|Daughter of the God of Tides
Author: FebruaryBabes02 PM
What if, when the Gods decided to grant Percy immortality, he said yes? This is the story of Astraea Jackson, a child who doesn't know who her parents are or what she is. This is the story of Percabeth finding eachother again after 12 years. Prologue up!Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Percy J. & Annabeth C. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,752 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 09-23-12 - Published: 08-26-11 - id: 7326843
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A/N: Hey Guys. It's been a while, huh? THis chapter is very short. But I'm hoping you will overlook that! I would like to thank everybody who reviewed chapter 3! I can't go through and put up every name this time, but rest assured I shall do it for chapter 4! I will not be updating on a routine basis, but rather as I go to take some pressure off. Please forgive any minor errors in this chapter, it hasn't been beta-ed. if someone would like to volunteer for the job I'll be eternally grateful! I have 44 people on alerts, so how about 44 reviews *wink*? But honestly, inspiration is soooo important now, I cannot stress how much! If you would like something else to read *shameless plugin* please check out my stories on FictionPress and WattPad (under the same penname). And please follow on Twitter for updates on how I'm going and links to pics. I'll follow back, I swear. FebBabes02. (I don't know if that'll show up so here it is with spaces in between - FebBabes 02)
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By the time Pete arrived I was sitting down quite comfortably, mostly over the shock that my best friend was half donkey – I mean goat.
Him being half animal didn't stop me laughing hysterically at the way he acted around the Hunters. He was fawning all over them, I wouldn't be surprised if he got down on one knee, apart from the whole 'no boys for eternity' thing on the Hunter's part. I could tell that even though he was a satyr, not just a mortal male or demigod male his presence was already annoying the Hunters.
His arrival had been the funniest thing I had seen in a long while – no, scratch that, the Hunters who had been sent to get him, their expressions were the funniest thing.
"Are you sure you don't need any help at all?" Pete had practically begged. "These musclier legs aren't just for show."
The redhead's – Lily's – expression was priceless. Crossed between exasperation and violence, she looked like she was itching to strangle Pete.
"Satyr!" she snapped. "We are perfectly capable!"
Pete's face fell slightly, and he quickly backtracked.
"Yeah! I know that," he assured her, his face beginning to take on the qualities of an annoying puppy. "It's just good manners to offer a lady help!"
"Yeah," muttered Marlene under her breath, casting a sidelong glance at Lily. She seemed to be trying to stay out of it – or maybe she just didn't want Lily's rage inflicted upon her. I wasn't quite sure. "Maybe the first time it was…"
"Do I look like I am helpless?" snapped Lily, her face beginning to flush a deep red – and not because she was embarrassed or shy. To prevent any unfortunate and avoidable deaths, Thalia quickly intervened.
"You're back," she said cheerfully. "No trouble?"
"None at all, Ma'am," said Pete, his face full of awe. "It was fantastic!"
Thalia's face twitched slightly, as if she was going to smile, and it dawned on me that Thalia seemed very different from the rest of the Hunters.
Pete had calmed down slightly since then, but not by much. The Hunter's had finished setting up their campsite immediately, and had settled into smaller groups of twos and threes, laughing and giggling. I noticed Thalia didn't seem to join them, and I sat down next to her.
She didn't look up at me, but she spoke anyway.
"A lot to take in, huh?"
I nodded my head, before realising she wasn't watching.
"Yeah." There wasn't really anything else to say, so we sat in silence for a while, her silver circlet glowing slightly.
It was about an hour later that I spoke.
"About the whole 'Greek god' thing… what exactly did you mean by me being three quarters god?"
Thalia turned to look at me, her blue eyes unblinking and fixed upon mine.
"Remember how I told you about demi-gods?"
"Yeah," I affirmed.
"Well, you're not exactly a demi-god," she began. I recalled her mentioning that before, but I hadn't really been paying that much attention – I had been too overwhelmed by everything else.
"Well you're… different," started Thalia. "I mean, you're not half god, because your mother was a demi-god, and your father was a god when you were… conceived."
She pulled a slightly disgusted face – an expression that I was fairly sure matched my own. I didn't want to think about my parents doing any act resulting in creation of me, and I could tell Thalia felt the same.
Thalia shook her head slightly, and went on.
"So, you're not just a demi-god, but a three quarter god, so you're very powerful… what I don't understand is why more monsters haven't hunted you out."
I wasn't quite sure what she meant about the monsters, but I was now pretty curious about my father. I mean, who wouldn't be? I'd found out the guy was a god today.
"You said my father was offered immortality…"
I made the statement into a question.
"Yes," answered Thalia slowly, her expression closed.
I decided to push just a little further.
"He… saved the world," said Thalia quietly.
"Whoa… that is so cool!" I said. I was sure my eyes must be as wide as saucers. "How?"
"I don't really want to talk about it!" snapped Thalia. I immediately felt guilty.
"I'm sorry," I said quickly. "It's just-"
"I know," said Thalia cutting me off, her tone apologetic. "And I'm sorry. I shouldn't have snapped. I can't talk about it. You can ask someone at camp."
My eyes strayed to Pete sitting by the fire quietly.
"Does Pete know?" I asked her.
"Maybe," she replied. "Probably. But I doubt he knows the full story. It'd be better to ask someone else."
Thalia was probably right. We sat and stared in silence again, until I broke it. This time, with questions about her.
"What's it like being a Huntress?" I asked, genuinely curious.
"It's great!" replied Thalia, her eyes bright and happy. "I love it. We get to travel a lot, see the world, and hunt monsters. I can't imagine not being a Huntress…"
"So how come Artemis isn't with you?" I enquired. "I got the impression she usually hunts with you."
"Oh she does," Thalia assured me. "She had a meeting to attend on Olympus."
"Sounds fun…" I replied, sarcasm evident in every syllable.
"Very enjoyable," agreed Thalia, her voice containing just as much sarcasm as mine.
She threw a glance my way, and I couldn't help myself. Giggles welled up in me and overflowed until we were both giggling like crazy. It was nice. I felt like a normal 12 year old girl. You know, apart from all the godly parents and monsters and half animal best friends. Completely normal.
When the giggles finally subsided, Thalia stood up, offering me a hand and pulling me up as well.
"Come on," she said. "We've got a bit to travel tomorrow."
We woke early the next morning. Pete was noticeably bleary-eyed and stumbled about quite a bit like a drunk. Eventually I'd had enough (as had many others) and we sat him down out of the way to snore quietly while we packed up the campsite. I didn't know what to do, so I just followed instructions, helping out as much as I could.
When everything had been packed up, ready to leave, Thalia stood at the front of the group.
"We'll be making our way to Camp Half-Blood today," she started. She had to pause there for a while, as there were many loud groans and protests from her sisters. "We were due for a visit anyway," she reminded them. "We'll just have to make sure we cream them at Capture the Flag."
There were a few 'Don't we always?' from the girls, but Thalia wasn't done yet.
"I want to get Astraea there fast," Thalia added. "That's why Phoebe, Lily, Marlene and Astraea will be taking a taxi while the rest of us will journey on foot as we're not too far away."
"What about the satyr?" asked Lily, her eyes narrowed.
"I'd forgotten about him," muttered Thalia.
Sensing, I'm guessing, the murder in Lily's eyes, Thalia quickly said,
"The satyr will journey with the rest of us."
Lily looked relieved. I was slightly upset. I would've like my best friend to come with me, but with Lily around maybe it wasn't in his best interests.
Marlene turned to me.
"Shall we go?" she asked.
"Yeah," I nodded my head. "Let's go."