“How much farther?” Percy complained
“Not much; about five thêm steps” I answered
We took five thêm steps and suddenly we were at the gates to a garden, ten phút until sunset. We sat around on a blanket I pulled out of thin darkness, instead of thin air.
“So, Sarah, how are bạn doing?” Annabeth asked gently
“I am perfectly happy being a single girl again. After this mission, I will never have to see that traitor again” I replied
“I know what you’re going to say. ‘Sarah, think for a second. Robin would never do that’ and you’re wrong. He would.” I interrupted
“Sarah-“he attempted again
“No. It all makes sense now. The first time we left and he wasn’t there, he was probably making out with his new girlfriend. The một giây time, he thought I was getting suspicious, so he got Kalder to cover for him” I continued
“SARAH! Please be quiet! I think I heard something” Percy exclaimed
I opened my mouth to protest, and then I heard something. I tilted my head and listened closer. Someone hoặc someones were singing. I could barely make out the words, but when I did, I sang along.
“Flower gleam and glow, let powers shine, make the clock reverse, bring back what once was mine. Heal what has been hurt, change the fates design, save what has been lost, bring back what once was mine, what once was mine…” I sung. Suddenly, four girls started to appear out of thin air and they opened the gates for me, Annabeth, Percy and Nico.
“Only the one who sang may enter” one đã đưa ý kiến
“Thy Những người bạn may not enter our garden” đã đưa ý kiến another
“Okay. I will go alone.” I agreed “I will be back soon” I told my friends
As we entered the Garden, I decided to tell them why I was here.
“I need a golden apple. Zeus sent me to retrieve it along with to other hoa to bring back Apollo’s immortality” I told them. The oldest turned on me.
“So, that is why bạn are here. But that is not the only reason is it? bạn are trying to hide. From a boy. A boy who broke your tim, trái tim and who is now in Greece” the oldest mused
“Who đã đưa ý kiến anything about a boy breaking my tim, trái tim recently?” I demanded
“You just did. I never đã đưa ý kiến a time, but bạn did. I was simply bluffing. Anyways, the apples are this way. bạn may have one if bạn defeat Ladon, our pet dragon” she told me
I walked over to the tree. I looked up and saw it. A shimmering golden táo, apple the size of a basket ball. I climbed up and grabbed it and dropped it into my shadow purse. I saw the girls whisper something, then the youngest yelled: “LADON! AWAKEN!”
I turned around to find a thousand headed dragon get up and look directly at me. I looked back. It lunged at me with a roar that could shatter glass. I opened a shadow portal big enough to fit the dragon and he ran right into it. The một giây his tail disappeared, I closed the portal and walked out of the garden, golden táo, apple in my purse. When I was out, I re opened the portal in the same spot so he couldn’t chase me. My Những người bạn were slack-jawed with shock.