Chapter 1: Pig's Acne
The war with the Titans was long over. The war with Gaea was long over. Demigods are claimed more and die less. That should make me happy. That should bring me a smile, but it doesn't. I am getting tired of this. Constantly going back and forth in between the Underworld, Camp Half-Blood, and Camp Jupiter.
"Hey Nico." Travis Stoll knocked me out of my thoughts.
"Chiron wants you." His brother Connor said.
"It sounded." Travis continued.
"Really important." Connor finished.
"Please stop talking like that." I pleaded.
"Only if you promise one thing." Travis said.
"What?" I asked.
"Cause as much trouble as possible, if you actually are going to a school." Connor said.
A school? What was going on?
"I promise." I said hoping they were wrong.
I walked to the Big House to find Chiron waiting in wheel chair form, on the porch.
We walked into his office without speaking.
"Mr. Di Angelo, I have a job for you." He said.
"Does it involve a school?" I asked getting right to the point.
"Ah, the Stoll's have been snooping again." Chiron said without answering my question.
"Does it involve a school?" I repeated.
"Yes, Mr. Di Angelo it does." He said, but before I could protest he continued with "This is no normal school though. This is a school of wizardry. "
"You're kidding." I said. "Wizardry. What's next? Bunnies and top hats?"
"This is a serious matter, Mr. Di Angelo." Chiron said. "Wizards are mortal descendants of a group of people blessed by Hecate. They do not remember the gods. They will not know you are a demigod. Although the headmaster may suspect."
"Can demigod weapons hurt them?" I asked.
Chiron nodded. "Yes as they were blessed by Hecate."
"So, what's the actual quest?" I asked.
"I want you to protect someone." Chiron said. "His name is Harry Potter."
"So go to a wizard school…" I started.
"Hogwarts." Chiron said. "The school is called Hogwarts."
"Okay," I said. "Go to a wizard's school named after a pig's acne and protect a guy called Harry Potter for how long?"
"A year." Chiron said.
"WHAT!" I yelled.
"Calm down." Chiron said.
"But…. But… my sister. I'll need to go see Hazel." I said trying to find an excuse.
"Hazel has already spoken to me about this." Chiron said.
He pulled out a spray bottle and a Drachma from his desk.
"But she wanted to speak to you." He continued.
He wheeled himself out of the room.
I grabbed the bottle and started spraying. Once I had a good enough rainbow I threw in the Drachma.
"Goddess accept my offering. Show me Hazel Levsque." I said. "At Camp Jupiter."
The image showed her sitting on top of the Hades shrine.
"Hazel." I said.
"Hey Nico. Excited about your quest?" She said.
"It's a whole year, Hazel." I said.
"Chiron told me that they have a break at Christmas time. You can leave then, but you have to go back." She told me.
"Hazel," I said. "Why me? Why did Chiron want me to do this?"
She shrugged. "I don't know. Good luck, Nico. You can IM me in private."
She cut the image off.
Chiron wheeled his chair back in.
"Alright," I said. "How do I get to Hogwarts?"
I stood inside a bar called The Leaky Cauldron. Chiron had told me that if I went here and asked for Tom then I could get my things.
"Are you Tom?" I asked the man at the counter.
"Yes I am." He said. "You must be the American."
"Here you go." He said and hefted a bag onto the counter. "This has all your school supplies. 'Cept a wand, but you have that of course."
I nodded again.
I actually did have a wand. The Hecate councilor had made it for me. Lou Allen. Lo Ellen. Something like that.
"The train leaves tomorrow from King's Cross. You know how to get there?" He asked.
I nodded again.
"You must be tired. I'll show you to your room." Tom said.
I nodded once more and followed him up the stairs.
I hadn't even changed or looked around the room before I fell on the bed and passed.