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Chapter 52 Blade
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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         “I’m in charge because I have the most experience.” I repeated myself calmly. Eric may not be hitting me in the head with sticks anymore, but that didn’t mean he was any easier to work with. “As you so kindly remind everyone, I do have experience starting a rebellion.”copyright protection16PENANAiZ1DTeM3a3

            “That’s the problem.” Eric said. “You got killed in your rebellion. I don’t want to go the same way.” He always opposed me. Ever since Albany, Herman, and Artie were left behind the others haven’t been the same. Eric has grown more and more confrontational, Paul just stumbles around in a state of grief, and Hector…well I guess he’s the same.copyright protection16PENANABdZwMKVQAg

            “This time we have the power of the Olympian gods.” I said. “I lost because I was fighting the Olympians.”copyright protection16PENANAZvJxRcLFOe

            “What gods?” Eric muttered. “The gods are dead.” He spit at my feet. “They are all dead!” Paul let out a whimper, causing Hector to rush to his side and lead him away.copyright protection16PENANAp7drL7FxaQ

            I met Eric’s eye and stared back defiantly. “Be careful where you spit. I once spit at a god, and I was killed for it. Olympus may be gone, but I am still a god. And I can still kill you.”copyright protection16PENANABM4AjRkeHV

            Eric grit his teeth at me, but didn’t respond. Instead he just stared angrily at me.copyright protection16PENANAvGqeeir0Xg

            “Look, we need to be a team right now. After and if we defeat Kronos, how about you and I have a little battle. But until then, I need your help.” I said.copyright protection16PENANAennsP8zuGK

            Eric’s eyes lit up. “Hmm, a battle between us?”copyright protection16PENANAkhxpSQgd4X

            “After Olympus has been restored.” I said.copyright protection16PENANA8AEzOSRfSP

            “Fight to the death?” Eric asked eagerly.copyright protection16PENANAv7dTA229xI

            “Whatever you want.” I promised. I wasn’t really concerned with what I was promising. I needed Eric’s help or else I wouldn’t live long enough to fight him.copyright protection16PENANATS0qhShx5m

            “Death, you got a deal.” Eric said. “But we’re not friends.”copyright protection16PENANAvdW9NK2F0V

            “That wasn’t part of the deal. We agree to work together to stop Kronos. Nothing more.” I explained. “Now will you please stop arguing with me and listen?”copyright protection16PENANAvw2IpDLrMi

            Eric nodded that he would.copyright protection16PENANAaGba7s2p07

            “Ok good. So like I was saying, I have done this before.” I told him. Just then Hector returned alone. “And before what I did was recruit a bunch of gods and goddess to help me. I targeted some of the ones that weren’t as close with Olympus as others.”copyright protection16PENANALvlHF9sHOs

            “If I remember right you had some Titans too.” Hector added.copyright protection16PENANACjYF2oiNQ4

            “That was before.” I said. However I remembered Calypso, and I felt a twinge in my gut. “And not all Titans are evil.”copyright protection16PENANA60LhbTKdiK

            “Just most of them.” Eric muttered. “And you’re making it really hard for me to keep my promise.”copyright protection16PENANAl3gHKVQdCE

            “Anyways…” I interrupted him. “We need to get some help. That includes finding the others, and meeting up with whatever gods we can scrounge together. Now when Nyx, Pan, and Lycaon get back hopefully we will have a few new partners, but we can’t be sure.”copyright protection16PENANAFfYEU03cNT

            “So what do you recommend?” Hector asked.copyright protection16PENANAhUU3b5WWje

            “Well we definitely need to at least visit the Underworld.” I told them. “Thanatos and Persephone should be down there, and they will help us.”copyright protection16PENANAHFiXm3Tdgw

            “Alright, but then what?” Eric pressed me.copyright protection16PENANASWLQBFQESE

            “Then we try and find Kronos.” I explained.copyright protection16PENANAyaytdKy9HS

Albanycopyright protection16PENANAooxHlUKe80

         “Holy Hades that just might work.” I said. Adele had just told us her plan, and it wasn’t too shabby. “Like that will definitely work.”copyright protection16PENANAK0XwQybHd4

            “Only if we can get Blade down here.” Adele said. “He is the only one that can set things in motion.”copyright protection16PENANAmLeUerFNBm

            “Then let’s go get him.” Deon said. “How hard can it be to find him?”copyright protection16PENANAG0KeH68rlh

            “Hey!” Kara burst into the room. “You guys have to come quick!”copyright protection16PENANAs6hpC8YOPb

            “What’s going on?” Adele asked.copyright protection16PENANASbW76byMZa

            “Blade. He’s waiting outside.” Kara explained. “Now come on.”copyright protection16PENANA9FaUUS03jm

            “I told you we could find him.” Deon said running after Kara. We followed her back to the entrance of Hades’ palace. Just inside the door we found a group. Blade, Eric, Hector, Paul, Nyx, and Pan among others.copyright protection16PENANAkMsBb4JaSz

            Paul saw me and come over and grabbed me. “Where is Artemisia?” Everyone was looking at me.copyright protection16PENANAlLKiSRurDt

            “I don’t know. I was taken to The Lincoln Monument. Kronos was there.” I said.copyright protection16PENANACM9NG3FH6Z

            “Kronos?” Eric asked. “He was there?”copyright protection16PENANA3rLv2XAM7t

            “Herman was with me, but he was…he was dead. Gaia held off Kronos while I escaped. I don’t know where Artie is.”copyright protection16PENANAlsf5L8WfAA

            Even more life drained from Paul’s eyes. “Oh.” He muttered. Deon and Adele led him away whispering quietly in his ear.copyright protection16PENANAJcnSZ3WFL3

            “Welcome back Lord Hades.” Thanatos said appeared before me. “I see you brought friends.”copyright protection16PENANAEPuqlwnViv

            “Yes I did. Lycaon and Hekate. And of course Nemesis. Some of my old acquaintances.” He said.copyright protection16PENANApEYEKJMGYn

            Eric sidled over to me and whispered in my ear. “You said Kronos was in Washington D.C.?”copyright protection16PENANAhHzEAzIxeu

            “He was, he may not be there anymore.” I told him. “Why?”copyright protection16PENANAASj4iEBGAU

            “Why aren’t we attacking? We should be trying to bring him down.” Eric whispered.copyright protection16PENANAbZyaEiTrZS

            “We have a plan. A plan to erase this mistake.” I explained to him. “A plan to end this for good.”copyright protection16PENANAOgAnVbWDIb

            “And this plan is?” Eric pressed me.copyright protection16PENANA7i3rnm5Y2F

            “Wait for the war council.” I told him.copyright protection16PENANASeFrojJhKJ

            “War council?” he asked looking confused.copyright protection16PENANAay0LWVWTzE

            I stepped forward and raised my voice, interrupting the others introductions. “Now that all are here, I call for a war council. We have a plan, but we need Blade’s help.”copyright protection16PENANA4HW88judiw

            “I am here to help.”copyright protection16PENANATbKyC9RmqB

Bladecopyright protection16PENANA5Ba6m61i0B

         “Will that work?” Kara asked once Adele had set forth her plan.copyright protection16PENANAX4iTcrdGFw

            “Depending on our choices.” Janus muttered. “This plan requires many right choices to work. So many choices, so many possibilities.”copyright protection16PENANAdyHY6j7YGy

            “We’ll need to give Kronos a reason. Revealing ourselves will just end with him sending Gaia down on us again.” Sid said.copyright protection16PENANAzM9KSwRUOR

            “I don’t think Gaia will be coming this time.”  Albany muttered.copyright protection16PENANAvLWOF8fTPU

            “It doesn’t matter who comes if it’s not Kronos!” Deon shouted. “Sid is right we need to force Kronos to come himself.”copyright protection16PENANAp3t62zq9x6

            The whole while I had been listening, I couldn’t get Calypso out of my head. Ever since I had spoken her name, I had been constantly thinking about her. “Calypso.” I said.copyright protection16PENANAH7SRSKnJFc

            “What?”copyright protection16PENANAAaXxZDFfwv

            I shook my head, I couldn’t figure out why I had spoken. But I repeated myself. “Calypso.”copyright protection16PENANAaWzD3BctKK

            “Atlas’ daughter.” Adele explained to those less versed in Greek Mythology. “What about her Blade?”copyright protection16PENANAAsSskKdHtS

            “I’m going to kidnap Calypso.” I said standing up. I don’t know what was coming over me.copyright protection16PENANAU43SC3vhi2

            “Why?” Eric asked.copyright protection16PENANANsYn51YivJ

            “It is his decision not ours.” Janus said. “Go now Blade.” I turned and left the table to a jumble of confused talk. I walked the halls of my palace and suddenly stopped. I turned towards a small door and stared at it. Without knowing why, I opened the door and stepped inside. Closing the door behind me, I was left in pitch black darkness.copyright protection16PENANA35bVywGMea

            I stood patiently waiting while nothing moved nor made a sound around me. Then, in the distance, a distance beyond that of what the room should have been, appeared a light. A small white orb, moving closer. I waited as the darkness retreated before the light. While I could now see my body, all else beyond that was pitch black still. The orb stopped a few feet in front of me and rose to eye level.copyright protection16PENANAE8fI0RLv93

            “Godling, I brought you here.” A voice resonated in my head.copyright protection16PENANAxWwwkCyiV3

            “Who are you?” I asked.copyright protection16PENANA1Y9dUHJBtX

            “You would not know me by my name, so I shall not tell it to you.” The voice said. “Know this however, I have watched and followed you.copyright protection16PENANAL850R5RCB0

            “Thank you?” I said, even for all the mythological stuff I had been through, this was a first.copyright protection16PENANAG9XdGhPeAK

            “You have given rise to Kronos.” The voice accused me. “In this life, none can take that sin from you, save one.copyright protection16PENANAiBJrPE9yfD

            “Let me guess, is it me? Am I the only one that can fix what I caused?”copyright protection16PENANAv0LB1CHTfj

            “No Godling. Only I can take your sin.” I was told. “But I will only do that if you do as I wish.copyright protection16PENANAUWsR989YnK

            I was really on alert now. This kind of situation was not usually a precursor to good things in the future. “What do you wish?”copyright protection16PENANAJFmt7b7gJm

            “Bring Kronos to me.copyright protection16PENANATfnFRoiyhx

            I gritted my teeth. “How?”copyright protection16PENANARbtk3DtdCQ

            “This way or that way.” Was the reply.copyright protection16PENANAXlwjPDvWUe

            Now I thought I was dreaming. This was all too weird. Once again my thoughts drifted to Calypso. I couldn’t stop.copyright protection16PENANAjOuHtl6LTn

            “Ah, this way pleases me.” the orb grew into a blinding light and forced me to close my eyes. “Godling, heed my words. Bring Kronos to me.copyright protection16PENANAjLzM6DqzR2

            When I opened my eyes again, it was still bright, but it was bright from the hot island sun instead of a glowing white orb. I looked around and saw that I was on a beach. There was clear blue water to my right and a light palm forest to my left. I turned around and saw a figure in the distance. I realized it was a girl. She was setting up a table on the beach. My legs carried me towards her and I realized it was Calypso I saw.copyright protection16PENANAqPoW9dAEav

            She looked up and saw me coming. “Lord Hades?” She asked.copyright protection16PENANAStjmbMHhyB

            “Calypso.” I said reaching the table.copyright protection16PENANAFRneEtS42J

            She looked startled. “What are you? How did you get here?”copyright protection16PENANA7syvpHI0lS

            I turned and looked back the way I had come. “I don’t know.”copyright protection16PENANAvemOBxBjP9

            “Oh, ok.” Calypso said. “Umm, shall I get you a plate?”copyright protection16PENANAUu1iJGLBLO

            I looked at the table. There was fish and fruit and only a place set for one. “Yes please.” I said.copyright protection16PENANAlShTnHB6HX

            Calypso hurried off towards a small house that I glimpsed through the trees. I didn’t know where I was or what had happened, but the orb’s voice echoed in my head.  I knew that I didn’t trust the orb, whatever it wanted with Kronos was probably not a good thing. But it hadn’t seemed to be evil to me, but I may not be the best judge of character. Calypso returned carrying a chair with a plate and silverware on it. She set it opposite of where her chair was and offered me the seat.copyright protection16PENANAYcbl0NSC6H

            “I’m surprised by your visit.” Calypso said when we were both sitting. “I had figured with everything that had happened, you wouldn’t come to visit a Titan.”copyright protection16PENANAM1cNjVu5xg

            “In my life, I have learned that there are no absolutes. Trust me I learned the hard way. Just because you should be something, doesn’t mean you are. I should have been a god, but I was a greedy brat not worthy of my title. You should be a Titan like your father, but you aren’t.”copyright protection16PENANATS8bLwSnCz

            “What am I?” Calypso asked gingerly cutting her fish. “You seem to know me so well? If I’m not what I should be, what I am?”copyright protection16PENANAkBLwWMjPop

            “You are a very pretty girl.” I said smiling. Calypso nearly dropped her knife. She wouldn’t meet my eye and I could tell she was fighting down her smile.copyright protection16PENANAxbrJZKEtPb

            “You came all the way here to say that?” She asked.copyright protection16PENANAJJ4SUPoMc0

            “No, these last couple of days I couldn’t stop thinking about you.” I admitted. “I was unable to get you out of my head. I wanted to see you again.”copyright protection16PENANAmxB73yUmnj

            Now she stopped resisting and let her smile show. It made her that much more beautiful. “Lord Hades, you flatter me.”copyright protection16PENANAMUudDtYiXO

            “Calypso you know that Kronos is hunting down and killing gods?” I asked. Her smile disappeared like the Cubs in the playoff picture.copyright protection16PENANAuHxyzsoXfB

            “I have heard stories.” She said. “But I have removed myself from that. You are my first visitor in a long time.”copyright protection16PENANAYB8AJc9Dyw

            “Well I just wanted to tell you that the remaining gods, including me, are going to make a stand. We are going to try and finish Kronos for once and all.” I told her.copyright protection16PENANAXlqrz4VxmT

            Calypso set down her knife and fork. “Why are you telling me this?” She asked.copyright protection16PENANAlQATp9lN7B

            “I wanted to say goodbye.” I told her. “I…I have always liked you. And I…I wanted you to know. Just in case Kronos…in case he doesn’t, lose.”copyright protection16PENANAo6cwHVIQzh

            Calypso stood up and walked to the water’s edge. I took one last bite before following her. I stood by her side looking over the glistening water. The sun was starting to dip and it created a mosh pit of oranges and yellows to shimmer across the water’s surface.copyright protection16PENANAmwDNYcRUJd

            “Come back with me.” I said turning towards her. “Spend the end with me in the Underworld.”copyright protection16PENANAN44nYtxkgE

            Calypso turned towards me. “I can’t.”copyright protection16PENANAVFL7cs3UjD

            “I will kidnap you.” I said smiling.copyright protection16PENANAcFaPt91k3L

            “Kronos will kill me. He’ll kill you if you go back. Stay here with me.” She took my hands. “We can stay here forever.”copyright protection16PENANAyQQCeO6L8n

            I wanted to. It was what I had wanted since this whole adventure began. A new life. I was a fool to think that new life was becoming a god. But this, this was my real chance. I could spend eternity on a beautiful island with the prettiest girl ever. This truly was my chance at a new life. “No.” Before I had met Thanatos I would have said yes before Calypso had finished offering. But now I knew that I didn’t deserve a new life. “I can’t Calypso.” I said apologetically. I had too much to repent for. It wouldn’t be fair for me to abandon the world to the mess I had created. I can’t jump ship, as much as I would want to. I see now that I have to use my life to end Kronos’. “An eternity here with you is all I could ever want. But I can’t accept. I’m a god. And contrary to popular belief, gods do not have the right of living for themselves. We must live for all the others. Gods are more servants than masters. And I am enslaved by my past mistakes.”copyright protection16PENANAq32bbeEf9Y

            Now Calypso, with me following, returned to the table. We did not sit, but rather stood over it looking down.  “Do you know how many dinners I have eaten at this table? Do you know how many of them were eaten alone?” She kept her eyes fixed on the remaining morsel of fish on her plate. Her hair hung down and covered much of her face, but I spotted a single stream leaking from the eyes of an angel through the canopy. “Now I have someone to eat dinner with again. But he is unable to free himself from his obligations. He would rather die than eat with me.”copyright protection16PENANATmE3c7cerg

            I grabbed her and forced her to look at me. “That is not true.” I said sternly. “I am in heaven right now. You need to know that. I am in the place of my dreams right now. I would be happy here. The problem is that I don’t deserve to be in heaven. I should be rotting in Tartarus. I would be cheating to escape my fate to be here with you. I must atone for my actions. I will drag Kronos to Hell myself to make me worthy of a blessing like eternity with you.”copyright protection16PENANAZZ6PClEI6M

            Calypso rested her face against my chest. “You will carry Kronos down, and I will be there to carry you back.”copyright protection16PENANA6xQ9J2onhy

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