A few weeks later, after nearly everybody had left camp, there was just me and a couple others left: Percy and his girlfriend who's decided to stay a couple more days, three kids from the Apollo cabin - Will, Kayla and somebody else - Nico, the hades kid, four from Hermes - Connor, who was leaving at the same time as Percy, his brother and two other girls - as well as two from Demeter - Miranda and Katie - plus a few more I didn't really know.
Nico and I were pretty good friends. I mean, we weren't super close, seeing as we hadn't known each other all that long, but we trusted each other, and me, Percy and him grouped together for activities quite a lot.
I was leaving to go back to DC the day after. Nico, Percy, Annabeth and I were sitting on the top of the hill that day, when a cloud and a rumble of thunder rolled over, obscuring the sun. Percy and Annabeth exchanged a confused look, but they didn't say anything.
We were all just waiting for mortality to revisit.