greek mythology character inspiration: genderbent orpheus (with bonus boy!eurydice)
Before your eyes you held steady the image of what you wanted me to become: living again.
-Orpheus 1, Margaret Atwood
(she takes his hand and leads him out. but her heart hammers, her mouth is dry, her eyes twitch. hades has tricked her, she is certain. one peek won’t count, surely. one quick glance doesn’t register as breaking the rule. just to make sure, just to see his face. orpheus turns and-)