20. Cyclops Island Part 3
"I got Nobody!" Polyphemus gloated
The group turned and saw the Cyclops, grinning wickedly, holding up his fist with Zayn hanging upside down by his legs.
"Hah!" The Cyclops said "Nasty boy! I already got lunch means you gotta be grilled with mango chutney!"
Zayn struggled, but he looked dazed. He had a small cut on his forehead and his appeared to be glassy.
"Nathan go get the book. We'll take him while we get Zayn." Max said
Nathan nodded and started to go to the bridge while the others planned on how to take on Polyphemus.
"Jay be ready to catch Zayn." Louis said
Jay nodded ready. Louis then looked at Ceci and Max who both nodded ready.
"Alright," Louis said "Attack plan Macedonia."
They knew what Louis was talking about since they all took the same training courses at Camp. They would sneak around either side and attack the Cyclops from the flanks while Louis held his attention in the front.
Louis held his sword and shouted, "Hey, ugly!"
The Cyclops whirled toward Louis "Another one? Who are you?"
"Put my friend down. I'm the one who insulted you."
"You are Nobody?"
"That's right, you smelly one eyed oaf! I'm Nobody and I'm proud of it! Now, put him down and get over here. I want to stab your eye out again."
"RAAAR!" He bellowed
Good News: He dropped Zayn and Jay caught him and Jay was giving him Ambrosia.
Bad News: Polyphemus barreled toward Louis, a thousand smelly pounds of Cyclops that he would have to fight with a very small sword.
"For Ares!" Ceci rushed from the right swinging her scythe cutting Polyphemus.
Max ran in front the left and he set his spear against the ground just in time for the Cyclops to step on it. He wailed in pain, and Max jumped out of the way to avoid of getting trampled. But the Cyclops just plucked out the shaft like a large splinter and kept advancing towards Louis.
Louis moved with his sword. The monster made a grab for Louis. Louis rolled aside and stabbed him in the thigh. They were hoping to see him disintegrate, but Polyphemus was too big and powerful. They kept Polyphemus distracted as Nathan and Jay (who went to help Nathan) grab the book. Ceci swung her scythe again and again along with Max using another spear he had. Zayn shot arrows at Polyphemus and Louis followed up by stabbing him in the toe or ankle or the hand. Polyphemus pounded the ground, stomped at them, grabbed at them, but they were too quick. Out of the corner of their eyes they could see Nathan flying (flying sneakers his dad gave him) and Jay at the rope bridge. It wouldn't have been their first choice, given that the man-eating sheep on the other side, but at the given moment that looked better than the side they were currently on the chasm. It gave Zayn an idea.
"Fall back!" Zayn told them
They rolled away as the Cyclops's fist smashed the olive tree beside them.
They ran for the bridge, Polyphemus right behind them. He was cut up and hobbling from so many wounds, but all they'd done was slow him down and make him mad.
"A thousand curses on Nobody!" He promised
"Faster!" Max yelled to his friends
They tore down the hill. The bridge was their only chance. They had to make across, before the giant caught them.
"Jay!" Ceci yelled "Get your knife!"
His eyes widened when he saw the Cyclops behind them, but he nodded like he understood. As the demigods scrambled across the bridge, Jay began sawing at the ropes.
The first rope went snap!
Polyphemus bounded after them, making the bridge sway wildly. The ropes were now half cut. The demigods dove for solid ground, landing beside Jay. Louis made a wild slash with his sword and cut the remaining ropes. The bridge fell away into the chasm, and the Cyclops howled as he fell into the chasm.
The demigods panted and all of them watched as Nathan grabbed the Book of Hecate. As soon as Nathan lifted the book off of its branches immediately the leaves on the oak tree turned yellow. As soon as Nathan reached them they ran to the beach lugging the book with them. As soon as they got to the waters edge Niall willed the anchor to raise and then went to get them. After a few anxious minutes, they saw the ship rounding the tip of the island.
The demigods boarded the ship and then they all began to make their way to Miami. Once on board they were immediately were all looked over by their friends.
"Let's go rescue Giselle now." Harry said
They all nodded and the ship began to make its way to Miami.