The Halloween Party at Cupid's Temple

Ok, here I come!

Date: 10/23/97
From: Destine


I admit having Captain Sinbad at our party might be a little strange, but he *was* mentioned in a Xena episode, and besides, I need a date! Oh, and be warned, our costumes are going to be really strange.


After the kiss Destine looked into Sinbad's eyes and seriously thought about just forgeting the party all together. She hadn't seen him in so long and she had missed him so much.......but, she had promised she'd be there. How was she going to explain that to Sinbad?

It was almost like he could read her mind. "You're supposed to be at that party by now aren't you?"

With a sigh she replied, "Yes, I was supposed to be there quite a while ago but I had other things to deal with." At that statement they both grinned at each other.

"I understand that you have an obligation to take care of. I can always stay here and wait for the party to be over with," he offered.

Destine didn't really like the idea of leaving him up here alone. What if one of the other's walked by and heard someone moving around in her room? Some one would come look and then when they found him.......her mind spun at the thought of what would happen then.

She voiced her thoughts to him, "No, I don't want to leave you up here alone. It's a shame that you couldn't just...." Destine broke off as a new thought occured to her and she exclaimed, "Why don't you just come to the party too? That'd solve both our problems. We'd be together and I'd still be able to go to the party!"

"I'd love to, sweetheart, but as you can tell, I didn't come here ready for a Halloween party. Besides, wouldn't Ares and Cupid be a little upset to find you with me? In Cupid's own temple no less?"

"Oh, they'll get over it," Destine absentmindedly replied. She was already trying to think up a costume for her unannounced guest. Ares' and Cupid's reactions where the furthest thing from her mind at the moment.

"So, what can you go as?" Destine thought out loud to herself as she walk towards her closet again.

"Well, what is your costume? Maybe we'll be able to go as a matched pair," Sinbad suggested.

Destine blushed slightly at this remark, her costume was really outlandish, to say the least. "I'm going as a slave girl." She dreaded his next question. Again, he read her mind.

"A slave girl? Which slave girl, might I ask?" Sinbad asked with a sparkle in his eye.

Destine squirmed a little as she admited where the idea came from. "It's a replica of Princess Leia's slave girl costume. I know it sounds kinda dumb." (I warned you it was strange, didn't I? )

He gave her another heart stopping smile. "Hmm, I think you'll look too good in that costume. I might not let you go downstairs looking like that. I might have to kill every man that looks at you if you do."

Destine blushed harder this time. "Uh, no need to do all that. Let's find you a costume, shall we?"

For a time they looked through her closet and discarded this costume and that until again inspiration struck Destine.

"I'm so stupid," she said as she turned from her closet to face him, "I know exactly who you can be. Han Solo!"


"Oh, you know, the guy that Princess Leia married and all. Come on, you're the one that said you wanted to go as a matched pair after all. Besides, it's an easy costume to put you in. You've already got the white shirt and I'm sure I can find you a vest to wear." Destine turned again to rumage in her closet. "Ah-ha, here we go, try this on and see if it works." (The miracles of my closet, huh?)

After a time they put his costume together and Destine got dressed in hers. She did have a hard time with getting all her hair to look like Leia's but she came very close to it what it was supposed to look like. Finally they were ready for the party. Butterflies swarmed in her middle as she thought of facing everyone at the party, showing up a few hours late no less. She had a hopeful thought as they started out the door, ~Maybe they'll be too busy to notice me and Sinbad.~ Little did she know that there were indeed plenty of distractions between Aphrodite showing up and the other last minute guests. It was going to be a very interesting night.


Slowly but surely I'm going to make it to this party. I hoped you liked my story.


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