Thor's POV 6 years ago
It took some getting used too, but eventually I got the hang of being at camp. After our fiasco with sword training Oliver and I just worked together to learn more about the camp. I was much better at climbing the wall even with all the lava it spewed at me. Oliver had way too much fun pulling pranks with the other Hermes campers. I told him putting spiders in the Athena cabin was a bad idea, but of course he didn't listen. After a month we had to go back home and we still were not claimed. I tried not to let it bother me and focused on the fact that I would see my mom again. After all some campers had been here way longer than me and were still waiting for that.
Oliver was there waiting for me at the big house with a back pack" Ready to leave Sammy?"
"Yeah but i wish I could stay longer" I looked around the camp and felt sad about leaving but I knew my mom wouldn't let me stay here all year. She really wanted me to do well in school. But at least I knew I would be back once it was summer.
"Hey man if you ever want to visit me in New York feel free."
"Thanks Oliver I'll keep that in mind. " We both walked together to get a ride from one of the vans that the camp used to deliver srawberries. I was dropped off at the airport since my mom bought me a plane ticket.
Being back at school felt weird I was always looking over my shoulder in case of monsters. I had a celestial bronze dagger on my belt just in case but I still felt nervous. I didn't need to be sure i did get attacked by some monsters in Texas but it was nothing I couldn't handle. When summer finally arrived I was on a plane back to camp immediatly. It was great being back. Oliver was already there in our cabin shooting paper wads with his sling shot.
"What took you so long I've been here for three days?"
"Sorry I got held up. How was your summer?"
"Pretty boring, I got better at this though!" He held up a paper ball and shot it at my head." Maybe I should use a bow and arrow instead of a sword"
I cringed as I remembered our last experience with sword fighting" Yeah that sounds like a plan"
We left the cabin and went to go find some food. All the other cabins were already there eating their lunch by the time we got there.
Oliver was in the middle of telling me a story about how the Athena cabin got revenge on him for the last prank he did and there was a golden light floating over his head. It was so bright, but i could see the shape of a lyre that seemed to be the source of the light. Everyone was pointing at the light until it vanished.
"Woah what was that!?" Oliver stared at the spot where the hologram used to be. All around us people were kneeling as Chiron stamped his hoof on the ground and said" Hail Oliver Wilson, Son of Apollo!"
Oliver grinned like an idiot and climbed up onto the table where we were eating" Yes!!! Keel before Zod!"
This of course caused everyone keeling to stand back up pretty quick.
I knew Oliver was going to ruin it some how. Some of the Apollo campers took him to their table and started talking to him and asking him all sorts of questions.
I felt happy for Oliver and a little jealous. I looked to the others at the Hermes table and I saw the same look of jealousy on some others. The head counselor of his cabin gave Oliver his very own bow and a quiver of arrows. Which given his skills with a sling shot and how he is seemed like a bad idea to me. And probably gave him new ideas of how to pull pranks. Over the next few weeks I didn't really see much of Oliver. It made sense I guess, I would probably be the same if I was claimed. I spent most of my days walking around camp practicing on the climbing wall and tossing rocks into the lake. Some naiads eventually came up telling me to stop though.
"Hey Thor what's up?"
I turned around and Oliver was there with the same goofy grin he always had. Except now he also had a quiver an a bow strapped to his back.
"Sorry we haven't hung out as much as we used to but you know I've been busy"
"Don't worry about it I get it. Being claimed is pretty exciting"
"Yeah its cool I feel like I really belong there, plus its like a huge family over there" he pointed over to the solid gold cabin.
"Come one I need your help to practice some archery"
I follow Oliver glad that he didn't forget about me like I thought. Although that feeling went away when he told me what he wanted to do
"Come on it will be so awesome!"
"I don't care how good you are with that thing you are not shooting an apple off my head!"
"How about off your shoulder?" Oliver asked and I was not sure if he was joking or not.
"No its not happening"
A few more weeks later ever one was talking about this new kid who managed to kill a Minotaur when he made it to camp with a satyr and the impressive thing was he was only 12. i was almost 16 and I still hadn't done anything close to that impressive. And the wost part for me and part of the Hermes cabin was that he was claimed in the game of capture the flag days after he got to camp. The kid left on some quest that basically would save the world and here I was just eating dinner with the rest of the Hermes cabin. Sorry i know I shouldn't be in such a bad move but I couldn't help it. After burning offerings to who ever my dad was supposed to be for the past few months i felt that it would never happen.
"Look a shooting star!" one of the younger campers said pointing to the sky. I looked up and it looked like it was getting bigger.
"Its coming right for us!" everyone panicked and moved out of the way one camper grabbed his plate of food before running. What ever it was crashed right between the tables and managed not to hit anyone. People had their weapons ready and approached the crater that was made.
I went closer to and int the crater surrounded by fire was a hammer.
"No way..!" Oliver breath as he appeared next to me. People whispered aloud asking if it was a sign from the gods.
"It says something on the handle!" Someone shouted.
I squinted at the handle and Oliver's voice rose " It better say whosoever holds this hammer..."
"It says Crusher!" I interrupted him and I knew I made a mistake. The hammer flew towards me like it heard and I didn't have time to get aw. I brought my hands up to protect myself and instead f getting hit the hammer settled into my right hand. I stared at it and it was a celestial bronze hammer. The mallet part of the hammer was as big as my head and it was lighter than I thought it would be. The mallet also had fire surrounding it which was luck cause I didn't want to get burned. Everyone turned from my hammer to the banner over the Hephaestus table. I wondered if this was really happening when people started to kneel and I heard Chiron telling people that I was just claimed.
Oliver patted me on the Shoulder " Congrats Thor!"
"Who's Thor?" I asked
" I have to get you to read some comics like my step dad made me"