A/N: I'm apologizing in advance because this chapter is more dialogue and I'm pretty bad at that but I am pretty sure it's necessary. Also, the mortal stuff she got into at the beginning of the story will come into play later in the story, I haven't forgotten about it, but I am not sure what I want to do with that, maybe after a Hunt she gets found? I'm not sure, if you have any ideas let me know! Also, please review, I want to improve this as best I can, and I need your input to need it. Disclaimer: If I were Rick Riordan I wouldn't be writing this in the middle of my Ancient World History class, wanting to die.
Also, I haven't described Jacqueline, and if I have, forget it. I want Jacqueline to look like however you want her to, heroes are different for everyone, and I want you to be able to choose your own look. I have my ideas, but how I see my characters is different from you. I know it's a little strange, but, to me it's important
My mind is still reeling. I saw Jacqueline fall with my own eyes! There should be no way she is stalking off angrily with the daughter of Zeus. She looked miserable, not that I blame her; nobody, and I mean NOBODY tried to help her. Some of us didn't even know she was down there, or alive - in my case. Now, I know what you're thinking 'How could the awesome, brilliant, and hot, god of prophecies not know she was still alive?' It's actually pretty simple. I have no answer. I think it may have something to do with where she was. A future down there is so unlikely, so everchanging, that only the Fates know what happens. Another possible reason is that the Lord of the Pit was blocking me from seeing anything, playing a long-term game, maybe to help Mother Earth. Not that it did any good, she's gone for good. I think Leo is too. I'm not sure, my prophetic visions are still struggling, but we gave him the flower from Delos, so he must have the Physician's Cure. Anyone smart enough to make the Valdezinator must have been smart enough for a Plan B.
Anyway, Artemis watches her Hunters go, and turns her fierce gaze on Hestia. I can't wait to see what happens next. But, sadly, Poseidon raises a hand to calm her. It didn't work, and Artemis starts cursing out Hestia with words I haven't heard her say since, well, ever. The daughter of Athena rests a hand on my baby sister's shoulder, and Artemis calms under the touch. I look at Percy, his head is hanging and he looks upset. Attempting to change the topic, I ask him what's up.
"The last girl I saw join the Hunters that eagerly ended up crushed in the desert." I realized he was talking about Bianca di Angelo, and apparently, so did everyone else because they all stopped.
"You should know, Hero," My sister began, a kind tone in her voice, "that her oath, as I said, was not sudden. Jacqueline's father was abusive to her, or so I hear, she never revealed to me who he was, I'm not even sure if he was mortal, the way she talked about him. She sought refuge often in the Garden of the Hesperides. It was there that she and Zoë became like sisters. Bonding over pain and heartbreak, I sensed them and appeared to them one night. I offered them to join my Hunt, but before they could take their oaths, my father appeared." Percy looked up, a curious expression on his face. "He told Jacqueline that the time had come to repay a debt, and her mother had ordered her into the war. He gave her a note confirming this story. It was then that I learned the identity of her mother. Nyx. One of the most terrifying primordials, we were blessed to have her on our side in that war. Jacqueline took Zoë aside and spoke to her, she left, and never saw her sister again. I was there when she fell into Tartarus, I told my Lieutenant all that had happened. She was devastated. I haven't seen her look that way since Heracles had broken her heart. She became distant, and more driven, which is what she was still like when you met her. I'm very upset that she died before seeing Jacqueline again."
Annabeth looked thoughtful. "What do you mean, you don't think her father was mortal? Do you think he was a god or a Primordial? Is it possible for him to be a monster? Or a demigod?" She looked like her mind was racing a mile a minute.
Before any of her questions could be answered, Zeus intervened (blah) and told us we had much to discuss, and sent the Heroes away. I'm sure they were thrilled.
I was trying to find an opportunity to escape the upcoming conversation, when I heard mention of Bianca di Angelo. She was a great fuel in the fire of my Hearth, and I was very upset at her passing. If only Hephaestus was more careful with his trash. Anyway, I decided to stay, which proved to be a bad idea, because soon after that part of the conversation ended the gods were talking about me, and my decision.
I did not send Jacqueline into Tartarus unarmed, I'm not a monster, unlike most of my family, I gave her a blessing through my Hearthfire. ( search?q=symbol+of+hestia&safe=strict&sxsrf=ALeKk0250-I729mHqdq36VW_lgZ0oiTtow:1601180287548&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjgvYqyvYjsAhUHOq0KHZ0GCiAQ_AUoAXoECA4QAw&biw=1440&bih=718 sorry it's annoying, but if you can figure out a way to see that, tell me, and totally look. It's on her lower back, on the left side. You know that flat hip part? That was a bad description, but eh.) It's part of what kept her alive.
I'm not sure what will happen to me, but it doesn't matter, I made a choice that will save us all in the end. According to The Fates at least.
A/N: Sorry this took so long, I've been feeling really depressed lately, so I haven't had much drive to do anything, plus it's that time of month (ehm) so… yeah. We're back to Jacqueline next, and some pretty crazy stuff is about to happen.. So be ready.