6. First Night
I lay awake. It felt weird without the other lads there. I felt alone.
Except for the lingering thought of Giselle. The amazing girl from Apollo. I should’ve kissed her.
“Don’t worry child. Your time will come.”
I looked around to see who said has said that. But no was awake.
I sighed, stood up, and walked outside.
The night was chilly but it was peaceful. Well, as peaceful as it could get with monsters screaming at you.
I started to wander, not really paying attention to where I was going.
Suddenly, I heard a hissing sound from behind me.
I turned around to see a giant version of a scorpion.
I opened my eyes wide and started to back away slowly.
“HARRY?!” I heard a voice yell
The scorpion’s head turned towards the sound. Suddenly, a golden arrow stuck out of its eye. It slowly started to turn to dust.
When it was gone, a figure walked out of the woods. It was Giselle.
“It is you Harry” Giselle said “What are you doing out here?”
“I couldn’t sleep.”
She sighed. Her breath came out in a little puff.
“You’re just lucky I found you before the harpies.”
“Harpies. They do the chores around here. You know cook, clean, that stuff.”
“Then why should I be afraid?”
“Because they eat anyone past curfew that be you Harry.”
“Then why didn’t they eat you?” I asked
“Because the Apollo cabin has boarder patrol tonight. I’m supposed to be out here. I’m helping to train Zayn, being head counselor and all.”
She sighed again.
“Come on. Before the harpies smell you.”
“Do I smell that bad?”
She just laughed.