I shake my head at Cupid as he casually dangles his arms out between the bars of his cell.
"What the bloody hell are you doing here?" I say.
Cupid's lips curl up into a grin.
"Same as you, I'd wager."
He runs a hand through his dirty blonde hair then leans back against the cell wall. Despite being taken prisoner he seems perfectly calm. There's an amused glint dancing about his irises.
I grip onto one of the metal bars in the door and lean forwards. A low chuckle escapes my lips.
"The original Cupid got himself caught. Pretty poor form, old friend."
"Right back at you," He pauses a moment then look of surprise passes across his face. "Wait...You mean you didn't mean to get caught?! Jeez, I would have warned you about the woman with the needle if I'd known. I thought it was all part of the plan..."
I say nothing. He lets out a low whistle.
"Well, this is awkward..." he says.
I lean forwards, dangling my own, muscular arms out of the cell.
"Quite..." I say, "though I must admit, it's also rather assuring that you intended to be here. So, what is the plan, then?"
Cupid grins widely.
"Oh I have the best plan ever. Did you hear about the Trojan war?"
I nod and smile.
"Ah, you're talking about the Trojan Horse. After their defeat, the Greeks sent a big wooden horse into Troy, the Trojans accepted it as a gift. They didn't realise it was a trap. The Greeks hid inside the horse then once behind enemy lines burst out and attacked."
Cupid nods emphatically.
"I take it we're the Trojan horse in this scenario?" I say.
Cupid nods again.
"So, you've brought weapons in, or something?"
His face falls slightly.
"Well...no, not exactly," he says.
"You know a way out, though, right?"
He looks thoughtful.
"Um...well...not as such..."
I feel a rise of irritation. My fingers clench hard around the cool metal bars. I take a deep breath, reminding myself I must keep the beast at bay.
"So, what exactly was your plan?" I say through gritted teeth.
Cupid grins - my growing irritation seems to be amusing him.
"I just wanted to get in here - find out what was going on. It's not like they can kill me. I didn't think much beyond that..."
I violently shake the bars, feeling a growl growing from deep inside.
"Woooah, let's take it easy, shall we?!" he says.
I take a deep breath and compose myself. I flash him a smile, exposing my teeth.
"I'm perfectly calm," I say.
There's a shifting behind me as Klaus joins me by the bars.
"So, you're Cupid? The original Cupid?" he says.
"The one and only," says Cupid with a grin.
"The Cupids Matchmaking Service have been looking for you," says Klaus.
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The Minotaur : CUPID'S MATCH SPIN-OFFAction
A Ripper is loose A Labyrinth is growing A WAR IS COMING... The beast had always liked a labyrinth ----- A Cupids Matchmaking Service Book. This is a Cupid's Match spin-off however it can be read as a stand alone. You do not need to read the other...