Ron, Percy, Grover, Annabeth, Tyson, and Jacquelyn walked into the Arch. The place was crowded, which was both good and bad at the same time.
Ron said, “I think that there could be a monster hiding here.”
“You’re right,” said Grover. “Everyone, spread out and start searching. That monster is bound to be out there.”
The group split up and began walking around, hoping to spot the monster before the security did. Jacquelyn had spotted some painted wooden prayer beads with a wooden cross attached lying on the floor by a huge exhibit. She picked them up and spotted the monster. The monster had a huge sneering look on its face. The people were in grave danger. She couldn’t say that there was a monster in the Arch; that would give her unnecessary blank stares. But she had to do something or else there would be less people touring the Arch.
Percy was glancing at an exhibit when he heard someone yell out, “It’s a bomb! RUN!!!”
Immediately, everyone around him fled from the place. Annabeth said to him, “Someone’s trying to bomb the Arch?”
“But who?” Ron thought to himself.
Jacquelyn jumped in and shouted, “There’s a chimera in the Arch!”
Grover gasped in horror. “We’re doomed! Chimeras are dangerous monsters that can rip us to shreds!”
“Is there anything out there that does NOT want to rip us to shreds?” Ron cried out.
“Uh, no?” said Percy.
“Run for your lives!” Jacquelyn screamed as the chimera chased the kids around the Arch. Tyson pulled them into an elevator and they rode to the top as many people went to the bottom to escape. The chimera had reached the top and ripped a huge hole in the bottom.
“We’re so dead,” said Ron. “How are we gonna fight him now?”
“Chimeras can fly, so we kick him out the Arch and then blast him to smithereens,” said Annabeth.
“Good idea,” said Grover, “except for the fact that…PERCY!!”
Percy lunged at the chimera and kicked him out through the hole. But in the process, he had accidentally knocked Jacquelyn out of the hole as well. The poor girl had the right of it; she did fall out of the Arch.
“NOOOO!!! PERCY!!!!!” Annabeth screamed as the hole shrank and the Arch was restored to its form.
“What do we do now?” Ron cried out. “We know that Jacquel hates structures that are over 500 feet and she always feared falling off of them. It’s like her worst nightmare came true.” To himself, he muttered, “What am I gonna tell them?”
Outside the Arch, Jacquelyn screamed as she fell from the hole in the Arch. She had put the prayer beads around her neck shortly before raising the alarm, but it seemed to be useless. She was falling to her death.
As for Percy, he fought against the chimera, but to no avail. The monster struck him in his ribs and he fell unconscious. Jacquelyn landed on top of the chimera and the monster screamed as her hand touched its face, killing it. Jacquelyn then reached out to Percy and grabbed him. She grabbed the prayer beads and cried out as loud as she could, “Our Father, who are in Heaven, Holy is Your name, and please catch us quickly because I don’t wanna die!!!”
Tyson had made it outside the Arch and saw a huge bubble-making machine. He plugged it up and a huge bubble began to form. The people, recovering from the rumors of a bomb being inside the Arch, now watched as the huge bubble formed and took off, quickly rising with the heat. Jacquelyn would have her prayers answered, as she and Percy landed inside the bubble and slowly floated to the ground.
At that point, Annabeth, Ron, and Grover had reached ground level and were rushing towards the giant bubble. The bubble touched the ground and it popped. Jacquelyn and Percy were safe, albeit the fact that Percy was injured during his fight with the chimera. “They’re alive!” Ron cried out as soon as he saw them.
“Percy’s hurt,” said Annabeth. “We gotta get him to the river!”
The Mississippi River is one of the largest rivers in the world, save for the Amazon and Nile Rivers. Ron led the others to the river, with him remembering that water could heal injuries. Within a few minutes, all the cuts and bruises were gone and Percy sat up. “What happened?” he cried out.
“We saved your life, that’s what happened,” said Grover.
“Where’s the chimera?” Percy asked.
“I killed him,” said Jacquelyn as she touched the prayer beads around her neck. “He can’t stand the name of the Christian God or any of the relics of Christianity.” She glanced at the prayer beads and said, “I guess this was the second object that we were supposed to find.”
“Indeed,” said Grover. “Now let’s get out of here; I don’t want to be here any longer than necessary.”
Everyone agreed and they turned to leave the parkway. No one noticed them leaving, as they were waiting until it was safe to go back inside the Arch.