The trip back to the castle was a less exciting experience than when they began the journey. After Athena met the Queen, she was still haunted by her words. Her thoughts raced. She spent the whole trip thinking about the what Endelva told her. The truth. She was her reincarnation. That was the reality. And one day, she and Endelva would become one and the same. That was what she said. It horrified her to no end.
Athena didn't know how many days have gone by. It could been a month and no one would notice. Athena spent the trip in silence. She made it clear to everyone that she did not want to address the reincarnation subject. It was still bothering her. And it would continue to bother her for the rest of her life. She'd heard of things like these. Reincarnations. But most of all: people who were half demon. All her life Athena thought she was just human. The truth she was given was like lightning cutting her down like a tree. It was like her whole life was just a lie.
Grim and Artemis