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This whole amnesia thing has made me uncomfortable. I don't like the feeling of having to trust everyone around me about all of these things I'm going to do, and about this life I've supposedly led here. So, I'm going to turn a one-eighty and suddenly kill Kronos by sacrificing myself. I believe that. As much as I want to smash Olympus, I hate Kronos more. I just never thought I'd have the will to overcome him. I still don't completely understand that. What also burns me is that Olympus, once again, gets a free pass. When all is said and done, they get away with everything, and what happened to me will continue happening for centuries yet to come. But, at least I didn't leave the world worse off.

Ever since that first day, I haven't wanted to talk about things back home. I haven't been all that talkative period. I'm having such a hard time dealing with all this. I'm going to believe what all of the people around me are telling me, but I'm not about to open up to any of them. So, most of my time has been hiking around the island, watching television in the rec center, and just doing chores and sword practice. Aphrodite keeps asking me to stop by, so I have a few times. I think there's more between us she isn't telling me. I suspected that from the first day. I just wish I could remember on my own!

Today is another one of the times she's pinned me down for a visit, so here I am. I casually rap my knuckles against the door to knock as I look out across this weird island.

Date: 2012-08-02 12:46 am (UTC)
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It's been totally weird, having a Luke who doesn't remember his time on the island. When she'd first found out from Percy, Aphrodite had expected much worse than what had actually happened. Somehow, though, she'd gotten through to him, and even though he was hardly warm towards her, at least Luke was willing to speak to her.

She's expecting him to stop by today, and at the knock on the door she grins and goes to answer it. "Hi, sweet pea," she says, stepping aside to let him in.

Date: 2012-08-02 02:18 am (UTC)
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"Just peachy," she answers cheerily, though every day she wonders more and more when he's going to remember. She wants to ask, but she doesn't like to push, surprisingly enough. "How about you?"

Date: 2012-08-02 02:47 am (UTC)
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"It's bound to come back eventually," Aphrodite says encouragingly, putting on a brave face and doing a pretty good job of it. "You've heard how this island likes to do things to people to mess with them, this is just one of those things. Your memories will come back, something's bound to trigger them eventually."

Date: 2012-08-02 03:06 am (UTC)
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She looks up at Luke with a steady gaze, not really surprised that this question's come up. "I can tell you, if you want," she replies. "I'm not trying to hide anything, I just - wasn't sure what you'd be ready to hear, and I didn't want you to think I was trying to force myself on you or force some kind of relationship out of you."

Date: 2012-08-02 03:20 am (UTC)
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She takes a slow breath, not sure she even wants to try and guess how he's going to react to this.

"Back on Valentine's Day, the island did something to a bunch of us. That day, people were doing weird things, almost like they were drunk or something, and then the next morning they all woke up in strange places with no memory of what happened the day before," Aphrodite explains. "You and I were two of the people affected, and the morning after Valentine's Day we woke up together half-naked on the other side of the island. We...thought it was kind of weird, but we weren't too bothered by waking up together, and well. You asked me to teach you a thing or two. And I agreed. We went back to my place and-"

She takes another breath, partially to steel herself, partially from the rush of warmth she can't help but feel at the memory of that first time. "You carried me to bed. We were involved, casually, non-exclusively, for two and a half months."

Date: 2012-08-02 03:44 am (UTC)
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Aphrodite shakes her head. This, now, is the hard part to tell. "We're not involved anymore, not since May," she says. "Because I screwed up. Both of us were free to see other people. You weren't seeing anyone else, but I was, one other guy, and I didn't tell you about him, because I figured you wouldn't want to know, just like I wouldn't have wanted to know the details of whatever other women you hooked up with."

She gives her head a little shake, knowing she's starting to give excuses. "One night, you'd told me you had plans with Percy, so I wasn't expecting you, but then you surprised me and came over, and - well, I was otherwise occupied. And since I didn't think it would be you, I let him answer the door, and heeee wasn't exactly clothed. You were upset, understandably, and when we talked the next day you told me to leave you alone for a while, give you some space. So I did, for two weeks, and then we talked again and we made up and you decided you were ready for us to be friends again. Just friends. And that's what we've been ever since. Friends."

She says it all fairly evenly, with a steady tone, even though it's like she's feeling those emotions all over again, how much those two weeks had hurt her, how hard it was for her to know, and yet not want to accept, that she might never get him completely back again despite how she still clung to the belief that he was hers.

Date: 2012-08-02 04:31 am (UTC)
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She's about ready to go to him anyway when he leans on the chair; she's not sure if he's suddenly light-headed or what. But then he motions her over, and she goes, stepping up close to him with a slightly puzzled look on her face. "What do you want me to do?" Aphrodite asks, more than willing to try and help Luke remember if he has an idea.

Date: 2012-08-02 02:18 pm (UTC)
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It's been months since he's kissed her, and it's all Aphrodite can do to keep the soft whimper from escaping her as Luke pulls her to him now. She wraps her arms around him as she returns it with feeling, desire strong and heavy within her as he pulls away.

She doesn't get long to bask in that feeling, though, and when Aphrodite sees the change in Luke's expression she reaches out, laying her hand gently on his arm. "Luke? What is it?"

Date: 2012-08-03 12:51 am (UTC)
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Aphrodite gasps. "They did? Thank the gods," she breathes, and she stays as still as she can, her hand still resting on his arm, waiting for Luke to process what's just happened, to see how he's going to react.

Date: 2012-08-03 01:42 am (UTC)
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"Sure," Aphrodite says, giving him a small smile. It seems crazy to think that Luke's memories came back because he kissed her, but she supposes stranger things have happened, and if it had been anyone else, she might have gushed about it a little.

"Are you okay?" she asks instead, hoping he won't lie and say he is, even if he isn't.

Date: 2012-08-03 02:25 am (UTC)
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"Maybe a little," she admits. "It's okay, though. It wasn't your fault, it was the stupid island again. Percy knows that too."

Date: 2012-08-03 03:01 am (UTC)
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"No," Aphrodite says, calm and steady as she shakes her head slowly, twice. "I would never say that, Luke. The island doing this to you doesn't take away what you've overcome. You're still my hero. That hasn't changed."

She squeezes his arm gently, her heart going out to him. "It's over now. You don't have to be lonely anymore."
Edited Date: 2012-08-03 03:01 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-08-04 12:22 am (UTC)
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"I was just trying to help," she replies, meeting Luke's gaze. More than that, she was living up to her promise, to never turn her back on him. "I knew you would have felt awful when you got your memories back, if something bad had happened. I didn't want you and Percy to hurt each other."

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