Temporary Temporal Stay

Kairos grunted as he got up to answer the door. He’d had a stressful day erecting massive time shields around his siblings’ little universe and had just sat down to have some dinner, so he wasn’t impressed with this interruption. He didn’t even know who it was, as he knew that Epani and Yisini were busy and his little Time Drake apprentice wasn’t due to return home yet.

As Kairos opened the door though, the angry snarl on his face turned into one of heavy disappointment.

“Kinisis, what are you doing here?”

The elegant Life Goddess, wrapped in shimmering reams of star-studded cloth, looked almost childlike in the doorway, flanked by her small army of guardians.

“Hi Kairos. Can I ask a favour of you?”

The Whenvern snarled, eyeing Kinisis’s twelve Divine Guardians, notably the one acting as Kinisis’s body double. “You are not supposed to be here, Kinisis. You are not supposed to be anywhere near here. At all. Also, you could have told me you’d taken Phovos and made her into one of your stupid guards. I spent ages combing through Voidborn corpse armour looking for her.”

“Sorry…” Kinisis muttered. “But it’s important. There’s more Voidborn cultists wandering around, attacking Life Goddesses. Most Goddesses have massive armies to protect them. I have these twelve babies and I don’t want them or me getting hurt.”

“So why are you here and not at some stupid Life Oasis?”

“They’ve all been attacked. Doesn’t feel too safe right now, being a Life Goddess.”

“So? Welcome to how everyone else in all of pan-existence feels, Kinisis…” Kairos grunted, considering closing the door on the Life Goddess. But part of him also wanted to hear what she had to say. There was a time in the past where Kairos did genuinely care for the Allmaker. “What do you want from me?”

“I’d like to stay here with you. For a little while. I don’t want to interfere with what Yisini and Epani are doing. I also don’t want to be out in the Periuniversal Void on my own. I believe bunkering down with you for a short while would be a suitable middle ground where everyone is happy.”

“Well, you would be happy.”

Kinisis sighed. “I wouldn’t. I know none of you want me around. I’m coming to terms with that. But I also don’t want to be skewered by yet more fucking Voidborns. They’ve taken enough from me. I just want to hide away for a bit and not think about it for a while.”

“That… is… somewhat reasonable…” Kairos grunted. He knew he couldn’t really say no after that. “Alright, fine. You can stay. But you are ONLY allowed within this palace. No visiting the sisters. No nothing. As soon as it’s safe for you to leave, I want you gone.”

“That is very fair and reasonable of you… I appreciate your kindness.” Kinisis smiled as she stepped forward, only to be blocked by Kairos’s massive wings.

“Just… before you come in, give me a couple of hours to tidy this place up and make some rooms for you…”


“The place is a mess. I need to clean up first.”

“Alrighty…” Kinisis beamed, feeling more comfortable. “We’ll wait here, let me know when you’re ready…”