Hey everyone! Amazingirl96 asked for me to write a story with Blackjack and Arion! I was pretty hesitant writing this, mostly because I've never wirtten about these two, and their personalities are a little foggy for me, but I tried!
I think Arion is very confident and cocky. Like a prize-show dog, at the top, always perfectly groomed an all that. And Blackjack is kind of the opposite. He's determined and helps everyone, and is more of just a dog who is loved rather than a show-dog. He's not always well-groomed and is just... normal.
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ALSO: this laptop is being weird, and when I type, it sometimes leaves off letters. I tried going through and fixing the errors, I don't know if I got them all, sorry D: Same for reiews. If alot of letters are missing in my message, I'm so sorry!
74. Are you challenging me?
Percy was seriously considering the sake of his sanity when he let Blackjack and Arion meet.
Only someone who was truly crazy would even let the two magical horses wthin twenty feet of eachother.
They were at Camp Jupter, though, so hopefully the campers could control the horses if things got out of hand.
It started out calm enough. The two joked about Percy's hair, much to his annoyance, and how cool it was to fly over all the other animals and make them jealous.
It was when they contemplated which food, sugar cubes or golden apples, was better that things started getting tough.
When Arion casually said that golden apples were better than any kind of food, Blackjack just backed up an looked at Percy like Can you believe this horse, Boss?
Pecy somehow managed not to laugh at Blackjack. "I don't think Blackjack would agree with you there, Arion. Sugar cubes are his favorite food."
What a fool! Sugar cubes are the most wretched, disgusting-
Are you insane? Sugar cubes are delicious!
Arion just stared at the other horse. I absolutely hate them.
So I guess you hate your mother, too!
Which caused quite a few colorful words to fly from Arion's mouth, some even Percy hadn't heard in a while.
This was about the time that Percy got nervous, and he prayed to the gods that it wouldn't be his responsibility to tell Hazel that Arion had been beaten to a pulp by Blackjack, if it came to that. Blackjack was very defensive of his opinions on sugar cubes, and Percy had seen him playfully fighting wih other pegasi at Camp Half-Blood before.
He hadn't been paying attenion to the conversation, so when he came around, they were arguing over who was faster: Blackjack or Arion.
We'll settle this quickly. Maybe after you are beaten, you will come to realize that suar cubes are horrible.
Blackjack whinnied, which sounded pretty close to laughter. Come at me, bro. (I've always wanted to use that sentence in a story xD)
And so it was settled. Percy had no clue what speed had to do with food, but whoever could fly the fastest got to decide which food was better.
The horses galloped over to the Field of Mars, the largest clearing in camp. Pecy jogged over to them.
"Okay, so whoever passes me first wins, okay?"
Easy enough. Arion's confidence carried over in his thoughts.
Percy didn't blame him for being cocky. He'd seen the horse fly at speeds that would make Zeus hurl. It was clear who would win, but he didn't tell Blackjack that.
They flew way off, as far away from Percy as possible while staying within the field.
Just say when, Boss!
Percy didn't know if thy could hear him shout, so he just thought, really loud, Go!
He was impresed. Blackjak held his own for a long time. The horses blew through the field like lightning, causing the gass below them to sway violently. It was neck and neck, right up until Arion, very discreetly, jabbed Blackjack lightly in the stomach, ctching Blackjack off guard.
Woah! he thought as he flew backwards, and far from the leader now winning the race.
Just as Percy started to say something, though, Arion flew ovehead, going so fast that the force knocked Percy down.
He sat up just as Blackjack slowly trotted over to them. Hey, no fair!
I don't remember there being any rules against hitting. Just reach Percy first.
Why, you no-good little-
"Hey! Come on guys, can't we just forget this? Arion, you cheated, and Blackjack, you lost. Why don't we move on?"
They completely ingored him. Instead they began challenging eachother to do other things. Like an eating contest and who could prank Reyna and get away with it.
Percy sighed and walked away, wondering what had possesed him to let those two meet.
thanks for reading!
This was weird to write, because I think they'll hate eachother in the beginning, but become really good friends in the end. So I wrote this with them not too happy with eachother, when, in my mind, they're super good friends. Haha, it was just weird to write this xD
blegh. Sorry for shortness. I'm nervous with how it turned out, so I wasn't as enthusiastic and detailed as much D:
I hope you enjoyed anyway! don't forget to click all that stuff at the bottom!