And not to test the longevity of the Persephone myth on tumblr but if we’re throwing it at TVD think about this: Katherine is Hades and Persephone. She takes herself by the hand and leads herself into the darkness and strips everything away until she’s the cold grey queen of death and judgment. (And no one is worthy - again Hades.) She can don the spring-girl facade again, bright and lovely and vivacious, but it always carries that edge of death, winter is always on the verge of appearance, she’s changed irrevocably.
You can’t say that and leave me pining for Katherine x Elena greek au dynasty porn!
Once when Elena had first learned about Katherine she’d stood in her bathroom and stared at her face in the mirror. She’d plugged in her curling iron and created perfect blown out spirals. She’d slicked her lips with the darkest lipstick Jenna had once bought her. She’d darkened her eyes and lengthened her lashes. And then she’d taken a blade from her razor and made the tiniest cut, a scar between her thumb and index finger. Red then but now pink, a distinction of her.
[potential spoilers for the finale. character death]