spoiler: book five
summary:"Family, Luke. You promised." Something inside Luke broke that day, and he thinks it was him.
cross posted at: cabinthree and my livejournal
"Lunch, Luke?" She smiled, and for one second, she looked like his mom. But then you put on your backpack and blink. The backpack is heavy, filled with clothes and food and blankets. Your schoolbooks sit discarded on your desk, and you doubt she'll ever notice. "No thanks, mom. I'll have lunch at school today." And you escape into Saturday's sun, running away.
The bread is wholesome, filling and gone too soon. You gobble it down and savor it. Food is hard to come by. Please, Dad, you pray. Come find me..
He never does.
Lighting flashes, and you stumble in the dark. "He - hello?" The dark eats up your words, and you consider turning back. But then a voice moans in response, and you rush forward.
"Thalia? What a weird name.." She glares but stays silent as you apply the ointment onto her cuts and scrapes. "Well," you say, standing up, "guess this means we're family."
The monster roars, and you slice it's tail while Thalia jumps onto his paws. At the same time, you both stab it and it disappears in a shower of black. And when she looks at you, no matter what you said a week ago about being family, it's true for the first time.
"They don't know, Luke." Thalia rolls her eyes again as she sit, feet playing in the river. "They can't knowingly do this." You scoff, and it's the first real fight you have. You sleep angry that night, for the first time in a while.
Neither of you swallows your pride to apologize, so when you find Annabeth, you hand her one of Thalia's knifes without thinking. It all goes down hill from there.
Annabeth is sleeping and you talk to her after a long time. "Nice night, huh?" She rolls her eyes, and you keep on staring.
"Luke, I know. But ..." and she walks away. Like you did.
Grover's bleeding and limping up the hill, and Annabeth is crying on your back while Thalia's hand is in yours, she stops and you yell and Grovers too far up ahead and she has that look in her eyes, that one and you're screaming and she shoves you, yells at you to run, and while you're screaming she's running down and that - that thing strikes and she's falling, falling and you never even got to say goodbye or sorry and from out of the sky, lighting stikes where she's standing and she's gone, gone, a tree, and your. family. breaks.
know it's been a long time since i've posted but i've shifted over to livejournal, mostly. i'm posting all my fics (about 5/6) of them that i posted onto LJ back onto .
also, if you need a good site to know information about PJ, or the upcoming movie, check out my co-ownered site cabinthree (dot) livejournal (dot) com. it's run by me and humaax3 (you might know her from her twilight fanfics)