No Turning Back.
I stumbled and fell face first onto the ground. I didn't dare to move, whatever was stalking me had the upper hand. I was weaponless, exhausted and wounded. I slowly raised my head to look at the Cyclopes in the eye.
"So, are you going to kill me or what?" I sneered. He cocked his head to the side, his one eye staring right at me.
"I just don't understand." He said bluntly. "You're the hero of Olympus, and the people you saved want you dead. Even your own father…"
"Long story short. They think I killed someone "very important"." I scowled. I didn't try to sound so bitter, but I was so sure they would believe me. After everything I've done for them, one single misunderstanding and I'm casted out.
"Then, I apologize." The Cyclopes muttered. I was about to ask what he was sorry for when he raised my sword. Yeah, it was Poseidon's idea. Apparently, I should get killed by the same sword I used to kill the innocent new camper. I closed my eyes, and sent a silent 'thank you' to the Gods and campers who did believe me.
I laid there, closed eyes. I waited for something to happen, Nothing. I counted to ten and I didn't feel anything. Was I dead already?
I opened my eyes and noticed I was at the same spot. Did the Cyclopes run away? I sat upright, holding my throbbing head. The Cyclopes was nowhere to be seen, but in his place stood a woman.
She was beautiful, more so than any goddess I've seen. She radiated so much power I had to turn away. I felt her come forward, and she placed a hand on my shoulder, right where a dracaena bit me. I screamed in pain, before biting my lip. I realize that the pain started to subside, the same for my other wounds.
"Who are you?" I asked her. "You're not a goddess, no one would be brave enough to help me and go against Zeus." I mumbled. She didn't move from her spot, but she used her hand to move my head so I could look her in the eye. Her eyes were filled with concern, just like my Mom's.
I didn't know what caused it; I've been alone these past three months. Weaponless, running and running from monsters and memories. Friends who left me, Family members who died, Love ones who betrayed me. I wrapped my arms around her, and I burst into tears. She slowly rubbed my back and whispered that it was going to be alright, the same Mom used to do.
Part of me knew this could be a trap, but her soothing words calmed enough to know this Lady meant well.
"I am Chaos…" She whispered. "And I want to give you a family."
"I don't understand…" She smiled at my confusion.
"I've been was watching you for a long time now. I want you to be the commander of my new army. I want you to become my daughter. What part don't you understand?"
"The part where you want me to be your daughter. 'Cause last time I checked, I am a male." I didn't scream, but I was freaking out. Yeah, being commander of a badass army would be cool. And being the child of the creator of the universe would be awesome. But like I said, I wasn't planning on turning to a female.
"That's a minor problem." She shrugged as I gave her a face.
"I don't want to be a girl!" I shrieked. Lady Chaos laughed at me as I tried repeating the sentence in a lower tune.
"You want to get away from this place. A new life, Yes?" I nodded. "But, you can never let it go without changing. It's either, you try to act like a totally different person or turn into a girl. When you become a female, you will remember but it won't hurt much. Because you're not Percy Jackson anymore-"
"But, acting like a different person is just the same. Only difference is I don't need to change my freaking gender.!" I clamped a hand over my mouth for shouting. I couldn't help it; this lady's logic was messed up. Not entirely in a bad way…
"But you would know deep down, you're still Percy Jackson." She stared at me, maybe hoping for me to get it. I didn't.
"Isn't it the same for being girl me?" I asked. Lady Chaos sighed as I smiled sheepishly at her.
"If you become a girl, you can stay true to yourself because it would feel like you were born into another life. You'll be a different person, with the memories of old Percy Jackson. It's very different than the other choice, where you still have a choice to turn back. This, you cannot turn back." She looked at me hopefully. "You'll be Atlanta with Percy's memories."
I didn't fully understood what she said. But I got the idea. I opened my mouth to speak, but a thought passed over my mind.
"Why Atlanta? It's such a boring name."
AN/ Female Percy Name..? Pairings? Suggestions are welcome.
There'll be longer chapters, girl scout's honor. _ Kidding, I'm not a girl scout.
I created a poll for you guys to decide the pairing. Female Percy x ?