Persephone has a type

You’ve heard of Hades and Persephone, now get ready for

JJ and Yuri.

or Yuri and JJ. 

No, really. 

  • Jean-Jacques is the God of the Underworld, who finds himself the unluckiest one between his two bros—Michele, God of Thunder and Lightning, and Emil, God of the Sea—as he inherited the dank world of the dead instead of the shining kingdom of Mount Olympus or even the sparkling kingdom of the oceans. He’s torn between complaining (“C’mon, Mickey, just one day!” “No.” “You don’t even enjoy being the king!” “YEAH BECAUSE YOUR WILY SISTER SARA IS FLIRTING LEFT AND RIGHT WITH EVERYTHING THAT MOVES” “You’re exaggerating and you know it.”) and enjoying it (“You know what? To hell with them. I’VE got the biggest kingdom AND I’m the richest!” “That’s the spirit, JJ!” “And I don’t have to listen to Mickey rant about Sara in my palace!” “… Yeah, I’ll admit, I’m kinda jealous, JJ.”).
  • Yuri is the unlucky grandson of Nikolai, God of the Corn—unlucky in the sense that he doesn’t exactly want to be a harvest deity. He dreams of being a badass god of something, but unfortunately, growing crops isn’t exactly intimidating unless you make them as tall as trees and Grandpa doesn’t approve of that. (“But why not? It’d be cool!” “Yurochka, we’re not feeding giant-sized mortals.” “We could feed the giants themselves…” “They can feed themselves just fine. Now keep plowing.”) He wants to be taken seriously as a deity, but with his flower-blooming powers and uncanny ability to attract cute wildlife, he fears he’ll forever be known as that one pretty god. (“I AM NOT A GIRL YOU ASS”)
  • When the mischievous God of Love, Viktor, decides to shoot an arrow into JJ’s heart and make him spontaneously kidnap Yuri (“VIKTOR YOU PRICK I’LL KILL YOU JJ YOU IDIOT LET GO OF MY LEG”), all of the pantheon breaks loose. (“… You know, I think, for once, Viktor’s idea was great.” “I agree.” “Good luck, Yurio!”)
  • Sort of.
  • Soon, the temporary love spell is broken and JJ is more than willing to return Yuri to his worried grandfather after all the trouble he’s caused, but unfortunately, Yuri’s decided he isn’t leaving until he gets a better power from the God of the Underworld himself. (“Let’s switch places! You probably suck as the Lord of the Dead anyway!” “… I’ll have you know I take full offense to that.”)

Alternatively,

  • Yuri is the cranky God of the Underworld, little brother to Viktor the airheaded God-King of Mt. Mappa, Georgi the hopeless-romantic God of the Sea, and Mila the mischievous Goddess of the Hunt. Despite living away from the other gods, Viktor keeps hounding him about his crush on one of his cute temple priests, a mortal named Yuuri. (“VIKTOR I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR STUPID—OI GIVE ME BACK MY GUARD CAT YOU LIL—” “I saw you eyeing MY Yuuri!” “I DON’T FUCKING CARE ABOUT YOUR MORTAL JUST LEAVE) Between his family and all the other annoying deities, Yuri never gets a break—which is why he never goes out of his realm. (“Otabek, cancel all my appointments in the upper world.” “Are you sure? Your brother is expecting—” “Exactly why I’m staying in.”)
  • JJ is the God of Harvest, who considers himself the king of all mortals. (“You may be the king of gods, Viktor, but I rule the earth!” “… Well, he has a point.”) He’s not too popular with the other gods the way he wants to be, but with nice and loving mortal fans and his best friend Isabella the Goddess of Flowers—whom he’s thinking about trying to date nowadays just to change things up—life’s not too bad. Until he gets accidentally kidnapped by the grumpy Lord of the Dead, that is.
  • In Yuri’s defense, the last thing he’d ever want to do in the mortal realm was to steal some half-naked asshole off the face of the earth. But due to a conniving bastard god by the name of Viktor, a fleeing JJ accidentally catches a ride with Yuri in his awesome chariot just as he’s about to descend back into his realm. Yuri’s all for kicking him out his kingdom… and surprisingly enough, the harvest god actually leaves him be…?
  • Only for the asshole to come back down the next day to pester him—because he’s bored.
  • Let’s just say the earth’s seasons are gonna be very wacky for a while.

TL;DR: This is my Hades and Persephone AU for Pliroy - an AU loosely based on the Greek Pantheon and features the most rom-com-y couple next to Viktuuri to ever rom-com, so someone should really get me away from this AU before I horrify you all with crack fics.  

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