Holly was getting tired of Aqua. He was even more annoying than Artemis!
“C’mon, babe, don’t be like that!”he called to her. “Just stay with me for a while! I love you!”
The last sentence itself shocked the elf. He was just openly saying it! Sure, this was another alter, like Orion. How did he get out in the first place?
“Why are you out here?”she whispered. “Isn’t Arty cured of the Complex?”
Aqua sighed. “This has nothing to do with the Complex, sweetheart. We are all part of Artemis. Although, we don’t usually get control over his body unless he has the Complex. This was all unexpected, but I like it anyway.” He reached over and wrapped an arm around her shoulders. “I get to meet you, don’t I, babe?”
“Stop calling me that!”snapped Holly.
“Let go of me, Aqua. I need to leave now.”
The alter looked somewhat disappointed. “Do-Do you want to see Artemis, ba-Holly?”
The elf observed his face carefully. He looked as if he was about to cry. “I-maybe…Is he okay?”
“As okay as trapped in the same room as Orion can be.”
Holly smiled. “I understand.”
Inside Artemis’s head, Orion punched an imaginary Aqua. “Stop discouraging my princess!”he bellowed.
Artemis face palmed. “Let me out, Aqua!”
“No way,”thought Aqua. They could, of course, hear his thoughts. “I want more time with my girl.”
“She is not yours!”shouted Orion.
“Aqua, are you alright?”inquired Holly.
“Um…yea…”mumbled the boy.
“Is Artemis coming back?”
The alter grinned slyly. “Not until I have my fun.”he said, playfully pulling her towards the bed. Holly tried to break free, but Aqua’s grip was far too powerful. He sat down, pulling her to his lap.
“You wouldn’t mind, would you, babe?”he asked, tweaking her left ear.
“W-What are you doing?”