No story Cubes inspired story today. Instead, as it’s Valentine’s Day I thought I’d re tell one of the many classics in Greek Mythology. The story of Hephaestus and Aphrodite.
This isn’t the original tale of what you know. This focuses on my version of the tale which features Sylvie (Aphrodite) and Lucas (Hephaestus).
Sylvie starts falling for Lucas after being thrown together by the Moira in some improper task. Lucas who is four inches tall and is an outcast in his family circle for being different, finds a common ground with Sylvie when she opens up about living with her mum, Jennifer who suffered from a mental illness before she was murdered by the Moirai.
‘I knew that I was still an important part of her life but it was like I was invisible.’ She told him. ‘Every second consumed her emotionally and took her to some place where we couldn’t reach her.’
As the story comes to a close Sylvie visits Lucas at home where it becomes clear just how cold his family are towards him.
‘It’s because I’m small.’ He told her. ‘They treat me differently because they think I’m contagious or a freak.’
It’s due to their connection that romance blossoms throughout the third book but it will be a struggle what with Lucas’s internal belief that he’s unlovable and is worth nothing. This will see her eventually somersault back in Kenzie’s (Ares) arms.
The characters all share similarities with the Gods of past. Hephaestus was, of course disowned by Hera at the sight of him but the one difference is, is that Aphrodite was forced to marry Hephaestus by Zeus. I wanted Sylvie and Lucas to have a proper shot at love rather than her being a cold hearted woman.
That’s what love is all about. Taking chances and seeing where you end up. Today reminds us all to cherish the ones we love and to show that extra bit of care. Love is such a universal thing. It can be felt by just a simple action and I think that we should all practise love and kindness in our every day lives.