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Chapter 18 Blade
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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            “Do you know what you have done?” Thanatos demanded from me as soon as the shadows relented, revealing that I was back in the Underworld.copyright protection18PENANArsNxSMBJRl

            “I just punched the king of the gods.” I answered defiantly. I did not regret what I did, and given the chance I would do it over again. Only the next time, I’d land more than one punch.copyright protection18PENANAuG699tIjBa

            “No, you have started a war.” Thanatos said gravely. “Zeus will have no choice but to bring all his might upon you. And trust me, you will lose.”copyright protection18PENANAFpZjHb2Pz3

            “At least I’m doing something.” I said. “Hades got no respect from the others because he made no attempt to earn it. All he did was sit down here and grumble. I offered Zeus the chance to start with a clean slate, but he refused. He treated me with spite because he thought that’s how Hades should be dealt with. But I am Blade, not just Hades. Where Hades would have ran back to the Underworld, Blade with fight to defend his honor.”copyright protection18PENANAj1w6ypT98K

            “Then Blade will die honorably.” Thanatos said.copyright protection18PENANAvDqBNz5vTH

            “And us with him.” Persephone muttered scratching behind one of Cerberus’ six ears.copyright protection18PENANAGy7FSORVDr

            “I do not need your help with this.” I told them. “You can leave if you want.”copyright protection18PENANAZXsw30VW94

            “You do need our help.” Thanatos said. “When the hordes of Olympus come crashing down on your head, you will find comfort in the presence of friends.”copyright protection18PENANAGFI7hwGm1A

            “Friends?” I asked. These people weren’t really my friends! I had just met them, we didn’t know each other. How could we be friends? Then again, they were willing to stand the might of Olympus with me.copyright protection18PENANA4I8bn1ZeXD

            “We are your family, and that makes us your friends.” Thanatos said.copyright protection18PENANAFXA7tE7pAh

            “Technically Zeus is my family, and I’m positive we will never be friends.” I pointed out.copyright protection18PENANAuhXdpeJ5BL

            “Zeus is like your mother-in-law, she’ll never like you.” Persephone said. “We’re like your younger brother. We’ll follow you forever like a puppy dog, a three-headed puppy dog.”copyright protection18PENANAGFtOQRQQ5N

            I was actually touched. Thanatos and Persephone were actually going to stick by me for this. I guess even Cerberus was going to remain loyal, but I’m not sure he knew what was going on. After I punched the king of the gods, my worse fear had been that I was going to be alone…again. I wasn’t scared of dying, or being eaten by some weird monster, or having Zeus barbeque me with lightning. I was worried that I was going to lose Thanatos and the others. I was scared of facing the dark by myself. I had learned that Hell wasn’t so bad if there was someone there to endure it at your side.copyright protection18PENANAuLL4TeI1Ej

            “Yes, indeed. Now to business.” Thanatos said. “We have some planning to do.”copyright protection18PENANAj8Bgl0v566

            “What’s to plan?” I asked. “Can’t we just wait till they attack?”copyright protection18PENANAQMMjBCartg

            “Ha!” Persephone exclaimed. “Zeus would be attacking right now if the others would let him.”copyright protection18PENANAfX202VfKWT

            “Let him? But he’s the king.” I said.copyright protection18PENANA4f2FwoF1tL

            “Zeus is king in name, but he doesn’t rule like a king.” Persephone said. “The eleven other Olympians are kings as much as him. For something this big, they’ll have some huge council where they try to decide what their game plan is.”copyright protection18PENANA8jxUD8xOA0

            “Persephone is right, and with how inexperienced the New Olympians are, they will never get anything done in council. This will give us the greatest opportunity to attack them where it hurts. Olympus.” Thanatos said strangely.copyright protection18PENANA5QX7QZ36KZ

            Persephone inhaled sharply. “He’s right. If you would stand any chance, New Olympus should be the target. But I suggest that we do not attack right away.” She said.copyright protection18PENANAZOf2uMq9OT

            “Why not?” I asked. “I thought the whole point was to attack before the New Olympians make any decisions.”copyright protection18PENANAVWdtRRCoGd

            “They will not be making any decisions soon.” Thanatos said.copyright protection18PENANAoL3mTTmW06

            “And the four of us cannot take the on the power of Olympus by ourselves. We will need an army.”copyright protection18PENANAW0Vc2pZszN

            “Where will be get that?” I asked.copyright protection18PENANAlvKzYBqBZ7

            “You are not the only god who has been shamed by Zeus. Many of the minor gods will probably join in our little rebellion. Perhaps even a few of the more powerful ones as well.” Persephone said smiling. “I could make the rounds and see who we could muster.”copyright protection18PENANAOoSRKML6IL

            “Pardon me, but we already have an army.” Thanatos said. “Every soldier that has ever fought and died in battle in right here in the Underworld, perhaps the offer of a second chance on earth will earn their swords once more.”copyright protection18PENANAdFL9RNzRg8

            I realized that they were waiting for me to make a decision. “These are both brilliant. Persephone you should go now and see who is willing to join us. Thanatos, I’ll let you deal with the dead, seeing as you are their god.”copyright protection18PENANAECEobCZCeZ

            “This is actually happening.” Persephone muttered to herself as she hurried from the hall.copyright protection18PENANAJ2nCT8pFf7

            “After all those centuries of defending Olympus, I now find myself on the other side of the equation.” Thanatos chuckled quietly. “Blade, you have changed my life. And that is something that rarely happens to gods.”copyright protection18PENANArtNcCF0bwg

            “Thank you for supporting me.” I told him. “I’m glad I don’t have to do this by myself.”copyright protection18PENANAkaSYz4BzHQ

            “Yes indeed.” Thanatos said bowing. “Well, I’ll be busy, so I better get started.” With that he left me alone in the throne room.copyright protection18PENANAzrSX4M5trl

            I walked over to the dais and sat down on my shadowy throne. Cerberus lay down at my feet. Why do I feel so good about this war? I thought to myself.copyright protection18PENANAASOo5r36Dz

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