|Held for Ransom
Author: beachbum999 PM
The Mast Serum. Zeus' Master Bolt. The Crook and Flail. That is all they need if they ever want to see their friends again.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Percy J. & Amy C. - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,262 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 08-06-12 - Published: 07-18-12 - id: 8334378
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Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters or books in this story.
So, Amy and her group told them everything. Everything. Even about the Clue Hunt, but not about their adventures. That was too much.
"I'm confused about one thing," Carter stated. "These people want the recipe to the Master Serum, but no one knows the recipe."
"Yeah," Jason agreed. "So, does that mean we have to go through the whole Clue Hunt to get the recipe?"
Amy was silent. She didn't know what to say.
Dan took a deep breath. "We don't have to."
Everyone gave him a puzzled look. After a moment or two, Amy finally understood what he was trying to tell the others, and backed him up.
"About two years ago," Amy said. "We went through the Clue Hunt ourselves."
Dan nodded. "Me and Amy were a team. So were Natalie and Ian, Hamilton with his sisters and parents, Sinead and her brothers, and Jonah was a team of one."
"And Dan and I won the Clue Hunt."
"And since I have a photographic memory, I… memorized the recipe," Dan finished.
Dan memorized the recipe. Of course. What else could Percy expect?
And, obviously, the first one to respond was Leo, who was jumping up and down like a three year old. "You guys did the Clue Hunt? That is sooooo cool! And-"
"No, Leo," Annabeth snapped. "Not cool. By what it seems like, they probably tried to kill each other hundreds of times!"
"Try thousands," Dan muttered.
Percy saw Amy look at Ian. He caught her eye, and they both looked away quickly. Amy had an angry, yet sad look in her eyes, while Ian had a guilty look in his.
Percy looked at Annabeth. She looked at him. She gave Percy a look that said, I saw it too.
We'll ask later, Percy mouthed to her.
She nodded in agreement.
Percy turned his attention back to the others. Leo was still jumping, asking questions. "What branches are you guys in?"
Dan nodded as if he approved of Leo's nature. "Amy and I are Madrigals, Hamilton is a Tomas, Sinead is an Ekaterina, Jonah is a Janus, and the Cobras here are Lucians."
"It's Kabra, Daniel, not Cobra," Natalie growled.
"Maybe I'll stop calling you Cobra if you stop calling me Daniel," Dan retorted.
"No," Natalie snapped.
"Fine. If that's how you want it," Dan took in a deep breath. "Cobra, cobra, cobra, cobra, cobra!"
"Enough!" Amy and Ian yelled at the same time.
They both blushed, but kept looking at Dan and Natalie with stern looks on their faces.
Dan and Natalie looked at each other and smirked. Apparently, they knew what was going on between Amy and Ian.
"Of course, brother dear," Natalie said to Ian with an evil glint in her eye.
Sadie chuckled. "I say that to Carter all the time."
"Yeah," Carter agreed. "And it's annoying."
"You're annoying," Sadie replied.
Percy smiled. That reminded him of Annabeth and Percy when they were younger. Sometimes they still did that to each other – even if they were the most popular couple at Camp Half-Blood.
Ian didn't seem to hear what Carter and Sadie were saying. He was still glaring at Natalie. And if looks could kill – this one would.
"If you say anything," Ian raged. "I swear, I'll-"
"Oh, I won't," Natalie smirked. "For now."
Okay, so Natalie was acting evil. What else was new?
Amy and Ian were acting kind of strange towards each other too… Carter would have to ask about that later.
"Okay, so we have the Crook and Flail, and the Serum recipe," Frank pointed out. "But we don't have Jupi- I mean Zeus' Master Bolt. How on earth are we going to get that?"
"Well, if Luke could do it," Nico shuddered at the name, "so can we."
"Who's Luke?" Jonah asked.
Carter saw tears forming in Annabeth's eyes. Percy squeezed her hand and put his arm around her shoulders.
"Jonah!" Amy exclaimed.
"I'm sorry!" he responded," How was I supposed to know that-"
"It's fine," Annabeth said. She took a deep breath. "It's a complicated story."
"Hullo? Guys?" Sadie said. "How are we going to get Zoop's Master Bolt?"
"It's Zeus, not Zoop," Carter corrected her in annoyance.
"Who cares?" she said.
"A lot of people, actually," he retorted.
"Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. Wikipedia, but I-"
"Stop it," Zia said. "I'm sick of breaking up your arguments all the time."
Sadie glared at Carter. "So, back to the question I asked before. What's the plan?"
"Being a child of Athena, I already have a one," Annabeth said in a tone that wasn't bragging. "So here's the plan…"
Author's Note- Too long? Too short? Hopefully it meets right in the middle.
Were any of the characters OOC? Tell me immediately if so.
Any comments, suggestions, and complaints are accepted. I'll do/read anything it takes to help me become a better writer.
Tell me if anything doesn't make sense.
Thanks for reading