A/N Here are some more chapters for you. One of the things I didn't like about the PJO series is (And I believe that this hasn't been touched upon in any of the books) is how Annabeth basically is reduced next to uselessness in fights once the stronger demigods and threats start to show up, and she just accepts it. One of my goals for this fic is to show(or at least hope to show) what happens, when someone trains pretty much non-stop for five years, and then someone just swoops in and with a couple of weeks of training proceeds to render the first guy obsolete, and specifically how will he react to it. Also; reviews=more chapters.
I'm skipping all of the plot exposition since it basically remains the same.
The revelation of Percy's father changed everything. Most of what I had heard finally made sense, and I managed to figure most of it out.
Really, it was quite obvious.
Somebody stole something important from Zeus, something that another god wouldn't have been able to steal, which made me think it was his master bolt.
Zeus blames Poseidon, Poseidon gets offended, things deteriorate.
Poseidon knows he didn't steal it but knows that Zeus wouldn't believe it so he claims his daughter, wagering that she'll be able to find the master bolt and bring it to Zeus as peace offering.
This also made me sure that she was the one Chiron mentioned, so it was only a matter of time before the time for quest would come, so I sped up my training and prepared,
The dryads were furious at me for burning large swathe of the forest but I felt it was worth it. Though I had to avoid going near the trees alone.
I managed to overhear Mr. D contacting Mount Olympus. It looked like that Percy was going to either be imploded by Zeus or go on a quest for the master bolt, so I immediately went to Chiron to volunteer for the quest. He wasn't even curious as to how I knew about it (which takes all the fun out of it) and started to explain the specifics of the quest and his own thoughts on the matter.
"We will be informing Percy about this next morning. I want you to be here then."
I nodded and left to pack my things.
BattleMap (It could come in handy)? Check.
Featherweight-Charmed armor? Check.
Food? Clothing? Money? I took one of Cabin six's pre-made quest backpacks (I was reeeeally bored one day…) and stuffed my extra belongings in there. Check.
Several Spellbooks that might come handy? Check.
The next full moon wouldn't be until long after the solstice so fortunately I didn't have to worry about that.
The next morning I made arrangements with Malcolm, my second-in-command for my absence, and then it was off to Main house, waiting nearby whilst Grover got Percy, feeling a bit bored. Percy's arrival did nothing to lessen that feeling, because Chiron still had to explain everything to Percy. I tuned out the conversation and waited for my cue to step in.
"Two companions may accompany you," Chiron said. "Grover is one. The other has already volunteered, if you will accept his help."
That was my cue.
"Gee," Percy said, feigning surprise. "Who else would be stupid enough to volunteer for a quest like this?"
I walked around the corner
"I've been waiting a long time for a quest, Kelp Head," I said. "Athena is no fan of Poseidon, but if you're going to save the world, I'm the best person to keep you from messing up."
"If you do say so yourself," she said. "I suppose you have a plan, Wise Guy?"
"Of course. Do you want my help or not?"
I knew she wouldn't refuse because she didn't really have anyone else to take with her. That and I'd murder her in her sleep if she didn't.
"A trio. That'll work."
"Excellent," Chiron said. "This afternoon, we can take you as far as the bus terminal in Manhattan. After that, you are on your own."
Lightning flashed. Rain poured down on the meadows that were never supposed to have violent weather.
"No time to waste," Chiron said. "I think you should all get packing."
Grover and Percy left to pack their things.
I went to wait for them
Chapter 10 end