28. Lord Zeus
We arrived in New York, I hopped off my pegasi and stroked her muzzle. She neighed and flapped her wings, returning to the sky with the others going back to camp.
“Come on,” Louis said “We need to get the bolt back.”
We all ran into the Empire State building. I knew we had to get to the 600th floor to get to Olympus, so we had to get a card from the guardian.
We walked inside, and there sat a bald man reading a magazine.
He looked up, and raised his eyebrows.
“Are you a tour group?” he asked
“Well, actually, we need to get to the 600th floor.” Zayn said
“There’s no 600th floor kid.” He sighed
I leaned in over the counter, and pulled down the magazine tugging on my camp Half-Blood necklace.
“Seven demigods sure do attract a lot of monsters. I don’t think you want us hanging around in your lobby.” I smirked
He looked up, and sighed, pushing a button on the desk and giving us a card.
“You don’t want us to go through the metal detectors?” Harry asked
“Umm, no I actually don’t.” and he went back to his magazine.
We walked around the metal detectors and walked to the elevator. We pressed up.
We waited for the door to ding, and when it finally opened, no one was inside.
Louis shoved the card into a little slot, making a tiny door pop open, revealing a button marked. “600th floor”.
Niall pressed it and suddenly, we were going up. We were going faster and faster, making my head spin. It’s been a while since I’ve been to Olympus.
I grabbed Harry’s hand and he pressed his lips to my temple reassuringly.
Then, we stopped.
“Whoa.” Was all I could manage since one word could not describe Olympus.
Annabeth did a good job. Ever since the second Titan war, Olympus has been different.
Huge statues of all the gods (even the minor ones)stood in a huge horseshoe shape surrounding a hill with a temple to every god right below the feet of the statue of the same god.(Like the temple of Zeus below the statue of Zeus).
I felt Harry squeeze my hand once again as we ran up the marble road to the top of the Great hill of Olympus.
When we reached the wooden doors, I saw Louis tense up.
“You’ll be fine.” I said
“But, what if he doesn’t recognize me? He might think I’m just another one of his kids….”
“Lou don’t worry about it.” Ceci said “You’re the best. Don’t worry about what he thinks.”
Louis nodded, and we pushed open the doors.
The twelve main gods sat at their thrones.
Zeus sat with Hera and all the female gods to his left and Poseidon and all the main gods to his right.
Zeus stared down at us with fire in his eyes. Thunder boomed, but no lightning follow.
“Lord Zeus…” we all knelt
“Rise demigods.” Zeus said “Do you have the bolt?”
“Father, we do.” Louis said walking up “And Niall didn’t take it.”
Zeus looked over at Niall. His eyes crackled with anger.
“If you did not take the bolt,” he stared “Then who did?”
“Ben. Son of Apollo.” Niall managed
Zeus looked over at my father, and Apollo looked over to me and Zayn.
“Have you taken care of Ben?” our father asked
Zeus nodded, satisfied.
“Then, please return the bolt to me.”
Louis and Niall walked forward, and they threw the bolt up towards Zeus.
Zeus caught the bolt and it grew to 20 feet, and lightning crackled around the sky. Zeus smiled.
“Go my young demigods, you all have my blessing.”