Dating the Son of Zeus *10*

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Running my fingers over my cheek, I could practically still feel where her lips had grazed my skin. I don't know why she did it. What would have made her want to kiss me, even if it was only on my cheek? Angry at the fact that the dream had ended way to soon, I sat up and went to take a shower, hoping that it would clear my mind and I would be able to think without having her pop into my thoughts every few seconds.

Stepping out of the shower, I stood in front of the mirror. The steam from my extremely long shower had coated it and I had to wipe my hand over the front of it to see my reflection. What I saw, however, was not my reflection, but my father's.

"Ahh!" I jumped back in surprise, clutching the towel around my waist so that it wouldn't fall.

"Nice to see you too son," my father said with a small smile.

"Sorry father, you surprised me."

"My apologies." I knew what he was doing here, what he truly wished to talk about. So it was no surprise that he wasted no time in getting right to the heart of his visit. "How is the search going?"

I didn't really know what to say. Of course, when I thought of the search I immeadiately thought of her. Sophia. But I still wasn't 100% sure she was the one. Thinking though, I wouldn't really know if any girl was the one until I took her to Mount Olympus and had her pass the test. Knowing that my father was waiting for my response I said, "I think I have made progress. There is one girl that I have been," I struggled for the right word here, "communicating with. I'm not sure, but I think she could be it."

I watched as my father's face broke into a smile. "That is great son! I am truly happy for you. How are you liking Earth?"

Rolling my eyes I said, "It's very different from back home."

My father nodded his head in agreement. "It always has been. Even back during the times of the Ancients, going to Earth was always very different from back home. It's hard to imagine how different it is now. If my sources are correct," which I knew they were. His 'sources' or rather 'source' was Hermes. He was not only my father's messenger, but also his spy, "than you have enrolled in school?" He finished it like it was a question. He was waiting for me to confirm it.

"Yes I have."

"And why would you do that? Don't you think that that is taking more time away from you searching?" He talked as if his logic was perfectly reasonable and I shouldn't even bother trying to counter it.

"Actually, school is where I met this girl and where I am able to spend most of my time with her."

"I see. Well then, how is the school down there?" I didn't understand why he would ask such a pointless question.

"It's, alright." I said. "Different, once again, from back home. The strangest part is that we are taking a greek mythology class."

"Really? So you are basically learning all about your family tree while you are there," my father asked.

"Basically. Though the way they talk is rather wierd. They talk about us as if we are made up. Like we never exsisted. It's a rather awful feeling." I said feeling myself frown.

"Yes I am sure. But you and I, we are living proof that they are wrong. I know it must be hard, but the people of Earth have lost touch with the ancient ways. I am rather glad you decided to not go to Greece."

"Why?" I asked confused. I would think that my father would want me to be somewhere over there right now, instead of here in New York.

"You think that it is awful hearing them talk about us as if we aren't here? Imagine going over to Greece and seeing our old temples and shrines almost completely gone. Ruined by man and time." I watched as my father took on a somber expression. If this was hard for me I couldn't imagine how hard it must be for him. He ruled over the people of Earth once.He watched as they built temples, shrines, and palaces in his honor. To now see the other extreme side of that, it must be hard. He broke the silence by giving me a smile, his eyes twinkling as he said, "Well I just wanted to check in on you. I'm glad to hear that you are doing well, but remember, my deadline still stands. You have just over 2 months to finish you quest." I nodded once and the next thing I knew, I was looking at my own reflection in the mirror.

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