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Gods In Training: Generations
Writer TJ Nyx
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Chapter 11 Blade
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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No Plagiarism!COnrvP9tEQToaIhjWBI3posted on PENANA

            I wasn’t the happiest camper about who Kara had grouped me with. The two gods that I had historically gotten along worst with, and then Sid was here too. But I was determined to make it work.copyright protection4PENANAYXSurjjOzK

            “Look, Kara said you were in charge, but you’re not my boss.” Eric poked a finger in my chest. I really hoped this worked out. “You hear me? I’m a god and I don’t need you telling me what to do.”      copyright protection4PENANAmczKE5ANye

            “Fine.” I said staring into his hate filled eyes.copyright protection4PENANAErCOaT86vQ

            “Good.” Eric muttered. “Now…what are we doing?”copyright protection4PENANAauO3Yfni4X

            “We’re going to look for Hestia.” Zack said like it should have been obvious.copyright protection4PENANA3r9CbOHMCg

            “Not exactly.” I said, both of them frowned at me. “We’re going to seek out the minor gods and see if any of them have seen Hestia.”copyright protection4PENANA0gHD5SxdZ3

            “Same thing.” Zack muttered. He clearly wasn’t happy to be with me either. In that moment I was a little, stressed, with the Queen of the gods. What had Kara been thinking? Why would she send me with these goons? She had to realize how this would end. Most likely with one of us dead.copyright protection4PENANA49xTdw8AOd

            “Guys, look.” I said. “I get it. We’re not friends. That’s fine. That’s ok. We don’t have to be. We just have to work together and find Hestia.”copyright protection4PENANAxREHuQvcC7

            “Don’t you mean search for the minor gods and ask them?” Zack whispered loud enough for me to hear. Eric laughed and cracked his knuckles.copyright protection4PENANAsDoahu2OI1

            I whistled. I would need someone I could trust. Cerberus came bounding towards me and jumped up at me. I had three times the normal amount of dog slobber over me. “Are you ready?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANARNbpGoVPZJ

            “Who’s first?” Sid asked sounding excited.copyright protection4PENANA2wBGe5xKi9

            “Any suggestions?” I asked the crowd. There were none. “Ok, how about Aeolus, the wind god.”copyright protection4PENANASKNhU4LXTt

            “Maybe he’ll blow us on a breeze to Hestia.” Eric scoffed.copyright protection4PENANAZLgaaXy5My

            “Word travels on the wind.” I said. “Aeolus knows more than you would think.”copyright protection4PENANAPO5qvjw24O

            “Where’d you learn that?” Zack asked pointedly. I learned it when I recruited Aeolus to help me try to conquer Olympus.copyright protection4PENANAcWy0et4ZrX

            “I’ve met him once or twice.” I said.copyright protection4PENANAtqIKASH9Yt

            “So that’s the story.” Zack muttered nodding. “Ok.” I forced myself to remain silent. No good would come of fighting back. I had learned once before that Zack was not someone to handle lightly.copyright protection4PENANAHNiMeN6KQa

            “Where is this wind god then?” Eric asked picking up his mace and donning his helmet.copyright protection4PENANAy3773lB7l2

            “If word travels on the wind, can’t we just shout something when it’s windy and Aeolus will know we need to talk to him?” Sid asked.copyright protection4PENANA5PsOz3HhcF

“That’s not exactly how it works.” I said before turning to Eric. “There’s an old lighthouse he likes.” I said. “By the ocean. I think it’s called Western Ridge. It’s super windy there.”copyright protection4PENANALUt3HHRNsI

            “That would make sense.” Zack said. “Wind gods tend to have that effect. I stared at him. It seemed like every time he spoke he only did so to try and provoke me into a fight.copyright protection4PENANAY0L58OrKWM

            “Is it windy because Aeolus is there, or is Aeolus there because it’s windy?” Sid asked.copyright protection4PENANAN2BgQbjxtw

            “Shut up.” Eric said.copyright protection4PENANAdeqGi7o9VQ

            “Actually everyone shut up.” I said.copyright protection4PENANARTRDZ0srKo

            “Don’t tell me what to do.” Eric snapped.copyright protection4PENANAexqQNh17Ou

            “I’m going to shadow us there.” I explained. “Keep your mouth shut unless you want to be washing darkness out of your soul.” Not that it was a clean soul to start with.copyright protection4PENANAD2J4J1b7b7

            Thanatos had taught me to use the shadows to teleport myself, however this would be my first time bringing others with me. Hopefully I did it right. It would be a terrible lost to lose these…gods.copyright protection4PENANAY30PG0Q8rB

            I closed my eyes and focused like I had been taught. I willed the darkness to swirl up and engulf us. It took some coaxing to get it out in the sun, but eventually the light behind my eyelids disappeared.copyright protection4PENANAxF8XvWex43

            I knew it had worked when I heard the ocean. I opened my eyes and blinked into the bright sunlight. We were on a cliff, overlooking the ocean, a strong sea breeze running through my hair.copyright protection4PENANA2H6LLPMXXX

            “Don’t touch me with your little shadow tentacles.” Zack complained glaring at me.copyright protection4PENANA5W06MH6CPy

            “It may not be first class, but its fast.” I said. “Look there’s the lighthouse.” I pointed a little ways up the coast, where an old lighthouse stood. It was a little too close to the edge for my liking.copyright protection4PENANAdmdmkJjzgn

            “I miss the ocean.” Sid said looking longingly out to the waves.copyright protection4PENANACi5I3RyQOw

            “I miss making people bleed.” Eric grinned wickedly.copyright protection4PENANANUsO0ev6Ql

            “I miss sane people.” I muttered to myself. “Come on, lets get this done.” I led my merry band towards the lighthouse, hoping Aeolus would make putting up with them worth it. The lighthouse must have been farther than it looked we seemed to be getting nowhere. I picked up the pace a little bit. Soon I found myself out ahead of Eric and Sid, with only Zack next to me.copyright protection4PENANAE4HSq2BJBS

            “What’s our play after this?” He asked me. “We going to go talk to any of your other…old friends.” I knew that was a jab at my rebellion against the gods. I also knew it would be wise to not jab back.copyright protection4PENANA7eacXe3v5S

            “If Aeolus knows something, we’ll follow that lead. If he doesn’t, we’ll find someone else that does.” I said not looking at Zack.copyright protection4PENANA1SMuHMIdTz

            “I don’t think your little wind friend is going to know anything.” He said.copyright protection4PENANAyyDgq3i2NT

            “Well then he is exactly in our position.” I shrugged.copyright protection4PENANAUU8565kaBp

            “We won’t gain anything though.”copyright protection4PENANA2DhO7ZBPcu

            “We won’t have lost anything either.”copyright protection4PENANAoK210t5jvS

            “We’ll lose time.” Zack grinned. “But you know all about time don’t you.” I stopped walking. “How funny would it be if Kronos was back, killing more gods.” I clenched my fists, but held my tongue and forced myself to keep walking. “Do you ever realize, that you are the only reason our reign as gods has been difficult. It’s entirely your fault. All the pain, all the suffering, all the sadness. That’s on you. No one will say it. But we all remember. We all remember war councils against you. We remember the only peace we enjoyed before Kronos. We remember that glorious image, of you…lying burnt…and dead…in that stupid fireplace.” He stepped in front of me, forcing me to stop and face him. “I still remember what it was like to kill you. I will always remember it. And I’m waiting to do it again.” SMACK. Zack fell to the ground.copyright protection4PENANAdpNluTqO32

            I stood there breathing heavily, my fist still in the air where it had sent the king of the god tumbling.copyright protection4PENANAd6FvVMvwBH

            “HEY!” I could hear Eric and Sid rushing towards us.copyright protection4PENANA10s32tx7M2

            “Your not a god anymore.” I told him. “You are not one of us.” I lowered my fist and tried to slow my breathing.copyright protection4PENANA00rNlWHMLL

            Sid grabbed me and started pulling me away while Eric stood between the two of us, making sure I didn’t came at Zack anymore. For old times sake, I spit at Zack. He rocketed up.copyright protection4PENANAOZRtvNg0jS

            “I’ll kill you.” He shouted.copyright protection4PENANAIkSaoUEV2r

            “Hey.” Eric wrapped him up and held him back. If I wasn’t so angry I would have thought it ironic the war god was stopping a battle. Zack struggled against Eric, screaming and kicking. Dark clouds were overhead circling. Lightning forked across the sky in the distance, following by a deafening clap of thunder.copyright protection4PENANAY3rqRNmzA8

            “Get in the Lighthouse.” Sid pushed me towards our target and made sure I kept going that way.copyright protection4PENANAlp7dTC09Dj

            It started pouring and more lightning flashed. I regretted what I did. I shouldn’t have stooped to his level. I had given him exactly what he wanted. I had a feeling there would be consequences to what had just happened. Last time I had spit at Zack, it had led to me being dead, burned, and buried. I regretted it even more this time around.copyright protection4PENANA1lEUw3PaZS

            I was better than him. I had proven myself to the others. I was a helpful and productive god. I had a girlfriend, the others trusted me, and I had been happy. But Zack, he made me relapse. He made me go back to my old ways. And I didn’t want the others to think I was like him. I didn’t want to be banned from talking. I didn’t want to be looked down on by the others. I wanted to stay a part of their family. And right now, Zack had put that in jeopardy.copyright protection4PENANACXV3nNRKnr

            “She called it.” Sid was shaking his head.copyright protection4PENANASIR0VKCVUg

            “What do you mean?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAfWBUQ8YFjX

            “Before we left, Gaia gave me and Eric strict orders to make sure you two didn’t kill each other.” Sid explained. “She called it, you two just can’t work together.”copyright protection4PENANAxVVtZjgQ3D

            “Then why did Kara send me?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAiWm9WhUzdP

            “Because she trusts you.” Sid shrugged. “But Zack gets to you. But don’t worry, me and Eric will make sure nothing else comes from what happened.”copyright protection4PENANAPsLrnBzlgS

            Kara trusted me, they all did. But would they after this? “Come on, let’s get this over with.” We had reached the lighthouse. “This day has to get better right?” I asked. “That mean’s Aeolus should have some news for us.”copyright protection4PENANAjOOehNxyDB

            “Dude.” Sid stopped in his tracks. “That’s bad luck.”copyright protection4PENANAcWxy6tP023

            “Shut up Sid.” I said pushing on.copyright protection4PENANAPSwBjTcSet

            “You jinxed us.” Sid said. “You owe me a soda.”copyright protection4PENANALxhAMznj71

            “That’s not how it works.” I told him.copyright protection4PENANAVjXsR3WH4Z

            “But for real though, we you say you’re gonna get good luck, you’re not.” Sid said.    copyright protection4PENANAKURgvaaI3p

            “You know, that wouldn’t be the worse thing that even happened to me today.” I said. “Zack already ruined my day, so screw it. I’m not going to let anything else make this day any worse.”copyright protection4PENANAbPWspJ2N39

            We reached the top of the lighthouse. And emerged into the beacon room. It was empty.copyright protection4PENANAOYsMrkQn2V

            “Told you.” Sid said. “He would have been here if you hadn’t said anything.” I glared at him.copyright protection4PENANAnNPe3lpe4t

            “You can’t be here.” Aeolus appeared out of nowhere before us. The wind god was a tornado in a man shaped cutout. I never had learned how he maintained that shape.copyright protection4PENANADfjzIIjKwm

            “Hello.” I said. “We have some questions for you.” I said waving, hoping he would remember me not only from that time we tried to kill the gods.copyright protection4PENANATlkm7LHY9K

            “You can’t be here.” Aeolus repeated. He didn’t have a face, because of being made entirely of wind and whatnot, but I could tell he was scared. It was hard to read body language, when there was no body, but the signs were still there.copyright protection4PENANATwxJLB5bP9

            “Aeolus what’s wrong?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAEspX27GlSd

            “I didn’t want them here!” he shouted. “No! I didn’t want them here I promise!”copyright protection4PENANAHMy29GOQEX

            “Dude.” Sid said backing up a little bit. “I told you, bad luck.”copyright protection4PENANAByu8hgJnry

            “Aeolus, Hestia is gone!” I shouted. “We need your help finding her.”copyright protection4PENANAw60V423LnV

            “Oh gods!” Aeolus shouted. “Don’t take me like her.”copyright protection4PENANAY5Hw7RcVHR

            Before I had a chance to ask any more questions. A bolt of lightning ripped through the ceiling. I watched as if in slow motion as the flash slowly filled my vision and blinded me. With a deafening crack the lighthouse exploded. Blown to pieces with a single bolt of lightning.copyright protection4PENANATiporHEa56

            As I was thrown out of the window, I promised myself to never spit at Zack again.copyright protection4PENANAICcJyhLB29

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