Ok, so me and some other hunters were talking about… stuff. Getting to know each other, you know? I didn’t get claimed until last night…
“Hey, Eliza. I heard you’re a demigod. Daughter of who?” Shadow asked.
“I, I don’t know. I’ve never been claimed,” I answered.
“Don’t worry, Eliza. Sometimes, the gods are a bit slow on claiming their children. Each one has their own pace,” Isabelle mentioned.
I sighed in impatience. I’ve only been outside the storm cellar for 2 days and still I haven’t been claimed. Just then….
“Um… what’s that on your shoulder?” Shadow asked.
I turned and saw a brown bird with huge eyes and an ability to turn its head really well perched on my shoulder. An owl.
“Oh, hey little guy,” I smiled.
Just then another owl landed on my other shoulder. And another. And another. It went on until my arms acted like owl perches on a birdhouse.
“What the?…” I commented.
“This-this can’t be a coincidence,” Shadow said.
“Woah. Thats a lot of owls. What’s going on?” Robin asked.
“The owl. It’s the sacred animal of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war stragedy. I think you’ve been claimed by her,” Isabelle thought aloud.
The owls hooted in agreement. Since when did animals learn English?
“So… I’m a daughter of Athena?” I asked.
“Seems like so. Eliza Williams have been claimed before our very eyes: as a daughter of Athena,” Robin said.
I’ve finally been claimed… I thought, I’m a daughter of Athena. ATHENA. Well… that explains all the honor rolls I’d had back at school.