My brother and I have been running for what seemed like hours but is only mere minutes. We finally stop when Blade trips over a fallen tree. He curses to himself as I help him stand. He mumbles, "You don't have to help me every time something happens.". We start walking this time because I believe we've ran over two state lines and because Blade says he just saw a sigh that said 'Kansas National Forest' or something similar.
"It must have been either the training or our genetics that made us run six hundred forty one point two miles. Either way I love being a demigod" Blade says laughing. That's Blade for you, half the time serious,and the other half his crazy self. I hear some twigs snap, so I crouch, Backbiter drawn. Blade copies me, and we're ready for attack. Blade and I silently count to three in our heads, jump out and see some weird guy. "Who are you?!?!" Blade growls. The man laughs but doesn't give an answer.
I point Backbiter at him and demand, "Tell who you are or face Backbiter!". The man says, "You two have grown so much. How's your mother?". Blade gets angry and screams, "OUR MOTHER DIED A YEAR AGO! NOW TELL ME WHO THE HECK ARE YOU!".
I think back to last August when Blade and I found our mother in her bed, naturally we thought see was sleeping until we got this chill, then we turned around and saw her ghost, Even now I laugh because that scared Blade so much he did a backflip and then passed out, but that was also the first sign of our other powers.
The next week after we found Mom, we had the funeral, and this man was there. I suddenly say, "You're Hades, God of the Underworld!" I pause to make sure Blade doesn't try anything stupid, "And your our dad.". Blade drops his combat knife, and stares from me to Hades and then back to me. Blade gasps and says, "Our Dad.". Hades nods again. I say, "I know what your thinking, yes we already met our half brother Nico, four years ago, neither I did not purposely start that fire and nor hurt an Ares' cabin member.". "I believe you, but you two might want to run, your Uncle Posideon asked me to release hell hounds.". I hear the baying of hounds in the distance and Hades vanishes.
Blade and I run into Kansas City. We're still running when Blade bumps into a girl. He mutter, "Sorry" and keeps running. We hide in an alley to catch our breath, then I slam him against the wall and hiss, "Why did you run into that little girl?!". He says, "Jeez, Brook, I said 'Sorry'.". I let him fall to the ground and say, "We're going back to find them, and then your going to give her a very lengthy apolog, or I swear Backbiter will live true to his name.". We walk back the way we came but stop to get something to eat, before going and finding those girls.