08/06/2010 10:13:00


Percy's POV

"If you need to you can go get you belongings from where you're staying now." Emily said, "It won't take too long of us to find Gran, she's either in the garden or at home"

"No need to, when we leave we don't our things anywhere. There's no telling when we'll have to leave a place," I told her. Annabeth kept looking at me like I had just tried slicing her dad into ribbons with Riptide.

"Freaks" Kara coughed trying not to be heard. There's one of two things this girl really need to learn: either learn not to make comments like that when Annabeth can hear or to just keep her mouth shut.

Annabeth caught Kara by her hair and whispered in her ear, "Make one more comment like that and it might just be your last, got it."

"HEY! Let go!" Kara screamed, reluctantly Annabeth let go, "Next time you do something like that I'm calling the police." Kara said.

"Annabeth, will you just leave her alone?" I asked.

"Hey I didn't start it."

"I don't care if you started it or not-and technically you did start it-but you acting like a child." Ok that wasn't the smartest thing to say. Now would be the perfect time to run.

"HEY!" Grover and Emily yell at the same time getting every ones attention. "Will all of you stop fighting, it's pointless." Emily said

"Um…what she said." Grover said looking surprised.

"What is wrong with you guys?" Emily asked, no one answered. Emily sighed, "Lets go find Gran."

We checked the garden first and no one was there, so we turned around and headed to the side of the manor. There were a few cabins all but one looked like one had lived in them for years. We went to what seemed to be the only occupied cabin and walked inside. It smelled really good like someone was cooking or something.

"Gran," Adriane called, "Gran, are you in here?"

"I'm in the kitchen," said a woman voice from the other end of the room.

Adriane led us to where the voice was coming from. Standing over the kitchen sink was an old lady with a long gray braid running down her back. Decorating the window above the sink were stones and dream catchers. "Gran, we have visitor." Emily said.

"Very mean visitors if you ask me." Kara muttered. I had to hold Annabeth back, but no one else seemed to notice Kara's remark.

"Visitor?" Gran turned around to see us.

"Yeah, they didn't have anywhere else to stay so I though they could stay here in the manor if that's alright." Adriane said.

"That was thoughtful," Gran said, "So who are they?" For the first time I realized we hadn't introduced ourselves. "Little Bird, don't tell me you forgot to asked them their names."

Adriane looked down "Sorry Gran."

"I'm Percy Jackson," I said "this is Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood."

"Nice to met you all, and I'll be glad to let you stay here." Gran said.

"Thank you so much," Grover blurted, "you don't know how much this means." Oh boy, there he goes again.

"Well I should go fix some of the spare rooms for you three." Gran said then she walked out the back door leaving the six of us alone.

"Em, think you could finish showing them around?" Adrian asked, Emily nodded. "Ok, Kara could you call the Dflies I need to talk to Zach."

"You got it," Kara said, "Dflies front and center!"

"Come on," there was a strange popping sound and Emily led us out of the cabin back to the main road.

All right the tour didn't help as much as I thought it would. What did I expect: I was going to see something that might be causing the problem, that's stupid. How can you see something wrong with an invisible force? This was going to be hard, I wonder if this ever happened before and if it did how was it fixed, if it was ever fixed. Think Percy think, I told myself, what did Rachel say? Oh yeah 'the Mist will always move around Stonehill' this whole mission is pointless.