Author's Note: This is not just my story. Izzy Daystar wrote most of the actual Percy Jackson bits. She is my sister and Muse. (Mostly, I edited and wrote the filler chapters)
Disclaimer: Izzy and I own NONE of these characters. The Endless are from Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman" series, and the rest are from Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Athena, Apollo, and Artemis sat in Apollo's temple talking about a museum that Athena had discovered during one of her little treks to the mortal realm. From what she had said, it was filled with Greek history and their own stories.
As they spoke, no one seemed to notice the entrance of the messenger god, Hermes, until he cleared his throat and held out a book which Athena promptly snatched out of his hands.
"What's this?" she asked curiously.
"Well, Athena," Apollo replied sarcastically, "that's what's known as a book." Artemis stifled a laugh at her brother's comment. Hermes tried the same, but he failed horribly, and the roar of laughter shook him to the floor.
"I know what it is!" Athena said sharply, "What I meant, dear Apollo, was that I didn't know what it was ABOUT!" She paused, then added, "And will someone PLEASE in the name of Gaea get Hermes off of the floor?"
Apollo and Artemis looked at each other, realizing that Athena had used the name of Mother Earth. Names had power among the gods.
Hermes finally stopped laughing and looked at Athena like she was crazy. "Didn't you order that book?"
She raised an eyebrow and returned, "I haven't ordered a book in quite some time, Hermes. Who's on the return slip?"
His face paled, and he replied, "Destiny."
"That can't be right. Can it?" Apollo asked.
"That's what it says" Hermes replied getting up off the floor.
"Let's take it to father" Artemis said.
"Yes, that's a good idea" Athena said, asking herself why Destiny sent them this book.
With that Hermes, Athena, Apollo and Artemis walked to meet their father, Zeus, in the throne room. As they got closer they could hear Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades fighting over Zeus's missing lightning bolt. They were a little afraid to go in to the throne room, but they thought Zeus need to know about this book.
Finally they opened the doors to the throne room and went in. Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, and Hera turned to face them.
"What do you want?" Hera asked them looking very unhappy.
"We have a book that was sent to us by Destiny" Athena said quickly before they could start fighting again.
"WHAT?" Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, and Hera yelled together.
"At first I thought it was a book Athena ordered, but she said she hasn't ordered any books recently" Hermes said.
"Let me see it" Zeus said. Athena handed him the book and he looked over it.
"What is it called?" Hera asked Zeus.
"Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lighting Thief" Zeus read from the book. Poseidon's eye got wide as Zeus read the name, but no one noticed.
"Should we read it?" Athena asked.
"Yes. Call Ares, Aphrodite, Demeter, Hephaestus, Dionysus, and Hestia" Zeus said.
Hermes left to call everyone to the throne room to read the book. It took about an hour to get everyone together because Demeter wouldn't come if Persephone couldn't. Ares wouldn't come if Aphrodite didn't and Aphrodite wouldn't come if Eros couldn't and Eros wouldn't come if Psyche couldn't. Apollo wanted Morpheus to come and Hermes wanted Iris to come, too. Finally Zeus gave in and let the others come, too.
Everyone finally started to gather in the throne room to read. Then Aeolus walked in.
"Zeus I need to speak to you for a moment" Aeolus said as he walked in to the throne room.
"I can't talk now because we're in the middle of something very important" Zeus said.
"Maybe he can join us?" Hestia asked.
"Aeolus would you like to join us?" Zeus asked.
"What are you doing?" Aeolus asked back.
"Yes what are we doing?" asked Demeter, Dionysus, Hephaestus and Aphrodite.
"We were just about to explain that" replied Athena. "Earlier today we received a book from Destiny," every one gasped, "and I think we should read it."
"I agree with her, if Destiny sent us the book it must be important" Zeus said.
"Very well, I'll join you for as long as I can" Aeolus said.
"Before we start reading you must all swear on the river Styx not to tell anyone about this book without all of our approval" Hera said. With that there was a chorus of 'I swear' in the room
"Good. Who wants to read first?" Zeus asked.