YOU KNOW THAT FEELING YOU GET WHEN YOU'RE SAD BUT EXCITED ABOUT SOMETHING?
Usually it's a very happy and giddy feeling when I'm around Percy, but the mood and tone of everything that I heard that had happened to him and Carter kind of brought me down.
But in the same way, it's also usually a very rewarding feeling when I'm the calm, smart, and sensible person in the room. This time, though, being the smart person in the room made me sound like an idiot in the ears of Carter Kane.
" We are not Mystery Inc., Annabeth! We can't just go and find clues and somehow come up with the answer! You have a point about there being a domino effect, and I wish it was that simple!" I tried to break in to explain but he cut me off, " You know this! Because we just told you! This domino effect that you're talking about may have passed over us, but is from over. This freaking thing has just begun, and it's not going to end until we get those kids back, and those nāga are out of our lives!"
His voice turned deep and coursing like Kronos, but Carter's didn't have that metal against metal sound. His was deep and confident like Zeus. Carter's eyes began to glow a golden yellow as his rage built higher and higher. Sadie had seen this already so she just stood and watched him chuckling to herself. But soon after, his wounds on his torso re-opened. Crimson flowed down his bandages, but they didn't seem to phase him.
Sadie actually began to stepped away a few steps cowering at his sudden outrage. This must not have been normal for him, but I can see where he was coming from. He had survived death and had all of his trainees stolen right out from under his noses so I don't blame him for being angry( it didn't hurt my feelings any less, though).
Percy spoke through the aw that had encased the group, but he wasn't the one speaking through, " You're not the only one who can glow, Carter Kane!" His voice turned the same as Carter's, and Percy was covered with that blue mist that I'd seen before I passed out.
And judging from what had happened last time this occurred, things were about to become freaky, " Now, I suggest you back down before we have to put on a preliminary show for these... women. "
You know, in any normal circumstance, a boyfriend insulting his girlfriend would make the girlfriend angry and disrespected, but in this case, it made me feel scared and like prey. Yes, it made me feel angry, but the way he said it made the words creep up on me like a lion would his prey.
And then...Carter laughed, " HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE PRE-LIMS! HOW COME WE CAN'T GIVE THEM A PRE- SHOW!?" He somehow proceeded to pull a khopesh out of mid-air.
I've seen it all now.
From there, everything seemed to go in slow motion. Carter charged with blinding speed towards Percy head- on while Percy just stood there refusing to move. I was about to run out to stop Carter, but Sadie pulled me back, " You really have no idea how fast he's moving, do you?"
As soon as she said that, Carter was already in Percy's face ready to swing his sword, and Percy just stood there.
The crazy- maniac Carter had become slashed his sword from right to left straight at Percy's head, but Percy countered and shifted behind Carter and chopped at his neck. Carter's golden glow faded and fell to the ground unconscious.
Percy turned towards us, and his blue glow faded away, and much like before, he fainted on the spot.
Sadie and I just sat there staring at each other totally fried mentally from the spectacle that just happened before our eyes. But finally, Sadie snapped back into it," Carter!" She picked him up and carried him to the infirmary while I carried Percy.
I put Percy down on a gurney to let him rest while we worked in silence trying to cover up Carter's wounds again. Soon enough, Carter was better and Sadie and I sat on a couch to rest. And suddenly, the TV blinked on, " Breaking News! There has a spike in deaths of children in almost every country of the modern world since yesterday. Scientists are trying to uncover the cause of said deaths so they can produce a solution to stop this epidemic. So far, nothing has been found to give any clue on what this is or how to fix it. We will have more on this story tonight at 9.
But in other worldly news, a state of emergency has been declared for the hotspot of thunderstorms, in Argentina! Usually it's normal occurence for strong and severe storms to occur in the area east of the Andes Mountains, but recently stronger storms have appeared after many residents supposedly heard a roar of some kind.
But also, in other news, there is snow in Mt. Rainier, Washington. But not just any kind of snow for this infamous mountain known for snow. This mountain is know for getting more annual snow than any other place on Earth, but recently, snow amounts have increased ten-fold from reporting local scientists. No one is being allowed entrance to the mountain now for concern that they won't come back alive.
And sadly, we report a leading archeologist, Dr. Frederick Chase, has gone missing on his flight to a new site in India. We have no further details on the subject, but we pray for his family and keep him your prayers as well. That is the end of our breaking news." The TV turned off at just the right time.
My mind had never been in such a disarray as it was at that time. I've been through many things: Hades, Aries, Circe's Island, the Sirens, a giant cyclops, being kidnapped by a Manticore, holding the sky, traversing an underground labyrinth, watching my secret crush fall off a cliff into pieces, watch my other crush run stupidly into a volcano to save me, and finally the Titan War.
But now, kids I don't even know are dying, countries and states are in turmoil, and my dad is missing among all the problems... I think I was having a silent panic attack on the inside.
Sadie didn't know what to make of what was happening. She just sat there staring at the TV with wide eyes. I tried my best to speak in a calm and low voice, " Sadie, do you thi-" But Sadie interrupted me, " Annabeth, do you remember that plan Percy and Carter were talking about?"
" Yea, what about it?"
She turned her head towards me and spoke in a shaky tone, " I think the nāga have made their move."
TO ELABORATE ON WHAT I SAID EARLIER, SADLY THIS WILL BE THE LAST CHAPTER OF WHO ARE YOU? BUT AT THE SAME TIME I AM EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT THE SEQUEL THAT WILL BE COMING OUT NEXT! SO BE READY; IT WILL BE COMING OUT SOON AFTER I POST THIS CHAPTER. I HOPE YOU GUYS HAVE ENJOYED THIS STORY BECAUSE IT HAD A LONG RUN, BUT NOW IT WILL COME TO CLOSE TO BE REBORN IN A NEW STORY!
THANKS TO THE SUPPORTERS AND NO HATERS! I'VE REALLY ENJOYED THE REVIEWS MY STORY HAS GOTTEN OVER THE MONTHS THAT IT WAS UP, AND HOPEFULLY I'LL GET THE SAME SUPPORT FROM THE SEQUEL!
HOUSE OF HADES- OCTOBER 8, 2013
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