“Not fun! NOT FUN!” I screamed as we raced over the track. The chariot felt every bump in the road. I was holding onto the reins for dear life. I slowed the cavalli to a slow trot. The girl who was teaching me seemed to be enjoying my panic.
“Okay. te seem to know who to control the cavalli know. Let’s practice your turns now.” She instructed.
“YA!” I called, flicking the reins. The cavalli raced down the track. I pulled the corner with ease. I sped it up a bit and raced around the secondo corner. I heard my instructor gasp. I slowed the cavalli when we went near Hypolita.
“I think I have the hang of charioting” I smiled
“You have the characteristics of an Amazon.” She complimented “How would te like to train to be one of us?”
“I-I don’t know what to say” I stuttered
“It is your choice” She smiled. I was about to agree, then I thought about Robin and the team. I couldn’t leave them. I couldn’t leave him.
“Your Highness, I am truly honored, but I belong in mans world with one man in particular” I declined
“I asked te if te would like to train, not to live here and follow our code” She smiled “I knew your answer would be no if it was that”
“How?” I asked
“You talk in your sleep” She laughed
“In that case, I’d Amore to!” I agreed. We started the giorno off with archery, then went to foot races with hurtles, then javelin. After that I got bracelets and got to practice reflecting arrows. Finally, it was time for me to sleep. I didn’t know where to go, so I flew to the beach. I laid there and looked at the stars. There were so many.
“You know te could’ve just asked one of us where te could sleep” a voice detto from above me. I got up and saw Hypolita.
“I prefer to sleep under the stars” I detto
“They are quite calming, aren’t they” she agreed
“I wish I could tell him” I sighed
“Tell who what?” she asked
“Robin where I am. He’ll be worried sick” I explained
“Do te not have a communication unit?” Hypolita asked
“I do!” I exclaimed “Hello? Batman? It’s Hawk Girl”
No reply. I took it out of my ear. I examined it closely. The salt water must’ve fried the circuits.
“Athena, some guidance would be nice right about now” I called into the stars. There was no response except for a distant hoot of an owl. Then my mind started reeling with possibilities. I let out the call of a hawk and three came flying over. They all landed on my out stretched arm. I pet each one and gave them all names. The one with the white under wings was Katana, the one with the scar on its fore head was Cutie and the smallest was Killer. I looked at Hypolita.
“Hypolita, would te happen to have a scroll o two I could have?” I asked
“Yes. There are some in the temple. But for now, rest. Tomorrow te will be gifted with our Amazonian strength” Hypolita told me. I nodded. As she walked away, she paused.
“Do te ever wonder why te ended up here and even though te had never ridden in a chariot, te excelled in it?” Hypolita asked me
“Yes, sometimes. Why?” I replied
“I think the Gods, one in particular, has purposely sent te here to be trained. It is a sign young one. te are supposed to be a bridge between something, though what it is, I have no idea” Hypolita walked away.