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Gods In Training: Generations
Writer TJ Nyx
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Chapter 7 Artemisia
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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            “What happened to the fire?” Albany asked. Her and Blade had just walked in, meaning the meeting would be ready to start.copyright protection4PENANAcvYMFM5JAp

            “Sit down and you might just find out.” Eric said glaring at her. Such anger, much mean.copyright protection4PENANAWGzxT1CWiu

            I looked to Paul in the throne next to mine. “What do you think?” Kara hadn’t said a word since we got here, just that Deon, Demi, and Adele wouldn’t be joining us and that she would explain everything else later.copyright protection4PENANArXaNtb5hWz

            “I don’t know. The hearth has never not been lit.” He said. “For as long as I can remember.”copyright protection4PENANA5843VJQ1tq

            “Weird right?” I asked. “Wonder what it means.”copyright protection4PENANArp61W02zXl

            “Bet you dinner it has to do with the couple and the kid missing out today.” Paul told me.copyright protection4PENANA3oidbMph3m

            “Can’t be that simple.” I shook my head.copyright protection4PENANAQ9uVdqF3r8

            “Well we are all here now.” Kara stood and walked to the center of the room, stopping short of the empty hearth.copyright protection4PENANAtTyAUvBX4y

            “Three aren’t.” someone pointed out.copyright protection4PENANAi7XBl9nKqr

            “Four…actually.” Kara corrected them. There were whispers and murmurs. Four? I could see the others looking around, trying to see who else was missing. “As you can see, the home hearth has burned out.” Kara pointed to the empty pit, and once again we all looked at it. “Hestia was the goddess of the home and the hearth. It was her duty to tend this fire pit and ensure that it burned forever.”copyright protection4PENANA7hABcN2RQu

            Well Hestia was doing a crappy job I thought to myself.copyright protection4PENANAZknyUi3wg7

            “This hearth has been cold for two days.” Kara told us. “Hestia has not been seen in three.”copyright protection4PENANA4yf2aAbxlC

            “What do you mean hasn’t been seen?” Blade asked. “The council was on hiatus. I haven’t seen most of you for at least a couple of months.”copyright protection4PENANAZsTz46n6Xd

            “Throughout the hiatus Hestia had always been at my side, helping me to keep the ship righted while you were all away. Until she disappeared, we saw and worked with each other everyday.”copyright protection4PENANABXyYvthzZx

            “So what you’re saying is she’s missing and you’re sure of it?” Paul asked.copyright protection4PENANAH36W6gxiOT

            “Yes.” Kara nodded. “Deon, Adele, and Demeter are already out looking for her. When they found out she was missing, they left almost instantly to look for her. She first brought them here, she practically raised Demi, and Deon and Adele were very close to her as well. If she is to be found, they will see to it.”copyright protection4PENANAUNlOmqUKxS

            “I don’t like that if.” Albany observed.copyright protection4PENANAX8Pw7lZpVY

            “You don’t think we’ll find her?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAWC13z8j6q7

            Kara bit her lip. “There is a possibility that she left.”copyright protection4PENANA0kVl9iM32k

            “More than a possibility, hun. She clearly ain’t here.” Eric scoffed.copyright protection4PENANAV0sLwA6vZ2

            “The Old Olympians left, leaving us to replace them. Perhaps Hestia has done the same.” Kara clarified. There was dead silence.copyright protection4PENANAtWEvZeDjk3

            “You mean to say, we have to replace her now?” Herman asked.copyright protection4PENANArkomGxEtBG

            “Hestia wouldn’t just leave us, and especially not without warning us first.” Hector said not sounding very confident in his words.copyright protection4PENANANwHghdQoIQ

            “Yeah, what happened to putting in your two weeks?” Sid exclaimed.copyright protection4PENANArbN5HMjk6E

            Kara raised her hands for quiet. “By all accounts, the Old Olympians up and vanished too. Remember, the other gods were left to scramble to replace them. Maybe it just happens. Maybe Hestia didn’t plan it, maybe it was just her time.”copyright protection4PENANAoxZNTGlx9W

            “She isn’t dead.” I said. “Don’t make it sound like she’s dead.”copyright protection4PENANAeXsVdK949R

            “I don’t know what you want her to say. Hestia not here, sounds like she’s as good as dead now.” Eric was chewing one of his fingernails.copyright protection4PENANAVA3IGLv05B

            “Shut up.” I told him.copyright protection4PENANAFu8Eh1lCzv

            “You wanna go goddess?”copyright protection4PENANAzOs2KGMTKW

            “Enough.” Kara said. “This is helping no one.”copyright protection4PENANALGxPoeATeG

            “So…what should we do?” Blade asked. “If Kara’s right, and Hestia…moved somewhere else…should we find a new god to replace her?”copyright protection4PENANAvUaDysFU5f

            “I think we should try everything to learn what happened first.” Paul said. “Maybe she fell down some stairs and is in a coma right now in some dark alley. You said it yourself.” He pointed to Kara. “We don’t know what happened.”copyright protection4PENANApE4SGOztIk

            “I think it would be smart, to go looking for Hestia. Exhaust every lead and trace of her we have. But at the same time, look into how one would go about finding a replacement goddess for the home and hearth.” Blade said slowly and calmly.copyright protection4PENANAqu0YjpcUjr

            “Those three are already out there searching.” Paul reminded him.copyright protection4PENANAAOlLsUe7Oj

            “It couldn’t hurt to have some more of us out there looking.” Blade said. “Maybe go on a rounds of some of the minor gods. See if anyone has seen her.”copyright protection4PENANAneYr7FfG8Y

            “Good idea.” Kara nodded. “Any volunteers?”copyright protection4PENANA0zs1xMqJGJ

            “I got this.” Sid raised his hand.copyright protection4PENANAahxw2Zqh7e

            “Anyone else?” Kara tried to not see his hand.copyright protection4PENANAAutzVBebhn

            “Might as well.” Eric joined in. “Nothing to do up here, might get to kill something.copyright protection4PENANAaiWCktpKd6

            “Please anyone else.” Without a word Zack raised his hand. “Ok. Looks like it going to be Blade leading you three.”copyright protection4PENANAton1Uq1kH9

            “I didn’t volunteer.” Blade said quickly.copyright protection4PENANAziD3RzE5LV

            “It was your idea.” Kara said. “You should go.”copyright protection4PENANAtVepyyTXj6

            “Besides we need someone competent along.” Albany muttered. “And not a bloodthirsty psycho.” Eric and Zack frowned at her. Sid was just pumped to have plans it looked like.copyright protection4PENANA3NvrOpRQKz

            “Paul, Artemisia.” I looked up as my name was called. “I need you two to make sure no one else disappears. Work with Bellerophon, Hercules, and the guards.”copyright protection4PENANAZjRDmIc1OX

            “Yes ma’am.” Paul saluted.copyright protection4PENANAXhTbHrKAp3

            “Just to be safe.” Kara said looking at us. “Herman.”copyright protection4PENANAHtQcUFCMvm

            “Yes.”copyright protection4PENANAlvGc82Vl4J

            “Messenger god. You will be carrying communication between the two search parties and myself.” Kara ordered. Wow, I thought, she was really becoming our queen.copyright protection4PENANAj10cdHEXi3

            “Can’t we just text each other?” Herman complained.copyright protection4PENANA1ZxRcrxOe3

            “Cell reception isn’t so good in the mythical home of the gods.” Hector reminded him.copyright protection4PENANAazyQMHTH2X

            “Can someone get on that?” Herman asked.copyright protection4PENANArlZryc9c9r

            “Good that’s settled.” Kara nodded. “Albany and Hector, you two should do a final sweep of New Olympus, check Hestia’s house, talk to her friends, just make sure she’s not in a coma in some dark alley. Everyone understand?” We all nodded that we did. “Good. Council is adjourned.”copyright protection4PENANAgarN2DeAst

            We all got up and filed out through the slit in the curtain. I probably shouldn’t be feeling this way, with everything involving Hestia, but I was kind of proud of how smoothly that went. Only a couple of fights almost broke out and very little of the meeting was off topic. Kara was whipping us into shape, even after the hiatus she was working with no rust. Back in the day those meetings had been more screaming than deciding anything.copyright protection4PENANADC3btPSnxV

            “Guard duty huh?” Paul said appearing at my side.copyright protection4PENANAlYgkqOwz1G

            “Looks like it.” I said. “We always get the easy jobs.”copyright protection4PENANA1hRs4U6juy

            “What did you think about all that?” He asked.copyright protection4PENANAM7bPjEFc2d

            “I thought it went pretty good all things considered. Ever since Zack wasn’t allowed to talk things are starting to go smoothly in those meetings.copyright protection4PENANA7nboIBcebd

            “Not the meeting you idiot! Hestia disappearing!” Paul knocked me up the side of the head.copyright protection4PENANAVcuMFzGLSb

            “Oh yeah.” I said rubbing my temple, it felt swollen already. “It’s weird.”copyright protection4PENANAkEivuCaaOc

            “No really?” Paul tried to hit me again. “Course it’s weird! I have a feeling things are gonna start getting interesting again.”copyright protection4PENANAnVAzjibwxm

            “Gods not again.” I muttered. “Last time around I died.”copyright protection4PENANAKszfffOW0G

            “Don’t remind me.” Paul said looking at me, as if to remind himself I was still alive and here.copyright protection4PENANA7klqQP200Q

            “You don’t think it’s Kronos do you?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAcnMMW547CC

            “How would it be Kronos?” Paul said.copyright protection4PENANAum44Cjjqgj

            “I don’t know. Maybe he kidnapped Hestia and is torturing her to find out our weaknesses.” I suggested.copyright protection4PENANA6nEsNuhPvi

            “He already knows our weakness.” Paul said rolling her eyes. “If this was Kronos he wouldn’t bother kidnapping us, there would just be another blinding light and two big booms and then we’d never have even existed.”copyright protection4PENANAGHFsuCyzKa

            “So you don’t think it’s Kronos?” I said.copyright protection4PENANAbexgj9ACAQ

            “Didn’t Albany kill him? Paul said.copyright protection4PENANAWGdB815qRB

            “Didn’t he kill me?” I countered. “Death means nothing to a god. Blade’s died like four times already.”copyright protection4PENANAIxioZN1ymL

            “Touché.” Paul muttered. “But its still not Kronos.” He stood firm on his position.copyright protection4PENANAJy0gOjqoW0

            “You can’t know that for sure.” I pointed out.copyright protection4PENANAeSHstQuzhl

            “I’m the smarter twin.” Paul said. “You’re the one who is never sure of anything.”copyright protection4PENANAa0TtpTgqrD

            “You finally admitted we’re twins.” I said.copyright protection4PENANAcabdrZwRot

            “I still came out first.” He said.copyright protection4PENANASDlA6OqAoI

            “Eww that’s gross!” I made a face.copyright protection4PENANAWyIQ17Jhya

            “Gods you’re such a child.” Paul said. “Childbirth is literally the most natural thing people do, get over it.”copyright protection4PENANAUKk6XL5uDu

            “Doesn’t mean we have to talk about it.” I said.copyright protection4PENANAYw7j6d8xOw

            “Fine.” Paul shook his head at me again.copyright protection4PENANAfL4YB66knF

            “Excuse me, I’m a goddess.” I reminded him. “So watch that tone brother.”copyright protection4PENANAvipQpnCvSf

            “Birth canal.”copyright protection4PENANAZQM6aSkiq9

            “Stop it.”copyright protection4PENANAOFUTEwZLRn

            “Child.”copyright protection4PENANAqmFPc5dOA6

            “I’m not a child, I just don’t see the need to bring that stuff into a casual conversation.” I said firmly.copyright protection4PENANA4zXRG7J0qa

            “That’s not what makes you a child.” He smirked at me in a manner I didn’t like. “You’re a child because…you’re younger than me.”copyright protection4PENANAafP58uB7fs

            I sighed. “We should go talk to Chiron.” I said thinking of the centaur. “He’s the captain of the guard now right?copyright protection4PENANAvFPav2fJQQ

“Yeah good idea. By the way, you owe me dinner.” Paul reminded me.copyright protection4PENANAPVpNM5Vw6l

            “Why?”copyright protection4PENANAGgAwmJ1XRg

            “The bet. I bet it involved Deon, Demi, and Adele being gone remember?” Paul explained. “I was right, they were out looking for Hestia since she is gone.”copyright protection4PENANAqmWfxrhNb8

            “That doesn’t count.” I complained. “It’s Hestia not them.”copyright protection4PENANAD142OR8Jne

            “The bet was that they were involved and they were!” Paul sang it in an annoyingly off key tune. He started skipping ahead and jumping off of pillars. “You owe me dinner, you owe me dinner.”copyright protection4PENANA54vGBRqCPh

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