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Title: Percy in Paradise – Aphrodite's Scheming
Fandom: Percy Jackson and the Olympians; post series; no Heroes of Olympus
Disclaimer: All rights reserved to Rick Riordan for he created the awesomeness that is Nico di Angelo. And everything else related to Percy Jackson and the Olympians / Heroes of Olympus. Aside from the Gods, of course. They are all copyright by the old Greeks. This fanfiction on the other hand is entirely mine. No money is made with this, though reviews are more than welcomed.
Warnings: shounen-ai, moresome, incest, anal, explicit intercourse (not sure just yet), h/c, bondage (light)
Main Pairing: Polympians (Dionysus/Percy, Apollo/Percy, Hermes/Percy, Ares/Percy, Hephaestus/Percy, Zeus/Percy, Hades/Percy, Poseidon/Percy)
Side Pairings: Hades/Persephone, Zeus/Hera, Ares/Aphrodite, Poseidon/Amphitrite
Percy Jackson Characters: Perseus Jackson, Hestia, Dionysus, Artemis, Apollo, Iris, Hermes, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hecate, Ares, Demeter, Zeus, Persephone, Hades, Nemesis, Poseidon, Hera, Athena, Amphitrite, Nico di Angelo, Clarisse la Rue, Thalia Grace
Summary: Annabeth broke Percy's heart after he had given up on immortality for her. Aphrodite, together with Artemis, Persephone, Demeter and Hestia, come up with a wicked plan. You can see where this is going, right? But no bashing! Aside from Hera, of course. But she's just so... bash-able!
Percy in Paradise
Prolog: With the Goddesses
Percy was sulking.
Life at camp wasn't the same anymore. Everyone tried to get his attention, everyone wanted to spend time with him. Though, nearly none of them because they were genuinely interested in his personality and self, but more so wanting their share of his fame. The ones that had been close to him were now out of his reach and he felt lonely.
Thalia was the head-huntress, she was off with the other hunters most of the time.
Nico was back at his father's palace, spending quality time with his family, ever since Persephone seemed to be nicer to him (he didn't know why, but he didn't question it either).
Grover was very busy as the new Lord of the Wild and even if he was around camp, he was mostly occupied by his girlfriend Juniper.
Tyson was at their father's and couldn't even find time to spend the summer, because he was promoted to be the general and scarcely had time for Percy anymore.
And Annabeth... was busy rebuilding Olympus; their relationship had been short-living. Two weeks of kissing and holding hands were enough for Percy to realize that he wasn't interested in girls in that kind of way. So it was only fair to break up with her. The girl was heartbroken and didn't want to see his side of the story; the whole Athena cabin seemed to hate him from that point on.
That was exactly where his problems were rooted. She had started avoiding him – his best friend had started avoiding him! And all his other friends had no time. And everyone else either wanted him because of his fame as the great hero, or bashed him because he came out as gay.
His life was reduced to nothingness; he felt empty and lonely and, to top it all off, useless. There was nothing to do. New cabins had been build, new demi-gods arrived, everything grew big and impersonal and quests were reduced to little mundane stupid tasks.
"Thalia had told me I could find you here."
The voice startled him out of his musings and he turned around. There, right behind him, stood a young girl, no older than twelve. Though she could not be confused with a camper.
"Lady Artemis? What are you doing here?", asked Percy confused.
"Like I just said, Thalia had told me you often come to the lake."
"Yeah, I understood that. But why were you looking for me?"
"Ah, I quite like you – for a boy, that is", smiled Artemis and sat down next to him.
"Uh, thanks. I guess I like you, too?", it turned out as more of a question than a statement.
The goddess laughed good-natured and shook her head a bit.
"Now, Perseus, I am here to understand, you see."
"No, I guess I don't see", admitted Percy uncomfortable.
"My lieutenant told me you have been quite sad these past few weeks and I felt obliged to check on you. Tell me, how are you, Perseus?", wanted Artemis to know.
She wrapped her arms around her knees and looked up at him with big, innocent eyes.
"I'm... not very well... There was a time when I felt like coming home whenever I returned to camp, but ever since the war had ended... it's like I'm out of place here. They... practically worship me, for crying out loud! Either they praise me, or they curse me. I can't stand it anymore, really, I just wish to be... I don't know..."
"Accepted? With others who feel like you? Who wouldn't judge you for your choice of lover? And who wouldn't fuss over you rescuing the world like that?", smiled the goddess understandingly.
"I... Yeah, that would be nice...", hummed Percy with a sad look.
"And having some hot guys genuinely interested in you would be a nice bonus, I suppose..."
"L—Lady Artemis!", gasped the green-eyed boy surprised.
"What? Just because I'm not interested in any kinds of sexual intercourse doesn't know I don't know how it works, or how the teenage mind is wired", smirked the huntress.
"Uh... Yeah, well, I suppose you're right, I'd like that", admitted Percy with a blush.
"You know the gods are quite fond of you, don't you?", asked Artemis.
"Huh. You, maybe. My dad, of course. Your brother also, I guess. And I highly doubt Lady Hestia is capable of disliking someone, but other than that?", objected the black-head with knitted eye-brows.
"Ah, you don't even realize it yourself, hm?", smiled the moon goddess softly.
The confusion showed evidently on his face and he tilted his head a bit frustrated, because the girl was talking in riddles worse than the sphinx did. Though before any questions could be asked at all, the girl vanished in a bright, white light. Knowing the extravagant exits of the gods, Percy closed his eyes. And as he opened them again, he was alone at the lake.
"Artemis! Tell me, how is your impression?", greeted the most beautiful goddess her once Artemis arrived at the palace underneath the surface.
The goddess of love twirled a strand of blonde hair between her fingers and looked at her with genuine curiosity. Next to her sat the Queen of the Underworld, together with her mother. At the hearth in the living room stood Hestia and smiled softly at the moon goddess. A violet haired goddess playing with a green flame stopped her conversation with a darkly dressed goddess. A rainbow went once through the room, connected to a plain looking brunette. Three goddesses on the other end of the long table stared at Aphrodite in distaste.
"The poor boy is lonely and heartbroken and – as far as my unschooled eye could tell – horny as possible. Seeing as I'm sick and tired of all the whining on Olympus, I think I vote for Aphrodite's plan. It sounds like the best solution. What is your impression, girls?"
"Since it is my plan, I of course am head over heels for it", giggled the love goddess. "I promised young Perseus I would make his love-life interesting. And after young Annabeth broke his heart, I feel that I owe him that much. I know his deepest desires better than he himself does – mostly because he won't admit them even to himself. And he does desire the gods. Each of them, at least a bit. I'm sure we could make him fall for them all. They are, after all, the Olympian gods."
"You know my opinion in the matter", grunted Persephone with a self-conscious smirk. "If Hades has someone at his side during the winter time he won't pout and whine so much and I could enjoy the time with mom more."
"I'm with my daughter in this. I don't care about the other gods, as long as Hades won't be so clingy anymore", agreed Demeter determined.
"I would love to see Percy happy. He's a nice boy", smiled Hestia softly.
"I do not tolerate this!", interrupted the queen of the gods furiously. "I won't allow a courtesan into Olympus! And I especially won't allow my husband to join him in bed!"
"Right. As much as you won't allow him to join bed with Ganymedes?", snickered Aphrodite.
Hera blushed and gaped at her in anger, but remained silent. The goddess beside her huffed in annoyance and crossed her arms in front of her chest.
"I am with Hera in this. Not enough that this brat tried to take my son's place as Poseidon's heir now you lot want him to take my place as my Lord's queen?", hissed Amphitrite.
The third of them grunted in agreement, her gray eyes shining with rage.
"This lad broke my daughter's heart-"
"Your daughter was the one to break his heart!", disagreed Persephone with one raised eyebrow. "Nico told me all about it. How heartbroken Perseus had been after your daughter ended their friendship and how my stepson and my half-sister had to pick up the pieces."
"I, for my part, do not tolerate for Percy's heart to be broken. I, along with all other minor gods and goddesses, owe him. Especially for what he did for my son", whispered the dark goddess.
"Nemesis is right. I owe him, too. And if what Aphrodite said is true and this is his heart's desire, then I am in for it", declared Iris.
"Ah... Love is a kind of magic and magic is my fortune. I'm bored so I'm in, too", grinned Hecate.
"Well! Then it's decided with eight to three votes! We'll help Perseus to become the courtesan of the gods! That's going to be so much fun!", grinned the goddess of love gleefully.
"If I may voice... How are we going to do this?", piped Hestia up.
"As far as I'm informed, young Perseus can't decline a challenge", mused Persephone.
"Then we will challenge him into what's best for him", nodded Artemis.
"But don't you think it's going to be a bit... I don't know... overwhelming if all of us are going to surprise-visit him?", questioned Nemesis with one raised eyebrow.
"Suppose you're right", hummed the goddess of love deep in thought.
They didn't even notice how Hera, Athena and Amphitrite slipped out of the room and left, so deep into their scheming were the other goddesses.
"So, wait. We want him to do this because we want immortality for the biggest hero Olympus had ever seen, right?", asked Artemis slowly.
"Yeah, yeah, that, too. And the boyslove", grinned Aphrodite broadly.
Hecate rolled her eyes. Ever since the beautiful goddess had been on vacation in Japan she was downright obsessed with the whole concept of older men taking young, pretty boys as their lovers. It was like the 'fangirls', as Aphrodite had called them, were re-living the good old Greek times in their phantasies. Good old times, indeed. The modern world was so uptight that it annoyed the goddess of magic immensely. A young, gay boy like Perseus would have a hard time, even though the society started to get more accepting in the past years. But Hecate knew from experience that it would take a long, long time until full acceptance would be accomplished. Percy would be better off with them on Olympus, that was for sure.
"Each of us could challenge him to another god, playfully, to test if he could be able to seduce a god. We all know he will manage, because we all know that the gods can't resist him. It won't be as obvious if only one of us talks to him at a time", suggested Hecate.
"Yeah, his self-confidence isn't very high, we need to show him that they are interested in him, to begin with", agreed Artemis with a nod.
"And then, when every god had gotten a taste of the boy, we're going to drop the bomb, so to say, and offer him immortality as the gods' courtesan!", concluded Aphrodite with a broad smile.