CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED-ELEVEN
“It’s just a sword,” Athena said.
“That’s what I said,” Nelson said. He put his hand on his chest. “I come from a long line of Weapons Masters dating back to the beginning of time. We were the only creator of Templar swords and armor. There’s no one in the world who knows more about swords than I do. Just for the record, I happen to know more than Ares. But it is true that I haven’t talked swords with the esteemed Athena.”
“Let’s put that on our calendars,” Athena said.
“Isn’t that what people say now?” Athena asked.
Nelson and Alex grinned.
“They do,” Alex said.
“Keep moving,” Nyx said, appearing from the shadow again.
“Moving on,” Nelson said. “The actual story is that the Grand Master set down his sword and his Weapons Master picked it up. The Grand Master could not travel back to France without his sword. He’d have to be a complete idiot. We have had the sword since that time. It was in my Templar gear when it appeared.”
“Where does this sword fit in the realm of swords, oh Weapons Master?” Athena asked.
“It’s a sword,” Nelson said with a shrug. “I brought my own sword, which is sharper, lighter, and easier to use. I have knives that are better than this sword.”
“So why…?” Mari asked.
“I detect something in this sword,” Hecate said, looking at the sword. “But we’d need to walk back in time to activate it.”
Hecate looked at the sword again.
“I think,” Hecate said, shaking her head. “I don’t know…”
“Is it possible that this Jacques de Molay was attempting to activate the sword and was unable?” Alex asked.
“Sure,” Nelson said, with a shrug. “Anything’s possible.”
“It would explain why we needed to come here,” Abi said.
“I believe that we need to go back in time,” Hecate said. She passed the sword to Athena. “You?”
Athena looked at Hecate.
“The hilt?” Hecate asked.
Athena shrugged and shook her head.
“Give it to me,” Abi said.
Athena tossed the sword to Abi. Before the sword could reach her, Abi opened her hands and pulled them apart. The sword came apart by its minerals.
“What the…?” Alex started.
Denver Cereal continues tomorrow…
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