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Ever you ever felt desolation, hopelessness. Despair, utter despair. That was what I was feeling.
The search for my mother had taken me weeks, but I still could not find her. I had left Camp Jupiter with high hopes of finding.
Mom where are you I thought.
While I was asleep, a sleepy, raspy voice filled my head. “Join me in defeating the gods. The old Olympian gods do nothing but squabble, causing the world to fall into chaos.”
“Never!” I cried out. “I will never join you, whoever you are.”
In the distance, the sun was peeking from the horizon. It’s brilliant orange rays lit up the morning sky, casting a warm orangey glow over the forest.
Another new day.
The sound of bird chirping filled the air.
I was naturally a sound sleeper. Nothing, not even the loudest of yowling cats could awake me during the night. It usually took my mom abou