posted by Silena_Isabelle
I haven’t discovered who I am, but it all started a very chaos afternoon. It was really tragic for me, I don’t know who to turn in to, or asked help to. I mean it was hard, I don’t even know who my mother is, all I know my dad told me she died long ago. He remarried but I felt like an outcast, so I ran away from home. I walked down the streets, it was dawn and I am alone, I don’t know where to go. A strange woman from afar kept looking at me, so I tried to avoid her, but everywhere I go she’s there. The alley lights turned on, and it’s about time for sun set.
“Lost are you?” said the woman. I didn’t respond.
“I know who you are, May Gomez.”
“How do you know me?” I shouted from my anger.
“I know your mother, May.”
“I don’t believe you. What do you want?” I cried. I continued walking but the woman blocked my way.
“She’s alive…” the woman grinned.
“I have no time for this! Get lost before I-“The woman suddenly changed her form into a vicious monster, with sharp teeth and wings.
The monster flew high; I got scared and didn’t know what to do. In an instant I remembered the peppermint spray in my bag. I took it out and sprayed it in the eyes of the monster as it charged above me. It was an effective weapon, so I ran to the nearest store named Givenchy. Gosh! I love the bags, it was my first time seeing these items, and as an eleven year old ofcourse I don’t have any money.
“Excuse me, may I help you?” a voice spoke to me, it was the saleslady.
I didn’t know what to answer, but I can’t definitely tell her I’ve been attacked by a flying monster. But a voice rang inside me, from my heart telling me “Tell her you are waiting for your mother.”
“I’m waiting for my mother.”
“Oh…” smiled the woman. “Why don’t you sit down, I’ll just be at the back.”
Something struck my mind, it’s the voice of the lady saying “She looks harmless to me, she won’t steal anyway, and she’s just a kid. Home security is just a button away and her mom is coming so new customer to arrive.”
Again another voice spoke to me, a voice of a woman, coming from my heart saying “Go to the perfume station and spray.” I stood up and went to the perfume station. There were varieties of perfume but there was a scent that made me fell in love with it. I took the sample bottle and sprayed as much as I can. But not a moment soon the monster traced me, went inside the store in a form of a woman again.
“Hello, good afternoon.” Said the saleslady, but the monster made the saleslady unconscious, it pinched the neck and the lady fell on the floor.
I ran to the perfume station and took a bottle of perfume, it was entitled Givenchy. I sprayed it on the monster, it choked, and I broke the bottle and stabbed it in its chest. Not a moment soon the monster boiled, no blood spouted, it became liquid and disappeared like nothing happened. Then I took the chance while the saleslady is still unconscious, I grabbed a bag of Givenchy because the monster kind of hated it, then I took two bottles of the perfume that I sprayed earlier it was flower by Kenzo. I was grabbing everything I can, I even took clothes and it’s not just any clothes its guess, which I don’t even know what is guess. Since I ran away I need clothes, right? I also took a pair of flip flops from Havaianas. I don’t like to abuse because I know what I’m doing is wrong but I need things. I heard someone coming in; I quickly hid behind the couch.
“Where’s the monster?”
“I don’t know, but I can sense it came to this place.” a girl’s voice answered.
But I was clumsy, I moved, and they heard my movement.
“Someone is here…Hello? Is there anybody here?”
Ofcourse I didn’t answer, but they spotted me behind the couch. “Go away! You’re a monster aren’t you?!” I shouted using a high heeled Chanel sandal as a weapon.
“Wait! Wait! Don’t worry we won’t hurt you.” Said a girl whose eyes are heavy lidded like a doll.
“How would I know you won’t hurt me?”
“Promise!” said another girl raising her right hand.
“Okay, but I won’t trust you yet!” I didn’t let go of the sandal yet.
“Have you seen a monster? I know you were the kid back there right? Down the streets? We saw you being attacked by a monster.”
“I was…” I said. “I am always being followed by creepy monsters ever since then.”
“You’re a demigod…Goodness! You’re not safe here! Come with us.”
“What?!” I said.
“You’ll be safe with us. We’ll protect you.” The girl said. “By the way I’m Madelyn.”
“I’m Charlotte.” the other girl with doll eyes said.
“I’m May.” I said.
“Come on, we’ll be a friends from now on.” Madelyn smiled and reached a hand out to me. I reached for her too and went along with them. I felt happy that instant because it felt like family, real family.
I felt water sprinkled in my face, when I opened my eyes, I was in a room. Walls were colored in pink, vines with flowers were everywhere. Beside where I was lying, a window with a girl was there. Not a moment later I realized I was in my cabin, at Aphrodite cabin.
“Psssst!” said the girl with brown chestnut eyes. “Hello? It’s five am!”
“What?” I said, the girl became clear to me, it was Madelyn. “Wake up! Later on many will be using the shower! We still have inspections to do.”
“Oh, goodness!” I said jumping out of bed.
I opened my trunk and took out a pair of jeans, a camp shirt, toiletries, and more. It was then I realized I dreamed about my past again. Oh, I hate dreaming about my past. I went out the cabin quietly leaving my other siblings asleep.
“What time did you sleep last night? Charlotte asked.
“I don’t know. I didn’t notice.” I said. “Guys, I dreamed about my past again.”
“What?” Madelyn shrieked. “What’s about it this time?”
“The first time we met, at the Givenchy store.” I closed the door gently and we walked away to the shower.
“Did you offer to the gods, my dear?” Charlotte asked.
“I did, especially to my mom.” I brushed my hair behind my ears. “I’m being haunted.”
“Let’s just not talk about this, guys.” Shrugged Charlotte, but I know she’s worried.
Demigods tend to dream a lot about the past, present, or future, and it’s not always a good message.
During preparation for breakfast, Centaur galloped to us. He’s our head of camp demigod and organizer of activities. “Good morning Madelyn, May, Charlotte.” He greeted us.
“Good morning.” We smiled while we prepared for the plates and utensils.
“How’s the report going?”
“We’re about to get on with that.” I said. I dropped the plates on the table and whispered. “I’ll go; I’m going to get my papers.”
“Go.” Both Madelyn and Charlotte whispered.
I escaped the great hall to get my papers from the cabin. It’s so hard to be a head of a cabin, because you’ll do most of the works. You’ll be checking cabins from then on and I hate doing that. Centaur assigned us to become head. We can only be head if we achieved a lot of camp beads that is rewarded to us after achieving quests and if we are a junior. That’s why we are always up by five in the morning, so we won’t run late or there’s a consequence.
“May!” shouted a voice that ran to me. I turned around and it was Jake, head and son of Hephaestus. “Where are you going?”
“I’m going back to my cabin.” I said. “I forgot my papers for inspection, how about you?”
“Uhm… I’ll just come with you.” He smiled. “Since I’ll also be inspecting cabins, why don’t we just do it together, you know?”
“Oh, okay.” I sounded a bit happy of what he just offered me.
“Centaur is so hard to be an instructor, that half human half horse.”
“Ssshhh! Stop that!”
We were near already but nasty kids from Apollo cabin came to our way and started to tease us. Well, what do you know, they’re good at it.
“Oh, look…An Aphrodite.” A tall guy with green eyes and brown hair said.
“Ha-ha funny. Beat it Pritz!” I said sarcastically.
“Awe…Come on. I haven’t started it, uptown girl.” Pritz laughed while he clapped a high five with his siblings. “I see you are with your high class toy.”
I glared at him. “He’s not my toy; now get out of the way before I slash you with my dagger.”
“Come on, just ignore him.” Jake said pulling me away.
“Don’t start laughing! I won’t spare you.” I said angrily as we approach the door.
I was not in the mood, but Dwight came to me and patted me in my back. “Smile sis! You need that.”
"Alright, everybody inspection time!” I announced. All of my siblings went out, except for Dwight.
“Tsk! Go on, brother.” I said.
“I’m watching you son of Hephaestus.” Dwight warned.
“Tsk! Stop it okay? Go on.”
I ignored Jake and scanned my stuff as fast as I can. I forgot where I had left the inspection papers; I must’ve left those papers somewhere. I opened my trunk but it’s not there, I bent down to look under my bed. I realized the cabin was quiet, then I became nosy so I explored Jake’s mind. He was eventually saying “Aphrodite cabin is really clean and organize as always. It smells like varieties of flowers here, and it’s so refreshing. I wonder where she had left those papers; I’m kind of getting hungry. Hmm… Isn’t it forbidden to be left alone together in a cabin? Especially the part that we both have different parents, it’s okay if were siblings and left alone here. But I’m happy we’re not, or else we’ll be fighting twenty four hours.” Then Jake chuckled.
“I know what you’re thinking, Armor head!” I rolled my eyes.
“Hey! That’s privacy!”
“Let’s get going before I change my mind of sparing you from my punches.”
Dwight waited for us outside. “Breakfast time, quickly finish your task, I’ll be at our table.”
“Okay.” I smiled.
“I’m watching you, Logan.” Dwight warned and looked at Jake scarily.
“Go on, cut it out. I’ll be fine.” I said. “Promise” Dwight left and jogged to the great hall.
My brother hates Jake with the fact that he’s a son of Hephaestus. Our mom had bad memories with Hephaestus, and maybe our generation still carries it. I mean some of us.
“I have a feeling your brother hates me as much as you do.” Jake said glumly.
“Oh, cut the drama Armor head.” I bumped him with my shoulders as a sign of cheer up. “Come on, let’s finish this.” I smiled.