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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18. Chapter 18

**Delia**

At first, nothing happened. Then something pounced on me and sent me rolling down the hill. Once we reached the bottom, I got my sword.

"You said I wouldn't need this!"

You won't.

"Then why'd you tackle me?"

Your friends cannot hear.

"They can't hear you anyways."

But they can hear you.

"Right."

In front of me materialized a really pretty lady. She looked young, about mid-twenties, and had black hair to her shoulders.

"Who are you?"

"Hera." Her voice was now solid, and firm.

"Hera? As in THE Hera? The one who ruined my brothers love life? I've heard stories about you, and I'd love to take this sword and put it where it hurts."

"I didn't do anything wrong, Delia Nelson. I did what was necessary."

"Splitting up Percy and Annabeth, ripping away his memories and putting him in a cave with wolves? I think your definition of necessary and mine are to completely different things. What do you want Anyways?"

"To help."

"Help?" I raised an eyebrow.

"Yes, help."

"Why would you want to help me?"

"You need my help. And I do not want to watch Olympus fall."

"Fall how?"

"The gods are becoming weak. Something is wrong. I can barely manage to talk to you right now."

"What about the transformers?"

"The what?"

"The animals that change into monsters. What about them?"

"Those. They are cursed."

"By who?"

"Nemesis. She got angry at Lupa, and got Hecate to cast a spell, because she owed Nemesis a favor. Something went wrong, and instead of just wolves changing, it was all of the animals."

"Why didn't you just--"

She raised her finger. "There isn't much time. We are weak, Delia Nelson. We need help. As much as the gods hate to admit it, we do. Please."

"What's wrong with...you know..."

"We are all angry at each other. The arguing is making us tired, and we cannot come to an agreement. Not even Athena could solve the problem."

"What's the problem?"

"I just told you."

"No you--"

"Help us." She started fading.

"Help you how?"

Save Olympus Delia Nelson. You can do it. There are gruesome tasks ahead, pain suffering. Beware.

"Well, what do I do?!"

Help

"But--"

You'll figure it out in time. I must go.

"Hera! I don't under--"

A light flashed brightly, causing me to cover my eyes. When I looked back, she was gone.

"--stand. Gods dang it."

Help her? Help her how? If a goddess couldn't do anything to stop it, why does she think I can?

"Delia?" Heavy footsteps smacked the ground. "Delia?"

"I'm here." I called.

"Thank gods. Leo! I found her!"

Percy hugged me tightly.

"Oh my- calm down I wasn't even gone fifteen minutes!"

"It's about six in the morning."

"But it's still dark out."

"No, it's sunny."

"Then whys it so dark over here?"

He pointed up. Trees were blocking any form of light.

"How did she..."

"What? Delia, what happened."

I leaned against a tree. "I-I just talked to Hera."

"Hera? As in--"

"Yes, THE Hera. I've already had this conversation."

"What did she say?"

"She needed my help. And that she's willing to help us. And that there are 'gruesome tasks ahead of me, pain and suffering.'"

"Just you?"

"Apparently. I'm the only one she wanted to talk to."

"Well, you aren't alone in this. You've got Leo and I to back you up."

"Where is he anyway?" I ask.

Next thing I knew, Leo came sprinting around the corner.

"Sorry...I'm...wow okay...wow." He was breathing heavily. "I-I'm here. So, what happened? What took you so long?"

"I...got lost." I said. "The woods look the same to me. Heh, just trees all around."

"Oh. Aren't you tired? You haven't slept in a long time."

Now that sleeping was brought up, I realized how exhausted I was. I wasn't going to keep them though. We had a job to do.

"No, no. I'm fine. I'm honestly full of energy." I lied.

"Oh, good. I guess we'll get moving then."

"Guess so."

I walked a few feet and Percy grabbed my arm. He looked at me with his green eyes (Why couldn't I have those?) which were filled with confusion.

We had a quick conversation using only facial expressions. It went something like...

Me: What is it, Perce?

Percy: Why didn't you tell Leo?

Me: I didn't want him to worry.

Percy: but he does need to know. He's involved in this too.

Me: Since when do you care? Last time I checked you and Leo weren't the best of friends.

Percy: Delia...

I broke eye contact.

Leo started up the hill. "You guys coming?"

"I need to talk to Delia real quick, we'll be right behind you."

"Oh. Okay."

"Percy, I don't want to tell him." I said, once Leo was out of ear shot.

Percy sighed. "He needs to know."

"I really don't want him to worry about it. It's not that big of a deal, really."

Lie.

"Will you tell him soon?"

"Yes."

Another lie.

"Okay. I just don't want you to do this alone."

"I won't though. Even if I didn't tell Leo, I still have the best brother in the world to look after me. Even though he's extremely overprotective." I threw my arm around his shoulder.

He laughed. "I'm not that overprotective."

"Yeah you are."

"Whatever you say, princess."

"Ugh. You disgust me." I smiled.

"You're pretty gross, too." He grinned.

 

I liked having a brother.

 

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