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Gods in Training
Writer TJ Nyx
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Chapter 38 Kara
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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No Plagiarism!V5A3h69xZDvpFab9MHaIposted on PENANA

            I was sitting in my throne. Most of the others were sitting in theirs as well. We were sitting but not talking. Deon had called this meeting initially. He was freaking out, like he was trying not to panic. Despite this he was adamant about not telling us the reason for this meeting until he was ‘Sure.’ I don’t know what he needed to be sure about, but we had given up asking him about it.copyright protection4PENANApliaylIwuc

            Probably something got worse with Adele. I had noticed that she wasn’t here, along with Albany. But it didn’t seem like Deon would have kept us waiting for news like that. Maybe Adele had recovered. Maybe we were waiting for her to show up! Yeah that was probably it.copyright protection4PENANAtph3tzaD69

            “How much longer are we going to wait here?” Zack asked looking at me. “I have things to do!”copyright protection4PENANAgCzVML4zte

            Back before all this, back when I worked so hard just to have Zack look at me, the fact that I was sitting next to him and talking to him would’ve killed me. Now it annoyed me. I had grown to rather dislike Zack. I mean really dislike. The more time I spent around him, the more times I wanted to spit in HIS face. And it wasn’t just Zack either. From what I learned about the OLD Zeus, he wasn’t much better apparently.copyright protection4PENANAiTzA38WMFq

            “You’re the king, you can do what you want.” I told him. I had found that reminding Zack of this fact was the perfect way to get him to leave me alone. Every time I said this to him, he would puff out his chest and walk away proudly. For some reason that made him not want to talk anymore. Remind him he was king and he would go and strut around reminding others, as if we would ever forget.copyright protection4PENANAY8QgcjPnWW

            “You’re right!” He exclaimed, puffing out his chest right on cue. “I AM king. King of the GODS! I can do what I want!” he stood up.copyright protection4PENANAxcy67lSbVl

            Just then Albany appeared with Gaia right behind her. Both headed straight for the middle of the throne room and stopped by the hearth.copyright protection4PENANAqde0Oi8K4N

            “Everybody out!” Gaia ordered. As usual there were several lesser gods and goddess gathered around the throne room. These people came to hear the news and watch us decide their future. Kind of like those seats in Congress on the upper balcony that allows tourist to sit in on a session.copyright protection4PENANAb3W1j9l8wh

            Grumbling and complaining the others left. They knew they had just missed some juicy gossip. Why else would Gaia expel them, this must be important. I now had my doubts about this being about Adele.copyright protection4PENANA53tEaBZ2NU

            “Not you!” Gaia shouted. Looking up I realized that Zack was also trying to leave.copyright protection4PENANAod8CdWVmH0

            “I’m king of the gods!” he said proudly. “I can do what I want. And right now I want to go and spar with Chiron.”copyright protection4PENANA9S36UmffvM

            Gaia walked up to the king of the gods. “Sit down.” She hissed.copyright protection4PENANAxAQ1e0Ce3q

            “Are you giving ME orders?” Zack whispered back. He laughed in Gaia’s face and tried to continue leaving.copyright protection4PENANA9rDh4QeZdV

            TRIED to continue leaving. Gaia didn’t move, but I could tell she was controlling it.copyright protection4PENANAZmN2tIpJXV

            “HEY! Stop this right now!” Zack shouted at the top of his lungs. Gaia was frowning in concentration as Zack was dragged back to his throne. Looking at his feet showed me what was dragging him. The ground had seized Zack’s ankles, just swallowed his feet up. The ground was now moving him back to his seat. Zack’s feet were drug to the foot of his throne, but he refused to sit down.copyright protection4PENANAvvvmwKn9Zq

            “How dare you?” Zack muttered furiously. “You dare to assault the king of the gods? He looked at the rest of us sitting in our thrones watching. “I command you to attack. She is a traitor!”copyright protection4PENANAz8ScqW3EWg

            “Shut up, and sit down.” Gaia said punching Zack in the face. The hit knocked him into his seat.copyright protection4PENANAzVDnY65oP3

            He was too stunned to speak. All the other gods wore faces of dumbfounded silence. No one knew what had just happened. Then I began to worry. Blade had spit in Zack’s face, and had died for it. What would he do to Gaia?copyright protection4PENANAjlzPH5z4fz

            Eric stood up, drew his weapon and began walking towards Gaia. Gaia turned and pointed at him with a finger. Eric paused, and Gaia spoke.copyright protection4PENANAvOHn18j4Nf

            “You’ve seen what I can do.” She warned him. “Turn around and sit down. I am Mother freaking Earth. I will bury you in a hole deeper than Hell.”copyright protection4PENANAlnbZLa6RyV

            For once, Eric walked away from a fight. I couldn’t believe it what was happening.copyright protection4PENANAVRhuGYzg3O

            Gaia turned to Albany. “Can you handle this? If I stay I might kill someone.”copyright protection4PENANAPyDxWEGgJt

            “Go ahead.” Albany told the Titaness. Gaia exited the throne room and closed the curtain that concealed our closed sessions. I had never seen the curtain appear any of the times that we weren’t using it. I only ever noticed it after it was down.copyright protection4PENANAw5RH4CRatq

            “Was I right?” Deon asked Albany.copyright protection4PENANA6oinTZmtgp

            She nodded. Deon looked like he wanted to punch someone, which was the last thing we needed right now.copyright protection4PENANAi5YVDUAkaj

            “Someone get me out of this thing!” Zack shouted trying to pull his feet out of Gaia’s bonds. “I’ll kill her!”copyright protection4PENANAOGoFotigEL

            “Blade isn’t dead.” Albany shouted suddenly.copyright protection4PENANAGKaZ84Yuxe

            Complete silence. All eyes were on her. Even Zack was frozen still, his feet forgotten. I mean you could have heard a pin drop from a mile away. No one was breathing, moving, or doing anything else except staring blankly at Albany.copyright protection4PENANAUPkTKXNlhY

            “Isn’t dead?” Paul asked. “How?”copyright protection4PENANAE6F3L3w3ka

            “I killed him!” Zack said. “I watched him die? He has to be dead!”copyright protection4PENANAP1V0034YyB

            “I carried his body.” Eric said.copyright protection4PENANAdsrxmcvaxN

            “I helped.” Herman added.copyright protection4PENANA8bTOfFRLIb

            “He’s dead.” Eric muttered. “Come on, I’ll show you the body.”copyright protection4PENANAWydRydUDct

            “The body is gone.” Deon said. “I went to see it, and it wasn’t there.”copyright protection4PENANAfpWGXiSssp

            “Wasn’t there?” Artemisia asked. “Where was it?”copyright protection4PENANAgABaoQPgCy

            “So he’s immortal and he can turn invisible?” Sid asked.copyright protection4PENANAsy6FpFSki5

            “Not now.” Hector said to him.copyright protection4PENANAOxuKdr26Uu

            “How do you know that Blade isn’t dead?” I asked. “Maybe Thanatos just stole the body and buried it somewhere. He was begging us to let him do the burial wasn’t he?”copyright protection4PENANAwb57ltXaKA

            “Thanatos was locked up with the others.” Artie pointed out. “Me and Paul would’ve known if he had left.copyright protection4PENANAId8OSyuLTM

            “Well Herman and Eric didn’t know that Blade was alive when they carried him off.” Zack shouted pointing accusations at the war god. Like all of this was Herman and Eric’s fault. “Maybe Thanatos snuck off on you guys too.”copyright protection4PENANAQHklryNtEH

            “Impossible, we were always in the room with them.” Paul said backing up his sister. “He couldn’t have left.”copyright protection4PENANAXbS2iewgoh

            “Why aren’t you there now?” Zack shouted. “He’s probably escaping with Blade right now!” he shouted, rather crazed.copyright protection4PENANAQ6uZVnxq9r

            “No, we left Pan in charge of the prisoners.” Artie said.copyright protection4PENANAc08xlz583K

            “I don’t think Blade’s body exists anymore.” Albany muttered.copyright protection4PENANAQ0VJ3eXAvm

            “Immortal, invisible, and a ghost.” Sid said.copyright protection4PENANARmtmlpJTPT

            “Ghosts are invisible!” Herman shouted at him.copyright protection4PENANAk2Tsze2Fn5

            “Shut up!” I shouted. “What do you mean?” I asked Albany.copyright protection4PENANAqe6mY9AWK6

            “I went to see the Oracle with Gaia.” Albany admitted.copyright protection4PENANAiCsMYNbIG0

            “THE Oracle?” Paul asked. “Like the one in Greece?”copyright protection4PENANAB02utCJvh7

            “Yeah the Oracle of Delphi.” Albany said.copyright protection4PENANAAHlG4kQFgB

            “When did you do this, and why wasn’t I invited?” Zack asked.copyright protection4PENANALyddkb1wUH

            “Does that really matter?” Artemisia asked.copyright protection4PENANAwvIz0bbJGt

            “Anyways, the Oracle told me that Dionysus traded two humans to Hades, so that he could bring his wife and mother back to life.”copyright protection4PENANARhbcYfxPUN

            “You can do that?” Hector asked. “Shouldn’t there be, like, rules against that?”copyright protection4PENANAqGmEUHPVdK

            “You!” Zack shouted pointing at Deon. “I always knew you weren’t one of us! I could tell when you walked in you were a weasel.” He tried to get up, but failed. “How dare you trade with Blade!”copyright protection4PENANADKfljgxv0e

            “OLD Dionysus did this, not me.” Deon informed the council. “Right?”copyright protection4PENANAZRwa4uqBkl

            “That’s right.” Albany answered. “The Oracle said that those bodies were like spare tires. She seems to think that Blade would become one of the bodies if he died.”copyright protection4PENANAoK1KoVseRF

            “That should definitely be against the rules!” Hector complained.copyright protection4PENANAYupeQJvnev

            “So, we just have to kill him two more times.” Eric shrugged. “I could do it tomorrow if you wanted.” He offered.copyright protection4PENANACem8orDP2X

            “Why don’t we just have Gaia put him in a hole?” Paul asked pointedly. He was looking right at Eric when he said it, and he held Eric in his gaze for a while afterwards. Eric frowned, but surprisingly didn’t retaliate.copyright protection4PENANAarHcc68ElZ

            “No, not twice.” Albany corrected. “The Oracle also said that she thought only one of the spares was for Blade.”copyright protection4PENANAjkuJzks4IH

            “So that means that someone else is going to use the other body?” Deon asked a look of horror on his face.copyright protection4PENANAzlVWtkn79q

            “Nobody else is dead.” Artie said. “Blade was the only person who died, besides those already dead skeletons.”copyright protection4PENANA4kRMw3SFId

            “Maybe he didn’t want to bring back someone from the battle.” I said. “Maybe there is someone else, someone that was dead before all this?”copyright protection4PENANAE1y9L7udbd

            “Who?” Herman asked. “Godzilla?”copyright protection4PENANAVLyRI2b69l

            “Godzilla was never alive!” Hector shouted. “We need to be serious here!”copyright protection4PENANAweFo0bsSRa

            “It’s probably some fearsome monster from way back when the other Olympians were ruling. Anybody know anything like that?” I asked. I had little hope. Adele was the best at mythology and she was out of commission right now. The rest of us barely knew about the gods we WERE, let alone all the obscure monsters and creatures of Greek Mythology.copyright protection4PENANA6vcEFXL9bX

            “Medusa?” Deon offered.copyright protection4PENANAn6IVXqY9x8

            “Wasn’t there some giant snake thing that Hercules killed?” Artie said snapping her fingers. “What was its name?”copyright protection4PENANAu4m9smlVfc

            “The Hydra.” Herman muttered.copyright protection4PENANA5lIi0ogLxr

            “I doubt it’s any of them.” Sid said. “Why would Blade bring back something that had already been killed once? We could just kill it the same way as before.”copyright protection4PENANAIVyrQwSPFp

            “To bring something back from the dead, it would have to have been killed at least once before.” Paul pointed out. “So anything he brings back will have died before. If he brings anything back. I think that other body will be his backup’s backup. You know, third times the charm.”copyright protection4PENANAXatjkWGFRV

            “No, the Oracle was pretty certain that the other body wasn’t for Blade.” Albany said. “She believed that it was saved for another.”copyright protection4PENANASXgBggZw2x

            “But who?” Herman asked.copyright protection4PENANAYLsxdj369J

            “We’re not going to find out by sitting here talking.” Eric shouted. “Why don’t we take the fight to him? We should march down there and kill Blade and this other person right now!”copyright protection4PENANAw6U0qeW6UO

            “Are you stupid?” Albany asked.copyright protection4PENANA2NMjo2AozC

            “You’re willing to walk into the Underworld blind?” Paul asked incredulously. “That’s Hades home court! There’s no way we could win a fight like that.”copyright protection4PENANAWyop5CJ9IS

            “Is there any hope that Blade learned his lesson, and that maybe this time around he will be a good boy down there?” Hector asked. “I mean if I were him, I would try to avoid a rematch at all costs.”copyright protection4PENANATeYNep1awW

            “Unless you had a super powerful mysterious ally on your team.” Albany reminded him. “That is probably what this second chance will be banking on.”copyright protection4PENANAZyJLR8Orxn

            “We don’t even know who the second body is for, let alone if there IS a second body.” Artie said. “Maybe he wants to bring back a beloved grandmother. What about that? What if he just misses some great aunt and wants to spend some more time with her?”copyright protection4PENANA4tVtT05CaN

            I was growing quite tired of all this bickering. We had achieved nothing since Gaia had left, and we were showing no signs of getting any work done anytime soon. It annoyed me, but that’s how things went up on Olympus. Gods arguing constantly with no peace in between fights. Terrible way to run things.copyright protection4PENANAu31tQgSSro

            “Everybody shut up!” I finally shouted, sick of just hearing their voices. The room quieted down immediately, just one of the perks of being queen of the gods. “Why don’t we ask Thanatos, shouldn’t he know? I mean, he was Blade’s right hand man, wasn’t he?”copyright protection4PENANAOqXybPGZhe

            They all agreed with my logic and we sent the twins to go and fetch Thanatos and Persephone, since she was Hades wife and may also know something. Within minutes they appeared before me in the throne room.copyright protection4PENANAnmHiPBjVdt

            “Thanatos.” Zack said. “Do you know where Blade is?”copyright protection4PENANAIHwKan13fs

            “No.” Thanatos answered. Zack nodded and looked to Persephone. Without having to be asked she answered as well.copyright protection4PENANAs4SpC4fi4w

            “How should I know where he is? You’re the one who killed him!” She shouted.copyright protection4PENANAxrSeJIQ3D3

            “Why did you want to bury him?” Zack asked. I suppose he thought he was being a good detective, but we didn’t have time for him to beat around the bush. So I jumped in.copyright protection4PENANAwmL37Vq9ZG

            “What can you tell us about the old Hades?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANABrKtRmy7FC

            Thanatos looked and me and returned my question with one of his own. “What do you mean?”copyright protection4PENANADc3wrNfhRT

            “Oh, I don’t know. Just anything that sticks out in your memory about him. Was he like Blade at all?” I clarified.copyright protection4PENANAkng5rn1Rw1

            Persephone laughed. “I hated him for kidnapping me and forcing me to be his wife. I tried to avoid him. I spent as much time as possible with my mother Demeter.” At the mention of her name, Demi looked up. She had been sitting so quietly by herself that I had forgotten she was here. “It’s strange how my mother is now a mere child.” Persephone said observing her.copyright protection4PENANAx8thCkEasj

            “So you can’t tell us anything?” I asked again.copyright protection4PENANAM5vQCXERev

            “Hades hated you.” Thanatos said. “All of you. But he was smarter than Blade, he knew he couldn’t win in a battle against the eleven of you combined. So he swallowed his anger.” Thanatos looked around at us all. “He suppressed it, but never got rid of it.”copyright protection4PENANALzT1EkpGcV

            “We kind of already knew that.” Paul said.copyright protection4PENANAHJ4a1GvFQX

            “Yes that part was abundantly clear.” Deon agreed.copyright protection4PENANAZD3vuGs9yG

            “When will you replace him?” Thanatos asked. “I will offer to select the new Hades, like I did before. But this time you must treat him differently. This mistake cannot be made again.”copyright protection4PENANAEjfykUSJB4

            “We don’t see any reason to replace Blade yet.” I said, rather vaguely. I wasn’t sure if Thanatos was on our side now or what.copyright protection4PENANAFjOJuPqZvg

            His face changed. Not like transformed, but his expression. Before he had just looked serious and solemn, but after I spoke for a few seconds he looked truly panicked. Like he was scared for his life. But he covered it and played it off.copyright protection4PENANAXvU10pHsyg

            “What do you mean?” he asked slowly, like he was trying to control his voice.copyright protection4PENANA9dzpLUkDDV

            Red flags were popping up all over my head, and I could tell some of the others were reaching the same conclusions. Thanatos knew something, but he was holding on to it.copyright protection4PENANAIjew2JmsIS

            Albany stood up and walked to Thanatos, she looked him in the eyes and said. “We know he isn’t dead.”copyright protection4PENANAJGnEIn3qQC

            Thanatos’ face resumed its look of terror. He turned to Paul and Artemisia. “I told you to let me bury him! I could’ve stopped all this!”copyright protection4PENANAGZPgpAaJdN

            “Stopped all what?” Deon demanded standing up. “What are you talking about?”copyright protection4PENANAFV6Us9DOCl

            “This is all your faults!” he shouted at us. “We’re all going to die because of you!” Thanatos fell to his knees, like the life had drained out of him. “Evacuate Olympus. Run! Run and hide in the deepest holes you can find!” He snorted. “Then at least you’ll live to see tomorrow.”copyright protection4PENANAGm231Lr4bh

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