Author: Killarthe4th PM
On hiatus and currently being re-writtenRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,720 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 01-11-12 - Published: 05-16-11 - id: 6996249
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AN: Hi guys I'm back with another chapter of Gemini. :D
Disclaimer: I don't own the Percy Jackson series, only my characters are mine.
Whatever Umbra did in the morning was amazing! He managed to eat and get dressed in around 10 minutes, not to mention he showered as well! I basically did the same thing but I took at least 13 minutes, and I didn't have to eat the same time. By the time I got out Umbra was watching TV. Umbra then took the liberty of giving me my bag, pushing me to the door and then towards the school. We ended up getting to school on time, although the teachers did give us glances. Speaking of teachers our homeroom teacher had her dog here again, it glanced at us questioningly then resumed to chomping on a bone that seemed to appear from the small purse of our homeroom teacher. She smiled at us in a way that caused me to shiver. After she took the register, I noticed something about the person sitting in the corner. She had tried her best to stop people from looking at her face. When I saw a glimpse of her face I immediately grabbed Umbra and dragged him up to the corner of the room.
"What is it now?" he asked sounding very aggravated, turning away from the student.
"Hi Zoe! I didn't know that you were in this class." as I had said this Umbra quickly whipped his head around to see if I was joking to find his face extremely close to Zoe's. The end result was hilarious as both of them were in fact very red in the face.
"Sorry about that." Umbra said his face still looking very red. I thought I heard a very silent "I didn't mind…" from Zoe but that was something that I would ask about later. It seemed that Umbra was too embarrassed to hear the part she had said at the end. Mike seemed to have trouble trying not to laugh when he saw what happened. The dream hit me again like a car, how are we supposed to talk about it when Mike is the one who died in the dream? Umbra must have thought the same thing as his eyes seemed to darken even more than usual. Mike obviously found it weird that we had been so quiet, so he then proceeded to use methods to get us to talk or react in some way. His efforts were of course in vain as Umbra and I went back to our seats and grabbed our bags. We then went to our separate classes, I was in biology along with Mike while Umbra had drama and Zoe had music. The creative and scientific sections of the school were in different places so while I went with Mike to our lesson, Umbra and Zoe went the other direction, still looking very red faced. In biology it was extremely awkward as I was paired to work together with Mike for the lesson. This caused a very awkward silence between us while the rest of the class was chatting away like no tomorrow.
"So… what's up?" Mike said, attempting to make conversation
"Nothing much…" I said "you?"
"A few monsters here and there but other than that there isn't anything." He said, being very calm about the monster part. I couldn't have thought how monsters were normal, demigod or not. But of course before I could ponder more about it a giant hole was blasted through the wall. Everyone backed up and looked at the hole, and watched as a Chimera pounced through the wall. Everyone started running, and I saw the Chimera change into a tank for a moment, and then back into it's monster form. "The mist works wonders…" I sighed, realizing that the teachers would probably find some way to blame me and Mike for this. I heard only one word escape Mike's mouth: "Run."
I felt the heat from a fire that the Chimera had started, but I kept running towards the drama room to get Umbra. Mike looked around to check if there were any mortals around, before throwing some of his homemade Greek fire Molotov cocktails. He threw a bottle and it hit the Chimera on the head, engulfing the monster in fire. I watched in wonder as the creature seemed to absorb the heat and flame, but my look changed to one of terror when the Chimera's snake head started spewing out the same substance Mike had just thrown at it. "How is it breathing Greek fire?" I asked, before rolling out of a blast of fire.
"I don't know!" He said, ducking under a blast of flame, before grabbing the fire itself and swinging it back towards the monster "I've never heard of it having that ability!". The chimera then leapt over us and prowled off towards the staff room. We heard fire alarms go off and the fuss of teachers getting kids out of their classrooms. I then realized the predicament we were in. There was smashed glass on the floor as well as unknown liquid, and we were standing around in it. Mike and I quickly ran towards the hall for the attendance. I was confused, why had the Chimera not finished us off when he had the chance?
I stifled a yawn as I walked to that banshee's class (by banshee I mean the drama teacher), but the shadows around me seemed to be growing, I could see right through them pretty clearly even though my classmates couldn't. Glancing around I could find some random things that looked Greek to me. Like the omega sign Ω or delta ∆. There were even traces of blood in the shadows though I'm pretty sure that they were old as they seem faded. I passively walked pass most of them except one, this one was truly gruesome. There was the shape of a body on the wall except there was no body it was all blood. The sight made my breakfast want to escape my stomach. I then noticed in the corner a pile of bones with a skull on top. What is this school supposed to be? A horror movie set? I quickly walked away, attempting to blank my mind of that horrible scene. When I got to the classroom, I have to say I was surprised. The teacher was tied to the chair and the students were running around creating running around like wild animals, for a second I thought that monsters had gotten into the school again and got ready for my scythe to appear but then I noticed they looked like they were being flung around the room, not moving of their free will. What looked like miniature humans with no lower body were flying around at astounding speeds.
I felt something grab the back of my coat, I reacted too late as was lifted into the air, and I'm pretty sure I felt like my breakfast coming back up. I quickly let the darkness in my tattoo create my scythe, feeling the weight I quickly swung it in an arc across the flat of my back, feeling the force of gravity bring me down I braced myself for collision as I landed on the desk, my back hurt a little as I got to the ground, I felt a little dizzy as I got to my feet, looking around the shadows seemed to be more defined than ever, there were crazed shrills sounding around me as I regained focus. I looked around to see that somehow everyone was fine getting on with their work and that all the spirits seemed to be gone, even the teacher was untied and was explaining what was happening on the board. "Teacher I don't really feel well do you mind if I go see the nurse?" I asked
"You may" the teacher said not looking away from the board. I quickly gathered my things and walked out the classroom. When I got out I checked my head when I got to the back I winced in pain. I withdrew my hand to see it painted in a red liquid, I struggled to walk but I got to the nurses office. When she asked what happened I just said that I fell off my chair and then someone dropped something on my head. My head was bandaged and she told me to rest, as I was about to get up from the chair the school bell rang, the nurse quickly pushed me out of the room and guided me to the hall, when I got there the sound overwhelmed me. As if this injury wasn't bad enough now I have to sit through this sound wave. The monsters earlier had my frightened they reminded me of hurricanes, untamed and uncontrollable only able to be avoided. I looked around the room my headache as sharp as a needle, I found Dawn on the other side of the room. I slowly made my way towards her.
When I saw Umbra I thought that he was fine, but then when he got closer my look of joy became a look of worry. His head was bandaged and he seemed to have trouble walking, I quickly ran over to him, ignoring the fact that mike was even there. "What happened!" I asked, "What got you so hurt?"
His response was "monster attack" as he slowly sat in line behind me. That reminds me that we were having registration because of that fire alarm. Mike was probably pondering the same thing I was… why did that chimera stop attacking us? Our homeroom teacher called for me, Umbra, Mike and Zoë to come up. I helped Umbra on his way as we followed the teacher out of the hall. What we were greeted with was not pleasant. There was a mass of monsters, ranging from the thing with bat wings (AN: She means fury), to some monster chewing on a bronze rugby ball (she means the lastrigonian giants). Our home room teacher was blocking the way herself, preventing our escape… Her Chihuahua had morphed into the chimera, while we saw that our homeroom teacher had scales instead of skin and a snake tongue instead of the normal human tongue. "Resistance is Futile demigod's" She said "I Echidna will PERSONALY end all of you." This looked pretty bad... They were preventing our escape, I looked around desperately for an exit we could have slipped through but it looked like everywhere was blocked. For some reason Umbra was shaking like he had just woken up from a bad dream.
Mike had already drawn his Molotov's and had put on the gloves I saw in the dream. Zoe had already drawn her boy and arrows from her backpack while Umbra shakily activated his scythe. I quickly gathered my courage and got my gauntlet out, I quickly regretted it as when the gauntlet appeared light went on in the room, I now understood why Umbra was so shaken up, there were bone piles all over the floor, the ceiling had skeletons hanging, but the worst of all was the color of the room, it was blood red… every part of the room as covered with a layer of red, I swore once I get out of this room I'm going to puke my brains out. I looked at umbra but froze; his eyes normally full of life had gone lifeless, the color of his eyes turned red as the whites of his eyes turned black. He then suddenly stood up, shocking Zoe and Mike as they saw him straighten up, he then started walking towards the monsters, a foolish thing that looked like a blue cloud streaked to him, only to be sliced in half by his scythe. When he got close to the monster with the bronze rugby ball it yelled something like "FOOD" as it came charging at Umbra along with half of the monsters in the room.
I don't think Echidna looked pleased after what umbra did. He was slashing at the monsters so fast it looked like a hurricane of attacks. Monster dust was starting to form a dune around umbra as he got rid of monsters 1 by one; I looked around to see that I was the only one not fighting, as mike was busy with those gloves that were covered with green fire. Zoe was shooting everything in sight, occasionally firing a multicolored arrow, before it collided with a monster either a green/blue/purple note will appear then the following effects occurred, when the green one flashed it would go through various monsters crashing into various others as the green arrow pieced the armor and even going through the wall at some point, when the blue note appeared it releases a volley of arrows showering monsters, and finally when the purple one appeared it seemed to make the monsters actions more sluggish and easier for us to slice them apart. I crashed through most monsters the flame of my blade burning holes through the monsters, there was a possibility that we could win… but I didn't like the odds, the monsters seemed to come at an endless rate. Most of the monsters yelling how they would avenge their comrade's, others yelling food and other gibberish, I noticed that Umbra hadn't gained the "light" in his eyes yet… Umbra had moved all along the room literally turning the room bronze in color, his pupils were still red as he shredded the enemies causing them to start thinking twice before attacking us. Then I heard a very audible Retreat! I looked around and found everyone was all right.
I looked around feeling safer than before walked to Umbra and hugged him in an attempt to calm him down, I felt someone else go to hug Umbra looking up I see Zoë hugging him as well. Suddenly mike shouted a Look out! Looking up I see the chimera from before looking down hungrily at us, time seemed to slow down at this point the chimera's heads came down. I nearly accepted that we were going to die but then I saw what looked like a scythe attached to a chain swinging down cutting the chimera's head's off. We all stared in silence as a girl in a traditional Chinese dress dropped down from the ceiling, when the snake head flew at her it seemed to be pinned to the wall due to some invisible force. Then in a not so subtle way a blonde boy crashed to the ground, we all stared wide-eyed as the girl just walked up to him looking him in the eyes with her own emotionless eyes. She said in a loud confident yet emotionless voice "Caeli Spiritus get off your backside before I stab you with my Kama's" The boy on the ground Caeli quickly got to his feet, putting his hands up in surrender.
"Jeez you could lighten up Karin" The boy made known as Caeli replied, "I mean you made no emotional response that I landed on the ground with a crash, no worry, no laughter, nothing." She stared back at him and then in the most anti emotional voice ever said. "Why would you pretend to fall when I'm pretty sure that you could catch yourself with your wind abilities?"
(A/N: This is going to be awesome 2 new characters! This could mean a ton of different things! R&R because i need advice .)