I sighed and Blake and I sat there for a while. We didn't want to do anything really and I felt drained after everything that had just happened. Blake pulled me closer to him and kissed my head lightly. Then that's when he kissed right below my ear and I chuckled. I looked up at him and he pressed his lips to mine again before I pulled back. I shook my head and tsked.
"You know you're going to be in trouble if you keep doing that." I muttered. He laughed at me and smiled. He kissed me and wrapped his arms around my waist and I felt his hands glide up under my shirt slightly and I giggled and pulled back. I shook my head at him and he gave me puppy eyes. I shook my head to myself and at him. I gave him a light kiss on the cheek hoping it would satisfy his hunger for now.
"Let's go do something before you and I get into some trouble." I muttered. He nodded and then we headed out. When we got out I slammed straight into Percy. If it wasn't for Blake, Percy and I would've ended up on the floor of the porch of the cabin. Blake pushed me back up so that I was flat on my feet again. When I looked up at him I looked at him slightly confused. He seemed to be flustered and slightly depressed. Well, that was understandable since what happened with Annabeth, but it seemed like something else was bothering him also.
"Hey, I was just on my way to find you! I forgot to tell you that tomorrow we're having a capture the flag game against the hunters." He said. I smirked at him and Blake glanced down at me.
"Yay I get to kick some hunter ass." I said. Percy shook his head as a hunter went by. She stared at me and my face flushed red and I started to go after her to ask her what the hell was her problem because after she had realized it was me she glared at me. Blake caught me around the waist and Percy set his hands down on my shoulders. I glared and grounded my teeth together.
"They need to stop looking at me like that." I hissed through my clenched teeth. I was starting to notice that whenever one of them passed me they would stare at me or glare at me. Zoe probably went around saying how I had forsaken my fucking oath to Artemis and that shit but come on it was like 4 years ago or so. They needed to get over it or something.
"Calm down, save it for tomorrow." Blake said. I nodded and relaxed against their hold.
"Blake! We have archery, come on!" Someone yelled as they passed by our cabin. Blake groaned slightly and pressed a kiss to my lips. I smiled in the kiss.
"I'll catch up with you later." He murmured. I nodded as he squeezed my hand lightly before dropping it.
"Alright bye." I said. He smiled and jogged after his friends. Percy looked after them and then looked at me with his eyebrows raised. I looked up at him with my arms crossed over my chest.
"I didn't know that Blake was friends with Matt and them." He said. I looked back at the trio of boys heading towards the archery field. I shrugged.
"I don't keep track of them. I keep track of my boyfriend." I said. Percy nodded and went to turn away from me and head into the cabin and I grabbed him by his arm. He glanced back at me and I gave him a small smile.
"What's wrong?" I asked. He sighed and ran his hand down his face.
"It's just Annabeth and-" He said but I cut him off. I knew that he was worried about Annabeth but that wasn't it. He was worried about something else I could tell. I could feel it coming off the kid.
"That's not it, Percy. What else is wrong?" I asked. He looked down at me for a moment before looking somewhere behind me. He sighed and then met my eyes again and he jerked his head to the right. I nodded and followed him down a trail.
"Okay well, while you were having that panic attack or whatever I iris messaged Tyson." He said. I nodded remembering that he had done that right after I left the cabin. I bit my lip because what he was about to tell me I had a bad feeling about.
"Well he told me that Luke was down in Panama." He said as he pulled me to a stop. I looked up at him confused.
"Wait, what? He's in Panama?" I asked. Luke hadn't said anything about that when he had pulled me into that stupid little dream of his or whatever that was. I crossed my arms over my chest and glanced down at the ground.
"Yeah, dad's getting ready to fight him but I don't know why he's down there..." He muttered. I looked up at him and shrugged. I should tell Percy about what had happened when I blacked out. I took a deep breath and let it out. Percy was staring at me expectantly.
"While I was out Luke pulled me into a dream. I think he made me pass out in the first place." I blurted out. Percy jerked back and stared at me shocked. I nodded as I fidgeted with my t-shirt.
"Did he say anything?" He asked. I shook my head, my curls bouncing around as I did.
"No, he just asked me about how I was. We argued about how he beat me and you shouldn't do that to the people you love." I said.
"Don't tell me that you still like him, Cassi! He's evil!" Percy said quickly. I sighed and shook my head.
"I don't like him anymore but that doesn't mean I don't care about what happens to him. He was my best-friend since I ran into him at 6...and things happened between us that I can't take back, Percy. I just can't forget about him." I said. He nodded and I wrapped my arms around myself tightly. I can't believe Luke was rearing his ugly head again. He couldn't just leave me the hell alone, could he? I dug my fingernails into my hips and sighed. I shook my head. I felt a hand on my shoulder and I looked up to see Percy. He had his hand on my shoulder and he smiled at me.
"I think I know what will make you feel better." He said. I looked up at him confused as he dropped his hand and took mine. I followed him confused until we got to the dock. I smiled and shook my head laughing. He dropped my hand and glanced down at me smiling.
"Proud of your brother?" He asked.
"I'm always proud of you Percy." I said smiling up at him. He smiled down at me and chuckled shaking his head. I smirked and took off my shoes and shocks.
"Last one in water is a water nymph!" I laughed as I started to run to the end of the dock. I heard Percy laugh and then the thump of his sneakers before I heard him running after me. When I got to the edge of the dock I vaulted off the edge and landed in the water. I heard something next to me and I saw Percy. He smiled at me and reached for my hand. When he took my hand we started to swim through the water of the lake. When we finally came up for air we both were laughing. The water really did help us relax. I swam to shore and realized I was totally dry. After a minute or so Percy joined me and smiled at me.
"So the water..." He said. We both laughed and smiled at each other. I looked over at him and he glanced over at me questioningly.
"What are you thinking?" He asked.
"Well, I'm thinking wither we would be friends or not if we hadn't met this way. If we had met on the street or through friends…" I said. He shrugged.
"We probably wouldn't have met at all. You lived in up East Hampton." He said. I shrugged and chuckled.
"Yeah I did, but I came to the city a lot." I said. He shrugged and chuckled.
"Then maybe we would have." He said. I nodded and then he lay back closing his eyes. We sat in silence till we heard the bell ring for dinner and then we headed to the dining pavilion. When we got there weren't many kids besides at the Artemis table where the hunters were. They were having a great old time over there with all their friends. I shook my head and I saw Nico and Blake sitting next to each other.
"Percy look at Blake and Nico and just tell me if they look alike or anything." I said. Percy glanced up at me and then looked over at them both. He stared at them for a good minute or so before looking at me and nodding.
"Yeah, they do look alike it's weird." He said. I nodded and glanced up at Blake who was staring and Percy and I. I gave him a smile before looking back down at my food. I saw Percy glancing around the room and I knew who he was staring at over my shoulder. I glanced back to see Thalia eating by herself. I felt bad that we couldn't go and sit with her, it was against camp rules. I sighed and then went back to eating again. Chiron soon announced that the capture the flag
Percy and I didn't talk that much until we got back to the cabin and even that was a few sentences before we both crawled into bed. I couldn't sleep because I was afraid that if I did fall asleep Luke would pull me back into another dream. I kept staring at the ceiling and then looking out the window at the moon. I wanted to fall asleep but I couldn't. I looked over at Percy who was tossing and turning in his sleep. I wandered what he was dreaming about. I sat up and brought my knees to my chest, as I watched his hands curl up into fists and he started to claw at the sheets. I was about to throw my pillow over at him to wake him up when he jerked up. He was breathing heavily and I stared at him.
"Are you alright?" I asked. He nodded.
"Yeah, bad dream." He muttered.
"Want to talk about it?" I asked. He shook his head.
"Not right now. I'll tell you tomorrow morning." He said. I nodded and he lay back down. I sighed and lay back down. When I closed my eyes I was finally able to get to sleep because of I was truly exhausted.
When I woke up the next morning I looked over to see Percy already gone for the day. He was probably trying to avoid the subject that he knew I would ask about. I sighed and shook my head. I got out of bed and stretched before getting ready to go to change and get my face looking good. I didn't want to go out looking like a mess so I tried as best as possible to look good. Blake met me on the steps of my cabin. He actually had been sitting down on them and turned around when he heard my footsteps.
"Ready for something to eat?" Blake asked. I shrugged as he wrapped his arm around my shoulders. I wrapped my arm around his waist and he glanced down at me with one eyebrow raised.
"What's up? You're biting your lip." He said. I pushed my lip out from between my teeth where I was chewing on it. I didn't even feel that. Damn, that was becoming a bad habit of mine. I took a deep breath and ball my hand up into Blake's t-shirt.
"Percy had a bad dream last night and usually when that happens bad things happen." I muttered. He nodded and squeezed my shoulder in comfort. I smiled at him and once we got to breakfast we parted ways to go to our different tables. I was all alone because Percy had already come and gone. I wonder where he could've gone off to though. When I finished up breakfast I noticed Nico and Blake hitting it off. I smiled and then headed out of the dining pavilion getting ready to find Percy.
I didn't find him until we started our activities for the day. I couldn't really speak to him during ancient Greek because Chiron was teaching it. It felt a little weird without Annabeth there also, which totally dragged because I knew Percy felt it to. When he got kicked out of javelin throwing I caught up with him and snuck away from the group.
"Okay you want to tell me what the dream was about last night?" I asked as I pulled him to a stop. He looked down at me and sighed. He scratched the back of his neck uncomfortably before looking me in the eyes.
"Annabeth is in really bad trouble and Luke put her there." He said. I sucked in a sharp breath.
"And you think it was real?" I asked. His face hardened but nodded.
"Why?" I asked.
"Why do I think it was real?" He asked his voice rising slightly in anger. I shook my head and glared at him setting my hands on my hips.
"No! Why aren't you packing?! Why are you doing something! You took matters into your own hands last time with the bolt! Do it again." I said. He deflated somewhat and glanced at the ground sadly.
"Mr. D and Chiron are probably watching me to make sure I don't. They already said no." He muttered. I bit my lip and sighed. I looked up at him and smiled.
"Then I'll go." I said. His head jerked up and he stared at me.
"What?!" He asked shocked. I put my hand on his shoulder.
"I'm going to save Annabeth. I'll go; it won't matter if I'm gone." I said. His mouth dropped open slightly and he stared at me. I looked at him and then at the ground and then at my nails before glancing up at him. He was now shaking his head.
"What?! Why not?!" I demanded putting my hands on my hips.
"Luke," He said simply. My hand twitched, because I was going to strangle Percy in a minute. Okay, just because Luke had her doesn't mean shit. I've fought him before I can do it again.
"So I can fight him if I need to." I said. He just shook his head.
"Luke wants you." He said. My temper flared and my hands curled into fists. He took a step away from me carefully as I glared at him.
"So?! I can still do stuff. Just because big bad Luke wants me doesn't mean I'll go willingly." I snapped. He shook his head and rolled his eyes.
"Give me the day to think about it." He said. I rolled my eyes and shook my head this kid. He wasn't going to let me go because of the stupid idiot. Ugh Annabeth for god’s sake may your smarts rub off on him when you two start dating in the future.
"For someone so small you can be quite terrifying." He said as we started to walk away to the Pegasus stables. We stopped when we saw Silena arguing with a hunter. Oh god this wasn't going to be pretty.
"I'm going to go to the big house." Percy said as he moved backwards. I nodded and headed forward towards the two. If I had to keep the peace around here then sure I would do it. When I got there Silena looked ready to strangle the hunter. I put my hand on Silena's shoulder and she turned around in rage and saw me.
"Calm down." I muttered.
"I can't! It-these hunters! Ugh!" She screamed frustrated. I groaned and looked at the hunter who had her arms across her chest. She was staring at me with her eyebrow raised as if daring me to intervene. Oh so it was going to be like this, huh? I smirked at her and got up in her face.
"Want to tell me what you two were fighting about?" I asked. Before the hunter could even answer Silena snapped out an answer.
"They said love is worthless." She said. I nodded and then laughed looking down at the hunter.
"Why don't you keep your opinions to yourself and go find Zoe." I smirked looking down at the girl. She glared at me and sneered at me.
"Oh, right, like I'm supposed to listen to a forsaken." She said. I looked down at her and got into her face. I felt Silena still behind me and my eyes were burning holes into hers as I stared her down.
"What did you just call me?!" I demanded as my voice rose with each word. The hunter's hands twitched towards her bow and arrows that she had on her. I dared her to try and do something with those arrows. I fucking dared her. When she didn't answer me I grabbed her by her shirt and brought her so that my nose and her nose were touching. I heard Silena cheer me on from behind.
"You are a forsaken since that's what you did with your oath. Zoe told the hunters." She stuttered.
"Of course she fucking would." I snapped shoving the hunter away from me. She stumbled and then fell back tripping over her own feet. She looked scared beyond her wits and got up and ran off. Silena was laughing behind me as I looked over at her.
"That was great Cassi!" Silena laughed. I rubbed my forehead with my fingers and shook my head. Zoe had really gone that low as to telling all the hunters what had happened between me and them. God I was going to kick her little hunter ass back to the woods she was born in when I got a hold of her tonight. Silena studied me silently.
"Are you okay?" She asked. I nodded and gave her a weak smile.
"I'm alright. I'll see you later." I said. She nodded with a smile and then I headed away from the stables and in some other direction not really thinking as to where I was headed for whatever reason. I just wanted to think about things.
It was game time, capture the flag was upon us and I was getting ready. All the Aphrodite kids wanted to participate too because I guess Silena had said something to them. Thalia walked over to me and Percy as I pulled out my sword and put my shield to use.
"You two on defense. I got offense." She said.
"Wait what?" I asked.
"Oh. Don't you think that with your shield and all, you'd be better defense?" Percy asked. I agreed with him on that one. That shield of Thalia's was terrifying with the Medusa head on the front of it. A lot of people were looking at her and the looked the other way quickly when they realized what it was.
"Well, I was thinking it would make better offense. Besides, you two have had more practice at it." She said. I rolled my eyes and looked over to Percy who was probably thinking the same thing.
"Are you sure?" I asked biting my lip. She nodded and then walked away to help some Aphrodite kid put on some armor. I looked at Percy and he met my eyes. It was his first game of Capture the flag that he had almost been killed by some Ares kids and a hell-hound. It was also the night that me and him found out that we were brother and sister. We stared at each other for a moment till Nico bounded up to us. He started to ramble about the game and I was just sort of ignoring him trying to see where Blake was. When Chiron started to call out stuff to us is when I started to get worried. I hadn't seen Blake since this morning, oh gods, I was turning into the clingy girlfriend.
"Cassi!" Percy said. I looked over at him to see him moving and I grabbed my helmet from by my feet on the ground and chased after him. He stared at me worried and I shook my head as I got my sword ready as I put my helmet on my head after putting my hair into a fish-tail braid. Once we got to Zeus's fist we stuck our flag at the top and Thalia gave the orders. I saw Nico go with three kids from Hermes.
"We'll send out a decoy to the left, Silena you lead that." Thalia said.
"Got it," Silena said nodding. I had never seen this girl so into Capture the flag before. It was intriguing to watch to say the least. I sighed and then glanced over everyone.
"Take Laurel and Jason. They're good runners. Make a wide arc around the Hunters, attract as many as you can. I'll take the main raiding party around to the right and catch them by surprise." Thalia said and then she glanced at Percy who stared at her.
"Anything to add?" She asked.
"Just stay sharp on defense. We have four guards, and two scouts. That's not much for a big forest. Cassi and I'll be roving. Yell if you need either of us." He said. I nodded and smirked.
"And don't leave your post!" Thalia reminded everyone. I rolled my eyes and that's when I saw Blake. He was behind Thalia a few yards and staring at me. He gave me a small smile and I raised my eyebrow up at him in questioning and he shook his head slightly at me. Okay that was weird.
"Cassi wanna add anything?" Thalia asked breaking me out of my trance. I smirked at her and nodded. I looked at everyone and then raised my sword up in the air.
"Let's raise hell." I said. They cheered to that and then they broke off into their groups. I smiled and sighed as the horn went off signaling the game had started. I saw Percy climb Zeus's fist and I looked up at him as he glanced around. He was giving me signals telling me how it was going. Then after a few minutes Percy glanced down at us.
"Can you hold the fort down?" He asked. I nodded.
"Want back up?" I asked.
"We got you both, if you need her Percy." Beckendorf said. He was one of the kids from Hermes. Percy looked at me, trying to decide if he needed me. I sighed because he was taking too long.
"Whistle if you need me." I said. He smiled and then jumped down from the rocks and headed into the forest. I sighed and then started to pace back and forth in front of the flag when I heard something whoosh by my ear. I looked back to see an arrow in the rock and I heard shouting. I turned around to see Zoe running past us. I whipped my helmet off and threw it to the ground as I ran after her.
"Cassi your helmet!" Nico yelled. I could care fucking less. I was going to tackle her ass if it meant I would have my lungs bust. She was fast but I was faster. I was almost to her right before we got to the river. I lunged forward and knocked her down into the water. Percy I saw was running at me. Zoe clocked me on the temple sending me sprawling into the water with everything being double. I groaned and saw her get up and run out of the river. I shook my head trying to get my vision back to normal.
"Forsaken." She said smiling at me with our flag in her hands.
"Zoe I'm going to kill you." I screamed pointing my hand at her. She shook her head and turned around and I saw Percy and Thalia going at each other. I looked at rock and grabbed it from the water. I quickly threw it and I heard a satisfying thud as it made contact with its target. She turned around red in the face.
"You'll regret that one wench." She said. I pulled my hands up and two waves erupted from behind me. I smiled at her with a evil smirk on my lips twisting up.
"Come and get me bitch." I said. I heard some of the campers gasp and I looked down beside me to see Percy. So I guess Thalia had blasted him back a few feet and that's when I took my opportunity and threw the water in Zoe's face while Percy blasted his own to Thalia's. Zoe sputtered out a stream of water and she let an arrow fly that lodged itself behind me in a tree. I laughed.
"Oh, have you gotten used to sitting on that butt of yours and let your girls handling everything, that you can't shoot right anymore?" I asked. She grew redder in the face and I smirked.
"That's enough!" Chiron yelled. Zoe looked over at him and I let my hands go down. She glared at me and I was basically burning her with my eyes.
"You want some, seaweed brain?!" Thalia demanded. I glanced over at them to see Thalia had supercharged her spear. Percy stood and looked at her with a glare.
"Bring it on, Pine-cone face!" He yelled. Before he could do anything Thalia yelled and slammed her spear into Percy's chest. I screamed and ran over to Percy as he went down hard. I heard Chiron yelling at Thalia as I got Percy to his feet and he summoned the creek to rise around me and him. I stared at it formed into a funnel. That's when I saw it and so did Percy. I started to walk towards whatever was coming our way when I heard a splash as I passed Thalia.
"That's impossible." I said seeing the Oracle of Delphi. It usually stayed up in the attic of the big house and never freaking moved. It was like a mummy with withered skin and bandages covering it. I heard Chiron say something similar to what I had said and I let the Oracle of Delphi pass me into the center of the group. I stared at her and she turned to face me. I heard her voice in my head.
[i]I am the spirit of Delphi, speaker of the prophecies of Phoebus Apollo, slayer of the might Python. Approach, seeker, and ask [/i] It said as it turned to Zoe. I stared at Zoe as she looked at the Oracle.
"What must I do to help my goddess?" She asked. The oracle opened her mouth and the green mist poured out around us. I didn't look at the images in the mist as she spoke.
Five shall go west to the goddess in chains,
One shall be lost in the land without rain,
The bane of Olympus shows the trail,
Campers and Hunters combined prevail,
The Titan's curse must one withstand,
And one shall perish by a parents hand.
I swallowed hoping the mist would go back in but it didn't. She turned and looked directly at me.
Only you can save
But you must be brave.
He is the cause for all your troubles
Daughter of the Sea, don't stumble
His love will be eternal always.
He lies to the west
You can save the boy,
Who treated you like a toy.
The mist then went back inside her and she sat down on the rock. I felt eyes on me and I licked my lips and I felt someone weave their fingers through mine and give my hand a squeeze before letting their thumb rub the back of my hand. I glanced over to see Blake smiling down at me; it was a forced smile I know. He wasn't happy with what was just said. I swallowed nervously. One person kept going through my mind and I knew Blake knew it to. Luke. Somehow I was meant to save him.
I promised you guys that I would get these chapters out faster for you guys!!! Here it is!
yeah guys if you noticed I put my won phrophecy in there. I really tried to rhyme it but yeah that didn't happen well so just bear with me here please :)