Thoth - September 27, 2010 09:00 PM (GMT)
Thoth loved his job. Really and truly, it just about made life among mortals bearable. Not that he hated them, far from it. After all, his job involved helping them, but they were a bit slow for his liking. All those things that they took credit for, then it was Thoth that was responsible, he doubted their little brains were capable of such complex ideas anyway. He didn't hold it against them, however, for he surpassed his fellow gods too. Albeit to a lesser extend than the gap between himself and even the most intelligent mortal.
He paused at a coffee machine out in the corridor to get a cupfull, anticipating spending the rest of the afternoon dealing with patients. Not that he minded, working overtime was never a chore to him. That was, as long as things stayed interesting, his mind was easily bored by things he considered 'below' him, and he would often abandon such things all together if he didn't feel if was worth his attention.
Perhaps that was a somewhat arrogant view, but it was difficult to keep a mind such as his amused for long periods of time. Gods were somewhat more of a challenge to him, but he hadn't run into any of those in some time, much to his regret. One from his pantheon would be nice, just so long as it wasn't someone like Set. It seemed like he spent much of his time back in the old days resuming disputes between him and whichever god he'd upset at the current time.
Selket - September 28, 2010 03:55 AM (GMT)
Selket, too, needed a break. It had been a long shift. Instead of coffee, however she opted for a chocolate bar. Chocolate was becoming one of her new vices, and besides the coffee here was terrible, at least in her opinion. She much preferred Starbucks. She had just gathered her remaining change and put it in her purse when she felt a godly presence enter the room. She turned to see someone she hadn't seen in a long time.
"Thoth!" Selket squealed. She fought the urge to hug him, despite being notoriously grumpy after a shift on most days. Not that Selket had ever been much for hugging, except during intimate moments, but although she had run into Loki, to find another god actually working here rather than being a temp was almost a relief to her.
Thoth - September 28, 2010 09:14 AM (GMT)
Thoth looked up, feeling that tingle that indicated the presence of another run along his spine mere moments before he heard the voice. He turned his attention away from the machine, blinking a bit in surprise as he recognised the goddess. What luck! Not just a god, but one from his own pantheon to boot!
He immediately smiled in response. "Selket! It's good to see you." He responded. It seemed like lifetimes ago since he had last seen another. Actually, it really was lifetimes. Though he recalled she wasn't exactly the type for it, he moved to give her a brief, friendly hug, assuming that now could be considered an appropriate occasion. Or so he hoped, anyhow. He wasn't good at this type of thing.
Selket - October 4, 2010 04:09 AM (GMT)
Selket did not pull away from the hug. It was true that she wasn't usually much for hugging, but now... it seemed appropriate. It had been so long since someone even wanted to hug her!
"It's been such a long time! How have you been? I know that you probably enjoyed being a god, unlike me. Has mortal life treated you reasonably well? Me...well... now that I don't have to sit in the dark anymore... what do you think?" Selket giggled girlishly as she showed off her mortal form. She was perhaps enjoying this a little too much... but if Loki had liked it, there had to be someone else who felt the same way, right?
Thoth - October 4, 2010 02:06 PM (GMT)
Thoth stepped back again after a moment, smiling a little at the stream of questions. He then took his time to answer each, glad to finally run into someone else. Particularly one from his own pantheon who he bore no ill feelings towards. "I've been alright, about as good as I can be, all things considered." He replied, nodding. It was true, he did miss his old life.
"Admittedly the company of mortals hasn't been quite as... stimulating. But I do enjoy this job, gives me something to keep busy with, anyway. What do you do now?" He asked, before smiling at her giggle, pleased it seemed like she was happy, anyway. "Very nice."
Selket - October 17, 2010 02:21 AM (GMT)
"Glad you think so, and you don't look so bad yourself," said Selket, nodding approvingly at his form. "I'm a nurse. I work in the stings and bites ward so it's not too different from what I used to do, except that most of the animals here I have no power over, unlike in Egypt. There are a few I've learned to manipulate, though, mainly bees and the like."
Thoth - October 21, 2010 04:35 PM (GMT)
"Tahnk you." Thoth replied with a slight smile. While it was not an area he had a great deal of expertise in, he knew enough to know notice that a few of the other members of staff at the hospital would probably echo that comment themselves, though he preferred persuits of the mind rather than paying much attention to personal matters.
He nodded. "Yes, things certainly take a while getting used to, what with all these differences. What name do you go by here?" Thoth asked, guessing that chosing a new identity was an unavoidable part for all gods living on Earth.
Selket - October 22, 2010 11:59 PM (GMT)
"Indira. Indira Patel. I thought it was exotic yet strong sounding, and my mortal namesake was India's first female prime minister. Certainly a woman who kicked some butt, no?" Selket grinned. "What about you? You’ve probably picked the name of some writer, right?" It would make sense, but then Thoth was perhaps a little more creative than that, being the god of writing.
Thoth - October 23, 2010 05:35 PM (GMT)
Thoth nodded in agreement. "Nice fit." He commented approvingly. He smiled a little at that. "Afraid not. Human writers are all using my alphabet anyway." He pointed out, the fact being one that frequently amused him. "But I go by the name of Leo Wicks now. No particular meaning behind it, however."
Selket - October 23, 2010 05:57 PM (GMT)
"It suits you. Simple, yet sophisticated. If I remember correctly Leo means 'lion', right? Not that I ever saw a lion, sitting in the dark as I was. But I'd like to see one, someday. Perhaps we could take a little trip together, to see one, if you've ever got any time off?" Selket suggested. "All this time I thought I was the only god who worked here, at least on a permanent basis, though I did see Loki once in here masquerading as a nurse. He, I mean she, had written on an overweight man's form that he was pregnant!" Selket snickered at the memory. "Have you seen anyone else?"
Thoth - October 26, 2010 07:45 PM (GMT)
"Yes. Couldn't find anything relating to the ibis, however." Thoth replied with a smile. Changing rom his true form had of course been needed in order to blend in among mortals. A bird-headed human would hardly be able to slip past unnoticed. Though the difference bothered Thoth little. He gave a nod. "Sounds like a good idea. I really do need to get out a bit more..." He added the last part more thoughtfully. If allowed to, he would simply return home after work and bury his nose in a book for the rest of the evening, though he gathered that it wasn't a particularly common behaviour in mortals.
"I tend to stay in my department for the most part. Or I'm away at another hospital to consult. They don't like that, though. They seem to think this body is far too young for me to be more intelligent than the rest of them." He told her with a smile, taking pride in his intellect, as always, though the fact he wasn't given quite the same respect sometimes got on his nerves. He shook his head. "Not so far. Have you seen any others elsewhere in the city?" He asked. He wasn't terribly fond of Loki at the best of times. Thoth liked order, while the trickster god really didn't subscribe to that.