PJ : The Clock Adventures

Chapter 1: The Discovery Of The Watch

Percy Jackson was laying in his bed in the Poseidon cabin, awake. He looked up at the sea stone ceiling, it was silent apart from a salt water fountain that dribbled throughout the night. Percy thought about the advents that had happened in the last 12 hours, this was the reason for his insomnia. It all started when a box had mysteriously popped onto his bed that morning. It came with a sea salt aroma, so he could only assume that it came from his father, Percy was so excited that his didn't think if the object inside was valuable and shook the box, there was a thud inside, as if the object was heavy, he tore open the box and look inside. A clock. An old, rusty, Georgian pocket watch with a sliver chain and a pop up lid that had wave designs etched into the silver surface. It was old, that he could tell from just looking at it but it wasn't the type of old that you might come across in an old peoples home, it was way more ancient and had a powerful aura to it. Percy being his ADHD self couldn't wait to see what secrets were hidden in the watch and started searching left, right and centre for secret compartments or special buttons that did things only the gods could do, but Percy found nothing, to him it was just a normal old pocket watch. In the bottom of the box there was a letter, he opened it and saw the text was in his fathers hand, It said:

"Use this wisely"

"Use this wisely" what did that mean, Percy had no idear but it did reveal something, that this was no ordinary watch.

Percy sat up in his bed, he took the box and searched for anything he had missed, he guessed he wouldn't find anything, he spent 2 hours that morning trying to find a hint of what it was and what it did. Percy took the stopwatch and inspected it again, all that was on the casing of the watch was the wave pattern and some text that was far to old for anyone who hadn't lived for centuries and centuries to read. He looked at the face long and hard, in the cabin all that was heard was the tick, tick, tick of the watch and the fountain gurgling in the distance. Percy looked and looked but nothing revealed itself to him, he set it on the table but missed and the old watch fell off the side on the cabinet. As it hit the floor it rung, "ring, ring, ring" and stopped on the ground silent, Percy picked up the watch carefully and checked for any damage, but what he found instead was a lot more delightful, a button, a new button had appeared on the side of the watch, that defiantly wasn't there beforehand. Percy thought for a second and flicked the watch three times on its side " ring, ring, ring", the button spiraled back into the watch, percy flicked the watch again three times and the button spiraled all the way out again. Percy pushed the button...

Nothing happened, Percy's head hung. He finally found something and it wasn't anything, Percy pressed the button again, nothing happened. He did it again, and again nothing happened. Percy set the watch on the side again being a bit more careful this time. He laid there in silence, complete and utter silence, not a single sound..., wait, not a single sound? Percy sat up and looked over at the fountain, the water, it was suspended in mid air. Not moving, not trickling, just completely suspended. Percy went over, he ran his hand though the water and were his hand touched the water, it followed but as his hand came away the water froze again. He ran over to the watch and pushed the button, the water started again, he clicked it again and the water froze again. One more time Percy pushed it and the water started again. A smile flashed over Percy's face, thinking all the fun things he could do with the watch, he would defiantly tell Annabeth. After he had put some of his plans into action.