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Gods in Training
Writer TJ Nyx
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Chapter 57 Deon
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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No Plagiarism!UAeEpUI25yq3C5CiSNktposted on PENANA

            “How do you spend your last hour in a world where you know your actions will be erased?” I asked. Adele and I were sitting next to each other on a stone bench. The bench itself wasn’t very comfortable. But Adele’s fingers wrapped around mine removed all stray thoughts like a simple discomfort in my bum. That sentence could be misinterpreted…copyright protection4PENANA3kbDUzwohc

            Adele smiled at me. “What have you always wanted to do?”copyright protection4PENANATcM7Rb2ze7

            “So many things, so little time until Albany changes this timeline.” I said. I leaned in real quick and kissed her cheek. “But there is something that I’ve always wanted to do.”copyright protection4PENANA8FaKKN2CBn

            Adele lifted our entwined fingers and kissed the back of my hand. “Just name it.”copyright protection4PENANA6EIihCRN19

            “We will require some transportation.” I said standing up and pulling her with me. We walked through the hallways. Me leading her, she, more than willingly, was following. I had no idea where to look, but I knew that I would find him sooner or later. We probably explored five corridors in this undead palace until we found our god.copyright protection4PENANA0UmM2dY5Nd

            “Deon and Adele.” Thanatos said observing us as we entered. He was standing near a bookshelf. It was full of old and yellowing scrolls.copyright protection4PENANAdWSoHDbJgM

            “Are you busy?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANA7mrPEIswwu

            “Well seeing as the danger is over…I was just reading the history of this world. Without Zeus things took quite a different turn. Did you know that they call it McDaniel’s here?” Thanatos said turning to and running a hand across the assembled scrolls.copyright protection4PENANAGwo2irghw3

            “So you’re not busy?”copyright protection4PENANAuK0n8H0krh

            He sighed. “No, not really.”copyright protection4PENANA6yDyoigQPM

            “Well, since you’re not doing anything I was wondering if maybe you could take me and Adele somewhere.”copyright protection4PENANAkvjJyCbOTI

            “Where do you want to go?” Thanatos asked. He turned back to us and took several steps closer.copyright protection4PENANASnsSLAALU1

            “Well, I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights.”copyright protection4PENANA21AGzYZQPO

            Thanatos cracked his knuckles. “Very well, close your mouths.”copyright protection4PENANADakWUSy6Gs

Bladecopyright protection4PENANAOzPhsAR2mM

            I was just sitting here. Just sitting on the stone floor in this shadowy room. I had no idea where I was. I just wanted to sit here though. I was comfortable here, I felt like I was supposed to be here. And to a man with no memories, I craved a sense of familiarity.copyright protection4PENANA3pOE6nC5es

            “Where do I know this from?” I asked myself. I had to ask myself, there was no one else to ask. I had not seen another person my whole time being awake. Until now. I looked down to see a door opening. A boy came in and slowly shut the door behind him. “Who are you? And where am I?”copyright protection4PENANATRCdOx6mDM

            He just smiled at me and began walking towards me. I got a very bad feeling about this. I stood up and tensed. I had a feeling that this boy meant me harm. “Who are you?” I repeated.copyright protection4PENANAOsmEJOfARC

            “You really don’t remember anything?” he asked.copyright protection4PENANAnU1bz7zbdN

            “No, what happened to me? Where did my memories go?” I demanded. I still had a very bad feeling about this.copyright protection4PENANAE7EhksOrPs

            “Your name is Blade.” He explained. He was grinning wickedly.copyright protection4PENANAeEUAiEoyff

            “Blade! Is that even a name?” I shouted.copyright protection4PENANAaCacNKjmWx

            “Now we’re on the same page.” The boy practically growled at me.copyright protection4PENANAaAEPRZiGq7

            “Do I know you?” I asked looking him over. I couldn’t help but feel that I had seen him before.copyright protection4PENANA9EM4e5IDDX

            “Let me introduce myself.” He offered me a handshake. I reached out and clasped his hand. As soon as he had a hold of my hand he twisted, hard and fast. My arm bent and I dropped to a knee.copyright protection4PENANATOz40nOkKK

            “Arghhhh!” I cried out. The boy let go of my hand. I tucked my arm in close to my body. I looked up to shout at him but my upturning face was rejected by his fist.copyright protection4PENANARUkvJcu1TU

“My name is pain BITCH!” the boy shouted. The punch knocked my head into the ground. Dazed and under attack I tried to stand up. A foot connected with my ribs and flipped me over. “That was for starting the war.” He knelt on my chest, careful to press down hard on my ribcage. Using one hand he grasped my neck, forcing me to look at him. Leaving my face exposed to…there it was. A punch that smacked into my nose and cheek. “That was for unleashing Kronos on us.” He swung again, this time my mouth was the recipient of the strike. “That was for everyone that had died because of you.”copyright protection4PENANA92yV6N0OqE

            “Eric! What are you doing?” I heard rapid footsteps. The boy got off me, pushing hard on my gut to raise himself.copyright protection4PENANAMksmotJcNu

            “I was just trying to knock his memories back.” My attacker muttered shrugging. Someone knelt next to me and looked into my eyes.copyright protection4PENANAXEoha8uFan

            “Cal…so.” I muttered closing my eyes.copyright protection4PENANAzkq8fxVgmm

            “Great, I think you might have caused brain damage.” The new boy shouted at Eric.copyright protection4PENANAV8Gnu5RdhE

            “CALYPSO!” I shouted. I remembered.copyright protection4PENANAIej6wuf19p

Deoncopyright protection4PENANApJKPR0mNgI

         She was hugging me. I had my arm around her shoulders. Her head was gently resting on my shoulder. “They really are beautiful.”copyright protection4PENANAacRRzlWrze

            “Just like you.” I said kissing her forehead.copyright protection4PENANA5htoo0SD12

            “Stop it.” she said playfully pushing me away. “You have to say that.”copyright protection4PENANA3qLOgDOCr4

            “Only because it’s true.” This time I kissed her on the lips. I liked kissing her. I really did.copyright protection4PENANAlCgdtQzph8

            “Can we go back now?” Thanatos muttered. He was standing right behind us. People never really enjoyed being the third wheel, gods hated it five times worse.copyright protection4PENANAEnq7MP7Fs9

            “Thanatos, you agreed to take us wherever we wanted until the bright light thingy happened.” I reminded him. “I don’t think we agreed that you could talk.” I jested.copyright protection4PENANAHwztkQ68tx

            “You are mortal now.” Thanatos muttered. “And mortals die, I am death, I can make things happen.” He whispered.copyright protection4PENANAdOau2DlB3D

            “Thanatos is right.” Adele said pulling away from me. “We should go.”copyright protection4PENANAKH0aPNZXss

            “Thank you, I knew you were always wisest.”copyright protection4PENANA69ZGDkwJtZ

            “Time to leave here, but not time to go back.” She smiled at me. “I’d love to see the sunset on Paris.”copyright protection4PENANAhHOrbQ4xs8

            “Good idea.” I said smiling at my lady.copyright protection4PENANAacQbmFYmDr

            “So cliché.” Thanatos muttered. “I have so much better things I could be doing.”copyright protection4PENANAOJBOqe8WXC

            “Don’t you want a break from death?” Adele asked him. “Aren’t you tired of all the gloom and doom? Why don’t you take a break, see the world a little bit.”copyright protection4PENANAWfjLGvCL24

            Thanatos frowned. “Have you ever been under the Eiffel Tower?” He gave us his hands. Making sure our mouths were tightly closed, we welcomed the shadows.copyright protection4PENANAUdgKoDqn03

Albanycopyright protection4PENANAOOMpDdDMaB

         “Stay down Miss Albany.” I looked and saw Gaia standing above me. She had saved me from Kronos.copyright protection4PENANAo6QHSxcuif

            “No!” I shouted at her. “You were supposed to protect Zeus.”copyright protection4PENANAzcsPXRtnet

            “My friend it is fine. My grandson is in good hands.” She smiled at me. “A shepherd and his wife are watching him for me.”copyright protection4PENANAq3idtVq7HA

            “Mother!” Kronos screamed. “How dare you attack me?” Gaia gave him no answer, unless you count a rock to the noggin as an answer. Kronos growled at her and came swinging.copyright protection4PENANAI6HzNz604p

            “Not so fast.” Kronos was stopped in his tracks. I looked and saw shadows enveloping his waist and down, he was trapped. A body appeared behind him, a black body with white eyes and hair.copyright protection4PENANAfDCHtAyWXN

            “Nyx.” I said recognizing the goddess. Kronos strained against her shadows, but she held him fast.copyright protection4PENANAqoRJBkE2sm

            A loud and strange cry echoed out overhead. Looking over my shoulder I saw a chariot being pulled by a large flaming bird, a phoenix. The man riding the chariot was on fire, no big deal. As I watched he let loose a shot of fire like a flamethrower at Kronos. The Titan roared as the flames enveloped him.copyright protection4PENANADbtkKgURgY

            Nyx appeared behind Gaia, stepping out of her shadow. “Helios should know that I can’t hold him in those flames. Shadows don’t exist in fires.” She complained.copyright protection4PENANAhvBUd4uL1r

            “I know friend.” Gaia said. “But we needed all the help we could get.”copyright protection4PENANAzrQqarLPud

            I tried to stand up but my legs had been sucked down into the mud. I struggled to pull myself out, but I was distracted. Kronos roared once more and jumped free of the flames. He charged at Gaia and Nyx. Going much faster than before, the fire had dried and harden the mud.copyright protection4PENANAc7oFr9Wm1d

            Gaia placed her hand on the ground and pushed. The slope below us gave away. It just crumbled. We were now overlooking a very large cliff.copyright protection4PENANAkiIWcV0HH2

            “I’m glad I’m not fighting you.” Nyx muttered as she melted back into shadows. Gaia stood by me and Helios circled overhead, raining fireballs down into the valley randomly.copyright protection4PENANA9huZIFrtvV

            “You were very brave to stand against Kronos.” Gaia said keeping her eyes focused on the valley below. I could hear Kronos’ roars of rage and the sizzling of Helios’ fire rampaging below.copyright protection4PENANAHI25nufkRg

            “I was just doing what I had to.” I said. “I wasn’t brave. I just had nowhere to run to.”copyright protection4PENANAxbyg7Lb8sT

            “Without your presence here Kronos would have eaten or even killed my grandson Zeus. You changed that.” Gaia gave me a quick look. “You are very brave Albany.” Our conversation was cut off by a very strange sight. Shadows flying.copyright protection4PENANAaCaFBTk2mP

            Nyx was hurtling through the air, so fast and so high that she collided with Helios’ chariot. And as you know, the sun and shadows do not mix well. The phoenix exploded when Nyx hit it and I lost sight of the two gods in the flames.copyright protection4PENANAY3x19Vwofn

            “Kronos is coming.” Gaia warned. She leaned over the edge to try and see. She saw him alright. She saw him right up until her knocked her out. Kronos jumped up and with a mean uppercut he pounded Gaia out of the way.copyright protection4PENANAFMyd2GZePs

            Looking down and seeing me he grinned. “I am no one’s slave.” I knew he would strike me next, I knew it would be coming. So I went out and met it. I managed to pull my legs free and I pounced. I wasn’t very strong, or very big…but Kronos was close enough to the edge that I didn’t need to move him very far. Really I just had to tip him back a couple of inches. Only a couple of inches. If love could knock people off their feet. If Aphrodite could turn everyone head over heels, then surely Albany could bump one person a few inches. Surely I could get him off that cliff.copyright protection4PENANA8Z4jEFcZIz

            My eyes were closed. I wouldn’t have been able to jump if they had been open. Kronos and that open void would not have been an inviting target. So I shut my peepers and pretended I was a cheerleader again. All I had to do was jump. That was so much easier than regular cheer moves, so much easier than being a god. All I had to do was jump, and win my few inches.copyright protection4PENANAOGClIMhebw

            My hair fluttered around me. Flapping in the wind. I didn’t have to open my eyes. I believe that I won those inches. I could tell.copyright protection4PENANABQja3mQ3BF

Deoncopyright protection4PENANAvKFA3kfgjY

         Paris was beautiful. We got to see the sunset under the Eiffel Tower. Adele and I were just sitting on a bench in the gathering twilight. That’s when it happened. That’s when the sky turned white. BOOM!copyright protection4PENANAP8FsuneLBp

            My ears stung but I called out “SHE DID IT! ALBANY DID IT!” I held Adele close, she was all I could see. The rest of the world was white. And then we heard the second boom.copyright protection4PENANAhdfBnjYdnz

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