I woke up feeling like crap. I groaned and sat up and winced I looked around and saw Cody staring at me. I smiled at him. I coughed and I felt the pain all over my body. I sighed and looked over at Cody.
"Hey," I said. He pushed me back down so I was lying down. I winced.
"Are you okay?" He asked.
"Yeah, just hurts a little bit. How long was I out?" I asked. He nodded and smiled.
"Um...two days I think. We got some nectar in you and your injuries should be good. I also kept your stuff in the cabin. The harpies didn't eat it." He said. I smiled. Thank the gods that my stuff was there. If it hadn't been I think I would have gone bat shit crazy on someone's ass.
"Thanks." I smiled. I hugged him and his arms wrapped around my waist. I closed my eyes and Luke's picture popped up in my head and I pulled away tears cascading down my cheeks. I choked back a sob and shook my head slightly.
"Hey, what's wrong? I didn't hurt you did I cause I totally-" He rambled. I curled into a little ball shaking my head. He looked at me confused.
"It's Luke's fault." I murmured. He stared at me wide-eyed.
"Why? Did he hurt you? Did he do these things to you?" He asked. I nodded.
"He was only using me. He used me and he told me he loved me. I can't believe I believed that bullshit!" I screamed throwing a pillow and completely breaking down. Cody wrapped his arm around my waist and hugged me lightly so he wouldn't hurt me.
"Hey your safe here alright. I'm going to get Chiron and see if you can go back to your cabin." He said. I nodded wiping my eyes on the sleeve of my sweatshirt. Then a couple minutes later Cody came back in with Chiron.
"Cassandra are you okay?" He asked. I shook my head.
"Luke he's bringing Kronos back to life." I whispered as more tears went down my face.
"Well let's get you back to your cabin and I'll need to talk someone about that. Oh, and we changed things around. Poseidon wanted Percy to have him by the water, so we switched your cabin with Ares so that he would be by the stream." He said. Cody helped me up and grabbed my bag. I walked out the door with Cody leading. I was quiet the whole way back.
"You know you can talk about it with me. I won't tell." He said looking at me as he broke the silence. I crossed my arms over my chest and shook my head looking at the ground. It was too early to say anything to Cody because he always teased me. I didn't even know where we stood and I sure as hell didn't want to tell him shit about Luke or me or us having sex. It fucking sucked.
When we got to my cabin I sat down on my bed and started shaking the dust off everything; all my stuff was already set up and it was in a good place. I liked the new cabin, it was more open and I could see the water. It was closer to the dock to. I saw the half that Percy was using. He had a little sign on the other entrance. I walked up to it and grabbed it off the door and read it.
Cassi since you were gone when they did this I got help and set your TV and stuff up for you. Hope the way I set them up is okay for you. See you when you get here.
p.s. Oh and Cody helped me he's from the Apollo cabin helped to.
"You gonna be okay by yourself?" Cody asked. I nodded.
"Are you sure?" He asked. I nodded. I felt his hand on my shoulder giving me a light squeeze before he walked out. I waited for a few minutes to make sure he was before I busted out in tears again. I walked over to the couch and I didn't make it that far. I fell down on the floor on my knees. I wrapped my arms around my waist and bent over in a ball so that my forehead was touching the floor. I heard the door open and then the curtain on my room ruffled.
"Hey here you are! I was wondering where- what’s wrong?" He asked coming over to me. He sat down beside me and pulled me up so I was sitting up.
"Luke he changed. He started hitting me when I challenged him and he was only using me because of some prophecy. I gave it up to him." I sobbed.
"It?" He asked. I looked at him as my blue eyes swam with more tears.
"Oh," He said realizing. He sighed and pulled me into his lap and let me sob my heart out.
I saw Cody from Apollo walking back to his cabin. He had his hands in his pockets where that stupid pink polo of his. All girls in my cabin thought he was Mr. Hot shit. I thought he was just shit. When Cassi was younger he said he liked her and she liked him but he never did anything about it and tortured her by telling people she was in love with him. It hurt her and that what made her so tough today and then she moved on. Now every time he saw Cassi, he had that look in his eyes and he would always give her this half-smile. It seemed like he was always sad when he saw her. It seemed like he was serious about liking her and now he knew he had blown his shot and whenever he tried to make it up he tried and way hard to. I don't know if it was working or not because I never asked Cassi anymore. I didn't feel like it was my business.
"Yo, O' Callaghan!" I said jogging after him. He glanced back at me and stopped.
"What?" He asked looking at me. He knew Cassi and I were close. He didn't know I was like the closest thing to family for her.
"Where's Cassi?" I asked.
"She's in her cabin. She's really messed up though. I don't know what Luke did to her but he broke her. She's all beat up and emotionally she was a wreck." He said. I bite back a string of cuss words. I ran over to her cabin and swung the door open. I heard something behind one of the curtain doors and walked in.
"Hey here you are! I was wondering where- what's wrong?" I asked as I looked at her. She had her forehead pressed the floor and was shaking from the crying she was doing. I walked over to her and pulled her back up so that she was sitting up. She had the reminisce of a black eye and I could see some bruising around her neck. What the hell did Luke did to her?
"Luke he changed. He started hitting me when I challenged him and he was only using me because of some prophecy. I gave it up to him." She said. Her sea blue eyes were swimming with tears.
"It?" I asked confused. What the hell was she talking about? She started crying again.
"Oh," I said realizing. He had had sex with her. All she wanted was to be loved someone I could see that much in her eyes. She believed him when he said and opened up to him and let him have anything until he started hitting her. Then she started fighting back and it got ugly. She had managed to escape but she was still beat up pretty bad. I sat down beside her and pulled her up into my lap and hugged her tightly.
"I'm here for you Cassi." I said. She tucked her face into my shirt and cried and cried. People passed looking at her through the windows confused. I sighed and ran my hands down over her hair and just let her cry it out.
"Where's that son-of-a-bitch? I'll kill him!" Bethany screamed as she came in. She was the only girl in the Aphrodite cabin who would pick a fight. I shook my head at her.
"He's still on the boat." She said pulling her face out of my chest. Bethany ran over to her and tackled us in a hug. We groaned together as she hugged us on the floor.
"Oh Cassi I'm sorry. Cody gave me some stuff about it. I'm so sorry I let you go alone." She said letting go of both of us and just hugging her. She hugged her until she started going red.
"Bethany!" I said. She looked at me and then Cassi.
"Oh, sorry!" She said letting go. I shook my head and then looked at Cassi. I tucked a piece of hair back behind her ear and gave her a small smile.
"Are you alright?" I asked. She sighed and stared at the floor.
"Yeah, I'm just going to go out and sit by the lake. Just me I need time to think." She murmured. I stared at her concerned.
"Alright," Bethany said.
"Are you sure?" I asked.
"Yeah," She said. We walked out and she walked out with a cover-up on over a bikini. She was going to go swim.
I got to the dock with my towel and phone. I took my cover-up off and all the guys were looking at me. I just shook my head as I backed up few feet. I then ran and jumped in doing a cannonball. I imagined a big splash but it wouldn't hit my stuff and like I hoped it worked. When I came up I saw some guys who were coming up to talk were soaking wet. My stuff was the only thing on the dock that was completely dry. I smiled. Just being in the water washed away my problems and I felt way happier than I had before.
"Sorry guys." I said.
"It's alright Cassi." one said. I remembered him as David. He was fairly tall, blond hair and stormy gray eyes. His mother was Athena, my father’s enemy. Then on his other side was Blake. He had black hair that hung in his eyes and green piercing eyes; he also had snake bites. He was emo/scene. He was in the Hermes cabin undeclared. I smiled at them and swam up to the dock leaning my arms against the wood.
"So what did you guys want?" I asked leaning my head down on my arms staring at them.
"Nothing just to say hi and we're glad you got back." Blake said. I smiled.
"That's nice guys. I missed it here." I said.
"Whoa you got a black eye! Did Luke hit you?" David asked. Shit thought that would've been gone by the water. Guess not.
"Yeah, but I managed to get away from him. I managed to land a few kicks on him though. We are over now and we are never getting back together." I said.
"Hey don't worry. You still got me." Blake said smiling. He twirled one of his snake bites around. I laughed and pulled myself out of the water and sat down on the dock.
"I want to get snake bites but if I take a step out of this camp I am as good as dead." I said.
"I could do it for you." Blake smiled. I smiled and then wrung out my hair.
"I might take you up on that offer, but I did get my belly-button pierced while I was...gone." I said. Blake looked me over and then stopped at my stomach.
"It's cute isn't it?" I asked. It was pink lotus flower.
"Yeah, it's hot." He said smiling at me. I smiled and blushed.
"Wanna come for a swim?" I asked.
"Sorry but I got to go." David said. I nodded.
"It's alright." I said. He started walking away while Blake stripped down to his shorts and smiled at me. He then jumped in. I laughed and smiled. He sprayed me with water. I got up and then smiled. I backed up on the dock before running and jumping in the water making a big wave. Blake got rolled onto shore by the wave. I ran up to him and pulled him up.
"Are you alright?" I asked.
"Yeah, just not using to being with the sea princess." He laughed. I turned away from him, it was Luke's nickname. It affected my bleeding broken heart. It sucked ass.
"Cassi? What's wrong?" Blake asked coming up behind me.
"Nothing," I whispered. I crossed my arms across my chest and stared out at the ocean.
"You got to talk about it sometime." He said. I looked at him. He took my hand and led me up to the shore. We sat down in the water so that our legs were under the water but the water stopped at our hips.
"So what did he do?" He asked. I took a deep breath and started.
"When we started going out he was fine and alright but then he started acting really weird. He invited me on a cruise and I went with him because I thought it'd be good for me to get away from this place. I went and he had this coffin in the room. It got weird. He then had people actually reporting to him and stuff. I couldn't remember what had happened the last couple weeks at camp by then. I remember now that I've seen Percy and Annabeth but you know before that I was blank. We then went out of this date and we kinda had sex after that because you know he said he loved me." I said as tears rolled down my face.
"Then a few weeks after that were when he actually started talking to the coffin. I mocked him and he threatened to hit me. He did slap me across the face once. But it got bad the last day. He um...was talking to the thing and then I laughed at him and mocked him and he held me against the wall by my neck chocking me. I scratched him and brought blood. He let me go and I fell to the floor. He started kicking me when I was down because I told him I'd never be afraid of him. Then the freaky ass coffin started talking to me about having me alive and by then I'm like 'what the fuck is in that thing?!’ He started talking back and talked about punishing me because I called it stupid I think. I laughed at him and started running he got behind me in like a hold around my neck and started choking me again. He stopped when another Half-blood came in-" I said.
"He's got others with him?! And he hurt you that bad!?" He asked shocked. I nodded and the whole ground shook. I looked at him and he was red.
"-and I crawled behind the couch. Then he told me not to go anywhere and I challenged him. He slapped me and then punched me in the eye earning me this black eye. Then when he came back with Percy, Annabeth, and a Cyclops I lunged for his sword which literally burned me. By then I had gotten all the important things I wanted and put them in a book-bag and hid it behind the couch. Then he went off on Aphrodite and I told him to shut up and he took my face in my hands and he told me to be quite and I spit in his face and he slapped and then I kicked him in the shin and he doubled over in pain." I said.
"Then one of his nasty ass henchmen men grabbed me and hung me upside down. I managed to get let go only to have Luke pull me up by my hair again. Then he said something again and kneed me in the side because I responded to it. He then pulled me up by my hair again, said a few things then he took Percy and them out. I waited a few minutes and ran. I got to Percy and Annabeth as they were about slam into the water in a life boat and then got a ride here on a water animal thing." I said.
"Wow, that's a lot." He said.
"Yeah, I thought he loved me. He just used me though because he needed a child of the big three to reach 16. He told me he loved me for that reason. I just want someone to love me. I've never met my dad. My mom died when I was 6. I just want someone to love me." I said. Blake came over to me and wrapped his arm around my waist.
"love me love me say that you love me
fool me fool me oh how you do me
kiss me kiss me say that you miss me
tell me what i wanna hear
tell me you
love me love me say that you love me
fool me fool me oh how you do me
kiss me kiss me say that you miss me
tell me what I wanna hear
tell me you love me" I sang.
"That's a beautiful voice you got there. You make his suck ass music sound good." He laughed. I leaned my head against his shoulder and shrugged.
"I have a soft spot for Justin Bieber. I love all his music even though I don't really listen to pop that much." I said.
"Yeah, you listen to rock or alternative." Blake said. I glanced up at him slightly impressed that he had gotten that from me.
"How did you know?" I asked.
"Cause of your bikini." He said. I looked down at it and it was black with pink crossbones on it. I laughed and smiled up at him. So he was checking me out. I thought he had been earlier.
"Are you looking at my boobs?" I asked him raising my eyebrows.
"No!" He said quickly. He turned a faint red.
"I'll take the blushing as a yes." I smiled. He blushed a deeper red and then smiled. He started leaning in and I pulled away from him quickly.
"I'm sorry that was totally stupid and I should've known you wouldn't like me like that but a son of Hades got to try. And I've should've known you wouldn't be ready." He said. I looked at him.
"No it's not that." I whispered.
"Then what? Not over Luke?" He asked.
"No I realized how much of a dick he is when I was talking to you and I shouldn't waste my time on him and cry about it. What's done is done." I murmured as I shrugged my shoulders.
"Then what's wrong with me?" He asked. I took a deep breath and glanced back at the water.
"It's not you. It's me alright." I said standing up and walking away from him and into the water. I heard him gasp. I looked down and I saw all the bruises. Damn it water you were supposed to heal that. Then as soon as I thought that water started to rush over me and as I watched the water travel it healed everything that the nectar and the ambrosia couldn't. I felt the water rush over my eye and then it dripped off me.
"You were abused you can't help that! And that was really cool." Blake said standing up and coming over to me. I laughed before shaking my head.
"No I'm on the rebound. It's just because I'm on a rebound that you want me." I said.
"Just cause you’re on the rebound doesn't mean anything. I'm on the rebound." He said. I turned around.
"What you mean?" I asked confused. I hated that with me being away from Camp so long kept me out of the loop. I needed to find Bethany so she could give me info on what had happened while I was away.
"Silena dumped three days ago. I gave it up to her." He said looking down at something in the water. I chuckled and pulled his face up so that we were looking at each other.
"Well I see it one way then." I laughed.
"What's that?" He asked.
"We are both suckers for someone who tells us they love us." I laughed. He laughed and smiled.
"So does this mean you'll give me a chance?" He asked.
"Yeah, I think I will." I smiled.
"Really?" He asked.
"Yeah bro. I wouldn't say yes and then be like nah," I smiled.
"Okay." He said coming closer to me.
"What were you saying about being a son of Hades's?" I asked.
"I uh, know my dad's Hades because I can call up the dead and all. And my mom told me when I was little." He said leaning his forehead against mine. I nodded.
"Well then...two kids of the big three getting together. This might be some major monster attraction." I said. He chuckled. He came in and kissed me lightly. I closed my eyes trying to get in to it and the Luke popped in with his anger face. I pushed Blake away and he looked hurt and confused. My hands curled into fists as I shut my eyes angrily and I felt my fingernails dig into my palms. Luke was going to pay.
"He's going to pay for what he has done to me." I whispered to myself.
"Cassi why'd you do that? I thought you were alright." He asked.
"He flashed in my eyes and I thought I was kissing him. I'm sorry Blake I didn't mean to..." I said.
"I'm kinda worried." He said wrapping his arms around me. I didn't wrap mine around him at first and then after few seconds I wrapped my arms around his waist. I wrapped tighter and tighter around him trying to feel safe.
"I know your scared but I won't hurt you or break your heart. I promise." He said. I looked up at him as his hands ran over my hair. I stood up on my tiptoes and kissed his lips lightly. I wrapped my arms around his neck and kissed him harder this time. He lifted me up and then pulled back setting me down.
"Wanna go back to my cabin? We can play guitar hero and I can kick your ass," I said feeling better.
"Alright sure, believe you can kick my ass." He said. We ran back to my cabin after getting our stuff. I stayed in my bikini. I was currently winning our guitar hero competition.
"So you say you could win. I laugh!" I said as I hit a note.
"I will though in amazing comeback." He laughed. I rolled my eyes. He did comeback though. At the end it was neck and neck. When the thing was tallying up the points I put my hands on my hops waiting for the thing to finish.
"Player 2! Is the winner!" It declared. I rolled my eyes.
"Told you I would come back in an amazing comeback." He laughed. He pulled me down in my bed and laughed at my face. I stuck out my tongue and he kissed it lightly. He wrapped his arms around my waist hugging me to him.
"Your face was priceless Cas." He said. I laughed and Blake sat down on the couch looking over the lake. He laid down putting his hands behind his head. I pulled on my cover up and then sat down on the edge. He turned sideways opening up his arms for me. I slid in next to him and he wrapped his arms around me gently.
"I'm not wrapping to hard am I?" He asked.
"Nope, you’re the first one to care for stuff like that." I said looking back at him. He smiled at me.
"I'm a caring person what can I say," He laughed cockily. I laughed and he kissed me lightly.
"Thanks for doing this when I'm broken." I said.
"We are two broken halves of the same whole." He said.
"Huh?" I asked.
"I have no idea but I think it means we fit perfectly together cause we are- have no idea really." He laughed. I shook my head and smiled.
"Um...we both know what each other is feeling like so we both know what each other is going through so we are perfect for each other. Two broken hearts beating together become one." I said.
"Let's just go with that." He yawned. I laughed and kissed him lightly. I turned around to face him and wrapped my arms around him and leaned my head against his chest. He leaned his head on top of mine. I fell asleep tonight feeling completely safe from Luke. Like Blake was picking up the pieces of my shattered heart and life and gluing them back together. Now I was hoping it would stay together and nothing would come between us.
I saw Cassi and Blake come back up from the beach holding hands. Damn it! I wasn't quick enough. He was there to pick her up. He must of done a pretty damn good job. He probably told her to tell him what happened and she cried out her heart and he told her that he be there. I needed to step up my game. How was I supposed to get her when I couldn't get her alone for five seconds? This was becoming frustrating.
"Cassi when you break up with him I'll be here waiting. I might of teased you when we were younger but it meant I liked you. I still do and I won't rest until I can hold you in my arms. I promise I will be your knight in shining armor." I said.
"Touching." Ryan said. He was 14. He was my real brother, from Apollo and all. I guess he really liked my mom so he came back and Ryan was born.
"I know." I said. I swear on the Styx river that she will be mine one day. I just have to wait a little longer now.
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