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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20. Chapter 20

**Delia**

I told Percy everything that happened in my dream. Everything. I didn't hesitate to tell him about my mom, I didn't hesitate to tell him about anything. The words just managed to put it self together in my brain, and find their way out of my mouth and into the open.

By the time I was done, I was crying. Of course it was normal to cry, but I still felt weak. I was supposed to be leading this quest, while I'm here making my brother take watch, for gods know how long, and then force him to listen to my pathetic life story.

Great leader, right?

He said that I was safe now because she was gone, and that he was there to protect me, but it really didn't do much.

I knew she was still out there.

He asked me if I wanted to go back to sleep, but I didn't trust myself or my dreams enough to go back to sleep. And I didn't want to stay up all night by myself because I didn't trust myself to do that either.

"I'll stay up with you, if you want."

"No, no. It's fine. You need sleep. How long have you been watching?"

"I don't know. A while."

"Percy, I would've switched."

"Yeah, but you guys needed sleep."

"So do-- you know what? Never mind just go to sleep. I'll wake Leo up and we'll watch."

"But--"

"Percy, go to sleep."

"You...ah, whatever. Just promise me you won't do anything stupid like run off somewhere or something."

"I won't."

He nodded and laid down on the ground.

I stared out into the darkness, wondering what was out there. Monsters? Well, duh. Crazy goddesses here to take my brother away again? I certainly hope not.

The night reminded me of the dream. I've never had one like it before. Was this because I knew I was a demigod? Chiron did say that once you knew who you were, everything became worse. Worse dreams, Your scent became stronger.

What do demigods smell like? Hopefully not too bad. Or maybe we smell extremely good.

Why would the god of the seas even want to come down to this ordinary place and fall in love with a lunatic who doesn't even like the water?

How come I had to be the daughter of Poseidon? Why couldn't I just be a normal kid, with a normal, stable mother. That's all I want.

Although, it is cool knowing that there's a whole other world out there, and a family that I've never met. I don't even think that I've met everyone at camp yet, but I was there for a week.

I moved my hands back and forth on the floor. The difference between stone and carpet is that carpet is definitely a lot more comfortable to sit on.

I felt a rock and picked it up.

"Leo. Wake up." I threw the rock at him.

"Huh? What?" He sat up.

"It's our turn."

"I thought we were taking turns?"

"We are. Its our turn."

"Oh." He yawned. "Did you just throw something at me?"

"I threw a rock at you."

"Why?"

"Because I wanted to."

"Gee, thanks."

I watched him as he set the tip of his finger on fire and carefully lit the sticks that were on the ground.

"That's better." He murmured. "Hey, how come both of us are watching?"

"I can't sleep and I don't like being the only one awake."

"Oh."

"Do you think we'll go home soon?"

"Yeah. At the rate we're finding things out, we'll be home in no time."

"I just... I miss camp. And Annabeth, Connor, Travis, Nico, everyone else. I want to see them again. Besides, being away from camp brings back memories."

"Memories?" He put his hand in his pocket.

"Yeah."

"What about?"

I hesitated for a moment. "My mom."

"Y-your mom?"

"Yes, why?"

"It's nothing." Leo took his hand out of his pocket. "When should we get moving?"

"Let's give Percy a few hours to rest. He needs it."

Leo glanced over at Percy. "Is he aware that I'm up with you right now?"

"Yep."

"And he's okay with it?"

"Why wouldn't he be?" I laughed.

"No, I don't know." He shrugged. "Anything interesting happen while I was sleeping?"

"Not really."

For a few minutes, the only thing that was heard was crickets outside, then my stomach interrupted the peace.

"Oh, gods, Leo. I really wish you didn't throw my fries away."

I could see him trying not to smile as he said "Sorry, Lia. I just couldn't afford to have you running around with a medium fry in your hand. It would kinda ruin our killer profile."

"Oh?"

"Yes. And I couldn't let that happen."

"I understand. French fries can really damage your label."

"Exactly!"

I yawned. It was taking a lot of self control not to go outside and look at the stars.

"You wanna go?"

"What?"

"Go outside. I know how you used to fall asleep under the stars practically every night."

"Wha...how did you know that?"

"You told me. Didn't you?"

"No."

"But, I could've sworn--"

"What else do you know about me?"

"Only what you told me."

"Okay. Sorry. It's just...private stuff, you know?"

"Yeah. I know."

I looked at him. "Y--"

"I know what you mean."

"I was actually going to say that I was going outside and ask you where the bags are."

"Over there."

I walked over and pulled out my hoodie. It was getting colder as we went further into the night. There was a fire here, but outside, I might be able to collect my thoughts.

"Leo?"

"Yeah?"

"Um, would you want to come outside with me?" I paused, twisting my bracelet. "Only because if something was to attack, or Hera came back...we could stop it. Or her."

"Sure."

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