Summary: Today is supposed to be a peaceful day off, but when you find a pair of hands sticking out from underneath your car, it becomes all the more interesting.
Count: 2,400+ words.
Note: Adapted from my old story of the same name. Not much has changed, I just liked this piece and wished to repost it!
A day off is well needed after six shifts straight, alongside a whole lot of homework from lectures that have kept you up until the late hours of the evening. Or more so, into the earliest minutes of the morning. So when you notice that your Thursday is completely free of absolutely anything at all, the sight of the blank space on your calendar nearly brings a tear to your eye, and you decide it can be the perfect twenty-four hours to treat yourself, to at long last, kick back and relax.
And what a lovely day it has been so far! You sleep in without any concern of an alarm, briefly waking only to roll over and drape yourself back into your sheets, welcoming another hour and a half of dreams. The sound of your roommate slamming the front door on her way out to one of her own tutorials has you decidedly getting up, taking your time to make toast, switching the kettle on to boil until you open the coffee jar and realise the dreaded fact that less than half a teaspoon of grains is found stuck to the bottom.
Ok so I just about finished American Gods (the book, marathon of the show will kick off with the hubby later tonight) and while I don’t think there’s time to start a new verse before my trip I can definitely see Ororo as a modern culture hero, an ancient sky god brought over from Africa, or possibly some combo of both. It’s at least implied there had been a few well know rain goddess before Ororo arrived in Kenya, reincarnation themes with the fact her features and potential for magic comes about in her mother’s line every few generations. If the origins match closely enough latching onto the comic book tales and accepting worship in the form of fandom love would be a decent way to get by.
And it’d be interesting to see what changes that might bring. Maybe she’d start losing parts of her ancient self and has to decide if the trade-off is worth it for the sake of surviving. Also whose side would that put her on? idk, just some ramblings I had. I think by posting them here I’m more likely to come back and flush things out later.