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Chapter 22 Kara
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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            Being Hera wasn’t as much fun as I’d thought it would be. When I first found out that Zack and I were going to become Zeus and Hera, I was ecstatic. Why would I not be? The hottest guy from my school was supposed to be my immortal and all powerful husband. But then I learned that Zeus wasn’t the best husband to Hera, and the way things were looking…Zack was heading down the same path. While I was sitting in the throne room, listening to Zack repeatedly insist that we kill Blade, something happened. I obviously voted on Zack’s side, but afterwards I couldn’t help but feel that I had made a mistake. It was like someone had turned me around, and showed me the scenery on the other side. Believe me. I was still doe-eyed for Lord Zeus. But he was no longer Mr. Perfect, more like Mr. Hot Angry King of the Gods did I mention hot?copyright protection18PENANAPFkamSqBm4

            Anyway, I was having a dilemma. My heart was screaming for Blade’s blood, but my brain was whispering quietly that I should think this over. I don’t know why, but the whispers drew my ear more than the screams and wails of my affection.copyright protection18PENANALIDst1vuAj

            Heart versus Head. I just didn’t know what to do! It was driving me crazy! I was just sitting on a bench by myself contemplating the whispers and the yells when I was interrupted.copyright protection18PENANA9DKwgS65BZ

            “My Queen.”copyright protection18PENANArqEMB1F1C1

            I looked up, knowing the person was talking to me. It had taken a while, but I had learned that as Hera I was queen. “Hello.” I saw that my visitor was not normal, even by Olympian standards.copyright protection18PENANA6nKJQeKlJl

            “My name is Janus.” The man said bowing. What set Janus apart from the crowd was that he had two faces, one on each side of his head. They were identical with the same cold eyes, long nose, and gray goatee. Where the two faces met, there was just two halves of an ear that did not make a whole.copyright protection18PENANAFSZppfhvlS

            “Nice to meet you Janus.” I said trying to be polite. I couldn’t help but stare at the strange formation of his ear.copyright protection18PENANAvNj9zUaeWM

            “I can’t help but notice that you are having some difficulty making a decision. You see, I’m the god of choices, beginning, and endings. So I can tell when one is debating with themselves.” Janus said, neither of his faces was in front of me and it was very awkward watching both of his mouths move.copyright protection18PENANAg2a0M1exnX

            “God of choices? So then you can help me?” I asked once I had decided that his ear was oddly shaped.copyright protection18PENANAS2QSrf8ILt

            “That depends on what choice you are about to make?” Janus said. “We are always given a choice, but only if you make a certain one will I help you.”copyright protection18PENANABhgVqQPB4M

            “What do you mean?” I asked.copyright protection18PENANAolPzlBAA8X

            “If you chose to walk away without asking for my help, then I would not help you. But if you chose to ask for my assistance, then I would of course lend a hand. The choice is yours, my lady.” Janus said out of his left mouth, while the other smiled at me.copyright protection18PENANAy1ZoUrE2ap

            “Oh, umm…Can you help me?” I asked.copyright protection18PENANAwMGMH7CxJH

            “Yes.” Janus said, this time with both mouths. I noticed that he spoke from two mouths with one voice, there was no echo.copyright protection18PENANAj729GoKhYT

            “Thank you.” I said.copyright protection18PENANAewVeVPGzRQ

            “You need help making a decision? I specialize in yes or no questions.” He added helpfully.copyright protection18PENANAZnCGakONRx

            “I’m sure you do.” I said. “Why do I feel like Zack is wrong, when I believe he is right?”copyright protection18PENANAubFxklV5DU

            Janus smiled, with both mouths. “Ah, this is not a decision. Therefore, I cannot help you with the answer. Well, I could answer…but yes would not be a helpful answer in this situation.”copyright protection18PENANAYRrU6mJMWA

            “Right, god of choices.” I muttered. “So I need to ask you a question regarding a decision to be made?”copyright protection18PENANADWYfC8ArVr

            “You do not need to do anything. You may choose to do one, or the other.” Janus said.copyright protection18PENANAYqDEYX0U3D

            “Yeah, I always have a choice.” I muttered.copyright protection18PENANAO2ufWBCFnz

            “You ALWAYS, have a choice.” Janus recited.copyright protection18PENANAg0veg8nRzj

            “Ok, what should I do?” I asked.copyright protection18PENANAiyKVcITcCW

            Janus sighed. “Too many answers to too vague a question.”copyright protection18PENANAPrYkGUWjAk

            “Ok sorry. How about, is Zack right?” I asked.copyright protection18PENANASQko5Bwss6

            “Lady! I’m not the Oracle. What kind of decision can you make from that question?” Janus said clearly annoyed.copyright protection18PENANAMLEwHReA4R

            “Ahh!” I said grabbing my head. “That’s the problem. I can’t even think of the questions to ask that would help me make a decision.”copyright protection18PENANAxUiwfZqbi0

            “Many people do not understand what decisions will affect their life, even fewer understand that it is THEIR decisions that affect THEIR lives.” Janus said. “Do not fault yourself for not knowing the question. Fault yourself for not looking for it.”copyright protection18PENANAvbRQzWs6pV

            I stared at Janus’ ear. For some reason it was annoying me. All his other features were clearly defined. Two entire sets of characteristics, yet the ears were different. It was almost as if the ear hadn’t known which face it wanted to be a part of, and in its rush to pick a side the poor ear just joined both.copyright protection18PENANAcbGRHoIWZM

            Then I knew what to do. That ear was ugly, but at least both of Janus’ faces had part of an ear. I needed to level the field, give each face the same amount of ear. I had to make a compromise, one that appeased both sides. That way everyone was happy.copyright protection18PENANANwH52W4t7n

            “I’ve made a decision.” I said. I had to appease both my heart and my brain, for I needed both to live. I needed to force the others to come to an agreement where they were all satisfied.copyright protection18PENANAuCzls8iUeH

            “And what is that?” Janus asked.copyright protection18PENANAPrSwizV1wU

            “Compromise.” I said.copyright protection18PENANAOjrvpuruXy

            “Ah, the decision to make no decision.” Janus said wistfully. “Very wise Lady Hera. The other Hera would be proud. Sometimes you must make concessions to keep the family whole.”copyright protection18PENANARsbqNEz5zO

            “Yeah, you have to sacrifice beauty to make sure each face had enough pieces of an ear.” I muttered.copyright protection18PENANANpfFVxfQyL

            Janus stared at me out of the corner of his eyes. “That’s one way of putting it.” he was clearly confused. “Well my lady, I must go. There is a young man trying to decide whether or not to bungie jump. I really should go and help him weigh his options.”copyright protection18PENANALn5cSuGjYE

            “I’m sorry, but this has been bothering me. What happens when you sneeze? Do both noses sneeze or just one?” I asked.copyright protection18PENANASQ63gUHQ0g

            Janus smiled. “What decision can you make from that question?” with that he disappeared.copyright protection18PENANAENFTtBrJs0

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