Yeah Chapter 14! Thanks everyone, I hope that you like it! Thanks Melanie!
Disclaimer: I do not own PJO or HOO, all rights goes to Rick Riordan.
I was dreaming, I could tell that much because I vaguely remember creeping up on that girl Cassandra, and now I was flying over the ocean. Ahead of me there was an island, it was lush, and huge, larger by far than Polyphemus' island.
My dream-self continued on, and eventually landed on the island, about two miles inland. The island was mostly a green field, though was surrounded by thin trees on the north- west side that I had come from, and thick on the south- east side. My dream started hiking up the soft grassed hill and made it to the top.
"Foolish Child," a booming voice chuckled, one that I found familiar, and sent chills down my back, "even though you have reached immortality, you are still young… you have fallen straight into my trap, you will never reach what you seek," the voice continued to laugh and thousands of soldiers dressed in traditional Greek armor converged on me.
I fought and turned, trying not to leave my back undefended, when a hand grabbed my shoulder.
I woke up with a start and wiped out riptide, tackling the person who had touched me to the ground. With a start, I realized it was Annabeth. With another start, I realized My sword was at her thout.
"Oh my gods Annabeth, I'm so sorry…" I said shacking my head out of its dream-like state, and capping riptide.
It was then that I realized what an awkward position we were in, and I felt my face heat up. I quickly un-straddled her (is that even a word?) and stood up, offering my hand to her. She took it and smiled, looking at me sympathetically.
"A little jumpy, huh?"
I chuckled nervously, "I've always really been like this sinse… well," I coughed and looked away.
"You used to be such a pain to wake up," She said cradling my cheek in her delicate fingers, "We would be on a quest, and you would have a nightmare, and be screaming about demon cheerleaders," She chuckled.
I laughed, "Yeah, the good old days."
I walked over to the desk, and organized the papers, rubbing my forehead, trying to get the dream out. It was clearly the island that Zeus was talking about, because even my dream-self had nautical senses and could tell the location… But Kronos said it was a trap, but Zeus ordered me to go there… Well, the best way to see if it is a trap is to spring it, and Zeus did say that I would have to fight an army by my fucking self to get the artifact.
I yawned, rubbing my eyes, and finished stacking the papers, making them into a nice neat pile, so far I knew that her name was Cassandra Alice Evens, her weapon was a spear named Katastofase, and her father was… well, Chaos.
"So what's with all the paper?" Annabeth's voice broke my train of thought.
"What? Oh, yeah, just a new recruit, " Not just any 'new' recruit, "She'll be stopping by in five days from now."
Annabeth nodded, "Do you do this with all your new recruits?"
"Yeah, but I mean, we don't get many that often."
Annabeth nodded again, "Well, I'll let you get to it then," She yawned, "Man, I'm beat, I have a sandwich for you over there," she said, motioning towards a plate on the bedside table, "I'll see you tomorrow. Don't over work yourself? Okay?" She walked up to me and kissed me gently on the lips, and quietly exited the cabin.
Scratching the back of my head, I sat back down and continued reading.
"Oliver!" I shouted, knocking on the Chaos cabin at eight o'clock in the morning. The soldiers were already up, training and cleaning. When I asked Sydney where Oliver was, she something along the lines of, "Where do you fucking think? He's still on his lazy ass sleeping."
I shouted again, and was rewarded by a tousled haired lieutenant of Chaos glaring at me. However, when he saw my serious expression his sleepy eyes became alert.
"What's up Perce?" he whispered.
"I finished all of the calls, Camp Jupiter should be arriving in three days, and a new recruit from Chaos himself should be arriving in five days. I will be leaving in seven days."
His eyes widened, "What?! But you just got back!"
"I know, but it's a mission and Chaos wants me to go…"
Oliver nodded his understanding, "So, who are you taking with you?"
I grimaced, "No one."
"What?! I know you're good, Perce, but still! You'll do something stupid, or you'll get lonely! I CAN NOT HAVE MY LITTLE PERCY LONLEY!"
I laughed, "I gotta do it alone."
He nodded again, "Okay, I guess I shouldn't be worried about might happen to you on the quest, that's not your biggest worry after all."
I raised an eyebrow, "What? Then what is?"
"Well, Annabeth of course!" he said cheerfully.
My eyes widened in sudden realization.
I stared at the door to the Athena cabin, my heart beating quickly in my chest. I wanted to run into a bush and hide; there was no way in hades that this was going to be easily. I was probably going to lose a limb, or get cursed, or something.
I took a deep breath and nocked three slow nocks.
The door creaked open, and a little girl of about ten years, was staring at me with wide gray eyes. I remembered when the little blond girl came, her name was Nina.
"Hello, Nina," I said kindly, "Is Annabeth in there?"
"Yeah," She said cheerfully, "Annabeth! Percy is here!"
"Okay!" I heard Annabeth call, followed by her foot falls as she approached the door.
When she got there, she smiled at me and patted Nina's head. I smiled back, and she walked over to join me.
"See you later!" Nina called, and we waved goodbye before walking down to the beach.
At this point, I was practically hyperventilating with suppressed fear. I mean, when it comes down to a pissed girlfriend, give me a drachne any day. When it comes to a sad girlfriend… give me a drackon.
"Hey, Seaweedbrain? Is anything wrong? You're shaking like mad," Annabeth's voice made me jump.
"What?! No, I mean, yes! I mean no, yes!" I stumbled and Annabeth laughed.
"Common? You can tell me!"
I took in a deep breath to calm my nerves, "Last night was so messed up, and it completely slipped my mind to tell you then, and things are still so crazy, only Oliver knows, and I still almost forgot…" I winced, "I am so sorry about last night by the way…"
Annabeth smiled, and pulled me into a hug, "It's okay Percy, really. I understand, okay?"
"But you're going to hate me for what I have to tell you now…"I whispered.
She pulled away and smiled at me, "Really now? Do you honestly think that I will feel that way? Seriously, I have to deal with your seaweedbrain every day, but we are also demigods, and I get that."
I took a deep breath and closed my eyes, "I have to leave again. Chaos needs me to go on a quest because I am the only one who can to it."
Annabeth looked down and nodded, "I'm not excited about it, but know Percy, I'm not going to hate you for doing your duty. After all, that's one of the things I love about you."
I smiled, "Thanks Annabeth," I said, and kissed her gently, which she returned with enthusiasm, throwing her arms around my neck, and standing on her tiptoes.
After we pulled away, she pocked me hard on my chest three times, "But you better not die? Okay? And don't forget to bring me back a souvenir."
I smiled, and hugged her.
"Now come on, let's bring Chiron up to date."
Thanks everyone! Oh Oh Oh! I almost forgot! I added Oliver to the Name Game chapter, so if you want to read it go on ahead!