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Gods in Training
Writer TJ Nyx
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Chapter 21 Deon
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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         Seeing as there was the looming threat of Blade, I decided that I should learn how to defend myself. I’m not talking karate or tai-kwon-do. I want a weapon.copyright protection2PENANAopZSwPkyDj

            Artie had tried to teach me how to use a bow, but I was so dreadful at it that it was safer for my friends if I quit. I quit the bow, but not the idea of be able to fight with a weapon. So that next morning after our secret little meeting I made my way back to the practice field.copyright protection2PENANARS81oBEtIp

            I wasn’t the only New Olympian training there either. Artie and Paul were off by themselves talking and launching numerous arrows. Eric was swinging a very large Morningstar at Sid, who was in turn trying to fork Eric with a trident.copyright protection2PENANA2XsnWxeY2Y

            I approached the weapons rack and began trying the various tools of death. The spear was too long and clumsy, the sword was too heavy, and the battle-axe didn’t fit my personality. What kind of weapons did a wine god fight with?copyright protection2PENANAErnDjUtEt7

            “Lord Dionysus.” I turned around to see a centaur looming over me.copyright protection2PENANAXk06lpH0Sp

            “Who are you?” I asked.copyright protection2PENANApUnShkqwjs

            “I am Chiron.” The centaur said in his deep voice. Chiron wore no clothes and despite the large grey bread that covered his face, he had the abs of a male model.copyright protection2PENANAuXUSBeM5Sf

            “Hey, I’m Deon.” I said.copyright protection2PENANAdQAdWWCEWv

            “I know.” Chiron muttered eyeing me. “Why are you here?”copyright protection2PENANA4mpseHMEd5

            “I want to learn how to use a weapon.” I told the centaur.copyright protection2PENANA7I32AEgnK9

            “Seriously?” Chiron asked. I could tell in his voice that he was surprised.copyright protection2PENANADXZdaV9Nz6

            “Yeah, why is that so hard to understand?” I said a little defensive.copyright protection2PENANAiDsI5GpSkD

            “Well because all the old Dionysus ever did was drink and sleep.” Chiron said. “I never recall him ever doing anything active, unless you count popping the cork on a vintage chardonnay.”copyright protection2PENANAXsm1uXFKkp

            “Really? Cause his statue makes it look like he worked out a lot.” I said.copyright protection2PENANATXmTbxOklo

            “Of course it does! Do you think he would have commissioned a statue that portrayed him as pudgy and out of shape?” Chiron asked.copyright protection2PENANArD2Tm7zL0U

            “I guess not.” I admitted. “But I’m the New Dionysus, and I will have the body to match that statue.”copyright protection2PENANApXmLYQIEB3

            “Very well. Pick your weapon.” Chiron pointed towards the weapons rack.copyright protection2PENANA4v0rocZdxk

            “Well you see, that’s where I thought you could come in.” I said twiddling my thumbs. “I have no idea what kind of weapon I should use. What do you see me using?”copyright protection2PENANABYYDRkLr6L

            “Right now? Nothing.” Chiron said. “But if I use my imagination…pick up the sword.” He ordered. I did so causing Chiron to shake his head. “Try the bow.” I grabbed one of the longbows and pretended to draw an arrow with it. “No…hmm, tricky…go with the scythe.” It took me a while to remember what a scythe was, and in that time Adele appeared.copyright protection2PENANAlvJIhIyZna

            “Hey Deon.” She said smiling as she grabbed a spear and shield. “Learning to use a weapon too? I don’t remember reading any myths about Dionysus fighting.”copyright protection2PENANA3rF4S4gRhN

            “That’s cause this will be the first time.” I told her.copyright protection2PENANAcSLawDuh4B

            “Oh, well in that case you should definitely stay away from Eric for a while.” She suggested as she herself trotted over towards the tattooed terror.copyright protection2PENANA3p6M7nvGnS

            “Never mind, I don’t think you’re a scythe man.” Chiron said once I finally found the curved blade. “How about the…wait.” Chiron said.copyright protection2PENANAQqjwvcAL4R

            “What?” I asked.copyright protection2PENANAygKkrgXWy1

            “Try the whip.” Chiron said. “That one right there.”copyright protection2PENANAxBrDny1Sfp

            “Ok.” I muttered. I reached for the weapon and grabbed it. Holding the handle I swung it around a little bit, smiling at the resounding SMACK the whip made when it struck.copyright protection2PENANAL5Q4Clhc6m

            “I think we found your weapon.” Chiron said.copyright protection2PENANA3FDN043X0B

            “Cool.” I muttered admiring the whip. “But I have no idea how to use this thing in battle.”copyright protection2PENANAZxdqaAZctf

            “Swing it at the enemy.” Chiron said.copyright protection2PENANABelrjXMB9T

            “Really? Could it be that simple?” I asked sarcastically.copyright protection2PENANAXczA0zE3xF

            Chiron frowned at me, but before he could respond Zack appeared behind him. “Chiron, we need to start my training now.”copyright protection2PENANAFwcSXntXzX

            “Yes Lord Zeus.” Chiron muttered. “Have you picked your weapon?”copyright protection2PENANAcacyCwvp7E

            Zack glanced at the weapon rack and picked up a broom. He snapped off the head of the broom leaving just a metal pole.copyright protection2PENANAi5RRFRrkVY

            “Ah, a staff fighter.” Chiron said appreciatively.copyright protection2PENANAZBubuszYq8

            “Not just a staff fighter.” Zack muttered. His hands tightened around the pole and arcs of electricity began sparking out of both ends of the pole. “I am the lightning god after all.”copyright protection2PENANAVDj8bVEGlM

            Chiron laughed. “I like your way of thinking my lord.”copyright protection2PENANAlDRdvx5WS1

            And just like that I was left to teach myself how to fight. Chiron was admiring the fireworks show coming out of Zack’s pole (not what it sounds like), the twins had disappeared a while ago, and Adele was busy fighting Eric while Sid was lying on the ground unconscious, or asleep. You never knew with him.copyright protection2PENANAVRCp36SC4i

            I started to just swing the whip in a circle around my head. But it made me feel like an idiotic cowboy so I stopped. By the time Hector showed up I had just resigned myself to watching as Adele would poke at Eric with her spear, safely out of range of his Morningstar.copyright protection2PENANAL0V4970ONl

            “Oh hey.” I said seeing that Hector was next to me. “Could you teach me how to use a whip?”copyright protection2PENANAA9ZsnvZssR

            “Swing it at the enemy.” He said.copyright protection2PENANAtnJ6NMcFph

            “Yeah, Chiron told me that much.” I said.copyright protection2PENANAYaiTfr0gfO

            “I can’t really teach you, but I could let you swing it at me.” he offered.copyright protection2PENANABQYBim7iOA

            “Umm, I don’t want to hurt you or anything.” I said a little confused as to why someone would volunteer themselves to be whipped.copyright protection2PENANAaiXToLGBr5

            “I need practice dodging things.” He said.copyright protection2PENANATpgbjwDkMT

            “Well in that case, sure why not.” I told him. Before I started swinging, Hector produced a large war hammer from his bag. “Dang, that thing’s huge!” I exclaimed. His hammer was basically a boulder with a handle.copyright protection2PENANA9oK802u7li

            “I made it myself.” Hector said spinning in around. “I think I’m going to call it Vulcan.”copyright protection2PENANAHvBFoZq5AS

            I glanced down at my whip. “Should I name my whip?”copyright protection2PENANAbthrFAYjVK

            “Only if you want to.” Hector said heaving Vulcan up onto his shoulder.copyright protection2PENANAd48Xc80Ggl

            “I can do that later.” I said. “Right now, I just need to make sure I can actually use it.” With that I started whipping Hector. I guess I wasn’t really whipping him, seeing as he dodged most of the swings. And those that he didn’t dodge he just used his hammer to take the hit for him.copyright protection2PENANAZYRAEfz5la

            “You’re too predictable.” Hector said as he ducked beneath one of my swings. “I can tell what you’re going to do before you do it. Try and mix it up a little, make this hard for me!”copyright protection2PENANAXwEeYjPWDK

            So I did, I started to pull the whip back and strike out again once Hector made his move. Now I was the one that knew what the other was doing. Hector was soon able to figure out what I was doing and then he just started dodging me again. So I had to think of a new strategy. I started to swing towards his feet. Since he was holding that heavy hammer, he couldn’t jump very well. So he had to use his hammer to parry my swipes. Then, rapidly I raised the whip up above his hammer. Hector couldn’t move the heavy beast in time and my whip slapped him in the lower jaw.copyright protection2PENANAGQPPO1XOIe

            “Oh, my bad.” I said once I saw that he was bleeding pretty profusely.copyright protection2PENANAaIc1iRhSWC

            “You switched it up on me.” He said grinning as blood ruined his shirt. “Very nice.”copyright protection2PENANA2T8G860X2D

            “Yeah, I figured that you wouldn’t be able to get that hammer up in time.” I told him.copyright protection2PENANAIJuyyizw6i

            “You were right.” Hector said feeling his cut. “Ouch, whips hurt.”copyright protection2PENANAKh0XiiOzbL

            “Sorry about that.” I apologized I went over and gazed at the damage. “Ouch.”copyright protection2PENANAbdEkUNrVLt

            “Don’t worry about it.” Hector said. “This was a good test for me and Vulcan.”copyright protection2PENANAzud32LmBis

            “Well I think you passed.” I told him.copyright protection2PENANAU2KU02dPCo

            “Nope. There are some things that could use some work, never stop improving.” Hector said. “I’m going to get this cleaned up.” He started walking away, leaving me to my lonesome once again.copyright protection2PENANAAOCf8x3zsO

            Zack was still shooting lightning, but other than that I was the only one still on the field so I decided to call it a day. I was proud of myself, I didn’t quit and I was able to hit Hector with my whip. That’s not much, but I hear it’s more than the other Dionysus had ever done.copyright protection2PENANA31ih5k2rWk

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