The Ties that Bind

BY : Lady_Moonlight_Owl
Category: +S to Z > Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
Dragon prints: 49
Disclaimer: I don't own Saint Seiya or its Character, nor do I make any money from this fanfiction

Thanatos's P.O.V.


I'd never thought I would be foolish enough to fall in love with a mere mortal, but I did. I wonder if OTHERS feel this way about their mortal lovers. My twin brother, Hypnos, mocks me daily. Karma, my dear brother, will come back to bite you in your immortal ass one of these centuries.

The young woman in question is sixteen-year-old, Siria Tsomo. Siria is the daughter of Ara (Altar) Hakurei and Canis Major (laelap) Rekki Tsomo, the niece of Pope Sage and the older cousin of Natassia. Siria is the Delphinus Saint of Athena, as well as Athena's High Priestess and the Oracle of Sanctuary. It was not only her beauty that captures my black heart, but also Siria's fiery spirit, and her brave heart. I have indeed but foolishly fallen in love with my sworn enemy's oldest daughter.

I have watched my little dolphin night after night, making sure to mask my cosmos as well as my presence from our respective masters, her father, her uncle, and any who may be watching. I even try to keep an eye on her as she sleeps whenever duty allows. My little dolphin has a feline way of sleeping.

One night as I stepped into the Temple of Athena. A crystal prison suddenly imprisons me. I touch the crystals, and the crystals burned me. Athena herself blessed these crystals eons ago as a way to protect the priests and priestesses of this temple. Damn her!

I hear a voice that made my black heart soar with glee,

"Why have you been stalking me, Lord Thanatos?" Siria said, stepping into the dimly lighted room.

Siria's voice held both respect and suspicion. I notice that Siria was in her priestess robes, but I had a substantial doubt that underneath those robes were her Delphinus Cloth. I also could see that her body's poised for battle. I gave the girl a look of amusement when I notice her emerald green eyes held some fear, but those very same eyes promise me a world of great pain.

I smile wickedly at her,

"I'm watching you because you intrigue me with your fiery spirit and your courage."

Siria glares at me suspiciously,

"Truly you jest, Lord Thanatos, because many are more worthy of praise than I? Siria said, "what are your exact motives for being here in Athena's Temple no less."

My only reply is a mocking smile.

"Perhaps, you're right, but I will say this, however. I will make you my one and only lover either by force or willingly."

Siria's spiritual power and cosmos explode as she roars with anger,

"Begone foul creature, return to your lord and master in his dark realm, and leave me and the world of the living in peace!"

I ended up in my Lord Hades' throne room. Luckily Lord Hades is with his wife, or I would have much explaining to do.

"My little dolphin...such power when she is angered...how divine." I thought to myself. "I will make Siria mine."

I told Hypnos about my idiotic misadventure and my mission to make Siria mine. Hypnos only laughs at me mockingly.

"Brother, it sounds like you are going to have to tame the unruly dolphin so that she will obey you, but you do have a few obstacles in your way." Hypnos mocks.

I raise one eyebrow in skepticism.

"Siria's Hakurei's daughter and Sage's niece, our sworn enemies, don't you think they will use Siria against you or use your position as a weapon against Lord Hades."

My only reply is a low growl.

Hypnos gives me a knowing smile because he knew he was right.

" And finally, the girl is devoted to Athena and her uncle, if you desire to take Siria as your lover. She will have to renounce all ties to Athena and Sanctuary. I think not; the girl loves her family, Athena, and Sanctuary too much."

I smile knowingly at my brother.

Hypnos groans in disbelief.

"Do as you will, Thanatos," Hypnos said," you always do."

With that, Hypnos turns to leave my quarters but stops at the door with his hand on the doorknob. Hypnos looks over his shoulder at me with a thoughtful expression.

"Just be sure this is what you truly desire brother and not just a warm body to keep you company," Hypnos said seriously.

I growl lowly in response.

"You know how fickle mortals can be," Hypnos said with a mocking bow.

I growl venomously at my brother's back.

I kept on watching Siria as she went about her duties. I let my guard down. Siria sends me back to the Underworld. It did not deter me one bit. It just encourages me more. After a month or two, Siria grew weary of sending me back to the Underworld. Siria starts dumping me in rivers or streams, in the middle of the ocean or the sea, down a well a few times, and even in horse or cow manure once.

One night, I watched as Siria returns from a mission. The blood did not bother me one bit because I knew it wasn't my little dolphin. It is her tears for some reason that made my chest ache. What is this sensation?

I watch as The Grand Pope came into view. I watch as he spoke to my little dolphin in a supportive manner. I'm looking at this exchange, and I saw the love and understanding between an uncle and a niece. I watch him leave with my chest tightening. What is this sensation I am feeling?

I stepped out of my hiding place only to be trapped in the crystal prison once again.

Hmm.

Does Siria ever let her guard down?

I looked into her emerald green eyes as Siria sighs wearily.

"What do you want, Lord Thanatos?" Siria said, "I am not in the mood for your stalking games tonight."

I watch Siria for several minutes before answering her,

"I want you, Siria. I want you by my side for as long as you live," I said, sincerely looking into her beautiful, soulful eyes.

I watch those same beautiful, soulful eyes widen in shock, but she quickly recovers her composure.

"We cannot be together, Lord Thanatos. I am devoted to my duty alone, and it will not change," Siria said sadly, "Look to another for what you sorely seek because I cannot give you what you need."

"Will you always put duty before your heart?" I ask quietly.

A nod was her only response.

"No one needs to know about us." I implored

"I cannot." Siria shakes her head sadly.

The crystal prison dispels as I heard Siria whispers to me,

" Go, Lord Thanatos."

I did as she asks me grudgingly, and I left for now.

Unbeknownst to us, a particular Gemini Saint was watching us and reported Siria to Pope Sage, who told Siria's father.

I stayed away from my little dolphin for four months. I felt like I was going stir crazy without Siria. It seems like centuries instead of four months since I last saw her. I notice whenever I was near Siria, my destructive nature sleeps, but whenever I'm not near Siria. I see everyone stays away from me or avoids me like the plague, even my brother.

I'm going to see Siria despite the danger unto me.

For the first time, I'd stepped into the Temple of Athena that I have not trapped in the crystal prison. A vicious punch to my face and a low, venomous growl is how Siria greeted me after a four-month absence.

I look into Siria's angry, emerald green eyes as they filled with tears.

"Don't you ever do that to me again!" Siria said, " I thought Lord Hades had found out about me, and he punished you. You stupid bastard."

I could hear the anger and worry in her voice as I gently pull her into my arms and held her close. I could feel her body shaking like a leaf against my body. I leaned my forehead against hers. I did not think my staying away would affect my little dolphin like this. Siria did, after all, turn me down.

"I am sorry, Lord Thanatos. I did not think I would miss you stalking me until you were not doing it anymore." Siria murmured.

I just held her tightly as she continues.

"I have got my duties, and you have got yours. I have forsaken my heart for Athena, but I am tired of waking up alone."

I smile at these words.

"What of your father? will he understand."

Siria sighs heavily while shaking her head no.

"We could be lovers in secret, Lady Siria?" I asked smoothly.

Siria smiles up at me with love shining in her eyes.

"I take it that you like this idea, Lady Siria!" I said, smiling down at her.

A shadow crosses over Siria's face as she whispers to me,

"We have been found out, my father, my uncle, and Aporos are here, and they heard our conversation. Flee, my love."

I did not want to leave Siria there alone to face them on her own, but I withdrew masking my cosmos. Hakurei, Sage, Aporos came forward into the dimly lighted room, but its Hakurei, who addresses his daughter. A vicious slap across Siria's face and a low growl of anger.

"You stupid girl, you are the high priestess of Athena, her Delphinus Saint, the oracle of Sanctuary and my daughter. How dare you defile your positions and defy her and me."

Siria began to sob, hearing the anger and disappointment in her father's voice.

"Thanatos will use your positions against Athena in a heartbeat, or he will turn on you without a moment's notice, you little idiot," Hakurei growls.

Hakurei takes a dangerous step towards the sobbing Siria, but Sage steps between his twin and his sobbing niece. Sage pushes his twin away.

Sage turns to his sobbing niece and pulls her gently into his arms.

I am watching this exchange, and I wanted nothing more than to tear Hakurei apart for hurting my little dolphin like this.

"Siria, your father loves you dearly, and he does not want to see you hurt or heartbroken, nor do I! You understand this, can't you?" Sage's voice held both sympathy and understanding.

I can understand this myself, but does Hakurei have to be so harsh towards Siria.

Siria lifts her head, and a glow of defiance in her emerald eyes told its story.

"Am I to live my life as you do father, a hermit or am I to forsaken my heart as you do uncle by putting duty first or am I to betray a fellow Saint of Athena as you did Aporos out of spite and jealousy because I turned you down, or allow my father to drive me off as uncle did to my younger cousin Natassia because of a prophecy and I dearly miss her, and for all I know my Assia is dead and as is my mother," Siria said defiantly.

Siria took a step away from the three men and in a clear voice filled with defiance.

"I renounce my positions as a Silver Saint, High Priestess of Athena, and Oracle of I, Siria, at this moment renounce my loyalty to the goddess Athena and Pope Sage. I, Siria, at this time, swear my services to Lord Thanatos."

The look of pure shock on their faces priceless and the look of utter defiance on my little dolphin's face. Beautiful.

I appeared beside Siria and kissed her tenderly and said gruffly, "Come milady, let us take our leave."

In the blink of an eye, I took my little dolphin to the Underworld with me. I took Siria before Lord Hades and his queen. My twin bows to Siria in greeting. Siria bows before my Lord and his queen. I told them what had happened, and my Lord made Siria his queen's lady-in-waiting.

We begin our love affair. I took no other lover except Siria. We lived in bliss and love for eight years. It is late January when I notice the look of great distress on Siria's face. I took a step towards Siria. My first instinct is to hold Siria to make sure no one had harmed my Siria in any shape or form, then find out what fool had threatened her and then to processed to beat the hell out of the idiot.

Siria took a fearful step away from me, holding her stomach protectively with a look of absolute fear.

My eyes widen in shock as a smile crosses my face as I asked,

"How many months are you, my little dolphin?"

"Four. " came the quiet reply.

"I am going to be a father," I said excitedly, looking at my little dolphin.

Siria nods her head gently.

I pulled her into my arms and kissed her tenderly as I whispered in her ear once we stop kissing, "I love you, my little dolphin."

Siria smiles happily at me.

Our happy news spreads throughout the Underworld. Thanks to my brother's loose tongue. *shaking my head in disbelief while my little dolphin smiles proudly*

Three months later. April 30

I return from a mission to find my seven-month pregnant lover gone leaving only a note behind. I open up the letter.

Thanatos,

I just had a vision of our sixteen-year-old daughter murdering my father and my uncle under your orders while you imprison me in a bottle, you twisted son of a bitch.

I'm leaving you, Thanatos. I did love you, but this I cannot abide. My father's wrong, though. You did not use me against Athena. It was our child. I should've listened to my dad — you sick bastard.

I'm taking steps to prevent this vision from coming to pass. You'll never see our child or me again.

Good-bye,

Siria.

In a rage, I destroyed my private rooms, and I nearly beat several Specters and servants to death before Hypnos stops me. With Lord Hades' permission, Hypnos and I went in search of Siria.


September 30, Hypnos and I finally found Siria in Jamil.


We found Siria standing before a dimensional time vortex. For one fleeting moment. I saw my daughter and how beautiful she is. I watch in horror as Siria sends our daughter through time and space, knowing full well our daughter may not survive. Damn her!

Siria turns to me, smiling triumphantly.

"Alessandra is beyond your reach now. Our Alessa may or may not survive her journey through time and space."

Hypnos held me back at those words. I would've killed her outright for betraying me. I would not use Alessa like this unless ordered by Lord Hades.

In anger, I savagely grabbed Siria's arms and shrunk her while Hypnos hands me a bottle, and I place Siria into the cylinder.

"Here you will remain for betraying myself and our Alessandra," I growled at the bottle.

Hypnos and I went in search of my lost treasure with Lord Hades's permission.


September 30, 1976,~ 10:45 a.m.~ Mount Fuji~ 20th century


Adventurers found little Alessandra in one of the caverns of Mount Fuji. The three-month-old baby girl was rescued and taken to the nearest hospital. With the blood test, the abandoned baby girl had been born on June 30, 1976

The baby girl is placed in an orphanage run by nuns. Sister Tsubaki found a dove pendant on the baby girl and named her Dove. Three years later, Dove's adopted upon her third birthday by Shota and Megumi Minamoto. The Minamoto renamed Dove as Takara Minamoto, but the couple kept Dove as a nickname.


Meanwhile...

Hypnos and I found my lost treasure in all centuries. The twentieth, but that is a story for another time.


To Be Continued!

Thanatos's P.O.V.


I'd never thought I would be foolish enough to fall in love with a mere mortal, but I did. I wonder if OTHERS feel this way about their mortal lovers. My twin brother, Hypnos, mocks me daily. Karma, my dear brother, will come back to bite you in your immortal ass one of these centuries.

The young woman in question is sixteen-year-old, Siria Tsomo. Siria is the daughter of Ara (Altar) Hakurei and Canis Major (laelap) Rekki Tsomo, the niece of Pope Sage and the older cousin of Natassia. Siria is the Delphinus Saint of Athena, as well as Athena's High Priestess and the Oracle of Sanctuary. It was not only her beauty that captures my black heart, but also Siria's fiery spirit, and her brave heart. I have indeed but foolishly fallen in love with my sworn enemy's oldest daughter.

I have watched my little dolphin night after night, making sure to mask my cosmos as well as my presence from our respective masters, her father, her uncle, and any who may be watching. I even try to keep an eye on her as she sleeps whenever duty allows. My little dolphin has a feline way of sleeping.

One night as I stepped into the Temple of Athena. A crystal prison suddenly imprisons me. I touch the crystals, and the crystals burned me. Athena herself blessed these crystals eons ago as a way to protect the priests and priestesses of this temple. Damn her!

I hear a voice that made my black heart soar with glee,

"Why have you been stalking me, Lord Thanatos?" Siria said, stepping into the dimly lighted room.

Siria's voice held both respect and suspicion. I notice that Siria was in her priestess robes, but I had a substantial doubt that underneath those robes were her Delphinus Cloth. I also could see that her body's poised for battle. I gave the girl a look of amusement when I notice her emerald green eyes held some fear, but those very same eyes promise me a world of great pain.

I smile wickedly at her,

"I'm watching you because you intrigue me with your fiery spirit and your courage."

Siria glares at me suspiciously,

"Truly you jest, Lord Thanatos, because many are more worthy of praise than I? Siria said, "what are your exact motives for being here in Athena's Temple no less."

My only reply is a mocking smile.

"Perhaps, you're right, but I will say this, however. I will make you my one and only lover either by force or willingly."

Siria's spiritual power and cosmos explode as she roars with anger,

"Begone foul creature, return to your lord and master in his dark realm, and leave me and the world of the living in peace!"

I ended up in my Lord Hades' throne room. Luckily Lord Hades is with his wife, or I would have much explaining to do.

"My little dolphin...such power when she is angered...how divine." I thought to myself. "I will make Siria mine."

I told Hypnos about my idiotic misadventure and my mission to make Siria mine. Hypnos only laughs at me mockingly.

"Brother, it sounds like you are going to have to tame the unruly dolphin so that she will obey you, but you do have a few obstacles in your way." Hypnos mocks.

I raise one eyebrow in skepticism.

"Siria's Hakurei's daughter and Sage's niece, our sworn enemies, don't you think they will use Siria against you or use your position as a weapon against Lord Hades."

My only reply is a low growl.

Hypnos gives me a knowing smile because he knew he was right.

" And finally, the girl is devoted to Athena and her uncle, if you desire to take Siria as your lover. She will have to renounce all ties to Athena and Sanctuary. I think not; the girl loves her family, Athena, and Sanctuary too much."

I smile knowingly at my brother.

Hypnos groans in disbelief.

"Do as you will, Thanatos," Hypnos said," you always do."

With that, Hypnos turns to leave my quarters but stops at the door with his hand on the doorknob. Hypnos looks over his shoulder at me with a thoughtful expression.

"Just be sure this is what you truly desire brother and not just a warm body to keep you company," Hypnos said seriously.

I growl lowly in response.

"You know how fickle mortals can be," Hypnos said with a mocking bow.

I growl venomously at my brother's back.

I kept on watching Siria as she went about her duties. I let my guard down. Siria sends me back to the Underworld. It did not deter me one bit. It just encourages me more. After a month or two, Siria grew weary of sending me back to the Underworld. Siria starts dumping me in rivers or streams, in the middle of the ocean or the sea, down a well a few times, and even in horse or cow manure once.

One night, I watched as Siria returns from a mission. The blood did not bother me one bit because I knew it wasn't my little dolphin. It is her tears for some reason that made my chest ache. What is this sensation?

I watch as The Grand Pope came into view. I watch as he spoke to my little dolphin in a supportive manner. I'm looking at this exchange, and I saw the love and understanding between an uncle and a niece. I watch him leave with my chest tightening. What is this sensation I am feeling?

I stepped out of my hiding place only to be trapped in the crystal prison once again.

Hmm.

Does Siria ever let her guard down?

I looked into her emerald green eyes as Siria sighs wearily.

"What do you want, Lord Thanatos?" Siria said, "I am not in the mood for your stalking games tonight."

I watch Siria for several minutes before answering her,

"I want you, Siria. I want you by my side for as long as you live," I said, sincerely looking into her beautiful, soulful eyes.

I watch those same beautiful, soulful eyes widen in shock, but she quickly recovers her composure.

"We cannot be together, Lord Thanatos. I am devoted to my duty alone, and it will not change," Siria said sadly, "Look to another for what you sorely seek because I cannot give you what you need."

"Will you always put duty before your heart?" I ask quietly.

A nod was her only response.

"No one needs to know about us." I implored

"I cannot." Siria shakes her head sadly.

The crystal prison dispels as I heard Siria whispers to me,

" Go, Lord Thanatos."

I did as she asks me grudgingly, and I left for now.

Unbeknownst to us, a particular Gemini Saint was watching us and reported Siria to Pope Sage, who told Siria's father.

I stayed away from my little dolphin for four months. I felt like I was going stir crazy without Siria. It seems like centuries instead of four months since I last saw her. I notice whenever I was near Siria, my destructive nature sleeps, but whenever I'm not near Siria. I see everyone stays away from me or avoids me like the plague, even my brother.

I'm going to see Siria despite the danger unto me.

For the first time, I'd stepped into the Temple of Athena that I have not trapped in the crystal prison. A vicious punch to my face and a low, venomous growl is how Siria greeted me after a four-month absence.

I look into Siria's angry, emerald green eyes as they filled with tears.

"Don't you ever do that to me again!" Siria said, " I thought Lord Hades had found out about me, and he punished you. You stupid bastard."

I could hear the anger and worry in her voice as I gently pull her into my arms and held her close. I could feel her body shaking like a leaf against my body. I leaned my forehead against hers. I did not think my staying away would affect my little dolphin like this. Siria did, after all, turn me down.

"I am sorry, Lord Thanatos. I did not think I would miss you stalking me until you were not doing it anymore." Siria murmured.

I just held her tightly as she continues.

"I have got my duties, and you have got yours. I have forsaken my heart for Athena, but I am tired of waking up alone."

I smile at these words.

"What of your father? will he understand."

Siria sighs heavily while shaking her head no.

"We could be lovers in secret, Lady Siria?" I asked smoothly.

Siria smiles up at me with love shining in her eyes.

"I take it that you like this idea, Lady Siria!" I said, smiling down at her.

A shadow crosses over Siria's face as she whispers to me,

"We have been found out, my father, my uncle, and Aporos are here, and they heard our conversation. Flee, my love."

I did not want to leave Siria there alone to face them on her own, but I withdrew masking my cosmos. Hakurei, Sage, Aporos came forward into the dimly lighted room, but its Hakurei, who addresses his daughter. A vicious slap across Siria's face and a low growl of anger.

"You stupid girl, you are the high priestess of Athena, her Delphinus Saint, the oracle of Sanctuary and my daughter. How dare you defile your positions and defy her and me."

Siria began to sob, hearing the anger and disappointment in her father's voice.

"Thanatos will use your positions against Athena in a heartbeat, or he will turn on you without a moment's notice, you little idiot," Hakurei growls.

Hakurei takes a dangerous step towards the sobbing Siria, but Sage steps between his twin and his sobbing niece. Sage pushes his twin away.

Sage turns to his sobbing niece and pulls her gently into his arms.

I am watching this exchange, and I wanted nothing more than to tear Hakurei apart for hurting my little dolphin like this.

"Siria, your father loves you dearly, and he does not want to see you hurt or heartbroken, nor do I! You understand this, can't you?" Sage's voice held both sympathy and understanding.

I can understand this myself, but does Hakurei have to be so harsh towards Siria.

Siria lifts her head, and a glow of defiance in her emerald eyes told its story.

"Am I to live my life as you do father, a hermit or am I to forsaken my heart as you do uncle by putting duty first or am I to betray a fellow Saint of Athena as you did Aporos out of spite and jealousy because I turned you down, or allow my father to drive me off as uncle did to my younger cousin Natassia because of a prophecy and I dearly miss her, and for all I know my Assia is dead and as is my mother," Siria said defiantly.

Siria took a step away from the three men and in a clear voice filled with defiance.

"I renounce my positions as a Silver Saint, High Priestess of Athena, and Oracle of I, Siria, at this moment renounce my loyalty to the goddess Athena and Pope Sage. I, Siria, at this time, swear my services to Lord Thanatos."

The look of pure shock on their faces priceless and the look of utter defiance on my little dolphin's face. Beautiful.

I appeared beside Siria and kissed her tenderly and said gruffly, "Come milady, let us take our leave."

In the blink of an eye, I took my little dolphin to the Underworld with me. I took Siria before Lord Hades and his queen. My twin bows to Siria in greeting. Siria bows before my Lord and his queen. I told them what had happened, and my Lord made Siria his queen's lady-in-waiting.

We begin our love affair. I took no other lover except Siria. We lived in bliss and love for eight years. It is late January when I notice the look of great distress on Siria's face. I took a step towards Siria. My first instinct is to hold Siria to make sure no one had harmed my Siria in any shape or form, then find out what fool had threatened her and then to processed to beat the hell out of the idiot.

Siria took a fearful step away from me, holding her stomach protectively with a look of absolute fear.

My eyes widen in shock as a smile crosses my face as I asked,

"How many months are you, my little dolphin?"

"Four. " came the quiet reply.

"I am going to be a father," I said excitedly, looking at my little dolphin.

Siria nods her head gently.

I pulled her into my arms and kissed her tenderly as I whispered in her ear once we stop kissing, "I love you, my little dolphin."

Siria smiles happily at me.

Our happy news spreads throughout the Underworld. Thanks to my brother's loose tongue. *shaking my head in disbelief while my little dolphin smiles proudly*

Three months later. April 30

I return from a mission to find my seven-month pregnant lover gone leaving only a note behind. I open up the letter.

Thanatos,

I just had a vision of our sixteen-year-old daughter murdering my father and my uncle under your orders while you imprison me in a bottle, you twisted son of a bitch.

I'm leaving you, Thanatos. I did love you, but this I cannot abide. My father's wrong, though. You did not use me against Athena. It was our child. I should've listened to my dad — you sick bastard.

I'm taking steps to prevent this vision from coming to pass. You'll never see our child or me again.

Good-bye,

Siria.

In a rage, I destroyed my private rooms, and I nearly beat several Specters and servants to death before Hypnos stops me. With Lord Hades' permission, Hypnos and I went in search of Siria.


September 30, Hypnos and I finally found Siria in Jamil.


We found Siria standing before a dimensional time vortex. For one fleeting moment. I saw my daughter and how beautiful she is. I watch in horror as Siria sends our daughter through time and space, knowing full well our daughter may not survive. Damn her!

Siria turns to me, smiling triumphantly.

"Alessandra is beyond your reach now. Our Alessa may or may not survive her journey through time and space."

Hypnos held me back at those words. I would've killed her outright for betraying me. I would not use Alessa like this unless ordered by Lord Hades.

In anger, I savagely grabbed Siria's arms and shrunk her while Hypnos hands me a bottle, and I place Siria into the cylinder.

"Here you will remain for betraying myself and our Alessandra," I growled at the bottle.

Hypnos and I went in search of my lost treasure with Lord Hades's permission.


September 30, 1976,~ 10:45 a.m.~ Mount Fuji~ 20th century


Adventurers found little Alessandra in one of the caverns of Mount Fuji. The three-month-old baby girl was rescued and taken to the nearest hospital. With the blood test, the abandoned baby girl had been born on June 30, 1976

The baby girl is placed in an orphanage run by nuns. Sister Tsubaki found a dove pendant on the baby girl and named her Dove. Three years later, Dove's adopted upon her third birthday by Shota and Megumi Minamoto. The Minamoto renamed Dove as Takara Minamoto, but the couple kept Dove as a nickname.


Meanwhile...

Hypnos and I found my lost treasure in all centuries. The twentieth, but that is a story for another time.


To Be Continued!

Thanatos's P.O.V.


I'd never thought I would be foolish enough to fall in love with a mere mortal, but I did. I wonder if OTHERS feel this way about their mortal lovers. My twin brother, Hypnos, mocks me daily. Karma, my dear brother, will come back to bite you in your immortal ass one of these centuries.

The young woman in question is sixteen-year-old, Siria Tsomo. Siria is the daughter of Ara (Altar) Hakurei and Canis Major (laelap) Rekki Tsomo, the niece of Pope Sage and the older cousin of Natassia. Siria is the Delphinus Saint of Athena, as well as Athena's High Priestess and the Oracle of Sanctuary. It was not only her beauty that captures my black heart, but also Siria's fiery spirit, and her brave heart. I have indeed but foolishly fallen in love with my sworn enemy's oldest daughter.

I have watched my little dolphin night after night, making sure to mask my cosmos as well as my presence from our respective masters, her father, her uncle, and any who may be watching. I even try to keep an eye on her as she sleeps whenever duty allows. My little dolphin has a feline way of sleeping.

One night as I stepped into the Temple of Athena. A crystal prison suddenly imprisons me. I touch the crystals, and the crystals burned me. Athena herself blessed these crystals eons ago as a way to protect the priests and priestesses of this temple. Damn her!

I hear a voice that made my black heart soar with glee,

"Why have you been stalking me, Lord Thanatos?" Siria said, stepping into the dimly lighted room.

Siria's voice held both respect and suspicion. I notice that Siria was in her priestess robes, but I had a substantial doubt that underneath those robes were her Delphinus Cloth. I also could see that her body's poised for battle. I gave the girl a look of amusement when I notice her emerald green eyes held some fear, but those very same eyes promise me a world of great pain.

I smile wickedly at her,

"I'm watching you because you intrigue me with your fiery spirit and your courage."

Siria glares at me suspiciously,

"Truly you jest, Lord Thanatos, because many are more worthy of praise than I? Siria said, "what are your exact motives for being here in Athena's Temple no less."

My only reply is a mocking smile.

"Perhaps, you're right, but I will say this, however. I will make you my one and only lover either by force or willingly."

Siria's spiritual power and cosmos explode as she roars with anger,

"Begone foul creature, return to your lord and master in his dark realm, and leave me and the world of the living in peace!"

I ended up in my Lord Hades' throne room. Luckily Lord Hades is with his wife, or I would have much explaining to do.

"My little dolphin...such power when she is angered...how divine." I thought to myself. "I will make Siria mine."

I told Hypnos about my idiotic misadventure and my mission to make Siria mine. Hypnos only laughs at me mockingly.

"Brother, it sounds like you are going to have to tame the unruly dolphin so that she will obey you, but you do have a few obstacles in your way." Hypnos mocks.

I raise one eyebrow in skepticism.

"Siria's Hakurei's daughter and Sage's niece, our sworn enemies, don't you think they will use Siria against you or use your position as a weapon against Lord Hades."

My only reply is a low growl.

Hypnos gives me a knowing smile because he knew he was right.

" And finally, the girl is devoted to Athena and her uncle, if you desire to take Siria as your lover. She will have to renounce all ties to Athena and Sanctuary. I think not; the girl loves her family, Athena, and Sanctuary too much."

I smile knowingly at my brother.

Hypnos groans in disbelief.

"Do as you will, Thanatos," Hypnos said," you always do."

With that, Hypnos turns to leave my quarters but stops at the door with his hand on the doorknob. Hypnos looks over his shoulder at me with a thoughtful expression.

"Just be sure this is what you truly desire brother and not just a warm body to keep you company," Hypnos said seriously.

I growl lowly in response.

"You know how fickle mortals can be," Hypnos said with a mocking bow.

I growl venomously at my brother's back.

I kept on watching Siria as she went about her duties. I let my guard down. Siria sends me back to the Underworld. It did not deter me one bit. It just encourages me more. After a month or two, Siria grew weary of sending me back to the Underworld. Siria starts dumping me in rivers or streams, in the middle of the ocean or the sea, down a well a few times, and even in horse or cow manure once.

One night, I watched as Siria returns from a mission. The blood did not bother me one bit because I knew it wasn't my little dolphin. It is her tears for some reason that made my chest ache. What is this sensation?

I watch as The Grand Pope came into view. I watch as he spoke to my little dolphin in a supportive manner. I'm looking at this exchange, and I saw the love and understanding between an uncle and a niece. I watch him leave with my chest tightening. What is this sensation I am feeling?

I stepped out of my hiding place only to be trapped in the crystal prison once again.

Hmm.

Does Siria ever let her guard down?

I looked into her emerald green eyes as Siria sighs wearily.

"What do you want, Lord Thanatos?" Siria said, "I am not in the mood for your stalking games tonight."

I watch Siria for several minutes before answering her,

"I want you, Siria. I want you by my side for as long as you live," I said, sincerely looking into her beautiful, soulful eyes.

I watch those same beautiful, soulful eyes widen in shock, but she quickly recovers her composure.

"We cannot be together, Lord Thanatos. I am devoted to my duty alone, and it will not change," Siria said sadly, "Look to another for what you sorely seek because I cannot give you what you need."

"Will you always put duty before your heart?" I ask quietly.

A nod was her only response.

"No one needs to know about us." I implored

"I cannot." Siria shakes her head sadly.

The crystal prison dispels as I heard Siria whispers to me,

" Go, Lord Thanatos."

I did as she asks me grudgingly, and I left for now.

Unbeknownst to us, a particular Gemini Saint was watching us and reported Siria to Pope Sage, who told Siria's father.

I stayed away from my little dolphin for four months. I felt like I was going stir crazy without Siria. It seems like centuries instead of four months since I last saw her. I notice whenever I was near Siria, my destructive nature sleeps, but whenever I'm not near Siria. I see everyone stays away from me or avoids me like the plague, even my brother.

I'm going to see Siria despite the danger unto me.

For the first time, I'd stepped into the Temple of Athena that I have not trapped in the crystal prison. A vicious punch to my face and a low, venomous growl is how Siria greeted me after a four-month absence.

I look into Siria's angry, emerald green eyes as they filled with tears.

"Don't you ever do that to me again!" Siria said, " I thought Lord Hades had found out about me, and he punished you. You stupid bastard."

I could hear the anger and worry in her voice as I gently pull her into my arms and held her close. I could feel her body shaking like a leaf against my body. I leaned my forehead against hers. I did not think my staying away would affect my little dolphin like this. Siria did, after all, turn me down.

"I am sorry, Lord Thanatos. I did not think I would miss you stalking me until you were not doing it anymore." Siria murmured.

I just held her tightly as she continues.

"I have got my duties, and you have got yours. I have forsaken my heart for Athena, but I am tired of waking up alone."

I smile at these words.

"What of your father? will he understand."

Siria sighs heavily while shaking her head no.

"We could be lovers in secret, Lady Siria?" I asked smoothly.

Siria smiles up at me with love shining in her eyes.

"I take it that you like this idea, Lady Siria!" I said, smiling down at her.

A shadow crosses over Siria's face as she whispers to me,

"We have been found out, my father, my uncle, and Aporos are here, and they heard our conversation. Flee, my love."

I did not want to leave Siria there alone to face them on her own, but I withdrew masking my cosmos. Hakurei, Sage, Aporos came forward into the dimly lighted room, but its Hakurei, who addresses his daughter. A vicious slap across Siria's face and a low growl of anger.

"You stupid girl, you are the high priestess of Athena, her Delphinus Saint, the oracle of Sanctuary and my daughter. How dare you defile your positions and defy her and me."

Siria began to sob, hearing the anger and disappointment in her father's voice.

"Thanatos will use your positions against Athena in a heartbeat, or he will turn on you without a moment's notice, you little idiot," Hakurei growls.

Hakurei takes a dangerous step towards the sobbing Siria, but Sage steps between his twin and his sobbing niece. Sage pushes his twin away.

Sage turns to his sobbing niece and pulls her gently into his arms.

I am watching this exchange, and I wanted nothing more than to tear Hakurei apart for hurting my little dolphin like this.

"Siria, your father loves you dearly, and he does not want to see you hurt or heartbroken, nor do I! You understand this, can't you?" Sage's voice held both sympathy and understanding.

I can understand this myself, but does Hakurei have to be so harsh towards Siria.

Siria lifts her head, and a glow of defiance in her emerald eyes told its story.

"Am I to live my life as you do father, a hermit or am I to forsaken my heart as you do uncle by putting duty first or am I to betray a fellow Saint of Athena as you did Aporos out of spite and jealousy because I turned you down, or allow my father to drive me off as uncle did to my younger cousin Natassia because of a prophecy and I dearly miss her, and for all I know my Assia is dead and as is my mother," Siria said defiantly.

Siria took a step away from the three men and in a clear voice filled with defiance.

"I renounce my positions as a Silver Saint, High Priestess of Athena, and Oracle of I, Siria, at this moment renounce my loyalty to the goddess Athena and Pope Sage. I, Siria, at this time, swear my services to Lord Thanatos."

The look of pure shock on their faces priceless and the look of utter defiance on my little dolphin's face. Beautiful.

I appeared beside Siria and kissed her tenderly and said gruffly, "Come milady, let us take our leave."

In the blink of an eye, I took my little dolphin to the Underworld with me. I took Siria before Lord Hades and his queen. My twin bows to Siria in greeting. Siria bows before my Lord and his queen. I told them what had happened, and my Lord made Siria his queen's lady-in-waiting.

We begin our love affair. I took no other lover except Siria. We lived in bliss and love for eight years. It is late January when I notice the look of great distress on Siria's face. I took a step towards Siria. My first instinct is to hold Siria to make sure no one had harmed my Siria in any shape or form, then find out what fool had threatened her and then to processed to beat the hell out of the idiot.

Siria took a fearful step away from me, holding her stomach protectively with a look of absolute fear.

My eyes widen in shock as a smile crosses my face as I asked,

"How many months are you, my little dolphin?"

"Four. " came the quiet reply.

"I am going to be a father," I said excitedly, looking at my little dolphin.

Siria nods her head gently.

I pulled her into my arms and kissed her tenderly as I whispered in her ear once we stop kissing, "I love you, my little dolphin."

Siria smiles happily at me.

Our happy news spreads throughout the Underworld. Thanks to my brother's loose tongue. *shaking my head in disbelief while my little dolphin smiles proudly*

Three months later. April 30

I return from a mission to find my seven-month pregnant lover gone leaving only a note behind. I open up the letter.

Thanatos,

I just had a vision of our sixteen-year-old daughter murdering my father and my uncle under your orders while you imprison me in a bottle, you twisted son of a bitch.

I'm leaving you, Thanatos. I did love you, but this I cannot abide. My father's wrong, though. You did not use me against Athena. It was our child. I should've listened to my dad — you sick bastard.

I'm taking steps to prevent this vision from coming to pass. You'll never see our child or me again.

Good-bye,

Siria.

In a rage, I destroyed my private rooms, and I nearly beat several Specters and servants to death before Hypnos stops me. With Lord Hades' permission, Hypnos and I went in search of Siria.


September 30, Hypnos and I finally found Siria in Jamil.


We found Siria standing before a dimensional time vortex. For one fleeting moment. I saw my daughter and how beautiful she is. I watch in horror as Siria sends our daughter through time and space, knowing full well our daughter may not survive. Damn her!

Siria turns to me, smiling triumphantly.

"Alessandra is beyond your reach now. Our Alessa may or may not survive her journey through time and space."

Hypnos held me back at those words. I would've killed her outright for betraying me. I would not use Alessa like this unless ordered by Lord Hades.

In anger, I savagely grabbed Siria's arms and shrunk her while Hypnos hands me a bottle, and I place Siria into the cylinder.

"Here you will remain for betraying myself and our Alessandra," I growled at the bottle.

Hypnos and I went in search of my lost treasure with Lord Hades's permission.


September 30, 1976,~ 10:45 a.m.~ Mount Fuji~ 20th century


Adventurers found little Alessandra in one of the caverns of Mount Fuji. The three-month-old baby girl was rescued and taken to the nearest hospital. With the blood test, the abandoned baby girl had been born on June 30, 1976

The baby girl is placed in an orphanage run by nuns. Sister Tsubaki found a dove pendant on the baby girl and named her Dove. Three years later, Dove's adopted upon her third birthday by Shota and Megumi Minamoto. The Minamoto renamed Dove as Takara Minamoto, but the couple kept Dove as a nickname.


Meanwhile...

Hypnos and I found my lost treasure in all centuries. The twentieth, but that is a story for another time.


To Be Continued!

 



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