The Curse of Cronus

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

Chapter 5 (v.1)

Submitted: December 19, 2011

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Daniel woke up, with light rays reaching through his face from the window of a house. His eyes blinked slowly, looking all over the room. By his surprise, his eyes widened and started searching for his friends. He sat up, and there he found Hannah, Sophia and Shin lying next to him.

He found himself in a close room, sitting in a king-sized bed full of soft, large, white pillows, with a fragrant scent of a perfume or a fresh flower. The room is wide enough to occupy more than five people. The bed looks to have an ancient design, with curtains above, and some designs which can be found in castles during ancient times.

“Guys! Wake up! Shin! Hannah! Sophia!”, he tried to awaken them, but just by a moment, somebody spoke behind him.

“How do you feel, human?”, a gentle voice of a woman caught his attention. Daniel’s facial expression seemed to be puzzled when he heard the word ‘human’.

“Excuse me, miss?”, he asked the lady behind the curtain. The lady walked silently then she finally showed up her face. She is taller than Daniel expected. She’s about 6-7 feet tall. Daniel was amazed of her height. The tall lady wears a long dress, with sleeves much longer than her arms. Her long hair almost reach the floor.

“Welcome home”, the lady said once again.

“Home?”, Daniel asked, confuse of what the lady said standing next to them. Hannah then woke up when she heard Daniel speaking.

“Aww. My head. Daniel!”, Hannah said softly, then Shin and Sophia woke up.

“This is the home for everyone. Oh, finally you have woke up.”, the lady said as she got something to drink. Sophia looked at the left corner of the room. She found a hearth, with its fire burning brightly. She grabbed her eyeglasses and started asking Daniel who the lady was.

“Daniel, who is she by the way?”, she asked Daniel softly, but the lady looked at her, possibly heard her question. The gentle lady smiled at her.

“I’m Hestia. Don’t worry, I’m not going to hurt you. You can have breakfast here. Want to join me?” she sat down on one of the wooden chairs near the table. The four of them got more puzzled upon hearing her name was ‘Hestia’, which can only be heard in Greek mythology. After all, they can’t move their bodies as if they were glued in the bed.

“Umm, no thanks, but we have to leave immediately. We have to find our friends. Actually..” Shin stood up as he looked around the room searching for the exit.

“By the way, what are you doing near the rocky mountains of Olympus? It’s too, dangerous there, especially now. The weather is not good for humans like you. It seems that my brother Zeus is not in a good mood”, Hestia said as she drank some coffee or tea in a cup.

“S-sorry, but can you please tell us where are we?”, Sophia raised her hand as she pushed her eyeglasses towards her.

The lady named ‘Hestia’ stood up, then she went nearer on the four and stared at them. “Don’t you know this place?”, she asked wondering. “I don’t think you know this. Only rare humans have been here”, she added.

Just by a moment, someone knocked at the door gently.

“Come inside”, Hestia said with a little smile on her face, but her bit serious facial expression hasn’t changed.

A man with stick entered. His long black beard covers his chin and some part on his under cheeks. His lame figure is the most noticeable feature due to his slim body. He looks all over the room, then he began talking.

“Good morning, elder Hestia”, he greeted Hestia politely with a smile and bow.

“Hephaestus, do you need something? Come, have a sit”, Hestia stood up, and welcomed her visitor. The slim man which she called ‘Hephaestus’ starred at them and sat down comfortably as he started to wonder how humans like them had a way to enter the hall of Olympus.

“Humans, why did you let them enter the sacred home?”, Hephaestus asked Hestia and starred at them again.

“It seems that they need help, and besides, there is no order that humans are prohibited to enter this zone, isn’t it?”, Hestia asked calmly.

“You have a point”, he nodded his head and put one of his hand on his chin. “I see, by the way, I’m will not stay here for so long. I just visited you. Well, I’m going to father Zeus to deliver some weapons that I’m going to suggest to Athena.”, Hephaestus said and turned his back and walked with the help of his stick.

“Wait, I have heard some news that Artemis captured humans wandering in the woods. And they were in the temple”, Hephaestus went back and starred at them again.

“My brother and the others!” Hannah whispered to Sophia.

“What did you say?”, Hephaestus asked Hannah straightly that frightened her a bit.

“You have mentioned a while ago that you have to find your friends, aren’t you?” Hestia then looked at Shin and Shin answered her with a nod of his head.

“Hephaestus, I’ll go with you. Humans, come with us, we can help you to find your missing friends.” Hestia recommended them. Hopes, with a little doubt were seen in their facial expressions. They looked at each other, waiting for Daniel’s decision.

“Are you going to come with us?”, Hephaestus asked them with a bit shaking voice. Without hesitation, Daniel stood up, and the other three followed him.

“Yes, please, please do help us to find our friends”, Daniel answered the tall, slim Hephaestus straightly on his question and the four come with the two guardians of Olympus.

 

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