As I looked back at my Marafiki from my shadow portal, all waving I realized Robin wasn’t there. It was just like Robin not to be there saying good bye with everyone else.
“Where are wewe going first?” Kalder asked
“The Spercheios River in Greece” I replied
“Good luck, my friend” Kalder alisema as I entered my shadow tunnel
After walking for five minutes, I saw the exit.
“We’re almost there” I told Annabeth
“Sarah, can I talk to you” Nico alisema pulling me aside
“What is it now, Nico? Wondering how I did this?” I asked icily
“Sarah, can we put are feud behind us and focus on the mission” Nico pleaded
“Fine with me death breath” I growled
“Hey, wewe have Hades blood in wewe to!” He protested
“Yes but I also have Aphrodite blood in me, so I never smell bad. I can look bad sometimes, but never smell bad” I countered
“Hey, will wewe two upendo birds hurry it up already!” Percy called
I was at his throat in seconds.
“What did wewe say? Please tell me wewe did not just call us upendo birds! If wewe did, oh wewe would not make it out of this tunnel” I growled
“Sorry” Percy muttered
“If wewe hadn’t noticed, only in November, I turned him into a FISH! Not even a nice fish. It was an mizeituni, mzeituni flounder!” I continued “So don’t be calling us upendo birds!”
“Not to mention I have a new boyfriend now! My gods Percy you’re in-accurate” I exclaimed
“Sarah, can we just continue our mission?” Annabeth asked
“Sure, why not?!” I exclaimed
I stormed out of the tunnel right into a river. I climbed out and heard Percy and Nico laughing. Luckily, I didn’t get wet thanks to Poseidon. I looked at the shape of the river then pulled out a sketch from above of the Spercheios River.
“We’re here” I yelled across the river “Now what? Annabeth, any suggestions?” I asked
“How come wewe never ask me au Nico?” Percy demanded when Annabeth shook her head
“Fine. Percy, Nico, do either of wewe have an idea of what we should do now?” I asked icily
“Actually I do” Percy alisema “Why don’t wewe say the riddle, then say it again, but at the beginning, say ‘a river’”
“Wow. That might actually work” I complimented “What can run but can not walk, what has a mouth but can not talk, what has a head but never weeps, what has a kitanda but never sleeps? A river can run but can not walk, has a mouth but can not talk, has a head but never weeps, and has a kitanda but never sleeps.” I recited
Nothing. I waited a couple dakika then heard a bubbling sound like…laughing. Yes, laughing. A strange, bubbly, laughter. I looked into the river and saw a pretty Nereid beckoning for me to follow her. I got in the water and started swimming after her. After about ten minutes, we came to an underwater cave. I swam in and saw a huge water drakon, sitting there. I thought I must be dreaming. Then it spoke.
“Welcome Sarah. I’ve been waiting for you. I am Serpios, master of this river and Drakons.” The drakon spoke