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.


8. Chapter 8


"What?! Me? Why me?"

"Chiron, that's ridiculous!" Percy said.

"She just got here! She hasn't had one day of training!" Added Leo.

"Plus," Nico yelled. "she's thirteen!"

"I get that. But, Percy was twelve when he did his first quest. He hadn't done much training either."

"But why me? What makes you think I can do anything?"

"You're the one who encountered it. You know what they look like."


"That means you are a key part for this quest."

"He has a point." Said Annabeth.

"Now. I want you to start training."

"This is crazy!"

"Percy, will you teach her?"

"Uh, sure."

"Don't say anything about the quest. We'll start next Friday. A week should be enough time to train."

"A week?!"

He nodded.

"Dude. I get that you're supposed to be in charge here, but still. You're crazy."

"What Delia means is that it's not fair to send her on a quest when she just got here."

"No, I mean the dudes crazy."

Chiron closed his eyes. "You need to go on this quest. Yes, it may be dangerous, but it's what we need to do to save the camp. And possibly the world."

"The fate of the world depends on me finding out why baby animals are turning into monsters?"

"Delia, please." Annabeth said.

"Fine. I get it. I have to go."

"Training should start as soon as possible. Try to get in as much training time as you can, but don't make it obvious as to why you're doing the training."

"A-alright." Percy nodded. "Should we start now?"

"Yes. Annabeth, Nico, and Hazel. Will you stay to help me with the research?"

They all nodded.

"Wait. What about me? What do I do?" Leo questioned.

"Help out Percy with training."


I sighed.

"Oh, lighten up Chickadee. We get to spend more time together."

"Can someone else do this?" I asked.

"C'mon. We need to start your training."


Percy demanded that I sit on the bleachers to watch them train so I don't distract them. Of course, I didn't want to, but Delia didn't make it easier to stay either. She kept telling me "Just go sit, Valdez. I need to train."

So, now, I'm sitting on the other side if the gym watching Delia attack a mannequin.

I kinda felt bad for the thing, because even though this was her second time using a sword. Capture the Flag being the first, she had moves.

Percy stood back looking either amazed or proud. I wasn't sure which.

"Great." He said. "Now, want to try facing me?"

"You? Are you crazy? I just stabbed a mannequin I can't take you on."

"I'll go easy on you. Promise."

What if I wanted to fight Delia?

"Fine." She finally decided.

I sighed and slumped back. Boredom kills.

I started to wonder why Chiron didn't let me stay. And then I wondered why I couldn't be the one battling Delia. Percy should at least let both of us fight her at once. That way, if two monsters come towards her at once, she would have some experience.

I was still curious as to who her godly parent is. She didn't remind me of anyone in particular. I decided that she wasn't a daughter of Ares when I realized how close her and Percy seemed to be. Poseidon and Ares don't get along.

"Ugh." I sighed.

I wanted to do something. I wanted to help. But Percy wouldn't let me.

After a long twenty minutes, Percy tossed Delia a bottle of water.

"You seem tired." He grinned.

"Well, after going against you for that long...anyone who wouldn't be isn't human."

"I'm going to go see what's going on back at the Big House."

"Okay." She said.

When Percy left, she glanced towards me.

"Why are you lookin' so depressed, Valdez?"

"I'm bored."

She sat next to me. "You mean watching me get my butt kicked isn't entertaining?"

"No. It is." I laughed. "I'm just...unoccupied."

"Then let's go."

I tried to hide my smile. "Go where?"

"No, smart one. I meant let's fight."

"You want to fight me? Do you have a death wish?"

"I already beat you once. I can easily do it again."

"What? You call pointing a sword at someone winning? I know you can't accept the fact that I'm just better than you."

She stuck out her tongue. "No way, Valdez."

"Then let's do it. Or are you too chicken?"

"Me chicken? I was the one who challenged you."

"Or were you?"

"You're stalling. I can tell you're really the chicken here."

"I kid you not, Chickadee. I am no chicken?"

She giggled. "'Kid you not'?"

"Besides. Your nickname is Chickadee. That's a girl chicken. Mine is Curly or Valdez. Very original, by the way. The work of a chicken."

"Stop procrastinating."

"Alright, let's do it."



To be honest, Leo was pretty good in combat. But of course, I was better. I managed to dodge all of his strikes and maybe hit him a few times.

"Ha! I win." I exclaimed once I had him pinned on the ground.

"Only cause I had to sneeze."

"You didn't sneeze."

"But I had to."

"Oh sure." I rolled my eyes.

"For all you know I could be distracting you while I get my sneeze ready."

"Ew. You better not sneeze on me."

"Then you should get off of me." He smiled.

I felt my ears get hot as I quickly stood up.

"Aw, why're you blushing so much?" He smirked.

"I'm not." I turned around.

Leo grinned. "You're cute when you're embarrassed."

"I'm not em-"

"Hey, ready to get back to training?" Percy asked.

"What took you so long?"

"I, uh, had to tell Annabeth and Chiron something important."


"Nothing too serious. Just stuff, you know?"

"Uh huh? And what kind of stuff?"

Leo seemed just as interested as I was.

"It's a secret."

"I can keep secrets."

He scratched the back of his neck. "Uh, Leo? Do you mind stepping out for a sec?"

I glanced back at him.

"Uh, yeah. Sure."

Leo started to leave but stopped at the door. He looked back and gave me a thumbs up. I nodded, and Leo left.

"What is it?" I questioned.

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