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Gods in Training
Writer TJ Nyx
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  • PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
  • PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
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Gods in Training
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Chapter 4 Deon
TJ Nyx
Jun 10, 2018
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         “I’m open!” the boy shouted. The quarterback threw him the ball, and the boy ran a few yards before running headlong into the safety.copyright protection5PENANA9EvMk4MYzl

            I was sitting on a park bench just watching the neighborhood kids playing football. A couple years ago, that would’ve been me and the guys. But now, in high school, we were above playing in the park. But I had never outgrown it. I had never stopped coming here, although the reasons behind my visits had changed drastically. I used to come to the park to have fun and meet with friends, now I come because it was my only safe refuge from the war going on in my house. Mom and Dad constantly fighting, they had been doing this for about six months now. We all knew the marriage was over. It was just a question of when, and who would get custody of me. I tried to pretend that I didn’t notice it, but they fought everywhere and over everything. It was enough to drive me from my home.copyright protection5PENANANnhD1Olrl8

            Now the house I used to live in was just the place where I slept a few nights a week. My home had become the park. I did my homework here, I relaxed here, and sometimes when they were really fighting I would sleep here too.copyright protection5PENANAp2Nb4h3LAZ

            But right now I was just enjoying the sunny day. It would be one of the last ones this year. I really don’t know what I’ll do in the winter. I can’t spend a snowy night in the park. I could move into a friend’s house. There were offers of just that, but I didn’t want to let people know how bad things really were.copyright protection5PENANAVKErwYvjW5

            “Whatever.” I muttered to myself. I’ll figure it out when it happens. I always had.copyright protection5PENANAEKsWotLJV7

            “Beautiful day.” I turned around and saw an old woman standing behind me with a little girl. The old woman had deep grey hair pulled back in a bun and more wrinkles on her face than I had freckles. And I had a lot of freckles.copyright protection5PENANASl9FweXzZy

            “Hello.” I said. Trying to be polite.copyright protection5PENANAzVidmOcS88

            “Hi!” the little girl said loudly. “My name’s Demi.”copyright protection5PENANAXNTpJhTu1O

            “Hey Demi.” I said. Demi looked no older than eight. She had curly brown hair that completely covered her forehead.copyright protection5PENANABT9LzGZxgZ

            “Are you Deon?” the old woman asked.copyright protection5PENANA5PUo3hdf9l

            I looked up at her. “Yes, who are who?”copyright protection5PENANAo78iwSzqnB

            “My name is Hestia. And that is Demi.” The old women said.copyright protection5PENANAeZvoK54KCk

            “What do you want?” I asked.copyright protection5PENANAKIaF6dWjt6

            “I just want to talk.” Hestia said. “I want to get to know you.”copyright protection5PENANAFRdNaKFJa3

            Demi tugged on Hestia’s shirt. “Is he the one?”copyright protection5PENANAlp2RNMWRxy

            “Hush now.” Hestia said quietly.copyright protection5PENANAchhmWnATH4

            “The one?” I asked. “What does she mean 'the one'? What do you want?"?”copyright protection5PENANA0nWdb6YRP8

            “Little Demi just wanted to know if you were the one we were looking for.” Hestia explained.copyright protection5PENANAUbxW2kJYcg

            “Why were you looking for me?” I asked. I stood up. I was very confused at this point.copyright protection5PENANAxpyOMucmoU

            “We need you.” Hestia said.copyright protection5PENANAqohmCssAki

            “Why?” I asked.copyright protection5PENANAJeugawBTvO

            “I can’t say until you agree to help me.” Hestia said.copyright protection5PENANA92dIRZc4mB

            “She’s a nice lady.” Demi assured me.copyright protection5PENANAYN0g9CJCd3

            I guess the old lady just needed someone to carry her groceries in or something. “Yeah ok.”copyright protection5PENANAVWipdsWOmr

            “You’ll have to commit to this cause.” Hestia said.copyright protection5PENANADwuQemQrqc

            “Yeah I can commit.” I said. Great, I’ll be helping her all day. Oh well, I wasn’t doing anything anyway.copyright protection5PENANA2pZ2G9FqMT

            “Good. This way.” Hestia said walking away.copyright protection5PENANAuHPM62f3RB

            “Where are we going?” I asked.copyright protection5PENANAuu7ZllmbMN

            “This way.” Demi pointed.copyright protection5PENANAoPdoSTxykj

            “Come. I will explain on the way. There is one more we need.” Hestia said walking away.copyright protection5PENANArP0hB7jRab

            “What’s going on?” I asked.copyright protection5PENANAsFFAF0W1cJ

            “You are going to be a god.” Hestia said.copyright protection5PENANAOAz1YrVwZf

            “I’m a goddess.” Demi said proudly.copyright protection5PENANAPr5QIGX2y8

            “A god? Did you say god? I'm going to be a god? Is this a joke?” I asked not believing what I was hearing.copyright protection5PENANAd1NTBtUyu6

            “It mostly certainly is not a joke.” Hestia said. “I am Hestia the Greek goddess of the hearth and home. And I am here to take you to New Olympus.” Hestia declared. She seemed to swell as she said this, like a puffer fish.copyright protection5PENANAhjHQlFigbi

       I took a step back from her. "Greek goddess? Seriously lady, what's going on? Where is this New Olympus and why are you taking me there?"copyright protection5PENANAw1JBRsiPuQ

            Hestia pulled a mirror out of her bag. “Look well.” She said holding it up to my face.copyright protection5PENANAXISLCuew2J

            I studied my reflection in the mirror. I saw my face, with its numerous freckles and golden-green eyes. Then my eyes flicked up to my hairline and I saw the black stubble that was my hair. Then I noticed the crown on my head.copyright protection5PENANACk2jbnZtEa

            “What?” I asked. My hand went to my head, but there was no crown. "Crown?" I asked looking at Hestia.copyright protection5PENANAMbcwM3Y4St

            “I’m taking you to be crowned a god. It's really not that complicated.” Hestia said putting away a mirror. “Now follow me and no more questions.”copyright protection5PENANAVQcNCOhRkk

            “Come on.” Demi muttered offering her hand to me. I took it and allowed her to pull me along.copyright protection5PENANAAXEDgP1gjG

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