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Chapter 10: Victorious!
Theseus and I fell to our knees still clutching the trident, the battle was over and Oceanus was no more. I felt like I had been slow roasted and I could tell through our mental link that Theseus was equally impacted. I couldn't believe it, but Theseus and I had a mental link greater than just the ability to communicate underwater. That final battle with Oceanus showed the power of that link. The prophecy was fulfilled and clearly Theseus and I were the twins mentioned in the last line. I know it sounds crazy, but we had destroyed Oceanus and we had a mental link that just had to be related to our twin status.
"Percy that was incredible, I can't believe what happened!" Theseus said.
"I know, lets find our father and get him to Atlantis. I hope he's alright." I said.
We were tired but we made our way to Poseidon, he was still unconscious, but his pulse was strong and he appeared to be in stable condition. We carefully carried him into the city and brought him to the throne room. Sitting on her throne and looking worried was Amphitrite. When she saw us she and ran over and put her arms around Poseidon.
"He's o.k., my lady, he needs rest." Theseus said.
"Theseus is that you, my gods it is!" Amphitrite said.
"Yes, I'm here, it has been a long time" Theseus said.
"I'm so glad your alive, I'm sure your father is happy to see you. Is the war over?" Amphitrite asked.
"Yes, ma'am, Oceanus is dead." I said.
"Percy, I'm sorry I didn't greet you, I was just surprised when I saw Theseus." Amphitrite said apologetically.
"Thats o.k." I said.
"No its not I'm sorry for being so cold to you, I was hurt by Poseidon's relationship with your mother. You have always been a good son to Poseidon and I want to thank you for saving Atlantis." Amphitrite said. With that she kissed me on the cheek and gave me a hug.
"Lets get your father to our infirmary." Amphitrite said.
Theseus and I carried our father and followed Amphitrite to the infirmary. The doctors took our father from us for investigation. Amphitrite went with them. Theseus and I sat outside in a waiting area.
"Percy, so we are the twins in the prophecy." Theseus said.
"We have to be, but how? We have different mothers and we were born over three thousand years apart." I said.
"Well do you have a photo of your mother?" Theseus asked.
"Sure I keep one with me all the time, I know its sentimental, but I have carried it in my pocket through many adventures." I said trying not to blush.
I pulled the picture out of my pocket and handed it to Theseus. He looked at it and I could tell he was surprised by what he saw. Then he did something I didn't expect a tear rolled down his cheek and he handed me the picture.
"Amazing your mother looks exactly like mine. Our mothers must be distant relatives. This could explain how we could be twins, not ordinary but extraordinary ones. Thank the gods, it appears that we share much in common my little brother. That explains how I could communicate with you from the void. Some twins have psychic links and it appears that we share a very strong one." Theseus said.
"I'm glad I found you Theseus, I always felt like a part of me was missing and having you as my brother fills that void." I said trying not to laugh until Theseus burst out laughing himself.
"What are you two laughing at?" Poseidon said from the door to the examination room.
"Father!" Theseus and I yelled at the same time. We rushed to our fathers side to make sure he was alright.
"I'm fine my sons, I couldn't help but overhear, the two of you are the domiscuri or gemini twins, I see." Poseidon said.
"Thats what Oceanus called us, so we are the twins of the prophecy." I said.
"It appears that you are and I'm glad or I and Atlantis would be destroyed right now." Poseidon said joyfully.
"Father, with Oceanus dead it appears that the prophecy was about him and not Triton." Theseus said.
"Yes, my son, I think we should leave to check on your brother." Poseidon said.
"Where is Tyson and the army?" Poseidon asked.
If in answer to his question the doors to the infirmary opened and Tyson ran into the room.
"Daddy, big brothers, Oceanus's army has been completely destroyed!" Tyson said looking and sounding exhausted.
"Tyson, good work my boy, I need you to stay here and protect your step-mother, do you understand." Poseidon said.
"I understand daddy, you can count on me." Tyson said.
"Good, I will be back with Triton before you know it." Poseidon said.
Our father motioned for Theseus and I to follow him. We said a quick goodbye to Tyson and left Atlantis. Rainbow and his friends were waiting for us outside the palace. Father was still to weak to transport us, so the hippocampi gave us a ride back to camp. As the three of us exited the ocean I could see several of my fellow campers running around. When they saw us I could hear them whisper to each other or run off to their cabins to inform their siblings. We walked to the infirmary to check on Triton. As we entered the infirmary we saw Apollo walking down the hall.
"Uncle, cousins the battle went well I presume." Apollo said.
I informed Apollo about what happened, his interest peaked more when I told him about the dioscuri.
"Well thats what the prophecy meant, I tell you these prophecies get more and more complicated as the years go on. Thats why I love them, it reminds me of a poem that I'm working on." Apollo said.
Before he could finish his thought Poseidon said, "Sorry to interrupt nephew but I really want to see my son, how is he? Poseidon said. I was happy that he changed the subject because Apollo's poems can be downright terrible.
"He's doing much better, go through the doors go to the end of the hallway take a left his room is at the end of that corridor. Well I must be off I will inform Zeus and everyone else that the battle is won." Apollo said as he disappeared into golden light.
We walked down the hallway and to the left and entered Triton's room, he was sitting up and looking out the window, he looked much better.
"Father, your alright!" Triton said as my father ran to him and hugged him.
"I'm much better son, now that your doing well." Poseidon said. My father had a large smile, one of the biggest I'd ever seen. Theseus and I ran to our brother to greet him. We told him all about the rescue and the battle. He was very happy when we told him about Oceanus.
"Well I'm glad thats finally over. Percy, please accept my apology." Triton said. I looked at him confused.
"Why do you need to apologize to me?" I asked.
"Your my little brother and I treated you like a rival, like an enemy. I know now that you are a great hero and a good brother. Accept my apology, please." Triton said. I could see the looks from Poseidon and Theseus and then I smiled. I reached over placed a hand on each of Trition's shoulders and looked into his eyes.
"Your apology is accepted. We're family, we can make mistakes, but we should always be willing to move on together." I said. Triton smiled and nodded in agreement.
Just then the door to Triton's room opened and in ran Annabeth, followed closely by Athena and Chiron.
"Seaweed brain your home!" Annabeth yelled as she ran over and tackled me.
"Be careful wise girl, I'm not invulnerable any more." I said trying to act like I was injured.
"Your not hurt you faker!" Annabeth said. I smiled and nodded. "You caught me, I give up." Raising my hands over my head as Annabeth gave me another hug.
I told everyone what happened in the battle and that Oceanus was dead for good. It turns out that Annabeth had figured out that Theseus and I were dioscuri and so they weren't surprised at all when I told them.
Annabeth and I stood in the room, arm in arm, smiling profusely. Then I saw Athena walk to Theseus smiling. I couldn't help but overhear their conversation.
"I'm so glad your back safe." Athena said.
"So am I, I guess I need to figure out what I'm going to do now that the prophecy has been fulfilled." Theseus said. I could see the hopeful expression on his face.
"I've been thinking that you need to see this world, you have been trapped inside the void for three thousand years." Athena said. She was clearly uncomfortable talking to Theseus about the future. I think Theseus saw this as well, he took Athena's hand and held it affectionately and said, "I'm immortal now, I have plenty of time to see everything, but first there is something I need to do." Theseus walked forward and stood only inches away from Athena still holding her hand, he leaned in and kissed her on the lips. It wasn't a long kiss but when they parted Athena and Theseus both had their eyes closed. They opened their eyes at the same time and smiled at each other.
"I have dreamed about doing that for three thousand years." Theseus said.
Athena was still a little stunned she just stared at him smiling. Theseus looked at her and then he said, "Sandals to bird brain, are you there!" That brought Athena out of her daze, I thought she might get mad, but she looked at Theseus and smiled.
"I see you still remember the nicknames." Athena said trying to hide her amusement.
"How could I forget, I'm still wearing the sandals" Theseus said motioning to his feet .
I had never noticed them before but he was wearing old sandals, I mean old. It looked like they had been repaired a thousand times. Only the gods knew how much of the original sandals were left.
Athena, looked at the sandals and then back to Theseus, with a smile on her face. Then she did something I had never heard her do, she laughed.
Triton was the first to break up all the reunions and said, "Father, can I go home now?"
"Sure son lets get you out of here and home to Atlantis." Poseidon said.
"Theseus are you going with us, you are the next in line for the thrown my brother." Triton said.
Theseus looked at both Triton and Poseidon, then he smiled.
"I don't want to be the next in line, I think you should be, I renounce any claim to the thrown of Atlantis. I have faith in you Triton, if the need ever arises and I hope it doesn't you will make a great king of Atlantis." Theseus said. He walked over to Triton and hugged him. "If you ever need me, I will be there for you, got it?" Theseus said.
"I do and thank you." Triton said as he and Poseidon walked out of the infirmary saying goodbye to everyone as they left.
"Well, I have an idea for something you could do Theseus, if your up for it?" Chiron said.
"What's that?" Theseus said.
"Well we do have a sword fighting coach position open." Chiron said.
"You know when I got out of the void, I wanted to go see places, but my experiences training Percy have been incredible. I think I would like to do that for other heroes as well. First, I want to go to Athens, I have a few places I would like to see again." Theseus said.
"I would be happy to go with you, as soon as I have a conversation with a certain sister of mine." Athena said.
"I wouldn't go without you." Theseus said. Clearly amused by what Athena just said.
Annabeth walked over to her mother and Theseus. "Could I go, I always wanted to see Athens?" Annabeth said
Athena was about to say something when Theseus said, "Sure you can as long as a certain little brother of mine can go as well. Chiron consider it a history lesson for these two young heroes."
At that Chiron smiled, "That sounds good, as long as Annabeth's father and Percy's mother are in agreement."
"Thank you, Chiron!" Annabeth and I said at the same time.
Theseus and Athena walked into the other room with Chiron on their heels.
I walked over put my arm around Annabeth and held her close and said, "I missed you terribly during this quest, you know that right?"
"Getting sentimental I see, seaweed brain!." Annabeth said not even trying to hide the amusement in her voice.
I looked into her eyes and kissed her. I have never felt happier or more complete in my life.
"Well, maybe a little." I said
Thank you to everyone that read this story. Your comments have been great! Will there be a sequel to this story?