"Seriously cut, it out!" my 10 year old brother said as I was tickling him vigorously. "I need to breathe!"
"No you don't, you just need to feel my tickling at full power!" I say speeding up my hands, tickling his stomach.
This is how we normally would do something on a saturday afternoon, while playing video games. But my brother and I aren't doing fun, stupid stuff like that today. We were transported to Olympus, and my brother hadn't realized the overly stupid thing he had done. I was just a 13 year old kid with black hair and green eyes. I had a mother that was the butler *cough* maid of a professional basketball player named Kevin Ross. What had I done to deserve any of this?
"Do you know what you are doing here son?" the time god Chronos asked us. (and no, not the titan Kronos. People these days…)
"No idea! But my name is-" "I know what you name is!" Chronos bellowed as he interrupted my brother. The chamber we were standing in shook as he shouted.
"The point is, you are in a lot of trouble!" I looked around me. There were swords and clocks everywhere that glowed as he raged. Above Chronos was a giant golden clock. The legendary clock of time. Clatias.
"What did I d-" " I am really sorry sir." I say, covering my brother's mouth in the process. "What exactly did he do?"
"HE STEPPED INTO A TIME PORTAL AND DIDN'T CLOSE IT!" Cronos roared. I stared at him with a blank face. "I'm not sure I heard you right…."
"Let me explain so your thick heads get it." he said annoyed. "When a time portal is opened, it slowly speeds up time until it is closed. If it doesn't close, time will eventually spin out of control, and that's not good."
Cronos explained. " You need to close it before time destroys itself".
"I am very sorry that my brother did this, and it will never happen again. RIGHT Kara?" I say through my teeth, elbowing him.
"Yeah, yeah, I hear ya Tyler." my brother says casually.
"What do we need to do to repay you?" I ask quietly.
"Maybe some 2000 year old clocks to add to my collection". Cronos says yawning.
My mouth drops open.
He opens one of his eyes. "Or, you could help me find something?" "YES! We will help you find something!" I say quickly. He get's up from his chair and sizes down to human form. He almost looks like someone I recognize…..
He scratches his now developed beard and then looks at us his old blue eyes ablaze. He had on a Tie- dye t-shirt, and wore a cap that said "Disney World" on the top with some shorts and blue flip-flops. He had a very grown type face and you would have never guessed he was a god. "You need to find 7 golden forks around the globe on all seven continents. All of them will have a diamond engraving of my name on the back of it." he said sharp and snappy.
"Ohh! Like a treasure hunt?!" my brother said excitedly. I face palmed myself. "You could say that." He said grinning. "I'll give you three weeks to find all of them. If you find them in the time limit, I will forget all about this, and I will grant you one reward of your choice to you both." he says. "If not, I will stop time on the earth for 100 years."
"Alright! Let's do it Tyler!" Kara says with gleaming eyes. "We'll show him we can do it!" I couldn't help but smile.
"Good luck to both of you!" Cronos grinned as he sent us back to our house. I lay on the couch in the living room thanking the gods we weren't dead.
"So how the hell did you step in a time portal?" I ask still a bit dumbfounded.
I just followed an old man down the road to pizza hut and stepped in." he says with a look of sincerity in his face. I was a pizza slice away from strangling him to death. And that's how our journey began.
Sorry I haven't been uploading guys. I have been really busy since spring break ended, but I'm going to do my best to live up to one chapter a week at the least alright?
See you all, have a good day. Or night. Or what ever time of day it is. PeAcE!