Was she missing something by not having a man in her life? For a long time she had surrounded herself with women who shared her view of things of a romantic nature. Men were unnecessary and bothersome. Yet recently it seemed more nymphs than ever were being swept up in romantic entanglements, chased by gods and men alike. Though she hated admitting it, even to herself, she was beginning to feel a little...neglected.
Her long time confidante, Athena, was now completely enamored of Ares, and his parents, Hera and Hades, were enjoying a renewed relationship. It seemed like every woman around her was obsessed with one man or another and the strong, intelligent women succumbed just as readily as the others. Though she tried to play along and participate in their conversations, her heart was still unaffected. In the past, she had found men just as attractive and alluring as the next girl but now the concept of love seemed stale. A nagging voice in the back of her mind would occasionally whisper that her disillusionment with the concept of love was due more to being rejected by it than having achieved some greater level of knowledge and understanding. She ruthlessly suppressed that voice.
The only times she really felt alive anymore were when she was hunting and caring for her animals or when Hermes teased her or made her laugh. Where had that thought come from? Hermes was nothing to her. Just a friend, an acquaintance really. An incredibly annoying, though rather intelligent, and sometimes amazingly sweet and stunningly attractive...what was wrong with her?
As Dionysus already had a wife, I decided to pair Artemis with Hermes. If there are any objections, speak now or forever hold your peace. PLEASE REVIEW!
Much love, Cat.