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Chapter 33 Albany
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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            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 protection17PENANAqcOQst3oXU

            “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 protection17PENANAz0jsDSTe5A

            “Albany?” I risked lifting my head up. I saw that Demi was standing safety out of range of my vomit. “Are you ok?”copyright protection17PENANAoAg4lA9MYa

            “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 protection17PENANAvomkePNieK

            She eyed me warily, cautious for more vomit. “Adele got hurt. Deon said he needed to talk to you.”copyright protection17PENANAdNKxfoq8Cw

            “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 protection17PENANAJ16Z5rAedz

            “I don’t know!” Demi exclaimed. “He told me he needed you.”copyright protection17PENANApIXM2cBQvQ

            “Well ok then, take me there.” I told the little girl. And she did.copyright protection17PENANABIDmfTKG2n

            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 protection17PENANAcLoiLtJlIX

            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 protection17PENANAU8GSUJ5wAA

            “Deon?” Demi tapped him on the shoulder. “I brought you Albany.”copyright protection17PENANAmbj0yzTjfV

            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 protection17PENANAGrG4JrytNh

            “Blade is going to pay for this.” Deon whispered turning his eyes back to Adelecopyright protection17PENANArHp7AjQFPq

            “I’d say he already has.” I closed my eyes and tried to think of anything but Blade’s death.copyright protection17PENANAfcCyca85tn

            “What do you mean?” Deon asked flicking his eyes back to me.copyright protection17PENANA0aOHfy9N2X

            “You don’t know?” I asked shocked.copyright protection17PENANA4tEtBfNrUD

            “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 protection17PENANASaPvJ1FR69

            “Zack did one better, he killed him.” I informed Deon.copyright protection17PENANAe7k3PzCYmF

            “What? Blade’s dead!” Deon let go of Adele’s hand and stood up. “You’re not lying?”copyright protection17PENANAVr9AVKQIcK

            “No, I watched…I watched him die with my own eyes.” The memory came back now, and replayed itself.copyright protection17PENANAm4UbzDdfuk

            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 protection17PENANApJrJNhiqfF

            I shook my head before the memory came back. “I watched Blade burn in the hearth before Zack electrocuted him. He is dead!”copyright protection17PENANA5b6eM1YCKa

            Deon looked at me. “No.”copyright protection17PENANAn6fhiPVv5q

            “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 protection17PENANAPuahdXywnO

            “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 protection17PENANAbs0hHNjFp4

            “How can you possibly know that!” I demanded.copyright protection17PENANAQNa55tV0Y0

            “I’d feel it.” Deon said confidently. “I would know if he was dead.”copyright protection17PENANArOuB5IzEeX

            “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 protection17PENANAsqqsI7f1NF

            Deon looked down at the girl lying next to him. “No, not yet. She’s been sleeping peacefully.”copyright protection17PENANA5DtgJyJEzI

            “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 protection17PENANAF0x9CDSch7

            “Did you hear that Blade died?” Deon asked. When Gaia nodded that she had he added: “Do you believe it?”copyright protection17PENANA9JxzbfHrhu

            “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 protection17PENANA7n8ADR8nwI

            “He’s not dead.” Deon muttered convinced.copyright protection17PENANA6bIDllgdxx

            “I can take you to his body.” Gaia offered. “It’s not that far at all.”copyright protection17PENANAlHhTht8YUq

            “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 protection17PENANAt2NBCrtLPZ

            “Well then you’ll have to take my word that he is dead.” Gaia shrugged.copyright protection17PENANAtVbczwxQK5

            “How can the god of death die?” Deon asked.copyright protection17PENANAo5MFY48733

            “Why do you want him to be alive so much?” I asked. “Without Blade, Adele wouldn’t have gotten hurt.”copyright protection17PENANAyw5l8INCtC

            “It’s not that I want him to be alive. I just know that he is.” Deon explained. “I can feel it.”copyright protection17PENANACXyN98kGZ4

            “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 protection17PENANAMnaz39DchG

            “Maybe.” Deon agreed. “But either way I believe we’re not done with Blade.”copyright protection17PENANAgPdmbm4YYy

            “You guys are crazy!” I shouted. “He IS dead. I watched! How can he be alive?”copyright protection17PENANABBvaoEjIli

            “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 protection17PENANAN8GXHJ7lWo

            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 protection17PENANA2cdgyoCDnB

            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 protection17PENANAcZcHaBmtkI

            “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 protection17PENANAL7Rs5ybcT8

            Gaia chuckled. “What has caused this turn around?”copyright protection17PENANAAWkOcTdPwA

            “The bumblebee!” I shouted.copyright protection17PENANAqJADrKfOdz

            “What?” Gaia asked.copyright protection17PENANAwZHnrMWDZQ

            “The feeling in your gut?” Deon said understandingly.copyright protection17PENANALAM6oZZBOw

            “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 protection17PENANAcffMTGx8uL

            “Love!” Deon blushed all over again. “Can we not be throwing the L word around, please? Who said anything about…love.”copyright protection17PENANAH1KppcbmPb

            “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 protection17PENANAcBLZH9YGLN

            “So Deon’s feeling is right?” I asked dreading the answer.copyright protection17PENANAdX2sKV9i3D

            “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 protection17PENANA3LFOa40mrQ

            “I’m not only the god of wine!” Deon protested. “I’m also the god of theater.”copyright protection17PENANAxDrjD8tCPe

            “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 protection17PENANAp2crvXnEfr

            “You’re making fun of me.” Deon called her out.copyright protection17PENANAiidX6o27Kt

            “Shut up.” Gaia said. “What is the connection between Dionysus and Hades?”copyright protection17PENANAXi7pBKx4mn

            “Is there one?” I asked.copyright protection17PENANAjLqvdVtAzI

            “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 protection17PENANA2R0fP7DReo

            “But what could it be?” Deon asked. “I bet Adele would know. She is the goddess of wisdom after all.”copyright protection17PENANAkbHsAic8nz

            “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 protection17PENANAwHkWdyRG9r

            Gaia frowned. “There is one person.”copyright protection17PENANAobipr8w4ZK

            “Who?” I asked.copyright protection17PENANAtkWaMxtZGR

            “It would have to be her!” Gaia complained. “The Fates are cruel. I SOOO hate that bitch.”copyright protection17PENANAycyT9Lr0rA

            “WHO?” Deon and I asked together.copyright protection17PENANArQMKfdSLiS

            “Who else to ask a question?” Gaia asked us back. “Well the one with all the answers of course. The Oracle of Delphi.”copyright protection17PENANAwLctWZ0pYG

            “The Oracle?” I muttered. “Ok, where is she? Let’s go ask her.”copyright protection17PENANAgxTPq2BR32

            “She’s the Oracle of Delphi. OF Delphi. The OF is significant here.” Gaia said giving us a hint.copyright protection17PENANAsuTef8s8UK

            “Let me guess.” Deon said playing along. “She lives in Delphi. That would explain why me and Adele couldn’t find her earilier”copyright protection17PENANA0qwdTscURb

            “WRONG!” Gaia shouted. “She was from Delphi. That’s where the OF came from. She was born in Delphi.”copyright protection17PENANAB8IuY9xz0A

            “So if she’s not in Delphi, where is she?” I asked.copyright protection17PENANACt5vIkDasx

            “Oh…I’d say a mile outside of Delphi.” Gaia said. “Give or take a little bit.”copyright protection17PENANAUtYqGSSTMK

            “That’s what I guessed!” Deon said.copyright protection17PENANA4nTNSRXprY

            “You were off by a mile.” Gaia said. “Literally.”copyright protection17PENANAZ3r4z9pcjS

            “Give or take a little bit.” I added smiling.copyright protection17PENANAKdlJE1BxVn

            “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 protection17PENANAh0LbOD2L2t

            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 protection17PENANAJ2xa66jwjD

            “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 protection17PENANAo4RJNvLo3G

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