This is the prologue and first two chapters of, "Of Love and Turtles." This is part of an upcoming Bonus Episode of the Godsfall podcast that I wrote and voice-act in following the success of our Kickstarter. To listen to the full episode, check back with godsfall.com, iTunes (searching "godsfall"), or wherever you get your podcasts (as of this follow up post adding the first two chapters on October 25, 2017, the "Of Love and Turtles" audio drama hasn't been released yet, but you should check out the Godsfall podcast to get caught up to at least Turtlefest for the following story to make any sense). Also, check out our Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook accounts @GodsfallDC.
This is the tale of when Xion and Pera first start their romantic relationship at "Turtlefest." Up until this point, Xion was largely antagonistic to Pera, but he starts to see him very differently.
This is the tale of the inner-workings of Xion Praeten's mind in Godsfall episode #053 as he must comfort his boyfriend Pera Rivers while simultaneously knowing that his boyfriend's fears are well-founded. Xion is the God of Force. His boyfriend Pera is the God of the Sun. Pera has lost his powers — and at this point it isn't known if this is a temporary setback or a permanent situation. This set of circumstances creates an existential conflict in the longstanding relationship between Xion and Pera. Even though both try to comfort each other through it, both must know of the threat that has arisen. If Pera is no longer a God, there is no way that Pera can continue to be with Xion: no matter how much Xion and Pera might love each other. The group of Godlings face deadly danger daily — and will likely face down an Old God soon. Without Divinity, Pera goes from being one of the groups' greatest assets to a major liability.