Crash of Olympus

Delia Nelson is new to Camp Half-Blood. She doesn't understand why no one ever told her "Hey, you're a demigod." if so many people knew about her. And the whole Greek Mythology thing never really intrigued her. But now, she has to adjust to a new life full of it. Especially because her parent is a god or goddess. On top of all that, everyone at camp is freaking out because some "Great Prophecy" seems to be happening right before their eyes. Only the prophecy isn't really that great, and it could involve a lot of deaths. And of course, Delia has something to do with it.

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11. Chapter 11

**Delia**

As soon as I walked into the Hermes cabin I regretted it.

"Delia! Do you want life tips?"

"No Connor."

"But they're good tips." He urged.

I sat on my bed and took off my shoes. "No."

"What about one tip?"

"Fine."

"Okay." He sat on my bed hopefully. "First rule of money: never use your own."

"What?"

"Oh hey, Connor did you tell her about kissing someone?" Travis asked.

"Right. Okay we thought this would help you with Leo."

"My gods." I mumbled. "No, Connor. Tomorrow you can tell me as many life tips as you want. But I'm really tired right now, so I'm going to sleep."

"Okay if you say so."

"So you know who you are?"

I looked around, but I was in the black hole again. This time, my sword wasn't there. Once again, there was a musty smell that was familiar.

"Who are you?" I demanded.

"You'll figure that out in time." The voice replied. "Right now, I just want you to know what lies ahead."

"I already know, you told me already."

"Now that you know who you are, it will be a lot easier for your quest. You can use it to your advantage. But are sure it's best that you know?"

"What are you talking about?"

"My promise to make your life miserable. To kill your new family."

"You better not touch Percy!" I yelled. I didn't have any way of attacking her or any idea where the voice was, but I would do what I could. "Don't you even dare."

The voice laughed. "There's nothing you can do to stop me. You have no weapon, you don't know how to use your powers. You are a defenseless thirteen year old. Useless even."

The words played in my head. The only person who ever told me that I was useless was my mother. That's when I finally accepted the fact that I was talking to her.

"Don't touch my family or my friends." I warned.

"Or what?"

"Or I'll kill you."

My mom laughed. "If only you could. Wouldn't it be a shame if I got to you first?"

My breath caught. I wanted to wake up.

"You can't do anything to stop it. It's already happened, Delia. It's done."

A hand reached towards me and grabbed my wrist. I kicked and screamed, but of course it was no use. I was alone. And no one could save me.

It was difficult to breathe, now, and it was once again starting to get really hot. Fire hot.

I woke with a start. Immediately, I started coughing, earning weird looks from the few people who were actually in the cabin. I checked for my bracelet, which was still on my wrist.

I sighed and got up.

A few minutes later, I was pulling my hair into a ponytail and heading out the door. No one I knew was outside, so I felt really awkward.

"Hey." Someone said as they stepped up beside me.

I turned and saw Piper standing next to me. Her hair was braided very neatly, and she looked nothing like she did when we were playing capture the flag. Although I couldn't really see her face then. She seemed excited about something.

"Hi." I said.

"Delia, right?"

I nodded.

"I'm Piper. Annabeth's been talking about you a lot."

"Really?"

"Yeah. About your quest thing."

"She told you?"

"Yep. But don't worry though, I won't tell anyone."

A group of girls walked by and tried to hide their giggles. They looked about my age and were just about as pretty as Piper.

"Aphrodite kids." Piper murmured.

"What?"

"I'm sorry. It's just the new Aphrodite kids. They haven't really adjusted to this yet and-"

"No it's fine."

"Are you sure?"

"I'm used to it. No big deal." I smiled a little.

"Alright."

"Hey, so what were you so excited about?"

The gleam in her eyes returned. I wasn't really sure what color eyes she had, because they were constantly changing colors.

"I'm going to see my boyfriend, Jason, sometime today. He, Hazel and Frank are supposed to come over here today or tomorrow."

"I've heard of them." I said.

"Yeah, they're great people. I'm sure you'll get along great with them."

"Oh, thank you for the clothes the other day."

"You're welcome. I just got this feeling that I should bring them."

She glared at the sky.

"What?"

"Oh, nothing. So do you have any idea who your dad is?"

I frowned. Should I tell her, or could she wait for a few hours? I knew I could trust her, if Annabeth did, I can, too. But we just met. I reminded myself.

"Small Idea." I said. "But I'm not one-hundred percent sure."

"Oh. W-"

"Who's yours?" I asked.

She frowned a little but answered the question. "Aphrodite. I wish it wasn't though. She can be really embarrassing sometimes."

"Embarrassing how?"

"Instead of claiming me like a normal person, she decided to totally make me over with make up and a wardrobe change. And she fixed my hair. No matter how hard I tried to de-beautify my self, it still stayed on me."

"Oh."

"But, at least she wasn't too ashamed to claim me, you know?"

"Yeah." I sighed.

"Oh my gods Delia, I didn't mean it that way. I swear."

"It's fine."

She gave me a sympathetic look, but didn't say anything else on the subject. "What're your plans for today?"

Train with my half brother and get claimed.

"Training." I said.

"That sounds like fun. I really hate to go, but I'm super hungry. I'm going to head off to the dining pavilion. I'll see you later?"

"Yeah. Bye Piper."

"Bye."

"And you keep on running until you're out of their sight." Travis finished.

"Thanks for the advice, Travis, but I don't think I'm going to be pulling pranks on the Ares campers."

"Just in case you get the urge, young grasshopper."

I grinned. "Right. If I ever want to be killed, I'll consider it."

"Tell us when you're about to, we can help." Offered Connor.

"Thanks. I'll keep it in mind.

Nico walked past our table a gave a small smile. I waved a quick hello before taking a sip of orange juice.

"You're not going to go eat with him again, are you?"

"Why?" I frowned. "What's wrong with Nico?"

"Nothing...uh, we just wanted to sit with you today since you're leaving soon."

"What? N-no! How did you know that?"

"Did you know you talk in your sleep?" Travis asked.

"Oh no! No, no, no! I'm screwed! Who else knows?"

"Don't worry, just us. And only because you woke us up last night with your sleep-talking and stuff."

"We're naturally light sleepers."

"So you know about the..."

"Quest? Yeah."

"And about my dad?"

Connor nodded.

"And you two are sure no one else knows?"

"Pretty sure."

I sighed.

"So last night was your last night with us?"

"Not really. I'm sure we'll still talk. We're only a few cabins apart. I mean it's not like I'm moving to the other side of the world or anything."

"Yeah, but you were like a little sister to us."

Travis nodded. "And it was only two days together and we barely even talked."

"Sorry guys. I can't help it. But hey, when I get back from the quest we can get to know each other and talk all the time. Who knows, I might even bring you two with me."

"Seriously?"

"If you want to." I shrugged.

"No one ever brings us because we're" he used his fingers as quotation marks. "'Irresponsible.'"

"Aw, no you guys are the best."

"We know, we know." Connor smiled.

I didn't want to go on a quest. I loved Camp Half-Blood. All the friends I made, and the new family I had. And they way it always smelled like strawberries. But if I want to keep my new home I have to go. Knowing this could be the last time I see these amazing people is terrifying, but I need them to be safe.

I laughed along with the joke Travis made while eating a bite of my strawberry. Honestly, I didn't know what was funny. I was too busy worrying about how easily my mom's plan is falling into place.

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