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The Next Hero Chapter 2 The Mysterious DemigodI awoke that morning kicking and screaming. It took Percy fifteen minutes just to calm me down. Topaz laid her head on my lap as I shivered with fright. Percy wrapped his arms around me and slightly rocked me back and forth humming a sweet lullaby.
"What was it?" Percy asked.
"I...I don't know. I heard a man's voice. He was talking about you I know it and... And he said I was going to help with his rise." Percy looked in my eyes and knew I wasn't telling him everything. "And there was a boy. A demigod. He was hurt and in an ally. It looked like a New York ally."
“Meaning he might be close. Claire, come on," Percy instructed rising from the bed. "We need to establish an emergency meeting."
"But..." I just shut up and followed Percy to the Big House. We told Chiron everything and in no time all the counselors, Grover, and Rachel were in the Rec room. The room wasn't much just a ping pong table with snacks on it and a few games in the corner. I sat close to Percy and felt butterflie
Chapter 1“Darn, looks like the children of Earth are in danger again. I gotta find Manny.” Emma rushed out of the control room as quickly as she could. That’s when she ran into one of the rabbits. They were a bit like the Pookas, but not exactly.
“Watch it” One of the overgrown rabbits growled picking Emma up by her green hood.
“You guys better put me down! I have important news to deliver to Man-in-the-moon.”
“Just ‘cause he took you under his wing, doesn’t mean you out-rank us!” growled another.
“Yeah, ‘cause I did that with out Manny’s help!” the girl twisted and squirmed. The giant rabbits laughed, until they began to smell bar-be-que.
“Put the girl down!” Polaris glared at the Moon Pookas. She was glowing white hot and her sliver eyes grew icy. She was only 16, well 716 if you want to get technical, although she appeared 19. “NOW!” This time
All Here For A ReasonI turned onto a shady, well-manicured driveway that, for all intents and purposes, looked harmless enough. Maple trees lined both sides of the street, and a parade of Canadian geese marched across the road to a wide duck pond with a flamboyant fountain. There were blooming crepe myrtles and rose-of-sharons, and as I grew closer to my destination, neatly trimmed gardens with neatly trimmed bushes.
I stopped to let the geese pass. They looked at me; one hissed. I honked my horn and moved around them.
At the end of the road sat a collection of grayish buildings and a number of signs directing me to the appropriate parking lot. "Welcome to Ten Creeks Hospital," said one of them. "Please enjoy your stay." I parked in the visitor's lot. Surely I wouldn't be staying.
I was shaking when I got out of my car. I had spent the morning getting high. One foot in front of the other, flip-flop noises, hot sidewalk. Mulberry and magnolia trees, freshly shaved grass. A bench and pan for smokers. A set o
[transmissions of a dead girl]i am the
moon: i am
the silver pill
to weigh down
into leaden eyes--
i am the
of the dark.
the stars are
all dead in their
you'll be safe, dear,
as i am the moon,
with all of your
(i am good bye and yet,
you think only of romantic
i am the moon.
i am the crescent
and dead altogether,
i still die.
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