Macaria and this Persephone are MINE! Anyone who uses them without my permission gets attacked by Cerberus.

Hercules, Meg, Bob, and Hades all belong to Disney. Use them at your own risk.

The REAL Cosmic Couple

Introduction

In an empty room, someone cleared his throat. It was Bob; the narrator.

"Now, let's see…" Bob cleared his non-existent throat, and began to speak, narrating as only a narrator could do. "Ancient Greece. A time of fierce battles, heroic…heroes, and romantic love stories. But there is one twisted love story that does not follow in the traditional Greek path of stories such as Pygmalion and Galatea, Perseus and Andromeda, Odyseus and Penelope, and so on. The brutal kidnapping of Persephone."

A flower-adorned vase with a picture of Persephone, goddess of spring and Queen of the Underworld, was wheeled into the room by an assistant. Seconds later, another assistant followed, carrying a much smaller one of Hades, Lord of the Dead. It was set upon a table next to Persephone's, and both assistants left the room. Bob continued.

"Persephone was a beautiful and kind goddess, and everyone on Mt. Olympus and on Earth was devastated to learn that Persephone had been snatched by the sick and sadistic god, Hades. Hades, as we all know, has no heart and feelings, and shed no remorse over this cruel, cruel deed he was carrying out. Persephone was held hostage in the terrible Underworld—"

Bob was suddenly interrupted by a disembodied voice ringing out in the room: "HOLD IT!" A teenage goddess, who was the owner of this voice, materialized in the middle of the room, hands on hips, and a scowl on her pink-tinted face. Her hair was in a ponytail, her eyes were violet, and she was dressed in all black.

Bob sounded surprised. "Who are you?"

"My cousin," said Hercules proudly, and he walked in the middle of the room to join her, followed by Meg.

"Your…cousin?" said Bob.

"Well, yeah" said the girl, and pushed back a few strands of blond hair. "I'm Macaria, or Maci for short. I'm the daughter of Hades and Persephone."

Bob was stunned into a few seconds of shocked silence. "…But…how?"

Macaria turned orange, and her hair burst into flame. "Well, it happened pretty much in the usual way!"

"No, no, I mean, in the stories it says that Hades kidnapped Persephone and forced her to marry him…?" Bob's voice trailed off.

"Yeah. But there's more," said Macaria. She extinguished herself.

"Of course there's more…Persephone refused to eat anything, so Hades forced her to eat six pomegranate seeds and now she gets stuck in the Underworld for six months each year. That's why we have the four seasons."

Macaria rolled her eyes. "No, no, no, that's NOT what happened. Who wrote these stories?"

"Then what happened?" said Bob indignantly.

"I'm actually kinda curious myself," said Hercules, "How did your mom and your dad…meet?"

"And I wanna know why the heck would anyone would wanna spend more then ten minutes with Hades, let alone marry and... have children with him," said Meg.

"Fine," said Macaria. She formed a chair for herself, black and Underworldian-styled, then created two for Hercules and Meg and sat down.

"Well…" said Bob, "I'm supposed to be done narrating now, and I've got nothing to do for the next hour or two…what the hey? Go ahead, Macaria."

Macaria cleared her throat and beamed. "My pleasure...now...ladies and gentlemen, mortals and gods, monsters and ghosts, and anything else that's out there…forget Zeus and Hera...get ready…to hear the story…of the REAL cosmic couple!"


EDIT 1/18/10: Since I've gotten two reviews mentioning this, I want to point out that even though the Persephone in TRCC, LMFAF, and the rest of the fics featuring her is the same colors as the Persephone shown in Disney's Hercules, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME PERSON! I have my own design for her, and in no way are they related to one another other then them having the same name. I refuse to acknowledge her, because in my opinion, her design is too...fluffy to fit Disney Hades. Capisce? Good. ^^ :) I luffles you all anyway. ^^

EDIT 2/25/10: Thank you, SilverArrow13, for pointing out that I copied the intro twice on here...yeah, took me a while to figure out what she was talking about, but thanks. XD

EDIT 6/12/10: Hey there! I decided that I'm going to be editing this story a little bit; not too much, just adding in words and phrases and other bits and pieces. Same general story, same general chapters, except old readers might notice some lines that were erased, or that never used to be there. Enjoy!