoid in the forest. Well besides Ajax, most of the humanoids were at the party of Eros. Ajax wanted to go but he knew there were to been way to many people and he didn't like that very much, they would make fun of him anyway. Except Ares, Ares was his one true friend...he admired Ajax's strength.
Ajax stopped for a moment and watched the water fall, the flowers and fish trying to swim up stream. It was beautiful, even to him. Ajax watched longer then he wanted, forgetting that he was busy he simply watched the beautiful scene. Animals cam and sat next to him as they also watched, strange as it would seem.
"Well this is all I can think of," Daxin mumbled to herself as she stood watching the glass mirror. Her fingers smoothed out her dress a bit anxously as her eyes scanned about making sure nothing was out of place in her outfit. True, she was in something simple that was white but atleast she didnt not feel out of place like in most dresses her mother made her prance around in. Just because she was that womans only daughter it did not mean that she could be a dress up doll. Daxin turned once she was satisfied with her look and slipped on her sandles before one last glance then leaving her room to join the party.
Inside the hall people were still jolly spirits and dancing about. It seemed that no one noticed her absence which was nice since it meant that no one noticed her outfit before. Daxin moved about the room until she found her last spot. Sadly cerberous was not around and neither was a certain king of the underworld. Daxin thought for a moment before asking the closest person for the dog and her uncle. It was possible that he turned in early but then again Cerberous was the type that was stubborn when it came to Daxin leaving.
"Hades already left," the lady of Love spoke.
"Not long after you left to change," Hermes stated as he sipped his wine.
Daxin knodded after asking a few. It seemed she took too long changing but atleast she looked better then before. She could always go for a visit. The dog was not everything to her. He was just a beloved creature. She moved her way toward the croud and took a pastry from a plate near the throne ready to mingle.
Cerberous glanced around the forest with all eyes in wonder. It seemed that in his trying to get back to the party he took a deture and ended up hear. The air was cool and nice against his fur but the strange sounds that came from all around him kept him on alert. His ears twitched with every noise that caught his attention and many times he would let out a low growl and sniff the air. This was far from home with its dark caves and many tunnels to hide in. This place was much more vast and it had things he had never seen before. The moon shinning down on the trees making shadows was one thing he was not used to.
Some big thing in the sky making light and there was no way to get to it by jumping or climbing? This place was strange with its cool gren hairs that sprouted from the ground and the large poles that had billions of arms that towered above. This place was really odd yet it seemed like freedom. Sadly every odd noise that hooted or howled made the hairs on the back of his neck stand up.
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Ajax snapped out of his trance like state quickly, something had entered the enchanted forest and he did not know the presence, had once felt something like it but this was different. Removing his spear from his back he moved quickly but quietly trough the forest. Well as quit as a large almost fully armored man could move, his leather studded kilt slapped against his legs as he ran. His spear ready in his hand, he removed his shield and moved his spear in a more suitable position. wear he was holding it he looked like he was wielding a rather large dagger. The shaft of the spear rested against his back as if he was caring a staff, the rather large shield would have weighed down any lesser of a man. Yet his shield would even be heavy to most of the gods, this shield was given to him by Athena; his spear from Ares. Both of which were made specifically for Ajax.
Ajax came to a stop, the dust around him having caught up with him as he ran. He was standing in behind the creature, spear head pointed at it and shield half raised. Ajax said something but what came from him was a bark. As Cerberus turned around Ajax smirked and smiled, returning his shield and spear to there sheaths he patted the large dog as all three heads started to lick his face and wag there tail. "Alright down boy down, it's been awhile. What has Hades been feeding you?" he said chuckling softly.
It didnt take long for Hades to come crashing into the room shoving both doors aside with anger in his eyes. "Has anyone seen that damned mutt?" he shouted as he looked around. This was rather odd since the man was only mad at Cerberous when he chewed on things from teething.
Dain lifted a brow at him along with the rest of the party. It seemed the dog went missing and his owner was not so happy. "I I thought you had him........."Dain smiled occwardly as she stepped forward with a smile. "Well you know he must have wanted to stay over ground for longer uncle,"
"Then we will send out a search party for him," Zues stated as he glanced at both Ares and Apollo. "Dont fret over your pup brother," he smiled.
Ajax finally managed to get free of the pups licks, grabbing his collar he started to walk out of the forest heading to the gods temple. He was only a few miles away so it wasn't going to be to much of a walk. Turning to the minor guardians of the forest he told them to watch over the place he would be back shortly. Cerberus begged, whimpered, and gave Ajax dead weight to pull. Growling at the pup Ajax's body started to shin as his secondary form came to being, picking up the pup and setting him on his shoulder he walked the rest of the way and dropped the pup down just in to to here Zeus say something about a search party. Putting the pup down Ajax grabbed him by the collar and held him in place.
The others knoded in unison before Daxin spoke up with intentions of joining the party. "If its alright," she breathed softly as she glided across the floor to her father. "I want to make sure he is safe," she smiled sweetly knowing she would get turned down being the fact that she ften did when it came to going into the human realm. Was she really that weak or fragile?
"Well he does love you the most when it comes to him getting attention so I supose it will be of some help to have you come," her father stated as he looked at her. "But, I sugest you stay close to the party so that Ares can keep an eye on you," His eyes narrowed with worry.
'Isnt Aros going to come as well?" Daxin glanced over to her nephew. He did get exaulted in this party for his master skills at slaying some sort of creature last everyone heard. It only served him right to come and do a deminstration.
"Yes, but I suggest you keep your eyes on the forest not on finding some sort of trouble to get into," Zues stated as he eyed both down. " I do not want a repeat of last time," his voice was a half chuckle yet in the presence of his wife and of the Lady of love he had to be harsh.
Daxin knoded and glanced at Aros who was standing next to his mother. She innocently smiled his way before gliding toward the main doors with the other men in tow.