House of Hades – Chapter IV – Leo

Leo was living a brief internal dilemma: he didn’t know if he should broke down in despair and tears because of the stone that had sunk a piece of the deck of the Argo II, or if he should throw back the stone down there, or if he should activate the weapons or if he should maneuver the ship flying off the course of the new stones that stuck out on the horizon. Deciding that the safest and most obvious choice, he turned the ship around to starboard, having time just to shout to his friends hold on to something.

From the booth, Hazel, Jason and Piper emerged, trying to stay balanced on the deck that was now facing nearly 45°. Morgan slipped in the deck with the sharp turn, but she was hold to safety by Coach Hedge, who cast himself in the deck like a penguin in the snow, reaching the girl’s hand and keeping both on board holding the rail. Leo made another maneuver, this time to port, almost knocking Nico (who had held the rail in time, but was almost caught off guard in the new turn).

– Valdez, you better decide or I’ll shove these controls in your …
– Stone on deck! – Morgan pulled the coach, also preventing him from continuing the sentence
– Jason, you can’t keep them away?! – Frank emerged, finally, but his shirt was stained with barbecue sauce and cheese
– Leave it to me!
– Admiral Leo, cannons! How do I operate?! – Morgan went up to the bridge of the ship, where Leo was
– Here, take this control and this sight! – He throw in the girl’s hand a black control of Wii and a helmet
– How does it work?
– Aim and shoot! Continuar a ler

House of Hades – Chapter I – Jason

He sighed, rubbing his arms to ward off the almost freezing cold of the night, there above the clouds. By that time, everyone else was asleep, except for Leo, who seemed to have accepted as mission more than special his task to develop resources to rescue Annabeth and Percy from Tartarus. Since they had gotten rid of the last horde of flying monsters that had attacked the Argo II, he had returned to his room, looking to further study the scrolls of Archimedes.

From time to time, one or other sound drew his attention, but never was something important. A bored snap from Festus. The sound of the engines of the aircraft. The chains holding Athena Partenos in the improvised cargo in the stable. He heard a sound behind him and, this time, he saw it was just Nico. He leaned on the railing, tired. He was silent for some time, watching the horizon, with halfcrossed eyes.

– I’d love to say it’s a good idea to follow up until the Epirus hill with this ship, but it is a bad idea.

Jason looked at him with a side glance.

– I know. We are very vulnerable, even though I have advantage in the sky.
– Not only that. We need to think of a surprise attack against the forces of Gaea, if we are to have any chance. We will draw a lot of attention in the air.
– The only problem is that on the ground, the advantage is her’s.

The two sighed without great ideas.

And then, Festus sounded the alarm. Continuar a ler