A/N: Sorry it took so long, ya'll! I've been busy. :) Anyways, for now, here's the new chapter! Enjoy, I dare you!

Chapter 4

Phoenix's POV

I woke slowly, stretching. Huh. This wasn't comfortable enough to be my bed at camp. I opened my eyes slowly, then shut them, groaning. Rhea. House. Gods. Ugh. I made a face, but opened my eyes once again. Everyone was still snoring away on the floor, as it was only eight.

Carefully tiptoeing over the bodies, I made my way to the small kitchen, intent on toast and chocolate milk. The sun was rising over the forests outside, although, getting out there was impossible. Yet it was still very beautiful. In a way, it made me jealous. Why did it have to tempt me with its beauty?

Sighing, I made my way to the fridge, happy to find a jug of chocolate milk inside. I dully wondered where the toaster would be as I sipped my milk. My eyes scanned the room, then paused, finding a stainless steel toaster that I was pretty sure wasn't on the counter a minute before. I shook my head. I was tired; maybe I missed it before?

Then again, I was in a kitchen cursed by my grandmother. Maybe it was like camp, where you imagined something on your plate and it appeared, except you only got the food and had to make it yourself. I hoped so.

A few minutes later, Annabeth padded in drowsily. I nodded, whispering, "Sleep alright?"

She shrugged. "What you could expect from sleeping on the floor in a house in the middle of nowhere." My toast popped up. "You mind making me some?"

"Not at all." I yawned.

I put hers in as I finished mine up, taking it to her when I was done. We sat on the floor in the kitchen (No tables or chairs were to be seen. We had to do the same last night for supper.), chomping hungrily.

"How long do you think we'll be here?" she asked dully after a while.

I shrugged. "I guess it depends on if we all cooperate, you know? I'm sure for a while know, knowing everyone. Hopefully there won't be a World War III."

"Agreed. Hey Seaweed Brain."

Percy yawned in response, grabbing a glass of milk. "Think of any way of getting us out of here, Wise Girl?"

"Nada. I guess do as Rhea says."

He made a face. "I was hoping for something else."

I smiled at him. "I was too."

She shrugged. "It's Rhea we're talking about. She's thought of everything."

"Yeah." Percy sighed. "I guess you're right."

There was a comfortable silence between the three of us. We were the three closest friends you could imagine, along with Grover Underwood, satyr. I heard one of the Stolls compare us to Hermione, Ron, Neville, and Harry from Harry Potter once. But it was true. We always stuck together, meaning whenever there was trouble, we were most likely the ones involved.

My father and Poseidon grumbled in, hating the fact that they were still here. Athena glared at Poseidon as she came in a second later, pushing in front of him to grab some food.

"Well, morning to you too." I heard Perce mumble under his breath.

I smirked, but aloud said. "Morning everyone."

Athena gave me a smile and nod in return, Poseidon mumbled a "Morning," under his breath much like Percy had earlier, and my father greeted me formally.

"Where's Hades?" Annabeth asked.

Zeus snorted. "He never wakes up until at least noon. Not the 'early riser', per se."

Percy rolled his eyes. "And that's where Nico gets it from."

Out of nowhere, Annabeth smiled, eyes glinting evilly. "Well, it'd be a shame if they missed breakfast."

"You know, it would." I agreed, knowing I'd love whatever idea she had in mind.

The gods grinned as she spoke her plan. After a few adjustments by Athena, we put it into action.

[Wake up Call, by Maroon Five]

Wake up call,

Caught you in the morning with another one in my bed.

Don't you care about me anymore?

Don't you care about me? I don't think so.

Six foot tall,

Came without a warning so I had to shoot him dead.

He won't come around here anymore.

Come around here? I don't think so.

I sang at the top of my lungs. The others grinned, giving me the signal that they were going. I nodded, but kept going.

Percy and Poseidon slipped in first. With a nod at each other, they slowly took the water out of the running facet, two different globs heading to two different people who were slowly starting to wake. Soon, they were right above their heads.

Athena smiled, summoning two snowy white owls as I reached the next verse. The stood right next to our two victims. My father grinned, producing the tiniest bit of lighting and putting it in the globs of water. It wasn't enough to even hurt at all, just tingle a bit.

Then they waited for the signal. I smiled and switched songs.

[Too Close, Alex Clare]

And it feels like I am just too close to love you,

There's nothing I can really say.

I can lie no more, I can hide no more,

Got to be true to myself.

And it feels like I am just too close to love you,

So I'll be on my way.

And with those few words, all Hades (literally) broke loose.

A/N: Well, that's a little bit longer, but still too short for my liking. Wondering what happens? Stay tuned!