The Name

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I jump out of bed in the middle of the night. Nightmare... again. I look at the clock to see that it was 2 O'clock in the morning. Great. I try to go back to sleep, but the nightmare is still so real in my head. Every time I close my eyes I can see him. Mocking me. Hitting me.

I just keep my eyes open and look at the ceiling. Then, my mind started playing tricks on me, which is even worse. I heard things outside. Heard bugs and a branch hitting my window outside. It was really dark in my room too see anything but the moon's light lit some things up in my room. I felt like I saw faces in some places in the dark. I felt like eyes were watching me. My ADHD took ahold of me as I got anxious and adrenalin pumped through my veins. I jumped out of bed fast as I ran into the hallway, being really loud. Then, I remembered about Poseidon sleeping in the other room. I immediately stilled.

I want to go in Poseidon's room. Stay close to an adult so they can protect me. I used to do that with my Mom. I miss my Mom so much. I loved how she could protect me from all the bad things in the world. But, she can't do that now. And I don't want Poseidon to see me as a baby, or even worse, be angry and yell at me.

The only problem was that the darkness kept surrounded me. Like it was suffocating me. This reminded me of the time Gabe had his chubby hands wrapped around my tiny neck and I couldn't get oxygen through to my lungs. I was sure I was a goner then.

I was too much of a baby. I ran to Poseidon's door and knocked. When he didn't answer, I knocked again. Finally, Poseidon opened his bedroom door and looked down at me with tired eyes.

"Percy? What's wrong?" He asked me in a sleepy voice as he yawned.

"Um... I... well, I had a nightmare and... I was wondering if maybe I could- I don't know- sleep on your floor." Percy stuttered.

I thought I saw Poseidon's eyes soften, but I wasn't sure because it was so dark. "C'mon." He said and stepped to the side so I could walk into his bedroom.

I walked awkwardly into his bedroom. He closed the door behind me and I also stepped to the side to get out of his way. Poseidon got into his warm, comfy bed. As I was about to lay on the floor when I heard Poseidon's voice speck up, "No. The floor is hard and your back will be killing you tomorrow. Come here." He patted the other side of the bed.

I stood up straight and walked over to the other side of the bed as Poseidon pulled the other sides comforter down. I played down beside him and I never realized how tired I was until my head hit the pillow.

I was dozed off. Over half way into sleep when I realized I didn't say night to Percy. I turned my head to the side of the bed where Percy slept and I cracked my eyes open. He looked asleep or mostly asleep.

I closed my eyes again and said, "Night, Percy."

To my surprise he replied back in a sleepy voice and said, "Night, Dad."

That is when my eyes flew open and I turned my head sharply to Percy's direction only to realize that he was asleep.

I know I won't be getting anymore sleep tonight.

TBC. Well, here's this chapter. I hoped you liked it! Sorry it's short. Please tell me if you liked the part where Percy called Poseidon Dad. I was debating if I should've put it in there or not.

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