I woke up. Paralysed with fear, no sense of direction and no memory. Voices in my head keep saying, ” turn around, call for help,” but I couldn’t. My throat was like the hottest fire was on my tongue as I trudged deeper into the forest. SNAP, I turn around and right behind me is a monster, two times the size of me with blood dripping from his claws and mouth, a axe in his hand, and bones littered under him; with a shrill scream he yells,” Hephaestus shall die!” And with that he sprints towards me. The only thing I could think to do was run.
I still don’t know were I am, what that thing was and about a dozen other things. The only thing I could remember was my name, Leo. While I’m running I feel around a belt on my waist, I felt something cold and sharp in my back pocket. The instant I touched it my body was engulfed in flames. The flames must of triggered my memory because I remembered one more thing, Hephaestus is my dad! I turn around and face the blood thirsty beast, ” Hephaestus is my dad!” I yelled, I jumped and grabbed the demons leg with a grip that could crack bones. Instantly, the monster yelped in pain . His leg was on fire, burning off flesh and bones. The flames on my body extinguished as I watch in horror as the monster falls and died a slow and painful death.
I continued on into the forest until I reached a small hill with a big bold tree on the very top. Almost out of breath I scaled the hill, getting to the top. I froze, my memory clicked as I saw a huge camp in a valley surrounded by trees. I remembered one more thing, Camp Half Blood.
I sat by the door of the Hephaestus house, still wondering what happened. A girl about my age with blonde hair and blue eyes walked towards me. She sat down next to me,
” I can’t believe that Hera would erase your memory too, I mean, after Percy and Jason’s memories were erased I thought she’d was done with that nonsense.” I had no clue what she was was talking about. After she left l looked up. The moon was brighter than the sun, looking down on me, smiling as if it knew what I forgot. I stood up and walked into the cabin,”Leo!” Everyone in the cabin jumps up and down with delight, even though I lost my memory of them, this made me happy.
The news spread quickly that I was back and that I lost my memory, everyone was trying to show me things that may have triggered my memory, but nothing did. The line of people soon dissipated, sadness on everyone’s face like there dog or parent just died. Only a couple of things triggered my memory, a piece of the Argo 2, Percy, Jason, and Piper. I didn’t know what to do, so I laid on my bed, and cried.
I slept horrible. It was like sleeping on a sword, then add some heat and you get the general idea. As I sat up in my bed, yawning, I had some time to think: who was I, why was I here, and if I would ever get my memory back.
When I got to the mess hall, Percy and Annabeth walked over to me and started eating.” Do you remember Calypso?” Calypso. The only name I could remember when I found myself in the forest, but at that time I didn’t know what it meant, just that it was important to me. “Yes,” I said softly,”I must see her.” I didn’t know we’re she was or who she was, but I knew that I needed to see her.” I remember something,” I said,” after I crashed into Gaea, I woke up on the back of Festus, flying over the sea. I got to her island and landed on the beach. She was there, waiting for me. And we both got on Festus and left.” All of them looked at me thinking about what to do.”ROAR!” “Something’s at the border!” Percy yelled,”Leo!” I looked at him,”Time to ignite.”
I ran as fast as my legs could carry me. Many of the campers were running away with the injured and dead. With scarred memory’s in there eyes. When we got to the border, a fire was blazing bright red. A army of monsters were banging on the border. Most of the campers were fighting them off. Me and Percy joined the fight. I Lit myself up and set the monsters a blaze, hitting them left and right. Percy and the others helped too, shooting the monsters with arrows and cutting them to pieces. Soon the monsters fled and we cheered. Percy had a stern look on his face and looked at me. He motioned me to follow. Something was wrong.
We ran through the cheering crowd and went into the medical wing. What I saw there would scar me for the rest of my life. There were many people running around as fast as they could, cleaning up blood and covering up the ones who had died. But the thing that scarred me the most was that I recognised some of the faces of the dying and the dead. Lying there motionless, some with smiles and relived that they didn’t have to go through this thing called life. Percy and I walked over to one of the beds in the back. Laying there is the girl that came up to me when I first got to the camp… Annabeth.
“Percy!” She spoke out with extreme choke in her throat.
“Don’t speak, it will only hurt more.” Percy softly said as he pulled up a chair,he turned to me,”go get some rest, it was a long day.” I nodded and was on my way out. I took one look back and say Percy stroking her head. I got back to the cabin and thought about what I did today, fight monsters and take care of Annabeth . I decided that the best thing to do was to get some rest.
“Leo… Leo… Leo!” the person interrupting my dream yelled.
“W-what?” I questioned back
“Chiron wants to see us.” At that point I could see who it was. The son of Poseidon was gazing down on me.
“Ok.” I said back. I got up and changed into my clothes. A brown t-shirt and blue jeans with a work belt on my hips. I walked out of the cabin and the sun hit me,it was a very hot day, it felt like… one-thousand degrees outside! My eyes adjusted and I saw Percy standing by the door.
“Ready as I’ll ever be.”
We didn’t talk much on the way there, just looking around the camp. There wasn’t a lot of movement, but some campers were still cleaning up from yesterday. That reminded me of someone.
“How’s Annebeth?” I asked.
“She was cut bad around the side. I stayed there all night to make her feel better, and I brought her medicine for the pain. She had some nectar too, but the cut was very bad. It will take awhile to heal.”
Do you know why we’re going to Chiron?” I said.
“Not a clue.”
When we got to Chiron, he was walking around in his centaur form. He motioned for us to come into his office, and then motioned for us to sit down, and we did.
“Do you know why I called you here?”
“No.” Was our answer.
“Well, it has to do with the attack yesterday. I was going threw the rubble, and all of the monsters seemed to have the same thing on them- This.” He pulled out a emblem with the symbol of Gaea on it.
“Gaea.” Percy said,” does that mean she’s back…but that doesn’t make sense. It would take at least 10 millennia for her to come back.”
“Oh, she’s not back…but her minions are. That’s why I called you here. I’m going to send you, Leo, and Annebeth, when she gets better, on a quest.”
We left the room, stunned, and parted ways. Percy said that he was going to tell Annebeth the news. The rest of the week was a blur. I was on border patrol, played some capture the flag, checking on Percy and Annebeth, trying to get my memory back, and a whole bunch of other things. All of us were just waiting for the quest. Soon, the day came. Everyone wished us farewell, we got some weapons and we were on our way.
“Are you ready.” Percy yelled over the noise.
“No.” I said.
“Then let’s go!” He said, and we walked away. I looked back at the camp thinking that this might be the last time I see it.
Credit to Rick Riordan for his wonderful series that inspired my writing.
I hope you guys like my writing! This series, as you know, ended very suspenseful. Just like the Percy Jackson series, my will have two parts. Leo was the first, and my new one will be called Heroes. This will be about there quest, and the people that they will meet. I might add in some of your favourite Roman heroes in like Jason. Please let me know if you want me to add in anything else. Keep on reading!