I-I’ll make it up, I’ll— ow— fix it. -grabs her shoulder for support- It’s been a year, how has he not tried to reach out or… Something’s gotta be wrong. -doubles over- Okay, something is really wrong.
I didn’t drink anything, I don’t remember casting a… spell. Shit. -cries out in pain- Godsdammit, I remember now, I cast a stupid— -gritting teeth- spell. I-I turned off my emotions and now they’re all just… flooding back. What was I thinking how could I be so— agh— stupid. -notices a little flame appearing in her hand- Veronica, duck! -fires shoots out at a tree- Apparently my powers are also haywire. G-Great.
Don’t worry about it… It’s all water under the bridge— Cece? A-are you okay? What’s going on— -grips her shoulders to try and brace her-.
Cece! Why would you do that? Nevermind, What can I do to help? How can I make it stop? -ducks out of the way- Quickly please. Are there books or potions in your cabin that make it go away?
Veronica, I… I’m so sorry, I’ve been such a shitty friend. I don’t know what got into me I just— I haven’t been myself. I should have been there for you more, asked you about Andrew, freaking known when you were or were not at camp. I’m so sorry, I wish there was a way to make it up to you.
I don’t get it. He left. I should hate him— I did hate him. But I just can’t bring myself to do it. Maybe, maybe there was a reason. But, gods, I just miss him— -something starts to hurt- Wait, wait, ow, what the hell is going on? -looks at her hands as the air around them starts to form little ice picks; they instantly melt to the ground- My powers are… What did I do?
Well, I’m not going to tell you that that’s untrue, but it’s all in the past now. Don’t worry about it, we all have our ups and downs. The only thing that matters is knowing that we haven’t been our best and figuring out how to fix it.
I know exactly how you feel, but there’s a bond there. You two are apart of each other, and I know wherever he is right now; he’s hurting the same way you are. Cece, d-did you cast some spell or drink some potion or something? What’s happening?
I… wanna say thank you. I dunno, for some reason I’m having a really hard time being sentimental, but… you’re like all I have left, Veronica. How did that happen? How are you the only one who stayed?
I want… my life back. -scrunches her eyebrows- Something’s wrong with me, I don’t know what, but I just haven’t felt myself in… months. I feel less emotional, like I’m detached from everything I used to care about. Like you, and my friends I used to have. And this camp. And my sisters. And… Jake. -crushed- Ohmygods, Veronica, I miss Jake.
Cece, you don’t need to thank me for anything. One of the main reasons I’ve stayed here this long is because my closest friend just so happens to be here; you.
Aw, Cece. -pulls her in for a hug- Normally, I would say screw boys, but you and Jake just… You two have something special and maybe you should go after him?
I’m trying to convince Claire to buy some and then sahre it, but it’s not really working so far. And, sadly, I can’t threaten any of the younger campers. Something about having a ‘nice guy’ reputation and how that wouldn’t fit into it. They’d probably just think I was joking and then walk off laughing.
Is that because she’s greedy and would eat it all herself, or that she’s just as lazy as you are? Yeah, and plus you do kind of have a baby face, so it’s pretty hard to be intimidated by if I’m honest.
What am I supposed to do? I don’t have family out there, hell, I don’t have family in here. But— I mean— I don’t care, it’s fine.
…You’re not a a bimbo, Vero. What could possibly be wrong, though? I have everything I should want. Right?
Of course you do, Cece. I may not be a daughter of Hecate but we’re probably like 8th cousins or something. And anytime if you want to get away from camp, let me know a few days ahead of time and I’ll scrape some extra food in the fire for Zeus and book a demigod friendly flight to Hawaii.
Sure. It doesn’t matter what you should want, most of us probably should want to train more but how much of that actually gets done? It’s what you do want. So what do you want, Cece?