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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!Vsp8tG6gIbhRbhIxMk4Uposted 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 protection14PENANAsIdZRXtVY3

            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 protection14PENANAGTv51ZM8fv

            “How much longer are we going to wait here?” Zack asked looking at me. “I have things to do!”copyright protection14PENANAjwnvO53Aq8

            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 protection14PENANAvSQIRIGlDE

            “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 protection14PENANAokyUqATcI9

            “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 protection14PENANAI2F5yubC4B

            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 protection14PENANAKAuBiljYHW

            “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 protection14PENANAD5hb0HLUTu

            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 protection14PENANA3CwJH5dSHi

            “Not you!” Gaia shouted. Looking up I realized that Zack was also trying to leave.copyright protection14PENANAurSY3bkma2

            “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 protection14PENANAjN8AZ8hK2b

            Gaia walked up to the king of the gods. “Sit down.” She hissed.copyright protection14PENANAf6NMPvR2oy

            “Are you giving ME orders?” Zack whispered back. He laughed in Gaia’s face and tried to continue leaving.copyright protection14PENANAlS0dR3ocqz

            TRIED to continue leaving. Gaia didn’t move, but I could tell she was controlling it.copyright protection14PENANAfJmnklvC6y

            “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 protection14PENANAOmFB8u7Zxv

            “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 protection14PENANAySoy5gCut2

            “Shut up, and sit down.” Gaia said punching Zack in the face. The hit knocked him into his seat.copyright protection14PENANA3IMq56MBJT

            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 protection14PENANAaxfP9njgnQ

            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 protection14PENANAMVJbtOr6jU

            “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 protection14PENANA8nDUOI1AkK

            For once, Eric walked away from a fight. I couldn’t believe it what was happening.copyright protection14PENANAuuiJjr7DIu

            Gaia turned to Albany. “Can you handle this? If I stay I might kill someone.”copyright protection14PENANAtuqdFT17Zl

            “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 protection14PENANA28JF3xo48I

            “Was I right?” Deon asked Albany.copyright protection14PENANAPCc7mwzt9h

            She nodded. Deon looked like he wanted to punch someone, which was the last thing we needed right now.copyright protection14PENANAYDMoQsiSzi

            “Someone get me out of this thing!” Zack shouted trying to pull his feet out of Gaia’s bonds. “I’ll kill her!”copyright protection14PENANAdBqWhutFyB

            “Blade isn’t dead.” Albany shouted suddenly.copyright protection14PENANAnoeAwA653f

            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 protection14PENANAn2S9rJBJBa

            “Isn’t dead?” Paul asked. “How?”copyright protection14PENANA2PMsL3XfIw

            “I killed him!” Zack said. “I watched him die? He has to be dead!”copyright protection14PENANAR6U5GqFNwJ

            “I carried his body.” Eric said.copyright protection14PENANA2TMV3dFEWg

            “I helped.” Herman added.copyright protection14PENANAPY5CrRFo6o

            “He’s dead.” Eric muttered. “Come on, I’ll show you the body.”copyright protection14PENANAUYvP3cgJZM

            “The body is gone.” Deon said. “I went to see it, and it wasn’t there.”copyright protection14PENANAs2GeXJsCoo

            “Wasn’t there?” Artemisia asked. “Where was it?”copyright protection14PENANATdnYPOPvdW

            “So he’s immortal and he can turn invisible?” Sid asked.copyright protection14PENANAU8UpXYBeHA

            “Not now.” Hector said to him.copyright protection14PENANA0aCHoAqRdO

            “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 protection14PENANAf72D6RsWmF

            “Thanatos was locked up with the others.” Artie pointed out. “Me and Paul would’ve known if he had left.copyright protection14PENANASgONGMLh0s

            “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 protection14PENANAS1CvI169Sk

            “Impossible, we were always in the room with them.” Paul said backing up his sister. “He couldn’t have left.”copyright protection14PENANAX8rZLxRdte

            “Why aren’t you there now?” Zack shouted. “He’s probably escaping with Blade right now!” he shouted, rather crazed.copyright protection14PENANATmvH9btUtu

            “No, we left Pan in charge of the prisoners.” Artie said.copyright protection14PENANAnmv0Rd1YnU

            “I don’t think Blade’s body exists anymore.” Albany muttered.copyright protection14PENANAik2KkOhc1L

            “Immortal, invisible, and a ghost.” Sid said.copyright protection14PENANAqU8VCh76cB

            “Ghosts are invisible!” Herman shouted at him.copyright protection14PENANAAAX6AOkBMH

            “Shut up!” I shouted. “What do you mean?” I asked Albany.copyright protection14PENANAw51yPmm7yo

            “I went to see the Oracle with Gaia.” Albany admitted.copyright protection14PENANATZj1VVj21v

            “THE Oracle?” Paul asked. “Like the one in Greece?”copyright protection14PENANADC6BIGq2id

            “Yeah the Oracle of Delphi.” Albany said.copyright protection14PENANAJOiLn88KfG

            “When did you do this, and why wasn’t I invited?” Zack asked.copyright protection14PENANA88Fr9AnsDp

            “Does that really matter?” Artemisia asked.copyright protection14PENANAYh24SKLiN3

            “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 protection14PENANAwxSOjfWr0c

            “You can do that?” Hector asked. “Shouldn’t there be, like, rules against that?”copyright protection14PENANA78kNAuoYX1

            “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 protection14PENANAnWiq1baMuY

            “OLD Dionysus did this, not me.” Deon informed the council. “Right?”copyright protection14PENANAQ0vIPPYMgZ

            “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 protection14PENANAYo8jbIOzHL

            “That should definitely be against the rules!” Hector complained.copyright protection14PENANAB5IUvJ5GwA

            “So, we just have to kill him two more times.” Eric shrugged. “I could do it tomorrow if you wanted.” He offered.copyright protection14PENANAEnAa6qZ4cg

            “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 protection14PENANA4aEcuQViqC

            “No, not twice.” Albany corrected. “The Oracle also said that she thought only one of the spares was for Blade.”copyright protection14PENANA41HNWdw1T3

            “So that means that someone else is going to use the other body?” Deon asked a look of horror on his face.copyright protection14PENANACxqcIxCICP

            “Nobody else is dead.” Artie said. “Blade was the only person who died, besides those already dead skeletons.”copyright protection14PENANAYGZDSutNMU

            “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 protection14PENANAqRW8ESlbUe

            “Who?” Herman asked. “Godzilla?”copyright protection14PENANAewMFJvcmdO

            “Godzilla was never alive!” Hector shouted. “We need to be serious here!”copyright protection14PENANAbcuaPnFiar

            “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 protection14PENANAdAi9JW148V

            “Medusa?” Deon offered.copyright protection14PENANAimr52aAfwO

            “Wasn’t there some giant snake thing that Hercules killed?” Artie said snapping her fingers. “What was its name?”copyright protection14PENANA3I0yTPVy86

            “The Hydra.” Herman muttered.copyright protection14PENANAZlHiuqfvun

            “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 protection14PENANArNKSTM3t1A

            “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 protection14PENANAi5iiEb7AJf

            “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 protection14PENANAGJBo15PhBj

            “But who?” Herman asked.copyright protection14PENANAE27pV0bYud

            “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 protection14PENANAzMjR5Y3cyM

            “Are you stupid?” Albany asked.copyright protection14PENANAsfv4Dx9sPL

            “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 protection14PENANAMuNUTIV5Hq

            “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 protection14PENANAigcC7hAau8

            “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 protection14PENANAXXot111buQ

            “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 protection14PENANAWhkJbds6i9

            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 protection14PENANAwBpJex1OIw

            “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 protection14PENANAXFtl9vnaGS

            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 protection14PENANA0D9lnlzPrR

            “Thanatos.” Zack said. “Do you know where Blade is?”copyright protection14PENANAZYtpIHWKwF

            “No.” Thanatos answered. Zack nodded and looked to Persephone. Without having to be asked she answered as well.copyright protection14PENANAgulKQugeEX

            “How should I know where he is? You’re the one who killed him!” She shouted.copyright protection14PENANA6FAf1YBAO3

            “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 protection14PENANAsN1VcKD9u9

            “What can you tell us about the old Hades?” I asked.copyright protection14PENANAPLEavuELIj

            Thanatos looked and me and returned my question with one of his own. “What do you mean?”copyright protection14PENANAJOYj4ZhFA5

            “Oh, I don’t know. Just anything that sticks out in your memory about him. Was he like Blade at all?” I clarified.copyright protection14PENANAI2TKX6uBgZ

            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 protection14PENANAK5KpffTU1B

            “So you can’t tell us anything?” I asked again.copyright protection14PENANAdKqb4vbmbL

            “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 protection14PENANAsTNmELs9mJ

            “We kind of already knew that.” Paul said.copyright protection14PENANA87OSw48qYa

            “Yes that part was abundantly clear.” Deon agreed.copyright protection14PENANA1bVsn0Xzm8

            “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 protection14PENANAkP28bHTDQg

            “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 protection14PENANAnZnbRUg0kf

            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 protection14PENANAamq6OO6Mns

            “What do you mean?” he asked slowly, like he was trying to control his voice.copyright protection14PENANAVHiXQtEJ7v

            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 protection14PENANAZuunGmhWmB

            Albany stood up and walked to Thanatos, she looked him in the eyes and said. “We know he isn’t dead.”copyright protection14PENANAcxXDDMrKyO

            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 protection14PENANAdtwvrmY666

            “Stopped all what?” Deon demanded standing up. “What are you talking about?”copyright protection14PENANAB6A6thsLeP

            “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 protection14PENANAmqmk307uLF

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