The World of the Gods (A Short Story): Chapter 1

By Kylie

Chapter 1


    “You were only five when your mother died to protect you.”

    “Good night buddy.”

    “Night Uncle.”

    “You sure you don't want me to tuck you in?”

    “No, Uncle. I can do it myself, I'm going to be 16 in three days, you know.”

    “Yes, I know.”


    “Night Luke.”

    Knock Knock.

    “Huuuh what.”

    “Ohh it's just a black bird.”

    Knock Knock

    “Uhhh will you stop it? I'm trying to sleep.”

    Knock Knock

    “Okay, what do you want?”

    Knock Knock

    “Do you want me to come outside?”

    Knock Knock Knock!

    “Uncle told me to never go outside at night though.”

    Knock Knock Knock Knock Knock!!!

    “Okay, Okay! I’ll come outside. It can't be that bad.”

    “Now, what do you want?”

    “Caw Caw.”

    “What are you doing?”

    Then the blackbird began to change into a creepy, ragged old sorcerer.


    “Hahaha, you're mine now.”

    Then the sorcerer and Luke vanished.

    “Whe...Where are we?”

    “Well, you're in my dungeon, of course, where you will be forced to work for the rest of your pathetic life.”

    “Here are your supplies, now get to work my slave.”

    Suddenly, Luke realized what he had done and now he was stuck in the cold creepy dungeon, with only the sound of other pickaxes hitting the jagged rocks.

    “What am I going to do?”

    Suddenly, he saw something creeping around in the shadows, something moving. Then it came bolting towards him. He tried to run, but the shackles attached to one of the rocks wouldn't budge. A hand suddenly gripped him around the mouth, so he couldn’t speak. Then a soft voice rang in his ear.


    “I'm here to help.”

    The masked man then pulled out some gadget that cut through the shackles.

    “Quick, we need to go.”

    Then the two ran to a crack in the rocks and squeezed through. A few minutes later Luke saw a light at the end of the tiny cave. When he and the masked man got out of the enclosed space the masked man looked worried.

    “We need to go, it will not be long until he finds us.”

    “Follow me.”

    “Wait, I don't even know who you are.”

    “You’ll find out soon.”

    After a while of walking in the woods, they came to a tiny cabin.

    “This looks like it can barely fit you, let alone both of us.”

    “Just come in.”

    When Luke stepped inside, he noticed that there was nothing but a little door.

    “Come on.”

    Luke stepped inside the door, and the door bolted down, then right, left, and straight up. It ended with a sudden stop.

    “We're here.”

    The door opened to the inside of a giant castle covered in vines and old art pieces.

    “This is where you live!”


    “Home sweet home.”

    “This is amazing.”

    “It is, isn't it?”

    Then the masked man began to walk away.

    “Wait where are you going?”

    “I just met you.”

    “I don’t even know who you are or why you saved me.”

    Then the masked man began to take off the mask to reveal a beautiful girl.

    “You’re..You're a girl.”

    “Yeah, you got a problem with that?”

    “No, No, I just didn’t think you were a girl.”

    “Well if you’ll excuse me, I have some business to attend to.”

    “Don’t touch anything!”

    “Wait what if that guy comes back?”

    “He won't find you here, don't worry.”

    Then the mysterious girl vanished into the shadows.

    “Wait, I never got your name... Uhhh what am I going to do? I'm all alone in this castle. Wait... I'm all alone in a castle!

    Luke began running around trying to find every room possible. He went up and down the castle finding various different rooms. Until eventually he came across a giant painting of a man, a woman, and a little girl all smiling. Though if one were to look close enough, they’d see that the man was making water float around him and his daughter.

    “This is like those old stories my mom would tell me about the gods.”


    “Huuuh what, who's there?”

    “It's just me, silly.”

    The girl then stepped out of the shadows, revealing herself to Luke.

    “My dad would tell me stories about the gods too.”

    “He's long gone now.”

    “If it helps, my mother died as well. She was trying to protect me but didn’t make it.”

    “Hey, you wanna go eat something it's almost dawn.”


    Luke and the girl walked down to a great room with one long table.

    “I’ll go grab something.”


    Luke looked around at the huge room decorated with paintings.

    “This is bigger than my uncle's whole house.”

    “I'm back, you can sit down right there.”

    Luke walked over to the seat she had pointed to and sat down.

    “Hey, by the way I never got your name.”

    “It's Hebe.”
    “That's a really pretty name Hebe.”

    “Thank you.”

    That was the first time Luke had ever seen her smile.

    “So, we have pancakes, toast, and oatmeal.”

    After eating, they walked into the great hall.

    “This place is beautiful, you know.”

    “Yeah, I know.”

    Luke and Hebe turned to each other. Staring into each other's eyes, they slowly leaned closer.

To Be Continued...