18. Where are we?
I opened my eyes slowly. I was laying on the ground, stars filled my vision as they twinkled and danced in the night sky.
I heard someone sigh to my left. I slowly reached for my quiver, just in case. You can never be too careful.
Harry was leaning up against a tree. His head was buried in his hands and he looked as if he was crying.
I smirked, planning on surprising him.
I crept up behind him, and threw my arms around his neck, burying my face in his hair. He jumped, pulling me off him before pulling out his sword.
I couldn’t help it, I laughed. Smiling a cheeky smile.
He gasped, and dropped his sword, running over to me, wrapping his arms around my waist, and pulling me into a hug, and swinging me around.
When he finally let me down, he smiled at me before I heard him whisper, “I thought you were gone.”
“You know me Harry. I would never leave you. Besides, if I died, you wouldn’t last very long without my skill and experience.” I joked
“But we have Ceci anyways.” He grinned back
I rolled my eyes playfully punching him in the shoulder. I looked around me. Trees covered every inch of my vision. The moon lit up everything I saw, giving it an eerie glow.
“Where, are we?” I asked
“I don’t know, you’d have to ask Ceci and Liam.” Harry said “They’ve been studying our position ever since we wandered here. We jumped off the train before we got to Canada. That empousa chased us off the train. Well, Zayn killed her before we bailed in case there were more.”
He grabbed my hand, my skin tingling as our hands clasped to each other.
Then, he leads me deeper into the woods. I could see a shape in the distance.
It’s a triangle. I recognized it as the tent from cap that Chiron had given us before we left.
Harry led me inside, where I see Niall, Louis, Liam, Zayn and Cecilia buried in papers. Cecilia was at a table, trying to figure where we were. Liam was scanning the stars, and mumbling their position to her, as Cecilia tried to figure out where we were.
I stared up at the stars, wondering how all this was possible.
Before Camp Half-Blood, I would never have believed this. Thinking about Gods, and how they all controlled this. But now, I knew I was stupid to think otherwise.
I mean, I’m the son of Zeus for goodness sake!
Suddenly I felt the familiar presence fill my mind. The warm feeling of knowing my father was there.
Augusta his voice floating through my mind like lightning cracking across the sky.
“Guys, I think I know where we are.” I said
“Well, that’s new.” Niall joked
“Guys, just cause he’s the son of Zeus doesn’t mean he’s dumb. I mean, Zeus is pretty wise, well not as wise as Athena but still.” Cecilia said
Thunder boomed in the distance.
“Sorry lord Zeus.” Ceci mumbled
“I think we’re in Augusta, Maine.” I said
Cecilia smacked her forehead and groaned.
“Of course!!! Why couldn’t I see it? The stars are perfectly aligned so that they match the proper position of the stars in Maine at this time of the year…”
“Cecilia, we really don’t need an astronomy lesson right now.” Giselle joked