AN: Hi. On my previous chapter I mentioned that I started writing a new story, and I am ashamed to admit that I have a serious case of neglecting-one-story-for-another. I'm sorry hahaha. I swear I will do my best to continue updating this story frequently instead of just writing chapter after chapter of my new story.

I have included some new characters in this chapter who will probably become regular characters soon *hint*

I hope you enjoy and please let me know what you think. I love your reviews more than I love myself.

RV


I woke up in a strange bed. The room was insanely bright, but my eyes started adjusting to the brightness after a while. There were empty beds everywhere, and everything in the room was white. I didn't have a clue what this place was, but it looked empty except for me, and two guys who seemed to be playing some type of card game. I could only see their profiles, but I could tell one of them was Jason. The guy besides him was excessively skinny, and he had long dark hair, very similar to Magnus's.

For a moment I started panicking, remembering everything that had happened since arriving at camp. I couldn't remember how I had gotten here, and now that I was more awake, I could tell that this was a hospital, or at least some kind of infirmary. The memory of Magnus taking care of me on a sickbed resurfaced, and I was shocked, because I actually seemed to remember some things about my life. A lot of them, actually.

As I examined my memories, I felt an overwhelming amount of guilt about doubting Magnus's intentions. Before remembering anything, I had wanted to trust him, but I'd also had a nagging feeling that maybe he had been an enemy. Now I knew for a fact that was not true. We lived together. We had a cat. I also had some other memories that didn't make any sense, like shooting arrows with a bow. I had some vague memories of battles, a dungeon, and even people. I remembered a couple: a small, redheaded girl and a blonde guy with golden eyes, dancing at the wedding of another redheaded woman. I remembered a tall, dark-haired girl, her eyes had been red from crying as she stared at a guy with glasses, who had not been appropriately dressed for the wedding. I had seen Magnus and me holding hands at that same wedding, and at that moment, I was desperate to see him, to apologize to him, to tell him what I'd learned.

"Magnus!" I called out loud, hoping he was somewhere nearby, and then it hit me, that I didn't even know if he was okay. How long had I been here?

The dark-haired guy made a gesture at Jason, and when he turned his head to look at me, I could see clearly that he was in fact not Jason. They had similar builds and hair, but the similarities ended there. This guy looked younger, and he didn't wear any glasses. His hair was a little bit longer and it curled on top of his forehead. His expression was relaxed, as if he was having fun.

"Oh, hey!" He said as he walked towards my bed. "Alec, right?" I nodded. "You scared us for a while, but you were only passed out, probably from exhaustion."

"How long have I been here?" I asked, desperate to leave and find Magnus.

"A little bit less than 24 hours." Answered the blonde guy. "I was starting to consider giving you a sponge bath if you didn't wake up before noon, though." He said, wiggling his eyebrows at me. Was he flirting with me?! The idea of a sponge bath seemed really gross.

"WILL!" The dark-haired guy yelled at him, and I stared at him in horror when I realized that he had materialized by the blonde guy's -Will, apparently- side.

"What did I tell you about your bedside manner?" Will snapped at him. "You have to stop scaring my patients to death. Go get Annabeth. You are banned from the infirmary, again." He added sternly.

"Maybe I wouldn't scare them if you didn't flirt with them." The dark-haired guy, whose name I didn't even know, mumbled under his breath, turning around to leave.

"Jealous death boy!" Will yelled after him.

"You are a significant annoyance." Came the reply. Will just shook his head, and turned his attention towards me again, smiling.

"I just love him to death. No pun intended. Now, where were we?" He asked nonchalantly. The exchange that I had just witnessed had been weird, to say the least, but I had more important things on my mind at the moment. "Ah, yes. Do you remember how you got here?" He asked.

"I... fainted?" I replied, and I knew my answer was probably unhelpful, but that was pretty much the best way to sum it up. Will rolled his eyes.

"I don't know who your godly parent is, but I can bet it would probably be the god of stating the obvious." He sighed, in annoyance. "You seem to have a case of memory loss, or The-Jason-Grace-Effect, as I like to call it." At this point, after having interacted with Will for a grand total of five minutes, I already found myself agreeing with the other guy: he was annoying. He reminded me on someone, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it.

"Where is Magnus?" I asked, decided to ignore every annoying thing that came out of Will's mouth.

"Ah, Sparkles? I saw him talking to Annabeth and Pipes earlier. He has been here like ten times already, asking about you." I felt warm knowing that Magnus had been worried about me, and I couldn't help but find the nickname funny.

"Sparkles?" I asked, raising an eyebrow, trying not to laugh.

"Such a glittery person, quite the opposite of Nico, if you ask me."

"Nico di Angelo?" I asked, remembering what Annabeth and Jason had said about prophecies and the main three gods. "The guy whose sister died?" Will smiled, and I could tell that it was a sad smile.

"Yes, but that's not the best conversation topic." He shook his head. "Anyway, I left some water on your bedside table. There is also ambrosia and nectar. I will go get you something else, I have some granola bars in my desk drawer." And with that he turned around and started walking towards a big wooden desk on one end of the room.

I drank the glass of water gratefully, realizing how thirsty I was. I grabbed the other glass and, to my surprise, it wasn't water. It contained some weird colored liquid, and as soon as I picked it up, I started perceiving a horrible smell that made me gag. I set the glass down on the bedside table, as far away from me as possible. There was a Ziploc bag with some cake squares, but they looked just as gross, so I ignored them. I did eat the granola bar that Will gave me.

When I was done eating, Will decided it was probably a good idea to try to stand up, so he was helping me do that when we heard some footsteps. I turned my head quickly, hoping that it was Magnus, but it was just Annabeth. She was in her orange t-shirt and jeans, and after a second I realized she was not alone. Chiron was by her side, dressed in a suit and sitting down on his fake wheelchair. The mannequin legs looked realistic enough, though.

"You're back?" I asked, remembering that he had been called on a mission shortly after our arrival.

"Hello, Alexander." He greeted me. "There has been... an interesting development."


Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters. The only thing I could possibly own is the unnamed brand of granola bars lol