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Gods in Training
Writer TJ Nyx
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Chapter 51 Deon
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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No Plagiarism!fkQmPHgPYuoNvPehDLSNposted on PENANA

            So, the Underworld isn’t the best place for a date. The burning pits and tormented souls set the wrong tone. But, Adele didn’t seem to mind, and I was just glad she was beside me.copyright protection4PENANAOXVEgFgcVx

            “So this is the afterlife.” Adele said leaning against the railing. We were on a balcony of Hades palace, just looking out over the fields filled with death.copyright protection4PENANATaSJxIrNxp

            “Doesn’t make you look forward to dying does it?” I said.copyright protection4PENANAiWcNLr5pcX

            “There are better places in here too.” Adele told me. “In the myths there was a special place for heroes and good people.”copyright protection4PENANAc1V8GbNWnI

            “Hmm, maybe we qualify for that.” I said. “Since we were gods and all. That and fighting Kronos.”copyright protection4PENANAuhTm0q5reD

            “I think that we’ve all learned that being a god doesn’t make you above anyone else.” Adele said. “And Kronos being free is our fault anyways, so defeating him will only get us even again. No Deon, we will have to live better lives.”copyright protection4PENANARwz4klvpKH

            “So what are you suggesting?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAmXJi5ptSlR

            She turned towards me and gave me a little smile. “Let’s not think about it too much. I don’t plan on coming here for again for a long while.”copyright protection4PENANABQ8ud9ViB9

            I took her hand and pulling her back inside said. “Let’s go and take our mind off of these sad things.”copyright protection4PENANAVtFuxZQ3pA

            “What do you have in mind?” Adele asked.copyright protection4PENANALLyu4DTxwf

            “I need to talk to you guys.” I turned around and saw Albany standing there.copyright protection4PENANAp75yCiHyAj

            “Umm, I guess that counts.” I said kind of disappointed.copyright protection4PENANAHwMn0knRnM

            “What do you need amigo?” Adele asked letting go of my hand and walking over to the former love goddess. Leave it to a love goddess to interrupt your love life.copyright protection4PENANAr8y0DCDwaa

            “I need to find Blade and the others.” She said.copyright protection4PENANALzhR7U9PsK

            “We’re looking for Blade too.” I said. “We can help you find him. Do you want revenge for him kidnapping you or something?”copyright protection4PENANA9agWxhgU8E

            “What? Kidnapping?” Albany was shocked. “Blade didn’t kidnap me.”copyright protection4PENANAHANfAqReX1

            Adele and I shared a look. “But he attacked Eric and dragged you away with him.” I told her. “It was on the news.”copyright protection4PENANAoIBGzJBJz3

            “No. Blade was cutting Eric out of his handcuffs. He wasn’t attacking him! Blade is on our side now. He’s helping us.” Albany told us. “I need to warn them, not attack them.”copyright protection4PENANAuIdKFL2WFa

            “You trust Blade?” Adele asked.copyright protection4PENANAAmLoClPuAM

            “Yes, I know where he came from, I know what he was. But he has changed.”copyright protection4PENANAvYu7F4QgOq

            I wasn’t so sure. “He attacked Olympus. How can we just forgive him?”copyright protection4PENANAji9x3Oi5KY

            “Because there is no Olympus!” Albany shouted. “Blade is one of the few gods left. He is one of our best hopes.”copyright protection4PENANAgll2JXnyrX

            “I’m feeling less hopeful now.” I said.copyright protection4PENANAkXWP5BUVSJ

            “Deon!” Albany about slapped me. I had never seen her like this before. “You need to stop with this crap. Please take this seriously. I saw Kronos. He can’t be killed by regular people like us. We need a god to defeat him.copyright protection4PENANAmc1vJ5k2b4

            “But you said Gaia fought him.” Adele said. “If she couldn’t defeat Kronos, what chance does Blade have?”copyright protection4PENANA0sqmuakSIL

            “A better chance than us.” Albany said.copyright protection4PENANAQ3JNTOpOKh

            “No, I don’t believe you.” I said defiantly. “This whole time you’ve been preaching that there was a reason the gods picked humans to replace them. Maybe this is the reason.”copyright protection4PENANAx6tzCcFWfQ

            “This isn’t the reason.” Albany told me.copyright protection4PENANA1gjrCNBWGk

            “Why not?” I demanded. “Why couldn’t this be the reason? We sure as hell didn’t do any good on Olympus. The way I see it, we have some redeeming to do. I believe the reason we were chosen is because we can overcome Kronos. Gods fail where we could succeed.”copyright protection4PENANAIwosjhhI61

            “Deon, I saw him.” Albany said. “We can’t beat him.”copyright protection4PENANAZD8tdLFSHV

            “No.”copyright protection4PENANAJJb2aNPMKw

            “What do you mean no?” Albany asked.copyright protection4PENANA7s2vVmNc5T

            “You want to just sit back while the gods get slaughtered by Kronos? I don’t think so. You say that Blade is our best hope, but I think we are his best hope. I think that no one in their right mind gives us a chance against Kronos. And that is why we will win.”copyright protection4PENANAe5xmyL7eEP

            “I don’t understand.” Adele said looking curiously over me.copyright protection4PENANA9nykpJ7fwS

            “Kronos isn’t even hunting the gods himself. He is having Gaia do it for him. He is so arrogant that he thinks he has won. He doesn’t even bother to leave the Lincoln Memorial.”copyright protection4PENANALDlO9gaXsg

            “I assume he leaves to use the restroom.” Albany said.copyright protection4PENANARGlp3Tab7O

            “Really?” I demanded. “You interrupted me for that?”copyright protection4PENANA0gbzABiIQO

            “Please continue.” Adele urged me on.copyright protection4PENANAACsWrCcBzF

            “Anyways.” I glared at Albany. “Why don’t we bring the fight to him. He won’t expect it.”copyright protection4PENANARqmdPq60Bd

            “What do you suppose we do?” Albany asked. “We aren’t soldiers. You may have fought in a battle, but you fought skeletons that basically died when you looked at them, with Kronos it’s the other way around. We die when he looks at us.”copyright protection4PENANAOBu0a5BtOs

            “That gives me an idea!” Adele shouted. “Medusa! We can have Medusa turn Kronos to stone!”copyright protection4PENANAip5Klwmy8W

            “One problem. Medusa doesn’t exist.” Albany said. “Athena, that was you Adele, turned Medusa into that ugly thing or whatever. Zeus is dead, no Zeus equals no Athena, no Athena equals no snake haired lady.”copyright protection4PENANAd0mAdc0jcB

            “I was a good idea.” I told Adele.copyright protection4PENANAx1d21n7DRV

            “Speaking of good ideas.” Albany. “Apparently they don’t exist in the Underworld. Are you crazy Deon? We can’t bring the fight to Kronos he’d kill us in an instant.”copyright protection4PENANA69kcUGIgeR

            “You don’t know that.” I said. “I believe that if we snuck up on him…”copyright protection4PENANAdsRA25M2pZ

            “Is Gaia dead?” Adele asked randomly.copyright protection4PENANADW1QY3e6G5

            “She could be.” Albany said shrugging. “She was my friend, and she saved me. Kronos wouldn’t have spared her life after that. She would have to run away or win to get out of there alive. And Gaia isn’t the running type, and she had no chance of winning.”copyright protection4PENANA2Nen083Jpi

            “So she’s dead?” I asked for clarification.copyright protection4PENANAACKsdMx0OW

            Albany sighed and met my eyes with a sad, somber look. “I think we have to assume that anyone who crosses Kronos is dead.”copyright protection4PENANAZrT0iS3wYK

            “So Gaia is…MIA right now, presumed dead. And she was Kronos’ hands and feet. Without her, how will he hunt for us?” We thought it over.copyright protection4PENANAC1yQoyZshp

            “You don’t think that?” I asked. “I mean he’s not…”copyright protection4PENANAKS2ukfgSf5

            “Kronos must be coming out himself.” Albany finished my thought for me. “He’s coming to kill me.”copyright protection4PENANAOfwIgPAklz

            “Kill us more likely.” Adele corrected her. “I think we are all in the same boat here.”copyright protection4PENANA4XBDOZbNst

            “He can’t know we are here?” I asked. “Can he?” Kronos was a lot less scary when I knew he was safety in Washington D.C., but know…the thought of him bursting through the door and killing everyone was a little unsettling.copyright protection4PENANAdclfHFuXyK

            “He can figure it out pretty quick I’m betting.” Albany said. “So, now we really need a plan for Kronos.”copyright protection4PENANA3mZz5fpGzK

            “I think this palace would be a good place to make a stand, we can get Hades’ undead to fight with us, maybe we can overwhelm him?” I suggested.copyright protection4PENANAgEIRhxQtlj

            “If you want to kill yourself, you could make it a whole lot easier than that.” Albany did smack me this time. “That’s a recipe for disaster!”copyright protection4PENANAWyviNcYiaw

            “I don’t think we should fight Kronos.” Adele said.copyright protection4PENANA2dT1NYhcER

            Albany turned on her. “I think become friends is out of the question. Our only option is to fight him.”copyright protection4PENANAXUvFMNcCgy

            “Did you hear me say make friendship brackets?” Adele sassed back. “I said we shouldn’t fight him. Not all wars are won on the battlefield.”copyright protection4PENANAWd6rvTEubP

            “The interesting ones are.” I mumbled.”copyright protection4PENANA0e2TgQSx2x

            “Take the Trojan War for example.” Adele said.copyright protection4PENANAo0sUGeHSRY

            “The Greeks slaughtered the Trojans I thought. That doesn’t count as a battlefield?” Albany said slowly.copyright protection4PENANArNcxfHqTcC

            “The Trojan Horse didn’t fight on the battlefield, and that was why the Greeks were able to slaughter and burn the city.” Adele instructed. “Former Goddess of Wisdom speaking here, in the future let me finish my point.”copyright protection4PENANAIcRL67BYEE

            “Sorry.” Albany said.copyright protection4PENANAw3EYXkcFd4

            “So, I still don’t really understand.” I said. “What does this have to do with Kronos?”copyright protection4PENANADERPb6xC0J

            “We use a Trojan Horse.” Adele said. “He’s coming for us right?”copyright protection4PENANAfIW6t2d41S

            “I don’t know, you’re the Goddess of Wisdom.” Albany said.copyright protection4PENANAIxVmwTHIzU

            “We need to draw him in. The gods defeated Kronos the first time by tricking him.”copyright protection4PENANANdyE3JLAlL

            “Yeah, Zeus was replaced with a rock and then chopped us his dad.” Albany said.copyright protection4PENANAkBthHXjU2k

            “Wouldn’t a rock and a baby look different?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANANKSI7oCO7b

            “Maybe Zeus was an ugly baby?” Albany said. “Zack was an ugly person.”copyright protection4PENANAIUphzs0k2m

            “True…but they would taste different. Kronos had to be really stupid to not notice.”copyright protection4PENANA5nXzEFxYAz

            “I wouldn’t know, I’ve never eaten a rock.” Albany said smiling wickedly.copyright protection4PENANAjnkb6rAJgH

            “SOOO.” Adele interrupted. “As we had been SERIOUSLY discussing. The only logical way to defeat Kronos is to trick him.”copyright protection4PENANAVZCkgbMhvP

            “Trick him how?” I asked. “I mean, what kind of prank will save the world.”copyright protection4PENANAEBcCbRhIPS

            “Somehow we need to trick him into not killing Zeus.” Adele said.copyright protection4PENANAi9fClm4V5l

            “We could send him to child counseling. There’s a good seminar called Parenthood 101 at my local rec-center. I think one of the topics is going to be Don’t Eat Your Children.” I suggested, and was ignored.copyright protection4PENANAD0kfkBq6TW

            “We can’t just kill him is what you’re saying.” Albany said thinking things over. “Killing Kronos will still leave us with no Olympus and Gods.”copyright protection4PENANAVxy89J0rsQ

            “Yes, we have to get Kronos to not kill Zeus.” Adele said.copyright protection4PENANAkKZznkWrg1

            “That shouldn’t be too hard.” I said.copyright protection4PENANAMT279mIztB

            Adele gasped. “That could work!”copyright protection4PENANAwp94xjOyLh

            “What?” Albany asked.copyright protection4PENANAo52oFpJBQZ

            “Oh my Zeus! I have an idea!” Adele said. “I need Blade’s help, like now.”copyright protection4PENANACDTEK21tCu

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