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Title: Aphrodite's Quartet – Playing with Percy's Lovelife
Fandom: Percy Jackson and the Olympians / Heroes of Olympus; post both series
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, foursome, anal, oral, explicit intercourse, h/c, doubling
Main Pairing: Nico/Percy, Jason/Percy and Leo/Percy - I shall call them Elementalship, because we have earth (Nico), fire (Leo), air (Jason) and water (Percy)
Side Pairings: Piper/Annabeth, Jake/Will, Chris/Clarisse, Frank/Hazel, Tyson/Ella, Percy/Rachel (past), Percy/Annabeth (past), Percy/Calypso (past), Jason/Piper (past), Jason/Reyna (past)
Percy Jackson Characters: Perseus Jackson, Nico di Angelo, Jason Grace, Leo Valdez, Jake Mason, Will Solace, Clarisse la Rue, Chris Rodriguez, Frank Zhang, Hazel Levesque, Annabeth Chase, Piper McLean, Tyson, Ella, Aphrodite
Summary: Aphrodite has great plans for the son of Poseidon. She wants the boy to finally find happiness. And she's determined that Percy needs more than one lover to keep him happy. Or maybe it's the fangirl within her that thinks so.
Oh, and this prologue is practically how I got the idea for the fic anyway. Because I got those cards and love to play ship with them. *grin*
Playing With Percy's Lovelife
Prologue: Aphrodite's Card Game
Aphrodite sighed in boredom and irritation.
Ever since the second war had ended, everything was so peaceful. Not that she wished for another war, but it was nearly too peaceful. And she had nothing to ship!
She thought she could set the daughter of Bellona up with Jason Grace, because she liked the dynamic between the two. Of course, that meant breaking him and her daughter up. But there was something she had observed during the missing months of Percy Jackson anyway. Something she took great interest in. A hidden desire within her daughter. So Aphrodite did what she did best – she pushed a bit. Pushed Piper towards Annabeth. For years now she may have shipped Percy and Annabeth, but that pairing grew old and boring now. Especially with the new development due to the boy's disappearance.
Her daughter may now be happy, but the whole Jason/Reyna-plot hadn't worked the way she wanted it to work. Though the turn that one took was quite interesting too. After they had finally united the Romans and the Greeks, she saw how fascinated the blonde was with the son of Poseidon.
At first this hadn't been of much interest for her, for she only spend much time in Japan later on. And now, after her time in Japan, she was completely obsessed with the concept of shounen-ai and yaoi. Boyslove. Slash. Whatever one may want to call it, it was a concept she remembered from the old days. Back when she had set Zeus up with Ganymedes, or some others.
Good old times, indeed.
And now that the war was over and she didn't have anything else to do, she sat in front of her set of cards and was thinking. Though those were no normal cards, it were cards with the faces of the different demi-gods at the camps. Marked as either Roman or Greek, with notes of their age and their godly parent. She loved to play pair with those cards to find her different ships.
"Mh...", murmured the goddess of love and shuffled the cards.
She placed the one with a broadly smiling son of Poseidon in the middle of the table and arranged the others in a circle around it. First she sorted all the happy couples out, like her daughter Piper and Annabeth. Then the ones that hadn't worked the first time around. Like Rachel and Calypso, though those two would be too complicated now anyway (especially considering that Apollo would throw a fit at Perchel). On second thought, she threw all the girls out. It was time for some boyslove!
But first she had to take a look at the available boys. This would be a tough decision.
"Nico di Angelo, son of Hades", whispered Aphrodite and turned the card around in her hands.
She liked the dynamic between Nico and Percy. The way they fought together, back on back. The way their relationship had been proved in the past by betrayal and distrust. And it always rose from the ashes. It was so much Romeo and Juliet! How those two seemed to stand on opposite sides, but they worked so fine... Besides, the underworld and the sea, two powerful realms yet both overpowered by Zeus. And she, as the goddess of love, knew how much the Ghost Prince loved the son of Poseidon.
She laid the card down next to Percy and grinned broadly.
Her grin weakened some as she caught sight of another card.
"Jason Grace, son of Jupiter... I nearly forgot that..."
Yes, she had noticed it right away back when the Argo II had collected the Romans. The son of Jupiter had fallen hard for the Sea Prince. And Aphrodite understood the vibes between them. The sea and the sky, Greek and Roman, electricity and water. Two sides of the same coin. And yet so much the same, put into the same situation by Hera, both leaders separated from their home, without memories and friends. Both strong fighters on whom the victory of their war had depended on. The sparks between them were practically visible.
She took Jason's card and laid it on the other site of the Sea Prince.
Another card fell into her peripheral vision and she scrunched her eyebrows.
"Leo Valdez, son of Hephaestus..."
Talking about chemistry, how could she forget about that? Fire and water. Whatever would work better than that? And she had made Leo Valdez' love-life nearly as complicated as Percy's so maybe she owed him a little bit of happiness, too. All those girls she had thrown at Leo had never worked, they were all out of the boy's league. After the war, Percy grew more distant. Maybe the open and aloof personality of Leo could get the son of Poseidon out of his shell. In return though, maybe the Sea Prince could ease the pain seated deep within Leo's heart.
"Oh, shoot!", grunted Aphrodite annoyed as she pushed Leo's card up to Percy's too.
Nico, Jason or Leo? Which one would fit best? What to do? Oh, such though decisions!
"Percy needs someone to take care of him for a change... This war took it's toll on him", murmured the goddess concerned. "But which one of them could take best care of him...? Nico has that very protective streak when it comes to Percy, but Jason is so understanding and Leo so comforting... And they would all make such hot, steaming boyslove!"
She shifted the cards around, placing each next to the Sea Prince's just to replace it with another one. This was such a hard decision. But wait... Was a decision really needed? They were the Greek gods. They never decided anyway, they just took the lovers they wanted. So why should he force poor Percy to decide between them.
"Why shouldn't he get three Princes Charming?", hummed Aphrodite with a pleased grin.
She disappeared in bright white light, leaving Olympus to head down to the Argo II.
The two camps were rather empty these days, ever since the battle had been won, it was all a bit different. Romans and Greeks didn't edge on like in the old times anymore, they got along pretty well. And since solid friendships had been built between campers from the different camps, they re-designed the Argo II into a holiday crusader that was constantly flying from one camp to the other, making little detours to Rome and Athens on it's way.
End note: If you read some of my one shots, I would love for you to check the poll in my profile out, because I want to know to which of them you'd like to read a sequel!