Author's note: hey, I know it's been way too long since I last updated, and for that I am sorry. Erin Hunters 4 Ever suggested I write a Thapollo fic, one with a happy ending. I hope that you all can forgive me; I know this doesn't nearly make up for my absence, but it's a start. I hope this isn't too bad, I haven't written anything in a while, but I hope you like it.
Another Day, Another Night, Another Love Story
I sighed, flopping on my sleeping bag. Another day of hunting. Another day of wondering if I had had chosen wrong, if I should never have joined the hunt. Another day considering leaving the hunt, but not having the guts to do it. Another day thinking of him.
We had just set up camp for the night. The wolves were patrolling our camp, everyone was just getting to bed. It was just like every other night. It would be another night of me lying awake, wondering what to do. Should I quit? Should I stay? What if I do quit, and then I'm alone for the rest of my life. With the hunters, I had a family, they would stick with me. But if I left, I had a chance at love. But unlike family, love was unpredictable.
This was just like any other night; I wondered if this would ever change. Maybe it would, someday. But for now it was the same, as it had been since the war. So I knew that, as soon as I finally fell asleep, I would be dreaming of him.
But, as it were, tonight was different. I got to sleep much fast than usual, and I did not dream. And when awoke, it was not because of the sun, it wasn't even up. I blinked, trying to see what had woken me in the dark.
Something brushed hair from my face. Normally I would have moved away, readied myself for battle, just in case. But that touch, that light caress, was warm and comforting. It was something I recognised.
Then, with a flash of golden light, I was transported to a meadow. I recognised this place, as we had passed through it the previous day. It was beautiful, soft green grass, sweet-smelling flowers, all surrounded by trees. I looked around, and then I saw him, his face illuminated by the moonlight.
He smiled at me, and my heart fluttered like the wings of a hummingbird.
"Thalia," his voice was soft, and he moved towards me. "You look beautiful"
I laughed. Beautiful? I was in my pyjamas, my hair probably a mess, yet he still called me beautiful, and meant it. He himself was a vision; he could have any girl he wanted. He could have any girl in the world, yet it was me who he had brought here tonight.
"I know your worries, but you have no need to fear." He came right to me, placing a hand on my cheek. "If you were to leave the hunt, you would still have a family, with me"
He pulled me to him, holding me close. "Our time tonight grows short, I only came to tell you how I feel" I looked up into his eyes, never wanting this moment to end, but knowing it had to. "I would never leave you."
He leaned down, his lips brushing against mine. "I love you"
Then, with one last kiss and a flash of golden light, everything vanished.
I awoke back in my tent, his last words still ringing in my ears. He loved me. I realized then, that it had been a dream, but it was all still real.
That day my mind was made, my worries erased. That day I left the hunt and began my life with the one I loved.
From that day on, I was with Phoebus Apollo, Greek god of the sun, and my one true love.
Author's note: There it is, another one-shot. I would love suggestions for more, or any criticism or flames would be greatly appreciate; I want to know what you think. I hope you enjoyed this story as much as I did. Love ya!