"Hello, Daughter of Poseidon." A voice came from in the dark.
"Who are you? What did you do to my friends?" Bella asked, holding Hurricane just in case something attacked her.
"I am Hypnos. The God of sleep. I've, let's just say, tranquilized your friends for now. Just like I did to her." A light came on in a corner, showing Bella's mom, unconscious just like her friends.
"Mom!" Bella panicked. "Let them go."
"And why would I do that?" Hypnos stepped out of the darkness, revealing a familiar face.
"Aren't you the guy from the front desk?" Bella asked.
"Yes. It's just a day job." Hypnos joked.
"I just have one question for you. Why didn't I fall asleep like them?"
"It appears that necklace you're wearing is a protective stone from your Father. It's no bother, though. It gives me the pleasure of knowing I've destroyed the daughter of Poseidon fairly."
Bella uncapped Hurricane, and ran toward Hypnos, only to have him grab a sleeping Percy and hold him in front of himself like a shield.
"Oh, this is a predicament. You may either kill me, while killing your precious brother in the process, or let me and him live. Your choice, my dear demigod."
"Percy. Please!" Bella tried to shake Percy awake, but it was no use. She knew what to do. "You win. Put him down, and I'll give you the necklace. Then you can have me, too."
"A noble choice, my demigod. Very well." Hypnos dropped Percy to the ground, and held out his hand. But instead of giving him the necklace, she pulled out Hurricane and stabbed him, causing him to disintegrate.
"Gods are so stupid." Bella laughed. "No offense, Dad."
Bella heard a grunt. "Percy! Are you okay?"
"Oh my gods. What happened?"
"Hypnos. But don't worry. He's gone.
"Ugh. I think I landed on my horns." Grover walked out of the elevator, rubbing his head.
"I told you so." Annabeth scolded.
Then Bella remembered. "Mom!" The demigod ran towards her mother.
"Bella? Where are we? Are you hurt?" Her mom examined her.
"Mom, I'm fine." Bella comforted. "These are my friends. Percy, Annabeth, and Grover."
"Nice to meet you, Ms. Tomlinson." Percy smiled.
"You too, Percy. Please, call me Gwen."
"Mom, we need to get out of here. I'm going back to Camp Half Blood with the others, but I'll call a taxi to take you home."
"Alright, Bella. Good luck."