"How much longer is this quest going to take?" I heard Destiny say.
"About 4 days, 3 hours, 47 minutes, and 5 seconds."
We all jumped and looked behind us.
"What?" Legacy said.
"Well, you scared the crap out of all of us." I said.
"It's fine." Clarisse sighed, "Now can we get on with this quest?"
"I guess," I said, "But first we have t-"
I was cut off by this big, furry, black thing pouncing out of the woods and landing on me. I had closed my eyes when it had happened. I stupidly opened them to look up into the face of a huge
"SPIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I yelled. My first instinct was to push it up off of me. But instead I was paralyzed with fear. Then Legend jumped up on top of the spider and stabbed it through the head- the tip stopping inches away from my face.
"Your welcome and all that stuff. But we have a bigger problem than formalities."
I looked around at all of my friends. Each of them was burdened with one giant spider. Then I saw Percy fall.
The spider slashed its spindly leg out at me, and it hit me square in the stomach. The poison on the spider's leg started to bubble before I fell. And the first thing I thought was, "Let Meghan be safe."
I saw Percy fall down during battle. The spider that was fighting me put its leg right over my shoulder. I sliced it off and killed the spider. I strung my bow with the poison tipped arrows I was carrying and shot everyone's spider right in the head. All while I was still watching Percy. By the time I got over to him, Meghan was already by his side, tears streaming down her face.
"He's becoming cold, and pale." Meghan whispered so quietly even I couldn't hear it. "Why Percy, why did you have to battle the spider." she murmured again. "I think he's dead." she said. The quietest sentence of all.
"Move over some Meghan." I said, "I can fix this."
She moved over the slightest bit, just enough. I put my hand over Percy's chest, closed my eyes, and started a conversation in my head. With my father.
"Hades. Please spare your nephew from dying."
"Why should I do that?" his voice echoed in my mind.
"Because if he left this world many people would be in grief."
"That is exactly why I would do it."
"This once. But if Zeus ever finds out I did this,raising someone from the dead, I swear on the River Styx girl...."
"He won't find out. I promise."
I stopped the conversation and opened my eyes. My hand started to feel the thumping of a living heart. Something I haven't felt in the longest time.
Chapter By: Bunni