5. Time for Training
“Today, you will be training.” Ceci said, pacing in front of them
“Leggo.” I said, leading them to the armory
We walked in, and the Hephaestus kids were running around, making swords and armor.
I walked over and looked at the armor. I pulled a few sets of armor and handed them the boys each a set.
“Whoa! This stuff weighs more than I do!” Niall said putting it on
“How can you fight with this stuff?” Harry asked
“Hey, you either wear it or you get killed without it.” I said straitening his armor
Harry looked up at me, fear in his eyes. I sighed and handed him a sword. He weighed it in his hands and smiled.
“Does it feel okay?” I asked
“Yeah. It’s great.”
I smiled and handed armor to all of them and made sure it fit them right.
We walked back outside and training began. Niall went to train with Malcolm Son of Athena, Liam went with Miranda Gardner Daughter of Demeter, Louis went with Ben Sollux, my half brother, Zayn went with Ceci Daughter of Ares.
Harry got stuck with me.
Giselle circled me, a sword in her hand. Yes, she’s a Daughter of Apollo but also a Daughter of Nike. But she is amazing with a sword.
She swung the sword at me. It caught me in the arm and I winced, trying not show the pain.
I swung my sword and hit her face. I saw a drop of blood start to run down her face.
“Oh gods I’m sorry….” I said lowering my sword.
Her sword shot up and her sword hit caught me in the chest. I stumbled and fell backwards onto my bum.
“Don’t let my emotions get the better of you.” She mumbled, staring into my eyes.
Suddenly, I spun around and kicked her in the legs. She fell down and before she could get up I rolled over and got on top of her. I knocked her sword out of her hands and skidded out of reach.
I put my sword tip to her neck and smiled.
“Don’t get distracted by my eyes.” I mimicked her
She rolled her eyes and I pulled away my sword. I smiled and steadied my breathing. I sighed and I saw her blush. I smiled, got off her and helped her up.
“Umm, urm….thanks Harry.” She mumbled
“Anytime.” I said flashing her my signature smile
“Come on. We’d better get to lunch.”
Then, she turned on her heels and walked away.