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The Demigods and the Blue Box Part Nine

They’d get there right on schedule. Annabeth prayed to the gods Percy would still be alive when she got there.
As the four started to run into the mass of demigods, they slowed. Annabeth cringed as she noted the fallen pines, and groaned when she saw that one of then had even fallen on the Artemis cabin. Luckily that cabin was only used when the Huntresses came visiting, but Artemis would not be pleased. A thunderous roar sounded from the pines, not at all far away, and when Annabeth looked she could see the behemoth and the trail of carnage in its wake.
“This doesn’t look very good,” Seth moaned. Aaron sucked in his breath sharply and nodded in agreement.
“Percy?” Annabeth shouted. “Percy!” No answer.
“I’m sure he’s right at the front, holding it off. He won’t be able to hear you now, but just wait, that’s right where we’re going too!” the Doctor consoled.
Annabeth smiled a bit to show gratitude. “I hope so. And we do need to blast that thing. Now.”
Seth and Aaron whispered to each other next to Annabeth. “What are you two muttering about?” she asked suspiciously.
“We were just thinking,” started Aaron.
“This is a miniturization ray,” said Seth.
“Yes. Good job keeping up,” Annabeth replied with scrunched eyebrows.
“It’s not a disappearing ray. It want be gone, it’ll just be smaller,” Aaron explained.
“How small, and what do we do with the mini version?” finished Seth.
Annabeth’s eyebrows shot up. She hadn’t thought of that. How small WOULD it be? And what WOULD they do with it? But, this had never been her plan. It was the Doctor’s plan. Annabeth looked to him. “Well? What’s the answer?”
“It’ll be about the size of a miniature poodle,” the Doctor informed her.
More roaring. Everyone winced as the sound came crashing on their ears. It was closer. They had moments before they needed to be in action again, and that was pushing it. “Seth, find some way to contain it and meet us there. Aaron, stay with the Doctor and me. We need to move. Now.”
Seth nodded and ran off, and Aaron opened his hands palms facing up to Annabeth. “Tell me what to do.”
“What’s the range on this, Doctor?” Annabeth asked.
“A few meters.”
“Then both of you, push.” Annabeth gripped one hand on the device and started moving as quickly as she could in the direction of the roars. The Doctor and Aaron pushed from the other side. After not too long, they picked up speed, and as they came upon the mass of demigods, Annabeth’s frantic cries of “move!” coupled with the strange device she was obviously pushing through to the front was enough to make everyone move for her.
They were past the defense line. Annabeth could see the whole scene now. A rope was tied around the dinosaur’s legs, tangling it up and forcing it to move more slowly. The ropes looked like they were about to break. Annabeth smiled. It wasn’t much, but Percy had bought them just enough time. “Percy!” she shouted again.
“Annabeth!” Percy shouted back. “You better have that thing ready to go, because this was the last idea I had!”
“Just in time!” Annabeth said, hurredly adjusting her targeting mechanism. “Doctor, you do the honors.”
The Doctor flipped a switch on the small control panel and pressed both of the two buttons. In a flash he had his sonic screwdriver out and added that to the mix. “Got it!” he yelled, right as a bright green beam of light emanated from the targeting mechanism Annabeth had designed and flooded the dinosaur and a loud, high-pitched buzz echoed in their ears.
For a second, nothing happened. Percy found his way to Annabeth and took her hand. Annabeth hardly noticed. She just held her breath, hoping against hope this crazy plan would work. “Is it working?” she asked the Doctor.
“Give it time,” he said. The dinosaur seemed to be stuck in the light, which was already a good thing. And, was it just Annabeth’s eyes, or was it- It was! It was getting smaller! Without thinking, she gripped Percy’s hand more tightly.
“Guys! I got it! I found a leash and collar!” Seth yelled out as he ran up, panting. “Did it wo- It did!”
There was the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex, trapped in green light, the size of a toy poodle, roaring softly with all of the air it could hold inside of it. The ray had worked, thank the gods. Or, more accurately, Annabeth reminded herself, thanks to the Doctor.

 
 

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The Demigods and the Blue Box Part Eight

“Great! This’ll work out.”
For all of their sakes, Annabeth hoped it would.
Mighty Hephestus, Annabeth prayed a few seconds later with her jaw clenched and her eyes fixed on the tools she was working with, help me build this thing right. She was a child of Athena, darn it, not a child of Hephestus. Her job was to DESIGN these things, not to BUILD them. Technically speaking, of course, Annabeth knew how to screw in a bolt. But practically speaking? It was harder than it looked. Everything was.
“Seth, the wheels in that box, I need them,” Annabeth grunted. Until the wheels were attached, the cylinder that made up the bulk of the product was unwieldy and hard to hold on to. Annabeth found herself sticking a bunch of screws between her lips so that both hands would be free to hold the pieces of metal together.
Seth brought them over. “Don’t suppose you’d want any help with that?”
Her mouth full of screws, Annabeth nodded. “Ackua-y, yea, I nee you to hole iss togetah whi’ I attack des weels to i’.”
“Um, what was that again?” Seth asked, raising one eyebrow and leaning slightly forward in a sarcastic manner.
Annabeth rolled her eyes and spat the screws out of her mouth and onto her lap. “I need you to hold this together while I attach these wheels to it.”
“OH,” Seth acted like she’d just translated from Latin. “Of course.” He shot her a sky smile as he took the hollow cylinder contraption she’d fashioned out of her hands and let her rush to screw on the four wheels.
“Are you almost ready, Annabeth?” shouted the Doctor without turning his head from his work.
“Are you?” Annabeth asked him back.
“Just about! Say the word, and we’ll attach the pieces. It’s coming time now, you know.”
“I really hope your device looks the way I assume it must,” Annabeth told him. “And well, it’s really. At least, it’d better be.”
“Excellent. Bring it over, then.”
Annabeth got up off the floor, dusted herself off, and wheeled her metal transport contraption to the Doctor. “Easy now,” he whispered, fitting the device into the glorified wagon. “Did you manage a way to shoot it?”
Annabeth nodded. “You gave me almost nothing to work off of, but I think this should work.” She glanced at the clock. “We have less than one minute left before we need to be running across Camp Half-Blood. Look at it. Will this thing work?”
Anxiously, Annabeth followed the Doctor with her eyes as he bent at the waist to inspect her work. As he straightened, she found herself trying not to hold her breath. “And?”
“And?” the Doctor looked at her. “Annabeth Chase, you are quite obviously a child of Athena. Now let’s go!” With a smile, Annabeth, the Doctor, Aaron, and Seth all pulled the miniturization ray across the many wide, long fields of Camp Half-Blood, dodging trees as they went. Percy had promised to hold off the dinosaur for 43 minutes. They’d get there right on schedule. Annabeth prayed to the gods Percy would still be alive when she got there.

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2015 in *Le Fanfic, *Le Percy Jackson

 

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The Demigods and the Blue Box Part Seven

The Demigods and the Blue Box Part Seven

“Then it looks like you two are coming along for the ride,” Annabeth told the two brothers. “Now let’s build us a miniturization ray.”
“Good,” the Doctor said. “You lead the way.”
Annabeth took the lead and walked in long strides directly away from the massed demigods and partway into the woods. “There’s a special lock on it that they think will keep out the other campers. Apparently they’ve never heard of Tetris.” Annabeth tinkered with the lock for just a few seconds before the door swung open and the four were allowed inside.
“Oh, yes!” the Doctor said, clapping his hands together. “Now this I can work with!”
The interior walls were made from bronze, although from the outside the exterior had been built to blend into the forest better. Every wall was lined with shelves and shelves of various tools and pieces of metal, and evidently the shelves hadn’t been enough as there were tools littering the floor, as well. Blueprints for inventions were scattered on tables and quite a few were in crumpled up balls by each corner of the room.
Seth and Aaron glanced at each other through the corners of their eyes. “Don’t even think about it,” Annabeth warned, squinting slightly at them. Both boys sheepishly grinned in response. “We don’t have much time. Doctor, what do you need?”
“I’ll need those sheets of bronze and that box of screws, that motor over there, a coil of wire, that old-timey telephone-”
“It’s an iPhone 6!” Aaron protested.
“Exactly like I said, old-timey,” the Doctor replied absentmindedly. “While you collected those I can use these things over here to construct a few amateur photon defluxers-”
“Amatuer? Aren’t you supposed to be some kind of professional?” asked Seth.
The Doctor rolled his eyes. “Let’s see you build a couple of photon defluxers out of nothing but a few pieces of 21st century scrap metal.”
Seth rose his hands in mock surrender. “Ok, ok, whatever you say.”
“Good! Now get that stuff together. And Annabeth, this is where you come in, the object itself is going to be about a meter high and a third a meter around, like a kind of cylinder. Figure out a way to transport that and aim it.”
Annabeth grunted. “Shouldn’t be a problem.” Actually she wasn’t sure exactly how she was supposed to devise a means of transportation for a device she didn’t even think existed much less seen, but she wouldn’t say so to any of these people. She’d come through. Annabeth looked all around her, and all set to work.
The clock ticked steadily. Each resounding [tick] pounded harder than the last on Annabeth’s temple. 1381 seconds had passed, exactly. 23 minutes. And they had only been given 43 to stop the dinosaur. They were running out of time.
Annabeth continued to try different styles of transport, hastily glancing to the Doctor now and again to see exactly what she was trying to do. The fragile nature of the ray made normal braces impossible, but without it, the device would fall and break. It was too heavy to simply be lifted and dragging it would scratch it too badly.
Sweat gathered at the nape of Annabeth’s neck and she inattentively tied it back into a ponytail with a blue hair band she kept in her pocket. The bronze walls gave the Toolbox a steampunk feel, but they didn’t help release heat. Four people actively working under pressure inside of it were already causing a light layer of mist to appear. Annabeth shuddered to think of what the Toolbox was like chock-full of Hephestus kids.
10 minutes left until they needed to be using this thing. Subtracting 5 minutes for running across the camp, that left 5 for building. Annabeth was pretty sure she’d come up with a decent form of transport. Now she needed to build it. “Doctor, how are you doing?”
“The photon defluxers are done. Working on the final product now. You?”
“I think I’ve figured out how to do it. I just need to put it together.”
“Great! This’ll work out.”
For all of their sakes, Annabeth hoped it would.

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2015 in *Le Fanfic, *Le Percy Jackson

 

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The Demigods and the Blue Box Part Six

The Demigods and the Blue Box Part Six

Part Five of this series can be found here.

“Because!” answered the Doctor before Annabeth had a chance to open her mouth. “I’m from the planet Gallifrey, I am a thousand years old, I am the last of the Timelords, and I was called here by Annabeth Chase herself. You trust me because I am the Doctor, I am going to get that dinosaur back home, and I am going to do it before it destroys your Camp Half-Blood.”
Aaron laughed. “Annabeth, you’re buying this? Like, seriously? This guy is obviously nuts, if not from Tartarus.”
“I’ve told you all I know,” Annabeth said, and the conversation ended.
“Annabeth!” Percy shouted from a few yards away from her. He came over as quickly as he could. “What did you find? Did you stop it? Can he stop it? Can we trust him? Were there any casualties? Should we try Iris-messaging the Hunters?”
With a slight giggle despite the seriousness of the situation, Annabeth held a finger to Percy’s lips. “Slow down!”
“Right. Sorry. But, well?” Percy asked, darting his eyes from her to the Doctor to the battlefront and back again.
“We didn’t stop it, I don’t know whether he can or not, I’m still not quite sure about trusting him, there haven’t been any casualties yet, at least, and I don’t think it’s time to try the Hunters. We can still do this on our own.”
Percy nodded. “Ok. What’s your plan?”
Annabeth tilted her head back to the Doctor, who was just behind her and slightly to the right. “He says he can stop it. Personally I want to see him try.”
“How long do you need?” Percy asked.
“Forty-four, no, forty-three minutes should do the trick,” the Doctor said from behind them.
Percy nodded and looked back at Annabeth. “Is there anything else about this that I need to know before you go?”
“The celestial bronze won’t work on it.”
“WHAT?” Percy shouted. “What do you mean the celestial bronze won’t work? Of course the celestial bronze will work! It has to work! How could it possibly not work?”
“It’s mortal, Percy, it’s not a monster. It’s a dinosaur. From the past.” Percy squinted his eyes at her and didn’t say anything, so Annabeth continued. “You’re going to have to trust me. I know what I saw.”
“I still don’t know if I believe this whole time travel thing, but my sword definitely wasn’t having an effect,” added Seth. Aaron nodded and pointed to Seth in agreement.
Percy turned back to Annabeth. “Of course I believe you. But this changes everything. If our weapons don’t work, we can’t win. I don’t even know how we’re going to hold it off for forty-three minutes.”
“I wish I knew what to tell you, Percy, but I don’t. I’m sorry. You’ll have to think of something.”
“Yeah. Then I need to go. So do you,” Percy took a step away. “Be careful, Wise Girl.”
Annabeth smirked. “Try not to get yourself killed, Seaweed Brain.” Smirking back at her for a second before turning away, Percy disappeared in the crowd. Annabeth turned to face the Doctor, Seth, and Aaron. “Doctor, if you really do have a plan, now is the time to prove it.”
“And so it is. Ok,” the Doctor said. “Here’s the plan. I’m going to make a miniaturization ray, and miniaturize the dinosaur.”
Seth and Aaron looked at each other out of the corners of their eyes. They were willing to believe Annabeth, but obviously they were still pretty unsure. So was Annabeth herself, in fact. “A miniaturization ray. Ok. And if this works, then what?”
“Then the dinosaur will be small enough to fit through the front doors of my TARDIS and we can get it home. Once there I’ll be able to reverse the miniaturization, and we’re on our way!”
Annabeth pursed her lips slightly and fixed her eyes on the Doctor. That plan sounded, well, ridiculous. There was no way. It was impossible. But, then… If she was ready to believe in time traveling dinosaurs and 1950 police boxes, maybe she could give bow ties and miniturization rays their fair chance. “Fine, we’ll try it. What do you need?”
“A few things. A Hephestian working space. An Athenian brain. And my sonic screwdriver!” The Doctor held up his screwdriver.
“Then come with me. I’ll show you to the Toolbox the Hephestus kids like to call their work station. And I can supply the brain,” Annabeth stated dryly.
“What do we do?” asked Seth.
“We’ll need some people to carry the device to the dinosaur once it’s done,” the Doctor said.
“Then it looks like you two are coming along for the ride,” Annabeth told the two brothers. “Now let’s build us a miniturization ray.”

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2015 in *Le Fanfic, *Le Percy Jackson

 

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The Demigods and the Blue Box Part Five

The Demigods and the Blue Box Part Five

Part Four of this series can be found here.

Annabeth shoved the Doctor as hard as she could just as a pine tree close to them fell where they had been standing only seconds earlier. “Watch out!” she yelled impulsively. Whirling around and assuming an attack stance, her dagger already drawn, Annabeth focused in on the huge dinosaur claw about two yards away from her. The two demigods still trying to hack at the thing looked her way occasionally, but couldn’t waste enough breath to verbally ask for help.
“The celestial bronze!” Annabeth shouted above the roaring dinosaur and the clanging metal. “It won’t affect it!”
The demigod closer to her, Aaron from Ares cabin, looked her way for another second before panting out “Why… in Hades… not?”
“It’s not a monster! It’s a mortal. It doesn’t matter how hard you try, you’ll never even graze it with those weapons!”
“Then what… do we do?” the other demigod, Seth, again from Ares, asked her. He obviously wasn’t ready to give up the idea of slowing the beast’s walk with his brawn, but he was slowing down a bit as he realized it was pointless.
“I have a… an ally,” Annabeth said quickly. “He can help. He says we won’t have to kill it if we take it back home instead.”
The Doctor waved from beside her. “Hello!”
Aaron rose an eyebrow. “You really trust this guy?”
“Yes,” Annabeth said.
That was enough for both of them. The word of Annabeth Chase went far throughout Camp Half-Blood. “What… do you… want us to do?” Seth asked again.
“Put away your weapons. And come with me. We need to regroup and figure out how to get this thing back home safe and sound. And we need to do it before it reaches the cabins.” In an instant both boys were retreating from the dinosaur and fleeing the woods with Annabeth and the Doctor.
“This ally of yours, is he demigod? Or mortal?” asked Aaron as they fled, zig-zagging a bit to keep the dinosaur off their trail.
“Alien,” Annabeth answered. Out of the corner of her eye she saw Aaron and Seth glance at each other incredulously. And not without reason, Annabeth reminded herself. It was a pretty hard thing to believe. She wasn’t even altogether sure herself why she believed it, but she did. “He has a small spaceship with him he calls his…” she tried to remember the word.
“TARDIS!” the Doctor was more than happy to clarify. “Time and Relative Dimension in Space. It’s a time machine, see. Now when you think of a spaceship—” the Doctor paused to swerve around a tree, “you probably get to thinking about the Enterprise, and Death Stars, and all that science-fictiony stuff that’s not really real and is really just you humans being very imaginative and a bit thick. But the TARDIS isn’t like that. It doesn’t fly, see. It kind of, disappears here, reappears there. It can travel in space and time, and it can get this ancient creature back to it’s original time, and it’s original area.”
“Wait wait wait, back up!” shouted Seth. “If Annabeth believes you’re an alien, then an alien you are. But time travel? No way. There are limits to what I can believe. I’m not that gullible. And are you trying to tell me that that thing,” he jabbed a thumb over his shoulder, “is from another time?”
Annabeth chewed on her lip for a second while the silence hung in the air and everyone focused on running to the camp. “It makes sense. The celestial bronze didn’t work on it, which means it’s mortal. And dinosaurs are extinct. And the Doctor hasn’t technically given me any reason to not trust him so far.”
“What do you mean, ‘technically’?” asked Aaron.
“Well, suddenly and unexpectedly arriving in the middle of my camp just as a huge unknown threat stumbled into is is kind of suspicious,” Annabeth allowed. They were back at camp again. When she saw Percy’s black hair in the crowd, Annabeth sighed softly in relief. Soon they could find Chiron handle this together.
Aaron’s mouth gaped while all four hurried through the assembled demigods. “Kind of?! Why isn’t he a prisoner somewhere? Why are you taking information from this guy?”
“Because!” answered the Doctor before Annabeth had a chance to open her mouth. “I’m from the planet Gallifrey, I am a thousand years old, I am the last of the Timelords, and I was called here by Annabeth Chase herself. You trust me because I am the Doctor, I am going to get that dinosaur back home, and I am going to do it before it destroys your Camp Half-Blood.”

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2014 in *Le Fanfic, *Le Percy Jackson

 

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The Demigods and the Blue Box Part Four

The Demigods and the Blue Box Part Four

Part Three of this series can be found here.

“So you’re saying a Tyrannosaurus Rex just popped over from the past and decided it would be fun to attack my camp?” Annabeth asked, her right foot tapping away on the dirt and trodden-on grass.
“Well,” the Doctor replied slowly, bobbing his head every which way in hesitation. “Kind of. Well… Sort of. Well. A little bit. Somewhat not. It’s all very wibbly wobbly, timey wimey, much too difficult for demigods such as yourself to understand.”
To that Annabeth felt her face flush and her foot’s tapping stopped with one final thud. “I am a child of Athena, goddess of wisdom! It is I who has been trusted with rebuilding Mount Olympus, and I who aided Percy Jackson in fulfilling the Great Prophecy! I have little doubt that I will be able to wrap my head around whatever it is you have to explain to me, and I strongly advise against slighting my intellectual capacity again.”
The Doctor rose his hands in mock surrender. “Alright, alright. Not too difficult then.” A moment of silence passed.
“I’m waiting,” Annabeth pressed.
“Oh, right, yes, of course! I don’t know.” The Doctor clapped his hands together and smiled broadly.
“You don’t know?” Annabeth asked incredulously. “That’s not hard to understand. What’s hard to understand is how I ever found you useful enough to call you here in the future if ‘I don’t know’ all the help you can give me.”
“Oh, no no, perish the thought! I don’t know now, but that doesn’t mean I won’t know later. That’s part of the fun! Not knowing and then knowing later on. I’d think a child of Athena would know better,” the Doctor chided softly.
Annabeth nodded. “I get it. It is fun. No one understands that quite like an Athena child.” A thought struck her. “Are you a demigod?” she asked.
“A demigod? Me?” asked the Doctor.
“Yeah. Well, are you? A child of Athena, for wisdom, or maybe Hermes, for travel. Zeus maybe, for the sky. Possibly Hephaestus, for the gadgets and technology. Which is it?”
“I’m not a demigod,” the Doctor said.
“You’re not a mortal,” Annabeth retorted.
“No, you’re right, I’m not. I’m not a demigod, I’m not from Tartarus, and I’m not a mortal. There’s a fourth option.” The Doctor coaxed her to figure it out.
Annabeth rose one eyebrow. “Not a demigod, not a monster, and not a mortal. Fourth option. Something else. You… You’re an alien, aren’t you?” Annabeth phrased if as a question, when really she already knew the answer.
The Doctor nodded. “Yep. Timelord of the planet Gallifrey, eons and eons from here. I’m the last of them.”
“And you’re here to help the Grecian demigods of earth?” Annabeth asked.
“It’s what I came for,” the Doctor responded with a nod and a smile.
Annabeth’s eyes left the Doctor and focused instead on the dinosaur that was coming their way despite the demigod warriors who swatted at its toes like mosquitoes at sunset. Annoying enough that the dinosaur was defibitelg agitated, but not enough to do any real damage. “Then help me kill this thing,” she demanded.
“Woah, woah, woah! Not so fast there!” the Doctor said. “You American types, always jumping right to the fighting part. We don’t want to kill it, what did it do wrong? We want to take it back home.”
“What it did wrong is attack my camp,” Annabeth retorted. “And how do you expect to take it back to the past? With your ship? It’s not nearly large enough, even assuming I believe you when you say it travels in time.”
“You’ll be surprised what fits in there,” the Doctor chuckled to himself.
“It doesn’t matter how space effecient you are if it can’t get through the doors,” Annabeth reasoned.
“True. Which is why we need to move to Plan B.”
“What’s Plan B? Annabeth asked, a little more respectfully this time. She left a goodly amount of incredulousness in her voice, however. Didn’t want the Doctor getting too cocky.
“No idea,” the Doctor replied.

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2014 in *Le Fanfic, *Le Percy Jackson

 

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The Demigods and the Blue Box Part Three

The Demigods and the Blue Box Part Three

Part Two of this series can be found here.

“Most definitely,” the Doctor’s eyes sparkled as he said it. “Looking forward to it.”
“Look, we don’t have time for conversation right now. There’s kind of a T-Rex out to kill us all,” Clarisse interjected. “So if this Doctor is somebody we can trust now, I want to know his plan. Now.”
“Yes of course! Firstly, I need to get close to the beast. Within a few meters. And then-”
Clarisse cut him off. “Meters?”
After just a second of slight confusion and squinting at Clarisse the Doctor realized the problem. “Yards. A few yards.”
“Got it,” Clarisse nodded.
“I’ll go with you,” Annabeth volunteered. She may have decided to trust this time traveling Doctor, but that did not mean she was going to leave him alone on the front lines.
“Very good! Yes, excellent. Alright. Once I’m near the dinosaur I’ll be able to use this,” the Doctor said, holding up a small cylinder that glowed green on the top, “to find out where it came from.”
“Isn’t that obvious? It came from the ground. Maybe the labyrinth,” Percy offered.
“Well, yes, that’s one possibility,” admitted the Doctor.
Annabeth rose one eyebrow and looked at him. “And the others are…?” Just then there was a loud thud from not too far away from where the four of them were standing. It sounded like a fallen tree. All four of them winced.
“Haven’t got time to explain. If it’s important you’ll find out soon enough,” the Doctor said. “For now, Annabeth, lead the way.”
With a quick nod, Annabeth turned away from the small circle the group had formed and, with knife in hand, wove her way through the assembled demigods. This time it wasn’t too hard; the closer Annabeth came to the front line the more the other demigods recognized who she was and parted for her. Occasionally Annabeth would glance back to make sure that the Doctor was still trailing behind her, but she never stopped completely.
Annabeth’s eyes scanned the tree line. There. Not very far from her at all. Lowering her gaze Annabeth could make out the great claws of the dinosaur and several older demigods hacking away with little to no effect. “That’s weird,” Annabeth thought aloud.
“What is?” asked the Doctor, next to her.
“None of them are having an effect. They’re some of the best we have. With celestial bronze weapons, too.”
“Celestial bronze?” prompted the Doctor.
“The metal we make our weapons out of. It’ll harm monsters as normal, but the blade will pass right through a mortal without hurting it.” The Doctor nodded slightly and didn’t say anything. Annabeth became uneasy with the silence. Was he waiting for her to figure something out? What had she said that- Wait! “The celestial bronze!” Annabeth’s eyes widened as she said it. “It doesn’t hurt mortals!”
“There, you’ve got it!” the Doctor said. “Keep going!”
“So, this dinosaur isn’t a monster at all. It has to be mortal. So, natural. So… Dinosaurs aren’t extinct after all.” Annabeth closed her lips and became very quiet as she looked to the claws of the dinosaur. Not extinct. Not that it wasn’t possible, but… It just seemed so unlikely. And yet here was the evidence, plain as day.
“It does seem that way, doesn’t it,” replied the Doctor. He took one step forward and pressed a button on his small metal cylinder. “This is a sonic screwdriver. Comes in very handy.”
“What are you doing with it now?” Annabeth asked him as he stopped pointing the device at the dinosaur and seemed to be looking at some kind of reading off it.
“I am checking,” the Doctor replied slowly and absentmindedly, still focused on the screwdriver, “To see where this little guy came from.”
“Any luck?” Annabeth asked.
“Depends on how you look at it,” the Doctor told her, putting the sonic screwdriver away.
“And why’s that?” Annabeth pressed.
“Well, because, you’re right. It is from earth, and completely natural. But dinosaurs are still extinct. This one came from a long time ago. A very long time ago.”

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in *Le Fanfic, *Le Percy Jackson

 

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