I cannot return your daughter

as she has eaten a fruit

from my gardens.

take leave and do not come again


She has to stay here

and cannot be returned,

you can strike a deal

with me,


half a year in Olympus

half a year in hell?

seems fair, alright

I’ll seal the deal with you.

Persephone Up: Hades

By Millicent C.

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