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Gods in Training
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Chapter 50 Kara
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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            “Hmm, no wonder Blade tried to take over.” Sid said looking around. “This place sucks.” We were standing at the door to Hades’ palace in the Underworld. Hestia had done some of her magic hocus pocus and puff we were in Hell.copyright protection4PENANAXDwTMWnnmj

            “I don’t like it down here.” Adele said glancing at the hordes of skeletons and ghosts behind us.copyright protection4PENANA4ZBmGvE3bl

            “I don’t think people are supposed to like it here.” I said. “But I wouldn’t know. Let’s just focus so we can get out of here.” I knocked on the big stone doors. To my surprise they swung open. “Hello?” I said taking a few steps into the palace.copyright protection4PENANAqo80sVnhav

            “To what do I owe this honor?” Thanatos appeared before me. He bowed stiffly.copyright protection4PENANAF79c0V9ojv

            “We are here for Hades.” Hestia informed him. “We need to talk to him.”copyright protection4PENANAHnvjKcOof0

            “The lord isn’t here.” Persephone walked out of the darkness to stand next to Thanatos. “We do not know where he is.”copyright protection4PENANAJGoSHRO59Y

            “Could you find out?” Deon asked.copyright protection4PENANABP6K27GbvZ

            Thanatos sighed and motioned for us to come in. He led us to a small room with coarse stone benches. “Persephone, why don’t you get our guests some refreshments?”copyright protection4PENANAHdmcw7olvE

            “I’ll have water please.” Sid said. “All those fires and burning pits outside made me thirsty.”copyright protection4PENANAmflL82CW7L

            “Anyone else?” Persephone asked. We all ordered water before returning to our eyes to Thanatos.copyright protection4PENANAVJA1tC89OD

            “I could find Lord Hades, if I wanted to. However I don’t want to.” He said.copyright protection4PENANA9vRvInD7J8

            “Come on we need your help.” Deon pleaded. “We have to stop Blade…again.”copyright protection4PENANAL5o7Qw9tth

            “Are you sure you want to fight other gods while Titans rule?” Thanatos asked. “I am not sure that Hades is your enemy anymore.”copyright protection4PENANAfp0PquszEh

            “Either way, finding him is the next step.” Adele said getting up from her bench and standing right in front of Thanatos. “We need to find him. Then we can ally with him, or kill him. Whichever seems more practical at that time. And only you can help us.”copyright protection4PENANAcNN4jvrWDb

            “You’re right, I am the only one that can help, but not in the way you think.” Thanatos said staring Adele down. “Kronos rules everything now, you know that. Yet he allowed myself and Persephone to remain here in the Underworld. I think he has some bad memories of his time here. Anyways, this place is free from his rule. Please, stay here with us. You’ll be safe. It may not be paradise, but you’ll be alive.”copyright protection4PENANA5phtw70GBu

            “Do we come here when we die?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAXQTYGjs9S7

            “Yes, that’s what the Underworld is for.” Sid said sarcastically.copyright protection4PENANAq5Ud9dJBam

            “Then why don’t we take you up on your offer when were dead and cold.” I said. “Thanatos, we are the only hope. We have to end Kronos’ rule.”copyright protection4PENANAMfL4JhbJXN

            “Very well.” He said. “You may stay for as long as you like. Zeus know you be living here permanently soon enough anyway.” He made his way to the door. “I’ll go and see about Hades. I will try to find him for you.” With that he left us alone.copyright protection4PENANAdVD6Tjqmsj

            “What was his problem?” Deon asked. “I bet that guy has never smiled.”copyright protection4PENANAtTpo6zCPaM

            “It’s probably hard to find a reason to smile with death involved with everything you do.” Adele said taking his hand. Seeing them together reminded me of my early, and quite stupid, dreams of dating Zack. I can’t believe I had been so obsessed with someone that terrible. I had nearly died when I realized that Zeus and Hera were married in the old days. Well thank you for opening my eyes brain. I would say that Zack changed when he became a god, but I guess that might not be accurate. Zack was probably just as stuck up a jerk as a human. But at least he was consistent. I grabbed a hold of my hair and held it in front of my face. I can’t believe I dyed my hair purple. I didn’t really like purple. I just thought it would make Zack look twice at me. for the first time I actually regretted liking Zack. Not even because of what he was like on New Olympus. I regretted liking him, because it made me change who I was. I freaking dyed my hair purple to get his attention. I shouldn’t have to do something that radically for a boy’s attention. I let go of my uniquely colored locks and gazed at Adele and Deon once more. I could tell they were happy together. And neither one had to change themselves for the other. And that’s all I wanted. As the goddess of the home and marriage, I just wanted a good guy and a nice relationship. After we ripped Kronos limb from limb of course.copyright protection4PENANAbX2W1Ledub

            “I’m going to the bathroom.” I announced.copyright protection4PENANA0I7EP0Xgnq

            “Eww, gross.” Sid said. “I don’t want to know that.”copyright protection4PENANAzRjZfqySfJ

            I made a face at him and left anyway. The hallways were all stone with weird carvings on them. And I had no idea where a bathroom was. But I didn’t really need a bathroom, just a mirror. There were two skeletons patrolling the hallway. They didn’t say anything, just stared at me without any eyes. Creepy.copyright protection4PENANAErGGoIrDWW

            “Can I barrow this?” I asked of one of the guards. He didn’t answer, but also didn’t try to stop me when I took his sword. “And that.” I took the shiny shield from the second guard. “Thank you, I’ll give them right back.” The two skeletons just watched me without moving. I set the shield down and knelt next to it. The metal was shiny enough to act as a mirror, although my reflection was a little distorted like a funhouse mirror. By the way those places really aren’t very fun.copyright protection4PENANAPXFWBuXzKk

            I took a handful of my regrets, and I cut it. I severed it. I detached it. You get the picture. I let the hair fall out of my hand and onto the floor. It felt good to watch it fall away from me. Something about it made me feel free. I smiled and reached for another handful. Don’t try this at home, swords are really dangerous, but I’m a goddess so I can do what I want. Eat your vegetables too.copyright protection4PENANA0kbkjrKRj0

            Jaws dropped when I walked into the room. I smiled. I should have shaved my head for Zack, apparently it gets much more attention than a different hair color.copyright protection4PENANABYsiFR07uX

            “I guess you didn’t actually go to the bathroom?” Adele asked. Deon was speechless, he was just rubbing his head and staring at me.copyright protection4PENANA4jUJfwdc6Y

            “You look like a boy.” Sid said.copyright protection4PENANAx6jJrCabuu

            “So do you.” I told him. I sat down at the bench. All eyes were on me. I guess it’s hard to look away.copyright protection4PENANAc5tEn8vog0

            “Why?” Adele asked. “I mean you actually look good with it, but just why.”copyright protection4PENANAmkjh3zNhLU

            “I thought Kronos wouldn’t take me seriously with purple hair.” I said. “This way at least he won’t think I’m a hippie.”copyright protection4PENANAgi0z1rbcDG

            “I approve Kara.” Hestia said. “This is a new chapter in your life, in all of our lives.”copyright protection4PENANAHPMbuak0zA

            “Here’s your water.” Persephone said handing me the glass. “Are you really going to kill Blade again?”copyright protection4PENANA0VUjdYS1fE

            And the room got quiet again. And all the eyes were on me. “He is kidnapping the others. And he unleashed Kronos. Do we have a choice?”copyright protection4PENANAVwXW5Znhc1

            “You always have choices.” A voice said as the door swung open. Janus entered smiling with both faces. Following him was Iris, and a familiar face.copyright protection4PENANAXTRK5mVpmu

            “Albany?” Deon said standing up.copyright protection4PENANAZmqUGDSzE8

            “Where did you come from?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAezEbvJbT1n

            “From just over the rainbow.” Iris said. “There’s a pot of gold and a few leprechauns back a ways. Cerberus probably ate them by now.”copyright protection4PENANAVZhMJm8ELv

            “Cerberus is in the palace. He’s not outside.” Persephone said.copyright protection4PENANA9LSAFydx8S

            “That’s the only part of the story that you thought was wrong?” Iris asked dumbfounded. “Seriously?”copyright protection4PENANAGmslxY5IS6

            “We were in D.C.” Albany said.copyright protection4PENANA6N5nAOJJtv

            “What were you doing there? Talking to the president?” Sid asked.copyright protection4PENANAeDg6dVFrtN

            “Yes, but not the current one.” Albany said. “I had a conversation with Lincoln’s statue.”copyright protection4PENANAja9MvHKAqC

            “Were there any leprechauns?” Iris muttered quietly in the back. “Ya’ll crazy.” She added shaking her head.copyright protection4PENANAGwqLT1ADK4

            “A statue?” Deon said. He felt Albany’s forehead. “Are you feeling alright? Maybe a fever?”copyright protection4PENANA9ZHp6VlLmP

            She pushed his hand away. “No! Kronos was disguising himself as the statue.” She said. Once more silent room, but eyes were not all on me this time. Now the love goddess, as usual, was commanding all of the stares of the room.copyright protection4PENANAzGZIsuqd5Q

            “You met Kronos?” Hestia asked.copyright protection4PENANAPLmgxgh8U2

            “And you lived?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAd31Vt7QOTd

            “Yes. But Herman is dead.” Albany said. Another silence.copyright protection4PENANADsTDbl7Byc

            “May Hades protect him.” Hestia said.copyright protection4PENANAroYOFw4XFY

“There, might be more…more gone. We were staying at my house when Gaia attacked. She is on the Titan’s side, since she you know is a Titan. But she fought Kronos and allowed me to escape.”copyright protection4PENANAZS10Nu8Ej1

            “What happened to her?” Adele asked.copyright protection4PENANARWuLAF7HgG

            “Who all was at your house?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAUI5TwKqAH5

            “Me, Blade, Herman, Hector, Eric, Paul, and Artie.” Albany said counting them off on her fingers. “Pan and Nyx showed up too.”copyright protection4PENANAyGYAHM5Pqo

            “So are they all dead now?” Sid asked. “Or did they get away?”copyright protection4PENANARill4V1bDh

            Albany shook her head. Gaia attacked me first. She may not have gotten any of the others besides Herman and me. Or she could have gotten them all.” She paused. “I found Herman’s body, but he was the only one I found.”copyright protection4PENANARyZWrvHR6o

            “Pan and Gaia would have gotten as many out as possible if they knew she was coming.” Persephone said. “But only if they had a warning.”copyright protection4PENANAXE5VfNHkD8

            Janus stepped into the center. “We choose to come here to ask if any of them have shown up, you know to be dead in the Underworld. That didn’t come out right.”copyright protection4PENANAIur3QvZRGC

            “Be dead in the Underworld?” Deon said. “Way to go Two-Face.”copyright protection4PENANA9ya9vCEcuK

            “I’m not in charge of the deceased.” Persephone said. “You’ll have to ask Thanatos when he returns.”copyright protection4PENANABrpHnEu4Z7

            “I like what you’ve done with this.” Albany whispered to me. She was looking at me shiny bald head.copyright protection4PENANAdHCELt9LlQ

            “I thought it was a time for a change.” I said.copyright protection4PENANAnuoyDTai6E

            “Well sister, I like it.” Albany said. “We need a change.”copyright protection4PENANA3H6tot8Ty7

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