I was just talking with Percy when all of a sudden, telekhines poured out of the orientation room.

"Put your cap back on. Get out!" Percy said. What! Leave him behind? I don't think so.

"What!" I yelled, " I'm not leaving you.

"I've got a plan," he said, "I'll distract them. You can use the metal spider- maybe it'll lead you back to Hephaestus. You have to tell him what's going on."

Was he crazy? "But you'll be killed!" I exclaimed.

"I'll be fine. Besides, we've got no choice."

I glared at him, and then did something I was probably more surprised about than him.

I kissed him.

"Be careful Seaweed Brain", I said. And with that, I put my hat back on and slipped away.

I really hope he knew what he was doing.

While creeping through the rocks, following the metal spider, I heard a demon yell, "There!" I quickly booked it down the corridor unaware that Seaweed Brain was about to get tortured.

I was almost to Hephaestus when I heard it: a strangled cry that could only have come from Percy.

I turned around and yelled at the top my lungs "Percy!"

I grabbed the spider and started running back to him when all of a sudden the volcano erupted! How was that possible, it hadn't exploded in-

Oh no.

I just left a son of the god of earthquakes in a volcano. How stupid could I be!?

Tears stung my eyes as I fell to ground wanting to die. No! This couldn't be happening! How could I be so stupid and just leave him?

I ran back to the volcano to search for Percy, but all I found when I got there was a crater full of rubble. I searched desperately every where for him but I found nothing. I felt like my heart had been through a shredder.

I felt the tears pour out of my eyes and I didn't try to hold them back.

I ran back down the hall, again following the spider, and finally found Hephaestus's room.

I burst through the door and found Hephaestus sitting at a table working on a chair.

"So did you find out what happ- " He looked at me as if remembering something. "What was that shudder and where's your boyfriend?"

"He's *sniff* not my *cough* boyfriend. *sniff* And that was an *cough* eruption." I said between sobs.

"Well, I'm sorry to hear that. I quite liked that kid." He said, "How about I bring you back to camp?"

"Yeah. *sniff* Thanks." And with that, my eye lids began to feel heavy.