CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED-ELEVEN
“Look at that,” Myddrin said. “It’s almost as if Jacques de Molay wasn’t the last Grand Master of the Templars.”
With that, Myddrin disappeared.
For a moment, no one said anything. Mari the fairy appeared.
“Where have you been?” Nelson asked irritably.
“Now, now,” Mari said, with a smile. “You’ve been cursed. We’ve been trying but we could come with you.”
“We’ve been here,” Minerva said.
Hedone as cupid flew over to them. Mari took one look at Hedone and burst out laughing. Nelson punched her on the shoulder. Mari fell over laughing.
“It’s pretty funny,” Hedone said.
Alex and Nelson smiled at her.
“What is our next task?” Diana asked.
“He said that I needed to go to the Castle Ponferrada,” Nelson said. “That’s in…”
The world spun and suddenly they were standing on a grassy field surrounded by intact castle walls. The grass covered dirt and rubble which had filled in much of the castle. In front of them stood what looked like an intact castle tower complete with a turret and a corner tower.
“… the capital city of El Bierzo in the Province of León, Spain,” Nelson said, finishing his sentence.
“Now that’s a castle,” Artemis said, having returned to her Greek form.
“Where are the dogs?” Alex asked.
“My brother has them,” Artemis said with a wide grin. “If we need them, they will come.”
“Nice to see you again!” Abi said.
Walking out of vapor, Aphrodite hugged Artemis.
“I’m so glad to be myself again,” Artemis said.
“Athena?” Nelson asked.
“She has other things to attend to,” Abi said. “She said that she had great fun and would be happy to help if we need her. I told her that I thought we’d be okay. She is so busy trying to bring wisdom to war mongers.”
“Her work is very important,” Alex said.
Hecate arrived took one look at them and laughed. They rushed her and hugged her tight. Hedone appeared in her usual Goddess form. She touched Nelson shoulder and they hugged. Nyx stepped forward from the shadows.
“You have done so well,” Nyx said. Her gorgeous face broke into a bright smile. “But we must keep moving.”
“They need rest,” said Nelson’s attendant as he appeared right in front of Nyx.
To Nelson’s surprise, Nyx nodded and smiled at the attendant. The attendant blushed. Alex grabbed Nelson’s elbow, and he nodded.
“One more, good sir,” Nyx said. “And then I will take them somewhere lovely to rest.”
The attendant nodded to Nyx and disappeared.
“What were you told?” Hecate asked.
“He said that we needed to find the sword of Jacques de Molay,” Nelson said. He pulled a sword from the scabbard on his back. “This sword. It’s the sword of the Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Jacques de Molay is the last known Grand Master.”
“That’s not true?” Alex asked. “Who is the Grand Master now.”
“My father,” Nelson said. “Well, me. My father was holding the position until I was ready, able, or willing to take it.”
“You?” Alex asked.
She looked from face to face. Each of the Goddesses nodded.
“Wow,” Alex said. “Should I kneel?”
Denver Cereal continues tomorrow…
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