After the burning of the bodies I quickly left. I couldn't stand the silence, the depression in the air, the broken look in Annabeth's eyes. So I shadow traveled down to the Underworld to talk to my dad. When I arrived he was sitting casually on his throne. "Lord Hades." I greeted bowing.
"Nico, what do I owe this pleasure?"
"Well I have a request."
"Let me guess, you want me to bring back that Jackson boy? Hmm, am I correct?" he asked me raising his eyebrows.
"Now why would I do that?"
"Well he has saved Olympus many times and he doesn't deserve to die at the age of 17."
"No. I can't go around bringing people back from the dead just because you want me to, now Nico I'm busy so I would appreciate it if you left now."
I was getting angry now. "You're not doing anything! And it's not like I come to you all the time asking for this! Percy didn't deserve to die! Please I will do anything."
Hades sighed. "Nico, look even if I wanted to the other gods wouldn't agree, Zeus especially. Now I can reassure you that he is in Elysium now as we speak and even if he could come back I doubt he would want to."
"You're acting like you know him." I said quietly tears stinging my eyes. "You don't know him. You never took the time to get to know him so don't act like you do." My voice was rising now.
"Nico I think that it would be best if you left now."
"Yeah I guess you're right." I growled before I left.
10 Years Later
Today is the anniversary of the down fall of Gaia but also the anniversary of Percy's death. Everywhere I go people give me sympathetic looks but I just ignore them and put on a blank face. I still haven't forgiven him for dying.
Over the years Camp Half-Blood had become a little more like Camp Jupiter. We started building houses for those demigods over the age of 21 who wanted to stay, get married have kids and not get killed by a monster.
I was making my way over to the strawberry fields to meet up with the remaining seven, Nico, Rachel and Thalia. I saw them sitting on some benches on the south side of the field. I walked over and sat down next to Piper. "Hey Annabeth." she greeted.
"Hey Pipes." I replied smiling.
"How are you doing?" she asked looking at me with sad eyes.
"Yeah I'm good." I reply. "Still can't believe that it's been 10 years though."
"Yeah, I don't think anyone can." Piper breathed.
We sat there in silence for a bit before Rachel broke the silence. Green smoke started pooling around her feet. Nico who was sitting next to her jumped up in surprise. Then Rachel started to speak in a voice that was not her own but the voice of the Spirit of Delphi.
You shall find the Seventh East of the bay
Or else Night shall conquer day
If the Seven were to fall
Than Night shall conquer all.
I was shocked. The Seven, surely that means Piper, Jason, Leo, Hazel, Frank, me and…Percy. No it can't because he's dead. But that line at the start You shall find the Seventh East of the bay, does that mean Percy? I couldn't help but smile at that small bit of hope.
"Annabeth why are you smiling?" Leo asked.
"Um… I'm happy about the prophecy." I said casually.
"Come off it, no one is ever happy about a prophecy."
"So," I clapped my hands together, trying to steer the conversation away from myself. "Do you think that the Seven part is referring to the Seven?"
"Yeah, that would make sense." Jason said. "Rachel only said the prophecy a little after you showed up, and all the Seven are here except for…" he trailed off, the unspoken name hanging in the air between us.
"Maybe it means someone else?" Piper suggested.
"Well it said that we will fine the seventh east of the bay, I guess we will just have to wait and see." I said shrugging.
Piper looked at me concerned. "You're not saying that Percy will be there are you?"
"You never know."
"Annabeth, there is no nice way to put this but Percy is dead, I don't think that Hades or whatever would bring him back for a quest."
"Yeah I know." I replied with a small smile. "Well I think I might go back home, thanks guys."
"But you didn't even-" Leo started but was cut off my Piper elbowing him in the stomach.
"Okay see you later Annabeth." She smiled.
I decided to go to the lake and look around on the slight chance that the prophecy meant the bay of the lake. After about an hour I realized that what I was doing was stupid. Percy was dead. The prophecy obviously meant something else. As I was making my way back around I glanced up at Thalia's tree and saw a figure of a teenage boy lying at the base facedown. I made my way over concerned. When I got there I realized that the boy whoever he was he had the same raven-black messy hair as Percy. Could it be? No it can't, I thought kneeling down and turning the boy onto his back. But as I looked at his face I could have sworn that it was Percy. Another son of Poseidon maybe? But that's impossible he looks about 17 and a son of the Big Three couldn't have made it this far without camp.
I yelled to the nearest camper to go get Chiron and bring him here. 5 minutes later I saw Chiron coming up the hill toward me. "Annabeth dear what is it?" he asked.
I stood up and pointed to the boy. "I was walking past and I found this boy under the tree passed out. He is definitely a demigod because he passed the border, and I have a feeling that he is a son of Poseidon or at least a child of the Big Three because I can feel the power radiating off of him."
"Yes well do you know how long he has been here?"
"I'm not sure."
"Well we better take him up to the Big House." I helped haul the boy onto Chiron's back and we set off towards the Big House.
A/N- What do you guys think? Yeah I thought that Annabeth was a bit OOC sorry about that, I was just thinking that she was in shock or something. I was going to do more POV's from some others about Percy's death but I decided not to. The threat is going to be Nyx I have decided and thank you to AncientTide for the tip of researching about the myths. I did and I now know a lot more about Nyx and what she can do so thank you again. Can you guess who the mysterious boy is? Yeah it's pretty obvious isn't it? Oh and Annabeth, Piper, Leo, Frank, Jason and Hazel are all like in their twenties while Percy will still be 17. Thank you guys for all the positive feedback please continue to R&R.
-Seaweed Brain Herondales.