All in all her meeting with Anubis was fruitful, though he didnt tell her about her mother yet. She was limping towards her room when she felt the two man at her side lift their hands to assist her. Usually she would snap at them to let her do things on her own, but it was nice to see people not unsure of her. Perhaps it was the constant reminder that her leg was bad in others eyes, when the couldnt decide if they should ask to help or let her be. She hated that reminder. There was no unsurity in their eyes, they would insist to help her unless she told them not to. She smiled as they arrived in the room, she saw no glimpse of Anput, but she had a feelingif the goddess wanted to speak again she'd appear.
"So what exactly can I do?" She asked.
"What ever you want princess." Cain spoke, she rolled her eyes as she hobbled to a huge balcony. She breathed in the crisp air feeling a slight draft as the night air dusked the sky.
"Thats not what I mean, Anubis said my powers can stop confrontation, and bring a air of peace to any I meet with." She said, "He also said the other gods will make offering to gain my favor."
"They will, a type of bribe they cant revoke, it is a gamble to appease you." Zarek said, his gold eyes moved about checking the area, she looked around and saw nothing.
"Why?" Julie asked.
"Power such as yours is rare, there has been power of justice, and order, but never peace." Cain spoke, he leaned against the balcony railing, wathcing the room while Zarek watched the town below. She chose to look at the stars, it was so similar it was hard to believe she was in an alternate dimension. She looked at the stars and tried to imagine what it was she could do. She had stopped time, had seen the truth in that fight in the beach. She had even seperated Cain and Zarek in the midst of a fight. Was that all she could do?
"Let me demonstrate." Zarek said as he grabbed Cain and slugged him hard, Juliet felt her eyes widen, Cain hissed and uppercutted Zarek, they started fighting violently, Juliet felt her soul scream and her skin cool to freezing as she watched them. She lunged and shouted, time stopped again, she looked at them as they stood frozen, a snarl on Cain's face, it was angry, he was venting his sorrow and fury. Zarek was venting his frustration at not being able to do anything. She felt that deep in her heart, it sang to her the method to fix the wrongs, she wanted to, gods she wanted to help them.
She quieted the fight and they shifted into animal forms, Zarek stopped as time restored. Cain was a bright white cat with gray spots down his spine, black markings circled his eyes, as he sat back and nodded. Zarek shifted back and she watched his eyes look at her. She now had the power to fix them, give them the love they deserved. But in doing so where did she end up, as strange as it was she liked that devotion in their eyes. It was the first time she had seen it in her life time. She needed to speak to Anput, she walked away and sure enough there she was her jackal form laying in the shadow of her bedroom. As she entered and closed the door Anput looked up at her. She sat on the bed and let her tears fall, she was horrible, why didnt she fix their problems as she knew she could?
"Why did your soul cry out for me child?" her white head looked up.
"I saw somethign in my power I have the means to fix, but I lack the courage to do so." Juliet rubbed her eyes.
"Sometimes when you have the gift to change things it is not always best to do so." Anput spoke, her golden eyes narrowed and she padded over laying her head on Juliet's cheek.
"I didnt fix it because I'm afraid of what will happen to me." Juliet punched the bed angry. "Thats wrong, its so wrong."
"Selfish impulses will be apart of you Aishe, it is in all of us." Anput spoke, she winked. "The tears you shed are for your heart, you dont want to be alone, I know this, but you must learn to chose the correct path."
"What is the correct path?" Juliet asked, her hands ghosted through the jackal as she stepped back.
"Only you can know this."Anput spoke before she vanished. Juliet frowned as she heard the knocking on the door.
"Princess?" That was Cain, he was breathign heavy, as if he couldnt fathom what was wrong with her. She sighed, of course they didnt know, she was in here.
"I'm sorry I fought with Cain, I just wanted to show you you can use your powers." Juliet yanked the door open her body thrumming with energy, she yanked both of them adn touched flesh her skin buring with the effort she was using to make them aware of the others feelings. She watched the understanding dawn on them and hoped she'd chosen correct.
"Just because you think something is right Zarek, doesnt make it so." She growled before she walked back into her room. Her eyes were a waterfall as she slid to the floor arms still holding the doors closed. Thsi was correct, what she had done was not selfish, they could have what they deserved, they wanted eachother and they deserved to try again. She crawled into her bed and cried herself to sleep.
Cain blinked as Juliet left them, his body was swarming with her energy, making him painfully hard, shit she had a way with her powers. But he now knew that was going on with Zarek, he'd been desperate to prove Cain's innocence and find the lost Princess he had thrown Cain to the wolves, it was unintetional but he had truely loved Cain back then. He knew that now, but as he heard Juliet weeping on the other side of the door he knew Zarek wasnt the only person who had wormed into his heart in a deep way. He looked at Zarek as he looked at Cain. "I'm so sorry." Zarek said. His golden eyes looked down, "I'm the worst."
"We both are." Cain said, he waved to the door as he heard Juliets sobs even off into sleep. "As we sit here realizing we were in love back then, our Princess is weeping because she thinks she's lost us."
"I know." Zarek looked at the door, his fingers ghosting over the handle. Then he pulled back and walked to his position on one of the chairs. He sighed and ran hands through his hair. "We cant pursue her Cain."
"I know, we're servents and she a princess." Cain sat across from Zarek and they stared for a long while, unwilling to admit further the feelings shimmering between them. Honestly Cain was feeling a stronger intensity from Juliet and they were at an impasse. They wanted her but they were worthless slaves to her name, pursuing her meant death. Plain and simple.