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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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            “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 protection4PENANAl8rbXkrkCX

            “A torch!” Someone shouted from the bar. “What kind of moron lets someone break out of jail with a torch?”copyright protection4PENANAP5PSf9RqZV

            “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 protection4PENANA3J1UuZYIgj

            “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 protection4PENANAjCsLNq6eKJ

            “That’s one ugly mug.” A man commented upon seeing Eric’s picture. “That kid is no good.”copyright protection4PENANAcAO1s3bkua

            “What happened?” I asked myself. Why wasn’t I on Olympus anymore? Why was Eric in jail?”copyright protection4PENANAfyUhsphq7x

            “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 protection4PENANAKr9ccXCicn

            “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 protection4PENANA1oXQqpUBJp

            “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 protection4PENANAMZXGgp5yQc

            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 protection4PENANA5AEfNQcp9p

            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 protection4PENANANbNK2d9WOT

            “Where to kid?” the cabbie asked.copyright protection4PENANAlBTjhaInIy

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 protection4PENANAzO9d3X4gnd

“Kid?” he repeated. “Where can I take you?”copyright protection4PENANAFapsUrG4ov

“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 protection4PENANAYK6R3n2MKK

“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 protection4PENANAlkyuyCsDSP

            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 protection4PENANARyZg0TIHY6

            “Going up.” I told the person nearest the buttons.copyright protection4PENANAcWQiOUGQGr

            “We’re on the bottom floor.” They informed me. “You can’t go down. Which floor?”copyright protection4PENANAB1L9wkLYXE

            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 protection4PENANANPcN5dHNUF

            “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 protection4PENANAU6CKoqF5hl

            “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 protection4PENANAwSni1UCNSA

            “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 protection4PENANArGpDtvRaiL

            “What?” I asked stunned. But the old lady had pulled Adele into the elevator as the doors were closing.copyright protection4PENANAQcRsXgTDma

            The whole while Adele merely stared at me, then as the doors were about to meet, her eyes brightened and she squeaked. “Deon!”copyright protection4PENANAZS3ma4gNS9

            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 protection4PENANAnjPNXjiOuA

            “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 protection4PENANAAkNsNLIGo4

            “It’s a school night.” Her grandma stated firmly. “You need to study for your test tomorrow.”copyright protection4PENANARnXUK7Z1VR

            “Grandma, my test is in Foods class.” Adele informed her elder. “I have to make an edible muffin to pass.”copyright protection4PENANAaib069koXO

            “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 protection4PENANAZy8N0VyICX

            “Ovens are more dangerous.” Adele retorted. “An oven could catch fire and explode. Can boys explode?”copyright protection4PENANANtkLn5Sm6O

            “Sweetie, everything explodes with enough C4.” Her grandmother said very matter-of-factly.copyright protection4PENANAeh6phdyCBw

            “You’re impossible.” Adele said shaking her head. “I’m going down to talk to him.”copyright protection4PENANAqB4zo4vXN7

            “I forbid you from heading downstairs.” The grandmother said, now getting angry.copyright protection4PENANAUBBfmYkflq

            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 protection4PENANA3AIa00nzCZ

            “I have pepper spray.” The grandmother warned me.copyright protection4PENANA52AaBZf7W3

            I didn’t hesitate. “Hello Adele.” I said when I was closer.copyright protection4PENANAeQEP51Oqha

            “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 protection4PENANARlKzwKzTjb

            “She’s interesting.” I muttered spitting silly string out. “Very nice old lady.”copyright protection4PENANATpeuAQtPXp

            Adele smiled. “She’s different.” Adele made sure that she was gone. “Why aren’t we on Olympus anymore? What happened?”copyright protection4PENANATcgx1lzQMR

            “You got stabbed.” I said.copyright protection4PENANA0DcLcIwMCQ

            “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 protection4PENANAXwfc0Q2tG0

            “I know me too.” I told her.copyright protection4PENANATzc97evG4h

            “But I remembered I was a goddess when I saw you.” Adele said.copyright protection4PENANAx4UKQ6smS5

            “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 protection4PENANAcQBs2Bi54Y

            Adele was shocked. “Albany betrayed us?”copyright protection4PENANA5Yyi7FwClA

            “No.” I told her. “I think Blade kidnapped her. But that’s not the weird part. The weird part is…Blade died.”copyright protection4PENANATTFNDvU6RN

            “What?” Adele exclaimed.copyright protection4PENANAb4EMxHoQNt

            “He was killed by Zack after you were stabbed.” I recapped for her. “He was killed. We won the battle.”copyright protection4PENANAOSrnay2Gan

            “And now he’s back?” Adele asked skeptically.copyright protection4PENANAh4hWSUrN0j

            “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 protection4PENANABcofZVWnLJ

            Adele stared dumbfounded at me. “What else did I miss?”copyright protection4PENANAQAChXNQZu1

            “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 protection4PENANAnL5EIYz9LA

            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 protection4PENANAtmMSCLOz8A

            “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 protection4PENANAiZaVh8J78d

            “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 protection4PENANA8wZeaHcKRY

            Adele laughed. “Yeah, next time she might bake you into a pie.”copyright protection4PENANAklk6dXS1w0

            “I’d make a tasty pie.” I said smiling. “Deon a la carte.”copyright protection4PENANABP0MKhVto3

            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 protection4PENANAHwzGLKnXue

            The two of us walked over to the edge and leaned over. “So Blade died, came back, and unleashed Kronos.” Adele asked.copyright protection4PENANAWOzhVMeNOK

            “We think.” I answered.copyright protection4PENANAOqzOdj58Nt

            “How is that possible?” she asked.copyright protection4PENANAcu0LaLwyJ1

            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 protection4PENANAMFQlWL8bzX

            Adele nodded. “That’s true. But I still don’t understand.”copyright protection4PENANAVnnucBOhJC

            “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 protection4PENANALV6MHhyePh

            “But what about Albany?” Adele wondered. “If Blade tackled Eric, then how could he force Albany to come away with him?”copyright protection4PENANAfCX5XUR65q

            I hadn’t thought of that. “You think that she’s helping him?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANA31Orw03kiM

            “You lost your memory too right?” Adele asked.copyright protection4PENANAX4I3QploEb

            “Yeah, but I remembered when I saw those three on the news.” I said.copyright protection4PENANAGTNEZLyQRE

            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 protection4PENANAhVG5nc6qxp

            “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 protection4PENANAdutVyjlTHZ

            “Do you know where to find the others?” Adele asked.copyright protection4PENANA5oTS2SDBIv

            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 protection4PENANAf0rW5O8cfF

            “No. I don’t even know where to begin.” She admitted.copyright protection4PENANABs94oHoKB6

            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 protection4PENANAKGuDzxwd8e

            Adele smiled and rubbed her thumb against the back of my hand. “We make a pretty good pair. Don’t you think?”copyright protection4PENANAIoeakkZsxe

            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 protection4PENANA78Hhd6ZCQA

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