Son Of Zeus: Lightning Storm

After his mom was killed by a cyclops, Jake Callester goes to Camp Half-Blood, a state-of-the-art training facility for children of the Greek gods. While he's there, he trains hard everyday, hoping to someday get his revenge on the monster that killed his mom. He also gets help from Beth, a new friend and rival, But they must work together if they hope to survive their journey.

Find out what happens in Son Of Zeus: Lightning Storm!



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6. VI. Let Capture The Flag Begin!

     After Swords and Shields, went to Archery, where I Chiron taught. I also found out that he was extremely skilled with the arrows, which also means that I won't be messing with him anytime soon. It turned out that I was pretty good with bows and arrows, too. I hit the center a few times, but not as much as Beth, which really pissed me off.

     Then we went to the stables where we learned how to ride the Pegasi. I was pretty good, but like last time, Beth was better. After about an hour, some people that were there began to leave. I guess they went to get a snack or something.

     After that, I faked being sick and got to go back to my cabin and sleep for a few minutes.

     When I woke up, I went outside to find Beth waiting for me outside.

     "Can't you just come in and wake me?" I asked.

     "No its against the rules to enter another cabin unless allowed by one of the cabin members." she explained.

     "Well you can come in anytime. Just don't jump on me when you try to wake me up." I said.

     "Whatever." she said, "Come on,. Its free time. What do you want to do?"

     "Why are you with me anyway?" I asked.

     "I'm observing you." she replied.

     "OK." I said.

     "So what do you want to do?"she asked.

     "Lets got to the arena!" I exclaimed.

     "So obvious." she said as she got up and began walking to the arena.

     I caught up with her and we walked to the arena.

     When we arrived, we found that it was deserted. Perfect! Now I can get some practice time in before Capture The Flag.

     Beth drew her sword and pointed it at me. "You got lucky last time in the cabin." she said, "Now that I'm fully back to health, I can finish my business with you."

     "Really, I thought that you were lying that time." I said surprised.

     "Think again." she said as she charged at me.

     I quickly grabbed my Lightning, which quickly turned into a sword.  She got to me faster than I expected and forced me back. Her moves were faster and swifter than last time we fought. I din't even find an opening like I usually did against the others. The worst part was that I couldn't even attack.

     After a few minutes, she had backed me up to the seats.  Finally, when she swung her sword, I jumped back and used the air currents to make me go farther. When I landed, I broke off into a sprint toward the middle of the arena. She was right behind me, but she wasn't in striking range. I quickly turned around and swung my sword, she blocked it, as I thought, and I quickly drew my sword back and tried to disarm her. She saw it coming and quickly deflected my blade with the flat side of hers. After that, she went back to offense again.

     Then I felt something watery hit my face. When I got a good look at Beth's face instead of her sword trying to cut me, I saw that she was sweating. A lot. Then an idea hit me. I let go of Lightning who reappeared in his normal form around my neck. Beth jumped back and glared at me suspiciously.

     "What's up with that?" she asked.

     "I don't need a sword to beat you. You'll do all the work yourself." I said.

     "Shut up!" she said as she charged me again. 

     Yeah, yeah. I admit that it was harder to dodge her attacks without my sword, but I wanted to look cool. Don't judge me.

     She swung and thrust and did tons more moves I've never seen before, but I managed to dodge and sidestep all of them. After a few more minutes, her moves became slower and slower.

     "What's wrong, you tired?" I taunted.

     She didn't respond and just kept on attacking. Finally, I brought out Lightning again and easily disarmed her. I picked up her sword and pointed both at her throat.

     "Hey, I thought you weren't going to use your sword." she said.

     "Yes, that's true. But I said I wouldn't use it to defeat you, not disarm you. I could've done other things, but I found this found this one to be less hurtful for you." I replied.

     "Yeah, whatever." she said.

     Suddenly, her eyes began to close and she began to fall. I quickly grabbed her before she could hit the floor.

     "Tired from exhaustion I see." I mumbled as I let go of Lightning.

     I picked up her sword with my free hand and put it back in its sheath. Then I put heaved her on my back and began walking toward her Cabin. Luckily, she wasn't as heavy as I thought so I didn't have that much trouble carrying her. Also there were no other people walking around so I didn't have to be embarrassed while carrying her. When I reached her cabin, I entered, ignoring the cabin rule, and set her on a bed I recognized as hers after seeing pictures of her posted on the wall next to it. When I set her down, I pulled up a chair from the front of the room and sat down. I watched her for a few minutes until my eyes began to get heavy. Finally, I laid my head next to her and went to sleep.

 

     "Jake. Jake. Wake up already."

     I woke up to find Beth sitting up on her bed shaking me.

     "Are you up?" she asked.

     "Yeah, yeah. What is it?" 

     "Capture The Flag starts in an hour. Go and get your armor."

     I closed my eyes again. "Just give me thirty more minutes." I said.

     Suddenly, I heard whistling sound coming from just above my head. I quickly pulled my head back and opened my eyes. Where my head was once laying, I found Beth's fist.

     "Not bad." she said with a smile.

     "Not bad?! Are you trying to kill me?!" I yelled.

     "Maybe." she said, "Anyway, lets go get your armor."

     She got out of bed and dragged me all the way to the armory. She then began looking through the all the armor. After few minutes, he gave me a bronze helmet and  breastplate.

     "This should give you at least some protection since you have that sword of yours." she said.

     "Thank you." I said as I put them on. 

     The breastplate and helmet seemed to fit me perfectly and I could move almost as easily as I used to.

     "What's up with this?" I asked.

     "Oh yeah. Our armor was recently enchanted to fit whoever wore it." she explained.

     "Cool." I sounded like a five year-old.

     She dug around some more and brought out a bronze shield. "Here. You'll need this." 

     "Um, no thanks. I'm fine." I said.

     "Don't come crying to me when Drew beats you up." 

     "Don't worry. I'll get him."

     A loud hollow sound filled the air.

     "That's the horn for Capture The Flag." she said.

     She put on her armor that she had set aside and ran toward the forest. I followed her until she came to a stop. "We're here!" she called out.

     "Good." someone said.

     People began to appear behind the trees. The first one to step from behind the trees had long curly blonde hair and brown eyes. She too wore armor and so did the others.

     "Now, lets make the preparations." she said.

     "So what's on your mind Maya?" Beth asked.

     Maya pointed at me. "Well, we all know that they're after him, right?" she said, "So why not just use him as decoy and get their flag?"

     "Hey! Don't joke around, Maya. We have to be serious." Beth said.

     "But I'm not joking." Maya replied calmly.

     I raised my hand. "Sure. I have no problem with that. After all, I have some unfinished business with Drew." I said.

     "See, he has no problem with it." said Maya.

     Beth looked at me. "Are you sure about this?"

     "No problem."

     "We also hid the flag on top of one of the trees." Maya said.

     "Can I have everyone's attention!" Chiron's voice rang through the forest.

     "Capture The Flag game is about to begin." he said, "Remember that the forest is the game field and the creek is boundary line. No maiming or killing and all magic items are allowed."

     He paused. I looked up at the sky to find that it was getting dark. I just hoped I could see when they all those people tried to kill me.

     "Now," Chiron continued, "Let Capture The Flag begin!"

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