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The Butterfly's Engagement 2.1PART 2The Butterfly's Engagement 2.1 by *rokulie
Cupid, with bleeding wings, fled to his mother’s palace in search of care. Of course, in using them, he had worsened his condition by far. When she questioned him on his wound, he was unable to deceive her, though long had he hidden his engagement in secrecy. Venus became enraged to learn that the “winged beast” whom Psyche had been betrothed to was none other than her only son! “It serves you right to be in such pain after betraying my orders and deceiving me so!” she scolded. Cupid, too sick with injury both physical and emotional, did not protest.
One day, as the grousing Venus descended the shining stairwell with a tray of lunch (which again, Cupid had refused, even though his own mother had delivered it), a maidservant awaited her at the bottom. “My Lady, I have brought in a pretty young woman who insists she must meet with your son.” Such shock came over her that she nearly dropped the tray, and it would hav