I think this has been a while in coming, but since I’ve had a number of you asking after me, I think it’s (very sadly) time to put Sindbad on hiatus. As you know, I recently moved across the country for a new job; it’s turned out to be a lot more intensive than I thought, and I’ve had to shut down a lot of my blogs since I’m finding it hard to even grab an hour for myself in the evenings/weekends.
Alas, adulthood has finally caught up with me, and with bills and mortgages and general life I just don’t have time for Tumblr RP as much as I used to. I’m going to leave Sindbad up here as an archive, and so that I still have the opportunity to come back to him maybe one day in the future once I work out how to be a functioning adult and still juggle an online presence at the same time.
I’m keeping one RP account open here, and though activity will be slow it’s cross-fandom, so anyone’s welcome to drop me a message for threads/keeping in touch. My personal is also here!
"No, I doubt I will. I’ve watched over you this long, and known you for even longer than you realize." She trailed off and set her hands lightly at his chest. "I don’t only favor you for the Chaos you inflict, Sinbad…I know that we are two souls on the same plane of existence. Even if you walk on one rail and I the other, we’ll always be in the same direction." She sighed out and let her gaze drop to her own fingers.
"I’m sorry for all the confusion, but I think it’s what binds us together. I don’t want to stop what you are…go, be reckless, it’s what I ad..mire about you.” She hummed quietly to herself and met his eyes. “So I will be bound to follow after you. Wherever havoc goes, I follow, I lead, I pursue and I push. We have no choice but to be…together.”
Sindbad knew Eris well enough by now to know that she was not a cruel woman - not to him, at least not genuinely - but the gentleness of her touches surprised him, and he felt a sudden wrench somewhere deep inside his chest. This was it, then - the moment that they had both been waiting for, to say out loud what neither of them had found the courage to say.
Now that it was here, he had to question how wise it all really was. History was filled with tales of gods and mortals - and he was no scholar, but even he knew that none of them had happy endings.
"Eris," he said, surprisingly gentle himself, raising his hands up to move hers from his chest. "You’re wrong - you have a choice. I’m mortal; I won’t be here forever.”
"l assure you that my adventures have been strange enough to deter even the most avaricious men from seeking wealth by traversing the seas. Since you have, perhaps, heard but confused accounts of my seven voyages, and the dangers and wonders that I have met with by sea and land, I will now give you a full and true account of them, which I think you will be well pleased to hear."
"…Yes. I do. " She was stilled. "Sinbad…" She glided over to him silently and set her hands soft as gauze onto his shoulders. "I know you can take a lot of punishment, but you don’t have to prove anything to me. True…you’re a reckless fool addicted to adrenaline rushes and boasting rights, but I know there’s more to it than that. I would have tired of you long ago." Her fingers captured part of his hair and rubbed them absently. "After all the time I’ve known you? I’m not ready to lose you over ridiculous stunts."
The touch was a gentle one - softer than any touch that she usually bestowed upon him - and though he was better used to grasping fingers or chiding prods, he rapidly softened into it and found his head turning into her hand.
“Ana asif,” he murmured, hooking his thumbs awkwardly into his sash. “I don’t-… mean to make you worry. But you will tire of me, one day. I want to be remembered, even if it is just for causing you trouble.”
"….Can I see? I mean…are you…still in working order?”
"….That was….very foolish and reckless. What if you asphyxiated? MY God, just because you survived Jörmungandr’s venom doesn’t mean you can take other toxins willy-nilly…MY GODS it actually works in reverse—the more you take in as poison or venom, the harder it is to survive the next inflicted…Come here…”
Any attempts at humour died on his lips, his foolish mood stripped away by what appeared to be (geniune?) concern on her behalf. Huffing a sigh down his nose, he pushed a hand into his hair and slunk dejectedly back to her side. “Yanhar aswad…You don’t need to fuss over me. I’m fine.”
Hello. You probably weren't aware of this, but your dearest love Eris has a bee fetish. She will be delighted (and aroused) if you call on her wearing nothing but a layer of bees. Ask her yourself if you don't believe me.
i rlly want a verse where muse a is a full blown greek god and they fall in love with a human (muse b) and then zeus tells muse a that they cant be with muse b like they want to so muse a gives up their immortality and becomes human and has to learn how to do human things without their powers and muse b just laughs but helps muse a and it just gets v cute as muse b teaches muse a and then they just fall in love even more.