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.


12. Chapter 12


It was really hot today in the forge. I wanted to maybe catch up with some siblings since we haven't really talked since Delia got here, but no one had time. Nyssa was working on some huge project with almost half of the cabin, and the other cabin members were too busy doing their own thing.

Since I didn't really want to stay inside of the hot crowded place filled with people who didn't want to talk to me-- shocker!-- I went outside to look for Delia.

I hadn't talked to her in a while. I wanted to know what was happening with the quest or see if she was okay, really. Last time we talked, she didn't really seem there.

Maybe it was about the secret or maybe it was about the quest, or maybe it was about her friend Kasey she mentioned. I wasn't sure. But I wanted her to be okay, and happy, so I figured, "Let's pay an annoying little visit to Chickadee from her most favorite person in the world, Curly."

So that's what I did.

I found her laughing at something Travis said, but as earlier, she seemed distant.

Casually, I slid into the seat next to her.

"Hello, chica." I grinned.

"Valdez." She addressed.

"Hey Connor, Travis."

"Hi Leo."

"Delia, do you think we could talk later? I have a question about the other night."

"Oh right. Yeah, that's fine. I have something to tell you, too. It's pretty important."

Travs looked towards Delia then me, then back at Delia. I heard a noise under the table and Travis winced.


I grinned slightly. "Alright. I guess I'll talk to you later then."

"No, wait." She grabbed my wrist. "Just stay. I have to tell you before this afternoon. And it would be easier if we just left after breakfast."

"You two could leave now if you want." Connor offered.

"Yeah." Added Travis. "Who are we to stop true l-"

Another noise and another "ow!"

"I'll talk to you guys later, okay?" Delia put down her cup.

"Sounds good."

We waved a quick goodbye and headed off somewhere.

"What is it you wanted talk about?" I questioned.

"Well. A lot. But first things first, we've changed the date for when we're leaving. It's tomorrow now."

"Woah. That's a huge leap. Are you sure you'll be ready?"

"I really hope so."

"Have you decided on who you were bringing? If you are bringing anyone."

"I'll probably bring...we'll this is leading up into my next subject."

"Which is..."

"The secret."

I stopped walking.

The secret? Was she really going to tell me the huge secret?

"The one that helps out on the quest?"

She nodded.

"I thought you weren't supposed to say."

"Well, I'm not. I'll feel weird not telling you before Chiron tells everyone else."

"Why could. it about your godly parent?"

"Yep." She sighed.

"And you're bringing your siblings?"


"Ah. So you finally know who your dad is?"

She shifted her weight. "Yep."

"Do you like who it is?"

"Uh huh."

I nodded. "We're not related are we?"

Delia smiled, then frowned. "Do you not want me to be your sister,"

"No. It would be weird to like my half sister."

Delia tucked her hair behind her ear. "Right. Um, yeah. No I'm not your sister."

"Mmhmm. So who's sister are you?"

She mumbled something that wasn't really audible. Then she looked up at me with her glassy eyes. "Yeah. His."


I watched her pick up a strand of her hair and straighten it out. "Percy's."


She nodded. "Yeah. I wasn't really expecting Poseidon, you know? I'm more of a 'look at the stars' kind of person, and I should be a 'look at the water' kind of person."

"Everyone is different, though. I mean, we can't exactly expect you to be obsessed with water. Just like Nico isn't obsessed with death, and Thalia isn't too big on the sky."


"Long story short, daughter of Zeus, was a tree, is now a Hunter of Artemis."

"She was a tree?"

"And a pretty darn good one, too."

She giggled. Delia had a really cute giggle.

"How come she's not a tree now?"

"We put the Golden Fleece on it."

"The Golden Fleece? Like the Heracles Golden Fleece?"

"Um, Hercules, actually. And yeah."

"How'd you get it?"

"Like I said before. Long story."

"Oh, okay. What did you want to talk to me about?"

"Nothing too important. Just wanted to catch up."

"Oh. Well, what's going on in your life?"

"Well, this new girl showed up at camp about a week ago, and she's really stirring things up."

"No, I meant--"

"The girls like, eight years old. She's really tiny."

"Thirteen. And I'm an average sized thirteen year old."

"That's what she claims, but obviously she's eight. And not only did this eight year old find a new monster and make us go on a quest, she also managed to break the chain of one kid for each of the big three, who goes to Camp Half-Blood."

"Hazel. And Jason."

"But they go to Camp Jupiter. Hey, guess what."


"You didn't deny you were eight this time."

Delia smiled. "That's because--"

"Delia!" Annabeth rushed over to us.


"Delia. You moved the date up to tomorrow? That means we need to get you ready in a day. Pack in a day, pick who you want to come with you in a day. Get as much rest as you can in a day."

"Well, I've already decided to bring Percy and I'm not sure who else to bring. Percy will probably help me with that." Delia said. "I've packed a little, like my clothes, ambrosia, nectar. And I have my bracelet. There are also drachmas, too. And Percy already said I was doing great with training."

"She is doing really well." I added.

"Alright. We need to tell everyone else now, then. And about you being claimed."


"Okay. Be at the campfire in thirty minutes."


Annabeth turned around and raced towards what I assumed was either her cabin, or the Big House.

"So, tomorrow, huh? I won't get to see you for a while."

"I really don't want to leave all of my friends behind, but obviously, I have to."

"But it's okay, though. You'll be back in ten days, tops. And then you get to see everyone again."

"Yeah. At least there's that."

"Hey. I'm going to go to my cabin. I think I left something there."

"Okay. I will get to see you before I leave, right?"

"Definitely. I just have to check up on something."

"Okie dokie. See you later, then."


There was nothing to check up on. I just had to see how many drachmas I had. And I also had to see if Nyssa would lend me some because I already knew I didn't have a lot.

I was going on that quest with Delia. Of course she'd let me.

At least I hoped she would.

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