over a year ago:
Well, I feel incredibly mean. The thing is, this is the last chapter and I wanted to make it perfect. And that was hard, especially because my brother deleted all my work on it, so i re-wrote it, ad then found the original edited the two together and voila! CHapter fourteen... sorry for the wait, but i'm very proud of it and really hope ya'll enjoy it.
@apollorules: I like it, your the first wone to come up wit something. I like it cause it reminds of like some softy couple saying "dove you" and that, it flows
Leo Valdaz had a twin. That’s the rumor that was circling around camp. It was the best anyone could think of. Why else would his look alike be running around New-Orleans in the 30s? The one girl- Hazel I think- was making some huge deal about it. I personally didn’t think it was that big of a problem, he was here, the other wasn’t. There were certainly bigger issues at hand. Like the fact that Jason had an almost girl friend, or how Nico had a sister, and Reyna just happened to know Percy. Or the whole thing about the giants and Gaea, the world ending. That was important too.
be preparing to leave. As in right now, but no. I’ve been stuck in some stupid meeting for the past five hours. Everyone was fighting over who got to ride to Greece on the Argo II. Jason, Leo, and me had already been chosen. It was pretty obvious Percy was going too, and he claimed Frank and Hazel had been “chosen by the gods” too. That only left one spot. I’ll just say it’s a good thing weapons aren’t allowed. Lauren was using every ounce of strength to get that spot.
“I can’t lose him again!” Annabeth yelled. I felt bad for her. She was white as a ghost, breathing hard. Percy squeezed her tight and whispered something in her ear, but still nothing changed.
Reyna spoke, “I remember Percy talking to me. He said Juno predicted the one closest to him would cause us the most trouble. It was predicted that the child of Athena will walk alone. I only see one, she should not go.” The tips of Percy’s ears were scarlet. He had possibly just ruined Annabeth’s chances of coming. I got an idea.
“Look,” I started, “the prophecy says there will be seven heroes, but we’re supposed to be fighting the giants,
not exactly an easy task. We’ll need more than seven fighters. Reyna, you think you should go, then go, take the last spot. Annabeth, if you think you’ll be needed, come too. This is about uniting two different worlds. It won’t work if we stay separated.” I sat down. Annabeth shot me a look of thanks. I smiled. “Can we go now?”
I was grateful for everything Piper said. She had been my ticket to fighting. But I was mad too. Chiron said I had a big part in the war, but now I wasn’t even part of the seven? I needed time to think. That’s when Lupa found me. I was looking out on the river, as she pranced up. I was thankful to find she was in her human form.
“What is it that is troubling you child,” She asked.
“I was told I’d play a big role, and now. I don’t know. I feel like I have more to prove, like I should be doing more. I feel like…”
“Like you have done enough. Do you think Jason would have been able to find Camp Jupiter without you? Do you think this would have gone as peacefully, as quickly as it did? I may even forgive you for lying to every member of the legion because of this. You did not fail.”
I took a deep breath. The cool air felt good, it made me more alert. Looking upon Lupa’s eyes, I could tell she meant every word. I would do something. Something big.
Breakfast was quiet the next morning. The seven were running about, making sure everything was perfect. Annabeth was a wreck, and I felt for her. Eight months she had waited for that guy. And now she was going to lose him all over again. I wanted to comfort her, I just didn’t know how. I looked across the table at Zoey. She’d dealt with the transition well. A lot better than anyone expected. Then my eyes fell on David. I couldn’t imagine him in a war, but there was no one else I wanted next to me in a fight. We were spending more and more time together, the three of us. I tried not to think of it too much, but the next few weeks may very well be our last. War was on the horizon, and it was sure to leave heavy casualties and heavy hearts. David seemed to be reading my mind.
“We’ll make it back.”
Zoey laughed, “Please. It’ll be nice to kill, like a free pass to get out all our anger.”
“I didn’t know you had it in you” I joked.
“Bah, we all have it” David said, “it’s just how we show it that differs.” I smiled. For the first time for a while, I felt free of my burdens, free of responsibility. Deep down, the fear that one may perish vanished. We were strong enough. We were smart enough. And we certainly wouldn’t go down without a fight.