Chapter 24--The Trap Catherine was never a dreamer. It was a blessing and a curse. Her siblings would go to sleep and awaken in tears, after having been chased by some horrible monster, or they would wake up with smiles and tell her of sunlight, of paradise. So when Catherine had a dream that night, soon after her best friend left her, she knew that it was important. That it was being given to her for a reason. She was in the Underworld, beside a tower. It was a beautiful, sinister tower, jagged and edgy, like smooth, black glass that spiraled up into the air like a massive knife sticking out of the ground. A balcony jutted out of the smooth side, and thunder rumbled in the distance. Two figures stood on the balcony. One was a man, tall and dark, with eyes as black as shadow and a cold look washed over his face as he stood at the edge of the balcony, hands behind his back as his robe rippled in the wind. “What have you se
To you.Separated by a sea of stars,Seeing you only from afar.A voice in my wildest dreams,All it will be, it seems.You're calling me home today,Across fields of grey.Echoing through time and space,Why couldn't you say it to my face.I've been trapped in my own mind,You cut away my bind. I've been wandering like a ghost,Screaming from the coast.And when it's all through,I'll return home to you.
Chapter 23--The Doors of Orpheus“These are seriously the doors?” Nathan asked, raising a brow as he followed Zack and Mason off the bus. As soon as they stepped off, Argus jammed on the reverse and got the hell out of there, leaving a trail of dust. Nathan glanced back with a frown, wondering briefly why Argus was so eager to get away. But he supposed the doors that lead into the World of the Dead would make anyone want to hit the road. Nathan brought his eyes back up to the doors. It just looked like a piles of boulders, nothing special, except for maybe the most fun thing for kids to climb in existence.“These are seriously the doors,” Mason said, and he looked at Nathan. “Can’t you feel it?”Nathan closed his eyes. Now that Mason mentioned it, he could feel something. A force that was drawing him to the pile of rocks, like it was magnetic. Like it was where he was meant to be. He opened his eyes, giving a nod and
Chapter 22--Demigods Against HumanityNathan knew that he should probably go to sleep. The road ahead was going to be long and hard, and he wouldn’t have a lot of opportunities to sleep. But he couldn’t. He was too focused on Ember. Wondering where she was, and if she was okay. Thinking about the Underworld, and how lost he will be...he still couldn’t believe they were entrusting him to guide Zack and Mason through a place that he has never even been before.Similar worries plagued his mind, and the son of Hades knew that he would get no sleep tonight. He groaned, sitting up in his bed and he rubbed at his face, looking up at the statue of Hades that loomed over him. Just because he was a son of Hades, he doubted he would just magically obtain the power to be able to maneuver perfectly through the Underworld. He would probably maneuver them into the jaws of a monster, but that was about it.A run sun rose, and cerise light shone in beams through his window. It reflected in something underneath his bed and
Chapter 21--Hecate's ElementsEmber was awakened by a hand on her shoulder. She yawned and rolled over, blinking sleepily and she scowled as Elijah’s face came into view, a frown on his face as he watched her from above, black hair draping down around his face. “Did you know you drool when you sleep?” he asked with a cock of his head and he grinned when Ember pushed him away. “I’ll take that as a no.”“Shut up,” Ember muttered, sitting up and she stretched, giving a moan and she looked back over at Elijah. “What do you want, Crawley?”“Erebos wants you.”The God of Shadow’s name sent a chill down Ember’s spine, but she kept her face devoid of emotion, except for the glare that she kept resting readily on Elijah’s face. “For what?”“For training. So...you know, get dressed and meet me outside your room.” The smallest blush settled on his cheeks as he quickly stepped away from her bed and slid outside, cl