Dejens heart swelled with both pain and joy from the truth of how much time he had spent imprisoned and the joy of finally having someone want to help that actually, possibly could. “Thank you Konstantin”
“Hey, don’t even feel like you owe me anything alright. I’m going to get something too. I enjoy a challenge and on top of that I should find incredibly beautiful stones. Lets start with going into your tower so I can get a good look at your collar. It might take awhile for me even to get a good idea so you’ll want to sit” Dejen showed Konstantin in and they settled where he most often sat “could we talk or do you need silence?” Dejen asked, he has missed conversation immensely and he wanted to know more about this demon who would help him.
“talking wont be too distracting. If I need silence a few moments I’ll just tell you”
“did you have to travel far to get here?”
“Oh yes but no distance is too far for me when I want something”
“Does determination like that run in your family?”
“Oh yeah, from both sides” He answered with a chuckle then continued “My mom can be a little timid but she definitely has drive in her and my dad was thought to be a god by some beings for awhile”
“They were good parents?”
“yeah, in my family if you aren’t someones going to come kick your ass though my dads and my great grandpa Chthons are pretty hard to kick but then again, they are the two main ones in our family who started making their lineage kind and loving” He didn’t even know which story thread to follow. There seemed to be so much to talk about and it was a little overwhelming. Konstantin thought briefly to ask about Dejens family but they couldn’t have been close for him to end up alone here, suffering all these years. He knew his family wouldn’t have stodd for this. That city would of basically had a horde of beings here setting them straight.
After a few moments of silence Dejen went with “has anybody in your family ever had to be set straight when it came to parenting?”
“My Uncle Zeus, he was married to my Aunt Lucy. She’s my grandpas sister. He wasn’t abusive or anything but he neglected his children and made them feel unloved, by him at least. In his first life Zeus didn’t care about anybody except my Aunt Lucy. They knew their mother loved them immensely. He had a pretty rough childhood himself though. His dad actually was abusive, probably one of the most rotten kings this family has ever met. He killed many of his wives and only wanted Zeus because he was a male heir. God…his poor mother. She had many…many daughters before Zeus and she had to listen to their deaths every time they were born…just to give you some context to the kind of home Zeus was raised in.”
“How was his mother after all that and did you say in his first life?”
“His mother was just a silent shell. I hear she was incredibly heart breaking to look at but she’s happy now. She’s married to a water spirit named Neme now who adores her and gives her all the love and care she should of had in her first marriage. He’s even given her two daughters, Shri and Suka, they are amazing women”
“Good, I’m so glad she got a happy ending”
“Us too, oh when my great grandpa found out how Zeus;s mom was treated he was livid and he made sure Zeus knew his daughter would never be treated that way but I dont think there was ever any danger of that. I mean you can say what you want about Zeus Delmar but you can’t deny how deeply he loves Aunt Lucy even after I tell you the story of how his first life ended” Dejen listened intently, actually tearing up when Konstantin was reaching the end “eventually Zeus lost out completely to the drugs. He killed his father first, then he killed Lucy’s brother Noah because he tried to protect her then finally…he killed Lucy, his father had pumped so many drugs into his he was absolutely mad, he shouldnt have even been able to regain his mind. Most would have been broken forever but his love for her woke him up…though…it was too late. He couldn’t live with what he had done so he apologized to her then took his own life”