It was the day of the memorial service for the death of my mother. I wouldn't have woken up if my brothers didn't force me. I couldn't bare to go through something like this. I couldn't even look at a picture of my mother let alone a memorial service for her. I walked out of my cabin and saw everyone (even the other gods and goddesses) in chairs in front of a bunch of flowers and pictures of my mother. A podium was in the front in case someone wanted to say something or make a speech. My brothers and father sat up in the front. I saw an empty seat next to my father and sat down beside him. Tears stung my eyes threatening to spill but I refused to let them. I had to be strong like my father and mother. My dad wrapped his arm around me tightly as he could and kissed my head. I looked over at the Aphrodite cabin girls and guys and they all looked very upset all except for one. I'm sure you know who I'm talking about. That's right it's Tessa the spoiled snob simply looked bored and began to check her nails. When she saw me glaring at her she smirked. I knew that she was enjoying my sorrow and I was almost positive that she wouldn't let this situation go. Chiron approached the podium and looked out at all the campers and Olympians. "We are all gathered here today to pay our respects to Jacquelyn Ann Curtis a loving mother to one of our most top skilled campers" Chiron said glancing at me. "I may not have known Jacquelyn but from what Apollo's children have told me she was a wonderful and kind woman who cared greatly not only for her own child but for her daughters brothers and sisters and was very proud to be the mother of such a skilled and talented demigod" Chiron said. That was it I couldn't hold it in I turned away from Chiron and cried into my dad's shoulder. He hugged me tightly telling me that everything was going to be ok. Chiron walked over to be and placed a gentle hand on my shoulder. "Is there anything that you want to say Apolla?" he asked. I shook my head slowly. I highly doubt I would be able to say anything about my mother without breaking down into hysterics. "Do any of you want to say something?" Chiron asked my brothers. "I do" Colt said. Chiron nodded and Colt walked up to the podium and cleared his throat. "Jackie was one of the best people I knew. She was like another mother to me since mine left me with my aunt when I was four. Jackie was like a second mom to all of us she welcomed us into her home with open arms when we first met her" Colt said. He was about to say something else when his voice cracked and he started crying. My dad rushed up to the podium and gathered his oldest son in his arms hugging him tightly trying his best to calm him. He led my brother back over to his chair to sit down. "What about you two boys do you want to say anything?" Chiron asked Collin and Bryce. They shook their heads no and also began to cry. "Lord Apollo?" Chiron asked my father. My dad just slowly shook his head as tears began to form in his eyes. My aunt Artemis who was sitting behind my father with her children laid her hand on my dad's shoulder. "I'm so sorry brother" she said. "Me too" my dad whispered. Chiron spoke a few more comforting words before he stepped down from the podium. Each of the Apollo kids were given a white flower except for my dad and I who were given yellow flowers representing the sun. My dad and I got yellow flowers because 1) she was my mother and 2) she was my dad's lover. We stood in a line next to the biggest picture of my mother which was of her holding me and my dad standing beside her with his arm around her shoulders. When it was my turn I placed my flower on top of the others. "I love you mom" I whispered then walked back to my seat. All I could think about was how I was gonna get Medusa back for taking away an important part of my life. A part that I'll never get back. She was gonna pay. I was gonna get my revenge on her and I was gonna make sure it would be slow and painful for her because that's what she deserved.