This was such a lovely take on the Hades/Persephone myth. I really like how the words that you've selected really highlight the exact tension that Hades feel. When he's drumming his fingers incessantly I can feel all that anxiety waiting for her. When the tightness in his chest eased and his breathing was a bit easier, I could really tell how much he loved her. His pride for her talent was so endearing. I loved it so much. It was really cool that we never actually got any interaction with Persephone, but through his eyes I still feel like there was a complete characterization of her. I really enjoyed this piece!