"So Lee...we're safe here?" Harry asked, looking around the cluttered work shop. "In just this room?" He thought that was a bit far fetched, if this room was the only safe place, then why aren't there more people here?
"No, Smart One. This whole camp! Behold," she giggled, pushing open a door. Harry's jaw dropped as he and the boys slowly walked out into the camp. There were people all over the place dressed in orange tee shirts like Lee's.
"Well you guys have fun! I'm kinda busy so we'll catch up later!" Lee said, and promptly slammed the door shut.
"Well then!" Louis shouted faking shock and putting a hand over his heart, Harry laughed. They walked aimlessly for a few minutes. Then Harry saw a girl with a short dark hair and tanned skin with a clipboard. If there's one thing he knew, clipboard equals power and authority. She didn't seem to be doing anything so Harry put a hand on her shoulder. Bad move.
Before he knew what was going on, she grabbed Harry's hand and judo-flipped him. He hit the ground hard. That hurt, he thought.
"Sorry," she said trying not to laugh as Harry got up. "I didn't mean to hurt you." He dusted himself off. "Woah cool tattoos!" She said, pronouncing 'tattoos' like 'tadoos'.
"Thanks," Harry said slowly. This girl was maybe 5'7 and looked pretty young. Suddenly, some guy appeared next to her. He looked a lot like her but maybe a bit taller and paler. Their faces were slightly different, too. He looked at her in a concerned way.
"I'm Olivia di Angelo, daughter of Hades. This is my twin brother, Nico." She smiled.
"Well I'm Harry. These are my best friends, Louis, Zayn, Niall, and Liam," Harry replied.
"Nice to meet you. I'll be right back," Nico said as his sister shook hands with us. Then he was gone. These two were some freaky kids.
"Well alrighty then. So what do we-" Harry was cut off by sudden gasps of everybody close by. He looked up, following their gazes to see a black skull above his head.
"What...?" He tried to ask but everyone began talking at once; Harry could only hear some parts of their conversations.
He looked around, panicking. Then, thank gods, Olivia took control.
"Everybody shut up!" She shouted. Luckily, every body did. They looked at her in what almost qualified as fear. "Di immortals, people!"
Then the weirdest thing happened. This guy walked- or should Harry say trotted? He was half horse after all.
"Chiron!" Olivia said, relieved. "Gods of Olympus, these people are losing it!"
He looked at the symbol obove Harry's head and looked momentarily taken aback but recovered quickly. He grabbed Harry's arm, raised it up, and shouted:
"All hail Harry Styles, son of Hades!"
He looked at the boys. Could today get any weirder, Harry thought, I need to learn more about Greek mythology.
"Alright! A new brother! Sweet!" Olivia shouted and looked to the boys. " I wonder who you guys are-" She started but was cut of bexause out of no where, Nico showed up. "Nico! We got a new brother!" She said softly pointing to Harry.
This brave face Olivia was pulling was getting tiresome. She thought Nico could tell. Both of them were a bit off their games today. Its their big sister Bianca's birthday. She was all they had left. Olivia missed her so bad, as she stared off into space, Olivia became vaugly aware of Nico shaking her shoulder.
"You okay?" He asked quiet enough no one could hear.
"Yeah...I'm fine," Olivia mumbled.
"Okay...look." He pointed to Harrys friends.
"Woah!" Everyone was staring open mouthed. Chiron looked mildly entertained.
"All hail Liam Payne son of Apollo, and Niall Horan son of Poseidon," Chiron called out.
Wowzers, Olivia thought.
"James is the head of the Apollo cabin so you go with him, Liam. And Niall, you..." Olivia paused, looking for him. He walked up, hand interlocked with Annabeth's, his girlfriend. Olivia looked over at Nico. He was looking at Percy, eyes welling up with tears before he shadow traveled away.
"You'll be coming with me, Niall. I'm Percy Jackson and this is my girlfriend, Annabeth Chase," he said, smiling. Together, they walked away.
"And I will be substituting for Olivia, Harry,"Chiron said.
" What? No, Chiron-" Olivia started, he stopped her by holding up a hand.
He leaned down and whispered in my ear, "Take off today. Please, go find Nico. He needs you." Olivia nodded and closed her eyes and summoned shadows to travel to Nico.
He was in their cabin, sitting on his bed with his knees pulled up to his chest, tears steaming slowly down his face. Olivia's own eyes welled up.
"Hey, Nico...what's wrong?" She asked softly. "Is it Percy or Bianca?"
"Both. It just...it...ugh," he wiped away his tears. "Its just...hard," he finished. Nico used to have a 'crush' on Percy.
"I thought you didn't like him any more..." she trailed off.
"I don't. But I just remember how it felt when I realized I can't be with him."
"Look Nico, I want you to promise me something. I want you to stay in the present with me,okay?" Olivia reassured, Nico wiped his eyes again.
"Whadaya mean?" He asked.
"I mean I want you to not think about pain you've felt in the past. Not forget it...just don't dwell okay? Because if you leave the present, I do to. Let's make a pact. Let's try to enjoy what we have while we have it. Alright?" she rushed out using drastic hand gestures.
Nico laughed lightly when Olivia faked being out of breath.
"Alright," he said, looking her in the eyes. "Pinky promise?"
"Pinky promise," she affirmed.
Suddenly, her phone vibrated a text message. They weren't supposed to have phones here at camp because it makes it easier for monsters to track you, but Chiron cleared Olivia and Lee with them. As long as they're careful. Olivia looked at her screen
Hey Olive ~Lee
Olivia laughed at her nick-name.
Hi, L. What do you need? ~olivia
A beat later, she replied. Girls got fast thumbs.
Are you and Nico coming to dinner and staying for the campfire? ~Lee
"Hey Nico? You in the mood to stay for the campfire after dinner?" Olivia asked. He shrugged and nodded.
Yuppers. See you in a few! :) ~olivia
She looked up to see Nico coming out of the bathroom. "Ready?"
"As I'll ever be. Let's go,"he half smiled. So they went. They actually had a good time too. Appearently tomorrow they have capture the flag.