Remorse

Epilogue


The world ended, yes it did. For the second time. I'll tell you about Chaos's past. You must know already that Chaos appeared out of nowhere in Daeza Forest as nothing. Of course he wasn't immortal, yet. Then Cecilia and Vivian appeared. Then they created the first human generation. Tragedy was Chaos' best friend and Cecilia his mistress. Vivian was first an enemy, but Cecilia had to spare him. Turth was his sister and Lie was his brother. They all had original names, but names have power.

The first generation of humans was a failure, so Chaos decided to sacrifice himself and create a new world. The first generation had no Gods, nothing. Only immortals, Cecilia and Vivian. After Chaos' sacrifice, Cecilia and Vivian decided to create more immortals, and so they did. The chose Chaos, Tragedy, Truth and Lie.

They created a second generation soon after, hoping they would be better. It was, but Chaos had to test it out. He chose six souls to test. These souls should have faced the most dangerous and terrible things to reveal their inner mind. Those six souls were no other than Percy, Nico, Thalia, Jason, Piper, and Leo.

Now each immortal had a wish. All of them, their main wish was that the second generation had a better life and then they could make the six souls into the new divine beings. They basically wanted to die. But in different ways. Chaos wanted to die with the world safe. Cecilia wanted to die with a smile. Tragedy wanted to die knowing that there needed no more destruction. Vivian wanted to die with his death meaning another immortal. Truth wanted to die with her eyes opened. Then Lie wanted to die with his history cleansed.

Remember that gift from Lie, the gift of humanity? That gift was choice. To choose their paths and use their will. To be free. Percy made his choice, his own choice. So did the rest of the world.

The six other demigods who were in an alliance with Kronos and Gaea were just evil humans from the first generation.

The Norse camp is real, and they have a special place in Chaos' mansion. A heaven for the Norse.

The Greeks and Romans would be recreated, and history will repeat, until they find a successor to hold the burden of the world.

Sometimes, love is important. Percy should have chosen his true feelings. He and Annabeth were destined, but he refused to face that, proving Chaos that this generation still wasn't good enough.

As soon as he sent Percy away, he wiped his chess board and started the destruction of the universe.

Bianca, Luke, and other demigods are safe in their own heaven in Chaos' mansion.

The divine immortals are just waiting there, in their garden for their new heroes. The black king still stands.

"Happiness is like glass. It may be all around you, yet be invisible. But if you change your angle of viewing a little, then it will reflect light more beautifully than any other object around you."

"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward."

"Humans, exist to chase for happiness. It's not something special. Dreams, these words, who can renounce them? Who has that right? But, however, no matter who, no matter what the wish is, one cannot bind others and the world to themselves. Determine one's fate. If, one allows the thoughts of others, to go beyond that of the world, his existence is merely one which is drifting with the waves. Crimes and punishment. Fate and judgment. All the wishes, concealing those yearnings...they are born from despair."

"All men are not created equal. Some are born swifter of foot. Some with greater beauty. Some are born into poverty. And others born sick and feeble. Both in birth and in upbringing, in sheer scope of ability, every human is inherently different. Yes, that is why people discriminate against one another, which is why there is struggle, competition, and the unfaltering march of progress. Inequality is not wrong; equality is."

"Nothing is unforgivable. So if you cannot forgive him, it means you do not want to."

"I ... destroy worlds...create worlds…"

"I know that there will be, one day, someone who can do greater things than me. But I'll be here waiting… So…"

The black king is waiting, can you take the challenge?