AN: I finally got around to writing the second chapter!
Yeah I mean, I hope this story turns out OK. I have a bunch of ideas, and I don't know which ones to use.
A reminder, this is set in Season 1 Part 2 of Trollhunters, so I don't have to worry about all that angsty Season 3 stuff (cry).
I don't own Percy Jackson or Trollhunters. They belong to Rick Riordan and Dreamworks/Guillermo Del Toro.
Hope you enjoy!
Also I'm gonna do first person from now on. It's a bit easier.
I awoke to blinding hospital lights and a red-haired woman standing over me.
"Oh, you're up," she said. "Maybe you can tell me what happened."
I groaned. "I don't actually know."
She smiled. "Understandable. You were in a car accident. I'm Dr Lake, by the way."
"Annabeth. Annabeth Chase."
"Well, Annabeth, you and you friends were driving along the highway outside town when you swerved right into the path of a lorry. Your," she consulted her notes, "strawberry van was completely destroyed, yet you and your companions managed to survive with barely a scratch. Most remarkably."
I cursed mentally. Of course we were fine. Our godly blood, combined with Hermes's need to oversee our trip (he said it was for Piper's help in getting Katie and Travis together), would have protected us from a severe car accident, although apparently Hermes Travel Insurance didn't cover strawberry vans.
I shrugged. "I don't know."
She nodded. "I didn't expect you to."
And with that, she left the room.
A few hours later, we were out of the hospital. With no way to travel any further to Camp Jupiter, we decided to stay in this town for a week or two. While Piper, Frank, Hazel, and Leo went to book a hotel room, Percy, Jason and I decided to IM Reyna.
Percy created a misty rainbow using an old hose, and Jason threw a drachma in.
"Oh Fleecy, do me a solid," he said. "Show me Reyna Arellano at Camp Jupiter."
The mist swirled, revealing Reyna sitting in the Garden of Bacchus, her favourite thinking spot.
"RARA!" shouted Percy, being the Seaweed Brain he was.
Reyna whirled around, her eyes glowing mercilessly. "WHO DARES-"
She stopped when she saw us. "Percy. I should have known."
"Hey!" Percy yelled.
She ignored him and looked over at Jason and I. "Hey guys! Are you nearly here?"
As much as she tried to hide it, we all knew how excited Reyna was that we were all visiting her Camp. She couldn't wait to see her other Praetor Frank, or Jason, who'd been her best friend for many years.
I forced a smile. "We are. But we crashed the van next to this Californian town, Arcadia Oaks. We won't be going anywhere for the next two weeks or so. Unless you guys can provide some transport?"
Reyna frowned. "Sorry, no can do. All our-" she stopped. "Wait, did you say Arcadia Oaks?"
My smile disappeared. "Yeah? What is it?"
Reyna sighed. "I honestly don't know. When Jason vanished, we searched nearly all of California for him. One group went to Arcadia, but they said they could feel so many monsters in the town they didn't even approach it."
My heart sunk. I'd SO wanted this to be a normal, mortal vacation. But I guess demigods never have good luck.
THIS IS NOT A LINE BREAK
We met the others outside the hotel.
"Hey!" yelled Leo. "What did RARA say?"
Jason quickly looked around, and whispered, "She couldn't send us anything. They're too busy. And-"
"She said that when they went looking for Jason," I interjected, "None of the search parties would approach Arcadia. Apparently, they could sense too many monsters."
Piper, Frank and Hazel looked glum. Leo half-heartedly cracked a smile.
"Come on, it can't be that bad," he said. "We haven't seen any yet, at least."
Just then, we heard a voice behind us.
"Are you the people that crashed the strawberry van?"
I turned around to see a girl around our age. She had short, dark brown hair with a blue streak and a LOT of hairclips, and big brown eyes. She was wearing a purple t-shirt, with the name of some band written on it, with a jacket and a denim skirt, as well as tights and black boots.
"Um… yeah?" said Percy.
She smiled. "Hi, I'm Claire Nunez. My mom, Councilwoman Nunez, told me to show you around town."
"Hey," said Piper. "I'm Piper McLean, and these are my friends Jason Grace, Annabeth Chase, Percy Jackson, Hazel Levesque, Frank Zhang, and Leo Valdez," she listed, pointing at each of us in turn. "Nice to meet you."
"You too," said Claire. "Follow me."
LINE BREAK BOIS
Yay Claire's here!
Thanks for reading! Next chapter will hopefully be out soon.