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My own version of the Serpent's Shadow.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,643 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 08-11-12 - Published: 08-06-12 - id: 8401276
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Okay. I have known Isis for so long just enough for me to declare her a bloody, crazy, whack-job of a goddess, but this is crazy.
After our last hope for humanity was deliberately destroyed, Isis just stood there in front of us, laughing like a maniac.
"Did you even think I was willing enough to let you little brats reawaken that almighty god of trash?" She snapped at us.
"Okay. Lady, this time, you've gone too far." I snapped back at her, "And I meant Duat far."
"I don't understand this." Uncle Amos was mostly shocked at what happened.
"Yeah. What's your problem, Lady?" Zeke snapped at Isis.
"You know we needed that book to stop Apophis." Zia pointed out.
"Exactly." The goddess of magic sounded like she knew what she was doing. She began to talk "innocently", "I appreciate what you kids are doing. Really, I do. But I think you were working too hard, especially for that ungrateful king of the gods." She said that last part with a tone of evil, with a hint of annoyance in it. (Now that's the Isis I know.)
"Is this about making your bloody, no-good, boastful and ungrateful son king of the gods?" I snapped at her and then turned my head towards Horus.
"No offense." I didn't notice the fact that I actually insulted the falcon god in my question, so I had to apologize to the old (even though what I said actually summed up to what I think of the old git).
"No, no, I agree with you." Horus actually admitted he has been acting like a jerk. He then faced his "beloved" mother, "Mother, my time of rule has come to an end. It's time to return the rightful king back to his throne." Instead of disagreeing, Isis just laughed like a maniac, again.
"I couldn't agree more, my dear Son." Isis sounded like she agreed with us until we saw a huge black cloud coming towards us and Isis just stood there with a sinister grin on her face. Some of the magicians began installing protective circles around us while the rest were bringing out their wands, staffs and other magical items. Even the gods were powering-up for battle. The only ones who weren't preparing for the worst was Leona and a few of the gods and magicians who were tending to her wounds. As the cloud became nearer to us, it began to take form of a giant snake with glowing red eyes and a body full of hieroglyphics. One his head was the Hieroglyphic for Chaos.
"Apophis." Uncle Amos' eyes widened with fear as he gazed upon the demonic snake.
"The Houssse of Life." Apophis hissed with excitement as if he was going to love the idea of devouring all of us in one gulp, "Ssso long have I waited for the day to sssee you worthlesssss humanssss crumble at my power. And now'ssss the time I take what's rightfully mine."
"We'd like to see you try you overgrown ringworm." Carter snapped at the demonic snake. Seriously, even when he's insulting enemies he still sound like a total nerd.
Apophis leered at Carter then turned his gaze at Leona.
"Ah, Leona. You were alwaysss one of my favorite playmatessss, even though I bear a grudge on you for resssealing me back in that rotten prissson with that giant fur ball of a goddesssss." His voice echoed with so much evil that I wanted to give him a good Ha-di.
"Now ssspeaking of playmatesss, where's Ra? It's already sssunssset and I'm missssing my meal." The giant snake's voice echoed with impatience.
"You'll have to go through us first, you overgrown garden snake!" I realized I sounded just like Carter, but I was too angry at Apophis for labeling Leona as his "playmate" to even care. After what Leona had been through just to get back at the snake who ended her life, there's no way I'm letting a snake like him take-over the world without a fight.
"And us." Horus added as he and the other gods were preparing for battle.
"Really Horus, really?" Isis shooked her head in disbelief.
"I knew you were always a bad example to your children, isis. But this? I mean, what is your problem, lady?" I snapped at her.
"What's my problem? What's my problem?" Isis repeated my question. She looked like she was about to explode, "I WAS ALWAYS A PROBLEM, THAT'S WHY!" She snapped at us.
"In the beginning of time, I was always thought as the scheming goddess of trickery, a troublemaker, deceitful, scheming. I was never respected to those greater than me." I have got to agree to her. She summed up everything of what I (and others) think of her. That's when it hit me.
"Those giant animals in our dreams, they created you, didn't they?" I asked her as I remembered what Set had told me on our way to Cairo to find Leona, "And you killed them out of jea…"
"I have always respected my seniors!" Isis sounded like I was accusing her of killing her seniors out of jealousy (which I wanted to do). She calmed down a bit and said, "But no matter how much I tried, they never thought of me as one of their most powerful students."
"You're right about that." Set stepped in on the conversation. I almost punched him for making things worst when he said, "You know they never regarded any of us more powerful than the other. Neither they thought that they were more powerful than us."
"That's because they think nothing of us other than mere creations." Isis interrupted. All this talking was making her angrier by the minute.
"That's not true." Nephthys stepped in, "They have always considered us nothing more than their friends. You know that, Isis."
"And you were considered one of their favorites, Nephthys." Isis' voice was full of jealousy, "Despite your lack of experience, you have always been one of their top creations."
"Lack of experience?" Zia asked in disbelief and smiled, "She didn't need to have high-level of experience just to gain the favor of her teachers. She just needed to be herself, kind, loving, and always truthful to herself and to others."
"And you on the other hand, Isis, just can't stand the fact of seeing anything or anyone getting in the way of your plans." I had to admit; Zia's point was better than mine because once I said it, Isis face was reddened with anger.
"That'sss enough!" Apophis hissed impatiently, "I have waited too long for thisss day and I am not letting a bunch of midget magiciansss and their ancient old godsss get in my way!"
"Calm down, my Lord." Easy for her (Isis) to say. She's not a big giant overgrown garden snake with huge anger management issues (and also, she actually calmed down…a bit), "With the book destroyed, they have no chance of even surviving this battle."
"You're… right about that." I had to agree with her, because; one, he's the Demonic Snake of Chaos thst could have made us snake-food if it wasn't for Desjardins' help and ,two, without the Book of Overcoming Aophis we won't have a chance fighting the overgrown garden snake.
"Or is it?" Emma stepped in with confidence… and with the Book of Overcoming Apophis in her hands!
Everyone gasped in disbelief, especially Isis and Apophis.
"That was just a replica of the Book made entirely of paper-mache." Emma explained, still holding the Book above her, "And if you're wondering; Yes. I attend Art Classes."
"But… How did you…" Carter was lost at words.
"Let's just say a little bird told us." Liz further explained. She looked more confident than ever.
"And that there's an advantage when you have psychic powers." Emma added. She then turned to face us, "Ever since that day when you pulled us in the other side of your life you never told us before, we saw a different Sadie, the Sadie who was braver, more determined and a more mature yet magical woman who was also our best mate. That day was also the day when we were pulled into the world of Ancient Egypt. It taught us to never give up and move onward. And you guys should to."
Many of us became silent, until…
"Enough talking," Zeke complained. Suddenly, he raised a fist, "and more demon snake killing!"
"Yeah! Let's show that overgrown lizard who's boss!" Walt added. Everyone was all revved up. We were all determined to stop Apophis once and for all.
"Strong words for a little runt." Isis taunted, "But you still haven't figure out the Book of Overcoming Apophis."
"They haven't," Liz talked back, "But we did."
"Before his retirement, Ra casted a spell on this book and entrusted it to his priests." Emma explained, "The spell forbid anyone to understand the contents of the book."
"Everyone, except Ra himself." Carter finished what they were trying to say.
"And his priests." Emma added.
"And their descendants." Liz added. She then faced Apophis, "And guess what; we're one them."
Isis angrily lunges at the two but instead bumped into a protective circle that yours truly quickly set-up.
"No one messes with my girlfriends!" I sassed at her (Me, sassing. Can you believe it?). I turned towards my mates and said, "You know what to do. We'll take care of Apophis and the she-jerk." I hit Isis with my staff and went to join the others who were already fighting Apophis. Behind me, my mates were already reading and chanting a spell from the book. They were doing a good job. However, their voices weren't normal. They sounded older and more ancient. They even echoed in ancient. I got so distracted and worried that they might end-up like Menshikov with the scars and all that I didn't notice a demon pouncing on me. Luckily, someone was helpful enough to blast him away. I turned around and came face-to-face with the eyes of a jackal.
"About time, Jackal Boy." I sarcastically said to the god of Funerals.
"Hope I'm not too late for the party." He grinned with irony. Suddenly, his expression turned to worry as he approached Leona. The poor thing was tended by Twartet and Jaz as she lay unconscious on the ground. Many demons tried to pounce on her, but when they did, Bes stepped in with his Speedo and scared the life out of them (seriously, he did).
"Rest, child. You've done so well." Anubis said grimly but proudly as he stroked Leona's forehead.
"I'm, I'm sorry. I couldn't…" I tried to apologize to Anubis. All those times, Lee was actually trying to help us find the Book in order to defeat Apophis and avenge herself, her family, and everyone else who have suffered in the hands (well, snake don't have hands…) of the Demonic Snake. And what did I do? I accused her of being-stuck up and attempting to show-up as well. I was too busy trying to apologize that I didn't notice a demon pouncing at us. Luckily, Anubis touched it and it crumbled into dust. He stood up and turned to face Apophis with fury in his eyes.
"Death is natural to all living creatures. They live good lives until their time has come to pass. But when their lives are ended by others… That's the kind of people I despise of all, Apophis. I shall not stand for it any longer!" He angrily yelled at Apophis and began disintegrating every demon in his path. One came behind him but Set disintegrated it on time.
"Now don't say that I never got your back." Set jokingly scolds Anubis. A demon pounced on him, but Anubis disintegrated it in return.
"Don't say I don't." Anubis jokingly replies. Another demon tried pouncing at the two gods (ruining the father-son-moment) but was washed away by a strong current of water.
"Boys, less talking and more demon-slaying." Nephthys scolded the boys with irony. With a swift of her hand, water came hurling from every direction and swept every demon in its path. The three of us gawked in surprise as Nephthys defeated demon-after-demon.
My gaze turned into full view. I could see the magicians and our trainees hurling spells, elements and animal-transformed-staffs at Apophis. Despite their efforts, nothing seems to be working. The giant snake seems to be getting more violent by the minute. I was too busy gazing that I didn't notice a demon pouncing at me. Luckily I exterminated it with fire. However, it caught the attention of you-know-who. Apophis slithered until I caught a glimpse of his shadow. I turned around and saw him staring at me.
"You're mine, Kane." He hissed.
"No!" Carter ran to me and hugged me in a protective manner as soon as Apophis opened his jaw wide and strike at me. We held onto each other and prepared ourselves for…nothing? We looked up to see the demonic snake somehow struggling. Suddenly, it calmed down and opened its eyes. Weird, they actually looked, friendly.
"Hope I'm not too late for the party." Leona's voice echoed inside Apophis.
I wish this happened in the Serpent's Shadow. Can you guess what happens next?