A Dying Romance
8/4/15 – A/N: Hey everyone. A lot of people have brought to my attention of a few errors in the story that I somehow missed and didn't fix. I'm going to go through the chapters and fix them. Also, people have been getting on my case about the cancer business of how I may have it wrong. So I'm gonna change that to. Hopefully I won't have to make too many changes and that they make better sense here. Also, since I've been thinking about going into writing for my career, I've decided to try to entitle the chapters. I hope the titles end up representing the chapters, because I don't have too many ideas for them.
This new fanfiction is called 'A Dying Romance'. This was a fanfiction originally started by Shadow Gumball of Death. And before anyone gets on my case about it, no, I'm not stealing his story. You see, the story wasn't coming to him like how he wanted. He sent me a PM, saying how he likes my fanfictions, and was wondering if he could have some help with 'A Dying Romance'. He said he wanted me to make it for him. He'll be throwing some opinions and ideas ever once in a while. If you don't believe me; ask him, he'll tell you on how I'm not lying.
But enough of that. Now, onto the new fanfiction. I present to you 'A Dying Romance'.
"So you're saying that I truly lost my mom?" I asked Chiron.
My mom and I were recently attacked by a Minotaur. That thing nearly killed me too, and it would've, if Chiron didn't come over and killed it. I was happy that he saved me, but not happy that I wasn't able to save my mom. She was the only family I had, and now she's gone.
"Yes Percy, I'm afraid so." Chiron said.
There was no way for me to hide the tears that I was now shedding. I lost my mother. As if my life wasn't terrible enough. Going to my home wasn't an option since Gabe would just make everything ten times worse. He's what you could call an insecure, overbearing, psychopathic, dictatorial, egomaniacal, frigid, lunatic, asshole (Sorry if I'm overdoing it here, I'm trying to describe Gabe as the worst human being ever).
Just as Chiron was trying to ease me of my pain and sorrow, we heard a horn in the distance. "What's going on Chiron?" I asked.
"That was the horn of the hunters of Artemis. I believe you know their story, am I right?" Chiron asked.
"Yeah, they're women whose lives were greatly damaged by men, and for that, they live as long as they can, never to fall in love again. They also hate men with every fiber of their existence." I explained.
I've always been in Greek mythology. It always fascinated me how people back then worshiped many gods back then. Greeks back then were very extensive about whom they worshiped, and I always thought it incredible of them to do so.
"Exactly, and that's why when they see you, you'll need to be on your best behavior." Chiron said.
"No problem. After all, I really don't want to be on the bad side of women who would kill me in the blink of an eye." I said.
Just as I said that, a woman and a group of girls came out of nowhere and surrounded us. Chiron was perfectly okay, but I felt like I was gonna shit my pants. I tried to hide it, but I don't think I was doing a good job at it. Just looking at them scared me like hell. The woman walked up to Chiron and bowed to him as he was bowing back. I followed his example and bowed as well. I can tell that she was without a doubt Lady Artemis. She looked a lot better in person than how she does in her pictures.
"Chiron, it's great to see you again." Lady Artemis said.
"A pleasure is to see you again as well Lady Artemis. What brings you and your hunters here to Camp Half-Blood?" Chiron asked.
"My hunters are in need of a safe place to rest for a while. We've been having some unfortunate turns of events, and we need to rest and regain our strength here." She explained.
"Very well." Chiron simply said.
That's when Lady Artemis moved her gaze from him to me. She seemed to have instant hate for me, not that I would actually expect anything else from her. I mean after all, if you think about it, she's practically the goddess of female sexists.
"Who's the boy?" She asked with disgust. Was it just me, or were all eyes on me right now? I think I'm gonna be sick. All eyes are definitely on me and . . . oh god, I really am gonna be sick right now. Why now, out of all times, why in front of the hunters of Artemis.
"This is Percy Jackson. He's a new camper and he . . ." That's as far as he got. He was interrupted by the sound of me throwing up. There is now blood coming out of my mouth. Yeah, it's blood that's coming out of my mouth right now.
"Percy my boy, what's wrong?" Chiron asked me in worry.
"I'm fine, it's nothing really." I said, trying to avoid telling him what's really wrong with me.
"Puking blood isn't nothing. Now what's wrong?" Lady Artemis asked. She actually didn't sound as icy as she looked. All her hunters were staring at me questionably. Might as well tell, there's no way I'll be able to lie my way out of this.
"I have cancer, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma disease to be more exact. It's a cancer that originates in your lymphatic system, the disease-fighting network spread throughout your body. In non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, tumors develop from lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. It's a blood cancer that can begin anywhere in your body. You can get it at any age, but it's a cancer that's more common for guys to have, girls don't have too many chances of ever getting it." I started but had to paused because I started to tumble to my knees and felt like my chest was about to explode.
"Percy!" Chiron exclaimed bringing me back and holding me steady.
"Symptoms to this cancer include night sweats, fever and chills that come and go, itching, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, underarms, groin, or other areas, weight loss, coughing or shortness of breath if the cancer affects the thymus gland or lymph nodes in the chest, putting pressure on the windpipe (trachea) or other airways, abdominal pain or swelling, leading to loss of appetite, constipation, nausea, and vomiting, headache, concentration problems, personality changes, or seizures if the cancer affects the brain." I said as clearly as I could which wasn't too much.
"And also loss of blood?" Artemis asked.
"That really depends on how much the cancer spreads through the body and how fast as well as what grade the cancer is and where it spreads to. In my case, since I also have a metastasis, which is what makes the cancer spread a lot faster, spread it to any other part of my body it wants, and attacks all cells in my body that try to keep my immune system going, yeah, it includes losing my blood." I explained while having hard time breathing.
"How long?" Chiron asked with so much sorrow and pity.
"Who knows? It could be a little less than a year, it could be half a year, and it could be less than a year. Either way, it never gets any easy to deal with." I said knowing he was referring to how long I have to live. Now I'm getting looks of pity from the hunters and Lady Artemis.
"I'm sorry to hear that Percy Jackson." Lady Artemis said sincere.
"Don't be. I'm already ready for death to take me. It's not like I have any reason to continue on living anyways." I said not meeting anyone's faces.
"How can you say such a thing about yourself?" Artemis asked shocked. I guess she's never heard a man say something like that to himself.
"I just lost my mother, the only person that ever truly cared about me. What does anyone have to lose when I die? No one ever really cares for a disgrace of life like me, especially Gabe." I said.
"Who's Gabe?" Lady Artemis asked.
"My step-father, the man that always try to kill me every chance he gets." I said. I didn't really want to talk about Gabe. He always made life harder than what it already had to be.
"Come here." Artemis said.
I didn't know what she was up to, but disobeying her wasn't gonna be a good idea, so I went to her. She placed her hand on my head as she told me to close my eyes. I did and she said something in what I assume is ancient Greek.
"What's going on?" I asked.
"She and her hunters are searching through your past Percy." Chiron said. (Think of it like how Griffin showed J's father visions that he needed to see for J and K to complete their mission in Men In Black 3)
Searching through my past? Oh, I didn't really like the sound of that. The only person who ever knew about my terrible experience with Gabe as well as a girl that rained hell on my life was my mother. I never told anyone else. So them looking through my past to see what I was referring to didn't exactly feel good to me. It even made me feel a bit nauseous. When she took her hand off of my head, I assumed that was a sign that I was allowed to open my eyes now. I opened my eyes to see everyone looking at me with so much pity and sorrow. Well, at least that's what I thought I saw. I honestly couldn't tell for sure, my vision was starting to go blurry on me.
"Lady Artemis, permission to murder?" One of her hunters asked who I'm guessing is one of Artemis' top rankers.
"Permission granted." She said.
Then she walked up to me. I was afraid she was gonna turn me into ferret or a pig or a jackelope or something. I wasn't afraid of dying, but she was taking my definition of fear to a pretty high level. But what she did was something that shocked me beyond belief. She wrapped her arms around me and brought me into a hug. I couldn't help but blush. Her skin was creamy colored and warm. I didn't really know what this was supposed to mean, but I just decided to wrap my arms around her to.
"Percy, if you ever need someone to talk to, I'll be around for you. My hunters will help you as well if you need them too." She said.
All I did was nod my head. My original intention was to say that I don't anything from anyone, but by the way Artemis said that, it sounded a lot like how my mom would sound to try to comfort me. I could also easily tell that she was dead serious and that she wasn't gonna take no for an answer. She kept hugging me. I guess since she saw everything in my past, she thought that I was no different from her hunters, even if I'm a boy and not a girl like them.
"Percy, why don't you go to the big house and get some rest. You've had a rough day." Chiron suggested.
Again, all I did was nod. I didn't really feel like saying any words right now. I don't I could even say much anyways right now considering how exhausted I felt. I unwrapped my arms from Artemis and she did the same to me. Then I went off to the big house, feeling my sickness swelling up in me. I also felt everyone's stares on me.
-15 minutes later-
I was making way to the big house as fast as I could before I lost consciousness when a girl came in front of me out of nowhere. She didn't look like a huntress like all the other girls I recently saw, but she was definitely not someone to mess with. She looked like a female wrestler. Definitely not someone I want to piss off.
"What are you doing here?" She asked me.
"I'm heading to the big house." I said.
"Why?" She asked.
"I'm sick. Um, what's your name?" I asked, trying to change the subject.
"I'm Clarisse, daughter of Ares, the Olympian god of war." She said.
"My name is Percy Jackson. I can't tell you which god I'm the son of because I have no idea." I explained to her.
She had a pretty serious face on her when she first came in front of me. But now, it looks like that seriousness is starting to be replaced with gentleness. "You said you're sick right?" She asked.
"Yeah and I . . ." That's all I was able to say because I felt a sudden strong urge to lose consciousness.
'Damn it.' I roughly thought to myself.
There's chapter 1 for you. It's basically everything Shadow Gumball of Death left off at. Shadow Gumball of Death, I hope this is a good start for you. I'll await you review or PM, whatever you send me first. The story will work as he originally planned. Percy will be having some sort of relationship with Clarisse, Artemis, and Zoe. There might be some sexual parts in this, I don't know yet. All depends how the story goes and where I decide to lead off to. Anyways, again, I'm not stealing, I'm adopting. I hope you like it. I'll have the next update as soon as I can.
P.S. Keep your eyes open for the other two Percy Jacksons fanfictions I'm going to start soon: Clash of the Immortals and Love The Goddesses.
P.S.2. If you're interested, I'll also start some Danny Phantom fanfictions sometime.
P.S.3. I recently updated for my fanfiction Sometimes, Popularity and Popularity Don't Belong Together. So if you haven't yet, check that out. Also, just in case you're waiting, I'll have a new chapter for The Joys of Memory Loss as soon as possible.
Hope you guys have great eagerness for my upcoming updates, and I'll see you all later.