“No, it’s just hard to read.” He pulled his legs up and leaned back on his arms, turning to look at the girl. “It was only four pages.”
She nodded, understanding where he was coming from. “Maybe you can ask one of the Athena kids to translate it into Greek for you.” There was also a chance the book may be at the island library, but she didn’t want to give him the wrong information. “That isn’t too bad. Four is supposed to be a bad luck number in Korean.”
“I think it was Solace…” He held his hands out and made motions with them as the ball rolled over, as if that would make it come faster. He picked it up and set it on his lap and shrugged. “I’m not sure, but whoever it was, they can have it back. I give up.”
“Let’s not hope it’s Will’s, he probably won’t be too happy about it.” She walked over to Travis once she saw him set the ball in his lap and she sat down in front of him. “Give up on what exactly?”
“It’s the secret Kindly One.” He chuckled slightly, turning around to search for the book in the sand. Nodding, he admitted, “I’m only a chapter into it, and I already hate it. Either Sovay or Chase brought it, but I don’t know why they’d waste their time on it.”
“Is it a boring book?” She’s never heard if but it sounded a interesting enough. “Hey, that’s better than no chapter at all.”
Percy was vaguely aware of footsteps coming up behind him, and he turned as he saw Lauren approach. Smiling up at the girl, he nodded a greeting before turning his attention back to the water. “Oh, nothing much. Just being tortured by the English language,” he said with a shrug. “The usual. You?”
“Oh, the cursed English language.” Sure she knew how to read it but it was difficult staying focused to read a simple sentence when reading Greek was so much easier to read. “By any chance, is the book behind us the one you were reading?” She asked glancing back at the sand covered pages.
Travis looked up and scanned the ball in her hands. “Nah, some other kid lost it. I found it, kept it, and now I’m letting it free,” He said with a grin.
She laughed at his little explanation and set the ball on the ground. “And do you know who the poor soul that lost the ball was?” She asked, passing it over to the boy.
Percy sat on the shore, flipping through a book that he had found in his cabin. He hadn’t brought it, so surely it had come with one of the new girls who now helped clutter up his manor. He had seen so many people reading the other day, that he decided to give it a shot, thinking that perhaps it wasn’t so bad after all. Unfortunately, that philosophy had worn off three hours ago when he still found himself in the first chapter. “Forget it,” he decided, throwing it behind him and not paying attention to where it landed. The sea was much more fascinating anyway.
It’s been a while since Lauren went to the beach and today seemed like a nice day to go. As she walked along the shore, she saw a familiar face sitting at the shore and she decided to join him. “Hey, Percy,” she greeted, taking a seat besides him, “What have you been up to?”
Travis was busy kicking a ball around in front of his manor. “Hermes; god of herds, travel, trade, heraldry, language, athletics and thievery….” He murmured, watching as the soccer ball was kicked out from his range of vision. He sighed in frustration and sat down, not bothering to get it back. “Either there’s one thing I didn’t inherit from him, or they lieeddd”
Lauren was walking around when she felt a soccer ball hit her anckel. She reached down to pick it up and looked around to see where it came from. “Travis,” she called once seeing him in the distance, “Did you lose something?”
Jamie Chung…and I am sure this time