They spent the night celebrating their victories, winning against Tartarus and getting Percy back. As early morning settled in many were a sleep on the floor and only the older demigods and some of the gods were still awake talking to Percy. They had filled him in on what had happened in the past ten years. Percy was excited to hear it all and loved the children. Just like her mother, Selina took an immediate dislike to Percy, but by the time she fell asleep she had started to like, though she would only tell her parents this. The rest of children loved him, Olivia seemed quiet attached as she sat on Percy's left and was still there sleeping on him.
I think some rest is in order," Percy told the others, many barely keeping their eyes open. "I'll be here from now on. Besides Bia and I have a promise to keep." Bia looked perplexed, she didn't remember any promises. She kept her mouth shut until it was just the two of them.
"I don't remember making any promises Percy." He smiled and flashed them away. When she could see again, she knew immediately where she was at.
"Why are we at my mother's river?"
"Because we asked him to." Pallas and Styx stood next to each other smiling.
"Mom, Dad?" Percy chuckled as Bia and he walked over holding hands.
"You wanted to know why you weren't dead right? Your family helped."
"Lethe, your father, and I had parts to play." Bia looked to Percy.
"Explain." Percy held up his hands in surrender.
"When you and I parted from the Lethe I felt that something was off, that something bad was going to happen to someone I cared about. At the time all I cared about was you so I sought out your father, I knew he has a minor affinity for witchcraft. I explained to him I might end up hurting you and I did not want that. He knew a blood spell that would prevent a weapon from hurting you, but it wasn't strong enough since he only had a minor affinity and my blades were given to be by Tartarus to serve him. Together with your mother and my power he crafted a spell strong enough and cast it on my blades."
"So I was never really in danger," Bia asked. Percy frowned.
"You were in danger, because of your mother and I's power. Her river is the river of 'hate', while my powers are dependent on my personality like the oceans and seas. This is where you and Lethe come into play. Tartarus had found out about our plan and recast his spell over me, but he made it stronger than before. The thing is a big part of his spell is to make me forget and he uses Lethe's waters to do that. Since I was blessed by her it didn't work, it actually gave me the memories of me being tortured back. The other half of his spell made me obedient to him and that is what did put you in danger. When I went to strike you I was still under that spell and because of that made your father's spell useless. You broke Tartarus's spell and that caused your father's spell to work."
"How did I break the spell?" Percy gave his lop sided grin.
"You told me you loved me." Bia blushed.
"And now that we have gotten to that part," Pallas said turning to Percy. "If you ever hurt my little girl I will tear you apart, strong immortal or not I will find a way."
"I would never hurt Bia, she is now my everything." He hugged her tight.
"That's enough Pallas," Styx said grabbing her husband's arm. "I think there is somewhere else Percy would like to be."
"Thank you both," Percy told them. He turned to Bia. "Do you trust me?" Bia laughed.
"With my immortal soul." Holding hands Percy flashed them to a beach. Both were now dressed like the time they had met in Rome, minus the dark sunglasses and Bia's hat.
"Where are we?" It was now afternoon where ever they were and people were all over the beach.
"Somewhere I've only been once." A girl with dark hair and wearing a blue swim suit ran into Percy at that time. The girl fell onto the sand.
"Are you okay," Percy asked bending down. The girl looked at him and her blue eyes widened.
"You look like him," she said as Percy helped her up.
"The boy in the pictures at my house. Mom and Dad told me that he was my brother, but lost at sea. As I got older I realized that meant he died." Percy smiled at the lost at sea part.
"Where is your mom and dad?" The little girl shrugged.
"I ran away from them. They said we had to leave, but I don't want to."
"What is your name," Bia asked. She now knew exactly where they were at and who the little girl was.
"Andromeda, but I like Andi better."
"Okay Andi how about we get some ice cream in apology for knocking you down and then let's go find your parent's," Percy asked. Andi's eyes lit up at this.
"Can it be Rocky Road?" Percy laughed.
"Most definitely." The beach was so crowded as they made their way to the vendor Percy ended up carrying Andi on his shoulders. Once they got to the ice cream stand Percy handed Andi to Bia.
"What kind do you want," he asked Bia.
"Cookie Dough." Percy stood in line for the vendor as Bia and Andi talked.
"What's your name," Andi asked.
"Is that your boyfriend." Bia hesitated.
"I don't really know."
"Do you love him?" Bia smiled.
"Does he love you?"
"I think so. He hasn't quite said so." Andi gave a smug look.
"You should ask him then if you love him. He seems to love you."
"Andromeda Helen Bolfis," Bia heard an angry feminine voice say. Andi's eyes grew wide and Bia turned to see and couple coming over. Both had salt and pepper hair, though the male had more, and the female's eyes match Andi's perfectly.
"Uh oh," Andi said trying to hide behind Bia. The couple made their way over, which Bia knew to be Sally and Paul.
"Hello," Paul said to Bia, he seemed to be calmer of the two. Sally looked really upset, as she was. She had already lost one child, she would not lose another.
"Hi, you are Andi's parents." Paul nodded.
"Thank you for finding her she ran off."
"Andromeda come here right now," Sally commanded. Andi sighed and went over to her mother. She knew she was going to be grounded for a while. Sally looked at Bia.
"Thank you very much for watching her ma'am."
"Bia and not a problem."
"Let's go Andi," Sally said.
"But we can't." Sally sternly looked like her daughter.
"We most certainly are."
"Hey what I miss? I got the ice creams."
"Mom he looks like brother you told me about," Andi said running over to Percy who had already handed Bia her ice cream and now was handing Andi hers. Sally and Paul stood frozen, not believing their eyes. Percy looked at the adults.
"Percy," Sally whispered. She thought she was seeing things. At first when Poseidon had told her that Percy was dead she saw him everywhere. It eventually got better once Andromeda was born and hadn't happened in years.
"Hi Mom. Hi Paul. I see that you really did name her Andromeda."
"Percy!" Sally was crying by now. She ran to her lost son, sobbing. "My baby. You're alive. My baby boy's alive!" Percy gently hugged her back.
"I've missed you," he told her. Paul had started to cry too and Andi was confused so she looked to Bia.
"What is going on?" Bia smiled at her.
"That's your brother Percy. He was found and is back now. Your parents missed him very much." It took a couple minutes for Sally to finally calm down and she was finally able to back away from Percy to look at him.
"Poseidon said you were dead from a monster attack." Her face turned into one of anger. "When I see him I am going to ring his neck."
"Don't blame him Mom. I told him to tell you both that. It was easier than what really happened." Sally narrowed her eyes.
"What really happened Perseus Achilles Jackson?" Percy gave a sheepish grin.
"Would you believe me if I told you that I was older than you and Paul now?"
"I want a fully explanation."
"Of course Mom, but first." He motioned Bia to step next to him.
"Mom, Paul, and Andi I want you to meet my girlfriend, Bia."
"I told you he loved you," Andi squealed.
The slightly bigger family went back to the Blofis house. Both of Sally's children were in trouble for disappearing on her. Percy told as much as he dared to the three of them and then once Andi went to bed he told Paul and his mom more. In the end both thanked Bia for bringing Percy back. Percy and Bia ended up moving close to the Blofis house to start a normal life. Percy wanted to be close to his family and Bia had no problem living a normal life. She was as happy as she could be with Percy. They eventually got married and Sally and Paul became grandparents as Andi became an aunt.
As for the gods and demigods things changed for the better under Poseidon's reign and everything was now peaceful. It was just the way Percy had always wanted it, even if things had to change to be that way.