[Marcie took some of the moose meat from the freezer and adorned it with garlic cloves and Spring flowers. And then, lacking a sacrificial fire, she roasted it in Tuck's oven until it was overdone. She didn't want to smoke out his kitchen, but the meat looked quite black on the top, so hopefully it would do. Her shrine was at home, so she had to just carry the burnt offering out into the garden by a fresh blooming rose bush, and pour wine over the offering as a libation, and then knelt before it, her phone on her lap to type her prayer.
[Aphrodite, Athena, Hecate]
Divine protectors: beautiful Aphrodite, Queen of the hearts of men; wise Athena, clever and just; Hecate of night, guide on the path-
I need your help, please
You saved my life, and I am eternally grateful.
Please, if I mean something to you, if I can beg your help- the boy who took Ares' son. He's a good kid, he has a good heart. If there is anything you can do to protect him- I know I'm not in a position to ask for things from goddesses like yourselves, and what he did was terrible and colossally stupid, but please
He is like a little brother to me, and so I am all the family he has left. I have to try. I would do almost anything to save him. I make this offering to you. I'm sorry if it's not much, but it's the best I can do right now.
[an image of the burnt meat offering, trying to make it look appealing by laying a few more flowers around it.]
Do you know where Ares is? Do you know if he's closing in?
I know you love Kaden as I do. I just don't want to see him hurt.