|The Flock goes to Camp Year 1
Author: NZ Book Worm PM
The Flock end up at camp half-blood where they discover Demigods. Just who are their Parents? Will they succeed in their quest? Their will be Greeks and their will be Romans and maybe some Mortal Instruments stuff later on. Enjoy : Rated T just in caseRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Humor - Max - Chapters: 26 - Words: 61,254 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 04-13-13 - Published: 08-26-12 - id: 8470473
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Here is Chapter 8, my first Percy P.O.V chapter, it's not the most exciting chapter but it lays some groundwork. Anyway I hope you like it.
I slept in longer then usual which wasn't exactly ground breaking news but still. I checked my watch and found that I'd missed breakfast already. Seeing that I allowed myself to lay back down and think about yesterday.
Yesterday had been crazy first Annabeth and I are out patrolling and we run into a bunch of kids in a tree. Actually I still don't know why they were in a tree, why not just camp on the ground?
But anyway we wen't through the introductions with them and found they all had weird names and were seriously tall for their ages. Then we found out for certain they were half bloods and I mean seriously what are the chances of just finding six half bloods camping outside camp? I'm guessing very slim.
That in turn raised more questions like why hadn't they been claimed before? How could they have not been attacked before when they all just screamed power especially Max and Fang? How did they all know each other?
Anyway things got weirder as the day progressed what with the talking dog, the two encounters with Rachel, the revelation that Iggy was blind then finally the capture the flag game and claiming.
Because seriously the bunch of kids we discovered in a tree just marched into the forest and obliterated the Ares kids, how is that not weird? Even the six year old knocked one out.
Then the claiming, well Annabeth and I had guessed most of them but it was still really weird. What was with all the wings? and how did we not know there were two more kids of the big three just hanging around in the trees.
Anyway even through all the weirdness I couldn't help but like them, they all seemed pretty awesome. So after we gave them the low down of their parents we took them to get their stuff then showed them all to their cabins. Fang gave Max a quick kiss and said good night when they split up making Angel grin happily.
When everyone was in their cabins I walked with Annabeth and Angel over to the Athena cabin. When we got there I pulled Annabeth In for a kiss. Her lips met mine and I felt her smile as I wrapped an arm around her. I couldn't get enough of being with Annabeth, we'd been together almost a year now and I still couldn't wrap my mind around it.
Realizing we were engaging in this kissing session in front of a six year old we broke apart and I smiled awkwardly. Annabeth just laughed "Night seaweed brain," She said. "Night wise girl," I'd said as I walked off to my cabin.
So all in all it had been one weird awesome day. Deciding I'd wallowed in thought long enough I jumped out of bed and got changed. Then I grabbed some of the food I'd had the Stoles sneak in for me and had an impromptu breakfast.
When I was ready to greet the day I headed outside. Everyone was already up and doing stuff. There were lessons going on and some campers were playing basketball, pretty much an average camp half blood day.
Seems I had nothing important on today and being the only kid in my cabin my schedule was pretty flexible I decided I'd go check on the new kids. Walking around camp the first one I found was Max.
She was sitting in the shade of a tree talking to someone. As I got closer I realized it was Rachel. It made sense really who better to help Rachel get through what she'd seen then the person that lived it.
I started my way over there but before I got there Rachel said something that looked like thank you and hugged Max. Max seemed some what startled but she hugged Rachel back. When they broke apart Rachel said something like see ya and walked off.
Max sighed and leaned back against the tree trunk eyes closed staring unseeingly at the sky. I'm guessing by what Rachel had said that their talk had been a not so happy trip down memory lane for Max.
She definitely needed cheering up I decided as I walked the rest of the way over to her. "Hey Max, what you doing?" I asked and she opened her eyes not at all surprised to see me standing there.
She shrugged "Just thinking." I smiled and held out my hand "Well I don't suppose you'd like to take a break from thinking and come meet my Pegasus." She smiled "Sure why not thinking's overrated anyway," she said taking my hand and I helped her up."Well then follow me," I said and started my way towards the stables.
Most of the Pegasi seemed to be gone somewhere probably for a riding lesson but Blackjack was still there. "Blackjack," I said to him silently he turned and started his way towards us. "Hey boss hows it going?" He said inside my head. "Good," I said silently out loud I said "Max meet my pegasus Blackjack, Blackjack meet Max."
I didn't know how the Pegasi would react to Max, they liked me being the son of the guy who created horses and they didn't like Nico but I guessed seems they flew they'd be alright with her. Max was staring at Blackjack's wings in fascination and I almost laughed.
"Hows it going," Blackjack said and Max looked a little shocked for a second then she shook her head "So you were surprised by our flying talking dog when you have a flying, talking horse?" I shrugged then did a double take as I realized what she'd said. "Wait, you heard him?" I asked astonished.
She looked at me confused "Yes," she said drawing it out obviously wondering why I was making a big deal over it. I shook my head "No you don't understand, talking to horses is a Poseidon thing, I'm the only one at camp that understands them," Now she looked confused and was about to say something when blackjack cut her off.
"Course she understands boss she's a wing sister," Okay that was no help to me "What does that mean?" I asked. "Ah, sorry can't tell you boss," he said as he took off into the sky.
Max watched seriously interested as the Pegasus flew above us. I shook my head clearing it and said "Well then may as well teach you a few things, welcome to talking to Pegasi 101, Firstly they understand English so you can talk to them out loud like we just did, Secondly when they respond we can somehow translate it and understand it like just know, Thirdly you can also talk to them in your head if you want a private conversation, Well I can, don't know about you but it couldn't hurt to try it's just like having a conversation in your head if you can imagine that, try it if you want," I said.
The look she gave me said that she knew all to well what having a conversation in your head was like, weird. Anyway she looked up at Blackjack and obviously struck up a much as I wanted to know what they were talking about I couldn't hear seems the discussion was in their heads.
After a minute or so Max nodded and smiled "Cool." I laughed "Yeah it's kind of cool." She was back to staring intently at blackjack as he flew like she was analyzing him.
I was about to ask her what she was thinking when she shouted out "Hey Blackjack dip your wing a little more as you turn!" "Whatever you say sis," My Pegasus replied and she shook her head "Being called sis by a horse, cause that's not at all weird." I looked at her strangely wondering what she was getting at then I turned back to where Blackjack was flying.
This time when he went to turn he dipped his wing farther. Now I know nothing about flying but even I could tell the turn was much cleaner and easier than it was before. "Whoa, thanks for the tip sis," Blackjack said as he completed a few more turns.
Max smiled and I looked at her shocked. "How did you know to do that?" She looked at me for a second then shrugged "I went through this major bird loving faze a while back so I went and camped by this flock of hawks and watched them flying and I guess I just learned how they did it," She said as if it was no big deal.
"You really like camping don't you?" She shrugged. "Yeah, I'm not much of an inside person." I nodded then thought of something "Hey maybe you can help me with something," I said and she looked at me confused "Follow me." She nodded and I started leading the way towards the actual stables.
We met a few more Pegasi on the way and it was weird. The Pegasi all like me but they acted quite formal always calling me lord and everything but with Max it was different. They all came up to her calling her sis and nudging her and tyring to get her to ride with them and stuff.
She laughed nudging them back and assuring them she would later. They treated her like an old friend or part of the family or something. Add that to the weird list.
Anyway we eventually got into the Stable and I led the way to the last stall where I opened the door. Inside was the camps newest baby Pegasus, Snowy.
Snowy, like her name implied was pure white and stood up to just over my knees. Snowy was one of my tasks at the moment. Being only a baby she didn't know how to fly yet. Apparently a Pegasus's mother is supposed to teach them but Snowy's mum died during a quest a few months back.
The campers had all been helping take care of her but seems I'm the only one that can speak to horses I'm supposed to teach her to fly and like I said I know nothing about flying. Apparently Max does though so maybe she can help.
"Max this is Snowy, her mum died so I've been trying to teach her to fly but apparently you know a lot more about it than me." "Hey Snowy," Max said and the little Pegasus charged out of its stall and over to Max in the middle of the stable. Max laughed and crouched down so she was eye level with the little winged horse.
Snowy was nuzzling Max's face and Max had her arms around the horses neck laughing. They were obviously having a conversation because Max laughed again and shook her head.
I was about to say something when someone called out "Max?" It took me a second to realize it was Fang. "Fang, we're in the stable!" She called out and a few seconds later he appeared. He walked over to us confused "Hey did you know these horses could talk?"
I was pretty shocked to say the least, I'm pretty sure that was the most I'd heard him say since he got here. I was also shocked that Fang could talk to the Pegasi, maybe they all could.
Fang walked over to Max and she said "Snowy meet Fang, Fang this is Snowy." Fang smiled and crouched down next to Max and Snowy nuzzled him as well.
That was seriously weird seems the Pegasi didn't really like Nico yet they seemed to love Fang.
Max gave Fang the low down on how to talk to the Pegasi and I couldn't help but notice the look on Fang's face. He usually seemed almost emotionless but now he looked happy and a smile was stretched on his face as he rubbed between the Pegasus's wings.
I cleared my throat and they looked at me "Yeah anyway seems you seem to know something about flying Max maybe you'd be better to teach her." She nodded "Sure we'll have her flying like a pro in no time." I laughed "Cool well I better go find Annabeth and say good mourning," They both nodded and said bye so I left.
I walked around trying to find Annabeth and saw Iggy in the forges so I said good mourning to him and some of my other friends. Nudge was by the strawberry fields with the rest of the Aphrodite kids and waved over at me. I smiled and waved back. Then the Stole brothers walked past with Gazzy heading toward the climbing wall. Gazzy grinned at me as they walked past and I smiled back.
Eventually I found Annabeth by the canoe lake with Angel. I walked over to them "Good mourning you two," I said. They both hopped up and Angel smiled happily "Hey Percy, Annabeth was just telling me about Olympus, it's sounds so pretty," I smiled. "It's getting even better now with Annabeth designing it."
Annabeth smiled her sweet smile and took my hand "What have you been doing seaweed brain?" I shrugged "Checking on the others." She gestured for me to continue and I chuckled "Iggy's in the forges, Nudge is chatting with the other Aphrodite kids and Gazzy's on his way to the climbing wall with Conner and Travis."
She rolled her eyes obviously aware those three were definitely up to no good. "We were just about to go find Max, want to come?" Angel asked. I smiled "Well I know where Max is so why don't you come with me, besides I wanted to show Annabeth something anyway." Annabeth looked at me confused and I just shook my head.
So we started our way back towards the stables. When we rounded the corner so we could see I stopped dead.
Max and Fang were standing on the field happily looking at Snowy hovering wobbly a few meters above the ground. They'd already gotten the Pegasus in the air.
Snowy landed a little awkwardly then galloped over to Max and Fang who sunk down and stroked her looking happy. There like that they almost looked like, parents? What an awkward thought.
They said something to Snowy then looked over at us and Max gestured us over. Angel grinned and ran over and Annabeth looked at me confused. "The Pegasi like Fang? they won't even let Nico ride them," I nodded "And they can both talk to them," she looked startled "Seriously?" As she said it Angel started talking to Snowy.
"And apparently so can Angel, so it's pretty safe to presume they all can, Blackjack said something about Max being a wing sister, any idea what that means?" She shook her head frustrated "Not a clue."
We walked the rest of the way over there and Angel and Snowy ran off playing some kind of game. Max and Fang smiled again then stood up taking each others hands and walking towards us.
"That was fast," I said and they shrugged. "She's a natural, a little longer and she'll be winging it with the best of them," Max said and I laughed a little.
"Max, Max, I climbed the climbing wall it was so awesome it shakes and there's lava and oh my gods it was cool!" Annabeth and I both smiled at Gazzy who was already starting to get the whole gods thing. Max laughed and scruffed up the kids hair "Good for you Gaz."
"Did someone say something about Lava?" Iggy asked having made it from the forge to here perfectly fine. "I think Gazzy did which is so totally random I mean," "Yes Nudge, Gazzy said there was lava on the climbing wall," Max said interrupting, apparently Nudge talks a lot. "Really? sweet," Ig said high fiving Gazzy. Angel came back over and their gang was together again.
"Hey Percy, Annabeth," Someone said from behind me, making me jump. I spun around and saw, Nico. "Hey Nico your back, good to see you man," I said.
He nodded "Likewise, Are they the new campers?" I stepped aside so he could see them properly and said "Yeah guys this is our friend Nico son of Hades, Nico this is Angel daughter of Athena, Gazzy son of Hermes, Nudge daughter of Aphrodite, Iggy son of Hephaestus, Max daughter of Zeus and your half brother Fang son of Hades," Fang stepped forward so they were standing face to face with each other.
Fang was a lot taller but they were seriously similar. Nico held out his hand and Fang took it. "Nice ring," Fang said and Nico smiled a little "Thanks."
"Oh I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship," Max said and they both shot her a glare.
Max just smiled, I had a feeling she didn't scare easily. Something she definitely had in common with Thalia. Though they looked completely different she did kind of remind me of Thalia. The same strong, confident attitude with the strength to back it up. Man when those two meet things would get seriously interesting.
The next chapter will be Max's P.O.V and depending on how I sort it out it could be really long or really short. If it's short I'll try to post another after it. Hopefully that'll happen tomorrow. Anyway thank you for all the views and reviews everyone.