13. The Abandoned SPA Island
The group of demigods sailed for many hours. Now they were in the Sea of Monsters, the water glittered a more brilliant green , like Hydra acid. The wind smelled fresh and salty, but it carried a strange metallic scent-like a on coming thunderstorm. Or probably something more dangerous. Niall sailed the lifeboat in the right direction. No matter what direction they turned to the sun seemed to shine straight into their eyes.
"Guys how could this have gone from good to bad as soon as we left camp?" Nathan asked
"Going on quests are never easier." Ceci said "At least that's what Giselle has said."
"We have to save her." Harry said
"We will, but we have to get the book that Ben wants first." Jay said
"We need another boat that's what we need to get first." Zayn said
"And where do we get another boat?" Nathan asked
Zayn huffed and went to check his arrows. Nathan rolled his eyes and went to take a quick nap. Liam and Jay were talking quietly together, Tom and Ceci both were checking their weapons, Siva and Max were sitting quietly together, Niall was steering the boat with Louis, and Harry was staring out at the water thinking.
After sometime had pass a sea gull swooped down out of nowhere and landed on their makeshift mast. Harry startled as the bird dropped a small cluster of leaves into his lap.
"Land," He said "There's land nearby!"
Everyone stopped what they were doing and looked at him. And Harry was right when a line of blue and brown was seen in the distance.
Another minuet and they all could make out an island with a small mountain center, a dazzling white collection of buildings, a beach dotted with palm trees, and a harbor filled with a strange assortment of boats. The current was pulling their lifeboat to what looked like a tropical paradise. Everyone was stunned by what they saw the tropical paradise was abandoned. The harbor was filled with pleasure yachts, there was a U.S. Navy submarine, several dugout canoes, and an old fashion pirate ship. There was a helipad with a "Channel Five Fort Lauderdale" helicopter on it, and a short runway with a Learjet and a propeller plane that looked like a World War II fighter.
"Wow. This place is like a resort." Siva said
"You got that right." Max said "But it looks abandon."
"Yeah." Everyone murmured together
The demigods got out of the lifeboat taking the supplies they had and looked around the resort.
The place looked amazing. There was white marble and blue water everywhere they looked. Terraces climbed up the side of the mountain, with swimming pools on every level, connected by water slides ans waterfalls and underwater tubes you could swim through. Fountains sprayed water into the air, forming impossible shapes, like flying eagles and galloping horses.
As the group walked around looking at everything when they passed all kinds of tame animals. A sea turtle napped in a stack of beach towels. A leopard stretched out asleep on the diving board. There were deck chairs, drinking glasses that once held fruit smoothies and magazines on some tables. They walked up a staircase toward what seemed like the main building. They walked into a big room where the whole front wall was windows and the back wall was covered in mirrors, so the room seemed to go on forever. There was a bunch of expensive-looking white furniture, and on a table in one corner was a large empty wire pet cage. There was a loom the size of a big screen tv; and a tapestry that looked three dimensional waterfall scene so real that you could see the water moving and clouds drifting across the fabric sky.
"I wonder who stayed here?" Niall asked
"This is C.C.'s SPA and Resort. This was Circe's Island." A voice told them
They all turned startled and then they saw Luke standing behind them.
"What are you doing here?" Harry asked
"Helping you guys out." Luke said rolling his eyes
"What about Giselle?" Harry asked angrily
"Look she doesn't have a lot of time left, so instead of yelling at me get whatever you need and go to the Cyclops' Island and get the Book of Hecate." Luke said shutting the son of Aphrodite up
"How long does Giselle have?" Ceci asked
"4 days." Luke said to her
"But we just left-" Louis started to say
"Yesterday. Time is different in monster places. Time can either go faster or slower in our world while in the mortal world it's the same." Luke said to Louis
"You can't just appear here and boss us around." Harry said rudely
"Harry don't be rude." Liam said
"Liam, Harry's right." Tom said siding with Harry along with the other guys except Ceci and Liam
"I get it you're jealous of me, but you're wasting time arguing with me. Honestly you actually have no right to be jealous since you messed up with that mortal girl." Luke told Harry
"That's rude. And what would you know you're dead." Louis said defending Harry
Luke rolled his eyes at them "Whatever just make sure you get the damn book and you make it in time to save Giselle." He snarled at them looking directly at Harry before he disappeared
Harry stormed off leaving the group to exchange worried looks at each other.
"Guys someone should go and talk to Harry." Ceci said to all the guys
While everyone else was still in the main building of the resort Harry was walking around. He was livid that Luke appeared to them and began to bossing them around. He sat down on one of the deck chairs and began to think. He then heard footsteps behind him and he turned to see Louis behind him as he sat down next to Harry.
"He has no right to boss us around." Harry told him
"I know, but we need to find the book." Louis told him
"But he's right about me being jealous of him." Harry said
Louis nodded "I know but you're alive and he's not." Louis told him
Unknown to both of them Luke was still there watching them silently. Luke then disappeared and went back to the Chimera.