Food For the Soul

Food For the Soul

Ares Stuart
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October 21st, 2014, 6:55 pm #1

Ares had been busy working. His job was never particularly hard just mysterious at times, even to him. But it was also interesting and private which were two very important things. And it also paid the bills which he supposed was also important. Money had never really been one of his concerns though. It was something he'd always had more than plenty of. No, what he liked to do was to keep busy which was what his job did. It kept his mind occupied so that it didn't roam into dangerous territory.

He had decided a few months ago that he would try his best to keep his mind occupied, either with work or making sure his wife was happy. She was a new part of his life. Fresh and beautiful, Delilah was everything he hadn't thought he'd get in a significant other. And she was accepting of him. This was something he'd never thought possible. Every single one of his weaknesses, she accepted like it was the most natural thing to do in the world. It made him want to be better for her, this strange acceptance that he still wasn't used to.

He wasn't quite sure if he was in love with her just yet but he did know that he liked her quite a bit. It was why he stopped doing whatever it was he happened to be doing at noon every workday so that they could have lunch together in the Atrium. He found that it had become a way for them to stay connected. And Delilah always brought the most interesting and appetizing foods. But she seemed to be running late today which was not like her at all.

Finally though, after about ten long minutes of switching between sitting down and pacing the floors she arrived looking just as gorgeous as she always did. "Hello Delilah," he greeted. "I was starting to think you weren't going to show." He stood up from his seat and gave her a quick hug and a not so swift kiss on the lips. She tasted like sugar and vanilla and he was almost certain in that moment that he'd grow to love her some day.

But he couldn't help but notice the feeling of something missing and hoped against hope that it wasn't the thing he feared.

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October 25th, 2014, 4:14 pm #2

Growing up Delilah had always been the type that believed she would have a gorgeous wedding. A wedding that people would flock to, that people would anxiously await an invitation to one of the biggest weddings of the year. It was exactly what she had gotten. No expense had been spared, envy had been on the faces of every woman in attendance and she had basked in all the attention. Life had thrown her a curveball that she wasn't expecting. She never dreamed that she would actually be in love and respect the man she married this much.

Marriage to her, as a child and in her Hogwarts year, was simply an arrangement. And agreement to be together with another pure blood to continue carrying the pure blood lines along. That was what it had started out as. They had been introduced by their parents, a marriage was arranged and they got to know each other during the engagement period. She had quickly become smitten with him. A word that had never been in her vocabulary before then. There was just something about Ares that had gotten underneath her skin in the best way possible.

It came to the point that it was no longer a marriage of convenience, at least not for her. The turning point for her had been hearing the way his father had spoken to him. In front of her with no hint of shame or remorse. She had let Mr. Stuart know the full extent of her displeasure and let out a tirade against the man. That had been when she had realized the way she had felt. She knew that he didn't feel the same way, and she was okay with that. He didn't have to love her, but she did expect him to treat her well, provide for her, and never embarrass her. Perhaps one day, he would grow to love her, but she wasn't holding her breath for that moment.

Punctuality was a big part of who Delilah was. Making people wait was disrespectful and something she didn't tolerate easily. That's why she was currently watching the clock as a benefactor for the latest charity event was bombarding her with tons of questions. They needed his support but he could be quite the creepy old man, and was terribly needy. Finally, as she shifted her bags filled with her husbands lunch once again, she feigned like she was delicate. With an apology and wince while shifting them again, she headed up to meet her husband.

"I'm sorry I'm late. Remember that creepy old man that loves speaking only to Mum or me? Well he cornered me outside deciding he needed to know every last detail of the upcoming event." She returned his kiss with a smile. She unpacked her bags and laid a plate with his favorite food out in front of him. "I pretended that I was some weak female that couldn't hold the bags any longer." She laughed as she sat down across from him. "How's your day going?"

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October 28th, 2014, 3:23 pm #3

Ares had always thought of marriage as some enigma. It was something that came naturally and automatically for a pureblood whether they were ready for it or not. And it was never something you got to choose for yourself. It was why he was incredibly thankful for the fact that his parents had known him so well that they had paired him with his equal. Delilah was the prime romantic counterpart for him and he wanted to love her. He really and truly did.

But despite all that want, the love hadn't come yet. She was the perfect woman. More perfect than he ever thought he deserved and yet despite how much he cared for her, he still didn't love her. And sometimes when they were brought together in the way only lovers could, he still pictured someone else whenever he closed his eyes. Still, he tried to deny it. Tried to shake out the visions of all the wrong people filling his head. And tried to fill his mind with thoughts of her and no one else.

He knew that he would never ever hurt her. No matter the cost. Her happiness was worth so much more than his at the moment. Maybe it always would be. But at least it was proof that he cared. And as he looked at her and all the ways her eyes sparkled in the light he once again vowed that he would come to love her one day, even if it was the last thing he ever did.

"It's fine," he said. "I wasn't waiting all that long anyway. Just enough to run a hole into the carpet." He was being mostly sarcastic. He hadn't run a hole into the carpet. He hadn't even scuffed it at all. He made a face at the mention of the benefactor. There was something about that guy that had always rubbed him the wrong way.

"So what did you bring today?", he asked. "I'm famished. Promise I'll tell you all about how dull my day has been so far once there's food on the table."

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November 21st, 2014, 3:05 am #4

Falling in love with the man that she married wasn't something that she every thought would have happened. She had expected to tolerate the person. That she would simply play the part of a doting wife. She quite expected it to be like the 1900s of the muggles. She expected to be there for the husband. To be the one who made sure the household ran smoothly. It was so much better than that.

Ares couldn't be more right for Delilah. He cared about her, wanted her happiness and made sure she had everything that she wanted. His heart was in the right place, and you couldn't force yourself to love someone. Most people would hate it, would demand that the other person fix it. Love was never what she had pictured in a marriage and as long as she wasn't embarrassed publicly, well she thought she could handle it.

Delilah smiled, her head tilting to the side. "I'm sure it wasn't that bad." She felt a warm sensation flood through her. Could he have been worried about her? It was more likely impatience but a girl could dream couldn't she? She smiled at his expression. "He's harmless, just annoying." And touchy feely, but that part could be left out.

"Chinese." She said as she listed the containers out and sat a plate down in front of him. "No intriguing top secret cases today." She made a face and after fixing everything, she took a seat. "I wasn't quite sure what you might be in the mood for, and I was bored and in a cooking mood, so I kind of made a lot. If you wanted, you could take the leftovers to your coworkers." She shrugged and picked up some chopsticks.

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December 5th, 2014, 6:43 pm #5

Being a pureblood wasn't complicated but it was very traditional. Arranged marriages to someone you barely knew and could possibly never love were a very common occurrence, something he'd honestly never paid much thought to until it had happened to him. And now it was a bit too late for him to do anything about it, not that he ever would.

Delilah was a sweet girl, with a fire he could admire in anyone and especially in a wife. And while he didn't love her, he did like her. They had quite a bit in common and what happened in the bedroom was not something he felt he regretted too much. She didn't embarrass him and as a result he vowed not to embarrass her. Although he was starting to suspect that she might've known about his transgressions with boys in the past. He just hoped she never decided to embarrass him with that knowledge.

"It was pretty bad," he replied. "Though I suppose he is fairly harmless like you say. I just wish he would keep his grubby hands to himself." The world would be better without people like that, thinking they could touch whoever they chose for whatever reason they thought to come up with inside their fool heads. Yes, the world would be so much better without people like him indeed.

He grinned widely almost like an excited child when she mentioned bringing Chinese. "My favorite," he said happily, preparing himself a plate. "You made all this yourself?" She never did cease to amaze him. "I could probably give Marco some of the leftovers when I see him later, if there are any." He was feeling quite famished so he wasn't sure whether there would actually be any or not.

"Could we not discuss work for the moment?", he asked almost pleadingly. "It's just too dull for a lunch as nice as this."

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December 23rd, 2014, 2:48 am #6

It lifted her heart to hear about how he had waited for her. Although she never expected it to come, there was a part of her that was waiting for the day that his eyes lit up when he saw her. That his eyes would casually roam her body while she wasn't looking, the way he looked at other guys when she wasn't watching.

A grin spread across her face and she placed a hand over her chest. She did a deep American southern accent. "Are you defending my honor dear sir?" She fanned her face. "I dare say I just might be blushing." She gave him a quick kiss on the cheek with a smile on her face. "I wouldn't oppose you hexing him if you see it." She couldn't help but wonder what it would feel like if he did stand up for her at one of those occasions. Would it make her feel great or just like she was a weak little girl who couldn't take care of herself?

The look that crossed over his face warmed her heart. It was expressions like that and the simple thing that made her love him more everyday. "Yeah. I've been practicing. Now it's not perfect, but it's good." One of her biggest issues was that she was too critical sometimes of her own abilities.

"Of course." She started filling the silence with talk of upcoming vacation ideas and various other topics. This was one of the best things in the world to her. The simple joy of having lunch and a nice conversation was more than enough for her.

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