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Gods In Training: Generations
Writer TJ Nyx
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Chapter 8 Albany
TJ Nyx
Jun 11, 2018
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            Hector and I had agreed to wait until tomorrow to start our job. He wanted to finish something he had been working on, and I just wasn’t in the mood.copyright protection4PENANASp43e4JzdE

            My walk to the throne room with Blade had been weird for me. Some feelings came up that I hadn’t even known I was feeling. It was almost as if someone had hit a switch in my brain, causing a flood of feelings and emotions that shouldn’t have been there. I had felt lonely, and scared, and I didn’t know why.copyright protection4PENANAvWP0JC411V

            Well I had an idea of where the fear had come from. It had been four years since I went back to save Zeus at his birth. Four years since I fought Kronos at the dawn of time. But I every time I forgot, every time I moved on, he visited me in my dreams. And it sent me right back. It was a viscous cycle, one I refused to let the others know about. For them, Kronos didn’t exist anymore. He was just a faint memory of times long gone and things long forgotten.  At times it seemed like I was the only one who remembered he had nearly wiped us out. Sometimes it seemed like I was the only one that lived through it.copyright protection4PENANAriEjXTXDvN

            It was frustrating at times. I couldn’t understand how they would say his name so calmly. Or the ones that he had killed would act as if nothing had ever happened. I don’t know why I thought that way either. And that’s what scared me. I know I should have let it go a long time ago, I can see that I’m anchoring myself to my worst memory and it’s hurting me. But I can’t seem to change it, it’s almost like it’s out of my hands. And all of this made me feel isolated in the throne room. As Blade had said, twelve of my closest friends surrounded me, but I felt as it Kronos was the only one that saw me. But let’s try to push him out of my mind.copyright protection4PENANA7nccqqga0u

            It felt good to be back on New Olympus. During the hiatus, I had tried to see as much of the world as I could, but nothing compared to where I was going now. As nimble as the first time I had done it, I climbed to the roof of the shrine to Aphrodite, my shrine. I laid back onto the roof and looked up at the stars. It must have been some kind of magic because they were visible all the time, day or night, rain or shine. But they were at their best, in my opinion, on a clear night. Which hopefully was what I was in store for this time the moon came out.copyright protection4PENANAOwqEwagBbh

            I watched the sunset, before closing my eyes and letting Helios’ last warmth soak into me. In the growing dark, my dots really started to pop, welcoming me back to my perch where I could watch over them.copyright protection4PENANAwDzbWw4T9A

            “Which one is your favorite?” I turned to see Kara standing across the street looking up.copyright protection4PENANAHhXUtokKzl

            “I’ve always liked the big dipper.” I said. “But honestly, that’s because it’s the only constellation I remember.”copyright protection4PENANAeoRE2oOiZ0

            Kara nodded and looked down at me. “I know Orion’s Belt.” She said. “It’s supposed to be three bright stars in a line, but I can’t really find it tonight.”copyright protection4PENANAzvD9GAFLuP

            “Come on up.” I patted the ground next to me. “View’s better from up here.” Kara smiled and joined me. “Three stars in a row?”copyright protection4PENANAlb7j5AIqlh

            “Yeah,” she said looking upwards again, “big bright ones.” The two of us didn’t talk as we searched the heavens.copyright protection4PENANALAFDeH13Z0

            “Is that it?” I asked pointing. Kara followed my finger with her eyes.copyright protection4PENANA4zwHIdioZM

            “Yeah I think so. Good eye.” She said. “If only finding Hestia would be that easy.”copyright protection4PENANAdkXkE3Vmth

            There would be other nights to look at the stars, I internally sighed. “Are you worried?”copyright protection4PENANADfRjS61T91

            Kara was fixated on Orion’s Belt for a while thinking. “Is it bad…if I’m more worried about what her disappearance means, than I am about her actually being gone?”copyright protection4PENANAUeAqViEeHD

            “No.” I said. “I don’t think so.” I looked at her. “You are Queen of the gods. Queen of everything we can see from up here, except the stars.  Your job is to worry about the big picture. Hestia is one person. You are in charge of us all. I would say it is bad if you cared more for her than the rest as a whole.”copyright protection4PENANA0UXYfC1aYu

            “You really think so?” she asked. This is why I didn’t tell the others about my problems, because they needed me to help with theirs more than I needed help with mine.copyright protection4PENANArCKjVCpWvz

            “I do.” I said. “You’ve become a good Queen my Lady Hera. Much, much improved from when you first arrived.”copyright protection4PENANAXqNyQJRvXy

            Kara scoffed. “I don’t even want to talk about those days.”copyright protection4PENANA8Xs6VIIWTG

            “You were soooo in love with him, I didn’t even need my powers to sense it.” I said playfully.copyright protection4PENANArkjbEeO3bk

            Kara hid her face in her hands. “Gods…I don’t know how I ever was. That was a train wreck.”copyright protection4PENANAC9KpHB8y65

            “He was a train wreck.” I agreed.copyright protection4PENANA7f3AlYi4Vb

            “And I wasn’t in love.” She tried to say. “I would say more of an extreme crush.”copyright protection4PENANALnw4zajndv

            “Crushes are love.” I reminded her. “At least in my book, and my book is kind of the only book on the subject.”copyright protection4PENANAIPEsfm4nVa

            “Well love or not, I’m over that.” Kara said. “And good riddance.” I laughed and shook my head at her. “What about you love goddess? Any crushes you regret, huh?”copyright protection4PENANAt2pxCLwUQr

            My smile went away. “No, I can honestly say I never crushed on any of them.”copyright protection4PENANA5BPBGpMZNZ

            “Well you’re lucky.” She said. Was I though? My godly powers let me feel the love in everyone else’s heart. I also could feel that no one loved me. My fellow gods cared for me, and I had always known that Baxter had held a special place in his heart for me. But when I felt Adele’s bliss when she saw Deon, how Calypso’s body went numb when she kissed Blade, or even how Nyx and Death were happy only when they were together. I realized I had nothing to match that. Nothing in my life even held a candle to anything those couples had.copyright protection4PENANAvvP9X4v1sq

            I shook my head. Where had that come from?copyright protection4PENANAcVtCs5oYZe

            “Are you ok?” Kara was looking at me strangely.copyright protection4PENANAq5QgHwFtws

            “What happened?” I asked.copyright protection4PENANAt1XiaVmGXO

            “You zoned out.” Kara looked worried. I realized my face was wet. Tears, there were tears on my face. Had I been crying? “Albany?”copyright protection4PENANA7aKAMdFacF

            “I’m sorry.” I slid off the roof and jumped down. “I’ve forgotten something.” I ran away.copyright protection4PENANApCLfStLyWh

            “ALBANY!” Kara called after me. I ran, darting down alleys and through courtyards. I ran into a fountain and nearly toppled over it. I clasped the rim gasping for breath.copyright protection4PENANA0qjXIuT4aQ

            “What’s happening?” I asked out loud. I looked down into the water and saw my reflection.copyright protection4PENANATh0DSNQyY2

            “Sweet dreams Albany.” My reflection smiled as I leaned away in horror.copyright protection4PENANAenFZCysn6p

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