Zeus sat on his throne in a subdued mood. His meeting with the rest of the Gods that took place last week hadn’t gone as per his plan.
Once upon a time, all the gods used to be eager to be invited to Zeus’s court. It was a matter of high stature to be counted among his guest list. Not to forget he was the king of the Gods.
All the Gods had arrived by now and have taken their places for the round table conference. Looks like something of great concern is about to be discussed.
Alas ! As the meeting progressed, half of the Gods slowly moved towards the emergency room.
“Having a castle so high up in the sky has too many disadvantages these day, exclaimed one of them. “I thought at least we Gods would be spared from these polluted gases” remarked Zeus as he set aside the complementary inhalers gifted to all the gods by the Heaven’s Health Department.
Mother of Living Things, Sustainer of Life, Gaia lay on the bed, feeble and unmoving.
A cold cloth is placed on her head to try and reduce her fever.
Lately her mistress had been obsessed with just getting her temperature checked. It was like telling a child that Christmas had been cancelled.
Every time she checked her temperature, it only seemed to increase with no signs of reduction
The timer rings and the towel is changed after each sound of the timer.
With a frail sigh, Gaia once again asks for her temperature to be checked.
“What happened to this place? Why is it so dead?”, snaps Artemis.
She had promised her hunter friends beautiful creatures on Earth.
“It’s been a long while since you were here, ma’am. Things have changed” replies the guard calmly.
“Ma’am, they’ve found a better way. Though that’s a pure sin and a diabolical act, but still its quite an innovative way of reducing fauna from this earth.”
“That’s impossible. I’ve been practicing an art for centuries now. Tell me how it was done.”
“It’s very simple, ma’am. Just destroy the houses of animals and make huge buildings in forests and farm lands. In fact, the humans have named this art as “development”. They feel that they live on this planet as if they had another one to go to in future.