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    "It's been a while, I think," Zagreus said dazedly, "since I've had a death this quiet." He closed his eyes and took in a shuddering breath. "It's nice."

    Or, Thanatos and Zagreus have a heart-to-heart as Zag bleeds to death. It's admittedly quite nice.

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    “How do you know me?” Theseus hisses, but Zagreus can tell that he’s keeping his voice down, which would be a first, for Theseus, “H-have you been sent here to trick me on the day of my best friend’s wedding?”

    “Asterius’s wedding?” Zagreus asks, just as confused. If anything, he’d assume that Asterius would be getting married to Theseus, not anyone else!

    “Asterius?” Theseus echoes, “I know not who that is…! But I refuse to believe that anyone could be in this hall, nigh, in this kingdom without knowing of the wedding of Pirithous and Hippodamia! Are you not a citizen of Thessaly-”

    Here, Theseus pauses, looking Zagreus up and down. It’s obvious that he has no idea who Zagreus is, but can easily draw a conclusion that he’s not an everyday mortal from the way Zagreus is dressed. Not to mention Zagreus’s burning feet and mismatched eyes.

    The conclusion that Theseus draws is indeed a very Theseus one.

    “A daemon!”

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    a.k.a. Zagreus gets sent back in time to when Theseus was alive and has to deal with it.

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    Zagreus comes across a new type of animal on his most recent run to the surface and is determined to befriend it. Thanatos helps.

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    When Hypnos has the chance to leave his Chthonic family, he takes it. 'They'll be alright, it's not like they'll miss me,' he thinks bitterly, oblivious to the panic occurring in the Underworld.

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    "How can you lose a god?" exclaimed Thanatos, panicked. "All he does is sleep, surely it's not that hard to find him?"

    Nyx shook her head, expression mournful. "You forget he often played his game of hiding when you were both younger, my child. It could take days for him to reappear."

    "And it's already been days," sighed Zagreus, swiping a hand through his hair in agitation.

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    When Ariadne hears that there's going to be a battle in one of the Elysium arenas, Theseus and Asterius versus some prince of the Underworld she's never heard of, she's intrigued.
    She wants to see this.
    She goes.
    She does not regret it in the slightest.

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    Even in the Lands of the Dead, Life will find a way.

     

    The initial idea was: What if Zag, as the god of life can't help but react to anyone in heat/rut and his body changing accordingly? And what if this happened the first time with the very monster that tried to overthrow Olympus and is chained up in Tartarus now?

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    Arete wakes up in a new bed.

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    "You need comfort, lad, and we're happy to provide." Achilles meets Zagreus' eyes intently until the young prince lowers his, nods, and sticks out his hands.

     

     

    Holding one hand while Achilles holds the other, listening as he sends their prince off with a story, Patroclus thinks the feeling of staying with him is so much more than happiness.

     

    After letting himself feel small for the first time, Zagreus wants that lightness again; after caring for him, Patroclus and Achilles want that too.

    or: pzat explore the addition of caregivers/little to their dynamic, and they all can't help but compare it to what his childhood should have been

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    The glade is peaceful and tranquil, and Zagreus doesn't find himself needing to wander too much from his loving mother's side. He may not know his full powers but someday he's sure they'll show themselves.

    In the mean time, whenever he rests with the rhythm of the living things around him as the moon hangs in the sky, a visitor can't help but be curious about the boy who dreams of the Styx.

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    “Asterius! By the gods, is that truly you?” King Theseus bellows, ignoring Zagreus and looking instead directly at Asterius, “But why is the Bull of Minos standing here at your side, vile daemon? I am the hero who vanquished him, yet he is celebrated and I am treated as scum!”

    “You sealed your fate when you bested my father the first time, king,” Zagreus states, “I hope that catching a ride out of the underworld with Heracles was worth the eternal damnation it brought you when Than finally caught up with you for good.”

    Asterius remains silent. A look of betrayal flashes across Theseus's face, despite that the king and bull’s only connection is that their battle was legendary and, thus, Theseus and Asterius went down in history as rivals. A trend that is set to continue as Theseus draws his spear and points it between Asterius and Zagreus.

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    Through a loophole in his fate, Asterius finds himself as one of two Champions of Elysium. The other? Prince Zagreus, the son of Hades himself. Now the two of them must stop an irritatingly persistent King Theseus from escaping the underworld.

    But Asterius can't quite let go of his own past with Theseus...

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    For that long moment while Zagreus stares down at Theseus, it almost feels as if the purple haze has affected him, as well. Zagreus's slowly ticking brain suddenly decides that now, in the midst of battle, is a good time and thus, Zagreus reaches to his side to take out the bottle of nectar-

    ...But it turns out that the midst of battle is not, in fact, a good time to try to establish friendship with the person you're fighting. At least not when their ally is a giant bull-man who decides that your hesitation is an excellent time to drive his giant axe through your chest.

    Blood spurts out of Zagreus's mouth and the last thing he sees before the Styx takes him is Theseus staring up at him in wide-eyed confusion.

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    a.k.a. one look into what a Theseus romance route could potentially look like. When Zagreus gets an idea into his head, it doesn't usually leave and he's damn well going to try his hardest to give Theseus some nectar, despite Theseus being himself throughout.

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    Eigentlich hatte Thanatos sich vorgenommen, einen ruhigen Feierabend mit Zagreus zu verbringen.

    Uneigentlich kam das Wort "ruhig" in Zagreus' Wortschatz nicht vor.

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    It hurt, everytime he died. He wasn’t sure if Meg or Than really understood, he wasn’t sure if they felt pain the same as he. They could die, in a sense. They could be cut down, reduced to ash, only to be reformed with only a headache and a slight inconvenience to their afternoon. But it didn’t hurt, not for them.

    Redblood. Mortal blood. Filthy.

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    Zagreus is trying to find an alternate route out of the Underworld when he comes across Theseus alone on the banks of the Styx. Not interested in a full battle to get past the King of Athens, Zagreus suggests a wrestling contest.

    But everything went wrong, and now Theseus is on top of him, pinning him down, and, well, it would be wrong of Zagreus not to enjoy himself fully in this situation.

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    “Lord Zeus, I call upon you!”

    ...Wait, Zeus?

    But Zagreus already has Zeus's Aid on his side. Surely the Gods of Olympus cannot double-book themselves.

    The moment is tense. Usually, this would be when Theseus surges with power and becomes invulnerable for a short while, as he barrages Zagreus with an assault from the god of his choosing. In this case, Zeus, apparently.

    Yet today, it does not come.

    Theseus calls for the almighty Zeus and his call is left unanswered.

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    King Theseus finds that the daemon prince and the Minotaur stir something within him that he wishes could remain long buried. But the past refuses to stay in the past.

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    A dark stain had bloomed across the right side of his chiton, the kind that signaled a deep belly wound. On a mortal it would mean a slow, agonizing death; on Zagreus it meant another failed escape attempt. Thanatos stared at the slow seep of blood. He could smell Zagreus’ death. He was hungry for it.

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    With a Ghost that talks funny and whatever a Hunter could grab, the new duo learn to carve their own path in a Solar System that always seems to be in disarray. Though, when aiding a mysterious Warlock, the Hunter makes it his goal to find out who they are and what happened to him. No mater how many paths to darkness his light must shine through.

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    "He's late, he realizes.

    There's a lot of blood here, he realizes a moment later. Not the blackened stains of shades temporarily banished, but the dark-red and glistening of mortal blood, spattered in desperate arcs across the grass, staining the water where the River Lethe pools. Across the chamber, it shifts to a trail of blood, the imprint of bare footprints burned into the darkening liquid.

    There. There, slumped with his back against a green-glowing infernal trove, an ethereal sword buried in his chest, a pool of blood slowly spreading beneath him—Zagreus, Prince of the Underworld, his warmth and light so faded that Thanatos didn't even realize he was still in the chamber."

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    When Persephone decides to leave the Underworld, Nyx and Persephone make a secret pact. To ensure Persephone’s safety and prosperity, Nyx does not simply shroud her in the night, but moves her permanently to another place, another time, within the universe.

    As Zagreus seeks reunion with Persephone, Nyx must reckon with that decision, and all the conflicting emotions that reckoning brings with it.

    (A retelling of the main Hades storyline from Nyx’s perspective.)

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    Zagreus feels unwanted, Sisyphus feels unworthy, and still they find each other.

    Title and chapter titles are from Mother Mother's "Bottom Is A Rock"

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