This is the second part of Blessed by Poseidon. Read Part Two at Life out of Water.
Part Two of Blessed by Poseidon
Written by Rebecca King
A green flash blinded Lily’s vision. When it cleared, the water had calmed. She scanned the water for any signs of life. No brother. No god. No merpeople. Just stillness.
Breeze sensed her worry. They will be okay, Lily. That would never shake Poseidon… Oh look! It’s your brother!
Breeze dove towards the water. Gary was searching the water for her.
As they swooped overhead, Lily yelled, “Hey Gary!”
Her brother stared after her, mouth hanging open, gawking at the fact she was on a Pegasus. Lily happily giggled. Breeze laughed too.
“I’m going to jump off,” Lily said.
Breeze flew back around. When she was above her brother, she jumped off and plunged into the water. Back in Atlantis, the bubble of air appeared around her head. Gary swam over to her.
“What happened?” she asked.
“An angry spirit attacked the city. Everyone’s fine and Dad dealt with it. How did you find a Pegasus? I could hear her laughing at me!”
Lily explained what had happened of her being forced out of Atlantis then Breeze coming to her rescue. “She said I created her.”
“Indeed you did,” Poseidon said. Lily flipped around to find him peacefully floating in the water behind her. “From your thoughts and from her heart, you created Breeze. You made her exist straight out of that water!”
“Could I make one?” Gary eagerly asked.
“You could try, but I’m not sure any demigod could do as she just did. She has true spirit! The gods will have to keep an eye on you. You’ll do great things in the future.”
Lily beamed. More than ever she wished she was a daughter of Poseidon.
“Why don’t you head back to camp on Breeze while I finish speaking to Gary?”
Lily swam forward and did something that even surprised her. She hugged the lord of the seas. Poseidon chuckled and patted her back. He raised his hands towards the surface and Lily shot up like a rocket. She flew thirty feet into the air, screaming at the top of her lungs. Breeze came below her and caught her. Her scream turned into a laugh.
To my new home?
“It can be your home if you want! You don’t have to live there if you don’t want to though.”
But I want to! As long as I am with you. You’re now my friend!
Lily hugged Breeze. “You’re my friend too.”
Breeze landed by the pavilion where all the campers were eating. When her friends saw her, they came running out.
“Lily! Where did you get a Pegasus from?” Gavin asked. He was the first to run up. He was holding a burger in his hand and there was ketchup at the edge of his mouth.
James tried to pet Breeze, but she backed away not liking the touch of a Hades’ son. Lily excitedly explained what happened. A large group gathered around to listen. The only people who hadn’t come to listen were Kit, Louis, and Rebecca. They were deeply in a discussion.
“That’s so cool, Lily,” James praised.
“Ahh, I wish I could have a Pegasus,” Gavin said.
“Who cares about a stupid horse?!” The rude voice came from the back of the group. Everyone split to reveal the speaker to be Jaeson, Lily’s rival. He was James’ brother and also a son of Hades.
Challenge him, Breeze said mischievously.
Lily didn’t know if that was such a good idea. But she trusted her.
“My horse can beat you any day,” Lily said confidently.
Jaeson drew his sword. He took five angry steps forward. Breeze’s ears tucked. Lily felt Breeze’s muscles tense. She gripped her mane, intertwining her fingers through her chestnut hair.
Breeze reared up, kicking her hooves. She let out a beautiful neigh. She came down and stomped her hooves against the soft ground. The earth shook, knocking everyone including Jaeson to the ground. A couple of Aphrodite girls screamed. When the earthquake stopped, Lily jumped off Breeze and ran to her rival. She kicked the sword out of his hand.
Lily grinned. “That horse can create earthquakes. If you stick around, you’ll find out what else she can do.”
The son of Hades hurried away.
You better run, boy! Breeze shook her head and showed her teeth.
Lily kissed her on the nose. “Thank you. He’s always being mean to me.”
We’re friends. You’ve got my back and I’ve got yours.
Lily hugged Breeze around the neck. She knew they would be friends forever.