Bit of Everything

Bit of Everything

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A child is born from a golden bolt of lightning and taken under Poseidon's wing. But happens when she gets older and the monsters start coming?
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A child is born from a golden bolt of lightning and taken under Poseidon's wing. But happens when she gets older and the monsters start coming?

Chapter1 (v.1) - The Sea's Greatest Treasure

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Submitted: May 03, 2017

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Prologue

The night was clear, not a cloud in the sky, with the stars glistening above. At least it would be if it wasn’t New York. The pollution and constant lights of the city made it nearly impossible to see the stars above. These thoughts were going through Poseidon’s head as he waited for his brothers. A decision had been made by the Council in order to help the gods relate better to their half-blood children. One that would either go really good or really bad but a peace offering had to be made due the large amount of demigods that are all too willing to turn against the gods. The sea god was leaning against the railing of the Empire State Building, overlooking the city. His eyes only wavered on what he considered a fascinating sight when there were two blasts of light behind him. Hades stood with his usual old time rock and roll look while Zeus retained the appearance of a wealthy business man. Poseidon preferred a more relaxed attire, just a plain t-shirt, jacket, and jeans with sneakers. He nodded in greeting to his brothers, no words were spoken because there was no need. They all knew what they were doing and why they were there and just wanted to get it over with. All three combined until they were their pure forms then combined again, the ground shook until a golden lightning bolt struck the ground in the middle of the small huddle. The light faded and the three brothers peered into the small basket that the golden bolt had left behind. Hades and Zeus both quickly looked to Poseidon before vanishing, the god realized with horror that they expected him to raise the child they had created. He didn’t know anything about raising a child, he had only seen Percy for a few days after he was born before he had to leave. He reluctantly picked up the basket and with a flash of light returned to his palace under the sea. Not knowing what he was getting himself into.

Chapter 1: The Sea’s Greatest Treasure

9 years later…

It was the day of Christmas, not that Poseidon cared, he never kept track of the silly mortal’s holidays. The first streaks of dawn trickled in through the stained glass windows depicting his domain. The morning was quiet, and peaceful, at least it was until a large weight landing on his belly. The sea god sat up quickly in rage, seeing who would be so bold to wake him from his peaceful slumber. He looks down on his lap and there, with angelic eyes, is the child he had brought home 9 years ago. His anger melted at her sweet smile and innocent look. She was looking at him expectantly, as if he were supposed to know something. Poseidon racked his immortal knowledge and came up empty. It wasn’t his birthday or hers, and neither was it for the other gods. The small child sighed before raising herself up and resting her hand on Poseidon’s cheek. Instantly, the god saw bright lights and colorfully decorated trees, heard the soft jingling of bells and carols all around, and finally smelt fresh baked cookies and Christmas dinner. Then the knowledge of the mortal holiday came flooding through his mind. He looked down at the girl and smiled warmly to let her know the message had gone through. Though she is nine years of age now, she has yet to speak a word. Yes she yelped if something hurt and sometimes, but rarely cried out in excitement or fear. But besides that not a single word had come from her mouth. But she did have the gift to show others what she was thinking by merely making physical contact. This had helped greatly as the god was appalled at the idea of having to learn some mortal way of communicating. She climbed off his lap and grabbed a gift book wrapped in paper designed with cartoon sea creatures with a big blue bow on top. Poseidon carefully undid the bow and lifted the top of the box, what was inside made him catch his breath. It was a small statue of a peagsus in mid-flight made out of different sea shells. He gave her a hug.

“This is beautiful, my child” he praised. She beamed with a bright smile and sparkling eyes. Then the sea god realized with quick panic that he did not have a gift for her. Then it came to him, he had been saving it for her tenth birthday but it was close enough. He let out a sharp whistle. A beautiful black and white peagsus came trotting in, leading a young one that was still wobbly on its legs. The girl’s shock was imminent, as she was not expecting this at all. The young colt’s body was pure black except for a white lightning bolt shaped mark crossing his right eye. She ran to the Pegasus and hugged him. Her eyes shown with pure adoration and so did the colt’s. An instant bond that nothing could break. Poseidon beamed at the happy sight before him, only his slightly slouched shoulders betraying the event he knew that was unavoidable when her 10th birthday arrived. He watched his precious child run around and play with the colt all day. Later, when he carried her to bed, he felt a brief mind connection and a name. Thunderbolt. That is what the colt’s name was to be. Poseidon at first revolted the name for it represented his brother’s domain but softened when the child’s concerned eyes met his.

“Thunderbolt is a wonderful, strong name”, he told her. She relaxed in his arms, falling asleep. Tomorrow was her birthday and though she knew that they would be visiting Olympus, the god had not the heart to tell what would happen there.

The next morning, for the first time, Poseidon was up before the child was. When she zombie walked, still rubbing the sleep from her eyes, down the corral steps to the spacious kitchen, she was shocked to see her father already there making breakfast. Ever since the big war ended, her father never woke up at a time that ended in am.

“Good morning, child” he greeted. She gave him a smile and friendly nod in return. “Today we visit Olympus, you will get to meet the rest of the family”. She brightened up at that and proceeded to inhale a 12 stack of blue pancakes. Poseidon shook his head in wonder, chuckling at the thought of how she just might beat his son Percy in an eating contest. His children ate more than any demigod could, yet he had no idea where their appetite came from, he certainly didn’t eat that much. He told her to go get ready to go and she returned shortly with a large backpack slung over her shoulder, and a duffel bag in hand. He began to wonder if she knew what was up, she was always insightful beyond her age. The sea god held out his hand and with a blinding flash, they were on Olympus. It was a sight to behold for sure. With its gleaming marble buildings set up like a city going uphill, filled with luscious gardens and breathtaking artwork. All manner of creature and people walked the streets, shouting greetings, chatting, playing music and games. The child stayed close by his side while he walked up to the giant marble palace at the top. Everyone they passed called greetings and bowed in respect. Many looked curiously at the child who followed, as no one had ever seen her before. This only made her even shyer as she clung to his leather jacket. The finally arrived at the Council room with is circle of thrones, ladies on one side and men on the other with Zeus in the middle. Poseidon arrived around the time that all the other gods did. He grew until he was not his human size but fifteen feet tall in dark gray, Greek armor. The other gods wore similar attire with the men wearing armor and the woman, except Athena and Artemis, wearing silk flowing gowns with jewelry. Once he sat down, he lowered his hand for the child to climb on and sat her on his knee. She stared in wonder at the other gods, blushing when Apollo winked at her. Apollo averted his gaze quickly under the god’s glare. Poseidon did not like the way he was looking at her. The last of the gods arrived with Zeus being fashionably late as always. He sat on his throne and the meeting began. It first started with domestic issues such as monsters causing trouble and then went to what is to be done about the rebellion of the monsters that survived the last battle or have reformed since. Poseidon almost yawned, but he noticed the child payed rapt attention to every word being said. That was a first, she usually would start doodling or staring off during lectures and meetings, he knew from the countless complaints from her several tutors. He turned his attention back to the conversation when the child came up.

“As you all know, the child has currently been in the custody of Poseidon but now that the child’s 10th birthday approaches, the choice of where the rest of the child’s life is to go needs to be decided” began Zeus.

“The most reasonable approach for the child would be to attend either Camp Half-blood or Camp Jupiter” reasoned Athena. The child’s eyes have changed from their original wonder to confusion. She thought that Poseidon was her father. Why would she need to go to a camp if she has him? Then a more horrific thought came to mind: if she went to camp then she would be separated from Poseidon. As the conversation went on, she became more and more panicked. The feeling in her gut increased and the last time that happened she flooded their entire palace on Olympus as well as several gardens. Then she had been a little kid and gotten badly scared from one of Poseidon’s bedtime stories. Now that feeling was coming back, stronger than ever. But she was not the only one barely having control. Poseidon was also struggling to keep his anger in check until he couldn’t take it anymore.

“The preparations for her move to the nearest camp, being Camp Half-Blood, should begin…..”

“Now wait just one minute” interrupted Poseidon, “The child is in my custody and I do not remember agreeing to send her to any camp”. The child’s panic went down at hearing her father say this, knowing that he would make everything alright, like he always did.

“Poseidon” said Aphrodite gently, “you know as well as I that keeping her would put her in great danger. She needs training to live the life she has”. Poseidon radiated rage, how dare they tell him what to do? He is one of the big three is he not?

“I cannot agree to this, putting her in the mortal world would set off every monster within 200 miles of her, she will be in mortal peril every second of every day!” he raged, yelling by the time he finished.

“Which is why” Zeus intercepted, “the Council agreed before your arrival that a god is to be sent with her for protection”. Poseidon started at this, not expecting it at all.

“And who, might I ask, did you agree to without me” Poseidon said dangerously quiet, narrowing his eyes at his brother.

“Apollo” replied Zeus. The reaction was what Zeus had anticipated. A horror stricken Apollo and barely under control Poseidon. The meeting ended there for Apollo had vanished to avoid Poseidon’s wrath while the sea god seethed in his home on Olympus. That night, the child had slipped away and was lying next to Thunderbolt in the palace stable, gently brushing his short mane and tail. She was heartbroken that she was to be separated from her father to go to a strange camp with a strange god. She left the stable a little after midnight and went up to her room to pack her bag. When she was done she had packed a small container of ambrosia cakes, a thermos of nectar, some extra clothes, three days of food supplies, her brush with toiletries, her special whistle to call Thunderbolt, her stretch book, pencils, and the small book of stories of the gods that her father had given her that had pictures of them together tucked safely in the pages. Tears streamed down her cheeks as she double-checked everything. She jumped when a hand gently rested on her shoulder. She looked up to see Apollo standing there. He was disguised as a 13 year-old teenager who looked like a young version of Captain America with the serum. He gave her a heart-stopping wink before they headed out of her room. The Council had agreed that it was best that the campers believed that they were both demigods rather than a god and a child of many gods. She walked through the throne room which felt like she wouldn’t see it for a long time, Bessie mooed sadly from his protective bubble of water. Poseidon was waiting outside the throne room along with Zeus. Both of them wanted to make sure the transport went smoothly. Poseidon was there for the child and Zeus was there to make sure that Poseidon wouldn’t try to sneak her away, which is exactly what he would have done if he weren’t there. The two brothers kept their distance from each other, as what is about to happen has been debated and argued over for the past 9 years. Poseidon had won for 9 years, insisting that she is too young but as her 10th birthday approaches, he can no longer argue that she won’t attract monsters anymore.

The child and Apollo exited the palace. She stopped for a moment to get one last look at the magnificent marble pillars and carvings above depicting history’s greatest achievements of the gods. Apollo had stopped a few paces ahead, patiently waiting, knowing that this may as well be her last chance to see the palace for many years. Her eyes finally managed to pry themselves of the place just yesterday she didn’t think she would ever need to leave. Apollo stood awkwardly with the two brothers. Zeus hardly glanced at him but Poseidon had to stop himself from sending Triton to deal with the egotistical punk. The young girl walked calmly up to the trio, taking Poseidon’s had before they all vanished in a blaze of white light.


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