Peter had nearly let slip his secret several times. He had brought his first demigod to camp with no trouble. He knew it would get harder though. The day after Olive and he got to camp, another demigod came. He has been attacked by a Minotaur. Peter didn't know if he could deal with that. Olive running into a tree and being knocked unconcious was scary enough for him, but he had to pretend he was a satyr. He couldn't be found now. He had brought a daughter of Zeus to camp. The last time that had happened, with Thalia, she had been turned into a pine tree. Satyrs. Fauns were more Roman, obviously. Peter wanted to blame the Greeks for Thalia's death, but Peter had become friends eith Grover, so he found it hard.
His only twofriends at Camp Half-Blood were gone. Olive and Grover had gone on a quest for a lightning bolt.
Peter was scared for Olive. He felt as if he should be there with her.
He was her protector, but he wasn't protecting her. She had asked him if he wanted to run away from camp and go with her on the quest. He had said no. He was sure they would run into a god somewhere and he was sure they knew his secret. If they told his friends... He refused to think about it. They would hate him.
"Hey, Peter!" It was the Stoll brothers, both of them. The Stoll brothers were two sons of Hermes. They had the same mother and looked almost exactly the same. They wern't twins but they looked pretty damn close. "We got you a present!"
Peter tried to run. The Stolls were mischevious and no one would be stupid enough to accept a present from them or let them near shaving cream.
"Hey, where are you going?" Connor Stoll asked.
"Yeah, it's just a present." Travis Stoll grinned.
"You know you're a really bad liar." Connor grinned cheekily when Peter froze. How did he know about Peter's secret?
"You need lessons on lying. We're the best at it," Travis said.
"Yeah, so I heard." Peter needed to get away. "Look, I've got to go..."
"As I said, you're really bad at lying." Travis knew he was trying to get away. Who wouldn't try?
"Didn't Connor say that?" Peter asked.
Both brothers looked momentarily confused. Peter tried to slip away but Connor grabbed his arm.
"We've got a present, remember."
"I don't want it."
"It's not a trick. We just want to teach you to lie."
"Why?" Peter asked. He was tempted to agree. He could do with lying lessons. His secret was important enough.
"Just a favour." Travis smiled widely. Peter knew there was something else going on but he knew it was only a matter of time before someone worked out he was lying.
"Okay." He finally agreed.
"Right!" Connor clapped his hands excitedly. "First, we're going to need to know what you're hiding."
There was no way Peter would tell them. The Stolls could spread gossip just about as fast as the children of Aphrodite could.
"Forget it." Grover triento pull away again but Connors grip was suprisingly strong.
"Connor! What are you doing!?" Katie, daughter of Demeter came over to them. Katie was the only one that could sort of control the brothers.
"Leave him alone."
Connor let go in shock and Peter ran. He knew it looked bad but he was scared. He had almost told them his secret. No one, at all, could know.
Chiron, the camp director, found Peter in the forest, hanging out with his new best friend, Juniper, the tree nymph.
Chiron was in his centaur form. "I believe you wanted to see me?"
"No," Peter realised that what he said was extremely rude, just after he'd said it. "I mean, sure I'll talk to you...Why?"
"Connor and Travis Stoll told me you wanted to tell me something about a secret." Chiron looked at him expectantly.
"I don't know what you're talking about," Peter lied. Why would the Stolls do this to him? They probably though Chiron would get the secret out of him.
Chiron frowned. Peter could tell he knew that the Faun was lying. "Right, see you soon then." The centaur turned and walked away. "What was that about?" Juniper asked Peter.
Peter looked at the ground and began to kick around a twig. "I don't know." He tried to sound convincing.
Juniper didn't believe him but she didn't try to get the truth out of him.
"Peter," it was Dionysus. If anyone knew, it was Dionysus. "Yes?" Peter tried not to let his voice waver.
"Why do you looke so distressed?" Mr D asked. Peter could tell he knew why.
"No reason, my lord Dionysus. It's nothing to bother you about, my Lord." Peter tried to run out of the mess hall even though it was half way through dinner.
The door slammed shit with a puff of purple smoke that smelt like grapes.
Dionysus whispered in Peter ear, "I know what you're hiding, and it may be a help in the future so I'll let you go, but be carefull.
People are starting to suspect. Lie better." With that he walked away. Peter felt faint. He wanted to crawl up in a ball and die. He didn't want to be part of the future. He was already scared. He knew it was selfish. Other people at Camp Half-Blood had way worse futures ahead of them. Olive for example could be the child of the prophesy. She might have to make a decision that could destroy or save Olympus and she was on a quest to the Underworld which no demigod has ever come back from. He was worried about her and Grover and even Annabeth. He didn't know Percy but he still felt bad for him. The whole camp thought of him as some freak, being the son of Poseidon. He wasn't supposed to be alive.
Peter decided to visit Juniper.
"You've got to tell me what's happening." Juniper gave up on respecting Peter's privacy. "Katie, Connor and Travis, Chiron and now Dionysus know you're something's up."
"Dionysus knows what it is. He's a god. He told me not to tell anyone. Apparently I have something that will help the Camp inthe future or something like that. I don't know what to do. I don't want to be part of Dionysus' plan. It scares me." Peter began to cry. He knew he shouldn't but he couldn't help it. Juniper put her arm around his shoulder.
"It's okay. It's not for years. It might not ever happen. I don't know what it is but it might not happen."
Peter was glad she didn't know know. She would never forgive him.
It's not the best chapter I've ever written...actually it's pretty bad, and I don't even know why I did a Peter chapter when he's not on the quest but still...
And it's a bit short...
Please review what you think and please review what you prefer: Percabeth or Perlive?