Death Saved Me

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Chapter 21

I looked to the guys for help as the doorbell continued to ring.

“I’ll get rid of her.” Thor said, walking towards the door. I quickly jumped in front of him, blocking his way as I narrowed my eyes at him.

“Get rid of her? And how do you plan on getting rid of her?” I glared.

He smirked at me. “Once she sees my handsome face she’ll pass out from shock. Then I’ll tie her up and leave her in a dark alley.” Was this guy for real?

“You’re not as cute as you think. I doubt it’ll have any effect on her.”

“Only one way to find out.” He tried to step around me, I blocked his path again.

“Just go open the door Isabel.” Thanatos sighed.

“But my room is full of boys! And my eyes are still glowing! I can’t open the door looking like this.” I complained.

Thanatos walked slowly towards me, bumping Thor out the way. He grumbled going to sit back on the bed. Thanatos bent until he was eye level with me, staring intently into to my eyes. I squirmed, no longer able to hold his gaze. I turned my head to the side and Erebus gasped.

“How did you do that?” he asked looking astonished. Thanatos shrugged.

“Do what?” I asked.

“Your eyes aren’t glowing anymore.”

“Isabel Stewart if you don’t open this door right now, I’ll go bang on your neighbor’s door and tell them you’re getting raped!” I heard Sydney yell from outside my window.

“Here,” Erebus handed me a clear container.

“You have more?” I took the contacts out and grinned, “and you got brown this time!”

“Hurry and open the door for that annoying little thing. I can’t wait till it’s her time to go, I’ll enjoy ripping her vocal cords out.” Thanatos mumbled to himself walking away. My eyes widened. God he’s evil. I left the room taking the steps two at a time until I reached the front door. “Hey Sydney, what are you doing here this late?” I asked as I opened the door. She glared at me, pushing pass and walking into the house.

“What the hell took you so long? Were you wanking?” she asked. I stared at her in horror.

“No I wasn’t wanking!” God, I hope the guys didn’t hear that.

“Well my mom kicked me out again, so I’m going to crash here. And I want to know where the heck you’ve been.”

“You can’t!” I shouted before I could stop myself. She placed a hand on her hip staring at me curiously.

“Why not?” she asked. Usually when Sydney parents kick her out, she crashes at my place. The thing with Sydney and her mom is that they argue a lot. When her mom loses whatever the argument was about, she kicks Sydney out.

I can understand why she’s suspicious of me saying she can’t stay here all of a sudden. I’ve never denied her before, in fact I welcomed it. I enjoyed our little girl time together. “Cause it’s not nice to show up to someone’s house uninvited.” Thanatos said coming down the stairs.

“What the hell is he doing here? Who is that?” she asked me, completely ignoring him. If only she knew how evil Thanatos was, she’d pay extra close attention to him.

“I was invited unlike you.” He glared at her. I could tell he was starting to get annoyed. An annoyed Thanatos was not good.

“Thanatos,” I warned him.

“Thanatos? What kind of freaky role play is going on here? Is that why your hair looks like that?” Crap, I didn’t mean to call him by his name.

“Sydney I can’t explain anything right now, but I need you to leave.” I begged her.

“Why make her leave? There’s enough room for all of us.” Thor said leaning against the wall. Erebus was standing on the steps behind him. Great more explaining I’ll have to do for why she can’t stay over but three guys can.

“Three guys!? Oh my god please don’t tell me you’re not a hooker!” she cried.

“I’m not!” My cheeks were burning. Really a hooker? That’s her best guess.

“Besides, I’d much rather pay for you than her.” Erebus flirted with her. Wow I didn’t know he knew how to flirt.

“I’m not for sale,” she said. His grin just widened.

“Can I rent you then?”

“Enough!” Thanatos barked, “She told you to leave now go.” He snarled at Sydney. She was unfazed by his attitude and I had to give her props. If he were talking to me like that, I would’ve run out with my tail tucked between my legs. The guy was intimidating.

“Isabel tell me what’s going on? Who are these guys?”

I sighed, “I really can’t tell you.”

“Can you at least tell me why you dyed your hair purple?” she shook her head.

“Erebus deal with her.” Thanatos said. Deal with her? What kind of command was that? Erebus walked up to Sydney, making her take a step back. Smart girl.

“No matter how cute you are, you’re still in my personal space.” I smiled at that.

“You think I’m cute?” Erebus smirked. Wow it was like seeing a whole different person.

“Cute is just a nice way of calling you a three.” she said. He rolled his eyes. His arm shot out clasping itself onto her arm. “Let go of me!” I watched in amusement as he tossed her over his shoulder. I knew Erebus wouldn’t hurt Sydney, not even if Thanatos ordered him too. He just didn’t seem like that type of guy. Plus, I think he fancies her. “Don’t just stand there Isabel! He’s kidnapping me!” Erebus started walking up the stairs with her as she continued to hit his back making threats.

“Wow she’s a handful. How did you guys even become friends?” Thor asked.

“She stole my lollipop in first grade.” I smiled at the memory.

“Girls are weird.” Thor shook his head.

“What are we going to do about her? Should I just tell her? I promise she won’t tell anyone.” I asked Thanatos.

“Erebus is going to tell her.” he said.

“What? Why him?” he just shrugged, I glared. They started walking to the kitchen and I followed.

“Make me some food.” he ordered. I raised an eyebrow at him.

“Make yourself food.”

“You need to sleep,” he went from me making him food to I need to sleep? I looked over at the stove clock and saw it was one a.m. “you got school tomorrow.” My eyes snapped to his.

“You’re letting me go to school? Really?” I got excited at the thought of seeing my friends again. Sure Sydney was already here, but now I also get to see Jeremy. It’s been awhile since he came around.

“If you keep asking then I’ll change my mind.” he said. I pretended to zip my lips, tossing out the key.

“I’m staying here, Erebus will watch over her just fine.” Thor stated.

“You’re going,” Thanatos ordered. Is he like the leader or what? They just follow whatever he says.

“I’m a god, I don’t babysit.” He roared. Whoa where did that come from? And babysit? I didn’t need babysitting. Thanatos was just overprotective.

“I’m not some baby that needs babysitting,” I glared at him. He glared right back.

“Well Thanatos acts like it, just because you have powers you don’t know how to control doesn’t mean we have to watch you. We all learned to deal with our powers alone. You think you’re the only person Hades has wanted?” Why was he yelling at me? Thanatos is the one making him watch me.

“I didn’t ask for you to watch me!” I yelled.

“It doesn’t matter! You’re so incapable of taking caring of yourself you need bodyguards. Never know when you’ll try to kill yourself again.” he yelled right back. I flinched at his words, is that why they were watching me?

“I can’t kill myself again, technically I’m already dead.” I told him flatly.

“I’m sure you’d find a way,” I stiffened at his words. What was his problem? Did he really think I’d try to kill myself again? I didn’t bother replying as I left the kitchen heading to my room. Forget Thor, I just need to remind myself that I get to see Jeremy tomorrow. Happy thoughts only. I stalked up the steps to my room trying not to let his words get to me. When I opened my bedroom door Sydney was sitting on my bed.

“So, they’re actually gods? What have you gotten yourself into Isabel?” she asked the moment I walked in.

“Honestly? I don’t know.” I took a seat next to her. What did I get myself into? And did I just drag her into this as well?

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