Disclaimer: I do not own Class of the Titans, Jay or the Lyrics to this song: By Myself by Linkin Park

RRE (Read, Review and Enjoy!)

JAY

Jay, not even a grown man by normal standards. But he wasn't normal, was he? He was the decendent of Jason himself and responsible for the lives of six others.

Everything had changed in those few seconds.

What do I do to ignore them behind me?
Do I follow my instincts blindly?
Do I hide my pride from these bad dreams?
And give in to sad thoughts that are maddening?
Do I sit here and try to stand it?
Or do I try to catch them red-handed?
Do I trust some and get fooled by phoniness,
Or do I trust nobody and live in loneliness?
Because I can't hold on when I'm stretched so thin
I make the right moves but I'm lost within
I put on my daily facade but then
I just end up getting hurt again
By myself [myself]

Those red eyes were strangling him, never leaving his dreams, ripping his conscious to threads. Why couldn't he catch that crazy god? Even with his friends standing by him. Were they even is friends? Neil only cared about himself, Atlanta was still only a child, Odie didn't have the strength to protect himself, having to use others. Herry didn't even have a brain. And Theresa, Theresa...

NO!

[x2]
I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself

[Chorus:]
I can't hold on
To what I want when I'm stretched so thin
It's all too much to take in
I can't hold on
To anything watching everything spin
With thoughts of failure sinking in

Yes, he was failing, losing his mind. He locked himself in his room for days, hiding himself from the others, unsure whether to trust them or use them as his pawns. He was slipping.

If I
Turn my back I'm defenseless
And to go blindly seems senseless
If I hide my pride and let it all go on then they'll
Take from me ‘till everything is gone
If I let them go I'll be outdone
But if I try to catch them I'll be outrun
If I'm killed by the questions like a cancer
Then I'll be buried in the silence of the answer
by myself [myself]

Fast forward two years. Atlanta's betrayal, the near loss of Herry, Odie's supposed betrayal, Archie's weaknesses, Neil still obsessed with himself. And Theresa...Theresa nearly destroyed herself and her friends.

[x2]
I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself

[Chorus]

How do you think I've lost so much
I'm so afraid that I'm out of touch
How do you expect... I will know what to do
When all I know Is what you tell me to

'everything will be alright.' 'The prophecy says we will.' where is the proof, a prophecy isn't a real person and no one has brought of the fates, better prophets than that oracle. Jay would never trust him, but Teiresias was the only one he thought could confide in. If only the others knew the oracles history. Not just the good, but the horrible too.

[x2]
Don't you know
I can't tell you how to make it go
No matter what I do, how hard I try
I can't seem to convince myself why
I'm stuck on the outside

[Chorus x2]

He was so confused, and there wasn't a cure in sight. Sight. The oracle wasn't at the stand and Jay wasn't sure if he should ask Persephone so he went to the only person he thought could help. A central part of his problems, equally confusing, equally troubled.

"come on Jay, we'll figure it out together. It'll be okay." Theresa looked at him with longing.

"like I haven't heard that one before."

"well then it's about time someone showed you."