No Camp This Summer

Susan M. M.

seaQuest DSV/Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Author's Note: Standard fanfic disclaimer that wouldn't last ten seconds in a court of law: these aren't my characters, I'm just borrowing them for, um, typing practice. That's it, typing practice. I'll return them to their actual owners (relatively) undamaged. This is an amateur work of fiction; no profit beyond pleasure was derived from the writing. This story is debuting as 'netfic, and has not been previously published in any fanzine.

Camp Half-Blood/Attn. Activities Director/Half-Blood Hill, Farm Road 3.141/Long Island, New York 11954

May 24, 2018 CE

Dear Chiron,

I've got bad news. I won't be coming to camp this summer. My father thinks I need to learn discipline. Ha! What does he think you teach at camp? As for my stepmother, she's never been comfortable with the whole half-blood thing.

I'm going to be spending the next few months on a submarine. Its name is seaQuest, and apparently it's pretty neat, if you like underwater tin cans. Quick question: are Mom and Lord Poseidon still getting along okay? I know they calmed down after my sister Annabeth and Coach Jackson got married, but I'm a little nervous about intruding in His territory when I'm Her son.

Tell Coach Jackson I'm really sorry to be missing his swordsmanship lessons. I know I won't get a chance to practice on board a sub. Yes, I will try to stay in shape. Apparently the sub has a gym. It won't be the same as being at camp, though. No riding the pegasi, no rowing, no running with the nymphs, no archery, no climbing wall, no volleyball, no Capture the Flag.

At least I'll get a chance to work on my dolphin communications experiments. I think this program will work; I think I've finally cracked the code. It would be easier, of course, with the kids from Cabin Ten and Cabin Seven to help translate, like they did last summer.

Tell everyone at Cabin Six I miss them, and I'll try to send postcards ... if we ever surface someplace that sells postcards.

Your student and grandnephew,

Lucas W.

Lucas Wolenczak, Son of Athena