Percy stood beneath the Saint Louis arch.
So, it all ends where it began.
Percy surveyed the battlefield. Though it was on the edge of the battle lines, the city had been spared much of the destruction of the war, after the first battle both sides resigned to leaving the city untouched.
But not for long.
That single thought; that single ominous thought, forced Percy to confront the horror of the war that he had caused.
I would think that I would be used to it by now.
And with that thought a column of flame appeared on the other side of the river, and Percy saw the figure of Zeus on the other side of the river.
It's now or never.
Then he called to Zeus, "there has been too much bloodshed! This must end!"
Zeus called back, "I agree, this must end, "unconditional surrender to the victor!"
And at that moment the two gods charged at one another.
As they fought lightning obscured the sight of the battle, already faster than even most gods could see.
And that was the audience, Artemis noticed Luna on the other side of the river guarded by Ares, but knew she couldn't cross, lest she lose all they had worked for.
But she could not tell who had the upper hand in the battle. No matter how hard she tried to see, the combat was brighter than millions of suns, and faster than even the huntress' eyes could see.
Yet she could not help but stare at the glaring combat, as if the world depended on it, and it did.
The battle continued into the night, the entire sky was lit up brighter than the brightest of days. And the city was lit by a light stronger than that of a nuclear blast, rampaging through the city and destroying it.
Artemis sought out Hera, hoping that the older goddess would be willing to hear her worries.
She called for Hera through the din of battle, and saw the goddess across the river she was about to go to her when the world went dark.
Artemis looked where Percy and Zeus had last been fighting, and was amazed once her vision cleared. After hours of constant battle Zeus knelt before Percy,
In a loud, clear voice Zeus said to Percy, "I yield; you are more powerful than I."
And a cheer went up from the rebel's side of the river.
Luna stared at her father on the next day, Zeus was to formally surrender that day, and she had been unable to see her parents until then.
The awe was visible in even Ares' face. He stared at Percy with respect that Luna though he could not have for his enemy.
Then Zeus walked in, still weary from the battle.
"Are you ready for the ceremony?"
Percy smiled at Zeus and said calmly informed him, "yes."
Zeus handed Percy his master bolt, Percy took it and smiled at Zeus, "at the next meeting we shall discuss your punishments later, for now, I believe a celebration is in order.
And that was that.
At the ceremony Percy, Artemis, and Luna walked up to Hecate and asked her to give Luna her godhood.
Hecate smiled and said, "Sure, once she is proven; though the war was over her birth, it was still your war, she must prove herself worth of godhood, to me, before I will give it to her…"
The finale, 577 words, by far not my longest chapter, yet not bad.
I understand it has been a long time since my last update, but I really did not want to write this, and my English class has left all my writing in paper format.
This is bitter-sweet to me, on the one hand I am finished with God of Heroes, on the other, this is it, I am going to repost all of the chapters as one last one, because I find it infuriating with my nook color to have to open multiple tabs away from Wi-Fi, and still not get the whole story.
I also plan to do the comment awards then. And I hope to get into a semi-regular writing schedule after this.
Also, I read inheritance over the last week, amazing book I highly recommend it, except for the last chapter, I thought it was kind of a let-down.
But I want to give props to the rant-readers, say good by to god of heroes, have a potential for a sequal, and thank those who insulted me for not updating, that was honestly the most motvational thing I could have gotten at that time.
Oh, and I'm in a play, it's sort of a cop-out, but that's my excuse for not writing!