Here is Joanna “Jojo” daughter of Apollo fight against Gavin, son of Hades! If you would like to read Gavin’s, go to Gavin vs. Jojo.
Jojo vs. Gavin
Written by Joanna
The sun met the hill at the horizon and the sky turned into a mixture of red, orange, yellow, and blue. It looked like a flame. Joanna (or Jojo, as most call her) fixed her brown eyes on the natural masterpiece, completely mesmerized. After a while, she snapped back to reality and continued pacing on the grassy field. A few hours ago, her cabin encountered a skeleton, her least favorite creature. No matter how hard you slash, slice, pierce, or hit it, the bones just reformed. Luckily, they worked an illusion of light to fend it away. Now, some Apollo children were trying to track down who did it; some were making up a plan to get even with him/her/them. Jojo was now playing detective, narrowing down who could’ve possibly sent it.
She racked her mind for ideas, and finally, it had to be a child of Hades, Red Team, brave enough…..she listed them in her mind as she walked up the steep hill. The sky was still a flame, but Jojo saw another one. Red Teamers were circled around an inviting campfire, deep in discussion. One of them sat quietly, watching his marshmallows roast on the wooden stick. His expression was grim, regretful even, and he looked zoned out at the moment.
“It was him!” Jojo muttered under her breath and stomped up to the campfire, outraged. The Apollo cabin better thank her for this.
“GAVIN! WHY DID YOU SEND THE SKELETON TO OUR CABIN?!” she roared loudly when she reached them. One of the Red Teamers stopped talking in mid-sentence to look at Jojo. Gavin looked up from his marshmallows at her, raising his eyebrows. “Oh, that?” he asked, pursing his lips.
“WHAT DID YOU THINK?” Jojo bellowed. “YOU SENT THAT! I KNOW YOU DID! DON’T EVEN TRY TO DENY!” she yelled. All of the demigods around turned and stared at her.
“Well…um…I-I….” he stammered, blushing. He was obviously not enjoying the infamous attention. After a long and awkward silence, he held up his hands in surrender and pointed to Jason. “He told me to,” he said, as Jason also raised his hands up in surrender. “Hey, don’t blame me-“ he started, and Jojo interrupted. “I don’t care,” she told Jason, now performing the ‘Death Squint’ (a glare that makes people want to back off) at Gavin. “You, meet me at the hills five A.M.,” Jojo ordered. “And if you don’t go,” she picked up one of her golden arrows from the quiver hung across her back. She waved it in front of his irritated face. “You don’t want one of these in your body, right? Because in this case, you’re getting some sweet, sweet revenge,” she said, and put the arrow back in the leather quiver. Jojo didn’t know what she was gonna do if he didn’t go, but the rest of the Apollo cabin will figure that out.
“Okay then, go back to your little meeting,” she said. Then she spun around on her black Converse, and strolled back to her golden cabin.
Anticipation hung in the warm air. The glorious sun shone on New York, while a common ocean breeze blew by Camp Half Blood. Jojo waited and waited for Gavin, and at one point, she gave up. “Okay, he asked for it,” she muttered, disappointed. Just then, Gavin trudged up to her, ready for battle.
“You’re late.” She told him dully. He nodded, building up the awkwardness. Suddenly, the earth cracked behind him. Jojo yelped, but Gavin remained completely calm. He snickered at Jojo, and a whole army of skeletons rose up. Great.
She had not expected it, but didn’t give up now. She stood still, and the skeletons charged.
When they did, the strangest thing happened.
She placed her wrists together, and her hands formed a ‘mouth’ shape. There, with all her strength, a big ball of light appeared, wiping all color and for a second, you couldn’t see anything.
The skeletons are creatures of the underworld, so they’re not used to light. Most of them stumbled back. Although Gavin cannot see Jojo’s grin through the bright white light, he can hear her chuckle. She shot rays of light, which you can imagine it must’ve looked pretty unusual, but at least it scared them off.
Gavin was astonished as he saw Jojo’s triumphant smile. She drew her dagger and her left hand clutched her golden bow so tightly that her knuckles were white. Gavin did no hesitating, though.
He lunged forward with his Stygian Iron sword, but Jojo dodged like she was in the Matrix. She slid on her knees and reloaded her bow. Then, she aimed at Gavin, but when she shot it, it whizzed past his head.
Impossible! she thought, but then realized that he wasn’t there anymore. “What?” she said out loud, surprised. Jojo spotted his silhouette on an oak tree. She sprinted towards the tree, but the shadow traveled through the forest way faster than her.
“GAVIN!!!” she shouted, a big rage in her stomach.
He appeared behind her, and then said, “Miss me, eh?” over her shoulder.
Jojo pointed her dagger at his chest. “I think not,” she replied. He sneered and slammed her with the flat of his blade, knocking the wind right out of her.
No mercy anymore. If he was hurt, she can heal him. Jojo stood up, aimed, and shot a golden arrow in his direction, and almost hit his foot, but he jumped right in time. Then, she sent arrow after arrow, arrow after arrow.
He actually caught a few arrows, but the speed drove him away. Hmm…she had a specific arrow for this job. She grabbed the quiver and started searching for it. Finally, she found it. One of the Romans gave it to her. They know it as the Hydra arrow.
She notched it in place and took aim carefully as Gavin struggled, trying to detach the arrows from his body. Finally, she let it go.
It wrapped itself around Gavin and tied him up all secure. Gavin panicked, and lifted his sword to cut the strings, but he just managed to free his hand and grab onto Jojo’s left wrist. “Let-me-go,” he said, trying not to go crazy.
He didn’t notice the bracelet on her arm, with little suns dangling from the main silver chain. It glowed, and then erupted to a full-sized golden shield with a sun emblem on it. It sent Gavin, who was all tied up, flying and he smacked into a tree.
Jojo took his Stygian Iron sword, shield, bow, and River Styx ice arrows, which burned her hand.
Finally, she pulled back an arrow, the one of the last ones left, and pointed the tip to Gavin’s chest. “Surrender now?” she asked, and grinned victoriously. Jojo had been waiting to say that for a long time.
Gavin looked up at her with his dark eyes. “Yes,” he said meekly. With one pull, the rope came off. She tossed it on the ground. You can only use Hydra arrows once.
Victory felt almost as good as revenge.