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Title: The Mark of Perseus – Athena's Gratitude
Fandom: Percy Jackson and the Olympians / Heroes of Olympus; replacing Mark of Athena
PJatO 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, moresomes, incest, bondage, explicit intercourse, anal, mpreg, shoujo-ai, hetero
Godly Main Pairings: Poseidon/Percy, Hades/Percy, Zeus/Percy, Ares/Percy, Apollo/Percy, Hephaestus/Percy, Hermes/Percy, Dionysus/Percy, Triton/Percy, Thanatos/Percy
Demi-Godly Main Pairings: Nico/Percy, Octavian/Percy, Stolls/Percy, Jason/Percy
Side Pairings: Stolls/Nico, Frank/Hazel/Leo, Jason/Leo, Octavian/Leo, Reyna/Piper/Annabeth, Jake/Will, Chris/Clarisse, Malcolm/Katie, Grover/Juniper, Tyson/Ella, Paul/Sally, Hades/Persephone, Ares/Aphrodite, Palaimon/Amphitrite, Zeus/Hera (past), Poseidon/Amphitrite (past), Luke/Percy (past)
Percy Jackson Characters: Perseus Jackson, Nico di Angelo, Travis Stoll, Connor Stoll, Jason Grace, Leo Valdez, Hazel Levesque, Frank Zhang, Annabeth Chase, Piper McLean, Reyna Avila Ramírez-Arellano, Octavian Simmons, Rachel Elizabeth Dare, Thalia Grace, Clarisse la Rue, Chris Rodriguez, Katie Gardner, Malcolm Cage, Lou Ellen, Austin Barton, Kayla Hein, Will Solace, Jake Mason, Nyssa Black, Grover Underwood, Tyson, Ella, Sally Blofis, Paul Blofis, Mrs. O'Leary, Blackjack, Arion, Scipio, Tempest
Godly Characters: Poseidon, Hades, Zeus, Ares, Apollo, Hephaestus, Hermes, Dionysus, Triton, Thanatos, Heracles, Aphrodite, Iris, Artemis, Demeter, Persephone, Hestia, Hecate, Nemesis, Athena, Amphitrite, Hera
Summary: After "The Champion of Venus", Percy now gets to introduce his new Roman family to his old Greek one. He also gets to see his godly lovers again. On the sidelines, there's also that quest to save the world, but far more important than that is Percy's personal vendetta against Hera. And the rescue of Nico.
The Mark of Perseus
Prologue: The Mark of Athena
Travis and Connor were frowning upset as they sat on the deck of the Argo II, glaring into the sky. Their younger brother Chris was watching them from a safe distance as he was on the watch out with his girlfriend Clarisse. The daughter of war was screaming something at the girls beneath. Not that they were listening, really. Piper was frantically walking up and down on deck, trying to rephrase what she would be saying to the Romans. They had decided that if the Romans wouldn't be cooperative, her charmspeak needed to help. Her girlfriend Annabeth was trying to calm her.
"Piper, everything will be alright", cooed the blonde, resting a hand on Piper's shoulder.
"But this is about Percy", frowned the daughter of Aphrodite upset. "He's important to you and you haven't seen him in so long and I don't want to screw this up and be the one to blame that-"
She was interrupted as Annabeth kissed her softly and wrapped her arms around Piper's neck. The native American practically melted into the kiss, the stress leaving her immediately. Chris rolled his eyes at them and turned his attention elsewhere. The tinkerers were at the remote controls, steering the monstrous ship. Leo being the captain, but him alone wouldn't be able to repair the ship if something was to happen – and they were sailing into a war so of course something would happen. His two older and closest siblings Jake and Nyssa were there too. Next to the three tinkerers was Leo's boyfriend, the son of Jupiter. The Roman. Chris frowned at the boy, he still wasn't sure what to think of him. They had three children of Apollo with them too, for healing and for their exquisite archery – Will, Kayla and Austin. He saw Malcolm sitting with his girlfriend Katie at the dragon's head, the two of them staring at Daedalus' laptop. It made Chris' stomach turn. Annabeth had received a quest from her mother – to follow the Mark of Athena and bring back her statue. Malcolm had not allowed for his big sister to go alone, it was too ridiculously dangerous. Bringing Katie was a good thing. Not just because her and Clarisse teaming up on the Stolls was sometimes the only force stopping the pranksters, but also because they were fighting Mother Earth and the daughter of Demeter had control over plants and also over the earth to a certain degree, at least enough to sense when Gaia would be near. Lou Ellen was standing with the Stolls, an equal glare on her face. The powerful witch was as irritated that her best friend Nico had left again as Nico's two lovers were. There were Rachel, Thalia and Grover in the captain's cabin, as far as Chris knew, trying to find the best way to talk to the Romans. They had been a bit surprised when Lady Artemis had dropped by and send her second in command with them, but Artemis and Percy were friends and Artemis didn't really trust the campers so she send someone she could trust to retrieve her friend. The Oracle had been an obvious choice for them. And Chiron wouldn't let them go without a protector. At first, Coach Hedge had screamed loudly to tag along, but such a short tempered and hot-headed and especially so elderly satyr was not the best choice for a pending war. Seeing as Grover was Percy's best friend, he had been the obvious choice as protector.
"You two", sighed Chris as he had made sure that everyone was accounted for. "Why the long faces? I thought we'd have to tie you to the mast the closer we get to Camp Jupiter..."
"Because our Ghost Prince isn't here", huffed Connor with a glare, crossing his arms.
"Yeah", nodded Travis. "Little jerk. Drops by to tell us that Percy is here and that he saw him and then he leaves again because he 'needs to check something'? Dirty, little liar. He just wanted to get back to Percy to fuck him again. Jerk."
"You know he fucked Percy before you too, right?", snorted Chris unimpressed.
"Well yeah, but that's different", frowned Connor. "I mean, now Nico is ours too, so the least he could do is let us watch when he's with Percy, right?"
"Right", agreed Travis, shifting some. "It annoys me. Why are we going so slow?"
"Don't bitch around! We're going fast!", called Leo annoyed.
He glared at the Stolls. They had been going on his nerves ever since the journey had started. Gritting his teeth, he tried to concentrate on his job again. He had been feeling guilty enough that the ship had taken so long – all the campers and the gods pressuring him. And then there was the matter of Jason. Chocolate brown eyes looked over at the handsome blonde standing beside him. Not just beside Leo, mind you. Jason was also standing beside himself. He was nervous to get back home, to the Romans, to Camp Jupiter. To his friends. Leo was terrified. What if Jason would never want to go back to Camp Half-Blood with him again? What if he wanted to stay at Camp Jupiter? And what if he didn't want Leo to stay with him, because once he's back with the Romans, he will realize how strong and how much better the Romans were and that he didn't need an insecure, weak Greek like Leo...? Or what if he met Percy. He was meeting Percy, that was a fact. But Jason was already so intrigued from all the stories from the Stolls (perverts) and the pictures (not just the ones from Thalia, Rachel and Annabeth, but also those from the Stolls. Perverts). If they met in person, what if Jason would fall in love with the other hero? Percy was a strong fighter, a hero. He had more in common with Jason than Leo did. Jason would dump Leo for Percy.
"You're having stupid thoughts again, my firebug", whispered the son of Jupiter as he wrapped his arms around the Latino's waist and pulled him up against his chest. "What is it this time?"
"Don't always call me stupid", glared Leo and pushed Jason off.
"I didn't call you stupid", sighed Jason annoyed and exhausted. "I'm calling your thoughts stupid. I told you a million times already that I will not break up with you. Especially not over another guy, one that I don't even know. I made you a suggestion-"
"And I told you to screw yourself!", exclaimed Leo with tears in his eyes.
He turned around and stormed off to the captain's quarters. Jason had suggested that if Leo would allow him to date the Sea Prince, Jason would allow him another boyfriend too. Even though Leo had made it clear that he didn't want anyone else aside from Jason. The Stolls and Jason had laughed at that. Of course it had been the idea of the tricksters. Jason had reassured Leo that there were plenty of strong and handsome Romans at Camp Jupiter and that Leo may find himself longing for one of them. It was in their genes, they weren't made for monogamous relationships, just like their parents. The Stolls had argued that having two (or more) partners and having established relationships with them worked better than having one, trying to stay faithful but in the end breaking this person's heart with having affairs. They had basically said that if Leo wouldn't allow Jason to screw someone else, the blonde would sooner or later do it anyway.
"Leo? Are you alright?", whispered Rachel worried as she approached him.
"Mh?", huffed Leo and rubbed his eyes.
"Don't tell me my jerk brother made you cry again", sighed Thalia with a glare.
"I—It's just... he's so sure that it's against our very nature to be faithful...", sighed Leo.
"Well, not so much against your nature... It works. If you have multiple lovers", shrugged Grover with a frown. "It works for Percy and the gods. He's not whoring around, he has his claimed lovers he sticks to and they do it for him. The Stolls too, what with having Percy and Nico..."
"You will be fine", smiled Rachel reassuringly, resting her hands on his shoulders, staring intensely into his eyes. "I know you will be fine. And you will be loved. Not just by Jason."
"Th—That's stupid", protested Leo with a glare. "I love Jason. No one else."
Rachel gave him a mischievous smile and leaned in to whisper into his ear. "Because you haven't met them yet. But trust me on this one, out of the two of you, Jason will be the... tamer one."
Leo glared at her and shook her off to stand. Had the Oracle of Delphi just called him a slut? Shaking his head, Leo made his way out of the captain's cabin again. This was not acceptable. He could never want anyone else aside from Jason, Jason was the one for him.
"You have that sad yet angry look... What's up?", asked his best friend curiously.
Piper tilted her head at him and grabbed his hand to pull him down between the two girls. At first, Annabeth had frightened Leo, but ever since she was dating Piper, Leo liked the blonde a lot. She had many big sisterly trades. Shrugging slightly, Leo leaned against Piper's shoulder.
"I think Rachel just called me a slut...", frowned the Latino.
"She wouldn't", grunted Annabeth skeptically. "Why should she?"
"I think she was pulling one of her oracle-stunts again... She said that in the end, I would have more lovers than Jason. She called me a slut!", whined Leo, burying his face in Piper's hair.
"Well...", drawled Annabeth softly, nudging him. "You are pretty cute. I'm sure you could have boys chasing your tail if you wouldn't bury yourself beneath your work like that."
"I'm not", huffed Leo, glaring at his feet. "I only want Jason."
"I don't think that's it", whispered Piper, running her fingers through his curls. "I think you're too hurt to believe that anyone else could want you. You're so afraid that Jason will break up with you because he'll realize that he only was with you because of the fake memories. I know that, you told me so. You told me how much you can't believe that someone like him would want you. Leo, whatever your former foster siblings and parents and homes may have made you believe, you are a wonderful and lovable person. You're adorable and kind and lovely. And I actually hope Rachel is right, because if you had other lovers, you may realize that others love you, that you are lovable."
"You're being too depressing for my liking", frowned Annabeth, poking his nose. "I'm glad Percy has never been that depressing. You need to spend some bonding time with him, he'll be good for you. He can teach you a lesson about confidence and staying true to yourself."
With that, Annabeth stood and left the duo. She knew the bond between Piper and Leo ran deep. She was one of the few people the scarred Latino could let close to himself – her, his boyfriend and Jake and Nyssa. Instead, she decided to check on her younger brother. Truth be told, she was glad to know Malcolm at her side. A quest alone, it had scared her. Especially one of such importance.
"Hey", whispered Annabeth, sitting down next to Malcolm.
"Mh", grunted Malcolm with a short nod, still focused on every little thing they could find on the Mark of Athena, even though it was barely anything. "I don't know about this... It's so... important."
"I know", sighed the daughter of Athena with a gravely nod.
"We're descending! We're landing! We're there!", exclaimed Leo loudly and excitedly suddenly.
Annabeth smiled amused at the Latino, he was the epitome of hyperactive. Percy was going to love the kid. In a platonic way, added Annabeth in her thoughts. What Percy liked were the strong ones, the ones who took what they wanted and never gave it back again. Leo was the opposite of that. But Annabeth was pretty sure that the two of them would still get along very well. Getting up again, she came to stand at the rail, staring down longingly, scanning the ground.
"There he is! Travis, Connor!", called Annabeth suddenly, waving the Stolls over.
Within a second, she had a Stoll on either side of her, the two nearly falling off the ship as they spotted what Annabeth had seen. It wasn't possible in that distance to see Percy's eyes, but Annabeth was still sure she saw the sparkling of sea-green depths as the black-haired boy stood there in the middle of the place, waving his arms widely around.
"Who's that? That's not Nico", frowned Travis irritated. "Why's he touching our Sea Prince?"
Annabeth blinked a couple of times and stared more intensely. There was a blonde guy standing behind Percy, his arms wrapped around Percy's waist quite possessively. Really? Leaving her to worry and he went off to find himself new toys to play with? She was so going to punch him! There were many presumably Romans running around the place, setting gigantic tables as though they were preparing for a celebration. To celebrate with them, or to celebrate their victory over the Greeks once they had slain the crew of the Argo II...? Only a handful of people stood at the place and seemed to await the ship's landing. Percy and his new blonde lover were two of them. Next to Percy stood a female with black hair, dressed with the same purple robes. The leaders. Percy had become the leader of the Romans. Jason had told the Greeks all about their customs and about praetors. It was a relief to see that Percy had managed on his own. Two more Romans stood there with them, or at least Annabeth thought they must be Romans because they were wearing purple too. A broad guy and a dark-skinned female. The last few made Annabeth smile. Tyson was standing behind his brother, waving his arms just as widely around, Mrs. O'Leary running in circles around them. Next to Tyson was someone with red hair Annabeth didn't recognize. Curious.
"Well, it looks like he made friends", smiled Annabeth softly and relieved.
Piper stepped up to her, resting her arms on either side of Annabeth on the rail. "Looks like it."
"If he had sex with some Romans without us knowing, he'll get a spanking!", exclaimed Connor.
"And where the fuck is Nico?", huffed Travis, glaring down. "He said he needed to check something and then he would meet us here! I though he would be greeting us together with Perce!"
"Maybe... he got into trouble", frowned Jason as he joined them at the rail. "He had been visiting Camp Jupiter before my disappearance too after all. Perhaps now with Percy in the picture, they concluded that Nico may be involved in my kidnapping...?"
"If your Roman friends hurt our Ghost Prince, I will skin you", growled Connor darkly.
"No assumptions, please!", called Rachel out and lifted her hands in peace offering as she too together with the rest emerged from within the ship. "Let's land and talk first, okay?"
"Rachel is right", nodded Jason with a glare. "But... stay clear from the augur. He's dangerous."
He had told them dozens of times already in the past months. As Leo too finally came back, Jason grabbed his boyfriend and hugged him close. The augur hated Greeks. If he would hurt Leo...
Author's note: Sooo, here you go, as promised, even on midnight of my birthday (damn, I'm tired...)! You didn't actually expect to see Percy, did you? *smirks wickedly* No, seriously. I had to introduce the crew first. That's kind of the point of prologues, isn't it? Introductions. The hot smut and reunion-feast starts in the next chapter when the Greeks and Romans celebrate. Plot will differ a little/lot from "Mark of Athena". Mainly because I kind of disliked the book. But it'll work, I have it all planned out! ;)