“Thomas Edison’s last words were ‘It’s very beautiful over there.’ I’m not too sure where there is, but I hope it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful,” he said mostly to himself, looking down at the drink in his hand.
"Just like Oscar WIlde’s were: ‘This wallpaper is dreadful. One of us will have to go.’" Thalia smirked. "Troubled nights?"
"Oh what gave me away?" She asked, sarcastically. "I’m surprised she thinks she can complain at all. She’s never around for her own family, we should be the ones upset."
Theia laughed. “Nemesis, Nemesis, you are so alike your dear mother. Who, just like you, has business to do. If there weren’t for her, mortals would never have the beauty of night, just like they wouldn’t know of anger and vengeance if there weren’t for you.”
"I don’t know how to get revenge. I’m not like the rest of my siblings or my father even if I try." She sighed and shook her head. "I would rather try to fix things with the people I wronged then get back at him."
"Sometimes that’s the only choice. I know you, darling. You’re more capable of doing it than you give yourself credit. But, it’s your choice."
"I feel so stupid, how could I have ever believed a man like that would actually love me." She shook her head, tears welling in her eyes once more. "I’ve pushed away the people I care about because I thought I knew what I was doing. And I’ve screwed up, I feel like I’m falling apart and I don’t know how to fix myself or anything else."
"You don’t need fixing yourself. You’ll get over it, everybody does in the end and you’re smarter than letting him ruining you. If you feel like he’s crippled you than… Take revenge on it. Show him what you’re made of. Show him you’re a Hastings and if I know something it’s that Hastings don’t let anyone bring them down. Get your revenge, especially if he’s as bad as you say."
Theia noticed something was wrong. She knew. But, she’s decided to drop the subject. If Eos wants her help, she’ll ask for it without Theia nudging her. “I am glad to hear that. Where are our siblings? They haven’t visited in quite a time now.”
"Stronger maybe, but I’m certainly not any smarter." She shook her head. "In fact I’m only beginning to realize how stupid and foolish I am. I suppose people weren’t so off the mark when they called me a foolish young girl."
"Elise. I am never wrong, remember. I can see — feel — when someone is lying. I’d never lie to you. The things they say is simply because they’re spiteful little things. That’s what they do; bringing people down. It’s the only thing they excel at and if you let them bring you down, they won."
"Do you really think it would be for the best? I see you, Elise. I see how you’ve changed. You became stronger. Tougher. Something I always knew you had inside of you." She nodded. "Maybe it’s good what happened to you. On the long run, of course. Maybe you feel like your heart is breaking now, but in the end it will make you who you really are. The strong and smart young woman I’ve always seen in you."
"I don’t want to read fairy tales or see some ridiculous movie about love! I don’t even want to hear the word right now!" She muttered angrily, shaking her head as she pulled back to wipe at her eyes. "I appreciate the offer but I don’t know if there’s anything I want right now other than to hide away from the world."
Thalia nodded. “Then, if that’s what you want I won’t stop you, my darling.”
"Ah, that would be justice wouldn’t it, finding a loophole around his little deed. You always know best."
"Dear Hecate taught me that. Maybe she could help you as well. Go to her and explain the situation. Tell her I sent you." Theia smiled to her daughter. "You’ll see all will be well. Hypnos will be punished."
Elise wrapped her arms around Thalia and let herself cry, not holding back the tears. “I made a giant stupid mistake, and I feel like an idiot.” She sniffed, pressing her face into her chest. “I don’t know what to do anymore. I just want to hide in my bed for eternity now.”
"Then maybe that is exactly what you need to do." Thalia smiled. "Not for eternity, but maybe just for a few days you should occupy yourself with trivial fairy tales and cheap romantic movies. Sometimes doing nothing is more effective than doing everything in your power to mend or stop something." She gently kissed Elise’s forehead. "I’ll always be here for you, Elise. If you need someone to watch those movies with you or help you make pancakes in 3 am or drink rum and ‘bitch’ about men and relationships… Then you know you can count on me." She winked. If Elise wanted to get drunk, it would be the best option while she’s with Thalia. To prevent possible regrets and complications from appearing.
"What am I to do, just waste my time away until the day comes that by some chance he is set free? I cannot possibly do nothing, stand aside while he is trapped away in his own mind— I have to make some kind of noise."
"Than make it. Endymion will surely hear it, if his heart is true to you, my beloved. Creep into his dreams. Awaken him. Every dream is doomed to end. Time is on our side, Selene. You can do much more than you think."