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Gods In Training: Generations
Writer TJ Nyx
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Chapter 23 Deon
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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            “Demi wait!” I hurried after her. “We have to stay together. We need to work together to do this. Besides it’s not safe, the Scholar could come back at any minute.”copyright protection3PENANAoo2k6gmuV5

            “No.” she was storming off down the hallway. “I won’t give up on Hestia, I don’t care what you or Adele say. She’s not gone, we don’t need to replace her…and I don’t need you to prove it.”copyright protection3PENANAGQdf9XyGYD

            “Deon, let her go.” Adele grabbed my arm.copyright protection3PENANANeSCzV7iGd

            “The last thing we need right now is more missing gods.” I told the beautiful goddess of wisdom. She didn’t answer, but her eyes told me she had a plan. I tended to trust Adele’s plans. “Fine.”copyright protection3PENANAa5CcpItLco

            “Khione and Iris will help me.” Demeter shouted back at us. “They won’t give up on a friend so easily.”copyright protection3PENANARTf49p1H50

            “She must do what she believes is right and just.” Themis muttered facing the wall.copyright protection3PENANAlSeevO9D7Q

            “We’re over here.” I gently turned her so that the blind goddess was facing the right way.copyright protection3PENANAQiVsvkaY6n

            “The ends justify the means, so long as the end is just.” Themis continued. “And an end can be just by any means.”copyright protection3PENANAnXgC2p1367

            “What are you talking about?” I demanded.copyright protection3PENANA3sZiGv7P8f

            “She’s saying there is more than one right way to go about this Hestia business.” Adele explained. “She is saying we, and Demi, are right.”copyright protection3PENANAFYxAq2VB02

            I frowned. “She’s young, she’s immature, and she has no idea what she is up against. She shouldn’t be doing this alone.”copyright protection3PENANAYo0e02E26L

            “You heard her, Khione and Iris will be with her. The three of them together should be alright.” Adele comforted me. “Listen, the faster we can find the new Hestia, the faster we can turn our attention to bringing Demeter back.”copyright protection3PENANAaad9tUEAJN

            “This is true.” Themis nodded.copyright protection3PENANAQpLn0cpWNq

            “You have to realize she’ll be going after the Scholar, whoever that was.” I said. “She’ll be in danger. She’ll be getting into trouble that none of us can even comprehend yet.”copyright protection3PENANAZMOZ0P2FS9

            “Well then we better hurry.” Adele turned to Themis. “Any ideas on that front? Where do we go to find Hestia’s reincarnation?”copyright protection3PENANAq2jDcNxRoh

            “We must find someone worthy of the hearth and home. Someone who would bear the duties and responsibilities of Hestia well. Someone who deserves and is willing to take up her mantle.”copyright protection3PENANAEeHqBHC1Ep

            “That’s a long shopping list.” I muttered. “Which grocery store are we taking it to?”copyright protection3PENANArDcfDc5FRX

            “You don’t happen to know anyone like that?” Adele asked Blind Justice.copyright protection3PENANAPiZ8VbWt2k

            “I do not find the gods. I determine if they are worthy. I protect and preserve justice.”copyright protection3PENANALHys7aaJbO

            “So you don’t know?” I asked.copyright protection3PENANA9CrlS4yXKq

            “But I will know when we find it.” Themis offered hopefully.copyright protection3PENANAVAIUJE6F89

            “Did our herculean task get even more…herculean?” I asked. “Why can’t being a god be easy?”copyright protection3PENANAZTQymXIwHT

            “If Hestia could find us by herself then the two of us should be able to do the same thing at least once.” Adele told me.copyright protection3PENANAkRwMcpRLmC

            “Ok Miss Wisdom, where should be start?” I asked.copyright protection3PENANAbicTdVyjAG

            “It’s highly unlikely we’ll find her in this hotel.” Adele muttered more to herself. “So we should leave.”copyright protection3PENANAtAAk8WhRsZ

            “And go where?” I asked.copyright protection3PENANAKNQhz3GrO3

            “A fireplace store.” Adele suggested. “Hestia liked hearths.”copyright protection3PENANA3ZlfTyasSL

            I looked to Themis, who shrugged. “Ok.” At least it was a start, not the best one, but a start nonetheless.copyright protection3PENANA8llJFuFXl8

            Believe it or not there were actually three fireplace stores in town. However, none of them would let Themis in, seeing as swords would scare off the customers. We tried to convince the last owner it was her walking stick but he threatened to call the cops, which Themis agreed was probably justified by then.copyright protection3PENANAW5VNnvQ3WE

            “Should we bother crossing town back to Fiesta Fireplace’s?” I asked. “We could just sneak in this time.”copyright protection3PENANA6ZErfyZq0R

            “I think giving up on this idea would be justified.” Themis muttered.copyright protection3PENANAb9dxSS1xPm

            “We can cross Greenville of the list, now to check every other city in America.” Adele said sitting down on a bench.copyright protection3PENANAFMsBzP6qS3

            “There has to be a better way to do this.” I muttered. Adele’s head sunk into her hands.copyright protection3PENANA5Z3JqiiqIi

            “I have no idea,” she shook her head, “I don’t know what to do. I can’t think of anything.”copyright protection3PENANAiTswqkosSe

            “Hey…we’ll figure this out. We just have to take a moment and look at it big picture or something..”copyright protection3PENANAOy1g9B5g1Y

            “Mail call.” I turned around to see Herman standing behind us.copyright protection3PENANAj6XmQoF9Pn

            “How’d you get here?” I demanded.copyright protection3PENANAr7hUDIe2a7

            “Messenger of the gods.” He said. “I have a message, more than one actually.”copyright protection3PENANAhYFifPTk5V

            “Well what is it? Is it Hestia?” Adele looked up.copyright protection3PENANAjp1gMSFr1u

            “No.” Herman shook his head. “Albany has gone missing, Olympus is under siege, and…”copyright protection3PENANAPtC7nfPCi0

            “Wait what?” I interrupted him.copyright protection3PENANAJzYoSedLyj

            “Olympus is under siege.” He repeated.copyright protection3PENANAGSJI9vBOXC

“By who?” I racked my brain. Who would attack Mount Olympus? Sure Blade had done it, and Kronos probably would have if it existed in the same timeline or whatever, but I doubt either of them were involved here.copyright protection3PENANAiN5UUtaJ5s

            “An army of beasts and monsters under the control of someone called the Huntress.” Herman explained.copyright protection3PENANAJP2IdUWrGv

            “The Huntress?” I asked. “I’ve never heard of her. Is she from the myths? Is she a Titan maybe like Kronos?”copyright protection3PENANAKnnu5wZHkX

            Herman shrugged. “Pan seemed to know who she was. But his chariot was shot down before he could tell us anything.”copyright protection3PENANAjDKpxESHoY

            “WHAT!” I shouted. “Shot down? Is he ok?”copyright protection3PENANAa7NdQ18MsO

            Herman bit his lip. “I can’t be sure. Pan and Paul were both in Selene’s chariot retreating from the Huntress, but Selene was killed causing the chariot to fall out of the sky. Pan and Paul both fell. We couldn’t see them under the clouds, they are missing in action…presumed dead.”copyright protection3PENANAidcGIhcIZx

            “Oh my gods.” I sank down next to Adele. “Paul too, and Selene? This Huntress is going to pay.”copyright protection3PENANAFiaqIH4Bps

            “So you’ll come back?” Herman asked. “We need all the help we can get. Gaia’s out of commission and Hector, Kara, and Thanatos are out searching for Albany. We are running out of gods.”copyright protection3PENANAzAAnNrpVeR

            “Of course I’m coming back.” I stood up. “I won’t let my city be burned down and my friends buried underneath.”copyright protection3PENANAKw5WcNepvd

            “I can’t.” Adele said softly.copyright protection3PENANAWbv7BdPGPe

            “Olympus needs all of us.” Herman said.copyright protection3PENANA9oPJMCbbyp

            “Exactly.” Adele looked him in the eyes. “We have to replace Hestia. We have to make sure Demi comes back. We have to solidify our numbers. Olympus is a fortress on top of a mountain, surely it can last a few more days without us.”copyright protection3PENANA3iV9e8Xtxt

            “Paul is dead.” Herman shouted. “Are you going to replace him too? Are you going to replace all of us? We may not be the originals, but that doesn’t mean we are expendable! I don’t want to die!”copyright protection3PENANAGuEcBgqqWf

            “Then abandon the city.” Adele said. “We have before. Go into hiding, flee, save yourself.”copyright protection3PENANAF5EuPq70CF

            “Let them win?” he asked shaking his head. “I knew those years of peace would come back to bite us. We aren’t ready for this. I don’t know what to do.”copyright protection3PENANApFYlPdtMG0

            “Listen Herman, you said someone called Huntress is attacking the city?” looking at Adele I could see her brain turning, and spinning. “Well we just met someone who called themselves the Scholar. I think they are related. I don’t know where they fit into the mythology, but that’s the thing. They have to fit in somewhere.”copyright protection3PENANAfnuUz6a0w7

            “What do you mean?” I asked.copyright protection3PENANAfccTH1kO2X

            “We’re ancient Greek gods. Everything about us is ancient. There are no new players. Think about it. Someone powerful enough to attack Mount Olympus can’t just be some demigod, or a random monster. They’d have to be quite powerful, and someone like that would have a few myths about them. Like Kronos. Whoever the Huntress and the Scholar are, they must have existed back in the days of ancient Greece. There has to be myths and stories about them. The Old Olympians had to have defeated or at least encountered them. If I can find the stories about these beings, I can learn how they were defeated the first time around…”copyright protection3PENANAurDtMsGgfn

            “…and we can beat them the same way now.” I finished her thought. “Babe you’re a genius.”copyright protection3PENANAgvKLpkRAko

            “Goddess of wisdom.” She shrugged.copyright protection3PENANAIAAUtiWO6Y

            “So what, you’re going to Google them? And that will fix this all?” Herman asked.copyright protection3PENANAMBqp4dRLt7

            “No, I’ve been researching gods and myths since I found out I was one.” Adele was still thinking. “I’m not sure Google has much more to offer.”copyright protection3PENANA9KCTw2enCy

            “You’ve read the whole internet?” Herman asked disbelievingly.copyright protection3PENANAMk8nfCFcrM

            “Luckily for you, I have an all access pass to Hestia’s personal library.” Adele said. “I’ll go there and do my research, Herman go back to Olympus and help hold the line there. Deon…you and Themis should keep trying to find Hestia, be it the old one or a new one. And see if you can get Demi to stick with you.”copyright protection3PENANAadnBDsOvdh

            “I thought you said she’d be safe with her friends?” I asked.copyright protection3PENANACm2egyguVT

            “That was before Olympus was under attack.” She countered.copyright protection3PENANA3Iec5uPKGg

            “So you want me to leave you alone so Demi won’t be alone?” I asked. “I know which way I’d have it.”copyright protection3PENANAwRuUs7mgCA

            “Deon we both know I can’t focus and study when you’re around. This isn’t leaving me alone to protect Demi, it’s leaving me alone to focus with the bonus of protecting Demi.”copyright protection3PENANAyeXAte9KI5

            I looked at her. “Ok.” I hugged her. “Be safe, the Scholar was there once before, she may come back.”copyright protection3PENANADMNSYSmOD3

            “I’m going back to Olympus.” Herman muttered. “Please don’t make out until I’m gone.”copyright protection3PENANA4aUz5mGsDj

            “You be safe.” Adele held me tightly. “Looks like things are getting hairy again, we can expect more trouble.”copyright protection3PENANA2cy0N1eWMX

            “Gods and Olympus never seem to stay safe.” I muttered.copyright protection3PENANA1pJOiIHFwl

            “Keeps life interesting.” Adele put her hand on my chest and met my eyes. I slid my hand over hers.copyright protection3PENANAIBvCaBZR3D

            “We’re immortal now, we have infinity for intrigue. I could do with a generation or two of boredom with you.” I told her.copyright protection3PENANAa5QJ6DKkAx

            Adele pecked me on the cheek. “We have to earn our pensions first. Retirement starts after all the hard work remember?”copyright protection3PENANAhCW1rfK8Uh

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