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Gods in Training
Writer TJ Nyx
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Chapter 33 Albany
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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No Plagiarism!tq2jIy02ijH9Q26wBlweposted on PENANA

            I was throwing up. Puking right there in a fountain. DISGUSTING! I wasn’t sick, well not sick like as in the flu or a fever. I was however sick, sick from watching Blade died. I mean Zack just stood over him and…NO, I don’t want to remember it.copyright protection3PENANAWhRqTFGDTX

            “Argh…” I moaned, thankfully for a break from the retching. “Oh god.” I suppressed a rather uncomfortable feeling creeping up my throat and managed to stay vomit free a little longer.copyright protection3PENANAimnkF6TG8b

            “Albany?” I risked lifting my head up. I saw that Demi was standing safety out of range of my vomit. “Are you ok?”copyright protection3PENANA0QkRSqouMU

            “Not at all.” I wiped my mouth and straightened up. I probably looked horrendous, even for the goddess of love and beauty. But honestly, how I looked was the last of my concerns. “What do you need Demi?” I asked approaching her.copyright protection3PENANAIIbA95fQI8

            She eyed me warily, cautious for more vomit. “Adele got hurt. Deon said he needed to talk to you.”copyright protection3PENANAN0vblaieRq

            “Why?” I asked. I knew that Deon was in a dark place right now. I watched them carry Adele by on a stretcher with Deon running next to her holding her hand. It was weird. Whenever I saw Deon or Adele I got this weird feeling in my gut. It was like a bee buzzing around in my stomach.copyright protection3PENANAqShKJ9b7EY

            “I don’t know!” Demi exclaimed. “He told me he needed you.”copyright protection3PENANA2mGeXQjdG1

            “Well ok then, take me there.” I told the little girl. And she did.copyright protection3PENANAmu2RGn2YCU

            Demi had me come with her all the way to the makeshift hospital that had been set up. Thankfully it wasn’t at all very full, but there were soldiers occupying it. Walking past some of the wounded made me want to run back to my fountain and commence with my puking, but I shouldered thought it.copyright protection3PENANAp2MGNvQYDu

            Deon was sitting next to the last bed, right beside the unconscious Adele. I noticed once again that he was holding her hand. And the bee inside me started buzzing again, like an alarm.copyright protection3PENANAWGRDUPud3a

            “Deon?” Demi tapped him on the shoulder. “I brought you Albany.”copyright protection3PENANAfpFihmFkki

            Deon turned and looked at me. His eyes looked glossed over. Like part of him wasn’t even aware of what was happening. “Oh, thank you Demi. Could you go and help Hestia now. I need to talk to Albany.” The little girl nodded and ran off, weaving between the beds and tables in the hospital.copyright protection3PENANAeKk0r7wi6a

            “Blade is going to pay for this.” Deon whispered turning his eyes back to Adelecopyright protection3PENANAM3QEHKubYx

            “I’d say he already has.” I closed my eyes and tried to think of anything but Blade’s death.copyright protection3PENANAmeX1weocyJ

            “What do you mean?” Deon asked flicking his eyes back to me.copyright protection3PENANAuNtPNUWkc3

            “You don’t know?” I asked shocked.copyright protection3PENANAvZ6lEN68Y5

            “I haven’t talked to anyone since the battle.” Deon shook his head. “I have no idea what’s been going on up here. Did we capture Blade?”copyright protection3PENANAGkjDmQSK3r

            “Zack did one better, he killed him.” I informed Deon.copyright protection3PENANAtyeXn2Rkn4

            “What? Blade’s dead!” Deon let go of Adele’s hand and stood up. “You’re not lying?”copyright protection3PENANAnS3teIhlRf

            “No, I watched…I watched him die with my own eyes.” The memory came back now, and replayed itself.copyright protection3PENANAqxAKbXB3HE

            Blade slumped into his chair and gazed at the ceiling. “Huh.” He muttered. “Blade is dead.” The way he said it made it sound like he was trying out how that fact sounded in his own voice. “Blade’s dead. I feel nothing, I’m not sad or upset or happy or even satisfied. I feel nothing. Are you sure he’s dead?”copyright protection3PENANAubcJ8zL0U8

            I shook my head before the memory came back. “I watched Blade burn in the hearth before Zack electrocuted him. He is dead!”copyright protection3PENANA4h18LfR2BI

            Deon looked at me. “No.”copyright protection3PENANAi2fTNqQouy

            “What do you mean no?” I asked. I was getting angry now. Not angry at Deon, just angry. “How could he not be dead?”copyright protection3PENANA3YJfHSPtSJ

            “I know he’s not dead.” Deon said quietly. He didn’t smile like he was happy at the news, in fact he frowned. “Blade isn’t dead yet.”copyright protection3PENANACX1D6MTXOv

            “How can you possibly know that!” I demanded.copyright protection3PENANAG7xV0kmQJQ

            “I’d feel it.” Deon said confidently. “I would know if he was dead.”copyright protection3PENANAoMP82x0R0T

            “How’s she doing?” Gaia was standing next to us. She was looking at Adele with a concerned gaze. “Has she woken up yet?”copyright protection3PENANABDRChYpaWe

            Deon looked down at the girl lying next to him. “No, not yet. She’s been sleeping peacefully.”copyright protection3PENANAGCldylyUci

            “Well you guys. Don’t worry. Adele will pull through.” Gaia sounded like she was the one that needed convincing. “She’s a strong girl.”copyright protection3PENANAKB4zJ76KZ7

            “Did you hear that Blade died?” Deon asked. When Gaia nodded that she had he added: “Do you believe it?”copyright protection3PENANAEAKwd1uCcq

            “Deon…I just came from where they are keeping his body.” Gaia said quietly. “I believe that Blade is in fact dead. In fact I am convinced.”copyright protection3PENANAQS2b6AxFvK

            “He’s not dead.” Deon muttered convinced.copyright protection3PENANAXfl2P59VP8

            “I can take you to his body.” Gaia offered. “It’s not that far at all.”copyright protection3PENANA2uJN0WOuy0

            “No, I don’t need to see it.” he said quickly. I noticed that he looked at Adele when he said it and the bee doubled its buzz in my stomach. It’s not that he didn’t need to see it, he just wouldn’t leave Adele to go and see it.copyright protection3PENANAVpTYAZz8E4

            “Well then you’ll have to take my word that he is dead.” Gaia shrugged.copyright protection3PENANASCjeE8jO49

            “How can the god of death die?” Deon asked.copyright protection3PENANAX7DGUDDJ8c

            “Why do you want him to be alive so much?” I asked. “Without Blade, Adele wouldn’t have gotten hurt.”copyright protection3PENANAK3BD1cDAlh

            “It’s not that I want him to be alive. I just know that he is.” Deon explained. “I can feel it.”copyright protection3PENANAEdUYsy7Lnc

            “Maybe you have a point.” Gaia muttered. “He was the god of death. Maybe when he died he just went back to the Underworld and resurrected.”copyright protection3PENANAUkky1ecEYk

            “Maybe.” Deon agreed. “But either way I believe we’re not done with Blade.”copyright protection3PENANARIosmpFZ00

            “You guys are crazy!” I shouted. “He IS dead. I watched! How can he be alive?”copyright protection3PENANAhFebDGKLs7

            “I have this feeling in my stomach. Like a bee buzzing around.” Deon said, trying to explain how he thought Blade was still alive.copyright protection3PENANAXnshVtw78v

            I froze. I was having that same feeling, but my feeling wasn’t about Blade. My bee was buzzing about Deon and Adele. I looked down and realized that he was holding her hand again. “You love her don’t you?” I blurted out.copyright protection3PENANAsZdQszg7yg

            Gaia gave me the strangest look and Deon turned beat red, his entire face blushing. “Love…Adele, I don’t…What are you talking about!” He stammered.copyright protection3PENANA7QWl1z2Llu

            “Oh my Zeus you do!” I exclaimed. I looked down at Adele and then up to Deon. “Oh no! Blade is alive.” I admitted.copyright protection3PENANATjRlBNP8UY

            Gaia chuckled. “What has caused this turn around?”copyright protection3PENANADnXQdpquwZ

            “The bumblebee!” I shouted.copyright protection3PENANALEPH0Rh2CC

            “What?” Gaia asked.copyright protection3PENANAwvWoRxbHF6

            “The feeling in your gut?” Deon said understandingly.copyright protection3PENANAFitC9H2Abz

            “I had the same feeling that Deon had. But I wasn’t feeling anything about Blade. I was feeling Deon’s love for Adele!”copyright protection3PENANAzWdpDdgVgT

            “Love!” Deon blushed all over again. “Can we not be throwing the L word around, please? Who said anything about…love.”copyright protection3PENANAxNptbg1nYG

            “Stop talking Romeo!” Gaia commanded. “Albany, you had this feeling?” I nodded eagerly. Gaia grunted and made a scrunched up face. “I’ve heard of gods and goddesses knowing things that they shouldn’t know. The old Aphrodite always knew who liked who. And the old Dionysus knew who was having the kicking party that weekend. Hell, I can tell you anything about what’s happening in the earth right now. But, Deon, how could you know that Blade is alive?”copyright protection3PENANAtDZXg8EiIQ

            “So Deon’s feeling is right?” I asked dreading the answer.copyright protection3PENANARiN5IrjZmz

            “When you’re a god anything and everything is possible…well not everything.” Gaia said. “But that’s not the point. The point is that we should assume nothing. Blade could or could not be alive. It could go either way. But how does knowing Blade’s status relate to wine and grapes?”copyright protection3PENANASUnhoyypVw

            “I’m not only the god of wine!” Deon protested. “I’m also the god of theater.”copyright protection3PENANA5pa5mqd1JW

            “Well that explains it!” Gaia said snapping her fingers. “After Zack ‘killed’ him. Blade decided to take a break and sit through a rendition of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet! Of course, if we leave now, maybe we can capture him during the intermission. That way we don’t interrupt the performance.”copyright protection3PENANASAfFGY60Xt

            “You’re making fun of me.” Deon called her out.copyright protection3PENANAAPnX7MvFbr

            “Shut up.” Gaia said. “What is the connection between Dionysus and Hades?”copyright protection3PENANAchRmmeMAfv

            “Is there one?” I asked.copyright protection3PENANAx76NNNLTNI

            “There has to be!” Gaia said. “Otherwise Deon’s feeling is fake. You knew he like Adele because you the love goddess and there is a connection between Deon’s feelings and your being the love goddess. The only way Deon could know Blade is alive is because there is a connection between him and Hades.”copyright protection3PENANAnnyLkFxQlI

            “But what could it be?” Deon asked. “I bet Adele would know. She is the goddess of wisdom after all.”copyright protection3PENANAix09TmnGXD

            “Yeah, too bad the only time we need a history lesson is now when she is knocked out.” I complained. “Who else could we ask?”copyright protection3PENANAcuLjhy63sU

            Gaia frowned. “There is one person.”copyright protection3PENANALPhkACZ8tk

            “Who?” I asked.copyright protection3PENANAQLSQVMdjsa

            “It would have to be her!” Gaia complained. “The Fates are cruel. I SOOO hate that bitch.”copyright protection3PENANAWFEHYWf5ZI

            “WHO?” Deon and I asked together.copyright protection3PENANA0Lxh58U5gn

            “Who else to ask a question?” Gaia asked us back. “Well the one with all the answers of course. The Oracle of Delphi.”copyright protection3PENANAp78iY44bnx

            “The Oracle?” I muttered. “Ok, where is she? Let’s go ask her.”copyright protection3PENANAmkc12bXihX

            “She’s the Oracle of Delphi. OF Delphi. The OF is significant here.” Gaia said giving us a hint.copyright protection3PENANA0hJxzOGtTW

            “Let me guess.” Deon said playing along. “She lives in Delphi. That would explain why me and Adele couldn’t find her earilier”copyright protection3PENANAQj4ZB23Geq

            “WRONG!” Gaia shouted. “She was from Delphi. That’s where the OF came from. She was born in Delphi.”copyright protection3PENANAdALpBNBz5S

            “So if she’s not in Delphi, where is she?” I asked.copyright protection3PENANAw69fDI4kcY

            “Oh…I’d say a mile outside of Delphi.” Gaia said. “Give or take a little bit.”copyright protection3PENANAg2il1Un5AB

            “That’s what I guessed!” Deon said.copyright protection3PENANAwNchdN5Oma

            “You were off by a mile.” Gaia said. “Literally.”copyright protection3PENANAHTgR9UAeeM

            “Give or take a little bit.” I added smiling.copyright protection3PENANAcvOvQQpeW0

            “Even so, you’ll learn that so close doesn’t get you where you’re going.” Gaia said ruffling his hair. “Come on Albany, we’re going to Greece.” She laughed. “I don’t suppose you can give me another ride?”copyright protection3PENANAQsN2K1PPPc

            Now it was my turn to laugh. “Baxter actually got his pilot’s license a couple years ago. How do you feel about flying?”copyright protection3PENANA0x6hofcYuq

            “I hate it more than global warming.” She hissed. “Don’t tell anybody that I was in an airplane.” She threatened Deon.  “Come on Albany, let’s go.”copyright protection3PENANAKGWzcNqB1m

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