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Gods In Training: Generations
Writer TJ Nyx
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         “I do not understand. Why must you go to Olympus?” Calypso was asking as she cleared the table. “What is wrong?”copyright protection11PENANAKVzcMS2eqO

            “I do not know.” Thanatos admitted. “But in a way, that might be worse.”copyright protection11PENANA6EilMeuqZp

            She rested her hand on my shoulder. “The gods are on vacation. Why would they cancel that?”copyright protection11PENANAR0RwKYozsX

            “Something must have come up.” I told her. “It can’t be too serious or Kara would have come herself.” Calypso pursed her lips, but she didn’t press the issue anymore.copyright protection11PENANAScTspGlrUL

            “We should probably make our return soon.” Thanatos muttered standing up. “Regardless of the seriousness, the gods orders should be followed.”copyright protection11PENANAg1pzncNSDM

            “Very true.” I said. “I order you to give me a few minutes to say goodbye.” I couldn’t help but smirk as Thanatos nodded and headed back towards the beach. I stood up and walked over to Calypso. “I’m sorry I’m leaving.” I told her.copyright protection11PENANAiuM91x7p7A

            “It is not your choice, I know that. I understand that you must go.” She wouldn’t meet my eyes. I had a bad feeling about what was on her mind. After spending so much time with her, I had gotten to know Calypso’s mythology pretty well. Back in the day, when the Old Olympians ruled this island, it had been Calypso’s prison. But it hadn’t been solitary confinement. Over the years, the gods had sent Calypso several companions. But these were not gifts. They were curses. Calypso was being punished because her father had betrayed the gods in their war with the Titans. And so the gods decided that Calypso would fall in love with every man they sent her way, but the men would never be able to stay. In the end they would all leave her, heartbroken, alone, and still cursed.copyright protection11PENANAnZMhscXNDS

            I put my hands on her waist and kissed her. “I’m coming back.” Her eyes gazed into mine. I knew she trusted me, I knew she believed me, but there was part of her that still remembered this conversation from all the ones before me. She had been conditioned to know that goodbye was permanent.copyright protection11PENANAzUUZtibgaP

            She bit her lip. “I know.”copyright protection11PENANA2skPClnJLu

            “I love you.”copyright protection11PENANAk8u7pWjnJX

            She couldn’t help but smile. “I know.” I kissed her. “Go,” She gently pushed me away, “the gods are in need of you.”copyright protection11PENANAfiRahkssAC

            “It feels good to be wanted.” I muttered. And then I turned and headed after Thanatos.copyright protection11PENANAiD5CtHYRrJ

            “Are you ready?” he asked me holding out his hand.copyright protection11PENANAlLSPSiLbFu

            I gave Calypso one last smile and wave. “Yes.”copyright protection11PENANA8VNZ54kyxV

            “Close your mouth.” Thanatos warned. I did, and the shadows wrapped around me.copyright protection11PENANAaPzfs3WqUo

            Light returned to the world, and I saw we were in a field. “Oh, this isn’t a good memory.” We were standing in the field that had held the battle I had waged against the gods.copyright protection11PENANAaf9251kRd0

            “I am sorry, but Lady Hera had blocked all teleportation directly to Olympus in the wake of recent events.” Thanatos explained.copyright protection11PENANAmlW9l1dGzK

            I was starting to worry. If Kara was this worried…maybe something major was going on. I couldn’t help but feel some dread, remembering the last time we had faced a crisis. I had died, like twice. “We’re not walking up the mountain are we?”copyright protection11PENANABKAb02eXs8

            “We could just ride with them.” Thanatos pointed. A limo was pulling out of the woods.copyright protection11PENANAlCouFtw0lJ

            “There’s no road that way.” I said. “How did they…”copyright protection11PENANA0H5WQrY37y

            “God power.”copyright protection11PENANAOJjoUjq8gT

            “I guess.” I shook my head. “Let’s go see who it is.” We met the limo at the base of the mountain and two women got out.copyright protection11PENANAhCwF6c9Dcu

            “Love goddess.” I said. “And Gaia. Nice to see you guys again.”copyright protection11PENANAmdbs91T851

            “Death Breath and Shadow Man.” Gaia said smiling. “Ayyyyy what’s happening.”copyright protection11PENANAHTK0iFjJOA

            “Hello Blade.” Albany came over and hugged me lightly. “Do you know why Kara summoned us?”copyright protection11PENANAD5c9LjmUXy

            “No idea.” I admitted. “I just hope its not Kronos.” She twitched suddenly, but I couldn’t have been sure. “Do you mind giving us a lift up the mountain?” I pointed to the limo.copyright protection11PENANApjLBMVDG4I

            “Oh no, Baxter isn’t allowed on the mountain. He’s human.” Albany explained. “But you are welcome to ride Gaia’s boulder with me.copyright protection11PENANAHLCsLU75EW

            “Boulder?” I asked. Gaia punched the ground, and a large section of earth underneath her ripped out of the ground and slid up the mountain several feet.copyright protection11PENANAGh1TrNdNIa

            “I prefer the term earth elevator.” The Titaness muttered. “Hop on gods.” Gaia grinned as we joined her atop the boulder, when we were safely on she grunted and started lifting us upwards. Halfway up Pegasus, the winged horse, swooped by with his rider Bellerophon checking to make sure we weren’t intruders. Realizing who we were he saluted and rose back into the clouds.copyright protection11PENANAl7u7Jg3mW7

            “Thank you Gaia.” Albany said once we reached the top.copyright protection11PENANA5DSH6ECeJg

            “Halt, what is your business here?” a man who was probably the example used in dictionaries to define steroids. The bulging, zero percent fat, perfection that was named Hercules demanded to know when we stepped foot on New Olympus.copyright protection11PENANAapybiZZvMH

            “Shut up.” I said.copyright protection11PENANAG8PagyqjUm

            “I should probably put this back.” Gaia muttered looking at her boulder. “I’ll catch up with you guys later.”copyright protection11PENANAqZ0jH7XklG

            “I too will leave you here.” Thanatos bowed to me and nodded to Albany.copyright protection11PENANABv69Hp8GVV

            “Where are you going?” I asked confused.copyright protection11PENANAnB3cLjLbDF

            “He’s going to see Nyx.” Albany explained. “You two are dating again, are you not?”copyright protection11PENANAy3FznnGkH1

            Thanatos looked at her and said. “Lady Aphrodite, you spill all of my secrets.” I could tell he was a little annoyed with her.copyright protection11PENANA1iw7rdwzUr

            “Night and Death.” I said smiling. “Good for you buddy.”copyright protection11PENANAuh2yuOSfZv

            “Thank you Lord Hades.” He bowed to me again, and then melted into shadow.copyright protection11PENANAVyzB8WYOgF

            “If you’re not going to halt, shouldn’t you be moving somewhere…else?” Hercules asked eyeing us. Making a face at him the love goddess and I started towards the throne room.copyright protection11PENANAQhXmppAVYu

            “So Nyx and Thanatos,” I said, “didn’t see that coming.”copyright protection11PENANAntMq2geUwe

            “You should have.” She told me. “Everyone else did.”copyright protection11PENANApsMZ3UV2Jc

            “You can like sense it though, right? So that’s not really fair.” I complained.copyright protection11PENANAHzuFWT4xO3

            “Speaking of that how are you can Calypso?” she asked, pushing on.copyright protection11PENANA1cxNCz4RuB

            “Do you already know or are you actually wanting to find out?” I asked.copyright protection11PENANA5U4ST8NOaw

            Albany looked at me and said. “Now I remember why it was so hard to get along with you in the beginning.”copyright protection11PENANA1S6vx2oCzd

            “We’re doing good. I’m happy, I hope she’s happy, and its gonna be four years in a couple of months.” I said. “Oh and she’s pregnant.”copyright protection11PENANAGBpdp2NuTh

            “WHAT?” Albany stopped in her tracks.copyright protection11PENANA6ZbaR4iFTt

            “I’m kidding.” I laughed seeing her reaction. “I was just trying to see the scope of your powers. You know, preparing for my third invasion of Olympus.”copyright protection11PENANAcVliqTlPwV

            “That’s not funny.” Albany said frowning at me. “Neither of those things is funny.”copyright protection11PENANA2cxsqWvdrp

            “I was just trying to lighten the mood.” I said.copyright protection11PENANAvxoGHgL0WF

            “Third invasion?” Albany looked at me confused. “You only invaded once.”copyright protection11PENANAt8AOq1IMQe

            I was a little embarrassed. This topic had come up several times since we had gotten some peace and quiet, usually when Eric tried to beat me up. Most of the other gods knew I didn’t like to talk about it, most of them knew I was different now and that I had made mistakes in the beginning. But even now I was filled with regret and shame when this topic came up. “Well I only ever got on this far once.” I explained. “The second time was a plan of past Hades that, thankfully didn’t work. But I still count it, because it was my fault.”copyright protection11PENANAHTqemQbS4C

            “What was it?” Albany asked.copyright protection11PENANAhz9GgRX2ST

            Kronos. I said in my head. But I remembered seeing her react the first time I said his name. I wondered, Albany was the one that went back in time to stop Kronos, maybe she’s not quite over it. I decided to let it be. “Oh some stupid plan about zombie’s destroying the world.”copyright protection11PENANAHl1iaskSeb

            “You could make a zombie apocalypse?” Albany asked.copyright protection11PENANA6W4xbromjs

            I hadn’t expected this to interest her so much. “Uhh…only in theory. It didn’t work at all like we planned.”copyright protection11PENANAYB28ii0glS

            “Hmm…” She nodded, her face scrunched in thought. “Well I’m glad the zombies are on our side now.”copyright protection11PENANA92ebloEFhT

            “Oh, they aren’t.” I jested. “I am, but the zombies are still planning that invasion somewhere out there. One day soon…mark my words.” I forced myself to laugh.copyright protection11PENANAQoQVV1njnH

            “Could that be why Kara summoned us?” Albany asked me gently punching my shoulder.copyright protection11PENANALmiNvB6wRr

            “If it is, then New Olympus is already lost. You can’t beat the dead.”copyright protection11PENANAo1uDdQ1Swj

            “We beat you.” She pointed out, still in jest, but this time I didn’t take it that way. It had been intended as an offhand comment. A little joke at my expense, but it was still a very sensitive subject. I couldn’t help but feel guilty. I guess my true feelings were showing on my face because Albany quickly added. “But that’s all long gone now. Things are different now…better.” I nodded and a forced myself to smile. I wasn’t mad at Albany, or any of the others. This was my guilt and shame. I’m glad to remember it, I’m glad to be reminded. That ensures it will never happen again. These thoughts and feelings will keep be honest. The silence had grown an uncomfortable length, then it got worse. “What was it like?”copyright protection11PENANALmHBiCCGV0

            “The zombies?”copyright protection11PENANAnHnGvShCo9

            “No, going to war with us.” This conversation was just really digging into all my sins.copyright protection11PENANA3NayqoosgU

            “Not something I’m ever going to do again.” I muttered.copyright protection11PENANAL1hsDA4gg0

            “No!” Albany stopped looking horrified. “I didn’t mean to question your loyalty or anything. I just meant…what was it like to be alone. To have everyone against you?”copyright protection11PENANAgDHDkdwBPU

            Now I was the one getting intrigued. Why would Albany ask a question like that? What was going on in her head? “I was never alone. Thanatos was always by my side. And Persephone and Cerberus were good company too. Plus there were the others that supported me, and then I had you guys when I finally saw the light.”copyright protection11PENANALTHWr7kQAA

            “Oh.” Albany nodded. “That makes sense, I just thought…I guess I didn’t think of it like that. To us, it was only ever you. I just assumed you were alone down there…in Hell.”copyright protection11PENANAKlC2OfCTwT

            “I thought I was.” I admitted. “That’s what made me want to do what I did. But it wasn’t true. And when I realized that I wasn’t actually truly alone, I changed.” I was worried about Albany she was acting strangely. This topic was not something freely discussed, and never asked about. “None of us are alone anymore. There will always be twelve others who will do anything for you.”copyright protection11PENANATMxBqROWtE

            “Eleven.” She corrected me. “I would never ask Zack for help.”copyright protection11PENANAQexyaYGuPg

            “No twelve.” I insisted. “Just because you will never ask doesn’t mean he will never say yes.” I was being nice here, Zack probably wouldn’t help anyone, except maybe Eric, and only then it would be to help him kill something. You see, Zack wasn’t too happy with the rest of us. We took away his speaking privileges at meetings and New Olympus only had a queen now, which he was still sour over. But I think he was coming around to it. I suspect he, like me, feels some regrets from our early godly days. But I can’t ever be certain with him.copyright protection11PENANA5zCHCqXejt

            “Hurry up!” looking up I saw Herman and Hector standing on the steps to the throne room. The curtain had been drawn which struck me as odd. “You two are late.”copyright protection11PENANA8cgFOGwDC0

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