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Walt: (as soon as we find one!)
The Singing Dead?
I was walking around graveyards, just an average day, right? Well, not for long. You see, Sadie Kane crept in to my thoughts and I was beginning to wonder why I'd thought about her so often lately. I was supposed to be happy in a graveyard! This was the opposite of happy, this was...this was...this was that weird feeling I get when I see her. Like I know she's going to be sarcastic and rude with me but I just can't wait to see her. Why was I feeling that way now? Was I going to see her again soon?
But no, thinking of Sadie wasn't the only weird thing going on. I started to hear a sort of humming sound and it began to get louder and louder until it was like someone was humming in to my ears. It sounds a lot less annoying than it is. I turned around, expecting to see someone, but instead, I could barely manage to see dark shadows evaporating as my hand made contact with the cold vapor.
"Who's there?" I asked, beginning to feel nervous.
Ok, I know it might sound ridiculous to be an immortal god and be scared, but that wasn't what I was feeling. I was terrified. I couldn't see anymore shadows now, but when I turned around again, the humming started up again and I began to feel dizzy. I didn't turn yet. I wanted to see if more shadows appeared when I was turned away longer.
But the humming got so loud that it hurt my ears. I covered my ears and bent over, though I wasn't sure how that would help. Then I simply turned around. And what I saw terrified me.
The humming had stopped, but the shadows were taking longer to disappear. There were shadowy figures floating all around me. Some of them were sticking halfway out of graves and I wanted to run out screaming. But to be honest, I couldn't do that. Not only would I look foolish, I would be running through the ghouls.
"Who--who are you?" I asked.
The ghosts didn't move, they didn't speak. They just slowly started to vaporize again. "Who are you?" I asked again, this time not letting my fear show. They had to answer me. I was the god of the dead. I would make them talk.
I slowly approached a grave, one that had a ghould floating above it. I wasn't sure if this was a good idea, and what I saw would probably terrify me. I pointed at the ground and it opened slowly, revealing a coffin. I lifted up the top of the coffin and inside was...nothing. But that was what scared me.
When I shouted, I probably shrieked like a little girl, but I honestly didn't care.
But the humming had started up again and when I turned back around, it got louder. The ghosts were all around me, skeletal ghouls that looked a bit like zombies that went through a blender. I really wanted to run and scream now, but when I tried to leave, I found myself unable to. What was happening to me? My powers weren't working. Nothing was happening. The humming got louder, and louder, and louder until-well, I'm not sure what happened, since I think I passed out for a few minutes.
When I woke up, I was lying on the floor in a cold sweat. Osiris was sitting on his throne, looking down at me. He looked concerned, so that was good. At least he cared. And what I found confusing was that there was a coffin sized hole in the floor. Had I done that? How could that have even happened?
"Where--what happened?" I asked, sitting up. I put my hand to my head, which was pounding.
"The dead are rising again, trying to go back to the living world. They will become zombies under Setna's reign. He is going to try to overthrow the Duat and take over, destroying the gods." Osiris explained.
I scrambled to my feet, "Wh-why wasn't I able to leave?"
"That was because you didn't really leave. Setna has been manipulating the Duat, or at least, trying to. He's been trying to show the gods what he's capable of, but he was only able to show you what was happening for a short time before his powers overwhelmed you and you blacked out. You were here the whole time."
So I was terrified and looked ridiculously foolish, like an afraid little boy, I was in front of Osiris the whole time. The father of the girl that I think I like...whoa, I was a moron.
I looked down, unable to meet Osiris's eyes. "So what do we do?"
"He will try to do it to you again, and again until he destroys you from the inside. The Duat isn't safe for you anymore. You need to leave."
"But I can't!" I protested, "I have nowhere else to go!"
"There is a way," Osiris scowled, "I do not like it, but you will be able to roam the mortal world as one of them, you will simply be a mortal. Your powers as the god of the dead will be weak, and they may not work at all, I am not sure, that's why its never been done. It's dangerous, but you might be able to handle it. Being away from the Duat for too long will weaken you, so if you can't capture Setna, you will have to come back here and he might destroy you. So I have no choice but to hope that you can defeat Setna."
I looked up at him now, "What? But I can't! That's impossible! I don't know how!"
"You remind me so much of my children sometimes," Osiris said sadly, "I miss them." I wasn't sure if I liked that so much. "But I have no choice, you have no choice." "I can't do it alone!" I protested again, "I don't know how!"
"Then go to Brooklyn House. Go to my children. They will help you."
Go to Brooklyn House. Go to my children.
Go to Sadie.
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