The name haunted the people of this ancient land to put it simply, she was a monster. Haunted by her past lover, and cursed by Athena, she was doomed to set in stone all those that crossed her way. And well, isolation drives all monsters insane.
Medusa had turned into evil so despicable, even the Tartarus would not take her. But as we know, all evil can be cured, for the truth was that a slight spark of light and joy lied beneath her heart.
And on one faithful day, our most lovely Medusa left her island. The gorgons were killed by the so-called hero Perseus, although it seemed to happen that she did return the favor. She wanted revenge and for the Gods that sat upon the golden thrones of Olympus with not a care in the world, she wanted to make them truly suffer, leave them in the same despair they left her.
As she contemplated her journey and prepared herself for what lied ahead, she heard a whimper from the coast, it was a faint cry for help, a human voice. Medusa snarled with hatred, her rage and despise for humans was truly shocking, overpassing even the Lord of Time himself, Kronos.
As she walked down to the coast she set her eyes on the most beautiful woman she had ever seen, the most dazzling emerald eyes she laid upon, the mysterious woman wore a bob cut of a true redhead, her hair sparkled against the sun.
She was gorgeous and Medusa knew that for a fact if anything she couldn't help but admire her looks, far too beautiful for a mere mortal to possess...
Just as Medusa began to approach, the women brought her head up, she was clearly injured, and yet when she looked into her eyes, nothing happened. The mortal remained to live, a human of flesh and bone, and the snakes that were Medusa's hair were emotionless, just before the stranger collapsed onto the sand.
"H-how did she resist my magic?" was what Medusa muttered before holding the mortal and carrying her into her house.
Well, the house was pushing it a little, it was a little shack that Medusa had built, it was functional and served as a place for some shelter to hide from the night.
It still frightened her at the end of the day, turns out not all her humanity had been lost
Medusa lied the woman onto her bed and healed her wounds and bandaged her up. Occasionally looking down her face
"You're so perf-"
She stopped herself before whispering another word to herself, feelings were dangerous. And perhaps even more so was love. Of course, she felt neither but it was important to remember that evil such as herself could and would not feel.
Even if she wanted to.
And suddenly the woman woke up, which startled both Medusa and well the stranger. Not much of one to feel weakened, Medusa quickly composed herself and asked
"Who are you?"
"Oh, I'm Thalia! Thanks for bandaging up my wounds, you're really nice!" - the stranger replied in a chirpy voice
"Oh, and who are you? You seem nice!"
Medusa stood in shock as the stranger talked, she was looking right into her eyes and yet... Nothing happened. No stone transformation and her snakes were as calm as ever.
"I-I'm Medusa! T-the Beast of Stone! The Gorgo! K-killer of Men!" stuttered out Medusa, shocked that the stranger, or well, Thalia, didn't recognize her
"Well, that's like... SUPER COOL. A BEAST OF STONE? THAT'S AWESOME!!" gasped Thalia, shocked to see that her savior was so cool
"D-don't you get it? I'M MEDUSA I CAN KILL YOU WITH MY EYES"
"Well yeah, that's what you kinda said you could do... Am I missing something here?" Thalia asked, giving Medusa a puzzling look
Medusa breathed and calmed herself down, trying to not alarm the poor girl "I'm Medusa. I turn people into stone and kill them and people are afraid of me" she calmly explained
"Also really cool! Except for the whole fear thing, that's like kind of bad? Either way, I don't fear you, I kinda like you!"
" She likes me? " Medusa thought to herself, her pale cheeks growing red with flattery, she of course had no idea why and tried to snap out of it
"Well um, thank you!" she managed to sputter out "But aren't you scared of my snakes and their terrifying venom, and aren't you scared of my eyes???" She interrogated, desperate to know what was going on
"What snakes? Snakes are pretty cool but I can't exactly see them..." Thalia admitted
"What do you mean what sna-" Medusa began to say, before she figured it out, the girl was blind! It was the only way to explain what was going on "I'm gonna take a wild guess and say you're blind" said Medusa, a little more pretentiously than she intended to
"Yeah, I am! It's kind of a blessing, helps me see people for who they really are, not just their faces!" giggled Thalia, still a confused on what snakes Medu was referring to
"But anyway got anything to eat? I'm kinda hungry"