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Gods In Training: Generations
Writer TJ Nyx
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Gods In Training: Generations
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Intro 2 3 4 5 6 7
Chapter 1 Blade
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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A/N: This is the second story in a series. I highly recommend that you read the first book Gods in Training before this one. Otherwise SPOILERS!8Please respect copyright.PENANATCgEyUYapZ
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            My name is Blade. That’s not my real name, but my real name doesn’t apply to me anymore. You see I’m a god now, one of the ancient Greek gods to be precise. My human name described a scared, lonely, angry, mortal child. I am no longer any of those things. When I first adopted Blade as my name, I did so because I thought my life was rough. I thought that I was alone. I thought that no one had it worse than me. I imagined that life had made me as cold and as tough as a blade, and so I embraced that image as my new name, my new identity.copyright protection4PENANATck6TzGAE7

            I was stupid back then. I made a lot of mistakes, a lot of bad choices. I hurt a lot of people, and even caused two wars. I was not a good person, and I was a terrible god. But I was in training. I was learning. And eventually I figured it out, granted I had to die during the process, but that’s all water under the bridge.copyright protection4PENANAzMlRk4S040

            I realized that as a god I had a family, and I had friends. I learned that life wasn’t so bad if you looked at it a certain way. Life was what you made it. When you attacked it like a knife, you just ended up hurt and hurting others. When you saw the bigger picture, realized the world has more than just you in it, that’s when you can really get the magic to happen. That’s when you can finally see, that’s when you finally start living. I had to learn a lot of hard lessons as a mortal. But nothing taught me more about being human…than being a god.copyright protection4PENANAoBOWRSuu9D

            I had become the reincarnation of Hades, the Greek god of the Underworld, and the lord of death. Boy did I make a mess of it in the beginning, but I think I was getting the hang of it now.copyright protection4PENANAP2Qa9JKQjo

            “Go get it boy!” I shouted throwing the ball as far as I could. Cerberus, my three-headed hound of death bounded after the ball as if his life depended on it. I couldn’t help but smile as all three of his faces fought each other for control of the little rubber sphere.copyright protection4PENANAXTbjKwoDxs

            Fetch was Cerberus’ favorite thing, besides belly rubs and sleeping on my bed. But sadly the balls did not share his enjoyment of the activity. As I watched, the central and left head reduced the ball into scraps and shreds. Sighing I reached into the bucket that was at my feet and pulled out one of the many replacements I had stationed at the ready.copyright protection4PENANAEV4sSVknqu

            Whistling, I got Cerberus’ attention. “Ball?” I shouted showing him the newest object for his destruction. Three tongues wagged in the wind as my hound bounded towards me. Before he could reach me however I hurled the ball back over his head. The dog nearly toppled over himself in his rush to chase after it.copyright protection4PENANA0gxRrHBbxV

            I leaned back in my lawn chair and glanced up at the stars. As the sun set more and more of the twinkling balls of burning gas would appear. And here on this island, we could see every single one of them.copyright protection4PENANAAvOMPziddP

            “I have never seen him, nor you for that matter, this happy.” I brought my eyes back down to earth and saw a familiar face, or rather familiar shadowy features hidden under a fedora.copyright protection4PENANAFRLJkEFE25

            “Thanatos.” I said smiling at him. Thanatos was the god of death. And as Hades I was his boss. Our relationship was more than that though. Thanatos was quite possibly my closest friend, as well as my first in this life and my old one.copyright protection4PENANA92mHUNovZV

            “Lord Hades.” Thanatos bowed slightly.copyright protection4PENANAqzremgOEt1

            “What brings you to paradise?” I asked standing up. I offered him my lawn chair and then lied down in the sand at his feet.copyright protection4PENANAu9TgSdVySX

            “Sadly business.” He said.copyright protection4PENANAD1Z0IUN6pN

            “You never seem to visit just because you want to. Tell me friend, why do you need a reason to see me?” I complained. “You’re always working.”copyright protection4PENANA2Pnu4JKTne

            “Well, people are always dying.” He said. “That’s why I was hired in the first place.”copyright protection4PENANAUSnN8g03OT

            “But still.” I said.copyright protection4PENANA0sU0sDVgKk

            “Just because you New Olympians take holidays, doesn’t mean we all can.” He muttered, almost bitterly.copyright protection4PENANA3Maqgfa18x

            “Time off the timecard is just as important.” I pointed out. “You could do with learning that my friend.”copyright protection4PENANAf3qCRzTSCH

            “Oh how the tables have turned.” Thanatos said feigning surprise. “You’re the one teaching me now? There were many times I swore I would never see this day.”copyright protection4PENANALDaFECizT2

            “Do me a favor and throw him another ball.” I shook my head and said. I turned my gaze towards Cerberus. Thanatos complied with the order. “And if I seem to recall, us New Olympians have been teaching you old timers quite a few things for a while now.”copyright protection4PENANAUXP4o6ky8s

            “I’d say you were removing our ignorance more than teaching new topics.” Thanatos said.copyright protection4PENANA6nww0n5TfI

            “Tomato, tomato.” I muttered. “Potato, potato.”copyright protection4PENANAB0mLG0oZAh

            “Indeed Lord Hades.” Thanatos said. “But back to business if you will.”copyright protection4PENANA2ufRyDYSb6

            “Yes tell me, what makes it convenient for you to visit an old friend while working your oh so busy schedule.”copyright protection4PENANAlhuSOufTov

            “Work actually. Work for you that is.” Thanatos explained. “You have been summoned to New Olympus. An emergency council has been called.”copyright protection4PENANAC0vYLcZabz

            “What do you mean?” I said sitting up a little straighter. “Emergency?” bad thoughts floated through my mind. If the gods had cancelled their vacation and called an emergency council then something serious indeed must have happened. “Are we under attack? Is it Kronos?”copyright protection4PENANAsd3H5Bk3uw

            “No, no nothing like that.” Kronos was the Titan of time and the sworn enemy of the gods. After I had died the first time I may have…helped…him resurrect and wreck havoc on the gods and world once more. It’s a long story and not my proudest moment, it will forever be my shame. But thankfully me, along with my family the other New Olympian gods, had managed to defeat Kronos and return order to the world, and peace to our mythological realm.copyright protection4PENANAaQOEJC9Ywx

            “Well, what else is there then?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAt9yZ7kb6um

            “Who’s the teacher now?”copyright protection4PENANAFWAIEFkZJP

            “Don’t be all high and mighty.” I said. “So there is no war? No danger? What then am I being summoned about? I find it hard to believe any trivial matter would merit this response.”copyright protection4PENANAvTGkxpXGot

            “Just because there is no danger does not inherently equal perfect harmony.” Thanatos explained. “I do not know all the details. But something has come up that requires the council to convene, all of the council. That is all I know. I was told to bring you to New Olympus immediately.”copyright protection4PENANAeSDNSK73RC

            “Well I better go then shouldn’t I?” I said.copyright protection4PENANAqxz1gdGAcp

            “Dinnertime!”copyright protection4PENANAqIi72QxZxV

            “…go after dinner.” I amended my statement.copyright protection4PENANAtMO6zGRHKI

            “Lord Hades, the summons was quite clear in it’s use of the word immediately.” Thanatos reminded me.copyright protection4PENANAjafSbv5S6i

            “Oh I’m not disputing that, and I’m sure Kara has a very good reason for using that word. However…” I looked over my shoulder and saw the most beautiful girl in the world walking towards us. “…the summons made no mention of food. She did.” I pointed over my shoulder. “My loyalty seems to be to my stomach.”copyright protection4PENANAhx1AE3qc3Y

            “New Olympus needs you.”copyright protection4PENANA7xKVDkCv1m

            “Will you be staying for dinner?”copyright protection4PENANAdkxtcJZiB6

            “I was just going to set out a plate for him.” I quickly interjected. Thanatos frowned at me.copyright protection4PENANABTDCtiGUuJ

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