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Mythology
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Gods In Training: Generations
Writer TJ Nyx
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Chapter 3 Albany
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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            She was sitting on the edge of her seat. Smiling but still trying to hide it. She didn’t want him to know how long she had waited for this day. He muttered something and she blushed. Probably a well-deserved compliment, she had woken up before the sun to make sure she would be perfect for this date.copyright protection6PENANAuk3a4kjsh6

            She was a cute girl. And she was head over heels for him. He was handsome, objectively speaking. But that wasn’t why I was sitting two tables away watching them. His attraction had started after being lab partners for two months. In that time he had noticed her thousands of times. Checked her out a few and been lost in her eyes once. Speaking as the love goddess, that one second, one snapshot of time in which he saw only her. They looked at each other and he forgot there was a world. That is when I noticed these two. That is when my seeds sprouted in two more hearts.copyright protection6PENANAaqor1oi7j2

            Young love is my favorite. It is so passionate, so strong, and so innocent. The world hasn’t yet taught them to protect themselves from love. The people in this earth haven’t yet corrupted them. They are stupid. They know nothing. Except that it’s easier to smile when you’re with her. Except that he is the only one you feel that way about. Except that she is the first thing you wake up thinking about, and the thing that keeps you awake at night. Except that he is what comes to mind when you think of tomorrow, and the days that will follow.copyright protection6PENANALxEH8su2XP

            I see all kinds of love. Affection, lust, jealousy, and compassion. I feel it, all of it. From each heart that can still beat. I have sifted through my collection. Studied and compared. I can’t find true love. Inside myself I knew it was never there. But I fool myself. That’s the only way I can still feel good about whom I have become, and who I was. Young love is the trick question I intentionally fall for.copyright protection6PENANAPsaTCeeVHw

            “And what is this?” I looked up and saw there was another sitting at my table. The woman was blonde, with three green streaks separating the long flowing locks into segments. She looked the same as she had the first day I had met her.copyright protection6PENANA2SWqjXPC59

            “I look older than you now.” I noticed.copyright protection6PENANAEQHjyPL3SJ

            “Curse of an immortal.” She explained. “Don’t worry your growing days are done now, once you mature it’s over. Nada, no more change. We are damned to young and beautiful forever…oh woe to us.”copyright protection6PENANASIb2BNhQJZ

            “Gaia it’s good to see you.” I embraced her. “It’s been too long.” I sat back and examined the earth goddess, or rather Titaness. I truly was glad to see her.copyright protection6PENANAmLRicbg2Nm

            “What are we watching?” Gaia indicated the young couple.copyright protection6PENANAcscTMLJxOB

            “It’s nothing.” I said. “Sometimes I just like to watch my work.”copyright protection6PENANAhHksKWg2MZ

            “You’re not the kind of love goddess to interfere.” Gaia looked surprised. “There must be another reason.”copyright protection6PENANA18LTrY5H0T

            I smiled. “I like to watch people fall in love.” I looked over at them again. “It’s so simple. So easy. So fast. Especially when you compare it to the other end.”copyright protection6PENANA4cmg582PFR

            “You call this fast?” Gaia pointed at them. “He’s awkwardly trying to keep the conversation alive, and she is practically frozen by Kronos.” I winced at that name. It was subtle, but noticeable. “…I didn’t mean…let’s speed things up a little shall we?” Gaia was watching me carefully. “HEY YOU! JUST KISS HER ALREADY!” Gaia stood up and screamed at the kids. The boy looked scared out of his mind. The girl was changing to a deep maroon color. Neither could look at each other, but then it happened. I could see his mind realize, the only way to end the awkward was to lean it. He darted over and kissed her. She froze, only to rally forth and meet his retreating mouth above the small candle in the middle of their table. The flickering light seemed to grow stronger as the seeds bloomed in both hearts.copyright protection6PENANAqXyLpjHGlt

            “You shouldn’t have done that.” I muttered. “They were going to have two more dates before the first kiss.”copyright protection6PENANAGmCrg4plMq

            “Well now they can get to the fun stuff faster.” Gaia said brusquely. I frowned at her. “Just saying love shines bright and burns out fast. You know that, I’m trying to save them time.”copyright protection6PENANAeQCA7II9xo

            “No, you tried to change the subject. And you messed with their lives to do it.” I said standing up.copyright protection6PENANA0YmzKLSrsd

            “Are you mad? I didn’t mean to mention it.” Gaia stood up and blocked me from moving. “Albany I’m sorry.”copyright protection6PENANAV8AyzQCZco

            “I’m not mad at what you said.” I told her. “I do not need help remembering. My brain does more than a good enough job. I’m mad at what you did. I do not interfere in love because I believe it should be uncontrolled, random. Like the weather, you should not try to shape it.”copyright protection6PENANApre21lLKvj

            “Why are we talking about the weather?” Gaia said loudly.copyright protection6PENANA9whv51hYtJ

            “It was nice to see you Gaia.” I said walking past her. “I do wish to catch up sometime, but right now there’s a wedding that I want to see.”copyright protection6PENANAcpRNXrEzqQ

            “Zeus screw it!” Gaia exclaimed. “I never was good at this recruiting thing.”copyright protection6PENANAYPhcSjyD44

            I froze. “Recruiting?”copyright protection6PENANAWeAeJGg1FK

            “Do you want a job?” Gaia asked half smiling.copyright protection6PENANALR9CE64jFu

            “Gaia?” I turned around and walked towards her. “You didn’t come to talk did you?”copyright protection6PENANA9EkrRcKpQP

            “You didn’t answer my question.” Gaia said.copyright protection6PENANAuN341NLiOq

            “You remember last time, we both know how this works.” I reminded her.copyright protection6PENANA2zibcXhggX

            “I’m much better now, I’ve done it a few times.” Gaia explained.copyright protection6PENANALpB5RsiCS9

            “You are going to tell me what is going on. And then I’ll ‘commit’ or whichever verb Hestia is making you use this time.” I said calmly.copyright protection6PENANArmWurXicg7

            “Hestia is not calling the shots this time around. And you don’t have a choice. This is an order from the Queen. You’re being summoned missy.” Gaia explained.copyright protection6PENANADiGVtTSLa8

            “Kara?” I asked. “Gaia what happened?”copyright protection6PENANAJVyl1pOk1G

            “Let’s just say, all the rest of your little buddies have been suddenly recalled by the Queen for an emergency council. What does that remind you of?”copyright protection6PENANAts3pXvnfID

            My mind was racing. Greek mythology, my reality, filled my thoughts. I ran through all the names and stories I knew. Which villains or monster could be causing this emergency? What could have happened that would make Kara act this way? Kronos, Kronos was bad enough, evil enough, dangerous enough. But no…he was dead…he had to be dead. My heart started racing, and it wasn’t from the anticipation of watching two people fall in love. It had to be someone else, anything else. It couldn’t be Kronos…please. But who was worse than Kronos? He was about as bad as they came. Evil king of the Titans who ruled the earth before the gods. Not a fun guy, but we had defeated him a couple of years ago. Saved the world, kissed the girl, and let that large lady bellow. At least I thought we had.copyright protection6PENANAmlV3hpX9b7

            “We should probably get going then.” I didn’t want to waste any time.copyright protection6PENANAiU3Qf4f4ph

            “Can I get a ride?” Gaia asked. “For old times sake?” I couldn’t help but smile.copyright protection6PENANAKSKOhHjFX2

            I pulled out my phone “Baxter?” I said when I heard him pick up. “Would you mind coming to pick me and a friend up?”copyright protection6PENANAiknenEElOP

            “Very good Miss Albany.”copyright protection6PENANAs6KwX0Ad40

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