Why Me?

By DamHotDog

A Percy Jackson and Trollhunters crossover

Time period: Just after Nomura is taken away, just before Toby and Claire come to save Jim.

Recap: Jim realizes that the lone figure is Perseus Jackson, a fabled hero. Nomura thinks all hope is lost.

Chapter 3

He never stirred.

Not once.

In the three days the battered hero was there, he hadn't roused in the slightest. Jim concluded it to be his injuries.

The young hero, of approximately 18 in age, had cuts, bruises, and burns all over. His breathing reduced to labored, ragged, gasps of air.

Jim felt lonely. Nomura had been taken a little while ago and even though there was another presence in the room, his unconsciousness left Jim feeling more lonely that before Nomura was firstly brought in.

Jim kept watch over the hero, attended to him with the best of his abilities. But Jim was a fighter, a seasoned warrior, not a doctor. Doctoring and medicare things was his mother's job and Jim had next to no experience in this kind of situation.

Jim was throwing rocks at the wall, contemplating the recent events and his current situation when a gnome brought him a new rock to throw.

"Oh, thank you," he thanked the gnome. Just as he was about to throw the rock, Jim's eyes widened and looked down at the gnome.

"CHOMPSKY?!" he exclaimed and fell backwards in surprise. The gnome chattered excitedly.

"How? How did you get here? How did you find me?" Jim asked as Chompsky scampered away through the crystal bars of Jim's cell. Jim poked his head through, trying to watch were Chompsky went. He heard two familiar voices talking faintly.

"Toby? Claire?" he called. "Up here! I'm up in here!" Chompsky even started jumping up and down for effect. Jim heard a voice that nearly made him cry from joy.

"Jimbo? Oh, my gosh! Oh, my gosh, Jimbo! You're not dead! You're not dead!" screamed one Toby Domzalski as he and Claire ran into view. Toby ran up to Jim and did a kind of "bro-hug" with Jim. Well, as best as he could through crystal bars. Jim had moved Percy to the back of the cell for reasons that even Jim himself didn't know, but either way, Toby couldn't see him. Neither could Claire. At this point, Jim was too happy to care, completely forgetting about the unconscious boy in the cell behind him.

"it's you! It's you, Tobes! It's really you!"

"Jimbo, I'm so glad you're okay! You are okay, right? Are you? Are you okay? You okay?" Toby asked while rubbing and pinching Jim's face as if trying to make sure that he was there.

"Tobes, I'm- I'm fine. I've been better, yeah, but I'm keeping in crispy! I got your message!"

"Keep it cris-pay. Heh. I told you he'd get it, Claire." Toby moved aside and Claire walked into view.

"Claire," Jim said, a little dreamily.

"Hey... you."

"Hey." It was a kind of awkward moment. They did a sort-of embrace.

"I... I can't believe you guys made it," Jim said. Claire laughed.

"Wouldn't have missed it for the world."

"How did you-" Toby interrupted him.

"Oh, it's a long story. But I'm glad you asked." Claire continued.

"First we had to get the bridge from the bottom of the ocean" Toby then intervened.

"And we brought Aaarrrgghh! back to life, and he merged with Ghost Kanjigar!"

"Wait, what? Aaarrrgghh!'s alive?" Jim asked, thoroughly surprised.

"Probably should catch you up later. We gotta get you outta here," responded Claire.

"Okay, Tobes, hurry up and use your war hammer to bust me outta here," Jim quickly said as Claire and Toby took a few steps back. Toby looked nervous.

"But, um... But we don't have our weapons," he stuttered. Claire looked around and saw a keyhole. An idea popped up in her mind.

"Wait a minute. Kanjigar said I needed this thing for a key moment. This is a key!" she exclaimed while taking out the key that Kanjigar had given her before they entered the Darklands.

Claire inserted the key and tried to turn it, grunting as it wouldn't budge.

"I..." she started. Chompsky, who was keeping watch, heard a Gumm-Gumm coming their way and shrieked.

"Come on, come on, come on!" said Toby as he tries to help Claire turn the key. Chompsky ran up to them and chattered quickly, pointing to the direction that the Gumm-Gumm seemed to be coming from, based off of the amount of sound that was being omitted.

"Hurry, hurry, hurry! They're coming for him, guys!" Toby whisper-screamed.

"Gotta get outta here!" Jim told Claire and Toby.

"I'm not leaving you!" Claire responded. But she was pulled away as Toby said,

"Come on, we gotta hide!" Together, they ran into the next cell, crystal bars closing their entrance behind them. A different voice was heard.

"Your time has come at last, fleshbag." It was the voice of Blinky's brother, Dictatious. The crystal bars receded from Jim's cell. Jim backed up and trying to gain time he said,

"Uh, guys, I don't know. My stomach is feeling kinda off. You think maybe you could come back and-" the sound of a fist hitting metal and Jim coughing reached Toby and Claire's ears as they winced.

"How does your stomach feel now?" asked Dictatious.

"No! Let go of me! Wait! Stop!" begged Jim as he was taken away by force, Dictatious leading the way. He had completely disregarded the other in the cell.

"We're committing to this," Claire said.

"Yeah, I'm committing." responded Toby as he wiped his nose. Toby looked down at Chompsky.

"Mm, come on!" said Chompsky, jumping up and down in an offensive pose for effect.

"Toby, don't hold back, "reminded Claire.

"I'm not holding back. On three..."

""One, two, three!"" and. together, they ran at the crystal bars in an attempt to break them. A zap of energy pushed them back. Toby grunted.

"I really thought we had it this time."

"I don't think this door's gonna open," Claire told him. She looked back to find Chompsky chattering, waving his arms, standing beyond the crystal bars.

"Kanjigar said we needed Chompsky to be our guide and more. You don't think..." Claire and Toby shared a look.

Claire picked up Chompsky and put him up to the key hole. Chompsky sniffed it and admittedly refused.

"You'll forgive me if this works," Claire reassured and pushed Chompsky into the hole. Chompsky started chittering and soon, the crystals retracted.

"How would Kanjigar know that?" asked Toby.

"Who cares! Let's get Jim," responded Claire.

"Chompsky, go find Blinky and Aaarrrgghh!" Chompsky chittered and zoomed away. But in the next second, he reappeared.

"Chompsky? What are you doing?" asked Toby. Chompsky ran over to Jim's cell. Claire and Toby followed.

"What's wrong, Chompsky? Nobody's here. They took Jim," Toby asked, confused.

"Well, if Chompsky thought something's wrong in this cell, we'd better look around," responded Claire, using logic. The trio entered the cell and as they neared the back, Toby heard a sound that sounded like ragged breathing. Toby jumped.

"What's that?" he asked, clinging onto the wall as if it was the difference between life and death. Claire looked around but saw nothing. As she advanced forward, her foot hit something on the ground. She jumped backwards in shock. She motioned for Toby to come over.

"What...?" asked Toby. Claire didn't respond and instead, studied the figure before her as she knelt down next to it.

"Toby, look. It's a boy. Look at him, he's been beaten!" And it was true. It did look as if the boy was beaten. As Toby knelt down next to her, he asked,

"Who do you think he is?"

"I don't know, Tobes. What I want to know is why he was sharing a cell with Jim."