The cursed volcano of Hades
By: Shanique Smith
The Cursed volcano of hades
Long ago in the city of Athens Jermy is told the story about the cursed volcano of Hades but Jermy doesn't really believe in any god.
" Jermy they are not just stories, they are real." Grams said.
Jermy couldn't sit in that room for one more minute. So he stood up and ran out the house, while he was running he noticed some of the kids playing kick the can.
"Hey i'm Red, do you want to play with us?" Red asked.
"Naw, i'm just taking a walk." Jermy mumbled.
" Well i'm going to walking with you." Red demanded.
"What happened?" Red asked.
"She's telling me about the cursed volcano of Hades, and it's going around and around in my head." Jermy explained.
"Well you know what you should do?' Red wondered.
Jermy didn't know if he should answer but he thought it wouldn't be as bad as hearing Grams tell me more of those myth stories.
" What should i do then?" Jermy whispered sounding worried
" You should find the the volcano and call out Hades, if it doesn't work your Grams is crazy." Red thought.
Many thoughts were pulsing in his head, he felt sick but he wasn't going to back out so he collected his thoughts and thought "man up" to himself.
"Okay I will." Jermy hesitated.
He picked up stick getting ready start a fire for his torch but Red took two sticks and in a flick of a finger the torch was on fire.
"How did you do that?!" Jermy choked.
"Years of practice my friend." Red spoke calmly.
The calling of hades
"This is crazy why would Hades show himself if he isn't re-" Jermy got cut off when the ground started to shake, and Red appeared on top of the volcano.
" All this time you were Hades!" Jermy shouted.
"Yes, and you will watch your family die once I erupt this volcano!" Hades snapped
"No this cannot be happening!' Jermy screamed.
" Run home and tell your family goodbye cause this is the last time you'll see them, you have three hours time ." Hades said in a dark evil voice.
" Your A-Athena." Jermy mumbled to shy to speak.
" I hear you awaken Hades cursed volcano." Athena said.
" Y-yes that was me." Jermy said ashamed.
" Well you should be ashamed of yourself!" Athena yelled.
" I beg your forgiveness but please help my family please your my only hope!" Jermy sobbed.
" Hush child I know someone who can help put the volcano back to sleep." Athena said with pride.
"You think that's going to help it doesn't make a sound!" Jermy snapped.
" Just be quite." Athena said softly.
A blue bright light flashed and beside Athena was a tall, tan woman holding a harp
"Who are you?" Jermy asked in a shy voice
I'm Refuna." Refuna responded.
" Refuna this dumb boy has awaken the cursed volcano of Hades." Athena restated.
Jermy looked at the stick and noticed the shadow, he only had and hour left.
"Well I only have and hour left so we should get going." Jermy said worried.
They all walked deeper and deeper into the darkness.
" There's the volcano Hades on top of it of the volcano." Jermy said ashamed.
Once Jermy told them where Hades was Refuna took her harp and started to play and sing and slowly the lava and that was coming down disappeared, and Hades cried out in anger.
" No why would you do this no!" Hades cried out
The light started to shine through the trees birds started to sing, plants started to gain back there color thanks to to sun,life was back in the forest. Before the sunlight could touch Hades he started to say magic words.
" He's trying to wake the volcano do something!" Jermy shouted.
Athena opened her hand and Zeus lighting bolt was in her hand she aimed at Hades and threw the bolt at Hades.once the bolt hit Hades he fell on his knees falling into the volcano.
" Thank you Athena, thank you Refuna!" Jermy rejoiced " Go home now and never do such thing again." Refuna said in a baby like voice.
Jermy ran home to find his Grams sitting down in a chair. Jermy walked over there sat down and asked Grams to tell him a story about Athena.That day Jermy learned a very important lesson that just because you didn't believe doesn't mean there not true.