“So you’ll pick one with me?” She questioned, getting up and glaring down.
“I wouldn't want that either. So please, ask something else from me. I wish to appease you, but do not make me fight Hades.” Ena kept looking down, not daring to look up at the woman who pondered her words.
Hera sighed, she crossed her arms, “Although you did insult Ares, he was amused by you. Pay him a visit, spar with him and keep him entertained for a couple hours. I didn't give a damn about that box anyways.” she shrugged, “It was just Zeus stirring drama. But you should watch your back. He doesn't take kindly to being crossed, much less being mocked by Hades.”
Ena looked at her confused, “Mocked?”
She snickered at her obliviousness, “Hades didn't take this win quietly. He even said he unleashed one of his greatest soldiers to fetch the box. I was quite amused to know that said soldier is a bodiless soul.”
“Sorry to disappoint.” Ena turned, about to head back, “If you excuse me then, I'll be on my way.”
“Where’s the rush? Settle down.” She smiled wide and leaned over the table resting her head in the palm of her hands, “Living so long can get boring. I’ve seen it all at least once before, and I have a knack for knowing when things will go bad. Careful who you trust.” She settled back down on her seat, “So what's your name?” Hera asked the eyes that stared her down following the shadowy figure who turned to face her again.
“My name is Ena.” hearing that Hera grinned, getting up from her seat while Ena left before she changed her mind. Hera watched Ena follow after her corpse from a distance, she walked out of the small cafe and wrapped an arm around a young looking man.
“You made sure she didn't recognize you with that new look Ares. But I think she might have.” Hera told him.
“I believe it worked perfectly, she was rather concerned with you.” He responded.
Hera chuckled, “You have to tell me what you think of her when you face her again.”
He pondered on the thought, imagining having to face a complete version of Ena that wasn't just a soul, “I wonder how much of a menace she would be. Quite the spectacle it could cause.”
“Are you afraid?” Hera asked.
“No, I'm excited.” The grin on his face was clear now, “I’m looking forward to her visit.”
Ena had gone back in a hurry, worries waying on her and taking an abrupt stop. Opening a portal discreetly on the roof of a building, she quickly entered the underworld forgetting about Enaya.
“Hades!” She called quickly, her voice laced with anger, “HADES!”
Her voice rang out but a reply wasn't heard. Almost about to curse she went around the place looking for Hades, spotting Cerberus wagging his tail at someone. Taking a closer look she noticed who it was.
“Persephone!” She called out, coming closer, “Where is Hades?”
Persephone smiled, “Ena, it's been a while since we spoke. Hades has taken a small leave, he’ll be back later.”
“How much later?” Ena questioned, seeing how carefree she took it, turning her head back to Cerberus who’d laid down by now.
“I don't know. I'm a little busy.” She said this petting Cerberus, “Is it something you can tell me?”
She considered it for a moment, “Hera came looking for me after I got the damn box.” she said, “He better watch his back, she wanted me to come retrieve it. Since I said no, I'll have to go on a playdate with Ares. She’s pissed off!”
Persephone giggled amused at the distress in her voice, “Well it sounds like she took it well.”
Ena would have blown up to her at this point if she didn't take a second to calm down, “Took it well?” She glared at Persephone, “Took it well… I'm sorry but are you an imbecile, you sure sound like one.”
Persephone didn't take her disrespect to heart, “But she did take it well. You’re still here, and you've made sure your little corpse is in one piece too right?”
Ena had indeed looked at Enaya before coming here, buyt her worries still stood, “Having a playdate with Ares won't be keeping me in one piece however.”
Persephone was about to shake her head but thinking about it she nodded, “Well… let's do this. If you must go see him, be sure to go in one piece. No soul separation or sending your corpse on its own. Anything that rots I'll personally fix. Take this as my own thanks for the box, separate to that favor Hades owes you.” She waved her hand at Ena considering this a small favor, “Besides, I really wanna go to your house this summer. Hades told me all about the new room you added.” her eyes seemed to glisten as she said this, “Can I drop by for a visit this summer?”
“You basically invite yourself over, do I have a choice?” If she said yes straight up she might spend all summer in her house just to get away from her Demeter, “...ught…” she shook her soul up into a blob on the floor, “Hades is going to constantly call and leave letters…”
Persephone chuckled, sending Cerberus off, “ We’ve never done this, come on just for a week…” She turned and muttered under her breath, “Or a month.”
Ena, having not heard the latter sighed, stood back up, “Fine… you can visit in the summer.”