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Happy international women’s day 2016!

So, this little ficlet idea popped into my brain this morning and wouldn’t leave. It’s a sequel to this piece I wrote. It can stand on its own too.


Persephone took so long to get comfortable these days that Hades worried she wasn’t getting enough rest at night. It was his fault, of course. Well, she would correct him and remind him that it wasn’t entirely his fault. It did take two to create a child, after all.

He did his best to ensure that she got a good night’s sleep. More often than not, that meant he spent a great many evenings sprawled on the plush chair beside their bed. While not the ideal place to lay his head for the night, he wouldn’t complain about any aches or discomfort. He was still near her just in case she needed him.

She made a soft sound in her sleep and a brief frown put an adorable wrinkle between her eyebrows.The corners of his lips lifted as he leaned to brushed a loose curl away from her face. She’d had no patience for braiding or binding it tonight. He wasn’t going to argue. He liked her loose hair splayed over the pillow.

Her expression eased and she let out a dreamy sigh. He wondered what she dreamed about and what fears had caused that frown. There were those he could ask, but his wife’s mind was her own and he’d never intrude. Instead, he pushed up from the chair to carefully sit on the edge of the bed.

Turning, he stretched his legs out while he sat beside her, his back pressed against the surprisingly comfortable headboard. He stroked her hair and closed his eyes. None of this had ever been planned, but it felt so right.

“What are you humming?” Her voice was soft and husky from sleep. It did curious things to his insides that he’d rather not acknowledge in her present state.

He cleared his throat. “Humming? I was humming?”

Her eyes slowly opened and she gave him an amused smile. “Yes, you were. You hardly make music for me. It’s a treat and I almost missed it by sleeping through it.”

The chuckle rumbled in his chest as he wound a curl around his finger. Her hair was always so soft. He rested his head back against the headboard. “Ages ago, I was wandering the Fields and came upon a mother and her daughter. While they felt no pain or true grief, the little one missed her father. Her mother assured her that he’d join them when it was time. Then, she pulled the girl into her arms and that was the lullaby she sang. I’ve lost the words, but the melody remains.”

Persephone’s smile faded. “Have you seen them since? Has the girl’s father joined them at last?”

“Yes, he did some years later, but for his family, it was like no time had passed at all.” He rubbed the curl he captured with his thumb, reveling in its texture. “I’m grateful your mother is making some allowances for us and our child, but -” His voice caught. “I wonder how I’ll be able to wait for you both while you’re away.”

With a soft grunt of effort, she pushed to sit up and scooted against him. He released her hair and wrapped his arm around her shoulders. She reached for his free hand and tangled their fingers together before pressing it to her belly. “I wonder how we’ll be able to wait for you too,” she whispered. “But we’ll do what we must. We always have.”

He pressed a kiss to the top of her head and closed his eyes. “So we have. You should go back to sleep, my love. I didn’t mean to wake you.”

“I don’t mind. I only mind waking to find you not beside me. Stay with me in bed tonight?” Her request was drowsy and her head lolled against his shoulder.

“Of course, my jewel. Anything for you.” He’d never deny her.

stargazeranswers  asked:

About Supreme Chancellor Obi-Wan: does he manage to get his office moved to somewhere more secure and to his taste? Maybe with a small space for meditation or practicing his saber form?

Combining this with:

Anonymous said:
…welp since now Obi-wan’s life is so freaking busy, how does anyone get him to actually like.. sleep… at all…

Now, they don’t seem to be on the same topic, but you’ll see why. You’ll see why as soon as you read. lol

Obi-Wan has had to give up his small desk in the corner of the huge Chancellor rooms, instead he has a huge desk in the corner of the rooms. He adamantly refuses to sit with his back to those huge windows, even after he managed to convince the staff to let him set up thick curtains to cover them. It means that there’s no natural light in the rooms, but it also means that no sniper has a free shot straight into the rooms.

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this took an embarrassingly long time for something that’s not even all that great haha… but yeah, i really love this show a lot!!