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PostSubject: Practice in the Sun   Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:52 am

It had only been a few days since Natalie had arrived in camp, but she guessed it was pretty cool. She missed her home in the Dominican where she'd be outside under the sun on the beach all day. Her sister would be there and they'd surf together and she would help her come up with new songs with her ukelele. It all made her feel a bit sad inside, but she would refuse to show that to anyone who came by. Afterall, she could always find a reason to smile. Today those reasons were the sun, her health, and how friendly everyone had been (even though she didn't really know many people).

The other day, once Natalie had settled into the Hermes cabin her escort took her to the armory to find a suitable weapon. She didn't think something like a sword would be good for her, a dagger maybe, but only if she could throw it. She didn't want to be apart of the up close action like so many people were. Guns were out hands down and that didn't leave many long distance weapons left. In the end she put her hands on a bow and didn't let go.

As Natalie awoke that morning she looked to her bag, grabbed her ukelele and bow before making her way to the Long Island Sound. It wasn't her backyard, but the sun was shining and the waves crashed against the beach and it felt close to it.

On the way to the beach she found a recycling bin and picked up a gallon bottle. It would make a small target, but it would do for what she wanted to do. When she was finally at the beach she filled the bottle with sand and set it down before stepping back several feet and dropping her uke down in its case. She got ready to put an arrow into place and fire.

The first one that flew from the bow missed the container. Natalie didn't expect to be perfect the first time around and she probably would've got more help if she had gone to train in the arena, but she wanted to be out in the sunshine by the surf. She shot a few more arrows before going to pick them up. Two out of five arrows had hit her target which was pretty good for a beginner.

"Hello!" Natalie called out as she saw a woman approaching her. She couldn't help but think that she was very beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: Practice in the Sun   Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:46 am

Aphrodite was bored, bored and bored. She had taken a day off from making couples and creating love but somehow, all of her various lovers and even her husband, were at work. Aphrodite sighed and picked up a bow, one of the childhood toys she'd given to Eros in his younger years. She picked up the little bow and realised she was no good at any type of weapon. Not that she minded, she had other ways of fighting but still, it was interesting to see people using the weaponry. Somehow, her children also used weapons, they were trained to use it. Aphrodite thought it rather silly but she understood it could be useful against monsters. A spark of curiosity lit up in the Goddess and she turned her attention to camp half blood. She didn't look for her daughters and sons, they were surely doing just lovely. Instead, she turned her attention to a young girl with a bow.

Looking down upon the girl, who was shooting at a container. How fascinating, Aphrodite thought they had a special area for this. Why was the girl shooting on the beach? For as far as she knew it didn't help much in gaining a steady footing. Aphrodite watched curiously as the girl shot some more. The girl was pretty good, making Aphrodite wonder how long she’d been practising. Perhaps she should go over and talk to the girl, keep track of things in the mortal world. Aphrodite thought that was quite a good idea, silently appearing on the sound. She was currently not in sight of the girl and realised she looked a little too divine for the occasion of meeting a mortal. She figured a change of clothes would do the trick just fine, although she’d never consider something like that ranger outfit Athena had worn for a tour once, how awful that would look. With a delicate shudder, Aphrodite changed her stereotypical dress into gown more fitting for the occasion. Well, it was just a small loose fitting summer dress with a bikini underneath, as if she’d just been swimming, or intended to go and swim any moment. The colours were quite cheerful, fitting her mood.

She walked up to the girl with a gentle smile and helped her gather up some stray arrows. "Hello dear." She greeted the girl. "Is this working out for you?" She asked curiously, motioning for the bow and arrows. She hoped it did, it would be such a waste if it wasn't working out. Aphrodite didn't think melee combat was made for pretty girls, although she still thought those could handle it were impressive. It just seemed to mess them up and get them nasty injuries too often while bows allow people to stay at a fairly maim-safe distance, which she considered a good thing. Apart from that it doesn't mess up your hair as much, which she also thought was important.

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PostSubject: Re: Practice in the Sun   Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:07 am

"Ah! Thank you!" Natalie said as she took the arrows from the woman with a bright smile. The woman appeared to be very kind alo. She held the arrows she had in her hand thinking that she would need to get a quiver and find out how she could get a steady supply of arrows for when she actually needed to use them. It wasn't like if she some how managed to actually kill a monster with one that she would be able to reuse it. More than likely it would snap in half or be covered in something she wouldn't want to clean. While she liked the idea of being green and all the jazz she would refuse to clean an arrow if it was covered in monster guts. Since she had never encountered a monster before she didn't know that the monsters when dead just blew away like sand.

"I'd say it's working well, I've been practicing a bit, but I just got here a few days ago. Camp has been pretty cool so far, but I'd rather be back home." Natalie smiled at the woman and ran a hand through her hair. She looked at the sun and realized that she had forgotten to put on sun block before going out. Perhaps the woman had some sunblock available, but she thought it would be rude to ask. Seeing a woman around camp seemed rare, or at least Natalie couldn't recall seeing many others or any at all really.

"Oh! Excuse my manners Miss! I'm Natalie Williams." She put her arrows underneath her armpit to hold while she stuck out her free hand not holding the bow to shake.
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PostSubject: Re: Practice in the Sun   Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:14 pm

Aphrodite gently smiled at the girl. She was kind and gentle, although she did manage the bow properly. Yet she seemed thoughtful too, as if carefully considering things. When she mentioned her home Aphrodite looked at the girl with compassion in her pretty face. "Where is your home dear?" She asked kindly. "Although I have to say camp is very important for you, considering what you are." Aphrodite said and laughed. She could see the worry on the face of the girl and being a Goddess of beauty, she could sense the girl was worry about getting burned by the sun. As if Apollo would be so cruel. Well, actually, he probably would if he was feeling unhappy about anything at all. Aphrodite retrieved some sunblock (Olympus special) from her bag and handed it to the girl. "There you go. I don't need it, I never get a sunburn anyway." Aphrodite said. The sunblock could be called magical, as it made sure you tanned as if you had no sunblock at all but it was not possible to get a sunburn with the stuff on. It didn't resist fire or something but it was the best sunblock in the world.

Aphrodite shook the hand of Nathalie. "Nice to meet you Nathalie. I'm Eleftheria." She said with a smile. It wasn't her real name of course, although she did like the real Eleftheria. She had been the contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest that very year and had written a song called Aphrodisiac, which Aphrodite found quite amusing and it wasn't a very bad song. She was curious if the girl would discover Aphrodite had been lying to her. Would the girl realise she was talking to a Goddess before or after Aphrodite and she were finished talking. It didn't matter though, Aphrodite would just talk to the girl and have a little friendly conversation. She had the feeling she'd be locked in Olympus before long, with what was going on right now.

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