By Jessie Harrell
"As he approached, I heard the flapping of wings, like an overgrown eagle. The sound dissolved while he landed on the fringe of the open window. a hurry of wind flew earlier me and extinguished the flames within the fire. Stars glimmered in the back of him yet his physique was once encircled in black." *** whilst Psyche gets a prophecy long gone horribly flawed, she learns that even the main appealing woman in Greece may have a hideous destiny. Her destiny? Fall in love with the single creature even the gods worry. As she feels herself slipping nearer into the hands of the prophecy, Psyche needs to choose from the terrifyingly smooth contact she feels nearly powerless to withstand and the single consistent she's come to anticipate out of lifestyles: you can't get away what's destined. Destined is a clean and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche fantasy from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.
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His lips pressed together like he was holding something back. ” Chapter 7 - Eros Eros might have mentally made his decision, but his body refused to execute on it. Instead, he watched the Pharmakos’s exile unfold like a sick tragedy. The sheer stupidity of it was almost mind-boggling. How long had the Greeks believed they could rid their cities of the major problems — famine, disease, plague, drought — by casting out a Pharmakos? It was ludicrous. Like just because some cripple left the city, everything else bad would follow?
Since when did you become one of Dionysus’s followers? ” He nodded his head in the direction of a group of swirling women. ” Kalliste brushed her bangs off her forehead. ” “Do tell,” Eros replied, finishing off his wine and raising his cup for another refill. “Maybe. First I want to know about Eros. ” Kalliste asked as she poured. Eros raised an eyebrow. “Me? ” He bumped her shoulder with his. ” “Mmmm…” Kalliste ran her hand up to his shoulder. ” Eros laughed and threw back another gulp of wine.
He brushed the hair from his eyes, revealing invitingly dark brown eyes. ” I laughed nervously, suddenly glad I hadn’t assumed he was Andreas’ servant. Servants do not study in Athens. “I know it’s sort of a strange interest,” he continued, “but I get bored only thinking about war or sports. History never changes and I never get better at sports. Flowers are different though. ” Was this guy a second suitor? I was pretty sure Father’s servant had only said one suitor was here, but what else could this guy be?