Pertemis: A Wolf’s Tale

Chapter 4 The Better Tales of Perspectives

Artemis's POV

We ate quietly in the old dinning room. But that didn't seem too kill the fact that there was a Cold War going on.

I still had a pity on Perseus. I wanted to get my vengeance, but Leto was sitting close by made it impossible for me to lung at him from across the table.

I occasionally glanced up at his direction. It wasn't that I took interest on him or something. It was just my curiosity, maybe just to give him my dangerous message via the glance.

And every time I peeked a look, I always found him already there staring back at me. At first it was kinda awkward that I immediately looked back at my food. But times go by and now we both had a staring competition.

Why does he have to possess that annoying face? Those mischievous and part innocent eyes of his that made me to lose my focus. That goofy smirk was so much annoying that I just wanted to choke him to death and his pout sometimes made me smile. It was a mixture of my own internal feeling whenever I looked straight at him. And somehow, I couldn't quite sure how to explain. Lucky I wasn't Athena, or I would've been banging my head to the wall, trying to figure out what it was.

The breakfast kept on with that. Leto at the head of the table, Perseus and I sat across and staring...well consider danger for now at each other. When thing was about to explode and we would lung at each other to rip the other's head out. Leto would let out an intentional cough and we both found the plates of soup so interesting.

"So...after breakfast, why don't you take Artemis around the island Perseus?" Leto tried to break the ice at last. "You may try to know each other better!"

I immediately gave out a frustrated groan. "Mum! I don't need a guider!"

"Yeah right" Across from me, Perseus muttered, playing with his food. "Spoken by a visiter."

I stabbed my knife down the sandwich so hard that it clashed against the plate at the bottom. Making an unpleasant sound.

"Perseus" Leto glanced at him, emphasised his name while raising her eyebrows. "She is your sister"

I smirked as he gulped from mother's dangerous stare.

"Ye-yeah" he stuttered. "Go out with Artemis. Try to know my... Sister better!"

As he said the word sister, it was like he tried to swallow a big rock. Which I felt great because I didn't want to call him brother either. Seriously, I've already got a super annoying and stupid brother. I didn't want to get another one.

"But mum!" I whined, trying to show her my apathy about her ideas. To which she responded with her infamous glance and I knew I should better be off with Perseus than to argue.

After breakfast to which I didn't feel like it much. We departed for our lovely (sarcasm) trip.

"You two have fun" Leto said. "Be back before dinner ok?"

Perseus leaned his back on a tree. Feeling more frustrated than ever and as the same as me.

"It won't take long mum" I told her.

"Yeah" Perseus said. "It will end soon before it even started."

Leto didn't say anything and walked back into the house, leaving both of us at the front yard.

I immediately reached or my dagger at my waist and Perseus folded his fists.

"By the way" Leto's voice came from the door made us both jump. "I'll be watching so don't think about killing each other off."

I gave her an awkward smile, while Perseus did a faked salute. I signal him with a glance 'Let's get outta here before everything gets worse'. He somehow understood and started to move.

"OK sister" He said amiably with a faked smile. "Let's go that way!"

left the house as it slowly disappeared behind the lines of trees and bushes.

Perseus stepped as he climbed on boulders and slid under


or spraying them dry after coming out from a cold morning bath

saw Perseus staring


folding his arms. "Maybe taking you out here

you think I will go easy on you just because you lead me to some of

he laughed. "I want you to get into more trouble. And by doing that, you mustn't

you are not really that boring after all" I said turning

girly after all" Here sneered at the sight of me playing

of his. Since the day I was born until now, no one had ever come to say 'oh, Artemis is girly' Not even Apollo would dare

gritted my teeth, while turning back at him slowly

pale. Yeah right boy, you should be. He stood up on

relax...uh...sis," he stuttered. "No need to be angry with

I stepped forward. "Except

soul already driven away from him. He stood their, face pale as a sheet.

at me with its dark eyes. A weird sensation sent shiver down my spine. It was like someone was watching me through the cow's eyes and I knew who was

to realise the crow and awkwardly cough.

out loud, like

jumped down and grabbed my hands, then dragged me away. Behind, I could still feel the crow was observing me through it voided black

speed of Perseus. I glanced down and realised one important thing was happening. I

come out I one piece. And now, right here in this island where people call prison of Leto. Under the shades of old oak trees, holding hands with Perseus seemed so normal.

us. Then again, have I actually accepted him as my brother? The was the only question I tried to answer. Sure I have only met him for 1 day. And most of the time we had a conflict whenever we met. But right now, holding hand with him, while he guided me through the trees and bushes. As if all the antagonism we had awhile

to protect someone he truly cares about. I didn't know where all the feelings come from, or how did I have that sudden

I felt

tried to catch his breath. "Leto can

chuckled as his sight. "She

He paused for awhile. "Uh...did

"Yeah, the nice breakfast the we BOTH eat

know I have it" he said. "Cause for cheeks look red like

I had been blushing the entire time. And now the thought made me blush even harder. I looked down

your concern!" I snarled. "Now where the hell are

up, feeling better from the

stood there, disoriented. I hated whenever I was like this, unable to look out my direction. Perhaps, from being a hunter and all, it was my

forest." He said. "But if you keep on this speed, we won't ever be able to reach it by nightfall. But if you move

nothing difficult for me and beside." I held my chin high. "I'm afraid that you can keep up with

offensive lady" Perseus

to there!" I

ever lose has to give up the bedroom

"Deal" I agreed.

stared at each other then at the goal ahead. I took a step back to prepare for a

cause it can

your pants up

I glanced at my direction, Perseus was no where to be seen. I just smirked. He was stupid enough to make a running competition with me. I've spent thousands of years just for this, even if he had his super ability of werewolf, he would never catch up. Look like someone gonna sleep on the

sprang out from the bush on my left. Perseus

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