TITLE: God Meets Goddess
GENRE: Young Adult
She so wasn’t ready for this.
Standing in front of the enormous iron gate, Arianna Demos could see the towering columns of Acropolis Academy fifty yards beyond it. Ionic columns, if she remembered correctly from her Comparative Civilizations class, with a sweeping staircase between them that lead up to the grand entrance of the Academy.
It looked more like a mega-mansion than a private prep school, with sprawling wings to the left and right that sported large windows and three floors of balconies.
She buzzed the intercom and waited.
There was still time; she could attend Ithaca High and join the cheerleading squad like back at Dalton; she’d never done Public School before, after all. Or, she could go to Acropolis Academy as planned, the reason her mom had uprooted them in the first place.
Dione had mentioned the place once or twice over the years, always with reverence in her voice. She had attended the school at Arianna’s age, and hadn’t been shy in her desire that her daughter would attend as well one day.
It would be the first step to understanding her heritage, Dione had said. It was her destiny, and that was all she would say on the matter. An impressive silence in the face of ten year-old Arianna’s stubborn pleas for an explanation that made sense.
“Arianna, welcome.” A sophisticated male voice intoned before the gate clicked open. She smiled at the small camera eye above the keypad and picked up her carryall, rolling the suitcase behind her.