p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"strongA/N:/strong I wrote this a while back but i never got to posting it so yeah… here it is! It's probably crap and I dont really have a plot for this one. I'm just gonna go wherever the wind takes /(I also posted this on tumblr and wattpad so if you see something like this on there, thats probs me)/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"Disclaimer: I own nothing. All the characters(except the OC), places and objects belong to Rick style="text-decoration: line-through;" please dont sue me/span/p
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p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"Nico di Angelo stared at the large portrait occupying the whole room. The portrait was of his mother, sister and him. He usually didn't stay in Cabin Thirteen, or at Camp, but he had to. His father commanded it. br /He turned his gaze to the windows of the cabin. They were covered by black curtains, as usual. He walked from his bed to the windows and opened the curtains a little bit, enough to be able to see out but too small for people to see in. It was a normal day –or as normal as it ever will be- at Camp Half-Blood. br /He saw satyrs chasing around nymphs and dryads. The Hermes Cabin playing pranks at the Demeter and Aphrodite Cabin while the two cabins tried to exact their revenge. He looked over to where Percy was, Annabeth holding his arm as they laughed at Leo who set himself on fire again. He saw his half-sister, Hazel Levesque, holding hands with Frank Zhang, the shape-changing, son of Mars. br /br /The Romans were visiting Camp Half-Blood again. /p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"They made it a habit to visit every month to maintain the peace between the two camps, though, on some occasions, the Greeks would visit them at their Camp in Los Angeles. br /br /Nico also observed that the tension that used to surround Reyna whenever Jason was around was beginning to dissolve. He saw her laughing as she tried to put out the flaming Valdez. He saw his 'friends', as they called themselves, just hanging out and having fun, like normal teenagers. /p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"He so envied them. He wanted to be able to hang-out with them and just have fun, but he knew he couldn't. He knew how scared his friends were of him. He knew that they wouldn't accept him if he tried to hang-out with them. br /He closed the curtains and sat on one of the two couches of the cabin. He put his head in his hands and thought of how much he wanted to join them in their laughter, to be a normal teenager. But it was impossible. He knew it was because no one would accept him. They would shun him like they always have. He sighed. It was hopeless. He would never find a real friend, much less a girlfriend. br /br /He remembered the events of the past summer. He remembered the events that haunted him for so long. Having to admit his former crush on Percy Jackson to Cupid while Jason Grace watched still gave him nightmares. Though he'd gotten over Percy, he couldn't help but envy him. Percy Jackson has everything Nico truly wants. He has a family that loves and cares for him, friends that accept him for his true self and…a girlfriend who he loves with all his heart and loves him right back. And Nico has none of those. /p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"His thoughts were interrupted by the sound of the door opening. He turned his head to see Hazel coming in. She didn't know yet that he was here. When she noticed him, she gasped./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Nico," she said in a shushed tone. Why? He didn't know. "What are you doing here? I thought you didn't like staying at Camp."br /He sighed. "Hades sent me here." He said /"Why?" She /Nico shrugged. "Didn't say." br /But he knew anyway. He decided not to tell Hazel about it. br /The truth might shock her. /p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"He came here, by orders of his father, to welcome a newbie. A spawn of Poseidon. No one knew of another living spawn of the Big Three, much less a spawn of Poseidon. The eldest gods once swore never to have half-blood children. Only Hades kept his word. That was why, his father had said, it was important that he not tell anyone about the arrival of the spawn. His father would always use that word to talk of the arriving child. He would never specify the gender for some unknown reason. It was also a weird reasoning that his father would use the pact made in the days of the War, the start of the First Great Prophecy, since the pact was already disregarded./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;" "Um…so…you're going to the dining pavilion?" Hazel asked, interrupting his thoughts once more. "Chiron said he was going to announce important news. It kind of scares me by how he said it. I hope it's not another threat." She added./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Yeah," He answered. "And, hopefully, you're right. I don't need monsters, giants, or other deadly magical beings chasing after me right now." He continued. She gave a small smile. He smiled back. He can only really act relatively normal around Hazel, considering how she can sort of understand his loneliness./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Hazel…"He sighed, as he watched her get a few things from her backpack on her bed. /p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Hmm?" She turned her head ever so slightly to let him know she was listening./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""When you go the dining pavilion, could you please not mention my presence here to anyone? I don't want them to know just yet." She turned to face him and walked over to where he was seated./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""If something's bothering you, Nico, you know you can talk to me about it." She said reassuringly, squeezing his hand./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""It's nothing, just don't tell them yet. Okay?" He squeezed her hand in return./p
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p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"Annabeth kept looking over her shoulder to Chiron for the whole of dinner in the pavilion. He had announced he had something important to tell them later on, during the Camp Fire Sing-Along, and it had worried her. Usually, when Chiron had something important to tell them, she had been the first to know. But now, Chiron didn't tell her anything. It worried her when the centaur kept things from her. Although he would be announcing it soon, it still bothered her that she didn't know. She was a child of Athena, after all./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Hey," Malcolm whispered to her, snapping her back to reality. "You've been looking back and forth between your food and Chiron for the entire time with a weird expression on your face. Something wrong?" He glanced at her and she knew he was worried./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"His tone was light, though, careful not to betray any of his concern, but his face gave it away./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""It's nothing…" She sighed. "It's just, whenever Chiron would announce something important, he'd usually tell me about it first."/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Maybe he doesn't want to worry you."/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Yeah…that's making me even more nervous…"/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Sorry, it's probably not too important. Maybe that's why he didn't tell you."/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Yeah, you're right." She sighed and looked at her food. She barely touched them. She started eating, her body had a new-found appetite./p
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p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"A shrill cry pierced through the tension in the room just as Chiron was about to speak. This seemed to shake the demigods. They looked around for the source of the noise until someone screamed,/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Outside the barriers! Look!"/p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"The demigods brought out their weapons and armed themselves for a fight. Led by Percy and Jason, they headed to the barriers. br /Once they arrived there, what they saw awed, scared, shocked or disgusted them. What made the noise was apparently a /br /About age sixteen with midnight black hair and clear blue eyes, she would be very pretty, except for the fact that she was bleeding like hell. The girl was pinned to a tree by a Cyclopes who was about to pierce through her with a celestial bronze blade. Quick on his feet, Percy ran to the Cyclopes and slashed him through with his sword. As soon as the blade went in the Cyclopes skin, it dissolved to dust, blown away by the wind. br /The girl fell from where she was being held against by the Cyclopes and crumpled into a ball once she hit the ground. She whimpered. Her face and body were covered in cuts and wounds, and her shirt was stained with an alarmingly huge amount of red. The demigods, finally getting over their shock, ran to her. Percy was first to be at her side. "It's gonna be alright." He said, reaching out to touch her cheek. br /"Aagh!" She screamed the moment their skin had made contact. She swatted him away with what little energy she had left and cowered under the feet of the person standing nearest to them, hidden in the shadows. /p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"Nico stepped out of the shadow and crouched down to her level. "So you're the one he was talking about…" He mumbled to himself. br /Hesitantly, he reached out his hand to brush off hair that had stuck to her face with blood. His hand shook slightly, wondering if he would get the same reaction Percy got if he touched her. br /He was surprised to see she didn't scream or panic at the contact. Instead, he felt her relaxing at his touch. Soon, he found himself holding her in his arms./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""It's okay," He whispered as he carried her to the others./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"He was greeted with surprised gasps as the campers saw him emerge with her in his arms. /p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Nico? I thought you were in the cabin." Hazel was first to speak./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""I heard something, so I shadow-traveled to where everyone was." Nico explained as he made his way inside the barrier. "Anyway, shouldn't you guys be giving her some medical attention? I'm no healer, but even I can tell she won't last that long anymore." /p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"Will stepped in front of him and took her in his arms./p
p style="margin: 20px 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;""Thanks for carrying her here." He said, before hurrying into the big house. /p