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#14
Chapter 14 Artemisia
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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            I’ve never been more scared in my life. There I was standing on New Olympus, blindfolded, when I get poked in the eye and hear this really creepy whisper say “Artemis”copyright protection6PENANAtsymBAtvzV

            It took a few seconds for me to put together what had just happened. But when I realized it, my first thought was: What did I know about Artemis.copyright protection6PENANAGqg146AVk0

            I heard Hestia’s voice speak. “Lady Artemis, goddess of the hunt and maidens, I welcome you back.”copyright protection6PENANAsU4hEblRgq

            “Thanks.” I muttered not really knowing if I was supposed to answer or not. I couldn’t help but be excited. I couldn’t believe it, this was actually happening.copyright protection6PENANAVKSu7u4A0D

            Someone took my hands, and using them to pull me, brought me to a chair, which they then gently helped me to sit in. The moment I touched the chair a sudden rush erupted throughout my body. My hands and feet actually began to shake, they were vibrating and I couldn’t stop them. I felt as if I had drunk five energy drinks and ten power bars. I felt invincible. I felt strong. I felt like a god…or goddess I mean.copyright protection6PENANAwG4MI8Tj4e

            “You may remove the blindfold.” Hestia said. I wasted no time in ripping off the blindfold. Thankfully I didn’t melt. Looking around I saw that I was in a room completely surrounded by strange people and creatures. They were all gazing intently at me and my eleven still blindfolded comrades.copyright protection6PENANAjx8nONzaEP

            I studied the chair I was sitting in and saw that it was built into a statue of a goddess whom I assumed was the old Artemis. There was a symbol on the back of my chair, after studying it for a while I smiled. The symbol was a bow. Like bow and arrow bow. Artemis was an archery goddess. Maybe I’d make a good goddess…this would take some getting used to.copyright protection6PENANAAAAt4HY8hY

            “Apollo.” The creepy whisper spoke again. I looked up and saw that three robed figures were standing in front of my brother, with the middle one touching him between the eyes.copyright protection6PENANAMNFQAoZtH4

            “Lord Apollo, god truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and light, I welcome you back.” Hestia said. Man! Paul was god of more things than me, wait. Maybe they messed up? You know mixed up the twins! I’d have to ask about it later.copyright protection6PENANAI0BRopEXzj

            The three cloaked figures led Paul to a chair with a laurel inscribed on it. They helped him to sit down before moving on.copyright protection6PENANAN9TnDX4B6m

            “You may remove your blindfold.” Hestia said.copyright protection6PENANAATafJKEJel

            Paul gently removed his own blindfold and carefully inspected the room. When his eyes found me he smiled and mouth. “You’re a goddess.”copyright protection6PENANANWmoNKOrIn

            “I know.” I mouthed back. “You’re a god.” He nodded excitedly and turned to watch the next New Olympian being crowned.copyright protection6PENANAKwxEUaCZMJ

            “Aphrodite.” The three figures said touching the face of the redhead who always looking perfect.copyright protection6PENANAlnCvDmgh5u

            “Lady Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty,” course, “I welcome you back.” Hestia said once again. Albany was led to a chair with a dove craved in the back. She had her blindfold off before Hestia could say a word. I smiled to myself, glad that I wasn’t the goddess of love.copyright protection6PENANACTrYieJ6Gs

            “Ares.” This time the newly named god was Eric, that angry kid with the tattoos everywhere.copyright protection6PENANAtrY06TbISY

            “Lord Ares, god of war, I welcome you back.” Hestia said her line, was she going to say that for everyone? It was already getting annoying and we were only a third of the way through. Eric was lead to his chair, which had a burning spear on it.copyright protection6PENANArdl3JYpZfv

            “Hephaestus.” Hector, the shy guy whom I had never heard talk was next pick.copyright protection6PENANAtRoVQGazNQ

            “Lord Hephaestus, god of fire and craftsmen, I welcome you back.” Hector’s chair had a hammer on it and he tentatively removed his blindfold.copyright protection6PENANA1gi0hpTs7M

            “Hermes.” This was another guy I didn’t know. I mean I had only met most of these people today.  Wait his name was Herman, I think. Or was he Hector? Too many H names.copyright protection6PENANAqyZLCJK2IZ

            “Lord Hermes, god of travelers, thieves, and messenger of the gods, I welcome you back.” Hestia said dutifully. Herman took his chair which was marked with a caduceus, the winged pole with the two snakes wrapped around it, but kept his blindfold on.copyright protection6PENANAycQX7HEhgr

            “Demeter.” That little girl named Demi was the next to go.copyright protection6PENANA8iHqjZPdrX

            “Lady Demeter, goddess of the harvest, I welcome you back.” The little girl sat on the chair with a scythe on it. When she was sitting her feet didn’t touch the ground.copyright protection6PENANAZSwZE8Iobr

            “Dionysus.” Deon the freckle boy was the newest addition to Olympus.copyright protection6PENANAnJDeGKWk1d

            “Lord Dionysus, god of grapes, wine, theatre, and happiness, I welcome you back.” Go figure that the god of wine and grapes had a throne with grapes craved on it. I thought that was redundant, god of wine AND grapes? That’s like the god of butter and popcorn.copyright protection6PENANAM9vuAPtq3V

            “Athena.” Adele become Athena and took the owl chair.copyright protection6PENANAn2OU2s3KRe

            “Lady Athena, goddess of wisdom, war, and strategy, I welcome you back.”copyright protection6PENANAbfYPuFzq0B

            “Hera.” That girl who followed Zack around like a puppy dog jumped when her eye got poked. She was rubbing it through the blindfold as she was seated in a chair marked with a peacock.copyright protection6PENANADMK9glYKL1

            “Lady Hera, goddess of women and marriage and Queen of the gods, I welcome you back.” Hestia said actually bowing this time. I was slightly jealous that people didn’t bow to me, but then again I wasn’t Queen of the gods.copyright protection6PENANAF94t36W7RN

            I had been counting off the gods in my head as they were taken. We had Zeus and Poseidon left. And the two choices were Sid and that Zack kid. Personally if Sid was king of the gods, I’d retire, so I crossed my fingers and closed my eyes, hoping that Zeus would have an IQ above that of a gerbil.copyright protection6PENANAl32kSwZsW0

            “Poseidon.” I opened my eyes and saw to my delight that Sid was not to become Zeus. I saw Pan let off an actually sigh of relief.copyright protection6PENANA3zNOI39HOV

            “Lord Poseidon, god of the ocean, earthquakes, and horses, I welcome you back.”copyright protection6PENANAJt5NX9UTgM

            “Cool.” Sid said sitting in the throne that was marked by a trident.copyright protection6PENANAGCPJWIfWbc

            And that left us with Zack as… “Zeus.” The two figures not touching Zack sank to their knees and bowed. The surrounding crowd followed their lead. Soon everyone was kneeling expect for Hestia the eleven of us who were seated, and Zack and the cloaked figure touching him.copyright protection6PENANAWeLK3uOccC

            “Lord Zeus,” Hestia also sank to her knees, “god of thunder and the sky. King of Olympus and all else. I welcome you back.” Zack was lead to a slightly larger throne with the symbol of a lightning bolt. When he sat down a thunderclap as loud as sonic boom shook the sky. Electricity arced off of Zack’s arms and danced across the ceiling.copyright protection6PENANA8V5dJ2mDWC

            “Not fair.” I muttered watching the sparks fizzle out.copyright protection6PENANApCeflbYB79

             Hestia and everyone else got back to their feet. “I call for a celebration!” Gaia shouted. “It’s not every day that we get new gods in training!” a cheer went up from the crowd and people filed out of the building. Leaving the twelve New Olympians, Hestia, and that weird kid…Pocketknife I think he called himself, the new Hades.copyright protection6PENANAN4ozOr4CEg

            We waited in silence until the voices and the sounds of celebration dimmed. Then Hestia spoke. “Come, gather around my hearth.” I got up and approached her, along with the rest.copyright protection6PENANAeMbkZUnmyj

            “We’re gods now!” Herman muttered disbelievingly. “This is going to so awesome.”copyright protection6PENANAYYWddiocTv

            “You are a family.” Hestia said. “Just as the Old Olympians were. Trust me, sometimes you may want to kill one another, but don’t. The thirteen of you are important to the balance of the world. You will face challenges beyond those of mere man, some even beyond the power of a god. But you will endure, if you stand strong and united.”copyright protection6PENANAlHAKgock0Q

            “This is going to be awesome.” Paul muttered. “Do I get like, some godly weapons now?”copyright protection6PENANABfDMACHXYg

            Hestia frowned. “Yes, but fighting should not be the first policy ever.”copyright protection6PENANAhXedarwyEp

            “Fighting is how things get done lady.” Eric said cracking his knuckles. “You can keep your peace crap.”copyright protection6PENANA4Z6EKn2WI3

            “Thankfully that is not for you to say.” Hestia said, she looked at Zack. “You are the King of Olympus. The gods are yours to command. But I would like to give you advice.”copyright protection6PENANANjjq6T2OQ1

            Zack nodded not saying a word. I felt kind of bad for him. Yesterday he was a teenager, now he was Zeus. King of Olympus. Talk about a change of path. A few days ago his only responsibility was turning his math homework in on time. Now everything, literally everything, was his responsibility.copyright protection6PENANA48Zil9KRIo

            “There are eleven other Olympians. Each of them god or goddess of a different thing, do not be afraid to ask for their help.”copyright protection6PENANAhNoor8Mu5u

            “Thank you.” Zack said. “I’ll remember that.”copyright protection6PENANAySNRiUKlIB

            “Good.” Hestia said. “Come Hades, we don’t belong here.” Hades scowled angrily at Hestia, but he followed her nonetheless.copyright protection6PENANAnMKn55wPXf

            “So…” Albany said. “We’re gods now.”copyright protection6PENANAdf2CDuLpYQ

            “Yeah.” I muttered. “What do we do now?”copyright protection6PENANAUwJHo1B9nk

            We all looked to Zack. He gazed back at us without talking then he said. “Let’s go have a party.”copyright protection6PENANALL6v8bBF1z

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