The day after the Winter Solstice the gods of Olympus went back to do their realms or to do their jobs. The throne room was quiet and empty because Zeus was attending a meeting somewhere when all of a sudden there was a flash of light and eleven kids fell out.
Suddenly the alarm for the throne room rang and Zeus, Poseidon, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Ares, Hermes, Apollo, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, and Demeter flashed into the room since they were the gods closest to Olympus and because they had heard the alarm. Suddenly a throne popped up next to Poseidon's. The same one Hades used at the Winter Solstice and Hades flashed there.
"Hades, what are you doing here?" Zeus asked.
"I… don't know." He answered. He had confusion written all over his face but when he saw the group he along with all of the other gods drew his weapon.
The gods peered at the eleven figures at the ground brandishing their swords and spears. Suddenly one of the figures sat up and moaned clutching her head. The other ten got up too. Seeing that the figures lying on the ground were people Zeus ordered everyone to put their weapons down and sit.
One of the people- a girl with choppy brown hair who was very beautiful and had eyes that changed colors- noticed the gods first and said, "Hey g-guys." When everyone turned most of them had annoyed and confused expression. Some even looked mad.
It was silent as both groups regarded each other and then all at once all Hades broke through. The group at the ground started yelling at the gods and chewing them out.
"What do you want with us now?"
"Can't you just leave us alone?"
"Do you know how hard it is going to be to get along with the Romans?"
"First you completely abandon us and then take Percy away?"
"Some parents you are!"
"It's already hard enough finishing building the ship without your help and now you interrupt us?"
The gods were speechless at this outburst and were too shocked to reply. This went on for about thirty seconds before a girl obviously in her teens with honey blond her and piercing grey eyes decided to do something seeing as Zeus wasn't about to do anything.
"Enough!" All at once all the people stopped talking and yelling. It was obvious to the gods that this was the leader of the group. "I'm sure our parents have a reason for calling us here so before we manage to get ourselves incinerated or chew them out let's let them talk."
Hades who wasn't as stunned as before said, "I'm sorry did you say parents?"
The blond girl said, "Yes."
Then Zeus said, "Who are you people and what are you doing here?"
If the group wasn't confused before they were now. One of the boys who were black skinny jeans, a black t-shirt, and a black aviator jacket turned to the blond and said, "Annabeth what's going on?"
At this Aphrodite sat up and acknowledged the group as Athena was still stunned at the outburst. "Did you just say Annabeth as in Athena's daughter?"
Annabeth looked up still confused and said, "Yes?"
The gods gasped because Annabeth was seven the last time they saw her and that was yesterday. Now she looked like she was in her teens. Annabeth raised an eyebrow.
A girl in a hunters outfit with black choppy hair stepped forward. "No offense but what's going on here? Why did you summon us?"
Zeus looked on in disbelief, "Thalia?"
Again all of the gods gasped. Annabeth who was finally catching up asked, "What year is it?"
When Poseidon said the year the group in the center of the throne room gasped. Annabeth took a breath and acknowledged the gods. "We're from ten years in the future."
For the third time that day the gods gasped. It was not hard to believe that they were all from the future. Athena spoke up, "If you're all from the future what are you doing in the past?"
The boy who had spoken up earlier said, "We don't know."
Suddenly a golden flash filled the room and when it subsided there was a letter floating in mid air. Annabeth walked towards it to pick it up. As she walked Aphrodite saw how matured she looked, how graceful and beautiful she was. In fact, she was stunning. I must have blessed her. Annabeth took the letter and found that it was written in ancient Greek. She read it out loud,
Dear gods and goddesses of the past and angry demigods of the future I have sent these demigods that are from the future into the past so that you-the gods and goddesses of the past- can know what's going to happen in the future. The demigods with you have every right to be angry with you but should avoid telling you what's going on in the future since you are going to read about it anyway. You will be reading eight books about the future though more may be added if I choose. The demigods will not be able to leave unless they finish reading the books. It is excruciatingly important that they get back to their own time. They must stay on Olympus and be hidden from other gods or goddesses other than the ones currently in the room as they read these books. The books you will read will come one at a time and will disappear each time you finish reading one.
As soon as Annabeth finished reading the note disappeared and a book appeared in her hand.
"Should we read it?" Thalia asked. A buff girl with brown hair and brown eyes came forward and said, "Well I don't know about you guys but we need to get back to our time period." The other people their nodded.
"I agree with Clarisse," Thalia said.
"Then it's settled," Zeus said. "But first can you introduce yourselves?"
The demigods shrugged. The boy who had spoken before stepped up and said, "We'll introduce ourselves and we'll tell you who our parents are but don't assume anything. My name is Nico di Angelo, son of Hades and the ghost king." The gods gasped. Nico turned to Hades and bowed. "Father."
Hades was speechless shouldn't his boy be in the Lotus Hotel and Casino with Bianca?
Thalia stepped up, "My name is Thalia Grace, daughter of Zeus and Lieutenant of the Hunters of Artemis."
The gods gasped.
Thalia bowed to Zeus and then to Artemis. "Could you guys stop gasping? You'll get hiccups and it's getting annoying."
"B-but what happened to Zoë?" Artemis asked.
"You'll probably find out soon." Thalia replied although a little bit sad. Artemis however grew increasingly worried about her lieutenant.
"B-but you're supposed to be a tree." Hermes stuttered.
"It's a long story." Thalia said. Annabeth, who had gone back to standing with the group stepped forward and said, "I'm Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena." When she stepped back however thunder rumbled outside and wouldn't stop.
Another note popped up and Thalia read it. Then it disappeared. Thalia looked up at Annabeth and said, "It said you have to give your full introduction." A few of the gods raised their eyebrows at this.
Annabeth sighed but then said, "I'm Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena and architect of Olympus." Athena who looked impressed spoke up, "Architect?" Annabeth nodded her head. Apollo said, "Why would Olympus need and architect what happened to it? Did it get trashed?"
Before Annabeth could reply the girl Thalia had called Clarisse stepped up and said, "I'm Clarisse La Rue, daughter of Ares and the drakon slayer." Ares sat up and said, "No way! The drakon?" Clarisse nodded and Ares said, "That's my girl!"
Next a Hispanic guy with a mischievous smile stepped up and said, "My name is Chris Rodriguez, Son of Hermes." Then two boys with brown, curly hair and mischievous smiles said simultaneously, "Connor and Travis Stoll, Sons of Hermes and senior counselors." All three smiled at Hermes who smiled back at them.
Another girl stepped up and said, "I'm Katie Gardner, daughter of Demeter." Demeter smiled at Katie. But then Connor coughed and said, "Travis's girlfriend." Travis elbowed him in the gut. "Dude stop that." Then he addressed the gods. "She's not my girlfriend."
"No," Connor said, "But you two are madly in love with each other." The group on the floor burst out laughing.
Travis and Katie turned to Connor and glared at him. Demeter looked carefully at Travis and Hermes high fived Connor.
A girl with frizzy red hair stepped up next and said, "I'm Rachel Dare, the Oracle of Delphi." At this Apollo looked up excited. "My Oracle finally changed bodies! I don't know why she won't now though." Hades sunk in his seat though no one noticed and Hermes grimaced at the reminder of what had happened to May.
Another boy stepped forward next, "My name is Leo Valdez, son of Hephaestus." Hephaestus perked up at this but Leo made sure not to tell anyone else he was a fire user. At least not yet. The beautiful girl who had choppy hair from before and had spoken up earlier said, "My name is Piper McLean, daughter of Aphrodite." She looked at her mom who smiled warmly at her. Piper has matured a lot. She is as stunning as Annabeth. Aphrodite thought.
Then the last person stepped forward and Zeus' eyes bugged out when he saw who it was, "My name is Jason Grace, Son of Jupiter and Praetor of the First Legion." All the gods' jaws dropped to the floor then their bodies started shifting from their Greek form to their roman form, then back.
"What is a roman doing with a bunch of Greeks?" Ares demanded though a little bit scared because at the moment Thalia was giving all the gods the evil eye.
"Well the future is pretty messed up." Nico replied. "I'm sure you'll see what I mean when we read these books."
The gods settled down into their Greek forms. They all looked at Annabeth to start reading but she was staring at the book in disbelief. Thalia looked over Annabeth's shoulder and her eyes bugged out too. She took the book from Annabeth who she was sure might burst out crying at any moment if she held that book for another second.
"It's called Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief." Thalia said. "It's in Percy's point of view." Nobody noticed Poseidon pale.
"Percy has a book about him?" Nico asked. When Thalia nodded the Stoll brothers yelled, "We are so reading it!"
"I take it Percy is your friend?" Apollo mused. The others nodded.
Thalia, Clarisse, and Piper glanced at Annabeth but she nodded too. Zeus made some seats appear in the middle of the room and the group sat down. Poseidon who was having an internal debate in his head about whether or not he should tell them about Percy decided that if they didn't find out now they would later and that might not be good.
"Before we start," Poseidon said, "You should probably know that Percy is my son." Zeus and Hades were about to start an outburst but then remembered that Nico, Thalia, and Jason were here and what Nico had said in the beginning and settled for glaring at Poseidon.
"Wait a minute, why were you yelling at us when you came here? Why do you have to get along with the Romans? What ship are you building?" Athena asked. The others glanced at Annabeth.
"You'll probably find out as we read the books," Annabeth said.
"I'll read first since I already have the book." Thalia said. "Chapter one…"
First fanfic. Hoped you liked it.
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