After my little fight with Clarisse, I decided to play a little with my powers. Hours passed, which seemed like only a few minutes to me, and I found out that I could control water, breathe underwater, be healed by the water, and I could stay dry if I concentrated enough. I was just getting out of the water when Annabeth came jogging up to me.
"Break's over, and it's time for chores." Annabeth told me.
"Chores?" I groaned. Annabeth let out a small laugh.
"Don't worry, it's not that bad. Your chores are easy, all you have to do is feed and clean the pegasi." she assured me.
"Oh, okay." I said, relieved. I used to ride horses, so I've done all that before. It's actually kind of fun. We started walking towards the stables when Annabeth spoke again.
"Clarisse seemed really angry when I was coming back from my meeting and she mentioned your name. What happened?" she questioned me. I stifled a laugh, and took a moment before I answered her.
"Well, I might have knocked her over with a wave or two." I told her slowly. Annabeth's eyes saddened for a split second, then she looked at me in shock. I lifted my hands up, "Hey, in my defense, she attacked first. Then, my emotions just got the best of me I guess, and the water just reacted for me." Annabeth sighed a bit.
"You are just like him," she murmured so softly that I had to lean in to hear her.
"I'm just like who?" I asked, confused.
"Well, here we are," Annabeth ignored my question, "I'm going to walk you through everything and show you how to handle a Pegasus. They are a bit different from horses, so I will show you the ropes." I decide to let that earlier comment slide and I followed Annabeth into the stables. It looked like a normal stable would, except it was much fancier and the pegasi had more room. The building was made out of a cream colored wood, with an amber colored roof.
"Since they aren't much different from horses, there are only a few extra things you need to know." Annabeth spoke. She opened the door to one of the stalls, which held a breathtaking white Pegasus, and closed it behind us. "All the tools are on the left side of each wall, and their food and water is on the other side." she explained, gesturing to each object. She walked over to the Pegasus and pointed to it's wings.
"Pegasi wings are made of feathers, so we have to use a special brush for them that won't damage them." She grabbed a sleek, black brush with soft, white bristles on ledge of the left side of the stall. "Make sure you brush in soft, careful strokes or else you will end up hurting the Pegasus."
The Pegasus shifted, holding its head higher and lifted up its wings. This sight took my breath away. The Pegasus looked so majestic and regal.
"Woah, she's beautiful!" I gasped in awe. The Pegasus flapped its wings a bit and snorted.
He! I am a male not a female, the Pegasus huffed telepathically.
"Oh, sorry!" I apologized quickly, "He's beautiful!" Annabeth's head snapped around to look at me.
"How did you know it was a male?" Annabeth spoke slowly, although it looked as if she all ready knew the answer. She should... shouldn't she?
"Uh... he told me. Isn't that normal around here?"
Annabeth stared at me for a moment. "No," she finally answered, "it's not. Only you can speak with them since you are the daughter of Poseidon." She abruptly turned away from me. "I'm sure you know how to take care of the rest since you worked at a stable when you were twelve, am I correct?"
I looked at her, shocked, "Oh, uh.... yeah. But how-"
"Well then, I'll see you at dinner. Have a nice day." she cut me off, hurrying out of the stable.
"Bye... I guess." I muttered. I turned my gaze back towards the Pegasus, who folded his wings and gave me a look.
"I guess it's just you and me." I sighed, and got to work.