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Gods in Training
Writer TJ Nyx
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Chapter 42 Albany
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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No Plagiarism!kzRbpZizGwTMrsunqm5gposted on PENANA

            “I failed that test.” Some girl informed me. I hardly knew her, but to her we were best friends. Little did she know that I didn’t know her name.copyright protection2PENANA0s0f7KLsKj

            “Really, I thought it wasn’t that bad.” I told her. Giving her my fake smile I used at school.copyright protection2PENANAy4TqgjqzS7

            “Yeah, it wasn’t that bad.” She muttered quickly agreeing with me. She thought that she had to agree with me on everything. It made me like her even less.copyright protection2PENANA5LTxenUFKZ

            “I’ll see you around.” I told her heading into the stairwell. “Bye.” I quickly darted into the flow of students moving on the stairs. I didn’t really need to go this way, but it was my only excuse to stop walking with What’s Her Face.  I really didn’t like a lot of the people that I pretended to.copyright protection2PENANAWKsWZzHL2r

            I squeezed out of the crowded stairway. My locker was up here, so this detour wasn’t a total waste. I decided to dump off some books and headed towards my locker. I found however, that my locker was blocked.copyright protection2PENANA5BwY2Nhsma

            “Excuse me.” I said politely behind the person. “This is my locker.” The boy turned around and stared at me.copyright protection2PENANAzsVtZaQTPA

            “Hey Albany.” He said smiling, moving a little so I could get in my locker.copyright protection2PENANATLllIlVp6Y

            Great. I thought. This poor guy was going to ask me out. “Who are you?” I asked opening the locker.copyright protection2PENANARczobCbt4x

            “I’m an old friend.” He said. “My name is Blade.”copyright protection2PENANADEZy7ZJYSy

            I looked at him. “Are you serious?” I asked. There was no way that was his name. “I don’t think that I know you, but I’m not sure.” I turned to better look at him. Something about him was familiar.copyright protection2PENANAzLkU73f3sm

            “You used to know me.” Blade said. “But that was in another lifetime.”copyright protection2PENANA1kyBIJdTci

            I laughed a little. “Did we go to preschool together?” I asked, thinking that what he had said meant that I knew him from my childhood.copyright protection2PENANArPXro4q72i

            “No, it was more recent than that.” Blade said. “But it’s hard to explain.”copyright protection2PENANAGB41wc4Lfx

            “Try.” I ordered him.copyright protection2PENANA7hSFSAp6uB

            “You lost your memory.” He said. “You used to be the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite.”copyright protection2PENANAoWqlnPqNWt

            Weirdest pickup line ever. I was too stunned to speak. Slowly, my brain rebooted and I managed to say. “There is no Greek goddess of love. The ancient Greeks worshipped the Titans.”copyright protection2PENANA6D5bFBnJmD

            “You’re smart for a cheerleader.” He said. “That is correct, but it’s not supposed to be.”copyright protection2PENANAhuU9aNKzTe

            The bell rang. “I have to go.” I told him. “But I want to talk to you after school. Could you meet me here again in an hour?”copyright protection2PENANAaibBEyq5mn

            He nodded. “Yes, I’ll be here.”copyright protection2PENANAyt1EEGf1qC

            I ran off to class. I apologized to my teacher for being late, but I doubt that she was even listening to me. I took my seat and could not focus for the life of me. I was a straight A student. But I couldn’t pay attention today. I kept thinking about what Blade had told me. I felt that I should remember him, but I couldn’t.copyright protection2PENANAFH7zRhmBQg

            His words echoed in my head. You lost your memory. You used to be the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. I knew that the Ancient Greeks worshiped the Titans as their gods, but I had never heard of Aphrodite. What on earth was he talking about? Wait…earth. Gaia.copyright protection2PENANAQ1z1CeA3jW

            “Oh my god.” I muttered. I remembered. Everyone was looking at me. It turns out that I had shouted rather loudly.copyright protection2PENANArSptw49M6A

            “Albany?” the teacher asked. “Are you alright?”copyright protection2PENANApLhwk8NHJE

            “Uhh.” I remembered it all. I remembered Olympus, I remembered Gaia, and I remembered that Blade betrayed us! “Can I go to the nurse, I think I’m gonna be sick.”copyright protection2PENANAYAFxBiMbl5

            “Go.”  My teacher said turning back to the board. I picked up my bag and left. I didn’t head for the nurse though. I went straight back to my locker. Blade was sitting down in waiting for me.copyright protection2PENANA8NYygvCqhI

            He must’ve known from the look in my eyes that I remembered. Because he hastily got up and said. “Albany, wait. I’m trying to help you.”copyright protection2PENANA0HtieOq2va

            “You attacked us!” I whispered. Classes were still going on around us, and I didn’t want to draw attention to myself. “You died!”copyright protection2PENANAGuKm2mEOy0

            “I am trying to fix things.” He said holding his hands out in front of him, as a defense in case I attacked.copyright protection2PENANATGNSf4nRuE

            Then I got really dizzy. I fell to my knees. Blade caught me before I face planted. “What’s happening?” I muttered.copyright protection2PENANAAvm3NASeCo

            “Should I take you to the nurse?” Blade asked. He seemed worried, which made me think that he didn’t poison me.copyright protection2PENANAojS9FUwjI4

            “No, it’s just a headache.” I said standing up. “I remember everything.” I told him. “Is Adele still hurt?”copyright protection2PENANAjCL7u0bRSG

            Blade’s face changed. “I didn’t know she was hurt in the first place.”copyright protection2PENANAwsbSwZtod6

            “She was stabbed when you tried to take over Olympus.” I informed him. I couldn’t help but be angry with him. “What are you doing here?”copyright protection2PENANAMCpEM5yioh

            “I’m sorry about Adele.” Blade said quietly. “We need to leave. I have to find the others.”copyright protection2PENANAnIT9Qoa1f2

            “Why?” I asked. “What are you doing? Why do you need to find the others? Blade what happened?”copyright protection2PENANAILvUE1T7p7

            “Zeus is dead.” He said. “Before you ask, I don’t know about Zack. When I came back, I released Kronos.” He paused and began walking away. “He went back in time and killed Zeus as a baby. Without Zeus, people like Aphrodite were never created. The Greek myths were changed to revolve around the Titans. I have to fix this.”copyright protection2PENANAecJDQvIpO7

            “Oh.” I said a little stunned. Needless to say I was overwhelmed. “Yeah…do you need my help?”copyright protection2PENANAHcQBlGZwIe

            “I’ll need your help finding the others. But you are no longer a goddess. We have to be careful.” Blade warned me. “Kronos wouldn’t like it if he found out we were gathering the Olympians.”copyright protection2PENANAyq04lF6eMw

            I thought it over. “Why are you gathering the Olympians?” I asked. “We’re not gods anymore, how can we stop Kronos?”copyright protection2PENANAl1I5FzAnZp

            “I’m still a god, and I believe that some of the others still are too. We need to find them.” Blade explained. “We can leave dealing with Kronos until later. Right now let’s just find the others.”copyright protection2PENANAvGBmhW2gsK

            “I guess I’m in.” I told him. With that Blade lead me out of the school and into the parking lot. “Are we walking the whole way?” I asked once I realized that Blade was walking past all the cars.copyright protection2PENANAv1bv6wacLX

            “Yep.” He answered. “Unless you have a ride we could use?”copyright protection2PENANAI7ZrcE0N2Z

            “Of course I do.” I told him. I pulled out my phone. “Baxter.” I said.copyright protection2PENANAcxFNTXKWed

            The limo pulled up and Blade and I climbed in. “Where to Miss Albany?” Baxter asked from the front.copyright protection2PENANAHJfTflpqyb

            “Do you mind if we pick up Eric?” I asked Blade. “He’s really close by.”copyright protection2PENANAoginHu1Ih3

            “I was planning on heading for him next anyway.” Blade answered.copyright protection2PENANAHuBnhvl2rz

            “Baxter, take us to the Juvenile Detention Center.” I ordered.copyright protection2PENANAf9iu2yQsYo

            “Very good Miss Albany.” Was the answer. With that the limo pulled back into traffic and we were off.copyright protection2PENANADnFWKnqL5I

            “I love this song!” I informed the driver. On cue Baxter turned up the music to the point where he couldn’t hear us. “So, how do you expect us to find the others? I know where Eric is, and I could probably find Hector again. But beyond that I’m lost.”copyright protection2PENANAOMcqauVvwn

            “I believe that we won’t have to find ALL of the others.” Blade told me. “I believe that some have remained gods like me. I think the children of Kronos, besides Zack, are still gods. That means that Hestia, Hera, Poseidon, and Demeter are still out there as gods. That means they won’t be where their human counterparts should have been.”copyright protection2PENANA4MwnhyW81U

            “That leaves Artie and Paula. Herman. Deon and Adele. And of course Eric and Hector. And we only know where to find two of them.” I said not liking our lack of knowledge.copyright protection2PENANAwEhcA2z1NE

            “It’s not as bad as it sounds. Artie and Paula will be together. We find one, we’ll find the other.” Blade said. “And Adele you said was wounded. So she should be in a hospital. There are only so many hospitals.”copyright protection2PENANAKCrX3BsY6Z

            “Yeah, like five hospitals in the ENTIRE country.” I said sarcastically. And then I remembered. “Wait a minute! I know!”copyright protection2PENANAlbMRz3qvbr

            “What is it?” Blade asked.copyright protection2PENANAqI6IUHKtJy

            “Back on Olympus. Deon was…in love with Adele.” It felt weird gossiping with someone that used to my enemy. But there I was. “He was always at her side while she was recovering. So maybe he’ll be with her at the hospital.” I suggested.copyright protection2PENANA8tbzrebUch

            “I doubt it. Olympus was in another time.” Blade said frowning and shaking his head. “I don’t think things would carry over like that. Maybe when he gets his memory back, he will remember his affections for Adele. But without us jogging his memory, there’s no way he’ll remember that.”copyright protection2PENANATytFp2JQxU

            “As the goddess of love, I feel obligated to tell you that you have greatly underestimated the power of love.” I told him, kind of annoyed that he shot down my theory so fast.copyright protection2PENANAhYDnGy5q1O

            “You’re not the goddess of love anymore. Aphrodite never existed.” Blade corrected me.copyright protection2PENANAZaiaJJpUDB

            “And yet people are still falling in love.” I told him, this argument was getting really cheesy, real fast.copyright protection2PENANAcx9GdzIWqg

            “Fine, maybe Deon will be with Adele. That means after we pick up Eric and Hector, we will just have to locate three people to find everyone. Herman, one of the twins, and the lovers.copyright protection2PENANARHeu5V2bm4

            “We can do this.” I said confidently.copyright protection2PENANAZlehwY1VTF

            “Then we have to meet up with those that are still gods. And after that…Kronos.” Blade muttered ominously.copyright protection2PENANAx6cHMpgvmH

            Baxter pulled into the parking lot of the juvenile detention center. “Let’s go.” I told the god of the Underworld.copyright protection2PENANAMdo1IuWLFi

            We walked to the receptionist’s desk and asked to visit Eric. She sorted through some papers without glancing at us and then waved us onwards.copyright protection2PENANAQFE5Wa3X5X

            “How did you get Eric out of here the first time?” Blade asked looking around.copyright protection2PENANADC3PjQfAlC

            “Gaia started an earthquake and we walked out of a very large hole in the wall.” I recounted the tale. “Very impressive if you asked me, but now that Gaia’s not here…I have no idea of how to get him out.”copyright protection2PENANAh7QG8yb4kR

            “God of the Underworld.” Blade reminded me. “I got this.”copyright protection2PENANAnaw1ftcjrh

            “Ok.” I muttered, before I could take another step Blade was in action. He drew his flaming sword from nowhere and started laying waste to anything within reach. He wasn’t slashing them, he was lighting them on fire. Pretty soon the fire alarm went out and the overhead sprinklers began raining down on us.copyright protection2PENANAg4UkUeaaPv

            “This way.” Blade said pulling me along. “They should evacuate the prisoners outside. We’ll grab Eric out there.” We exited the building and sure enough saw the tattooed body of Eric being escorted outside with the other prisoners.copyright protection2PENANAM7DDNLbZQw

            “This was a terrible plan.” I muttered. “There are guards everywhere.”copyright protection2PENANAReGogWRsfi

            “Come on!” Blade shouted pulling me along. He charged the chain gang of prisoners and slammed into Eric. He grunted as Blade drove him to the ground.copyright protection2PENANAJwnEQhS1sH

            “Hey!” one of the guards shouted at Blade. Blade quickly drew his sword again and cut Eric free of his chains.copyright protection2PENANAwfOaSCW4CM

            “Albany!” He shouted, reaching out his hand for me. I grabbed his outstretched fingers. “Close your mouth!” he shouted before clamping his other hand over Eric’s lips. Then a strange shadow emitted from Blade and encircled us. I kept my mouth shut as the darkness tightened around me. Just when I was about to run out of air, light reappeared in the world and I found that I was sitting in the limo.copyright protection2PENANAAt1hRhdJJs

            “Baxter! Drive!” I shouted when I understood where I was.copyright protection2PENANA1tYp7PHZQ9

            “Who are you people!” Eric shouted, with Blade still on top of him. “What is going on?”copyright protection2PENANAHnovxh8tlK

            Blade turned to me. “I bet we just made the evening news.” He smiled and removed himself from Mars. “Let’s go get Hector.” He muttered sitting down.copyright protection2PENANAgWdid5zqOi

            “Are you crazy!” I shouted. “You can’t just do stuff like that!” I shouted once we were safely out of danger.copyright protection2PENANASQLRfSHWSx

            “No, I just helped us find the others.” Blade told me. “That will definitely make national news. If any of them see it, they may get their memories back.”copyright protection2PENANA6zVu5tMdW7

            “Hold crap!” Eric shouted grabbing his head. “Albany? BLADE!” He shouted seeing our one time enemy. He jumped Blade, but quickly retreated when Blade pulled out his flaming sword.copyright protection2PENANAXd3bvgg5H4

            “Eric, he’s a good guy now.” I told him. “Blade is on our side. He just broke you out of jail.”copyright protection2PENANAnzV9ra287V

            “What!” Eric said gazing wearily at the flaming sword. “If he’s our friend why does he have that?”copyright protection2PENANAGduCIz5uN2

            “Because you don’t know I’m your friend yet it seems.” Blade answered.copyright protection2PENANACKfGVLWcQE

            Once it was clear that Eric wasn’t going to try anything else, I turned on Blade. “Are you crazy?”copyright protection2PENANAheecoFnrOu

            “What?” Blade asked defensively. “Now we may not have to find the others, they could find us.”copyright protection2PENANAmvHR7qrcUe

            “And if they see it, maybe Kronos will see it too.” I shouted. “And then he could kill us before we even find the others.”copyright protection2PENANAfxZudUga77

            “Oh…” Blade muttered realized what he had done.copyright protection2PENANAOom2AKIYcw

            “Deja vu.” Eric muttered looking around. “Hey Albany, next time do me a favor and just pay my bail. Create a lot less problems.”copyright protection2PENANAsy2aqaARnv

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