Since the Nemean Lion wasn't alive anymore, I looked for any of his kids. I found some but, there was one in a nearby zoo. I don't know how they haven't found out the lion in there is immortal. I went over to the zoo and the price of the zoo was crazy. It was 20 dollars for adults. What a ripoff. I went to the lion's cage and used the mist to cover what I was gonna do. I needed to ask something to it first.
"Hey, Lion. Have you ever killed someone?" I said.
"Shush, Sea spawn. I don't need to answer your mortal questions." the Lion said.
"Who you calling sea spawn, bit**?" I said.
"Halfbloods are the best at cursing. Run and maybe I will spare you. I just love nice juicy sea meat." the Lion said.
"So you have killed someone," I said.
"Of course. When your an immortal like me, a few demigods dead isn't my problem." the Lion said.
"Fine, let's fight and see if you can add another dead demigod to your list," I said.
I knew that it was gonna be hard considering I wasn't Heracles but, I had to do it for Annabeth. She may be the only one I love, now and forever. I went with my power and submerged the lion in water. Jeez, how easy will it be? Heracles should have just done this, not strangle the thing. I got his own claws to rip his flesh into a wearable lionskin. The lionskin automatically turned into a t-shirt to hide it from mortals. I got out of the zoo and went home to my mom and Paul. I opened the door and I saw my mom working on her book series about demigods. Wonder where she got that idea from... oh wait... she got it from my birth! I went upstairs sneakily to not disturb her. Paul was probably at work at this time so, he was not home. I went to sleep after that, not at all hard trial. I dreamt of the next trial, to kill the Lernean Hydra.
The Olympians abandoned me and they will suffer... they will die under my foot and be crushed.
End of chapter 4