As I walk through the valley where Apollo’s being healed, I take a look at my hands and realize their shaking. I walked over to Zeus and realized he was sweating.
“Zeus are te okay?” I asked with concern
“I can only temporarily bring back his immortality. He has five days before he starts ageing again.” Zeus confirmed
“Why? Can’t te fix it permanently?” I wondered
“Not without two things: a rare golden jasmine, only found in the Underworld. I also need an equally rare golden Rafflesia arnoldii, only found on Themyscira. Finally, I need a Golden mela, apple from the garden of the Hesperides” He pointed out
“Then I’ll get them. I find some help and get all the fiori and fruits and be back here in five days” I detto confidently
“What about the person who did this? Who will track them down?” Zeus contradicted
“The team will. I was going to get them to do that anyways” I said
“You will need help. If te wish, I can grant powers to one of your teammates who I find worthy” Zeus warned
“No need. My help will come when I find the person in this riddle” I disagreed “ I must find the one who can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a letto but never sleeps.”
“So te must look for a river spirit” Zeus said
“How did te know?” I demanded
“I made that riddle” Zeus replied simply
“Oh. Okay. Do te know which river spirit I need? I mean there must be over 100,000 rivers in this continent alone!” I pointed out
“You must find the spirit of the Spercheios river, in Greece.” Zeus told me
“Thank te Lord Zeus” I thanked. I jumped on Astéri and flew down to the street. I looked over and realized that the morning sky didn’t look so beautiful anymore. Just yesterday I had told Robin my preferito time of giorno was dawn, when the sun rose because the sun was so beautiful in the morning. Now that was different because Apollo was not there to make it beautiful. I opened a shadow tunnel above me and took two steps back. The team suddenly fell into the strada, via in front of me.
“Next time can te make it a walk through tunnel o a jump-into tunnel so we don’t fall so hard?” KF complained
“Maybe te should’ve grabbed a cuscino to land on then!” I snapped
“Woah, someone’s cranky” KF muttered
“Wally!” Artemis exclaimed “Stop complaining! I can tell she’s been through a lot tonight.”
I walked away from the group to a fountain. When I looked into the water I saw a tired, dirty, sad girl staring back. A tear fell from my eye when I thought about Apollo who would die if I didn’t finish my job in five days. I heard them starting to argue behind me. Then it all went silent. I turned around to see why. A huge beast of a dog with glowing red eye’s appeared in front of them, growling.
“Hellhound” I spoke just loud enough for the team to hear me