Okay, that nightmare sucked! I hate demigod dreams! Period. What's worse is when those dreams are memories. Sure the dreams might be fine when they're GOOD memories. I went to join Luke at the dining table and caught Luke looking at me with a worried look in his eyes. I smiled sweetly at him to let him know I was okay, even though on the inside I felt like a 9.0 earthquake happened and I had been at the epicenter of it. Sitting down, I grabbed an apple from my plate. I happened to glance over at the fake fruit in the middle of the table and saw bite marks on one of the apples.
"Why is there a bite mark on that apple?" I inquired curiously. Luke looked sheepishly at me and laughed telling me that he had tried to eat it.
"They make them look too damn real," He defended.
"Uh huh, sure," I grinned. Luke smirked at me. I finished the apple and went over the plan with him. Once that was settled, we headed to Niagara Falls and into the tunnels underneath it where Edmund was being held (I found that out in a dream). The two of us got in line and got our ponchos and headed into the tunnels. We followed the main tunnel until I came to the door that I knew would lead us to Edmund. The two of us checked around us to make sure no security personnel was around before we opened the door. We slipped in quietly and followed the tunnel. I stumbled and felt Luke grab my arm, his grip sending a shockwave through my body. He let go of me when I regained my balance.
We trudged along, once in a while slipping on the slick floor. Our ponchos made too much noise so we took them off before we continued. Finally, after what seemed like hours, we arrived at another door, the door that would lead us to Edmund.
"Okay, you know the plan," I whispered.
"I know it, doesn't necessarily mean I like it," Luke muttered. I rolled my eyes and opened the door slowly. I peeked in and seeing nothing, opened the door all the way. Luke came in behind me and went to the left. I went forward, creeping along in the shadows. I rounded a corner and had to stifle a gasp. Edmund was… in perfect shape? Okay, maybe not perfect because he was frozen in an ice block. Damn Hyperborean Giant. I freaking hate them.
"Come to collect your prize?" A snarl came from behind me. I whipped around to find myself staring at a Hyperborean Giant.
"He's not a prize, he's a boy named Edmund. Let him go," I ordered. Amazingly, the Hyperborean started forward and was in the process of the unfreezing him when a female voice appeared.
"You fool! She was Charmspeaking!" The female Hyperborean hissed. The other one turned around and looked confused. Then he turned on me and tried to freeze me but was destroyed by a knife I managed to get before he could even take in a breath. The female whirled around to meet Luke's sword. She died, plain and simple.
"That worked out well," I harrumphed in surprise.
"Yeah, you were about to be turned into a very large Popsicle," Luke said.
"And thanks to you and me, that didn't happen," I replied. Luke smiled with one side of his mouth upturned. We found a heat lamp and after about three hours, we unfroze Edmund. He was just asleep, much to my relief. Luke lifted him up and we left quickly. It wasn't difficult retracing our steps. The only thing that was even remotely scary was that we tripped over our ponchos. We kept moving and reached the door. I tried to open it but it was locked. I swore colorfully.
"What's wrong?" Luke asked.
"It's locked," I replied, pulling on the door.
"Here, hold him," Luke told me. I took Edmund from Luke. Edmund was scarily light. He was small but he shouldn't have been that light. Luke took the door handle and pushed the door open.
"After you my lady," He grinned.
"… Don't say a word," I mumbled. Luke laughed and held the door open. Luke took Edmund from me as I led the way back up to the top.
Fresh warm air greeted us as we walked out into the open.
"My car's over there. We kind of have a walk," Luke said grimly. We headed off in the direction of my car.
"I think he's a child of Dionysus," I said quietly.
"Why do you say that?" Luke questioned.
"He has his eyes."
We continued walking and we were near the bench where you could sit down and watch Niagara Falls, well, fall. Something rammed into me sending me into the water. I screamed a loud, piercing scream.
"Luke!" I screamed. Without even thinking about what I was about to do, I tried to fight against the strong, sweeping current that was steadily bringing me closer to the huge fall. My heart was hammering. I heard Luke yelling my name.
"Stay there! Keep watch over Edmund!" I shouted back at him. I don't know if he heard me or not but he stayed where he was. I was about to shout it again when I realized I could use our Empathy link we had made when we were alone at Apollo's Sanctuary.
Luke, stay where you are! You can't leave Edmund!
No! You're going to die Giselle! I can't lose you again!
I'm not going to die! I just have that feeling. Please Luke, stay where you are! I begged him.
I'll do it for you Giselle.
I sighed in relief when roaring of water entered my mind.
"OMG! THE WATERFALL!" I thought with evident fear in my mind.
"Damn," I said.
I closed my eyes that's when my feet felt ground beneath them. It wasn't much but it was just enough to give me enough lift to avoid falling with the waterfall.
I screamed. As I reached the edge of the waterfall and with all my might, I leaped from the little ground underneath my feet and I flew into the air, far away from the waterfall and plummeted towards the water.