“What do you mean hunt someone down for you?” I ran my hands through my hair following him to a cell, “I need to find out more information about someone, and I feel that you’re the only one that can accomplish that.” He turned to me eyes studying me, “What is it?” I smiled, “I need you to get close to Ma’at.” He sat down on a bench, “The Egyptian god? Why?” I looked at the walls around me to see a huge picture, or more like pictures. At the beginning stood a man, a man that resembled Arrow in every way. I turned my attention back to him, “I think someone is trying to hurt her, and I don’t want that.” He stood walking over to the wall, “The goddess of peace, she’s not that peaceful anymore.”
He turned to me, “Take a seat, let me inform you on how I became like this.” I did as he instructed sitting on the bench he had, and he began his story. “When I was young man I was obsessed with staying alive. I went to Ma’at, my lover to grant eternal life for me.” “She refused,” I interrupted.” He shook his head, “Actually, she granted it, but after she put me in the most god forsaken place on earth. The city of Ruins.” I had been to the city of ruins, and I never wanted to go back. The place was scattered with demons who found new comers as a snack, and would kill anyone in cold blood. “The tore my body, leaving it like this.” I felt sorry for him and as I gazed at the wall I saw his story. So much pain he must have endured, I could feel it all. “I couldn’t imagine the pain you went through,” he sat down beside me. I thought he would have been warm, but he was cold. Extremely cold. “I didn’t anything, thats one thing she left out. I was immortal, but I was ice cold. I had no feelings.”
I remember when I was Anubis, how cold my heart was. Bastet, the god who made me feel again is gone. I remember our times together, she was my best friend. He got to his feet looking down at me, “I’ll try my best to get close, but what if I fail. Gods can kill me.” I ran my hand through my hair, “They can kill you, I can raise the dead.” He smiled as he disappeared, and I was left alone in the dungeon. As I stood I noticed writing on the stone bench. It was in my old tong, my very old tong. “Arrow a fate so dark it can disappear. An enemy so evil that only gods can cure.” As I looked up at the wall staring at the pictures, and in the last picture lay the dead man from before on the ground with a beast standing over him.
The beast head slowly turned to face me, and blood started to run my down my arms. Anger filled me, “You tricked me!” My voice was dark, demonic as the words slipped from my lips. I remember who Arrow was, why he was in the dungeon. Why my father put him here. The lights went off letting the room fall back into darkness. He was the god of trickery, the worst Egyptian god of them all. I could see perfectly in the darkness, and as he started to walk toward me I help up my hand stopping him. His eyes grew wide, and as I approached him he started to speak. “What? How?” I chuckled, “You know Arrow I should kill you.” He started to smile, “Only an Egyptian god can kill me.” I shifted. Letting my jackal head come into view. “You are pathetic. Tricking someone who was willing to let you out without hesitation.” I could smell his fear, “A.....Anubis,” he stuttered as he fell to his knees.
“I protect the dead, and I need you to do this task for me.” He lowered his head, “I am at service.” I smiled, “I swear if you even remotely try to double cross me I will kill you.” I stooped down to him, “I will rip your heart you, keep you alive long enough to see it stop beating.” His fear went stronger, “Now go.” With that he disappeared, and I stood up. I shifted back, and looked around in the darkness. “Anubis, I’m scared,” Sekhmet’s voice echoed through my head. “Don’t be, everything’s going to be fine,” I responded making my way back up to the main hall. Her voice went silent after that, and as I turned the corner into the kitchen everyone broke out into smiles. “Sorry I’m so late I got a little distracted,” Nora was fixing me a piece of pizza. “Where were you, and I know you weren’t freshening up?” “I was in the dungeon, I had to take care of something.”
She went silent for a minute and just stared at me, “Why are you keeping things from me?” I went over to her smiling, “Sweetie, would you like for me to explain.” She nodded slowly holding a piece of pizza up to my mouth. I bit into it letting the delicious flavors dance on my tongue before swallowing. “Look, I’ve been looking into some things like what happened earlier today.” She nodded, “Why are you investigating Maliki?” “Well, he killed my old friend Bastet, and Sekhmet’s husband.” She looked at me like I was crazy, “You mean the Egyptian gods.” I nodded and she smiled, “Let me guess your Anubis.” I wrapped my arms around her taking another bite of the pizza, “How did you know?” She kissed me, “You’re father told me. I’m going to go take them to bed, be ready to talk when I get back.” I laughed as she walked over taking Castor and Pollux’s hand. I walked up behind her and as she approached their room she picked them up. I took Castor, and he laid his head down on my shoulder. Nora put Pollux down first, and she helped me put Castor down afterwards.
We made our very quiet exit as usual, and went to our bedroom. Nora changed into her nightgown and climbed into bed, and I followed her. I wrapped my arms around her, and she melted into my body. I started to kiss her neck, and I soon reached my goal as she fell to sleep. I laid my head down thinking about what me and Nora did earlier falling to sleep on that thought.