He stared at her surprised. From every god he was one of the coldest. Not caring, treating everyone like trash. Colder than ice, so cold it burned. But if an icy armor around a cold heart could melt it had. Not a big hole but big enough for a small girl to enter. He let out a sigh. He had tried so hard to kick her out and now she was in again. With one hand he covered her eyes. “Don’t be sorry. I should be saying sorry for not answering.” He focused on warmth, happiness, the sun shining on him, fields of flowers and much more. And he sent it all to her, making her think she was standing where he had stood, letting her enjoy the sun and flowers, without the freezing cold or the ice. “I love you too, Kida.” For once Hades meant every word. There were neither hidden meanings nor lies. And for once he would, he didn’t care if any other god would hear him. But after he would go back to the temple he would be happy Eris hadn’t hear it.