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Title: All the Percybilities – Meeting Your Other Self
Fandom: Percy Jackson and the Olympians / Heroes of Olympus; kind of Mark of Athena
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, meeting with AU-worlds, explicit intercourse, anal, oral, child abuse, dark, character death, gender-bender (in one world), shoujo-ai, hetero
Main Pairing: Nico/Percy
Side Pairings: Jason/Reyna, Frank/Hazel, Piper/Annabeth, Chris/Clarisse, Tyson/Ella, Jake/Will, Malcolm/Katie, Lou/Miranda
Side Pairings of the 2nd World: Frederick/Sally, Sammy/Hazel, Bianca/Calypso, canon!Nico/alternate!Percy, alternate!Nico/canon!Percy, Nico/Jim(Percy)
Percy Jackson Canon Characters; Crew of the Argo II: Perseus Jackson, Nico di Angelo, Hazel Levesque, Jason Grace, Thalia Grace, Katie Gardner, Miranda Gardner, Clarisse la Rue, Frank Zhang, Annabeth Chase, Malcolm Cage, Will Solace, Austin Barton, Kayla Hein, Phoebe Burge, Jake Mason, Leo Valdez, Nyssa Black, Drew Tanaka, Piper McLean, Lacy Hunnigan, Mitchell Logan, Travis Stoll, Connor Stoll, Chris Rodriguez, Lou Ellen, Reyna Anderson, Hylla Anderson, Kinzie Cohen, Octavian Simmons, Rachel Elizabeth Dare, Grover Underwood, Tyson, Ella, Mrs. O'Leary, Blackjack, Arion, Scipio, Tempest, Chaos, Nyx, Erebos, Hemera, Aether
2nd World: Nico di Angelo, Bianca di Angelo, Hazel Levesque, Calypso, Sammy Valdez, Zoe Nightshade, Phoebe Burge, Kinzie Cohen, Richard Jackson, Frederick Chase, Sally Chase, James Chase, Laura Chase, Serenity McMoonlace (OFC), Sedanur Aykan (OFC)
Summary: A primeval power decides to show the crew of the Argo II how their reality could be if only little things would have changed. For example, what if Gaia would have also contacted Nico and Bianca and not only Hazel?
Drifting from one reality to the next, the friends also have to cope with their own feelings. Will this journey teach them an important lesson about themselves?
All the Percybilities
Meeting Your Other Self
Second World Part 5: With the Crew and the Huntresses in the Woods
"What in the world are we supposed to do?", hissed Percy, locking eyes with Nico.
"I have no idea. Do we have anyone on board of that ship who speaks German?", asked the son of Hades and turned towards the other members of the crew. "I mean, as far as I understand all those curse words that had been thrown at us, they're speaking German."
"Kayla can", answered Nyssa next to her brothers, turning to her best friend. "Kay?"
"I don't know if I feel comfortable negotiating with crazed German huntresses", muttered Kayla.
"We will come with you", smiled Thalia, patting her knee.
"Oh yes, we will", nodded Percy determined.
"Not the best idea of the day, but okay", sighed Nico a bit irritated.
"But that's enough. More would make them nervous", noted Rachel.
"I won't let Thalia go without me", argued Phoebe with a dark glare.
"If there are too many people out there, it will only make them nervous", replied Clarisse.
"Besides", continued Kinzie. "You're old. I mean, you've been a huntress for a long time now. Chances are high that whatever had changed this world happened late enough to not affect you. Maybe you're there. And I think that would only aggravate them more. I know you don't want to let her go alone, but you may endanger her more than helping her."
The two second in commands of their groups exchanged a meaningful look before Phoebe nodded.
"Okay, Thalia, Percy and Nico will go and talk to them. We'll keep the guard up", nodded Hylla with a dark frown, clapping Thalia's shoulder. "Come back alive."
The two leaders had grown close over the past few weeks. The daughter of Zeus nodded and stood, leading her two cousins and the daughter of Apollo out from their hiding spot and into the light.
"Hände hoch! Wer oder was auch immer ihr seid! Niemand hat eine Chance gegen die Freiheitsjägerinnen und wer in unser Versteck eindringt, der ist tot!"
"What's she saying?", hissed Thalia as they walked through the bushes, hidden by the trees.
"They're calling themselves the Huntresses of Freedom", replied Kayla in a soft voice. "And they will kill us for trespassing if we don't surrender soon."
"Well then, that's your cue, Hein", grunted Nico, glaring at the blonde girl.
"I am so going to hate this", sighed the daughter of Apollo and stood, her hands high in the air.
"Don't worry", whispered Percy next to her. "We're right behind you."
"Yeah, the 'behind' part is what bothers me", muttered the blonde and straightened some. "Nicht schießen! Wir kommen in Frieden. Gebt uns zumindest die Chance, zu erklären weshalb wir hier sind bevor ihr uns tötet."
"Das klingt annehmbar. Kommt heraus, langsam und mit erhobenen Händen. Sollte auch nur einer von euch eigenartig zucken, dann werdet ihr alle mit Pfeilen durchbohrt sein."
"Okay, guys", whispered Kayla with hard eyes. "Hands up in the air and slow movement, otherwise they're going to shoot us. But they're willing to talk with us."
"Wonderful", muttered Nico and linked fingers with Percy.
The three cousins stood to show themselves. Though they all froze upon seeing the girl leading.
"Zoe?", gasped Thalia in utter disbelief. "You're... alive... How is that possible?"
Zoe Nightshade frowned at them, her eyes dialed. She stared them up and down before aiming for Nico. Her huntresses did the same. Within a second, Thalia and Percy were in front of their cousin.
"Wer hätte das gedacht? Bekomme ich doch noch die Gelegenheit, den großen Nico di Angelo eigenhändig zu erledigen", growled the leader of the Freedom Huntresses.
"Aber... Weshalb sollte er alleine zu uns kommen? Ohne eine Armee an seiner Seite?", whispered a blue-skinned nymph with fire-red hair, standing slightly behind Zoe.
"Wir kommen in Frieden", repeated Kayla with pleading eyes. "Wir kommen nicht von dieser Welt. Wir sind... Reisende. Dimensionsreisende. Halbgötter aus einer Parallelwelt. Was auch immer Nico di Angelo in dieser Welt getan hat, es ist ein anderer als unser Sohn des Hades. Bitte, hört mich an."
Percy growled dangerously, his hands balled to fists. He didn't care what they were talking, what this Zoe was thinking, nothing mattered. The only thing on his mind was that they dared to point weapons at his Nico. And no one aside from him was allowed to do that.
"Percy! Guys! Don't!", called a voice from behind them. "You need to keep Nico away from... oh."
Annabeth reached them, her eyes wide and wild, closely followed by the others. All were aimed, ready to defend themselves. It were about two dozen huntresses who had already fired most of their arrows against three dozen demi-gods, the Hunters of Artemis and the Amazons.
"What is it you were about to say?", asked Percy once a whole front of demi-gods was shielding Nico and him from the for now enemy. "What's up with Nico?"
"He's a god. Ruler of it all, together with Bianca and Hazel. To sum it up", replied the daughter of Athena. "That's what the internet was telling me, at least. But you guys had to march in without waiting for my results. That is just so you, seaweed brain."
"Okay. What now?", grunted Reyna with a frown and crossed her arms over her chest.
"We are outnumbering them. Even they should realize that", said Piper a bit irritated.
"She is right", agreed someone from the other side of the clearing.
The crew turned toward the huntresses to find six of them in the front row, slowly lowering their bows. In the middle stood Zoe Nightshade, with Kinzie and Phoebe on either side of her. Slightly behind them stood three other girls. The blue-skinned nymph, together with a brunette and a blonde.
"You're demi-gods. You're impossible", said the blonde. "I can sense it. The one that speaks German, she's a sister of mine. I can feel my siblings. And there are two more among you. There are no demi-gods anymore on this world, there hadn't been for a long time. How are you possible?"
"I am Zoe Nightshade", interrupted her leader, giving her a stern glare. "Leader of the Huntresses of Freedom. It's rare to use the English language in the United Empire of America these days. You say you traveled through dimensions? I want to hear more. I will come with you and listen. Kinzie, Phoebe, Serenity you three will take the others with you. Sedanur, I do not tolerate you getting friendly with them. Stay here with them too. Sedanur, Laura, you will come with me."
"But-", interrupted the daughter of Apollo called Sedanur.
"Shush it, Danny", whispered the nymph next to her, taking her hand. "You're a demi-god, you may be helpful here. We'll be alright. Checking camp and stuff."
Their Kinzie glared at their rows, fixing her doppelganger for a moment before grabbing her Phoebe's hand and turning to the nymph. "Come on, Serenity. Let's see if they went through our stuff or anything. I'm sure they'll be fine without us."
The nymph nodded and followed, together with the other huntresses, scattering all over camp to check most likely hidden places where they lived, leaving Zoe, the blonde and the brunette girl all alone with the crew. Even though there were so many demi-gods around them, they didn't look even a little bit nervous. The blonde, Sedanur, stepped forward a bit.
"I'm Sedanur Aykan, daughter of Apollo. I've been one of the first demi-gods to come to America with the immigration wave after Germany took over the US in the forties. Something I assume is news to you, judging by the looks on your faces", said the blonde. "I joined the huntresses before the Great War ended. Before the gods started to fade."
Percy and Nico frowned and turned towards Annabeth with questioning looks in their eyes. She made a gesture, telling them she would explain it later. The boys nodded.
"I'm Laura Chase, a mortal with sight", smiled the brunette, pushing her hair back.
Percy frowned at that. She looked exactly like Annabeth, well, in brunette and with blue eyes, but the face. And the last name. He took a step forward, taking Annabeth's hand with his still free one.
"You're Frederick Chase's daughter?", asked Percy slowly.
"Daughter of Frederick and Sally Chase, ye... Good heavens", whispered Laura stunned.
She locked eyes with Annabeth and both girls stepped forward instinctively. The others observed them silently, frowning critically. Piper and Nico were the ones closest to them, not liking that their beloved ones were willingly getting so close to someone who had just aimed a weapon at them.
"You're me", blinked the daughter of Athena slowly. "You're this world's me. You're me if my mother would not have been Athena. Who is your mother?"
"Wait. You're a demi-god? I'm a demi-god?", blinked Laura astonished before turning to Percy, gasping again. "Jimmy! You look ridiculous! Well, not as much as I do in blonde. I mean, really? Blonde? I look like Barbie. Brunette suits me so much better. But you? Black hair?"
"Jimmy?", repeated both Percy and Annabeth with a frown.
"Yes", nodded Laura a bit confused. "My brother. James Chase. Son of Frederick Chase and Sally Chase, formerly Jackson. This... is your brother, isn't he?"
"We're siblings", stated Percy and Annabeth dumbfounded and stared at each other.
"I like it. Annabeth arguing with Annabeth", grinned Piper and licked her lips.
"Laura", corrected this world's Annabeth irritated. "Laura Chase."
"Laura and James? You're named after mom's parents", observed Percy slowly.
"Your grandparents? You never mentioned them", noted Nico curiously.
"They died. Plane crash when my mom was a little girl", shrugged the son of Poseidon. "She... got raised by her uncle, Richard. Until... well, until he died of cancer when she was a teenager."
"What? No", blinked Laura even more confused. "Uncle Rich is pretty much alive. Since Lady Levesque's sponsoring made the cure of cancer possible."
"Lady Levesque? A cure for cancer?", grunted Clarisse ridiculed. "I think I need more information."
"How about we'll take this to our ship for now? Sitting down may help", suggested Reyna.
"I... Asking permission to stay back and talk to... well, me?", asked Laura softly, looking at Zoe.
"Permission granted", nodded the leader of the Freedom Huntresses. "Danny, go and fetch me Kinzie and Phoebe. I suppose they would wish to meet their other selves."
"Yes, mam", nodded the daughter of Apollo and ran off.
"I don't like this", growled Nico skeptically.
"She's one. And not even a demi-god", snorted Piper and rolled her eyes. "They'll be fine."
"I... suppose", sighed the Ghost Prince and nodded slowly.
He watched how Percy and Annabeth went off into the woods with this Laura-character, having a bad feeling in the pit of his stomach that felt as if he may lose Percy. Shaking the odd feeling off, he turned his attention to Zoe Nightshade and her tale. He was quite interested in how he became a god, after all. And Percy was strong, the strongest demi-god he knew. He'd be alright.
"Okay, so we're siblings in this world? Percy and me?", asked Annabeth giddily.
"Jimmy. My brother's name is Jimmy", corrected Laura, staring into the gray eyes. "But yes."
"Mortals", muttered Percy and shook his head astonished. "We're... mortals..."
"You... aren't?", asked Laura slowly. "How...? I mean... Who is your godly parent?"
"I'm the daughter of Athena. Percy is the son of Poseidon."
"Oh... You're not siblings", muttered Laura with sadness in her voice.
"We are siblings", corrected Percy with a smirk, elbowing Annabeth. "By anything but blood."
"You have to meet Jimmy! You would get along so well!", grinned Laura.
"Well, where is your brother? I mean... if you're a huntress, then you left him", hummed Percy.
"We left each other", sighed the huntress softly. "He joined the army, I joined the hunt."
"The army?", gasped Annabeth surprised. "But... if what I read is correct, then the army and the huntresses are two completely different sides of law..."
"Oh yes", chuckled Laura amused. "You should hear our debates on Christmas. They're legendary."
She went through her stuff, trying to find something. Then she showed them a rather small cellphone, grinning broadly from ear to ear. The three of them reached the lake.
"What are you going to do?", asked Percy confused.
"Calling my brother. He simply has to meet you", replied Laura while dialing the number and waiting for connection. "It's time to go to bed, Jimmyboy."
She put her cellphone away again before turning to the demi-gods, who had sat down. "Okay... Weird call. How about you tell us something more about you while we wait."
"He'll come. Going to bed is our code for meeting at the lake. Water-bed", grinned Laura.
They spend about an hour trading stories, for now only the basics about their worlds, until a lone soldier came closer. At first, Percy and Annabeth grew suspicious. Until the boy came into full view and they recognized him. He truly looked like Percy.
"So it's true", whispered the brunette Percy astonished. "Clones. I heard there had been a demi-god version of Lady Levesque wandering around the city, even met her. But I thought it was a hoax."
"Jimmy, may I introduce?", grinned Laura broadly. "Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, and Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena. Our demi-god counterparts."
"This is amazing", muttered Percy, staring into blue eyes. "I have so many questions."
"How about we split up?", chuckled Annabeth. "I mean, I really want to talk to myself..."
The other three nodded in agreement, Laura taking Annabeth's hand once she had hugged her brother tightly, while James and Percy slowly left into the other direction. They were about half an hour away from camp by now. The lieutenant kept staring at Percy.
"How... is having a father?", asked Percy in a whispered voice. "I mean, I'm a demi-god. I... kind of grew up without a father. How... How is having a proper family?"
"It's tough", shrugged Jimmy slowly. "Mom is very... giving. She's constantly worried. And dad, I guess he's proud. In some ways, of both of us. But he's also concerned since we're on different sides, my sister and I that is. And Laura? Well, we're twins. We love each other and we fight. Normal stuff, I guess. But... how is being a demi-god?"
"It's tough", chuckled Percy darkly. "Much fighting. But with you being a soldier, I suppose you know enough about fighting yourself. Say, how come you joined the army? All my information on this world is from the huntresses so you can already guess that they picture themselves as the good guys and the... huh, gods as the bad guys. But I'd like to think that I wouldn't join the bad guys."
"They're not bad", protested Jim with a glare. "Lord di Angelo is a good leader. He inspires us. He brings peace. He is a wonderful ruler. The huntresses are only irritated because after over two thousand years, everything changed."
"You're only talking about Nico?", chuckled Percy amused. "What about Bianca and Hazel?"
"Don't be so personal with the gods!", yelped Jim wide-eyed.
"Avoiding the question", hummed the son of Poseidon with a smirk.
The soldier blushed, which so did not fit his attire. Percy laughed softly. The black uniform with the golden embroidery and the ruby buttons, the hat and the whole posture. But still, James Chase blushed just as furiously at the mention of Nico di Angelo as Percy Jackson did.
"He... he... is captivating", muttered Jimmy, his hands deep in his pockets, lowering his gaze. "I first saw him when I was six, on the television. I'll never forget it. He just stood there, with all his glory, tall, strong and proud, speaking with so much confidence and love for his people that I knew, deep down I knew it, that I had to serve this man, in every way possible. So I started training. I have an advantage. My sister and I inherited our mother's sight. It made it easier for me to join the army. I've started low, the lowest of the low since I signed in at a very young age and they don't let you do much when you're half a kid. Cleaning cabins, cooking meals. But I got the education in the army. And then I grew older, got to attend missions. Now I'm seventeen and lieutenant."
"What do you do in the army?", asked Percy with a frown. "I mean... who do you fight?"
"Monsters. Mostly. Sometimes rebelling humans. Some are crazy, thinking they could turn into gods too, wanting the power. And others are like the huntresses, wanting the old ways back."
"And what do you fight for?", wanted the son of Poseidon to know.
"I want to be noticed", whispered Jimmy and blushed slightly. "I mean... maybe, if I become great, if I do good, maybe I will get the chance to meet him in person. Maybe he will notice me. Maybe he will see more in me than just one of those average humans. But that's wishful thinking."
"Why?", smiled Percy, feeling like cheering his other self up a bit. "In my world, the gods still exist and they still do what they always did best. Falling for mortals. And if Nico is a good here, what makes him so different? Why shouldn't he fall for you? Besides, as far as I understand, the only other gods are his two sisters. So chances are pretty slim that he'll fall for a god, eh?"
"Especially so since Lady Levesque and Lady di Angelo have consorts", nodded James seriously.
"Oh", grinned Percy mischievously, leaning in some to whisper into Jim's ear. "You want to become a consort, that's what you're aiming for. You don't just want him to notice you, you want him all to your self. Most powerful man on the planet and you want him to yourself. You got taste."
"You say it like it's a good thing", sighed Jim with a wounded puppy expression on his face. "He's the most powerful man on the planet. Well, if you don't count Lord Uranus as a man."
"Well, my world's Nico is...", started Percy before getting a dreamy expression. "He's kind. Not in a very obvious way, but he always looks out for those he cares about. He's very protective. He's good. The best. He's just... I would want to live in a world ruled by him, yes."
"You make it sound like you know him very well?", asked Jim curiously and gulped. "How... well? Are you... Are you his consort? Do I... really have a chance?"
"We're not an item", replied Percy and shook his head. "I'm just... uh... madly in love with him?"
"Then you're a hypocrite", grunted Jim with a frown. "Telling me how I have a chance with a god while you don't even dare to try with an equal."
"I... suppose you're right", nodded the son of Poseidon thoughtful, chuckling a bit. "Funny. I guess I needed myself to tell me this. But yeah, you're right. Nico and I are equals and if I want to make him mine and be his, I should tell him so."
"Just like that?", blinked James surprised. "You're willing to risk it just like that?"
"There's nothing to risk", shrugged the Sea Prince. "I know he loves me, if only as a friend. And as that, he will never let me down. Even if he doesn't harbor romantic feelings for me, he won't just leave me. He'll always be there for me. We've been through too much together."
"You... really love him", noted the soldier slowly.
"Yeah", grinned Percy stupidly. "I really love him like mad."
"Then you understand", whispered Jim, his eyes downcast.
"Understand?", repeated the son of Poseidon with a confused frown.
"Yes", nodded the mortal. "Understand. Understand that I love him and that I need him."
"Uh... I guess...?"
"And that I have to do this", continued James gravely before turning to Percy. "And please believe me, I am very sorry. You're nice. Nicer than I would have imagined. But... catching a demi-god is my chance to meet Lord di Angelo face to face. I am so sorry."
The last thing Percy saw before he blacked out was a needle, injected into his arm. And the last thought to cross his mind before it went fuzzy was a simple one: Not again.
Author's note: First, yes, Percy is getting kidnapped by the badguys. Again. Buuut this time it will mean a bit Nicercy! ;)
Next, with me having closed/closing/soon closing four of my multiple chapter stories, I've been thinking of starting a new one. Since I'm having soo many ideas in my head, I started a poll to see which of the ideas are most liked by my readers. It won't be started before Christmas, that much is for sure since I'm having enough stress and delays in my updates as it is at the moment. But if you'd check it out, you would be of great help to me, thanks.