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THE LIGHTENING THIEF
"I heard the woman's voice again: Percy, take the sword. Your father believes in you. This time, I knew the voice wasn't in my head. I wasn't imagining it. Her words seemed to come from everywhere, rippling through the water like dolphin sonar.
'Where are you?' I called aloud.
Then, through the gloom, I saw her - a woman the color of the water, a ghost in the current, floating just above the sword. She had long billowing hair, and her eyes, barely visible, were green like mine.
A lump formed in my throat. I said, 'Mom?'"
"It was odd, the pain that image caused me. I couldn't understand it. Was I jealous, because she had a future that I could never have?"