Disclaimer: I don't own Percy Jackson or Harry Potter.

Chapter One: We go to a cave.

Percy's pov.

The night was dark and crisp. But it wasn't all that cold since summer was finally here. I could smell salt and hear the sound of rushing waves. There was a light chilly breeze blowing softly; as we came flying through the sky and landed on a high outcrop of dark rock, the water foaming and churning below. I looked behind me to see a towering cliff; sheer drop, black and faceless. A few large chunks of rock, such as the one where we now stood: looked as if they had broken away from the cliff at one point in time. It was a bleak, harsh view, the sea and the rock unrelieved by any tree or sweep of grass or sand.

I slid off Blackjack. Riptide already in sword form and hanging from my side, (Just incase I needed it) as my good friend, Harry Potter landed next to me on his hippogriff named Buckbeak. He climbed down from him and came to stand next to me. He was wearing the jean jacket Aphrodite gave him during his quest to save Hera. He also had on a pair of expensive designer jeans and light green dress shirt. Aphrodite had kept her promise to the poor boy and bought him a whole new wardrobe. Harry had refused to wear them at first. Then all his old clothes had mysteriously disappeared.

"What a great place to take kids." Harry snorted. As he twirled the skull ring he wore around his finger.

My other good friend Nico di Angelo landed next to Buckbeak. He was on Reaper. Which is a Theastrals: a winged skeleton horse thing, you can only she if you've seen death. I don't know where he got him, but it crept me out.

Nico slide of him and came to stand on the other side of me. He had on his aviator jacket. Black jeans, and a black t-shirt with a skeleton riding a motorcycle.

"Harry," Nico said, looking around me at Harry. When Harry looked at him he nodded to the ground looking amused and I looked down to see bones had popped up around Harry's feet and was shaking and bouncing around.

"Sorry," Harry mumbled, putting his hand down then reached back up and started fooling with his camp neckless. It had one clay bead and the drachmas his dad gave him in the underworld. It still kind of blow my mind that only six mouths ago Harry had been killed and Piper's voice brought him back to life. His dad and surrogate mom or whatever he called her, had told Harry where two of Voldemort's Horcruxes was hidden and after a lot of digging Nico found what cave they were talking about.

Nico beckoned us over to the very edge of the rock where a series of jagged niches made footholds leading down to the boulders that lay half-submerged in water and closer to the cliff. It was a treacherous descent. The lower rocks were slippery with seawater. I could feel flecks of cold salt spray hitting my face. And of course I loved it.

"Lumos," said Harry, as we reached the boulder closest to the cliff face. A thousand flecks of golden light sparkled upon the dark surface of the water a few feet below where Nico crouched, the black wall of rock beside him was illuminated too.

"You see it?" Nico asked. Harry held out his wand to look. We saw a fissure in the cliff into which dark water was swirling.

"I hope you two don't mind getting wet." Nico said.

"No," Harry said.

"I can't get wet." I said.

"Then let us take the plunge." Nico said dramatically. Then after taking off our jackets: we slid from the boulder, landed in the sea, and began to swim: with a perfect breaststroke, I left Nico and Harry behind and swim toward the dark slit in the rock face. The water was icy: I loved it.

The fissure soon opened into a dark tunnel that I could tell would be filled with water at high tide. The slimy walls were barely three feet apart and glimmered like wet tar in the passing light of Harry's wand. A little way in, the passingway curved to the left, and I saw that it extended far into the cliffs.

Then I came up on steps that led into a large cave. I climbed up them. Harry and Nico right behind me. Water streaming from their soaking wet clothes, as they emerged, shivering uncontrollably, into the still and now freezing air. They both had glared at me and my dry clothes. Then Harry held his hand out and said some spell that dried Nico's clothes, he then did the same to himself.

Harry was standing in the middle of the cave, his wand held high as he turned on the spot, examining the walls and the ceiling.

"Yes, this is the place." Harry said.

"How can you tell?" I asked.

"I can feel the magic." Harry said, simply. I raised my eyebrow.

"Okay," I said.

Harry finally stopped and looked at Nico. "So where to?" He asked. "You're the one that came and looked this place over."

Nico nodded. "This is merely the antechamber, the entrance hall," He said. "We need to penetrate the inner place."

Nico walked to the wall of the cave and ran his fingers a crossed it.

"Here, right through here the entrance is concealed." He said. "I never got past this part."

"How do you know?" I asked.

"I can sense that two pieces of the same soul once went through here." Nico explained. "But never could get to the other side. Most be somekind of wizard magic blocking it."

Harry frowned and walked over to it. He felt around it and mumbled words I couldn't understand. For the past few mouths; Harry had been reading any magic book of any kind he could get his hands on. Everytime I would go to his and Sirius's appartement (which was down the hall and around the corner from mine.) If he wasn't out somewhere with Piper or gone with Nico, he would be in his room going through some old magic book. Sometimes Sirius would be helping him. He was also studying to become something called an animagus. But he wouldn't explain to me what that was. Said he would show me if he learned how to do it.

"Oh surely not." Harry suddenly said, frowning real deep.

"What?" I asked.

"I think we need to make a payment to get pass." Harry said, reaching in his pocket for something.

"What like a drachma or a gallon or whatever it is you wizards call them weird coins." I asked.

"Galleon," Harry corrected. "And no, Voldemort is too crude to want money." Harry said. Pulling a knife out of his pocket. It was the same one he used to kill Lycaon. "The payment is blood."

"Blood." I said. Watching him open his knife. I was to sickened to realize what he was about to do.

"I said Voldemort was crude." He then sliced the palm of his hand wincing a little. I felt even sicker as I watched one of my best friends blood drop to the cave floor. Harry then held his palm up to the wall.

The blazing out line of an archway appeared in the wall: The blood-spattered rock with in it simply vanished, leaving an opening into what seemed total darkness.

"After me, I think." Harry said. He then relight his wand and walked through the archway. Nico and me on his heels.

An eerie sight met our eyes: We were standing on the edge of a great black lake, so vast that I could not make out the distant banks, in a cavern so high that the ceiling too was out of sight. A misty green light shone far away in what looked like the middle of the lake. It reflected in completely still water below.

Harry set off around the edge of the lake, and Nico followed him close behind. I followed Nico, our footsteps made echoing, slapping sounds.

"Be careful." Nico said. "Do not step into the water."

"You feel it too?" Harry asked.

"Feel what?" I demanded.

"There's something in the lake." Nico said. Then he turned around and looked at me. The green light making an eerie shadow on his face. "Something not alive, and dangerous." The way he said that sent chills down my spin.

On and on we walked, but the view did not vary: on one side of us, the rough cavern walls, on the other, the boundless expanse of smooth, glassy blackness in the very middle of which was the mysterious greenish glow. I found the place and silence oppressive, unnerving.

"Are you guys sure the Horcrux is here somewhere?" I asked.

"Yes, pretty sure or it at least was here at one time." Nico said.

Harry nodded silently agreeing with Nico as in frowned in thought.

"We just have to figure out how to get it." Harry said, frowning even deeper.

"Couldn't you just try one of those summoning charm thingys?" I asked. Nico snorted, but Harry looked thoughtful.

" I guess it wouldn't hurt to try." Harry said. "But something tells me it isn't going to be that easy." He handed Nico his lit wand and raised his hands.

"Accio Horcrux." Harry called out.

With a noise like an explosion, something very large and pale erupted out of the dark water some twenty feet away; before I could see what it was it vanished again with a crashing splash that made great deep ripples on the mirrored surface.

"What was that?" I asked.

"Something meant to stop whoever tried to retrieve the Horcrux." Nico said. "Something not very pleasant."

"Like what?" I asked. Nico shook his head.

"It'll take too long to explain." He said, and I looked back at the water. The surface of the lake was once more shining black glass: the ripples had vanished unnaturally fast. I didn't like the feel of this lake or the water, it felt all wrong: almost as if it was dead. There wasn't even any life to it. No fish, nothing.

"Now what?" I asked. "Do we go into the lake?" I hoped not, for the first time in my life I did not want to go in the water.

"Only if we're very unfortunate." Harry said.

"But, isn't the Horcrux in the bottom?" I asked.

Harry shook his head. "Somewhere in the middle I think." Harry took his wand back from Nico and held it up. "I can feel the magic, but how to get there without touching the water."

I frowned. What we needed was a boat, but no boat was around. Then I felt this tingling sensation in my hands. Almost as if something was calling me.

I stepped forward and handed Harry my sword. "Stand back you two, I think I sense something."

Harry took my sword and him and Nico stepped back. I felt around the air letting my senses guide me. Into my hand caught on something. I couldn't see it, but it felt like a chain. I griped it with both my hands and pulled. Immediately a thick coppery green chain appeared out of thin air and began to slide through my fist like a snake coiling it's self on the ground with a clinking sound the echoed noisily off the rock walls, pulling something from the depths of the black water. I heard Harry gasped as the ghostly prow of a tiny boat broke the surface, glowing as green as the chain, and floated, with barely a ripple toward the bank where we stood.

"I knew there was a reason I kept you as a friend." Harry teased, stepping up by me and holding Riptide out for me to take.

"Thanks, I feel real loved." I said, taking my sword out of Harry's hand. We did that a lot. Harry, Nico and I. We teased one another. I don't know way. We just did.

"So, is the boat safe?" Nico asked.

"Yeah, it feels safe to me." I said. Harry nodded."After all Voldemort would have to have a way to get across, without disturbing what lays in the lake." He told Nico. Then I realized whatever laid at the bottom of the lake, not only Nico, but Harry also knew what it was. I felt a little angry that they wouldn't tell me.

"I do have a right to know what that is?" I said. Harry and Nico shared a look and Harry sighed.

"We know, Percy." Harry said. "But I don't think you would believe us if we told you. But once we get on the water you'll see."

"How are we all going to fit on this boat?" Nico asked.

I frowned the boat was pretty small. "You and Harry are both tiny, so I'm sure you two can squeeze in on one side and I'll get on the other."

"I guess that will work." Harry said. "Just make sure no one touches that water. Not even you, Percy."

Harry stepped forward and carefully climbed in the boat. Nico followed behind him and the both of them squeezed on one side. It was a tight fit, but they manage to make it work. I climbed in last and sat across from them. I barely fit. My knees even touched Harry's.

"This is going to be a comfy ride." Harry joked, as the boat jerked forward and begin to move on its own.

Ever since he moved in with Sirius. Harry was in a munch better mood then he use to be. More of joken and cheerful moods. Not that old broody mood he use to be in all the time. Some of it was rubbing off on Nico to. Since he spent most his time with Harry, helping him with his Hades powers or whatever you wanted to call them, Nico was less grumpy then he us to be. Less glummy. He even joked some. Now if only we could get him to wear something other than black.

I shook myself of my thoughts and looked down in the water and nearly jumped out of the boat my knees smacked painfully into Harry's.

"I just saw a hand." I yelled out. "A human hand."

Harry looked at me. "I said you wouldn't believe us if we told you." He was rubbing his knees. "Blimey, are your knees made of steel? That hurt."

"You're saying Voldemort has dead bodies down there." I demanded. Ignoring his remark about my knees.

"Yes, but we don't have to worry about them right now." Nico said.

"Right now?" I asked. I sure didn't like the sound of that.

"As long as you don't touch the water they won't do anything." Harry said. That really didn't reassure me.

"There is nothing to fear from the dead, Percy." Nico said.

"It's the living that will hurt you." Harry mumbled. I knew he was talking about his ex-family. The Dursleys

We rolled on in silence into finally the greenish glow got brighter, and the boat had come to a halt, bumping gently into a small island of smooth rock in the center of the lake.

"Remember not to touch the water." Harry said, climbing out of the boat. Nico went after him. I got out last. The island was no bigger then my bedroom, an expanse of the flat dark stone on which stood nothing but a stone basin where the green light was coming from.

Harry approached the basin a frown on his face. I followed along with Nico and peeped inside. The basin was full of emerald-green liquid.

"What is it?" I asked.

"I'm not sure." Harry answered, looking it over. Harry begin to unbuttoned his selves and rolled them up. He stretched the tips of his fingers to the water.

"Hang on." I said grabbing his arm. "Maybe you shouldn't touch it."

"I can't." Harry said. "See." and no matter how hard he pushed some invisible barrier stopped him an inch from it. "You try." He said. I did and couldn't touch it. Then Nico tried and he couldn't touch it.

"Then how are we going to get it out." I asked.

Nico shrugged, but Harry pulled out his wand. He raised it and made complicated movements over the surface of the potion. I didn't know what the heck he was doing. But Nico and I stayed silent as he worked. I knew Sirius had been teaching him different ways to detect magic and figure out what kind of spell was on what, and how to break it if he had to. Maybe this was one of them.

Harry has done a lot of studying and training lately. He was now almost as good as I was with fighting monsters, and there was hardly a spell he hasn't learned. And now Piper was visiting her dad. So Harry was spending must his time training and learning spells. If he didn't keep busy he would be in a bad mood.

"I'm pretty sure, the Horcrux is in here." Harry said. Lowing his wand. "But how to get it? "

"Lumos," Harry lit his wand up again and looked closer into the basin. Then almost absentmindly, Harry handed me his wand and made some weird twirling motion with his hand and a crystal goblet appeared out of nowhere and fell into his hand.

"What is that for?" Nico asked.

"I believe the only way to empty the basin and retrieve the locket is by drinking the potion." Harry said.

"What?" I cried. "No, man. You can't do that. What if it's poison?"

"I doubt it would work like that." Harry said. "Voldemort would want to question whoever reached this island, before he killed them. So more than likely it will just." He gulped. "Make the drinker suffer."

"Then let me drink it." I said. "With my Achilles cures it may not be all that bad on me. And we know it couldn't kill me."

Harry shook his head. "Your Achilles cures is why you shouldn't drink it. What if something happens. With your strength and stuff we need you able to fight."

"Maybe there is some other way." I tried. "Maybe we can just take the basin with us and figure it out at your place, Grimmauld place, or even camp."

"I doubt it could be moved off this rock." Harry said.

"Then let me drink it." Nico afford. Again Harry shook his head.

"No, you can control the dead better than I can." Harry said. "You might be needed. I'm sure once the Horcrux is gone from the basin. The bodies in the lake will probably know it. Besides I'm not letting anything happen to you two."

"What about you, man." I said. "Think about Piper." Hary smiled at the mention of his girlfriend. "Do you think she will want to return from LA only to be told something happen to you. Piper will kill us"

"I told you it isn't going to kill me or anything." Harry said. "It's the only way. Besides, what about, Beth?" Harry raised his eyebrow at me. "She would kill me if anything happened to you."

Harry and my girlfriend Annabeth were pretty close. She thought of him as a little brother. She met him before I did. And Harry had called her Beth for so long, here latly I've caught myself calling her that.

"See, I should drink it." Nico said. "I don't have a girlfriend to kill either of you if I get killed." He said that with amusement in his voice and I knew he was making fun of Harry and I. We looked at each other and rolled our eyes.

Harry then turned to Nico. "I need your word on something." Nico hesitated a moment then nodded.

"This potion will no doubt stop me from getting the Horcrux, it might paralyze me, cause me to forget why I'm here, or create so much pain I am distracted, or render me incapable in some other way. If this happens I went your world, that you will make sure I keep drinking even if you have to force me."

"Harry," Nico said. "Maybe, Percy's right. They might be some other way."

"Nico, you know how immoprtian it is to get the Horcrux. I have to do this." Harry said. Their eyes met for a long moment before Nico nodded.

"Okay, I give my world to make sure you keep drinking no matter what." Nico said.

Harry then turned to me. "Percy, since Nico will be making sure I drink the potion. I need you to grab the locket once the basin is empty. Can you do that?"

I looked Harry right in the eyes. They had turned a pale shade of green. That was the only way I could tell he was scared out of his mind of drinking the potion. I also knew he just came up with the excuse of why Nico and I couldn't drink it. For we won't have to go through whatever Harry will once he starts drinking that stuff. I suddenly wished Piper was here. She could stop Harry from drinking it.

"Percy, please." Harry pleaded.

"Fine," I sighed. "But I don't like this one bit."

"Neither do I." Harry mumbled, taking a long deep breath. He reached the goblet in the potion. I hoped and prayed it wouldn't be able to touch the liquid like his hand couldn't. But it did. The goblet filled with the potion almost at once. Harry then raised the goblet to his mouth.

"Wish me luck." Harry said. Then downed it in one drink. I was terrified of what the potion might do. I raised Harry's wand up to get a good look at his face.

"How do you feel?" I asked. Harry shook his head, eyes closed. A look on his face like he just drunk some Mountain dew with a week old gym sock in it. He then plunged the goblet back in the basin without opening his eyes and refilled the goblet. and drank once more.

In silence Nico, and I watched Harry drink three more gobletfuls. Then halfway through the fourth goblet he staggered and fell forward against the basin. His eyes still closed, his breathing heavy

"Harry, buddy." I said. "Can you hear me?"

Harry did not answer. His face was twitching as though he was deeply asleep, but dreaming a horrible dream. His grip on the goblet was slacking, and the potion was about to spill from it. Nico grasped the cup holding it steady.

"Harry, can you hear me?" Nico asked.

Harry panted and then spoke in a voice I did not recognize. He sounded frightened. And that scared me more than anything. Because, no matter what danger we were in. I have never heard Harry sound frightened. Even when he fought the giant Porphyrion.

"I don't want...Don't make me..."

I stared into the pale face of one of the best friends I have ever had. And for the first time did not know what to do to help him. I was almost paralyzed with fear. I wished I had knocked that goblet out of his hand the first time he filled it.

...don't like...want to stop." moaned Harry. I caught Nico's eye and we both stared. Nico like me has never heard Harry sound scared before. He sighed looked back at Harry and pushed the goblet farther to Harry's lips.

"Harry...you can't stop." Nico said. "You've got to keep drinking, remember? You told me you had to keep drinking." I could tell by the look on his face he was repulsed by his own actions as he tipped the goblet and forced Harry to drink.

"No," Harry groaned, as Nico lowered the goblet back into the potion. "I don't want to...I don't want to."

"Nico, maybe you shouldn't make him drink anymore." I said. Nico ignored me and with a shaky hand he made Harry drink more.

"Make it stop... make it stop." Harry moaned. Nico filled more.

"Here this will make it stop." He lied, giving Harry more.

Harry screamed the noise echoed all around the vast chamber, across the dead black water.

"No...no...no..please.. don't." Harry cried. I wanted to knock the goblet out of Nico hands, but was too shocked to move.

"It's okay," Nico said, loudly his hands now shaken so bad he could hardly refill the goblet: the basin now half empty.

"It's not rea,l Harry. I swear it isn't real. You're safe. Percy is here, I'm here... Take this now." Harry shook his head and backed away from Nico. "Come on, Harry, here drink." Harry backed away and covered his mouth with his hand.

"Do it or I'll...I'll make Piper drink it." Nico said. I stared at him. My mouth open. "You remember her don't you, Harry? Your girlfriend. Sweet beautiful Piper. You don't want her in this same pain do you?" Harry shook his head so fast I thought he would snap his neck. "Then drink or I'll have Piper drink it.

Harry snatched the goblet out of Nico's hand and drained it as if it was nothing more than Cherry Coke. He then fell to his knees, shaking uncontrollably.

"I'm sorry, " Harry cried. "I didn't mean to...It's all my fault...I'm so sorry."

My eyes went wide and Nico and I looked at each other. His mouth silently open.

"What is...what's he talking about?" I asked. Nico shrugged looking paler then usual and went back and filled the goblet again.

"I'm sorry..I'm sorry." Harry cried. "Please, I didn't know..I didn't know...It's my fault."

"Here, Harry, this will help you." Nico said. He tipped yet another mouth full into his mouth.

Harry begin to sob. And kept on saying he was sorry. And that he didn't know that would happen. I had know idea what he was talking about. I couldn't think of anything Harry could have ever did that would be that bad.

"Don't take...don't take it." Harry screamed out. "I'm sorry..I'm sorry...My fault."

Nico wordlessly filled the goblet back up. I really wish I knew what Harry was talking about. What didn't he want someone to take and what was he sorry about. What was his fault.

"Last one, Harry, I promise." Nico said, quietly. Putting Harry through this most be getting to Nico. They were very few people he trusted. Or even called his friend. And Harry was one of them. I would even say he trusted Harry more than he did me.

I glanced into the basin to see he was right. It was now empty and a gold locket was glittering up at me. I grabbed it and put it in my pocket and turned back to Harry in time to see him drain the last goblet.

"No...no..I didn't know...I didn't know." Harry was sobbing none stop now. I really wanted to help him, but didn't know how.

"What the Hades is he talking about?" I demanded.

I finally learned to walk again. And I went to Harry got down beside him. I put my hand on his shoulder. It was shaken real bad.

"It's alright, Harry." I said. I didn't know what else to say. I looked at Nico he was just watching Harry sadly. I got this feeling he knew what Harry was taking about.

"Water!" Harry suddenly screamed out. "I need water."

We looked around but the only water we had was the lake and we couldn't touch it.

"Please," Harry begged, his voice cracked and was shore from all the screaming he did. Tears was falling down his face.

"Fuck it." I cursed and snatched the goblet from Nico's hand and went over to the bank. I dropped Harry's wand into my jean pocket and dipped the goblet into the lake and filled it. If my buddy wanted water he was going to get water.

"Nico, come get this!" I yelled. Because as I brought my arm out of the water a white hand grabbed me and pulled me toward the lake.

Nico jumped up ran over drew out his sword and sliced its hand off. I jumped back before anymore could grab me.

"Get that to Harry." He ordered holding up his sword, as the dead begun to climb up on the rock. He sliced and slashed. The bodies turned to black dust.

I went back to Harry and handed him the water, his hands was shaking so bad I had to help him hold the goblet. He drank it all down in one.

"More," he cracked and I ran back over and got him some more. Then ran it back to him. His hands wasn't shaking as bad now, so I left his side to go help Nico. Since I wasn't a son of Hades, the only way I could stop any of them was to slice off their heads.

We weren't paying attention to Harry and didn't see when a dead dude had reached up and grabbed his leg and pulled him toward the lake.

"Percy, look." Nico yelled. I turned in time to see Harry's head going under the water. I took off running and as I willed myself to stay dry; I jumped in and without having to hold my breath I went under.

At first I didn't see Harry anywhere, but then I looked down and saw they had almost made it to the bottom with my friend. I swum as fast as I could. I holding out Riptide, I then swum up to the two holding Harry, and slashed their hands off. Then their heads I grabbed hold of Harry's arm and swum toward the top.

I was stopped mid swim when a dead dude grabbed Harry's arm. Suddenly I was playing tug-of-war over Harry with a dead guy. Which made me drop my sword. I wasn't worried with that though. Riptide would return to my pocket soon.

Harry's eyes suddenly flew open and he choked on water, and I willed an air bubble around both our heads he looked at me wide-eyed.

"Fire," he said. "Fire, is what they are scared of."

"Sorry, I'm not Leo." I said. Even in his weaken state Harry rolled his eyes at me.

Then one dead guy grabbed my ankle and pulled me out of the bubble making me give a girly yelp. They were now pulling me toward the bottom. I knew I couldn't drown, but it was still unnerving to be dragged at the bottom of a lake by dead people. To top it off the one I could see clearly looked somewhat familiar. Like he favored someone I knew.

I looked up to see Harry swimming down to me. When he got to me he grabbed his wand out of my pocket, pointed it at the bodies, and he most of thought a spell because he couldn't talk outside of the air bubble, but suddenly fire came from the end of his wand, and the bodies backed away, we took off swimming toward the bank. When we climbed back onto the rock the dead started climbing after us. And garbed Harry and I.

Nico ran forward and stabbed the nearest one. It burst into black dust. Then he turned and did the same to the next one.

Harry stood and twisted his wand into a sword, and begin to stab the dead. Like Nico ever dead dude he stabbed turned to black dust. He looked almost wild with his eyes glowing green and his pale face, and messy black hair. But he was weaken again I could tell, and he stumbled a couple of times but kept going.

Riptide now returned to my pocket. So I pulled it out and helped my friends.

After what seemed like hours the last body had been turned to dust and Harry collapsed from a combination of over doing it and the aftereffects of the potion. I caught him so he wouldn't hit his head on the rock, and lowered him gently to the ground.

"Is he going to be okay?" Nico asked. He too looked tried, but I knew he could hold up till we got back to Harry's place where Sirius and my mom was waiting on us to get home.

My mom most be going out of her mind with worry. Sirius too. We hadn't told them the truth about where we were going. Harry wouldn't let us. He knew Sirius would stop him from coming. So we told them we where going to enjoy the warm day and hang out. But we had been gone all day.

"I..don't know, Nico." I said. "Lets just get out of here."

"Here I'll help you with him." Nico said, and he put one of Harry's arms around his shoulder and I put the other around mine.

"Lets get him home, Sirius will know something to help him." I said. Nico nodded.

"Yeah, he knows a lot about magic and stuff." Nico agreed

Harry opened his eyes and they were a very light green color. A color I hadn't seen his eyes turn before. Almost a yellow-green. He moved his feet on his own, but he was still very weak.

"My throat hurts." Harry moaned. His voice cracking, and his teeth were chatting from being soaken wet. "Do me a favor. Don't...don't mention any of this to Piper." He swallowed. "She'll kill me."

"I swear Harry when you're better I'm buying you two cheeseburgers." He may have gained some weight, but I thought he could gain some more. He was still to skinny.

Nico snickered at my words as he helped me get Harry into the boat. I climbed in after them. This time I stayed standing so Harry had room to rest.

I don't know how we did it, but we traveled through the cave holding onto Harry. When we go to the entranced it had closed it's self so I had to take Harry's knife out of his pocket and since I couldn't hurt myself, and I didn't want to put Harry in anymore pain. Nico let me cut him and he touched the wall as I helped Harry stay standing. He seemed to be getting even weaker. And his breathing was heavy.

When we got to the first water we came across, I lifted Harry up and threw him over my shoulder so we can swim back across. He protested weakly. Which I ignored. I kept Harry on my shoulder as we climbed back up the blounder.

"Whoohoo," Blackjack cheered when he saws me. "You're alive boss. " Then he noticed Harry on my shoulder. "Oh, no he's okay isn't he."

I knew Blackjack liked Harry, because he was nice to him and would sometimes groom him when he was at camp.

"I don't know, Blackjack. He drunk some kind of nasty potion." I said, helping Harry onto Bukbeack's back and made sure he wouldn't fall off. Nico tossed me Harry's coat. I hadn't even notice he had picked it up when we grabbed our jackets. I handed it to Harry and with shaky hands he put it on.

"Did you get it?" He asked. Then rubbed his throat like it had hurt him to talk. I nodded and patted my jacket pocket. He smiled weakly at me.

I then climbed back on Blackjack and together we took off toward New York. Glade to leave this creepy place behind us.

A.N. That was the first chapter in. Freeing Death. Hoped you liked it. And I hoped my spelling and grammer got better. Sorry it took so long to post. And I don't know when I'll get the next chapter up. It won't be to long. Maybe a week or so.