"How dare you say you are Lady Artemis' son! She has no children. You will be punished for your audacity! " said the girl.
"My father told me nobody would belive me." said Corey.
"Lady Artemis never falls for men! Insolent fool!" She shouted. She was about to lose it, when a voice from the side said, "Stop, Phoebe." A figure stepped out of the shadows. She was a girl, about sixteen.
"Thalia, you have returned. Where is Artemis?" asked Phoebe.
"She was not able to come back quite yet. However, she did give me instructions regarding a certain Corey Summers. I assume this is you? she asked Corey.
"Yes, my name is Corey Summers."
"Artemis told me that we need to escort him to Camp Half-Blood, and then meet up with her afterwards." said Thalia.
"But Thalia-" started Phoebe.
"We must obey the orders of Artemis. You know that." interjected Thalia.
"Well then," Phoebe said, annoyed, "Lets get going."
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Corey and the Hunters trudged in silence. Along the way, one of the Hunters walked up next to Corey. "Hi, I'm Amber." she said. She was about Corey's height, Asian, and had an air of confidence around her.
"Hi, I guess you already know who I am." replied Corey.
"Are you really Lady Artemis' son?" asked Amber.
"As far as I know. Do you really believe me?" replied Corey.
"As a matter of fact, I do. That would be a huge thing to lie about, and I don't see why you would. Also, if you were just a normal Half-Blood, why would Artemis take an interest in you? No offense." she stated.
"None taken. Its nice to know somebody believes me."
Just then, Thalia yelled out, "We're almost there."Everybody but me and Corey stay here. I'll meet up with you soon."
Corey and Thalia kept walking. There had been no snow since they had left the Appalachans, about a week ago.They reached the bottom of a hill that had a pine tree on top and Thalia stopped and faced Corey. "Listen, I don't know if your story is true or not. This is Camp Half-Blood, the only safe place for demigods. Don't tell them your a child Artemis, whether or not you are. They won't believe you. If you really are Artemis should claim you, as you are older than 13. So long, and try not to get eaten by monsters." With that she walked away from Corey, never looking back.
"Well, here goes nothing." He said, and he went up the hill, into Camp Half-Blood.