Two gods left over from ancient times, trapped in a game of love.
Down the centuries they play the game until someone breaks the rules.
18+ contemporary, fantasy, romantic comedy
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Stella was surprised to see Justin arrive. She hadn’t expected him until after seven, but it was lovely all the same. She threw her arms around his neck and kissed his cheek.
Justin held her and moved his face for a kiss on the lips. Then he hugged her tight.
“I’m sorry about Mercury,” he whispered against her lips.
They walked into her house, and she offered Justin coffee, but he pulled her close and leaned against the kitchen table with her standing between his legs.
“When did you discover him gone?” Justin asked, because he wanted her to talk through her sadness.
“This morning when I went out there with my coffee to talk to him he’d vanished. I called the police and they came about an hour later. They don’t hold out much hope of getting him back for me, although they were kind.” Stella’s sigh rang with sorrow.
Justin hugged her. He put a strand of hair behind her ear and kissed it. Then he kissed her lips gently before he answered. Faced with her sadness he felt wretched about stealing Mercury away from her.
“We’ll get you something else, and in fact I’ve brought you something already to cheer up the empty place where Mercury used to be. Come out to my car. Let’s get it.”
Stella smiled softly at him. “Justin, that’s so kind of you.”
He got the big frog out of the back of the SUV, and the pot of pink daisies, which he gave to Stella to carry as he closed the back of the car up.
“Justin, this is lovely. Flowers and a frog” Stella smiled in delight and kissed him before they walked down the side path to her back garden.
Once there, Justin placed the frog next to the pond, and Stella put the big pot of pink daisies on her patio paving before she walked down to the pond. She watched Justin angle the frog so that it looked as if the frog was leaping into the water.
He looked at her for approval as he stood back.
Stella went to him and put her arm around his waist. “Justin, thank you this is such a kind thing to do. The frog and the flowers are lovely,” she told him again.
Justin turned to her and crushed her against him because he loved her, and he was so sorry about what he’d done to Mercury.
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