Whenever I read a fic or story based on the original ‘Hades and Persephone’ myth where Persephone was actually the one to go down to the underworld and decided to stay there because she liked it and fell in love with Hades, someone who actually respected her, but was then forced to leave by an overbearing mother and council it always made me really sad because it had these two yearning people who absolutely loved each other forced apart. But then I realized something.
IT’S THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY!
Those two probably video chat about their days every night, or skype while making dinner, or just text each other memes about the clown that is Zeus or just the cutest little pictures of their pupper Cerebus. They’re able to show each other how much they love and miss each other throughout the time they’re separated and that just makes me so much happier than having them pine through the angst. They get a happy ending, and I think that’s wonderful.
(PS If anybody writes something like this PLEASE SEND OR TAG IT TO ME I’D LOVE TO SEE IT)
The fact that Kristin Chenoweth’s Maleficent and Cheyenne Jackson’s Hades were once married and had a daughter together but we never got to see them even in a scene will haunt me forever. Like can you imagine the amazingly talented and pure chaotic energy of them doing an epic ex-spouse duet? Or them both doing a song with Mal?