I stared at Annabeth, dumbfounded.
"What? How do you know?" I asked, feeling both nervous and excited.
"Look up." she replied with a grim look on her face. I did as she instructed and yelped. Above my head was a small, glowing trident. I tried to touch it, but my hand went straight through it.
"How long does it last?" I managed to say, feeling lightheaded.
"It depends on the god. I think yours won't last too long." I nodded and drew my eyes away from the trident with much difficulty. Chiron stepped into my line of view.
"Bethany, do you mind if we talk in the Big House during the campfire?" he said quietly. I gulped and nodded. Everyone started to settle down again, but as I continued eating, I caught a few of them staring at me when they didn't think I was looking. Gears whirled in my head. I'm Poseidon's daughter, but I thought he made a vow not to have children. I wonder what will happen. I'll just have to wait until I talk to Chiron to get some answers.
I waited until everyone has finished their food to head towards the Big House. I approached it nervously and enter.
"Ah, Bethany, over here!" Chiron called out to me. I slipped into the room his voice appeared to be coming from. Chiron beckoned me to come a sit in a chair beside him, so I did
I wrought my hands nervously, "Am I in trouble?"
Chiron shook his head and frowned, "Oh, no, of course not my dear. It's just, as you may already know, that spawn of Poseidon are very rare. The Big Three, I'm sure Annabeth has told you who they are, made a vow not to have any more children." He paced around the room. "This is not the first time they have broken that vow, if fact I know of many demigods who are their children."
I sighed in relief. "So it's not too rare?" I inquired. Chiron shook his head.
"I am sorry that I have brought you here, but I was sure you had many questions for me," he said.
I nodded. "Yes, thank you, I do. Firstly, Annabeth told me that demigods sometimes get certain powers from their parent. What do you think I can do?" Chiron looked at me thoughtfully.
"Yes, that is true. Annabeth's strength is wisdom, the demigods of Hephaestus are good with tools, and so I am sure that yours would be something to do with water. At least, a child of Poseidon that I knew could control water."
I gasped. "You knew a child of Poseidon?" I breathed excitedly, "Can you tell me about him or her?"
"Yes, I did know someone. He was very brilliant. He could control water and heal himself whenever he was in it," he described. He gave me a small smile. "Now I hope you don't mind, but I think I must retire for the night."
I stood up. "Oh, of course. Thank you," I told him quickly and waved before I left the room. I navigated myself to the cabins, where Annabeth was waiting for me.
"Since you have now been claimed, you can sleep in Poseidon's cabin," she paused for a second, "it is currently unoccupied, so it's just you for now." She lead me over to the sea-themed cabin. "Your clothes have been brought here from your house, and we have informed your mother of your whereabouts, so don't worry." I gave her a tiny smile and she left for the night.
I looked slowly around the room, taking in every last detail. It was very impressive and comfortable. I walked over to one of the beds in the room to find a bag stuffed with all my belongings. I set the bag down on the ground next to my new bed and hopped onto the mattress. The covers were a sea-blue, my favorite color. As I settled into the bed, I couldn't help but to start wondering what else Camp Half-Blood had in store for me.
Well, I thought as I started to drift off, I'll just have to wait and see.