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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7. Chapter 7

**Leo**

"Hey!" I heard someone call.

"Chickadee! How's it going."

"Why do you call me that?"

"Because I can. What's up?"

"Uh." She gave me a look that probably meant 'I'll kill you later'. "Have you seen Nico around anywhere?"

"Not since yesterday. Why?"

"If you see him can you please tell

him to go to the Big House?"

"I guess."

"Thanks, Curls."

She darted towards the cabins then came to a stop.

"Do you know which cabin is Nico's"

"Cabin fourteen. Made entirely out of obsidian. You can't miss it."

Delia smiled a quick thanks then took off again.

She seemed really nice and all, but I never really got the chance to talk to her. I was going to at the campfire, but Nico walked over to her first. Usually I wouldn't have cared, but I did for some reason.

And I thought about talking to her after Nico left at dinner, but Annabeth got there before me.

I was kind of confused as to why she spent so much time with those two. I got the fact that they were the first people that Delia met when she woke up, but, after a day the three were practically best friends.

And why did Delia need to find Nico so urgently?

I shook my head. This wasn't about me. I mean, it's not like it's too important, right?

**Delia**

When I reached Cabin fourteen, I knocked on the door. A few seconds later it was opened. In the door stood a girl with curly brown hair and golden eyes.

"Oh. I'm so sorry. Leo said this was Nico's cabin."

"Nico! Someone's at the door for you!" She shouted. "I'm Hazel. What's your name?"

"Delia. Nice to meet you."

"Nice to meet you, too."

"Oh, hey." Nico said. "What're you doing here?"

"Um, Annabeth and I went to the Big House to see what's happening with the uh..."

I trailed off not really wanting Hazel to know about it.

"Oh. Yeah. And? Anything new?"

"No." I sighed. "But we were going to start researching things. I was wondering if you wanted to help. I didn't realized your girlfriend--"

Hazel cut me off with a fit of laughter and Nico tried to hide his smile.

"I'm sorry. I just...Nico's not my boyfriend. He's my half brother."

"Oh!" I was pretty sure my face was bright red. "I just assumed...never mind."

Hazel finally stopped laughing enough to ask, "So what's going on?"

"Delia was attacked by a bunny."

"What?" Hazel giggled.

"It wasn't really a bunny. It was more of a mutation."

"Yep." Nico said.

"What, is that from the Greek Mythology? I've never heard of those before."

"We haven't heard of it either. That's why I called you here to ask if it's some Roman thing."

Hazel shook her head. "Don't think so."

I sighed.

"I'll meet you at the Big House soon, just give me a few seconds." He promised.

"Can I come, too?"

"If you want. The more people we have the better." I shrugged.

"Okay I'll see you there."

I nodded and started towards the Big House. Halfway there, Leo stopped me.

"Hi." He said.

"Hi."

"Did you find Nico?"

"Yep."

"Why did you need him so badly?"

"Uh. We're trying to figure something out."

He raised an eyebrow. "What?"

"Just stuff. About why I passed out when I came inside the camp."

"Are you sure?"

"Positive." I put my hands in my pockets.

"Would you mind if I helped?"

"You, Valdez? Hmm, I'm not sure that would be wise."

"Why?"

"You don't seem like the serious type."

"Look, I already know it's not to find out why you passed out. People do that all the time. Just tell me."

"I...fine. The monster thing. We're trying to get a lead."

"Oh. I can help with that."

"Are you sure?"

"Yes."

"And you'll be serious?"

"Serious enough."

I studied him for a few seconds. "I guess."

He smiled, putting his arm around my shoulder. "Well, off we go."

"Can you get your arm off of my shoulder."

"Nah."

"Three...two...on"

"Okay, geez."

I grinned, but quickly wiped the look off of my face.

For the rest of the way, I told him what I already knew. Surprisingly, he was serious enough to listen.

I told him about the animal being cute then turning into a monster. And then I told him about how when the things it threw landed, five seconds later they exploded.

"That's weird."

"Yep."

I opened the door to see Annabeth, Chiron, and Percy.

"I brought a Valdez." I announced.

"Is Nico coming?"

"Him and Hazel."

Chiron sighed. "I think it would best if we didn't invite anyone else to help with this."

"Why not?" I shrugged. "The More people, the easier it is to find out, right?"

"Yes, but if it's as bad as it seems, we don't want to scare the whole camp."

"Well you already told everyone about it yesterday, so they're probably freaked out already."

Everyone looked at me in shock. Even Leo looked surprised.

"What?"

"Don't talk like that to Chiron." Annabeth explained.

"But I was explaining my case."

"It's alright." Chiron said.

"See?"

Percy stifled a laugh.

"I still don't think we need anyone helping. The five of us, plus Nico and Hazel. That's seven people. No more than that please."

"Fine. Seven people."

"Is there some sort of policy or something or an oath that we need to recite?" Leo asked.

"No."

A girl with red hair came through the door. "Hey, Chiron? I have a--"

She looked around the room, slowly closing the door. "Am I interrupting anything?"

"Not really. What is it?"

"I had this sort of vision."

Annabeth looked up. "What happened?"

"Well I was just doing what I usually do, and then I saw this light and blacked out. Then I saw you, Percy, Leo, and you." She pointed at me. "I'm Rachel by the way. Rachel Elizabeth Dare."

"I'm Delia. What happened in your vision?"

"You were all in here, and then this blinding green light came from the attic. Someone, or something, came downstairs and looked at Delia and..." She trailed off. "That's all I remember."

Everyone looked at me.

"What? She said she had a vision. It could've been a dream."

"No. You see, Rachel posses the spirit of Delphi. The oracle. Seer of the past, pr-"

"Present and future." I finished. "Woah. So something is going to comedown here any second and talk to me?"

"Not necessarily. It could be today, or tomorrow."

"It could even be next year."

I looked at Rachel, who was staring at me.

"What do we do, then?"

She didn't answer.

"Rachel?" Annabeth called.

Leo waved a hand in front of her face. She kept staring at me.

"She must be having another vision." Leo decided.

Rachel started to sway a little and fell into Leo's arms. Not once did she break eye contact.

"Why is she staring at me? Is she okay?"

"Don't worry about it." Leo and Percy were dragging her to the couch. "It happens a lot."

"Alright. About the monsters." Annabeth sighed.

"We've only had one encounter, right?" Percy asked, making his way back to the table.

I frowned. "You guys aren't even going to worry about her?"

"It happens all the time, like Leo said."

"But still. She's staring at me. Does she usually stare at someone?"

"She stares at something."

"Or someone."

"Depending on where she was looking when she blacked out."

"But does she keep her eyes on it even when you move her?"

"Well, to be honest, she usually closes her eyes."

"She's creeping me out. Can you turn her around, or something."

Percy looked around and picked up a pair of sunglasses. He put them on Rachel's face.

"There. Now you can't tell she's staring at you."

"Okay, guys. Can we get back to the situation at hand?"

And Rachel Dare staring at me while she's unconscious isn't an issue?

"Right. So we know they throw things that explode. But that's about it."

"Delia said something about it being a baby bunny." Leo pointed out.

"Yes, but that doesn't mean that all of the monsters mutate from baby animals. It could've just been a baby monster. Or, for all we know, they mutate from every animal, cats, dogs. We can't be sure."

"Ugh. This is complicated."

"You can't expect it to be simple."

"How are we supposed to figure it out?" I asked.

"Research." Percy explained. "We need to look through books and maybe do one of those quests Chiron was talking about earlier."

"Woah." Interrupted Leo. "We can't just have a quest. What good'll it do?"

"It could solve the problem." Annabeth said.

"Or make it worse." I added. "Maybe Curly's right. The only thing a quest would do is get us in deeper. We need to use our resources we have here."

"But if we issue a quest, we can actually get closer to it. We can learn about it."

"Honestly, Annabeth. If you saw a baby bird turning into a man-eating monster with wings and the power to make it explode, would you stop to look at it, or run?" Leo questioned.

"Run. But, I meant from a distance. If the people on the quest stayed hidden, there wouldn't be a problem. Most likely."

There she goes with the most likely stuff again.

"Maybe Annabeth's right." Chiron spoke up. "A quest might help."

I heard the door open and I turned around expecting to see Nico and Hazel. Instead, I saw Rachel standing right in front of me, her eyes glassy and staring straight into mine. I screamed and fell on top of Annabeth.

"What happened to her sunglasses?" I exclaimed. "How long was she standing behind me like that?"

Annabeth rubbed her head and got up. "This hasn't happened before."

"Why did you scream?" Nico asked.

"Rachel was right in front of me. Or behind me. Too close. I... Wasn't expecting her to be there."

Rachel sook her head and actually blinked.

"Woah...what happened?"

"You scared the cr-"

"You blanked out."

I glared at her. "You stared at me for, like thirty minutes straight. Percy and Leo dragged you to the couch and Percy out sunglasses on you so you wouldn't creep me out. And then you go and-"

"My point about the child of Ares is proven." Leo says.

I close my eyes and take a deep breath. "I'm sorry. It's just when ever someone scares me I'm all mean after. Don't take it personally. I'm really sorry."

"I'm sorry. I didn't mean to scare you."

"Do you remember anything happening?" Percy asked.

"No. For me I was out for just five seconds."

"It was way longer than five seconds." I mumbled, leaning on the table.

"So," Leo frowned. "nothing from those thirty minutes sticks out to you?"

"Absolutely nothing. I'm sorry Delia."

"It's fine. Uh, are you okay?"

"Yeah. Don't worry. Things like that happen a lot."

"Oh, okay." I sighed. "So. Should we be questioning the fact that Rachel just stared at me for so long after her dream? What if it's what ever was talking to me in her dream? What if she possessed Rachel?"

Annabeth looked at me as if I'd just said either the smartest thing ever, or the dumbest.

"Yeah. It could've been some sort of sign. Like 'hey. I can possess people so fear me.'" Leo said.

"I thought you said you would be serious."

"I am."

"It doesn't seem like she can do anything." Hazel said. "From what I've heard the only thing she did stare at you."

"But still, she could be capable of doing much more than just staring at people." Nico commented. "It could be just a warning, like Leo said."

Percy nodded. "We need to be careful. Especially Delia."

"Why me?"

"The thing is obviously out to get you."

"I have a question." Leo said. "Are we doing a quest or not?"

Everyone seemed to be having conversations with Chiron using only their eyes. I glanced at Leo, nervously. He looked at me and smiled.

How he could be smiling at a time like this, I didn't know.

"I think..." Chiron said at last. "A quest may be our best chance at figuring this out."

Leo's smile faded. "Wait, for real? Why?"

"Annabeth is right. If we could watch them from up close, we would be able to figure out more things about it."

"But isn't that dangerous?" I asked.

"Delia, we've been to the Underworld more than twice and faced Kronos. It's not the most dangerous thing we've ever done."

"Who's leading the quest?" Asked Leo.

Everyone looked at Chiron.

After a few minutes of nervous glances around the room and Chiron looking at everyone at least ten times, he said. "Delia will lead the quest."

"What?!"

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