I paced restlessly throught the house, all the time monitoring Than's thoughts with my powers. I could sense Thantos' reluctance to leave but I knew he also had his own problems; even from here I could hear Cerberus howling. I remained torn between my loyalties; Than and Thantos. My friend or...Than.

I was also calming down the storm. The skies still muttered darkly but now, at least, the lightening and rain had calmed down and the skies were beginnning to clear.

Until next time.. I thought, a bitter cynicism in my thoughts.


The voice was like a whisper, familiar and male. Though it was faint, almost like a sigh. I recognised it instantly. After hesitating a moment, I opened a Portal to the human world, wrapping shadows around me, hiding myself. I stepped out in a homely bedroom, with Apollo pacing in an agitated manner.


"I need your help." He seemed uncomfortable speaking aloud to an apparently empty room. Taking pity on him, I stepped out of the shadows, resplendant in my full official gear. I grimaced slightly as he took a second look, followed by a questioning raise of the eyebrows

"Long story.." I sidestepped any questions. "So who is Fujioka?"

He explained in a low voice. After a few moments thought, I nodded.

"Okay, I'll teach you what you want to know. But its going to take time. And if you tell anyone.. well, it won't be pleasant for you."

Genuine surprise and delight brought a huge smile to his face.

"I owe you Nyx."

I nodded. "And I'll be sure to collect."

It was at that point the door burst open.

"What the hell is going on here?!"

The End

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