“Don’t take her words to heart Ares, she can’t distinguish a child from an adult.” Ena said, pressing her hand on Enaya’s shoulder, “Now you mind your manners, we talked about this.”
“Yes, yes, and I always listen, even when I don’t.” Enaya said, turning to look at her, grinning like a fool, “I was told to compliment your appearance.” She said looking back at Ares, “You look lovely.”
Ares’s eyes twitched, “How honest of you.” He pointed at corpse, “How about you stand by the window while I speak to someone real?”
Enaya was unfazed, “Define real.”
Ares huffed, “Someone who can define a child from an adult.”
Enaya laughed, “what’s the difference between them then?”
Ena sighed and pulled Enaya up, “Just stand by the window, quietly… thank you.”
Enaya smiled as she walked to the window, leaning against it as she looked out, having her back turned to them.
“So you want me to bark.” Ena asked, taking a seat.
He scoffed, “Not anymore, it’s not like it would even hurt your ego. Instead why not a rematch. This time you can try and steal this.” He set a winged helmet on the table, “It’s Hermes.”
“Why do you-“
“He hit a nerve last time he decided to play a little joke. So I took his helmet, now you can try and take this from me. We have a fair fight, and if you can get past me again it's yours.” He raised a finger, “but if you can’t, you’ll have to give me something of equal value. Will you take the-“
“Deal.” She said, “Let’s play your game.”
Ena called Enaya over, her soul merging with Enaya as her eyes appeared that very bright blue and her smile dropped, “Let's just agree never to meet again after this whatever the outcome.”
Ares grinned getting up, “Alright I'll agree to that much. You know Hades mentioned you quite a few times, I was starting to think you weren't real before you actually showed up.”
“And why is that?”
He pointed at them, “A soul and a body who walk around separately isn't exactly common, and you appear to still be sane, be it slightly.”
They sighed, “Alright I get it, freak all around.”
He shrugged, letting her say as she pleased, “Come along now.” He grabbed the helmet walking out of the room and had her follow close behind. The place looked off, like the insides would turn at his steps and the rooms would form as he passed by the separate doors.
“You can probably tell, but this place was made by Hephestus, I’d say it's one of the best things he’s done in a while.” Ares explained as the next door they came across opened to a stadium that finished forming right before their eyes, “Away from any prying eyes.”
Ares walked inside grabbing a spear and shield up as he walked to the far corner and set the helmet. All the while Ena and Enaya stood by the door, the light blue eyes staring at the ceiling that seemed surreal and was very much fake.
“How long has this been here?” She asked.
Ares walking back over, “This room? It's never been used before… not as many wars requiring gods as there used to be. The rooms are created as they are required. They will never exist forever.”
“That's unfortunate…” Ena and Enaya were both being controversial in their head, Ena trying to come up with a plan while Enaya wanted to use a different method.
He shrugged, “It’s just a room. Now focus, the game will be simple. The helmets in the far corner behind me, if you can get past me again and take it, you win.”
They nodded, their augmenting coming to a stop as Ares readied his spear.
“Give it your best, mortal.” He said, a spear on his right and a shield on his left.
Ena and Enaya hadn’t ever tried to fight as a combined force, not in an actual sense, it was always one besides the other. But as soon as Ares swung at them, they swerved out of the way.
Their eyes had just been barely able to follow and move themselves in time. But just as quick he rushed back at them. They held up a hand, forming a protective barrier that was smashed just as quick as it was made.
“I expected better, but it seems you're better off being a wandering soul.” Ares retorted as his spear pierced through her shoulder.