"What's Camp Half Blood?" Reyna asked.
"I'm guessing it's another safe place for demigods," I said.
"But Legions is the only safe place for us!" Josh growled. Sarah sighed.
"Where is Camp Half Blood? You saw that, didn't you?" she asked. I shook my head.
"Hera cut off the dream before any of them said what state it was in. If only I had one of those gold coins, we could ask recreate that IMing thing they did," I said, frustrated.
"Do you know what the gold coin was?" Josh asked.
Drachmas, Annabeth's voice said in my head, Golden drachmas.
"It was a golden drachma," I said, wincing, and rubbing my head. This remembering stuff was painful.
"They used those in Greece, didn't they? Except they were silver, and not gold," Sarah said. We all turned to look at her.
"Okay, not even I knew that, and I'm sprouting Greek facts. Did you, like, study Greek?" I asked.
"No," she replied. Then something happened. It seemed to shock Reyna and Josh, but it seemed familiar to me. Maybe even homey. A pink aura had appered around her, and her plain camp clothes were replaced by a flowing, white Greek robe. Her wavy blonde hair was weaved with flowers, and golden arm bands wrapped around her upper arms. Her blue eyes were made up, along with the rest of her face. She was beautiful.
"What the heck just happened?" Reyna asked.
"She was just claimed," I replied simply.
"That's not how claiming works! You're tested, and that's how we determine you!" Reyna said, her voice full of panic.
"Maybe here, but at Camp Half Blood this is how it works," I said, wincing as I said that, te memory of climing coming back to me. "Hail, Sarah Resnedue, Daughter of Aphrodite!"
"What was that all about?" Josh asked me.
"I donno. It just felt right," I said, shrugging. "Let's go get us a quest!"
This is random and Important!: This is why Sarah has a mortal mom, and Aphrodite is her godly parent!: Sarah's dad was dating Lilly Resnedue, when he fell for Aphrodite. He knew she was a goddess, so he didn't break it off with Lilly, until after Aphrodite dumped him with a kid. He then left Lilly and Sarah, taking quite a bit of money with him. Sarah grew up believing Lilly was her birth mother.
"Madem Lupa, the four of us need a quest," Reyna said, bowing low in front of the large wolf.
For what reason, daughter of Jupiter? Lupa mind-asked her.
"To find my brother, Jason Grace, son of Jupiter, Lord of the Sky, and King of the Gods," she replied in a formal tone.
But a quest for more than three? You know the dangers of going over the sacred number, daughter of Jupiter, Lupa mind-said, somehow looking stern with her wolf face.
"It needs to be the three of us, Madem Lupa. I have a feeling the four of us play a roll in the Great Prophicy," she replied.
Very well. This quest shall be for the new pup.she mind-said to us all. Then she turned to me, and narrowed me out, speaking just to me. It is your quest to lead, son of Posideon.
I bowed, and nodded. "Yes, Madem Lupa."
You may leave when ever you haved pack and are ready to leave, Lupa mind-said to all of us. We all bowed and nodded, and went to our cabins.
I grabbed a bag and some extra clothes out of the wardrobe, and slung the bag over my shoulder. I dropped some golden denarii in my pocket, and walked out of my cabin. Reyna stepped out of the cabin next to mine, a two and a half foot gold sword hanging at her waist. Josh stepped out of the cabin across the way from hers, a golden knife in his hand.
Sarah made her way across the grounds to us, her hair still done up with the flowers and her face still covered in make-up. She had changed back into camp clothes, and had a pink backpack slung over her shoulders. I raised my eyebrows at her, and she smiled grudingly.
"My sisters decided that going on a quest in a dress isn't the best idea. But apparently, it is fine to go wearing high heels," she said, rolling her eyes, and motioning down to her feet. She was wearing a pair of black high heeled boots, and she had a bow and a quiver of golden arrows strapped to her back.
"Let's go," I said, leading the way out of the camp.
"Where in the name of Jupiter are we going?" Reyna asked.
"East," I replied, because that was the most I knew about the other camp. It was on the east coast.
"Would you care to be more specific?" she snapped.
"Not really," I replied. She growled, and I turned to flash her a smile. She responded with a snarl. The sun dipped lower in the sky as we reached the edge of the forest that Legions hid in. "Let's go until sundown, then find a place to rest," I said. "Perferibly by a lake."
"Can't we sleep in a tree or something? Bodies of water and I don't get along," Reyna said, wrinkling her nose.
"Or a cave," Josh suggested.
"Or a motel?" Sarah said hopefully.
"Or that cabin with a basement and a second story, next to that lake," I suggested.
"Where?" Sarah asked, suddenly excited.
"He was being sacrastic," Josh said. And for the first time since I had met him, he smiled. It was small, but it was definetly a smile. I was beginning to think he had a crush on Sarah.
"Ugh," Sarah moaned. "Can we just stop here then?"
"No," I said, suddenly feeling a tug to the northeast in the pit of my stomach.
"Why?" Reyna asked.
"Follow me. I have a good feeling about this," I said, a grin breaking across my face. I broke into a run, sprinting down the slight slope at full speed.
"Percy! Where are we going?" Reyna demanded, running right behind me.
"Good spot. I think," I replied. And I was right. A tree house rested next to a cliff that sported many caves, right above a small lake. I walked forward, and dipped my finger in the water.
"Saltwater," I whispered to myself.
"I'll hand it to you, Percy. You sure know how to find a campin' spot," Josh said, entering the small clearing.
"Beats the time I slept in the Labrynth," I joked. Then I winced. "Ow," I muttered to myself. Where the hell did I get that from?
"The Labrynth? Like the place they kept the Mini-" Sarah started, but I slapped my hand over her mouth.
"Don't say his name. Name's have power," I warned.
"I'll take first watch," Josh volunteered. We nodded, and he lit a small fire, and sat next to it. Sarah curled up next to the fire in her sleeping bag, and Reyna climbed up to the tree house. I walked a short distance from the flames, and laid down next to the water, and drifted off to sleep.