I know I haven't updated for a long time and I want to apologize. I've been busy these past few days. So here's the update. It's not much but I hope you'll like it.
Thanks for the reviews on the last chapter:
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Being back to his true life has its ups and downs. Today is one of the downside. He's been dreading this day to come. Percy felt like throwing up. Why? It's because they are currently on their way to Hades' office. Nico called him last night and inform him that his dad is currently in New York. And guess what he wanted to talk to him the moment he found out that he's back.
Actually Percy considered asking Nico not to tell his father that he already came back. But what's the point of coming back if he's going to hide from him. Sooner or later he's going to deal with it and right now is probably the best time. Even though he knows that his uncle will probably kill him the moment he set his eyes on him. He is not going to argue on it anyway. He knows that he screwed up big time.
"Hey are you okay?" Nico asked him. Nico met him in the parking lot and they're on their way to Hades' office.
Okay? Hmm maybe not. He's actually freaking out in the inside. For gods sake, his uncle is one of the most terrifying person he's ever known. His palms are sweating. Maybe he should back out now while he still has time. Maybe they can postpone their meeting and set it another time when he was ready enough. But when is enough, really?
"Hey!" Nico tap his shoulder which caused Percy to be startled. "Seriously are you okay? You kind of zoned out."
Percy rubs the back of his head. "I don't think I can do this." He confessed.
Nico scrunched his eyebrows. "You said last night that you are ready. Why the sudden change of mind?"
"I don't think I'm ready."
Nico chuckled. "Are you serious?"
"Do I look like I am kidding?" Percy retaliated. He glanced at the floor numbers. Three more floors and they will reach his office. He rubs his sweating palms on his jean which kind of grossing him out.
"Come on. He just wants to talk to you." Nico reassured him.
"Do not give me that crap. We both know that he is tremendously mad at me for what I did."
They already reach the floor and Nico already stepped out. Percy is still hesitant to follow his cousin. When Nico noticed him he went back inside to pull him out. "Come on you little coward." He teased. Percy glared at him but allowed his cousin to pull him out.
Well Percy was glad that this floor only consists of his Uncle and Nico's office. At least no one will hear all his shouts. His uncle tends to raise his voice very very loud when he is angry. You'll have to cover your ears for protection.
When they reach his office his secretary who always travels with him is not on her usual place.
"Where's Tracy?" Percy asked.
"She didn't come this time. Dad said he's not here for business but when he found out that you came back he squeezed you in." Nico explained.
"Wow that's wonderful to hear." Percy said sarcastically.
"Oh don't be like that. I won't let him kill you." Nico teased.
Percy snorted. "Thanks but that will not make me feel any better."
Nico knocks on his father's office. No one answered. He knocks again but still no answer.
"Maybe he's not here. Maybe he forgot." Percy prayed.
"Don't be ridiculous. Dad never forgot his appointments."
Nico tried to open the door and it is unlock so he is sure that his father is inside. He opens the door and Percy followed him. "Dad!"
Nico and Percy froze on what they saw. Hades is not on his table but on the couch on the far right side of his office and he's with a woman. What embarrassed them is that Hades and the woman is making out in the couch. No wonder Hades didn't hear them because they are too busy to even care.
"Dad!" Nico squeaked.
Instantly, Hades and the woman broke away startled. Nico and Percy are blushing furiously on what they just witnessed. For the first time Hades was caught off guard. They both tried to fix their clothes and their hairs.
"We..We will wait outside." Nico stammered. He grabs Percy's arm and they went out of the room. Once they were outside they looked at each other and burst out laughing.
"No freaking way!" Percy whisper exclaimed. "I think I need to wash my eyes from what I just saw."
Nico doubled over from his laughter. "Did you saw their faces? Gods it's so epic, although it's kind of gross seeing your own father making out with his girlfriend."
Percy controlled his laughter, "Girlfriend? That's his girlfriend?"
As if on cue the door opens and out the said woman looking more presentable but has still a slight pink blush on her cheek.
"Persephone." Nico greeted suppressing a smile. "Nice seeing you again."
"Nico." She greeted back. "And you must be Percy Jackson."
"Yes Ma'am." He replied offering his hand to her to shake.
She shook it. "I'm Persephone." She smiled. "Umm he's ready for you now."
Nico and Percy nodded. "Okay, thank you."
"I have to go now. It was nice meeting and seeing you again." She said to both of them. She hurriedly went straight to the door without even waiting for their reply.
Nico and Percy shared a look and smiled widely. For a minute they tried to compose themselves. Once they were okay they went in.
Hades is now on his table. He motioned them to seat down. He cleared his throat trying to compose his pride from being caught. He noticed the two suppressing their smiles.
"What's so funny?" He demanded.
Percy's nervousness from a while ago was all forgotten from what he just saw. "Nothing sir." He replied not looking at him.
"So you and Persephone are still dating huh?" Nico said teasingly.
Hades glared at him. "You didn't come here to interrogate me about my affairs." He's trying to cover up his embarrassment. Nico just nodded.
"So." Hades turned to Percy. "Finally my prodigal nephew is back." He said with distaste.
Percy gulped down. All his nervousness is coming back. He made a mistake in looking at his uncle. It only made him want to pee his pants.
"So tell me Perseus what exactly went to that thick head of yours and just bolted out? It could have been a lot easier if you just told us." He spat.
"Don't interfere Nico. I'm not talking to you."
"I.." Percy started.
"Shut up! I'm not yet done talking." Hades interrupted. "Do you have any idea how much of a trouble you've caused us. Or how many connections I have pulled in order to save our asses for being sued? You're lucky your Poseidon's son or else I'll kick your ass to jail right now."
"Sir.." Percy tried again but Hades not quiet done yet.
"Just because you are my nephew doesn't mean you can do whatever you want and whatever you pleased. Does the popularity got into your head? And think that you can get away with anything. Even your cousin didn't know what to do or where to find you. You created such a big mess not only to your career but to your family just because of a certain girl. How pathetic is that?"
This time Percy felt anger welled up inside him. Bringing Calypso up is the last thing he wants to hear from his uncle.
"Sir I know I messed up big time but I don't think we should bring up Calypso into this matter." He said firmly.
"Why?" Hades mocked. "You know for a damn fact that she has everything to do with it."
"Dad don't bring up Calypso. We came here to talk about Percy's career. It will be nice if we stick to it." Nico came to the rescue.
Hades snorted. He leans back on his chair. "What? Isn't that what happened? Mr. Hot Shot here got his heartbroken and decided to ruin his career and his life. He even dragged you to his little stunt that you all end up in the hospital."
Percy clenched his fist. "That was long time ago. It was all in the past. Can we just not talk about it?"
"So you just want to forget about it? News flash kid! That's not just the way it works."
"Then what do you want me to do huh?" Percy's voice came a little higher.
"Don't raise your voice on me young man! I am your uncle and your boss."
"Guys, please calm down. There's no use in raising your voices." Nico butted in.
"So nothing has changed huh. You're still this annoying brat that thinks he can get anything that he wants."
"I.." Percy supposed to spat back but Nico kick his shin and glared at him sending him a silent message to shut up. If they keep arguing they are not going to solve anything. Both of them are hard headed and Nico knows nobody wants to back down.
"Dad. Percy knows that he made a mistake that's why he came back." Nico started.
"After a year huh? Isn't that a bit too long?" Hades mocked.
"Dad please? Will you listen to us first?"
Hades let out a deep sigh. "Fine."
Nico gestured to Percy to start talking.
"I know what I did was wrong and stupid. I did it because I thought it was the best for me at that time. I was too close on loosing it that's why I have to go. I know it was reckless and selfish but I needed it. I know I'm a little late on coming back…"
"Little late?" Hades said sarcastically. Nico glared at him.
"What I wanted to say is that I am so sorry and I am willing to face all the consequences of what I have done. If it meant that you are going to sue me for all the damages that I have caused then I am ready. If there is anything that I can do to fix it, you just have to tell me."
Hades rubs his chin and chuckled. "You know what so funny is?"
Percy raised his eyebrow at his uncle's gesture.
"I've already talked to almost half of the producers and guess what they wanted to have a meeting with you and guess what? They still like you to continue your unfinished contracts."
"What?" Percy asked confusedly.
"Are they serious?" Nico was surprised.
"Do I look like I am joking?"
"No sir." Nico said.
"But I was gone for a year. How could they possibly sure that the fans still wants me? Are they insane?" Percy asked.
Hades laughs. "This is Hollywood boy. Everything is possible."
"What do you think about it dad?" Nico asked.
"Well I think that it is stupid." He started. "But I think they are making the right choice."
"Why?" Percy asked.
"Even while you were gone, your fans are still always there waiting for your return. They keep pestering us on when are you coming back. Nico knows this. I think you can still make it if you decide to come back." Hades said in a business kind of voice.
"I… I don't know."
"Listen son, what happened a year ago can all be taken care of once you decide to come back. Now all you have to do is think of what your answer is to our offer. We will have a meeting with all the producers next week on LA."
"Next week?" Nico asked. "Isn't it a little fast?"
"Your cousin has been gone for a year Nico. He needs to decide quickly. The meeting is already set. I expect you two next week on LA. Tracy will give you the details of the meeting." Hades finalized.
"Okay." Nico answered. "We will be there."
Percy just nodded his head slowly processing the information that he just received.
"So I think we are done here now." Hades proclaimed.
Nico and Percy stand up.
"I'll see you guys next week on LA."
The two nodded. "Thanks Dad." Nico said.
"Hey Percy." Hades called.
Percy turned to look back at Hades. "I'm glad your back."
Percy can't help but smile. "Thank you." Even though they argue a lot Hades is still his favorite uncle since they barely see Zeus. Hades has his own ways on showing his affection.
When they were near the door, Nico turned back to his dad.
"Dad." He called.
Hades looked up from the documents that he was reading. "Yes?"
"Maybe you should try and go to the bathroom." Nico suggested.
"Why?" Hades asked confused.
"Because there's a lipstick mark on your neck, I don't think people will be thrilled to see that." Nico chuckled.
Hades hand shot to his neck and truthfully there's a lipstick mark on it. He blushed furiously. Before he can even scold his son the two cousins bolted from his office and he can clearly hear their laughter.
"Stupid boys." He muttered.
I know it's kind of short but I'll make it up on the next chapter. Let me know what you think.