My Bones are the Bones that will Pierce the Sky: An Unanticipated Expedition part II

Deadly Bones and Royvart began their arduous journey to Mount Olympus.

After several months of walking, Royvart collapsed from exhaustion and died.

Deadly Bones continued on alone.  There was no time for grief.

When he reached the base of the mountain, he began climbing.  He climbed as fast as his mighty bones would allow him.  Along the way, he encountered a mighty sphinx blocking his path.

“Greetings, skeleton!  If you wish to pass this way, you must answer three riddles!”

“I’ll answer a single riddle, lion-creature.  And I not a single more.” insisted Deadly Bones, as he stopped to catch his skeleton breath.

“VERY WELL, SKELETON.  IF YOU INSIST, YOU WILL RECEIVE A SINGLE RIDDLE THAT IS A HUNDRED TIMES HARDER.” roared the sphinx

“You’re playing the wrong game with the wrong skeleton.” yelled Deadly Bones, and he karate chopped the sphinx, knocking it out.  He continued on, deadly as ever.

Finally, he reached the gates to Zeus’s palace.

It was guarded by a cyber-dragon.  It was all super-metal and painted gold with spikes protruding out of every inch of its body.

“A cyber-dragon!” exclaimed Deadly Bones, “If there was ever a test of my might, this is it.” and then he began wrestling with the mighty beast, unleashing as many karate-chops and karate-kicks as he could.

But the dragon would not fall.  Deadly Bones’s bones weren’t deadly enough!  He had finally met his match!

It seemed hopeless, and Deadly Bones was about to give up and walk away, when suddenly there was a spooky piano playing spooky music.

and a magical spirit-being appeared before him.

“WHAT ARE YOU!?” asked Deadly Bones, amazed.

“I AM THE SPIRIT OF FIGHTING, DEADLY BONES. THE MAGICAL RAGE THAT FLOWS THROUGH EVERY GREAT FIGHTER.” it boomed spookily.

“That’s impossible!  You’re not in me, and I’m the greatest fighter in the world!” retorted Deadly Bones.

“NOOOO DEADLY BONES, I WAS WITH YOU ALL ALONG.  I WAS LYING DORMANT INSIDE YOU, WAITING TO BUST OUT AND GIVE YOU THE POWER YOU’VE ALWAYS DREAMED OOOOOOOOOOOOOF!”

“But why NOW, Spirit?” asked Deadly Bones.

“Because without me, you cannot defeat the cyber-dragon!” replied the Spirit.

Deadly Bones felt a rage in his bones the like of which he had never felt.

“I DON’T NEED YOU, SPIRIT!” he shouted spookily, “I DON’T NEED ANYTHING BUT MY OWN BONES!”

and with that he lunged at the dragon and karate-chopped its head clean off.  Then he pulled the dragon’s tongue and it breathed fire and destroyed the spirit.

“I AM READY.” said Deadly Bones, “ZEUS, THESE BONES ARE COMING FOR YOU!”

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