The Outcasts

Trouble Brews

Chapter 2 :

Percy’s POV

I was on the process of starting on my cabin when suddenly, a conch horn sounded. I looked at Annabeth and she too looked shocked. The conch horn could only mean one thing- trouble. Weird enough as it is, it so happened that Dionysus the God of Wine was the one who called the assembly. “We have a problem, Chiron has gone missing and the Gods are unable to find him at all, therefore, I have decided on having a QUEST.” He stated. I looked at Annabeth silently asking if we should go. She understood and nodded. “I’ll go!” To my surprise, I wasn’t the only one who volunteered, Jason did too. For a moment , we glared at each other. ” Who does he think he is ” I thought . He was less experienced and I knew Chiron longer. He should just ... I was interrupted when Dionysus said” Well we will have a much tomorrow against these two- he pointed at me and Jason, whoever wins gets to lead.” Jason steppe forward ” Fine by me.” he said. I looked at Annabeth and nodded to signify that I agreed.

Annabeth’s POV

I looked at Dionysus horrified that he could even think of a fight when we had already had enough casualties. I was about to object when I saw Percy looking at me before giving his consent. I sighed. Well he’s my seaweed brain after all. As we walked back to fix the cabins I saw Percy frown. I tiptoed- Yes he’s taller than me now and kissed him.” It’ll be alright ” I whispered so that only he could hear. He smiled at me, kissed me full on the lips and replied ” I hope so”. I blushed at that brief but brilliant contact and went back to work. Night fell and everyone lay their sleeping bags out side as the cabins weren’t fixed up yet. I placed mine next to Percy's. He seemed deep
In thought. ” Hey.” he said when he saw me. Before I knew it he had wrapped his arms around me and fell asleep.“Seaweed brain...” I whispered and smiled as I snuggled near his chest and fell asleep myself.

Percy’s POV

I dreamt of a stallion and an eagle facing off near the beach. Lightning flashed and I was shocked at the familiarity of this scene. However, instead of stopping at the point where the eagle aimed at the stallions eye like before, it continued. The eagle dove down, the frightened stallion dodged it and lunged a kick of it’s own, hitting the eagle squarely on it’s chest. The eagle screamed and came back stronger, charging towards the stallion. The stallion charged back and suddenly, the scene changed. I was standing on a mountain. I stared horrified as a figure rose from the Earth. NO I wanted to scream as it raised a fist and hit it down on a centaur. The centaur let out a bloodcurdling scream and... “Percy!...Percy!” I woke
Up with a start to see Annabeth trying to wake me up .“It’s morning already.” She said. I stared into her startingling grey eyes. I sat up, gave her a kiss on the lips and stretched.I could tell she was blushing as she looked at me. Today was the fight against Jason and I had an inkling feeling that yesterday’s dream was somehow related to today’s outcome...

Jason’s POV

I awoke and found Piper leaning against me, fast asleep. I felt guilty towards Reyna who was at the Roman camp at the moment. I turn to my left and saw Percy at a distance. He gave Annabeth a kiss, causing her to blush. I felt happy and envy course through me. I was elated to fight such a good warrior but I envied the fact that his girlfriend was so loving toward him and that he had only 1 to choose from. I was in a dilemma, Piper or Reyna? I shook my head to clear my thoughts. Today was the battle and I promised my self to win it. Not only will it enable me to lead a quest, I could also gain some respect by beating the well-known Perseus Jackson. Unknowingly, my hand was caressing Pipers hair as I thought. I looked down and noticed that she was awake. She smiled and before I knew it, I had earned a kiss on the cheek as she stood up and headed towards the bathroom. I smiled. Man that girl is something

Annabeth’s POV

I watched as the two legends headed onto the field. Percy brought out riptide while Jason flipped a coin and was armed with a swords clashed, testing each other out. Percy swung riptide repeatedly, shearing off Jason's horsehair plume. He smirked. Then Jason deflected and lunged repeated strong strong attacks back at Percy who turned defensive. Lightning struck onto Jason's gladiator and he whammed it full force into Percy who got knocked backed I gasped. Everyone stood up in shock. Jason smirked

Jason’s POV

I smirked as the great Perseus Jackson fell one had managed to block this attack of mine. Then suddenly, he stood up and laughed.” Let’s get serious then!” he said. Everyone gasped. I was stumped . That attack didn’t even falter him by a bit.” WAVE!” hr shouted .What I saw didn’t make sense. A huge tidal wave was behind him but it didn’t crash down. It froze. I wanted to laugh, but just then shards of ice fell off and were aimed at me. I dodged but they just kept coming. I was knocked down . Percy was riding a wave of his own and was accelerating towards me.“what the ****” he was laughing as if this was a game. He slammed his blade into mine and I felt a force like never before. I looked into his eyes and somehow, I knew that this was but only a portion of his strength. I pushed but my strength had depleted me. I was knocked back and sent flying.I summoned wind and pointed the point of my blade at him and charged. He looked up and was shocked for a moment. Unexpectedly, he turned and kicked me in the chest. I fell head first. Somehow, I had had a dream about this scene, except that I was an eagle battling a stallion

Percy’s POV

This was I had a chance to battle a worthy opponent. I watched as Jason fell backwards and waited as he stood up again. Suddenly, they was a rush of electricity around his body and blade and his aura became stronger. I thought why not?. I concentrated and soon enough water rushed around me revitalizing me. Riptide glowed. I felt my aura strengthened. We charged. As our blades clashed, the full force of lightning and water clashed. An explosion. Then two and it continued as our swords clashed . I saw him rising as the wind carried him up. I created my own hurricane and met him midair . I froze my surrounding water and engulfed myself in ice . I had made an ice figure of myself. As I sung my fist, the ice figure did the same. Jason had done the same thing with lightning. We met each others fist. Suddenly, both of us were falling backwards. We slammed onto the ground. I saw Annabeth rushing towards me and Piper towards Jason. Everyone stood up. Both of us stopped our girlfriends. I looked at him and knew- there had to be a conclusion. With all my might I screamed and use my Earthshaker’s ability, slamming riptide into the ground . Jason called upon the skies and the force that fell was nothing short of great. I rushed forward and raised my blade. Jason gaped.

PERCY POV

Jason gaped. I raised my blade, about to send him blowing. Suddenly, he shouted and sparks of electricity flying. I watched as campers fell and so did Annabeth. “YOU DARE ATTACK HER !” I knew it wasn’t intentional but I couldnt control my anger as I saw some ppl pulling Annabeth and a few others awayto be treated. I screamed. Suddenly, I blanked out. However, i had the feeling that we were still fighting but my body, it wasn’t mine to control anymore.

Jason’s POV

I was stumped. I watched as Percy let loose a bloodcurdling scream- a Panic. Suddenly, his eyes glowed -literally ad the sea green in them was replaced by a snow white. His hair turned pale white and he walked towards me. I was petrified. I started moving back. Suddenly he clenched his fist and pointed it towards me. I felt fear radiating in myself and everyone else. He opened his palm. I was blasted away by an unknown force. He raised his sword for a final blow. I closed my eyes. Suddenly, I smelled the charred smell of electricity.I looked up and saw my father, Lord Zeus blocking the blow. To my utter horror and shock, Zeus seemed to be straining under the pressure of Percy’s blade. “Get back!” Zeus screamed at all of us. All of us scrambled away. Suddenly, more Gods appeared even the minor ones. They charged at Percy who screamed yet again.


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