There was a moment of utter silence in the office.
Probably because of two reasons.
First, this was the ‘Once in a Blue Moon’ occurrence, where Lord Hades deigns to converse with you, in more than a sentence.
I exploded, “OF COURSE NOT!!!?!!! What am I?? A CHILD??”
My (Very) Good Friend exploded, “OF COURSE NOT!!!?!!! What am I?? A Child??”
Then after a while, he pouted, “It was a newly launched Ice Cream. It was not on the menu, before.” He lifted my head up to stare at Hades with blazing eyes and declared, “I HAD TO HAVE IT!!??!!!”
Hades meet his friend’s glare with one of his own regular, perpetual stare and asked quietly, “Really??”
Really, Hades was that kind of person, who after making his point, no longer felt the need to talk and now would be replying in his polite monosyllabic replies.
On hearing that, My Friend pouted and lifted his chin arrogantly. “REALLY!!! Not everyone is like you and John. I need some sweetness in my life while dealing with the foul people every day!!!”
Then, he hunched his shoulders and looked up to Hades with mushy, puppy eyes that no one can resist.
Look at me; I am so cute and pitiful… How can you bully me!?!!
Hades looked at the cute puppy image projected by his Friend and silently thought, ‘You know? Your ‘Heheheh’ evil giggle could be heard clearly!!!’
Then, Hades stared with slightly raised eyebrows and quietly clarified, “Whole day.”
Confused, the innocent puppy eyes blinked up to him and asked, “What??”
“You ordered all the Ice Cream on the shelf. Other customers waiting in line didn’t get a single piece. And then you rubbed it on their faces, by eating all the ice-cream… for the WHOLE DAY!”
Hades thought back on one of the most dreadful days in his life when he saw his friend eating ice cream… no, it couldn’t be called EATING.
GORGING… Yes, it was Gorging!!!
On that day, His Friend was in the form of a burly muscular man. A Guy, you could generally see working, in a gym as a trainer or maybe as a bodyguard for the rich.
When they were in the line (By the way, they got there first!!!), his friend was drooling at the window looking at the food displayed.
His eyes were bright and sparkling. He was giggling at the sight of them as a cute, sweet (but weird…) child.
People looking at him from afar, wouldn’t help but feel like seeing an adult child, filled with glee looking at the cakes displayed.
But to Hades and humans near them... they could feel this crazy, evil aura, emitting from him.
It was more like a hungry drooling Hyena, giggling at the sight of the prey. Yeah… his friend was very scary…