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  • soulgathered
    07.04.2021 - 1 mont ago
     @letheslept​  asked : ‘ is it my fault? it’s my fault. it’s always my fault. ’ — also @ zag fnjckrf ( sentence prompt // selectively accepting ) + reply to this ask.

    something in his heart breaks. he had just wanted to comfort the god, let him know that he did deserve better. that the way people treated him was wrong. but the way hypnos replied, the confusion, the fear that someone, either hades or perhaps worse, nyx said something... the way his question became a rambling, blaming himself... for what even? 

    it took zagreus back. back when he had been a child, after every fight with his father he would cry. ‘it’s my fault that he hates me’. he’s mostly outgrown those thoughts, or perhaps he just learned to cope with it. the prince had found his reassurance somewhere else. in the encouraging words of his teacher or the soothing words of mother night.

    a mother that hasn’t talked to her own son in... how long? only addressing him if she had to? nyx didn’t yell like hades did, he had never seen her and her sons argue the way zagreus and his father did. perhaps it would be even good for hypnos to talk to her that way for once. ( but that’s not how hypnos is, isn’t he? ) he’s sleep incarnate, a gentle touch to ease people into their dreams, similarly to how thanatos could never bring violent death, even charon, despite an appearance that may frighten humans, could be reassuring. simply bringing the shades to the house, not judging what they did in life. the brothers are gentle, each in their own way.

    but hypnos... even when zagreus rolled his eyes at sleep’s advice, even if he sounded tired in his banter, he appreciated the other. to be greeted with that grin was refreshing, especially when he had to talk to hades afterwards. though it makes the prince wonder if he should have said something earlier, make sure hypnos knew that zagreus appreciated him.

    “hypnos. hypnos calm down for a moment. nobody said anything, and even if, why would I care?” zagreus sighs and brushes back his hair. “you’re not at fault for anything...” it’s not as if hypnos work had an actual end, people always died and would line up in the house. and people would always need sleep. 

    “hypnos, I am saying this as your friend: you need a break. and I mean that” he especially needed to get out of this hall, away from people either nagging him or ignoring him. “...wanna come with me?” he suddenly asks, slightly surprised at his own suggestion. “I’ll just say I want to test something... I’m sure mother could help me convince father.” besides, it’s not as if he escapes fully by himself, considering he had the boons and even other forms of help. and hypnos wouldn’t need to assist him, just follow him.

    “I mean when I do an escape run. you can stay behind me. we’ll talk on the way up... I don’t think I’ve been a particularly good friend to you recently. even though you’ve always been there for me.”

    #letheslept #❝ answered asks ❞ ( h!zagreus ). #[ surprise combo of your ask & this one ♥ ]
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  • soulgathered
    06.04.2021 - 1 mont ago
     @letheslept​  asked : ‘ i crave affection in the simplest way. ’ @ zagreus ♥ ( sentence prompt // selectively accepting ) .

    “is there complicated affection?” there shouldn’t be, right? though he knows what hypnos actually means. and it’s such a simple statement, such a normal wish and yet, the prince cannot help but find a bit of melancholy in it. how long has hypnos not received any form of affection to just crave it, even just little bits of it?

    zagreus makes quite a show out of yawning and stretching. and then he simply drops on the lounge he recently commissioned for the god and with a grin, he pulls the floating form with him. hands ruffle through soft hair, still keeping hypnos in his hug. “it seems I might still be under the influence of some boon” he says, loud enough for others to hear “if I want to properly test our security I probably should rest and it would be much easier to do here” there. that should be enough to have most people not question this and leave him, and most importantly, hypnos, alone for a bit.

    his fingers slow down a little, content to just lazily play with sleep’s hair, before pressing a careful kiss to the crown of his head. “you’ll have to stay here until I wake up” hopefully that will be enough for at least a little bit to let hypnos know that if he wants affection, the prince at least won’t shy away from giving it to him.

    #letheslept #❝ answered asks ❞ ( h!zagreus ). #[ soft soft soft soft ] #[ hypnos: affection would be nice zag: DUMPS ALL THE AFFECTION ON HIM!! ]
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  • infinitelydiverse
    06.04.2021 - 1 mont ago
    @letheslept:  'I am, as the poets say, a mess.' @ morpheus? :O

          Morpheus hums thoughtfully, wings curled around themselves as they hover in place. “Hm. I think that’s okay,” Morpheus says, bumping their thin shoulder against Hypnos’ gently. “The world would be terribly boring if we weren’t all... messy. I don’t think I’d like it if everyone was perfect.”

    #letheslept #so i tried to leave their relationship kind of ambiguous #since i'm not sure how you feel about hypnos being a dad #and morpheus' parents depends on the source #i'm cool with whatever #asks. #( int | morpheus. ) #( hades au | morpheus. )
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  • gentledeaths
    06.04.2021 - 1 mont ago
    #letheslept #»  ic. #»  canon verse. #»  answered. #sobbing openly on main
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  • gentledeaths
    06.04.2021 - 1 mont ago
    #letheslept #»  ic. #»  canon verse. #hello thank you so so much for sending this i was OVER THE MOON when i saw your blog on my explore!! your hypnos is so lovely :) #»  answered.
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  • dubovoye
    25.02.2021 - 2 monts ago
    @letheslept said   :   “just five more minutes… maybe six…” 

    WHY  WAKE?  MAYBE  HYPNOS  HAS  A  POINT  . . .          time means so little in zagreus’ home, and his escapes are not scheduled.  there is no reason to rise from newly purchased sheets, courtesy of the house contractor  (  his father’s scorn at such frivolity! is woven into them,  )  and no reason to rouse hypnos either.  zagreus is sure the main hall won’t suffer for his absence for a while longer.  and his presence has such an effect.  it flows ‘round the bed chamber as tides move upon the shores above, waves upon soft waves of a snoozy, relazing energy.  is it intentional, or is zagreus simply searching for an excuse for his unusual tiredness?

    zagreus yawns, rubs his dishevelled hair, and rests his head back upon the pillow.  if he closes his eyes, he’ll be off for hours more, and so he struggles mightily to keep them open.  to achieve this, he focuses himself on hypnos, a mere pillow away.  “  five more minutes could become five more hours with you around.  ”

    #why are they sharing a bed ?? i dont care i just want to see it #anyways i hope u enjoy reading this as much as i enjoyed writing it hehe #letheslept #zagreus / canon iv #queue
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  • roskaarotta
    23.02.2021 - 2 monts ago
    #v ; hades #letheslept
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  • dubovoye
    16.02.2021 - 3 monts ago
    @letheslept said   :    “ this is just as horrifying as i thought it would be ” @ zag

    ZAGREUS’  DEPICTION  IS  AS  HORRENDOUS       as a monster in the flesh  (  or . . .  ethereal matter?  )  but proudly, the prince nods along.  he’s no portraitist, of course, but he’s tried, with a coal and some parchment, to show hypnos a regular contender on his way to the surface.  theseus, in zagreus’ hand, is a crude figure, much, zagreus contends, like the real thing.  how wrong were the myths depicting asterius as a beast!  he’d nearly said as much once  ----  and he meant it in jest, of course.  (  for the most part, anyways.  )

    raising mismatched eyes from his drawing to hypnos, zagreus grins, a dangerous, impulsive expression much befitting his recent promotion to official realm ruiner.  “  i hope you will be spared meeting him in person, then,  ”  he says,  “  his rhetoric hurts almost as much as his spear.  i’m not sure you’d enjoy his company.  ”

    #this is so silly sorry i just love the idea of zag drawing dumb pictures #to try and convey his experiences during his escapes #i was gonna make it a picture of lernie but this felt Funnier edfrghgf #zag is usually pretty nice but theseus is on his shit list #letheslept #zagreus / canon iv #queue
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  • deathless-determination
    15.02.2021 - 3 monts ago
    #Mail from Hermes || Answered #letheslept
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  • bloodlorded
    13.02.2021 - 3 monts ago

    It was time. Long awaited and entirely nerve-wracking, yet still so terribly exciting, the welcome mat had finally been rolled out to gods and shades alike in a celebration of Aphrodite's expertise.

    And still, Zagreus felt an irritating sense of foreboding.

    It's a night of fun, he had told himself, over and over, a pretty chest of carefully crafted floral gifts for the group they had organized, and still he was beside himself. Not for any particular reason, he supposed - even if the whisperings of shades in his ears lately, as well as those of his friends, had plenty of reason to give him pause. He just... wanted to be sure that they would have a good time. Even if he didn't get along with all of them, all the time, they were still good people. Important to him in some form or another.

    It certainly wouldn't do if he stood and worried himself sick, he tried to remind himself, bouncing nervously from foot to foot as he waited for the rest of his companions to convene. Only a touch more formal, and still entirely his energetic, lively self, he put on his best smile, and worked to convince himself that thing would progress just fine.

    "Let's do this."

    @roskaarotta @letheslept @chthonickeys

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  • starulus
    13.02.2021 - 3 monts ago
    @letheslept​​​ whispered: ❝ “listen, i know you don’t want to, but.. maybe you should rest for a while. you’re not going to get anywhere like this.” — @ zag! ♥ ❞ ★⚟ caring for stubborn muses.

        Bubbles rise from the unceasing depths of the Styx, soon followed by the pliant, bested body of the Underworld’s prince; an occurrence that’s become just as frequent as it is sorry to behold. This particular occurrence, however, Zagreus makes no immediate motion to erect himself, nor does he grumble through a complaint pertaining to the maker of his demise. It’s all he can do to heave his weight over to the steps, palms splattering crimson against the marble.

        Were he burdened by his pride, he’d count himself lucky that Hypnos and a congregation of shades are the only souls to cast their eyes on him in this rare moment of toilworn weakness. Instead, what irks him are those words. The inane suggestion that he ought to rest.

        Hypnos himself isn’t irksome, of course. The prince knows full well that even the most insensitively phrased of his blunt and poorly timed utterances haven’t come from a place of malicious intent. He cares, else he'd never bother to provide feedback and voice the occasional concern in the first place. For that, Zagreus is grateful. Immensely so. Which is why he stows his frustration into the clenching of his downed fists and nothing more.

        It wasn’t long ago that he was informed he’d died his hundredth death. A feat—or so that was how the friend hovering before him had framed it. To Zagreus, it was nothing more than a testament to his failure. A false milestone upon a merciless path that showed no signs of yielding to him.

        And even still, its end calls. That warm, sunlit garden, just past the bitter clearing. A warm, sunlit someone.

        His dripping head snaps up, two-colored gaze flashing in the torchlight.

        “Rest won’t bring mother home.”

        With that said, Zagreus finally finds the will to stand, shake the last of the Styx’s carmine vestiges from his hair and dart off, a trail of extraordinarily persistent embers flaring, then dwindling in his wake.

    #★; all is well. it's only blood. { hadesverse | zagreus } #letheslept #{ you tried dude!! } #blood cw#death cw #★; writing samples
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  • sparkadream
    12.02.2021 - 3 monts ago
    @letheslept resuming the dream

    A small whine came from the head on the left as ears pull back slightly, the ground returning to normal for a moment finally as tail falls limp.

    The one on the right just licked at his chops a bit seemingly having missed what Hypnos had said, he was just excitedly waiting for the toy to be thrown still.

    The middle head however gave a sharp bark in response to the other’s words. A clear indication that the guard dog was not about to let up.

    He wanted to play! Specifically, he wanted Hypnos to play. There was no getting out of it. The point was only further made as the left head lowers a bit to nudge the squeaky toy a bit closer with his nose the toy even making a small squeak causing the ears of the right one to perk a little, tail thudding on the ground again.

    #letheslept#verse tbt #★☆★。・゚゚・ ɢᴜᴀʀᴅ ᴅᴏɢ || Cerberus
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  • bloodlorded
    07.02.2021 - 3 monts ago

    @letheslept

    "Honestly, Hypnos, why don't you tag along with Ker and I? I mean, as far as we could tell, we weren't going to..." He trailed off, feeling rude. It didn't feel right to talk about Keres in that fashion. "Anyway! We've decided we'll just go and people watch. Eat food. Enjoy a drink or two. We'd love to have you tag along."

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  • roskaarotta
    04.02.2021 - 3 monts ago

    well ! she’s jumping off as she tried to flap her head wings ... but to no avail as she felt her brain primaly resort to ... landing on all fours like a cat.

    ah. well, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

    “ that was - wasn’t suppose to happen. why am i still on THE GROUND. ”

    #letheslept #v ; hades
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  • roskaarotta
    04.02.2021 - 3 monts ago
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  • birds-multimuse
    01.02.2021 - 3 monts ago
    @letheslept​ started following birds-multimuse

    “Hello there.” 

    “I’d offer to pay you to not mention me to Hades, but you seem like the type to keep to themselves anyway.”

    #(the hollow knight: ayuma) #letheslept#*GRABS YOU* #(denizen of void: abysschosen verse)
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  • roskaarotta
    01.02.2021 - 3 monts ago

    @letheslept​ liked for a keres starter

    “ so ... sorry to bother you, but i noticed that thanatos... has a weapon and i’m not sure you have one as well but ; is it customary for all us to have one or it’s ... up to our choice ? ” she asked, head tilted to the side with genuine curiousity in her voice.

    #letheslept #v ; hades
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  • a-la-mort
    30.01.2021 - 3 monts ago
    @letheslept has come forth:     ‘ your loss, not mine. ’ — yeets him at nyx

    The deity shook her head subtly at his attempt at a nonchalant comment — and must he pay attention, a soft chuckle would have been heard under her breath.

    It seemed as though every time she advised him on doing better or taking matters into his own hands ( anything that’d involve her not stepping in, really ) she was met with some form of reluctance or, now most commonly, apathy.

    It was not hard to see the spite between his words, however. Still, she hoped he could understand her point of view.

    Well, she supposed she’d find out about that soon enough. 

    ❝ I have to make these kinds of sacrifices every day, my child... Though since you don’t seem bothered by them, it does ease my mind. ❞

    She replied, her lips curling upwards in a faint smile. 

    LIGHT & DARK   /    no longer accepting.
    #letheslept #*  ic: night incarnate. #*  answered. #*  v: hades. #(assuming things is my specialty so just tell me if u want anything changed) #(but really i do feel she'd look at him go all 'huff huff' and play it cool but internally she'd know he's upsetty idk) #(mom things)
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  • roskaarotta
    29.01.2021 - 3 monts ago
    #FAMILIAR HUG !!!!! YES !!!!!!!!!! #letheslept
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  • roskaarotta
    29.01.2021 - 3 monts ago
    #// ker please......... #v ; hades #letheslept
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