The Dark Olympians
Takes place after The Last Olympian. I do not and never will own Percy Jackson and the Olympians or The Heroes of Olympus, it all belongs to Rick Riordan.
I was trudging up the hill to the dinning pavilion, pondering over my disastrous relationship with Annabeth. Annabeth and I, we were not the happy, perfect couple, who couldn't get enough of each others eyes, who thought about each other everyday, who... you get the point. We weren't the dream couple, to say the least.
The few dates we had had, had gone down the crapper, the first one being interrupted by Hermes, in another, a hell hound had attacked, and in the others we didn't have anything to talk about or do, we just sat there waiting for it to turn into a disaster. We argued over the silliest little things, causing us to drift further and further apart. It had started to feel like we had ruined our friendship by trying to be something more, something neither of us were meant to be, a couple. I was seriously considering talking to her about splitting up. I just wondered how to break it to her.
My thoughts drew my concentration away, causing me to stop looking where I was going. When I was busy staring at the ground, thinking about what a disaster my love life was, I bumped into someone, knocking me and that person over. I stood up mumbling an apology. I looked at the person who I had walked into, expecting to find some random camper. Instead I found the current person my thoughts revolved around, Annabeth.
"Oh, hi there Percy! I was just away to go looking for you, what took you so long? It doesn't matter, you should pay attention to where you are going, think about what could have happened if you had Riptide out." she said as she playfully teased me.
"Hey babe," I said, almost cringing at the use of the word. I think she might have cringed slightly more than me. "I was just on my way up, got distracted by my thoughts, thinking about a certain wise girl I know." I just tried not to reveal what my thoughts about her were on my face.
We paused for a moment, just looking any where except each other eyes. She wanted to talk to me about something, I could tell by the way she was as distracted as I was. Because I didn't just walk into her, she walked into me too, meaning she was deep in thought about something. Then again, when wasn't wise girl deep in thought about something. Maybe I was just being silly, but something told me I wasn't.
"Percy, look, something has been on my mind for a while now, and it is causing me to lose concentration, I just need to get it out here, you know?" she said, hoping to talk to me about it.
"Annabeth, if you need to talk to anyone about anything, I will always be here." I said, hoping to make her feel better.
"Thanks Percy, this means a lot, but you really are the only person I could talk to about this. So anyway you know our dates haven't been exactly perfect," she could say that again. "and I am so, so sorry if you don't agree with me, but I cant help but feel that maybe we were better off as, well you know."
I blinked once. I blinked twice.
"Annabeth, I agree that our dates have been pretty shit, and that I probably will agree with you on what you are trying to say, if you are trying to say what I think you are, but I need to hear it from you to really believe it." I replied, with a very strong suspicion on what she meant, and I couldn't help but hope that was what she meant.
"Seaweed brain... what I am trying to say is do you think we would be better off as friends? Do you want to break up?" she said, with a small nervous smile.
I stood there for a moment or two just looking off into space. I understood what she had meant from the beginning, after all, I was having the same thoughts as her. Just because I kind of wanted it to happen, and saw it coming, I still felt slightly shocked that it was happening.
"Oh my gods, that isn't what you were thinking was it? I can't believe how awkward this is, I am so sorry."
"Annabeth," I said, "It is okay. The feeling is mutual, I feel we would be much better off as just friends." I was away to continue, but I was interrupted by Annabeth hug tackling me.
"Thank you Percy, so much! Things will be so much better between us now, I just know they will. We can even try again later if you want, when things have calmed down and we both feel prepared." she said to me. I wasn't sure if I wanted to try again or not, but hey at least I knew if she was available, it would be a valid option.
"I'll keep that in mind." I responded, a smirk on my face. She smiled at me and we walked into the dining pavilion, talking the way best friends should.
Everyone was just enjoying our lunch when we were interrupted by a god. There had been no indicators he would show, except maybe Mr D being gone, but everyone had just been happy he wasn't there. Hermes had just strolled straight in with a simple apology about not flashing straight in due to a risk of killing every camper. Moments after everyone had recovered from their shock, they were bowing, and on their knees, including me.
"Lord Hermes, to what do we owe this most surprising pleasure?" Asked Chiron, a worried smile on his kind face.
"It has been demanded that Percy visits Olympus. Again." he responded with a smirk.
Shit. Again? Annabeth shot me worried glances from the Athena table. I slowly got up and padded my way over to Hermes. He looked down at me and said, "So Perce, if you thought you were getting a break after defeating old time face, then guess again, 'cause what is waiting for you up there, is like nothing you have ever fought before." I gulped, wondering what the hades could be waiting up there for me. We walked out of the dining pavilion, and once Hermes thought we were far enough away, he told me to shut my eyes.
Next thing I knew I was on Olympus, in the throne room. Hermes nudged me forward before walking to his throne. I knelled in front of Zeus before walking over to my fathers throne. I gave a quick glance around the room. I saw Hades sitting in a makeshift throne, with Nico by his feet. Thalia was next to Zeus's throne, shooting worried looks at me.
All the gods looked some what interested, but not necessarily happy. Aphrodite was sending me pissed off looks. Guess she found out about me and Annabeth's break up, and she didn't approve. Zeus, Hades and Posiedon on the other hand looked absolutely ecstatic. I shot a confused look at Nico an Thalia but they looked just as confused as I did.
"Perseus Jackson!" Zeus boomed, "The three elder gods, the most important god have taken a vote." He gained a couple of dirty glances from the rest of the gods. "It has been decided that you, and your best friends, Nico and Thalia," He was clearly a little confused. My best friends were Annabeth and Grover. "are to become gods. And no, you don't get a say in it at all."
A/N So how was it? The first chapter of my first story so don't flame and please leave a review but don't worry, I wont berate you if you don't. Constructive criticism is appreciated. Right now this story looks just like any other Percy becomes a god story but trust me, by about chapter five, it will be like nothing you've ever seen on here before.
A/N Part 2 Okay this is the rewrite of chapter 1. I decided that I should go back and rewrite this chapter to make it a bit better, because, you know, first impressions and all that. So I might also rewrite chapter 2, but not just now. I just wanted this chapter to be a little better and bigger. It has exactly the same plot as before, but it is better than it was before. So yeah. Read on with the rest of the story. This AN is more for the people who have already read the original chapter.