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#26
Chapter 26 Deon
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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No Plagiarism!UBfJfcZQBvxTHpvYqa18posted on PENANA

                  It was bad enough we were sending two people to Hell as spies, let alone a little girl. You should’ve seen the faces on the others when Khione walked in.copyright protection4PENANAdcNAOb58pC

            “You want this girl to go to Hell?” Paul asked pointing at Khione. “Should we send Demi too? Or how about some babies?”copyright protection4PENANAXjed3tq3j1

            Eric actually laughed. “No way!” he punched his throne. “This just keeps getting better and better!”copyright protection4PENANAyRUfgqeGAf

            “This isn’t what I had in mind when I said I wanted a compromise.” Kara said looking at the two goddesses skeptically. “I pictured this differently.”copyright protection4PENANAPOsCpgOupd

            “Hey, don’t count them out yet!” Albany shouted sounding determined. “I went into this thinking the same things we are thinking now, but then I met Iris and Khione. They’re two tough goddeses. I’m confident that they can get the job done. They must be pretty confident themselves seeing as they both volunteered for this.”copyright protection4PENANA6nxkBBO1E8

            This little fact sent ripples through the room. The rainbow goddess and a little girl had volunteered to go to Hell and determine if the Lord of Death was planning a war with New Olympus. They made us, the twelve most powerful teenagers in the world, look like cowards.copyright protection4PENANA2cZWsfnGWY

            “They volunteered?” Artie asked. “Really?”copyright protection4PENANAWMMopbFdG4

            “They did.” Adele confirmed. “I mean we asked them, but they had the choice to walk away.”copyright protection4PENANArMsZ73AV4f

            “Did they understand how serious this is?” Herman asked looking at Khione. “I mean did you explain that this isn’t a joke?”copyright protection4PENANA46s33UjqBg

            “Even I know what’s going on!” Demi shouted.copyright protection4PENANApy2bWrnCF3

            “They volunteered.” Hector pointed out. “They can go if they want.”copyright protection4PENANAH6Q96XcGTh

            “Blade will think I’m a weakling.” Zack muttered shaking his head. “Sending girls to do my work, young girls at that!”copyright protection4PENANAWXoo1silTU

            “Thank you Lord Zeus for not mentioning that I’m the rainbow goddess. I’m trying to live that down currently.” Iris said bowing.copyright protection4PENANABisDtp5Q1K

            “What’s wrong with girls?” Adele asked, kind of defensive. “Girls can do anything guys can do!”copyright protection4PENANAUJQKSWI5DC

            “That’s not true.” I muttered. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for equality and an end to sexism. But that statement just wasn’t true. “Biologically speaking. When’s the last time a girl has fathered a child? Everything else is pretty much the same I think.”copyright protection4PENANAmzALYBdgW6

            “Or won a NASCAR race?” Eric added.copyright protection4PENANAbxoDbS3gI4

            “Or become president?” Herman contributed his voice. “Girls are equal, but not able to do the same things.”copyright protection4PENANA0DNRnGO6Lr

            “Pigs!” Adele muttered sounding disgusted.copyright protection4PENANAI81iTZU7gR

            “Girls can do things guys can’t do!” Artie shouted.copyright protection4PENANAdrpC5Au8Qd

            “People! We’re getting off topic!” Kara shouted. “Let’s debate this later. Now though, I say we vote on whether these ladies can go to Hell.”copyright protection4PENANAdRQ0IeHwkt

            “Seconded!” Sid shouted.copyright protection4PENANAY3BZmvZgDf

            “You don’t have to second it. That’s what we’re already doing.” Paul muttered. “Besides, how did you know to say that?”copyright protection4PENANA7QHwsM7XVX

            “I’m not as stupid as you all make me out to be.” Sid said shrugging. “I do enjoy the presence of a brain in my cranium.”copyright protection4PENANAa8P09xfQ4A

            “Big words.” Paul muttered nodding happily. “He’s not a total loss.”copyright protection4PENANAj2DV2Zr1g5

            “Back on topic!” Kara shouted. “Voting, now. All in favor of Iris and Khione going to the Underworld on a scouting mission to determine if Hades is plotting against us?”copyright protection4PENANAgoVYUoK2mF

            Sadly, everyone voted to send these women to Hell. Personally I felt bad since Khione was so young, but she had volunteered. And Iris, well Iris had a look in her eye that reminded me of Eric on an angry day.copyright protection4PENANA0wOPxXnMNr

            “Wow, I had thought someone would feel bad about this.” Kara thought out loud as she realized that we had unanimously voted to let them go to the Underworld. “Well, Iris and Khione, looks like you’re going to Hell.”copyright protection4PENANAm7t03vZvxg

            “I’ll get to see Waddles!” Khione muttered quite loudly to herself. “I will bring you back my penguin!” she vowed.copyright protection4PENANAAOEwMzVwBh

            “Thank you for this opportunity.” Iris said bowing to each of us in turn. “I will not let you down.”copyright protection4PENANAcBN0qkYN7M

            “Thank you.” Zack said. “Now go, report back once you are sure of the situation.” He dismissed them with a wave of his hand. “This is all unnecessary.  Blade spit in my face, he won’t he making macaroni faces down there. I know he will be preparing for war.”copyright protection4PENANAftTItXetsM

            “Well thankfully you don’t get to decide.” Albany said. “Iris and Khione will just allow us to know all the facts before we charge into this dangerous situation.”copyright protection4PENANAK3AozmXuTz

            “How do we know that Blade will let them join him?” I asked. “I mean if I were that weirdo and I heard that the rainbow goddess and a little girl wanted to join me I’d make sure that they got the wrong address.”copyright protection4PENANAL6az7BU5p1

            “Deon is right.” Eric muttered. “Nobody will be convinced that the little girl wants to join a war.”copyright protection4PENANAREuLmYIBsb

            “You know guys, none of this helps now.” Kara pointed out. “We already sent them down under.”copyright protection4PENANAnceYBOkzje

            “G’day mate!” Sid shouted in his best Crocodile Hunter voice. Paul and Artie both face palmed.copyright protection4PENANA85kiErUywj

            “And there goes my hope for him.” Paul said shaking her head. “I’m surprised it lasted even that long.”copyright protection4PENANAzoX49k3RWw

            “Are we done here?” Herman asked. “I got some godly things to do.”copyright protection4PENANA3kJiik6DTp

            “No you don’t!” Kara exclaimed. “You just sit around all day!”copyright protection4PENANAR2uck9DfHa

            “Even if he doesn’t have anything to do, I do.” Zack muttered. “And I’m Zeus, so we do what I say.”copyright protection4PENANAyhyvmIPpAL

            “No.” Albany muttered shaking her head in complaint. “Not true.”copyright protection4PENANAWD6FVoZ21T

            “I’m leaving anyway.” Zack said. “Tell me when those two get back.” Zack made his way out of the throne room. Once the king was gone, the rest of us decided to pack it up as well.copyright protection4PENANArTVW5g5JvM

            “Come on, let’s go.” Adele said to me. “I need to get out of this room.” I got up and followed the wisdom goddess out with Demi close on my heels. I was partial to the little girl, but she kind of ruined my already tattered image on New Olympus. I mean I was already the grape dude what an awesome thing to be a god over, grapes. In the council room I ranked above Sid, the moron, and Hector, the mute, at least in my books. With blessed little Demi tagging along behind me everywhere I went it just completed the puzzle of me being a poor excuse of a god. The others New Olympians usually just ignored me, but not Adele. I guess that’s because we had come here together. Anyway, at least somebody knew who I was.copyright protection4PENANAU34tzqbpQL

            “Do you think that they will be okay?” I asked Adele.copyright protection4PENANAbMphslFrnG

            “I don’t know, but if something happens to them I would just feel so terrible.” Adele shivered. “What if the Underworld ruins a sweet little girl like Khione? I would never forgive myself.”copyright protection4PENANAlPAgLFwQo1

            “It’s not your fault.” I said trying my best to be cheerful. “They willingly went. Nothing would ever make them blame you.”copyright protection4PENANADj5IME8X3Z

            “I know, it’s just…” She stopped talking and took several deep breaths. “Deon, I’ve got a bad feeling. A really bad feeling, not about Iris and Khione, but something darker, bigger, and worse.”copyright protection4PENANAJeM8vetbGQ

            “Like what?” I asked confused. Adele was the goddess of wisdom,  I wouldn’t have been on the same level as her intellectually even if we were still mortals. But even I knew that gods don’t just get bad feelings and not have something come from them.”copyright protection4PENANAS1Gshr7Oiw

            “I don’t know. But there might be someone that does.” She said gazing off into the distant. Another thing about the goddess of wisdom, she not only knew things, but she knew the ancient myths and stories too.copyright protection4PENANAQVQVDCAMAE

            “Who?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAMjSysoNVAt

            “Who…who?” Demi mocked me. “Owl time…who?”copyright protection4PENANAMsusUMU2Ac

            “Owls can twist their heads all the way around.” I told the young girl. “Can you?”copyright protection4PENANAzr8pmM2XyC

            “All the way around?” Demi asked her eyes extremely wide.copyright protection4PENANABlWuUoTHkt

            “All the way.” I confirmed.copyright protection4PENANAb6VFzQstT3

            “No way!” Demi shouted. “I don’t believe you, Hestia!” with that Demi ran off to check my facts.copyright protection4PENANAGtuOTRAVO9

            “Do you want to go and see the Oracle with me?” Adele asked once she had finished watching Demi run away.copyright protection4PENANAyquuUoTO5d

            I wasn’t the goddess of wisdom, but I knew who the Oracle was. The legendary woman that could foretell the future, I mean who didn’t know that? I also knew that the future could be dangerous to deal with. But I was a god, so I should be covered. “Of course. Where is she?”copyright protection4PENANAhgkdWT3pnX

            Adele shrugged. “Probably somewhere near here? We’ll just have to find her.”copyright protection4PENANAt3qXSjPtfE

            “Sounds like a plan.” I said smiling. So we started looking. By looking, I actually mean walking around pointlessly hoping for a miracle. Being a god doesn’t help your chances in getting a miracle, because we had no luck in finding this Oracle.copyright protection4PENANACN46iZvbNB

            “Where could she be?” Adele asked after we had searched what had seemed like the entire mountain city.copyright protection4PENANAo4SIiPCleZ

            “Maybe we should ask someone.” I suggested. “Otherwise we won’t find her like this.”copyright protection4PENANAjH3JFW2upi

            “I guess we can.” Adele muttered dejectedly. “What if the Oracle’s not on New Olympus? What if she still lived in Greece?”copyright protection4PENANA815d8ocEz0

            “We’re gods.” I said shrugging. “Then we’ll go to Greece.” Adele smiled and nodded. “Come on, let’s go ask that guy.” I said. That guy turned out to be Hercules, our doorman.copyright protection4PENANAfY57HnXjJb

            “Hey Hercules.” Adele said when we saw who it was. “How’s it going?”copyright protection4PENANAj2TmLyjO3I

            “Lady Athena. Lord Dionysus.” Hercules bowed to us. “What makes you come and visit me?”copyright protection4PENANA6cKcpTACxa

            “Oh, we were just looking for the Oracle. Could you tell us where to find her?” Adele said amiably.copyright protection4PENANADN8IUP5R8O

            “The Oracle?” Hercules muttered to himself. “What business do you have with her? I would warn you not to seek her out. The future is a dangerous thing to deal with. The Oracle has a habit of telling you things that you shouldn’t know. And knowing those things makes you go crazy.”copyright protection4PENANA3rRXOCv7rz

            “So you’re not going to tell us where to find her then?” Adele asked.copyright protection4PENANAQxLAKbukO1

            “The Oracle is a dangerous woman, I would say even more dangerous than The Fates, and I hate those three hags.” Hercules said. “Please, do not seek out the Oracle my friends. Trust me. You’ll be happy facing the future in the future. Leave it for tomorrow, for tomorrow is when you will deal with it. You do not need to know what is coming, and sometimes it is better not to know.”copyright protection4PENANAurODaJsgBB

            “Maybe he’s right Adele.” I said. “What if this bad feeling, is just a feeling. Besides the Oracle could show you things that don’t even apply to your question. Let it be.”copyright protection4PENANA5F3WCRy8Z0

            “Alright.” Adele said after a pause. “Thank you for your wisdom Hercules. Say hello to Hebe for me.”copyright protection4PENANAHQxtrhFVCu

            “I’m sure everything will be fine.” I told her. “Do you want a grape?” I summoned a whole bowl of plump purple grapes and held them out to her. “I guarantee their freshness.”copyright protection4PENANAX7WLK6vcm7

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