|In the Realm of the Greek Gods
Author: NeolithicMonarch PM
What happens when fate takes an unnatural role in your live. When you are forced to fight for the right to forge your own destiny. What happens when you are in a realm filled with gods? Naruto is about to find out. Naruto x Percy JacksonRated: Fiction T - English - Naruto U. & Thalia G. - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,180 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 346 - Follows: 434 - Updated: 03-13-10 - Published: 12-26-09 - id: 5614153
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A/N: And Chapter Four! Some people said I implied he was a demi-god, huh, I didn't realize I did. He was able to survive nectar and ambrosia and enter the boundary of camp true, but that is because of his chakra, not because of his blood status. The bodies of demi-gods and ninja are very similar in this story, thus, Chiron and even the gods so far are not able to tell the difference. I'll try to explain better later in the story. But note, Naruto is NOT going to be a demi-god. The ninja world is totally separate from the world he is now in.
I know a lot of you want to see fights, don't worry, this story is going to have plenty, but right now, I really want to focus on some character interactions first. It may seem kinda slow moving, but I want to make this as detailed as possible.
This chapter is shorter than I wanted, but I have another story idea stuck in my head that I need to work on before my brain clears and I can continue working on this.
Chapter 4 : Daughter of the sky
The darkness that surrounded him seemed absolute. Naruto could vaguely make out the silhouette of the trees off in the distance. He was currently laying on his back on the roof of Hermes cabin, staring up at the brilliant full moon overhead.
"You really should be sleep ya know?" a slightly amused voice said from the side of him.
He didn't jump or anything. While fairly silent and stealthy, the black haired, blue eyed girl now in front of him had a long way to go before she could be able to sneak up on him.
"I could say the same thing" Naruto felt himself reply with equal amusement. Thalia was the only one he had really talked to during his first day at camp. All the other kids in the Hermes cabin were far to, well childish to really have any sort of conversation.
"So why are you out here?" Thalia asked, raising an eyebrow and giving him a piercing stare.
Naruto had to suppress a slight shudder of discomfort as he saw those eyes. They were so intense, he could have sworn they glowed a bit as they set upon him. Granted, they had nothing on the eyes of some of the people he had faced in the past, but it still was rather disconcerting.
"I guess its because I like to look at the moon" he said, shifting his eyes away from her and focusing them back on the silvery orb in the sky. "When I was younger, I always felt close to the moon" he said, feeling a bit embarrassed about admitting this little fact. He had never told this to anyone, but something told him to tell her for some reason. "The moon always seemed to alone, just like me."
The amused glint in Thalia's dimmed as she heard these words. The life of a demi-god was a hard one, she was the prime example of that and no body knew this more than she did.
"So then what?" she asked, her voice growing soft. She really didn't mean to pry, but she just couldn't help herself.
"Well" Naruto said, gaining a big, albeit, slightly sad grin. "I finally realized that the moon isn't alone, it has all the stars to keep it company, and every day, the sun comes out to greet it. I used to tell myself that if the moon could find companionship, I should be able to as well. And you know what?" he asked.
"What?" Thalia asked, laying down off to the side of the blond, trying to hide her somewhat moist eyes. 'Damn' she thought, willing her eyes to stop betraying her. 'What the hell am I crying?.' She would never admit it, but the story sounded familiar. She had spent her entire life without any friends. Her mother was a drunk, and she had never even met her father. She had thought she finally gained some friends when she had first met Luke and Annabeth, but she was turned into a tree shortly after. When she was somehow returned to her former state, she had discovered Luke was a traitor and Annabeth wasn't really the little girl she once knew. Children of the big three were destined for violence and death. Their power frightened even the most experienced of half bloods, and monsters attacked them without pause.
"I did" Naruto said, turning to his side to face her. "I found people who accepted me for who I was. They stood by me when I needed them the most. They meant the world to me."
"What happened to them?" Thalia asked, biting her tongue as she noticed the past tense he used when referring to them. She hoped what she suspected didn't happen.
"They died" Naruto said flatly, a grimace gracing his features as he thought about it. "But I'm not sad anymore. I realized, that they would hate me for being sad. They all died for something they believed and I finally understand that they should be honored not mourned. To do so, would be an insult to them." he finished, his grimace smoothing out to a small smile.
Thalia felt herself clench her fists together, this tale described a situation that was something she had both hoped for and dreaded. She had always hoped someone would accept her, and befriend her for who she was, but at the same time, she always dreaded that she would cause their deaths. Hearing someone put pretty much all her hopes and nightmares into words hit her pretty hard.
"Hey Naruto" Thalia spoke up after a few seconds pause, biting the inside of her cheek nervously. "Chiron is letting me go to L.A. this weekend to umm...try to get in contact with my mom. He said I had to take another camper for backup, do you want to come with me?"
Naruto turned to face her and looked at her with a bit of bewilderment. 'This is...random.' he thought, mulling it over. 'From her tone, its obvious her mother is a touchy subject, why would she ask me though, surly she knows some other people. Ah well, it is an opportunity to learn more about this world I guess.' "Ummm...sure" he replied "I would love to."
Thalia beamed at him as she heard this, her smile showing a bit of..relief perhaps? "Great" she said "Normally, I would ask Annabeth, but she's not hear ya know?" she said, rambling on.
"Don't you know anyone else?" Naruto asked, curiously. "It seems like you've been here...well longer than me anyway" he trailed off.
"Ummm" Thalia said, biting her lip and looking down. How did one say they didn't have anyone important to them? Even though she had said otherwise, even asking Annabeth didn't feel like the best idea. 'I mean, we just are different' she thought 'she always saw me as her protector, I-I don't think I could bear her meeting my mother, even if Chiron said I could give her a call and ask her.'
"Never mind" Naruto said quickly, seeing her face. He knew that face very well. Images of him sitting on the swing outside on the shinibi academy, head down and eyes at brink of tears, with parents glaring at him came to mind. "I would love to go with you" he said with a smile. "I'm sure it will be plenty fun"
"Great" Thalia replied with an equal smile, feeling herself give a big yawn as her eyes fluttered in drowsiness.
Naruto couldn't help but give a snicker, a sensation he hadn't felt in a long time. "It seems like someone should go back to sleep" he said, amusement bleeding into his voice.
Thalia reddened slightly, berating her body for betraying her. "Hehe, I guess" she said sheepishly standing up. "Promise me you'll get some sleep too?" she asked, raising an eyebrow at the blond.
Naruto winced as he saw the expectant "look" that everyone women seemed to have. "Fine, fine" he assured her, getting up. "I promise to get some sleep."
"Good" Thalia said with a triumphant smirk as she carefully climbed down the cabin. "'Night Naruto' she said as her head disappeared from view as she climbed down the side of the Hermes cabin.
He winced as her heard those words. They reminded him of one of the hardest moments in his left.
Blood was everywhere, but Naruto could only focus on one being in the darkness of night.
The figure looked about twelve or so, with brown hair and a long, turquoise scarf hanging down from his neck. He face was oddly peaceful, but the rest of his body was a mess. He was missing both arms, and his torso was ripped apart. His intestines were hanging out and an enormous amount of blood pooled underneath him.
"Hey boss" he croaked out, pain lacing every work. "I did a pretty good job didn't I?" he asked with something resembling a smile forming on his face.
Naruto gave the boy a pained look as he tore his eyes away and took a look at the area.
Bodies of those wearing black cloaks with red clouds adorning them were everywhere. There must have been at least forty of them.
"Forty seven" the boy said, noting his superior's mental count. "Not bad for a genin huh?"
"No" Naruto said, tears welling in his eyes as he watched the dying moments of his friend and kneeling beside him. He knew there was noting left that could be done. "You are amazing Konohamaru."
"Naruto" the boy said, his voice sounding fainter. "Do you think grandpa would be proud of me?"
Naruto gave the boy the biggest smile he could muster. "The old man would be really proud, just like I am. You're a hero, Konohamaru."
"A hero huh?" the boy mused, the light dimming from his eyes, darkness overtaking. "I always knew I was awesome. The stars sure look lovey tonight don't they boss"
"Yeah" Naruto replied, "They look untouched by war."
"Naruto" the boy, Konohamaru said, forcing his body to look at the blond. "Goodnight" he said, with one last smile before falling limp, the final life gone from his eyes.
"Goodnight" he whispered, though to whom, he didn't know.
Naruto sighed as he saw her figure go into the head cabin across the courtyard. 'I thought I told myself to never make a promise again' he thought to himself. 'Oh well, at least this is a promise I can keep' he thought as he jumped down from the cabin, carefully opening the door and settling into the spot reserved for him on the floor. 'At least this is one time I won't let someone down.' he thought as he formed a couple hand signs and placed himself under a forced sleep genjutsu.
Naruto had never been one to sleep long, war was a good cause of that. When he had awoken at the crack of down, he has to restrain himself from attacking everyone near him, not use to being around people when he awoke. He really did hate his instincts sometimes.
Since he awoke, he was once again on the roof of the cabin, watching the sun rise and the birds fly throughout the sky.
Catching sight of a familiar head of black hair, Naruto gave a smirk as he bent his knees and catapulted himself over edge of the roof and landed lightly behind the figure.
"Boo" he whispered in her ear with a smirk. Oh how he still loved pranks, even the smallest ones brightened his day.
"Gah!" Thaila screamed, which must have woken everyone on the area up, as she jumped what seemed to be ten feet into the air in surprise.
Naruto couldn't help but let out a roar of laughter as she landed back to the ground in a heap.
"IDIOT" she yelled, blushing in embarrassment as she gave the blond a shov, sending a healthy does of electricity along with it.
Naruto gave a small yelp of surprise as he felt the electricity go into his body. The power was only about that of a low level D-ranked jutsu, but it was a bit of a surprise.
"Weird' he thought to himself, mentally raising his eyebrows. 'Normally if someone did that I would be moving to attack them...don't tell me I'm going soft.' There was a lesson Kakashi had taught him that he took to head, a relaxed ninja is a dead ninja.
"Hehe, sorry" he said, looking amused, not caring about the glare the black haired girl was giving him.
The last few days at Camp Half Blood had been a bit...awkward for him. Granted, he didn't have another outburst which was good and he was looked at in admiration because he was easily able to excel in all area of camp activities. That really wasn't a surprise though. As a ninja, he knew how to handle swords, and run faster than everyone at camp. Of course, with his physical fitness level and hand eye coordination, other tasks like rock climbing and archery were simple. It was a rather nice place, but it still was a prison to him and nothing would change that. The only thing that kept him from going on a killing spree was the fact that he was going to be able to leave soon with Thalia. Speaking of the girl, he had gotten to know her a bit better over the last couple of days.
She had a rather interesting history, that's for sure. Being turned into a pine tree wasn't what Naruto could consider parental concern, but he guessed it was better than dying...barley.
"I'll figure out how you keep sneaking up on me sooner or later" Thalia growled out.
"Sure, sure" Naruto said cheerfully. "Give be a call in a couple hundred years and we'll see where you are." he said cheekily.
Thalia just huffed in annoyance and settled to glare at the blond. With all their interaction over the last few days she had yet to win an argument. It annoyed her to no end.
"Are you ready to go?" she asked, nervously all form of annoyance at the blond gone. She was filled with apprehension, it had been a LONG time since she last saw her drunk for a mother.
"Yup" Naruto said with a nod. "How are we getting there?" he asked curiously. As soon as he was able, he snuk into the camp store and researched as much as he good about this world he found himself in. One of the first things he discovered was that California was a ways away...a LONG way away.
"Argus is taking us to the airport" Thaia said, giving a shudder as she thought about flying. "We'll then take a plane to LAX and take our search from there."
"I see" Naruto said frowning a bit. He had read a bit about these "airplanes" and he was a bit creeped out. It was a totally foreign machine than what he was used to.
"Come on" Thalia said, grabbing his arm and dragging him towards the "big house" as it was called.
"Okay, okay" Naruto said with a laugh as he fell into step with the girl. "Hold your horses already."
As they approached the van parked near the big house Naruto caught sight of the security guard that seemed to half twenty eyes on his head.
"Hey Argus" Thalia said with a wave as she opened a door and shoved Naruto through before she herself entered. "Lets go."
Naruto could just give a sign...'Where does she get all her energy from' he asked himself. Little did he know, the girl beside him was farm more apprehensive than excited.
Three hours later and we find both Thalia and Naruto gripping the sides of their seat on the plane so hard their hands were white. They both had stiffened backs and both struggled to to give out a shriek of horror (In Thalia's case) or surprise (In Naruto's). The plane took off in to the air, and the daughter of the sky, and hokage of the leaf headed to LA...home of all monsters. Its a pity neither thought it out better.
Well...there ya go. Like I said, its shorter than I wanted, but I have another story idea stuck in my head and I can't focus on this the greatest. How was this chapter? I'm trying to explain a bit more about Thalia's character hopefully I did a decent job. The next "arc" should be interesting. Naruto and Thalia will be in LA, home of the underworld. With her being a daughter of the big three, and Naruto being a high class ninja, they're sure to attract the attention of some monsters.