|Who Are You?
Author: sistersgrimmlover PM
Rachel Dare is back for summer vacation from Clarion Ladies Academy and her father is setting her up with a lot of rich idiots. But he doesn't seem to realize that she can't date. As the Oracle of Delphi what will she do to solve this terrible problem.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Rachel D. & Apollo - Chapters: 13 - Words: 19,402 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 03-08-10 - Published: 10-17-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5448282
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Disclaimer: I don't own PJO.
I lay in bed with Apollo laying next to me stroking my hair at 7 o' clock in the morning. My dad would freak out if he knew. Not because he was in my room. He would want to know how he got in there.
"Why are you always here? Don't you have a real, beautiful immortal girlfriend?" I asked. Apollo laughed and he stroked my hair again. It was weird how he neglected all the stuff he was supposed to do to hang out with me.
"No! I'm too busy staying with you, Rachel. I'll stay here for as long as you want" Apollo said. My stomach dropped as he said that. And it hurt…immensely.
"N-no. Leave now, please. I-it hurts" I choked out. And I felt as if my heart hurt. I got up and slowly and opened my balcony doors.
"Rachel…what hurts? Are you okay?" demanded Apollo. He put his hand to my forehead but I knew I didn't have a fever.
"I-I'm fine. I just want to go get ready. I need a shower…stay please. I need you drive me to the café" I stammered. He nodded understanding but still confused.
"If you're sure Delphi," he said. I nodded and I sprinted to go take a shower. I washed harshly, trying to wash away the pain. I breathed deeply in the sun kissed smell that had been on my skin for a while now. I got out and put in the hair straightening shampoo from Aphrodite and Silena. Almost immediately my frizzy hair fell to my waist in straight waves. I put on yellow tank top, a grey blazer and grey skinny jeans with black strappy heels. And of course all designer, courtesy of the Olympians (namely Aphrodite).
"I'm ready" I said. Apollo was standing at the window watching the sun. He looked straight into it. He pulled me forward and I stood next to him.
"Delphi, look into the sun. It's beautiful" Apollo said. I looked at him like he was crazy.
"What are you talking about? It'll blind me" I laughed. Apollo looked at me seriously and forced me to look at it. And it was a blazing ball of beauty. I could feel the different hotspots and I could pinpoint it. I could sense how it gave me power and I felt it pulsing through me.
"You are part of the sun as you are part of me. You are the Oracle, you have power of the sun whether you like it or not" Apollo explained. He jumped on to the rail and swung himself on to the roof before helping me up there. We got into the car, now an Aston Martin Coupe DB9 and it was black. I got in as Apollo got in.
"Hey…how is the car here but the sun over there?" I asked. Apollo suddenly grinned and crossed his arms.
"It's complicated, love. Wait until you take physics and astronomy and then I can explain it in mortal terms. Right now take the immortal terms…magic" Apollo said. I crossed my arms and pouted. He began to drive.
"Don't make fun of my status. I may not be an immortal but it'd be nice to be one. To know that I'll probably die before everyone else…and someone else will take my place. And I'll be just another dead mortal to you…" I whispered. Apollo's face suddenly burned with fury.
"Never…Rachel…you'll never be just someone else. Why would you think that? You know I'd do anything to make you immortal" Apollo said. I smiled sadly at his words. He didn't mean them.
"You don't mean that" I said. Apollo glared at the sky and turned to me with a softer expression.
"I swear on the River Styx that I would do anything…ANYTHING to make you immortal, Rachel if that is what you want" Apollo said. My heart clenched again and I gasped for air. I was hyperventilating? Damn I'm emotional.
"You-you swear on the River Styx? Oh my gods…no…no" I moaned. He looked at me with a burning in his face and nodded firmly.
"I swear on the River Styx and my father's master bolt…no and on the sun" Apollo said. I smiled slightly as he drove on the back street and he drove in front of the café. I could see my friends, Bella and Leah in the window looking out for me.
"Apollo…you're making me emotional. Please stop swearing…I understand. But I don't know…pick me up later please. You'll know when…I'll be looking at the sun" I said. Apollo nodded and he gave me a pair of sunglasses as his slid on his own. I smirked softly.
"You know…I think you're awesome enough to have one" Apollo said. I put them on and grinned.
"Thank you, Apollo" I said. He got out of the car and I saw Bella and Leah's eyes widen. He opened the door for me and I stepped out. He locked the car and we walked inside. I sat down at Bella and Leah's table.
"Hey Bella. Hey Leah" I said. Leah's mouth fell open and Bella was ogling Apollo who was smirking.
"R-Rachel? What happened to you?" demanded Leah. Apollo was stroking my hair slowly and was looking at the sun again.
"Nothing. I was just on my friends' cruise ship. This is Apollo Us, my boyfriend" I said. Bella's eyes widened.
"Are you serious? You're dating Apollo Us?" demanded Bella. Apollo laughed as Bella blushed.
"Delphi, I'm going to talk to my dad about your fortune telling. And by the way they can see through the Mist" Apollo said. I was shocked and then I grinned.
"My choice in friends is so strange. Bye Apollo and if Artemis is there tell her I said hi. And tell her I'm still rejecting her offer to join her" I said. Apollo nodded before kissing my cheek. And then he left. As soon as he left they started.
"His sister? He has relatives?" demanded Leah. I laughed and shook my head. They were way too boy crazed.
"He has two sisters. One is Thalia Us, one of my friends that I was with. She's his half sister and his twin sister is currently on a hunting trip. Thalia is his half-sister. And she's dating his cousin, Nico di Angelo. His other cousin is Percy Jackson. He's dating A. Thena's daughter Annabeth Chase. They aren't free" I laughed. Bella pouted and crossed her arms.
"The heirs to the most powerful company ever are taken. I want to meet them nonetheless" said Bella. I rolled my eyes.
"No…please can we meet them?" asked Leah as she sipped her cappuccino.
"I'll take you their apartment later. They all live together. Nico and Thalia might still be in Disneyworld. Last week they were in Tokyo…Nico's dad doesn't believe in cable so he needed a bad Japanese monster movie" I explained. Leah's eyes widened and she was evidently shocked.
"No cable? Are they Neanderthals?" demanded Leah. Oh crap. I grabbed her arm and looked at her with completely seriousness.
"Do not diss their family unless you want to get struck by lightening or suffer eternal torment. I'm completely serious" I warned. Leah shuddered slightly and leaned back in her chair.
"Well…fine. I understand that. They probably own an army. But that's so cool. Have you met Zachary E. Us? I've heard only select people meet him" Bella said.
"Of course I have. I'm vice president of the solar energy company. And with all due respect to him he really is kind of scary sometimes" I said. I bit my lip as Leah's eyes widened again.
"You're the vice president? So you're rich?" I nodded. I explained my whole trip to them without revealing too much about who my friends really were. When I finished they were still laughing about Nico and Thalia. I looked at the sun and soon I saw a car speeding down the road now a Maserati Spyder. I got up.
"Thalia and Apollo are in the car. Come on" I said. And sure enough Thalia got out of the car. She wore black trousers and a black t-shirt. Around her neck was a choker with her thunder sign on it. Her black hair was up in a bun. But she had the same electric blue eyes as Apollo and her dad.
"That's her now" I said. Leah and Bella looked to see her and they were stunned. She motioned for me to come and she looked pissed off. I walked out with Leah and Bella behind me.
"What's wrong with you?" I asked. She glared back at the car and crossed her arms tighter.
"Apollo was being annoying and Nico's not here to keep me from snapping his neck. Nico decided to go back home to talk to his dad. His dad is a freaking maniac! He wants cable but our friend downstairs is a little old-fashioned" Thalia snapped angrily. Bella and Leah looked absolutely scared.
"I'm sure he'll be back for dinner. He has go check on your grandfather and see if he's still…you know" I said. Thalia's eyes widened and her nostrils flared.
"That sickening guy is not my grandfather. I'm happy Percy killed him. He was manipulating Luke like that…" Thalia snapped. Apollo got out of the car.
"Someone's a little snappy. We should go now. Before Annabeth burns down the apartment" Apollo said. I held up a hand.
"We need to bring them and introduce them to our world. We need them. She's telling me something but I need someone to ask me the question. Hurry…we need to go" I said. Apollo looked at Bella and Leah and his face turned pale.
"You two! Don't talk to Rachel at all during the ride. Do not throw up in my car and do not throw up on my sister. Rachel, this is a direct order. Hold her in as best you can. Thalia contact Percy. Tell him to bring Riptide. I feel what she's saying. Damn it has to do with the Styx. Summon Nico immediately as soon as we get on the roof" Apollo said. My eyes turned sickly green and Bella flinched as I pushed her in the car along with Leah.
"I can't, my lord. She's coming out and she has something to say. It hurts…ask the damn question!" I screamed. Thalia got me into the car and she jumped in. Apollo floored the car. We took off in the air and Bella screamed. Her scream mixed with mine and my head began to hurt even more.
"The mortal…Elizabeth started it. She has nothing and everything to do with this. She triggered the questioning of my immortality" I said. Leah shivered at my raspy voice. She would figure it out soon. She took a mythology course.
"Are you guys vampires?" demanded Leah. Thalia snorted loudly.
"Thalia Us, mistress of thunder and daughter of Zeus at your service" Thalia said. Leah freaked out suddenly. She almost fainted. We got on the roof where Percy and Annabeth were. Thalia bolted out the car and summoned her thunderbolt. She stepped into the shadows.
"Nico di Angelo! Come on! It has to do with the Styx!" shouted Thalia. Nico appeared in the shadows and I fell to the ground. And then I turned to Bella and Bella alone. I rose to the ground and my head tilted on its own accord.
"I am the Oracle of Delphi, speaker of the prophecies of Phoebus Apollo, slayer of the mighty Python. Approach, seeker" I said. Bella walked up to me and I pointed at Percy. Riptide grew in his hand.
"What do you need to say so badly that it hurts?" asked Bella.
"The girl of bells is the key. To immortality for the Oracle for eternity. By the killer of Kronos her blood must be shed. Or the sun's heart shall become dead. This is the prophecy of the very sun. And in history it is written and done" I gasped. My eyes stayed the eerie green and I looked coldly at Bella.
"What are you saying?" asked Bella. I didn't answer her directly. I turned to Percy slowly.
"A direct order in the name of River Styx I command you to kill her!"