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Choke Chapter 9
"Are you sure about this?" Chiron asked, rubbing his temple.
"I'm positive." Nico stood next to the window, peering out through the window. "I don't think he's aware of it yet, though."
"I hate to say this, but I need you to get him back here immediately, use any means necessary."
Nico blinked a few times, staring at the back of Chiron's head. "You've never said any means necessary before."
"Yes, well this situation calls for it. Percy will be a danger to himself and to others on the outside. We need to get him back here for training." There was a knock at the door and Leo popped his head in. "Have you located him yet, Leo?"
"No, sir," Leo said, looking at a device in his hand. "It's like he dropped off the face of the earth. No trace of him. Nobody can find him." Nico sighed as he looked back out the window.
"He couldn't have many places to hide," Nico said, placing his head against the glass. "He'll either be at his apartment or his parents' place."
"If the enemy hasn't got
You Were Not An Aquarium BoySea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.
You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."
My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.
I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.
Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.
You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
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