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Gods in Training
Writer TJ Nyx
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Chapter 43 Deon
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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No Plagiarism!ryaw26f4gSWdcjnAG5Eyposted on PENANA

            “This just in.” the reporter was saying. “There has been a fire at the River City Juvenile Detention Center. It has been reported that an individual wield a welding torch started the fire and attack a guard. This individual used the torch to free an inmate before disappearing in the smoke from the fire.” The reporter shuffled some papers on his desk. “The Authorities have not identified the torch wielder, but have released the name of the escapee. Eric Reese…”copyright protection16PENANAQRu7bk0GGm

            “A torch!” Someone shouted from the bar. “What kind of moron lets someone break out of jail with a torch?”copyright protection16PENANAG7UREXXT1e

            “Shut up! I’m trying to hear!” a burly man ordered him. I was eating in a small diner near the river when this broadcast had come on and stolen my attention.copyright protection16PENANAMYsYhPzYUe

            “Eric Reese.” I whispered to myself. Why did that sound familiar? “I’ve heard that name before.” I was sure of it. I was just unable to remember. Then they showed Eric’s mug shot, and it all came back. Dionysus. Olympus. Greek god. Athena, Adele.copyright protection16PENANAwL51SgmTX2

            “That’s one ugly mug.” A man commented upon seeing Eric’s picture. “That kid is no good.”copyright protection16PENANAfDaavO7tI9

            “What happened?” I asked myself. Why wasn’t I on Olympus anymore? Why was Eric in jail?”copyright protection16PENANAHu79tpZ2nU

            “Somebody lit a fire and busted out that dude.” The burly man explained to me pointing at the screen. Apparently he thought I had been talking to him.copyright protection16PENANAgUFmWyDirA

            “The Authorities have asked that anyone to see Mr. Reese should contact the police immediately. “He is believed to be traveling with two accomplices. If anyone has any information as to the identity of these two, please contact the police.” The reporter continued. There then appeared on the screen two blurry pictures taken from the live feed of the fire. The first was a girl I recognized easily.copyright protection16PENANAkGevQKjYd2

            “Albany.” I muttered. The second startled me greatly. “Blade.” I almost hissed. What was Blade doing breaking Eric out of jail. Wait! What if he wasn’t breaking Eric out of jail? What if Blade had somehow undid the past, so he could kidnap and eliminate the Olympians one by one before we could unite?copyright protection16PENANA7Vwe50E431

            That was why he had taken Eric. And he must have already kidnapped Albany. I had to save the others! I had to stop Blade. I was determined to save the others. Adele.copyright protection16PENANAZjWEGSckaE

            I suddenly recalled that she had been injured. At first I was worried sick about her, and then I became angry at myself for not thinking of her sooner. I was ashamed that I had not remembered Adele’s injury. I needed to find her. I exited the diner and hailed a taxi.copyright protection16PENANAVvl90bUk97

            “Where to kid?” the cabbie asked.copyright protection16PENANAnh3Uv8UadX

I didn’t answer at first. If we had all gone back in time, then maybe Adele wasn’t hurt. I remember the building where Hestia had taken me and Demi before we were gods. Adele lived in that building, I just had to get there again.copyright protection16PENANAbch8QY03ib

“Kid?” he repeated. “Where can I take you?”copyright protection16PENANAIdH3nHeh2o

“Wayne Street and Lincoln Avenue.” I told him. Even if Adele was in the hospital, maybe her parents would be home and they could take me to see her. Then I realized it was Adele or bust. I couldn’t just walk in to their apartment and be like ‘Hello, I’m Deon. I was a Greek god with your daughter. I need to talk to her, could you take me to her hospital room?’ That would never work. My only shot was seeing Adele and getting her to remember me. God I hope she remembered me.copyright protection16PENANAppFsjbAelN

“Wayne and Lincoln.” The driver muttered pulling out of the flow of traffic and to the curb. “Twelve fifty.” He ordered tapping the meter. I paid the man, tip included, and scooted out of the car.copyright protection16PENANAbxZtFQrGUJ

            Looking around I saw that Adele’s building was on the other side of the street. I was glad to see it. I hadn’t been positive on the address. I snaked through the congested cars to the other side and walked up the stairs into the building. I headed to the elevator and squeezed in with several others.copyright protection16PENANARCWyFjgUBj

            “Going up.” I told the person nearest the buttons.copyright protection16PENANAj0IZs2a3gw

            “We’re on the bottom floor.” They informed me. “You can’t go down. Which floor?”copyright protection16PENANAQs4QWKHnqC

            Blushing, I exited the elevator and made my way to the stairs. I was so distracted by my embarrassment that I ran right into an old lady. We both fell to the floor.copyright protection16PENANA6ie3RUn7OY

            “Grandma!” I looked up to see who else but Adele helping the woman to her feet. “Watch where you’re walking!” Adele scolded me. Her eyes meet mine and she froze.copyright protection16PENANAr8Ya7rciut

            “Adele.” I muttered. I was so glad that she wasn’t hurt, or kidnapped that I didn’t say anything else. I just stared at her. Which was creepy on her end.copyright protection16PENANAPkWTbSETg4

            “Come along Adele.” The old woman murmured grabbing Adele’s hand. “This young man is obviously in a hurry.” She gave me a weary look. “Probably off to buy drugs and listen to rap music.”copyright protection16PENANAvnnJqeENmt

            “What?” I asked stunned. But the old lady had pulled Adele into the elevator as the doors were closing.copyright protection16PENANAMNBKXIba0F

            The whole while Adele merely stared at me, then as the doors were about to meet, her eyes brightened and she squeaked. “Deon!”copyright protection16PENANAEP0BJcun5K

            I was so relieved. I ran up the stairs and jammed on the button for the elevator. I stood waiting for a few seconds before deciding that I had missed it. I continued going up the building, checking each floor for any sign of Adele. On the seventh floor I found her.copyright protection16PENANAsA7Pkx4Ylq

            “Grandma!” Adele seemed to be struggling with the old woman. “I have to go back down and talk to him. You don’t understand.”copyright protection16PENANAr8e3TbL4mM

            “It’s a school night.” Her grandma stated firmly. “You need to study for your test tomorrow.”copyright protection16PENANAK1CLCmY6J3

            “Grandma, my test is in Foods class.” Adele informed her elder. “I have to make an edible muffin to pass.”copyright protection16PENANAQcEY2Zw6XS

            “Boys are dangerous.” The old woman told her. “They cause problems!” I decided to stick around by the stairwell until the old bag left. She didn’t seem to like men.copyright protection16PENANAxp0LsTXeYj

            “Ovens are more dangerous.” Adele retorted. “An oven could catch fire and explode. Can boys explode?”copyright protection16PENANA1JlDuXZt4J

            “Sweetie, everything explodes with enough C4.” Her grandmother said very matter-of-factly.copyright protection16PENANAxUWbSYbp49

            “You’re impossible.” Adele said shaking her head. “I’m going down to talk to him.”copyright protection16PENANAhByhn1akg8

            “I forbid you from heading downstairs.” The grandmother said, now getting angry.copyright protection16PENANAEhSZVnWVQ0

            I saw my chance. “Then she won’t go downstairs.” I stepped out of the stairwell and into the hallway. I approached the two women.copyright protection16PENANAEnVBzOzKdE

            “I have pepper spray.” The grandmother warned me.copyright protection16PENANATugsMDuWXK

            I didn’t hesitate. “Hello Adele.” I said when I was closer.copyright protection16PENANA5B2XBXkxSa

            “I’m warning you.” The old lady said reaching into her purse. I began to worry that this was a bad idea. But the old woman pulled out a can of silly string and fired the contents at me. “If you clean up this mess, you can talk to my granddaughter.” With that the woman entered her apartment, leaving us in peace.copyright protection16PENANAyxyu87iHSw

            “She’s interesting.” I muttered spitting silly string out. “Very nice old lady.”copyright protection16PENANAmM1CfNgJJe

            Adele smiled. “She’s different.” Adele made sure that she was gone. “Why aren’t we on Olympus anymore? What happened?”copyright protection16PENANAuPPwMqu7Ym

            “You got stabbed.” I said.copyright protection16PENANAixTQ12YkKR

            “I remember that, but there’s no mark.” Adele said. “What happened?” She repeated. “The last thing I remember was you going to get help. Then I woke up this morning as normal me. I had no clue about anything.”copyright protection16PENANAQ6DRJSFZCo

            “I know me too.” I told her.copyright protection16PENANAd7e3D1u88t

            “But I remembered I was a goddess when I saw you.” Adele said.copyright protection16PENANAur0oi1rglb

            “I was the same.” I said. “I woke up as normal me, and then I saw Albany on TV…with Blade. They were breaking Eric out of jail.”copyright protection16PENANA8ciL41EJ1g

            Adele was shocked. “Albany betrayed us?”copyright protection16PENANA8enmi1nMaw

            “No.” I told her. “I think Blade kidnapped her. But that’s not the weird part. The weird part is…Blade died.”copyright protection16PENANAfFXg4fhvwD

            “What?” Adele exclaimed.copyright protection16PENANAGEQYqU05E1

            “He was killed by Zack after you were stabbed.” I recapped for her. “He was killed. We won the battle.”copyright protection16PENANAmMgK8yLwlW

            “And now he’s back?” Adele asked skeptically.copyright protection16PENANA2AB0RFg9aN

            “Well, actually we knew he might come back, just as a different body. Back he’s back in his first body, so that’s not important.” I told her.copyright protection16PENANAMRsDQSxQYb

            Adele stared dumbfounded at me. “What else did I miss?”copyright protection16PENANASkY846GQD1

            “We think Blade brought Kronos back to life as well as himself. Maybe that’s why we went back in time.” I said. “Albany went to Greece that happened too. And that’s it.”copyright protection16PENANAMFCnGt2WCc

            The elevator opened nearby and a couple exited and walked down the hall. They looked at us with interest. Like ‘What are these two teenagers doing here in the middle of the hallway?’copyright protection16PENANAKp3c2U5AK3

            “We should move.” Adele said once they went into their room. “Probably shouldn’t be talking about being Greek gods in the hallway.” She muttered.copyright protection16PENANAMCnKLrRrhu

            “I just got all this silly string sprayed at me, I’m not going anywhere near your grandma.” I said picking at the loose bits still in my hair.copyright protection16PENANAt3a5qQzsNb

            Adele laughed. “Yeah, next time she might bake you into a pie.”copyright protection16PENANAFxAJJDDOdo

            “I’d make a tasty pie.” I said smiling. “Deon a la carte.”copyright protection16PENANAR01fKMGBeX

            Adele laughed again. Smiling she said. “Come on monsieur. Let’s go to the roof.” I followed her up the remaining flights of stairs, and soon found myself on the top of the building.copyright protection16PENANA6H1gNr7mUV

            The two of us walked over to the edge and leaned over. “So Blade died, came back, and unleashed Kronos.” Adele asked.copyright protection16PENANAxAs8kcMY1Z

            “We think.” I answered.copyright protection16PENANAmT0o8KaOmp

            “How is that possible?” she asked.copyright protection16PENANAMt6NJUfRga

            I looked at her. “We were Greek gods. Why are you questioning if it’s possible?” I chuckled. “I’m open to believing in anything after being on Olympus.”copyright protection16PENANAMOLeW5rI3s

            Adele nodded. “That’s true. But I still don’t understand.”copyright protection16PENANAIqlIOttZiQ

            “Neither do I.” I told her. “I don’t know what is happening, why it happened, or how it happened. But I saw Blade tackle Eric and then disappear. Now that sounds like kidnapping to me.”copyright protection16PENANAo4jvS3q8UG

            “But what about Albany?” Adele wondered. “If Blade tackled Eric, then how could he force Albany to come away with him?”copyright protection16PENANAjGu4Vr9mad

            I hadn’t thought of that. “You think that she’s helping him?” I asked.copyright protection16PENANAOSDaBsE5rW

            “You lost your memory too right?” Adele asked.copyright protection16PENANAVQ1emUhM3c

            “Yeah, but I remembered when I saw those three on the news.” I said.copyright protection16PENANAtmSXqNpAaz

            Adele was thinking hard. “Maybe…maybe Albany lost her memory like us, but she didn’t get hers all the way back. What if Blade convinced her to help him? Maybe Albany thinks that we’re the bad guys now, and that Blade is trying to stop us.”copyright protection16PENANAOYrr93UN8m

            “We have to find the others.” I said. Adele was right! “He’s already got Eric. But we can save the others.” I was determined to save my friends. And with Adele by my side, I was confident we would succeed.copyright protection16PENANAK3dMizHAmK

            “Do you know where to find the others?” Adele asked.copyright protection16PENANAMP6ENxsc8C

            Once again I thought about how little I knew about these friends. “I never talked about being normal. I didn’t ask any of them about their old life. At least not where they lived, you?”copyright protection16PENANAMWBdoLhizq

            “No. I don’t even know where to begin.” She admitted.copyright protection16PENANAFkuS6MsOnP

            I took her hands. “I found you by myself.” All that time spent by Adele’s bedside I had wished for her to be awake. I had wished for this to happen. “Now that there are two of us…we’ll have double the chances of finding someone else.”copyright protection16PENANAy9FFOsdhFl

            Adele smiled and rubbed her thumb against the back of my hand. “We make a pretty good pair. Don’t you think?”copyright protection16PENANAUrivFGgXZQ

            I had a feeling that she didn’t mean pair of detectives. And with that thought, I gambled my soul against the devil…I leaned in for the kiss.copyright protection16PENANAnEaRxgDZ41

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