We had already set out on our quest. We had been going for over 1 day so far, but nothing interesting happened. We just traveled, ate, and slept. Now it is past lunch time on the 2nd day. We were walking and the girls were talking about all of their memories with Grace, most of them funny.
"Another one was when we had horse races at camp." started Lucy.
"I had gotten on a Pegasus named Flipper, well because he like to flip people off of him, but that was the only one that was left. Grace had gotten on Scipio, which was her Pegasus and they loved each other. She treated Scipio so good. She always gave him extra food when no one was looking and snuck out at night to go visit him in the stables. So anyways, we were both at the starting line and when Tamuss blew his whistle, both of the Pegasus's took off and me and Grace were best friends so we were having a great time. Flipper got ahead of Scipio and right as we were about to cross the finish line and win for the first time, Flipper flipped me off of him. He turned upside down (because Pegasus were flying horses) and I landed on my butt as Grace crossed the finish line with Scipio. Everyone cheered for her but when they crowned her with the gold head wreath she walked over to me, helped me up, and out it on my head. She told everyone that if Flipper hadn't flipped me off then I would of won, so she announced me the real winner. She climbed onto Scipios back and helped me get up there too and everyone cheered." A tear slipped down her face. "Grace was so kind and amazing. She was my best friend and no one will ever replace her." More tears fell off of her face, and Calum pulled her into a hug as she cried into his shirt. He rubbed her back and we all gave her a group hug.
"Thanks guys. You are all my best friends too. Especially you" she said looking up at Calum as she placed a kiss on his lips. He smiled into the kiss.
"Sorry to interrupt the perfect moment guys, but we need to get moving, before its too late." Michael said. Lucy and Calum nodded as they pulled away and we all started to walk again.
"What do you guys think-" Becky started but she fell to the ground clutching the middle of her stomach and crying out in pain. Michael rushed over to her.
"Becky, what's wrong?" he asked worried and confused. She didn't answer she just kept screaming in pain. She eventually stopped but looked like she was going to pass out any second from exhaustion.
"Babe, what's wrong with you?!" Michael asked again.
"I'm not completely sure" she paused to take a breath. "But I have a good idea what it was and its not pleasant." We were all gathered around her now and very confused. She seemed fine one second while we were walking and she just fell to the ground and screaming in pain the next.
"Your not pregnant, are you?" Michael asked excitedly.
"No you idiot!! Do I look pregnant to you?!"
"I guess not." He sighed. I might not be able to read peoples emotions, but I think Michael wanted her to be pregnant.
"If your not pregnant then what is happening to you?" I asked her.
"N-no. no no no. This cannot be what I think it is" Lucy says with more tears coming down her face.
"Well since Grace and I are sisters" Becky said, "I feel whatever pain she is in. And...I think..." she looked at me sadly. "She just got stabbed in the stomach."
When she said those word everyone stared at her and me and Lucy were both crying now.
"If..If I pass out..... That means she umm- has died." Becky added sadly.
We all got up and started to walk again in silence after a minute or two Becky said,
"Mi-Michael." Becky said starting to get out of breath as her eyelids seemed to be coming down slowly and she was clutching onto Michael like she couldn't hold herself up.
"What baby?" he asked her concerned again and holding her up.
"I-I don't th-think G-grace is g-going to m-make I-it." She said as she passed out and fell but Mikey caught her. He scooped her up bridal style and a tear slipped down his face.
That told us the one thing no one wanted to hear. Grace had died.
Grace had just died in my arms as I was kissing her. I couldn't believe it. The love of my life was gone. Forever. And it was my fault. I regretted everything bad I had ever done to her. I regretted joining the Titans. I regretted abusing her. I regretted hurting her in anyway I ever did. She deserved to live like a princess and I guess that was the main reason I wanted to be king, but every time I thought that I pushed it away. But now I admit it. She was my princess. I will love her forever, and I will not love anyone like I loved her ever again. I looked down at her peaceful and lifeless body.
"Why does it always happen to the good people?" I whispered.
"Nico" I heard a voice say. I looked around me but saw no one. I heard it again,
"Nico!" I turned around and you wont believe what I saw... Graces ghost.....
"sshhhh." She told me. "I'm just a ghost and I'm not supposed to be here. I came to tell you something"
"W-what?" I said depressed that she wasn't really here. The next 3 words that came out of her mouth were music to my ears.
"I'm not dead."