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.


5. Chapter 5


Eventually, Naomi and I made it to Chiron. At least I think it was Chiron. It looked like him, except for the fact that he was a centaur. I swallowed hard.

"Chiron. Can you fix this?" Naomi asked, looking towards my leg.

"You shot another young camper?"

"I honestly didn't mean to. It was an accident."

"Just fix it please." I managed.

Percy and Annabeth came walking over, Percy wearing a big smile, and Annabeth with a frown.

"I told you I could beat you if we were on different teams."

"Oh, shut up, Seaweed Brain."

Percy made a face, making Annabeth smile a little. Then she looked down and saw me.

"How are you holding up?" She asked.

I just shook my head and looked at the arrow.

"What happened?" Percy asked.

"Naomi." Annabeth answered.

"I didn't mean to hurt her!"

Percy walked over to help me up. "I can fix it."

"If you really want to, Percy. But I think it would be easier and quicker if I did it." Chiron said.

"No, I want to do it. Besides. Delia doesn't look like she'd mind at all."

I did mind. I minded a lot. I'd just met Percy, and I really didn't trust him with my leg. And apparently he couldn't tell when someone's facial expression showed the look of pure terror. Before I could protest, he and Naomi were already taking me into the woods.

After a walk that seemed to last two hours, we stopped at a stream. They both sat me down near the water. Percy went over to the water while Naomi sat down next to my leg.

"This May hurt a little." She warned.


In her hand was the arrow that was in my leg a few seconds ago. She didn't take out the arrow carefully, she just ripped it out of my leg.

"Oh my-- did you seriously just yank the thing out of her leg?"

"Was that a bad thing to do?"

Percy closed his eyes for a long time, as I just sad there looking in horror at my leg.

When Percy recollected himself, he stuck his hand in the water, then lightly touched my leg. It traveled up my leg and then went to the cut. Soon after, nothing was there. I felt no pain, and I could actually talk with out a struggle.

"How did you-"

"Being a son of Poseidon has its perks." He shrugged.


"I'm really sorry about your leg." Naomi offered.

"Ah, it's okay, I guess. I'm not dead, it's not broken."

"Good. Maybe some other time we could try to get to know each other when I don't have any arrows to hurt you with."

I nodded, "Sounds good to me."

"Okay, well, I have to go tell Chiron you're alright. See you at the Campfire?"

"Um, sure."

She went back the way we came leaving me and Percy.

"Are you excited to see who your dad is?" He asked, getting up.

I stood up, too. "Yeah, and a little nervous. And for all I know, this could all be a dream. I could still be in that grassy field taking a nap or something, and all of this stuff could just be a crazy dream."

"Trust me you aren't dreaming."

"If only." I mumbled.

We started back to camp.

"Leo said I reminded him of a child of Ares. Do you think I may be?"

"No. Leo's just kidding. You're to nice to be a child of Ares."

"Okay, good. Because I don't think I would fit the label of 'Child of War.'.

We walked in silence until we were almost at the Campfire.

"Wait." I stopped in my tracks. "What if I don't get claimed? What if you were wrong?"

"Hey, don't worry about it. I'm going to sit next to Annabeth. Do you want to sit with us?"

"No thanks. I think I'll just stand somewhere."

"Okay. If you change your mind, we're over there."

I nodded as he turned to go towards Annabeth. Trying not to be too awkward, I walked towards the swarm of people. I stood on the outside, striving to see past all of the tall people.

Horse Chiron walked towards the center--It was easy to see him since he was so tall. Everyone quieted down.

"Today, a camper that arrived a few days ago finally awoke in the infirmary this morning. She told us what happened and it didn't seem to make sense. She explained animals, baby animals, possibly, mutating into monsters. We may have to do quests to figure out what is going on. In the mean time, everyone try to get in extra training time. If this is really what I fear is happening, we need to be prepared." He said. "Don't worry, though. Everything is under control. We are researching what could have happened. Or what could be happening. Bare with us."

Once he finished, campers immediately started rambling about what this new epidemic may be. I stood there hugging my arms close to my body. They were saying things like "A new monster?" And "That doesn't sound right." And "Who is this girl?"

Eventually, Mr. D had everyone quiet down. He started to talk about something that I really didn't find too important when someone walked up beside me.

"Did I miss anything?" Nico asked.

"No, just stuff we already know." I whispered. "About the monsters."

"Oh. What about Dionysus?"

"I don't care. Probably not too important."

"Maybe. Or it could be important."

I started to pay attention, realizing that I was partially right. He was talking about ways that we could do more training, because we needed it, and none of us were ready for another "incident".

I sighed. "Is he always this demeaning?"

"Most of the time. But sometimes he really comes through."

I looked over towards Annabeth and Percy. Annabeth smiled encouragingly, while Percy gave me a thumbs up.

There were a few more announcements I didn't really understand, then Chiron said we all had to be in our cabins an hour after we eat. Everyone went off in different directions, leaving me confused and disappointed.

Nico must have realized, because he asked, "What's wrong?"

"Percy said I would get claimed."

"Don't worry." Nico said reassuringly. "The day isn't over yet."

"I guess you're right. We still have dinner and that hour before bed."

He nodded. "Do you want me to show you to the dining pavilion?"


This was the first time I actually got a good glimpse of the camp. There was an archery field, a climbing wall with what looked like lava, a sword fighting arena, an amphitheater, stables, an armory, and a big blue house. I later learned that the big blue house was actually called The Big House.

The dining pavilion sat atop a hill, overlooking the sea. With no walls or roof, I wondered how it would stay dry if it were to rain. There were many torches along with a fire in the center burning in a bronze brazier-Nico called it- the size of a bathtub. In the middle, there was a faint gray line.

"What's that?" I asked.

"Eh, long story, don't worry about it."

Nico sat down at a table and motioned me to come over. "I'm pretty sure Chiron won't mind if we sit together for now."

I sat at the table. Nico explained that every demigod sat with their siblings. Or at their parents table.

"Do you have any siblings?" I asked.

He tensed. "Uh, one. Hazel. But, she's at a different camp."

"Oh. I'm sorry if this makes you feel uncomfortable. I just was know."

"It's okay."

Two goblets were placed on the table. I was ready for something to drink. Capture the Flag was tough, and having an arrow ripped out of your leg isn't that fun either. A nice drink of water would make me feel at least a little better.

I looked inside to see what the drink was.

"They're empty." I pointed out.

"You can have what ever you want. Just say it and it'll fill the cup up. Like this. Diet coke."

I watched as Nico's cup filled with diet coke.

"So I can drink anything I want?"

"As long as it's non-alcoholic."

"Alright then. Water."

It filled up with water.

"Out of all of the drinks in the world you pick water? You can have any drink you want."

"Fine then. Sweet tea."

The water was replaced.

"I can get used to this." I smiled, taking a sip.

A few moments later, a plate of BBQ meat, strawberries, cheese, and bread was placed in front of me.

The aroma filled my nose. I was just about to eat a strawberry when Nico stopped me.

"We have to give some to the gods first." He said. "Put it in the brazier, it'll go up in smoke."

"How will they eat it?"

"They love the smell of burnt food."

I picked off a nice sized piece of bread and tossed it into the fire.

We went back to the table and dug in. Everything was amazing. Especially the meat. I hadn't eaten meat in at least two and a half years. My mom refused to feed me it for the past two years because she thought it was interfering with her work. How? I don't know. I was somewhat surprised that I still liked it, but it tasted like barbecued heaven.

After dinner, Nico went to his cabin. I sat at the table awkwardly sipping in my tea that never seemed to run out. Eventually Annabeth came over.

"Hey." She said, taking a seat.


"Do you like it here so far?"

"Well other than being unconscious for a few days and getting shot, it's pretty cool."

She smiled. "I saw you over here with Nico. Practically the whole camp did."

"I noticed that. Why was everyone staring?"

"Nico is a child of Hades. A lot of people are creeped out by him, but you sat over here like it wasn't a problem."

"Because it's not. He's nice."

"Everyone thinks you're his half sister, or that you have a crush on him."

"I have nothing against Hades, or Nico, but there is no way that Hades is my dad and I don't like Nico that way."

We sat in silence for a few moments until Annabeth spoke up.

"Do you want me to show you where the Hermes cabin is?"

The Hermes Cabin wasn't what I thought it would be. It had peeling brown paint and a thing calls a caduceus over the door. That was really the only decoration it had. I thought that since it was a cabin for a god, the paint wouldn't be peeling. I didn't want to go inside Cabin 11, but I did need a place to sleep.

"It's not so bad." Annabeth said, as if she could read my thoughts. "There are some nice people there, and it isn't as crowed as it used to be."

When I opened the door, everyone who was already in the beds sat up.

"Is this a new sister? Or did she not get claimed."

"A potential sister." Annabeth decided.

She then turned to me. "Pick any bed you want, no one will mind. And guys? Don't pull any pranks on her, please."

"Okay. We won't." Answered a boy.

"I'll see you tomorrow." Annabeth said, leaving the cabin.

"Bye." I whispered.

Everyone in the room was staring at me. So much for not wanting to feel weird.

Slowly, I walked to a bed much neater than the rest, with nothing on or beside it, and sat.

Eventually, they lost interest, and went to sleep.

I tried to sleep, but I kept thinking about everything that was wrong with this. I was just starting to process the fact that monsters are real, along with Greek gods, and centaurs.

I decided I needed fresh air. Not bothering to put on any shoes, I quietly slipped out if the cabin.

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