Night 2: An Early and Epic Showdown
Sun setting, Zeus lowered his head in thought, contemplating the Second Night of this ludicrous and pointless insurrection. He stood in the antechamber of his Royal Palace, thinking deep and gazing down at the golden floors, looking through them as if they did not even exist. "Something is amiss. I no longer feel as if Time is moving. Perhaps this silly Age of Heroes is finally coming to a halt, though I have never felt this sensation... well not for quite a while at least. It couldn't be..."
Cutting his thoughts short, an enormous hand exploded through the floor, shattering everything in its path. Zeus leapt backward away from the Titan's rage. It was his father! It was Cronus! Zeus concentrated all his power on keeping the Titan from ascending any farther so that only his arm had fully entered the Palace. Not one for compromise, Zeus slowly unsheathed his brilliant sword, a current of electricity running up and down the blade, and plunged it deep into Cronus' forearm. He could hear the Titan's booming howl from below. Zeus twisted the blade and put all his energy into electrocuting Cronus, who had no choice but to withdraw his arm and descend back down to the Earth. Falling, Cronus' deep voice resonated throughout the walls of the Palace.
Cronus: Time is no longer on your side my son! I shall now send you to the time when your power was greatest: The Age of Olympians, but only to prove how weak you really are! Know this: the following Nights will only show you what you are without the power you stole from me. I am weakened, yes, but Time will forever be mine!
Zeus looked down through the new hole in his Palace's floor as Hephaestus hesitantly entered, limping and shrank slowly down to one knee before his father.
Hephaestus: My Lord. You c-called for me?
Zeus: Worry not my son. I will crush Cronus once and for all this time. ...As for you. I need your skill to craft a Shield for my brother Poseidon.
Hephaestus: Then he is indeed here with us on Olympus!?
Zeus: Yes. And he is not difficult to find.
The ground quaking under his massive steps, Poseidon strode over Olympus, searching for his prey. Finding Impervious standing before the gorgeous Aphrodite, Poseidon raised his Trident at his foe. Impervious could barely move, having been completely seduced by the Goddess, but his eyes were able to stray for just a moment to see the impressive Sea-God prepare to blast the ground into pieces with a shockwave from his famous three-pronged weapon. Knowing his fate was sealed, confronted by two Olympians at once, Impervious closed his eyes and waited for death to take him, but it didn't. Eyes still closed, he thought endlessly about what could possibly be transpiring.
Slightly opening his right eye, he saw that Heracles stood behind Aphrodite with a dagger just grazing the back of her neck. He then tossed a sheet over her seductive figure and kicked her to the ground. Cracking open his left eye, he saw that Odysseus stood before Poseidon, sword and shield at the ready to take on the seemingly overwhelming Olympian all by himself. Locked in position, Impervious, Poseidon, Aphrodite (tossing the outrageous and offensive sheet off of her), Heracles and Odysseus all stared each other down, each more wary of the escalating scenario than the next, but each ready to fight at the moment's notice.
The showdown lasted for what seemed an eternity, but it's conclusion proved uneventful and shocking as a lightning bolt sprang from the clouds overhead, split into segments and exploded the terrain between all the enemies.
Poseidon: It seems my brother does not wish this fight to transpire. Besides (pulling his newly forged shield around from his back) with this, I'm untouchable.
Odysseus: Care to wager on that? It may save you for a night, but you put far too much faith in it.
Poseidon: You dare insult the work of Hephaestus? Insolence! I...
Aphrodite: Please, no! Just stop! Zeus does not wish this and by the looks of things, most of us would incur heavy causalities. We will take our leave.
The smoke cleared from the lightning, the ground severed between everyone. "Consider yourselves lucky. We shall indeed take our leave." Poseidon glared at Aphrodite with a look of discontent at having been ordered by a lesser God. Stomping the ground, Poseidon caused a minor quake that blew the dust back up from the battleground, shrouding their escape. Odysseus and Heracles looked at each other for a moment and parted ways, leaving Impervious alone. Sinking to his knees, he thanked the Heavens for no blood having been spilled.
Dedicated to her decision, Kat raced to her target, but once again her world seemed to change into some sort of dreamlike environment. It wasn't natural and she had no idea where she was. She was however, surrounded by birds and not just any birds. They bore wings of brass with sharp, metallic feathers, which she soon learned could be shot at her, and quickly. One after the other she slayed them, but they seemed to be endless. Surely, killing all these birds would take all Night, but she saw no other means of escape from this dream-like prison.
Kat: Whoever is doing this to me... is going to pay...
3) grey cells
7) Prof. Templeton
9) star tiger
Edit: Day 2 begins now and ends 24 hours from this post