Where we last left off:
Just then, Percy came to them, saying, “We found Jacquelyn and the others. They’re over by the Haunted Mansion.”
“OK,” said Ron. He went to join the others, leaving Harry and Hermione behind, their dignities ruffled and their lies exposed. Jacquelyn was going to know about them and when she did, no amount of wizard’s magic would protect them from the Spellcaster’s wrath.
Jacquelyn frowned as she stared at the front gate to the Haunted Mansion. She was still sure that Luke had something to do with her family tragedy, in which her father and siblings were killed by monsters and she and her mother survived.
She looked up and saw Percy, Grover, Ron, and Annabeth approaching her. She said to them, “I take it that you also got away from Luke?”
Ron said, “Well, to be honest, I don’t know if we got away from him, per se. He is looking for us, you know.”
“Good,” said Jacquelyn. “It’s time for me to give him a piece of my mind. He’s pushed me around far enough.”
“Indeed I have,” said Luke as he stood behind the kids. They all glared at him with anger. “I thought that I told you to stay on the boat, didn’t I?” He snapped.
“Oh shove it,” Jacquelyn snapped back at him. “You killed Tyson and you know it. I bet that you also killed Sam, Safie, and Angelica as well! You are the biggest prick that ever walked the face of the earth!”
“Whoa, back off, child,” said Luke. “You would refer to me as a part of the male anatomy?”
“Yes, I would,” Jacquelyn yelled. “Luke Castellan, you are a complete dick who has no right to be here!”
Everyone who heard Jacquelyn’s tirade gasped in horror. Magnus said to Sabrina, “At least she didn’t call him a…you know.”
“Tie them up and bring them to It’s a Small World,” said Luke in anger. “They have defied me for the last time.”
“Only if you can catch me first,” Jacquelyn snapped as she pushed him aside and took off.
“Get that spellcasting bitch!” Luke yelled to a monster that was nearby. “Don’t let her get away!” To the others, he said, “I must admit that you’re all a bigger pain in the neck than I thought, but this ends now. I will have you back on the Andromeda, demigod or no.”
During Luke’s tirade, Ron said, “Let’s go before he notices us.” They all snuck away and headed toward California Adventures.
Jacquelyn frowned as she saw the monster chasing her. “I really don’t have time for this shit,” she muttered as she pulled out her bow and arrow and shot it. The monster roared as it was struck by her arrow and fell to the ground.
Jacquelyn wasted no time pouncing on the monster and stabbing it, yelling, “That’s for dad! That’s for Sam! And this is for Safie and Angelica!” The monster roared as it died. She stood up, tears in her eyes, knowing that she had avenged the deaths of her family. Her mother could rest in peace knowing that her only surviving child had slain the monster that destroyed their family.
Ron, meanwhile, had reached Splash Mountain and said, “We need to split up. There’s no sense in Luke capturing all of us. Some of you head to California while the rest of us head to Space Mountain. Once he’s gone, we regroup at Downtown Disney.”
“How will we…” Annabeth began, but Ron stopped her. “This isn’t a game, Annabeth. We are fighting for our lives. Luke wants us for a reason, but we must never allow him to capture us. He is behind everything that happened to us this summer: the Cyclops that chased us in Atlanta, the chimera that nearly killed Percy and Jacquelyn, the storm that almost knocked us out of the sky, the Hermaphrodite that kept chasing us, and I’m sure that he had an alliance with Circe. He is out of control and he needs to be stopped immediately before he does any more damage.”
“That’s fine and dandy,” said Grover, “but how are we going to stop him?”
“We won’t,” said Ron, “because I’m going to stop him. He ruined my life before I met him and now I’m taking my revenge for everything that he had done to me.”
“He’ll hurt you if you fight him,” Annabeth warned him.
“This is a chance that I’m willing to take,” said Ron. “I am a demigod, and I know that it’s time for me to fight for that right. Everything else has led to this point. I now know who I am and who I am not. I am the son of Poseidon and he’s going to learn to accept that, one way or another.”
Everyone gasped in horror as they heard Ron’s newest revelation. None of them had any idea that Ron was still doubting his identity as a demigod and no one was convinced that he was the son of Poseidon. But now was not the time for questions; it was time to attack…
~to be continued…