Let’s all be so thankful that Rick Riordan worked so hard to change his straight white boy™ story to a diverse cast of LGBT+ people and people of color and presenting it to a young audience. Thank you Rick, you made my coming out so much easier through your efforts. (Also no offense to the first few Percy Jackson books, I love them so much and the fact they make learning problems into a hero complex, I just love the cast of the later books so damn much)

Moodboard:  daughter of hades and a son of apollo in love

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.” 

― William W. Purkey

For discorded-psychicemotions

Here you go anons!

  • Calypso sighed as she looked at her phone. She missed her husband while he was on tour. Skype wasn’t enough for her, she wanted to hold him and hear his heart beat against her ear. 
  • She looked at her background photo, it was of her and Leo on the beach. His head was on her shoulder and making a silly face as she smiled brightly. It was the only time that it appeared that they were approximately the same height and he wasn’t towering over her. She hated that she was five foot even and he was a foot taller than her.
  • But she had other matters on her hands, finishing her work so she could go home and Skype Leo for the day. Just thinking of him made her a bit happier. If he was in his uniform it was even better. She couldn’t deny that she had a thing for men in uniform.
  • Once five o’clock hit, she started to pack up her stuff for the day. She said goodbye to some of her co-workers before leaving. 
  • Her phone went off when she was in the elevator and she saw it was Leo trying to Skype her. She plug in her headphone and accepted the phone call. 
  • Leo was there, smiling, in front of a white wall. He was in his uniform and looked a bit tired. 
  • “Hey Cal.” He grinned. “Getting out of work?”
  • “Yeah. I was excited to see you but you called earlier than I expected.” She said as the elevator stopped at the ground floor. 
  • “I always call when you get out of work.”
  • “Normally I’m at home.” She replied. “But if you give me ten minutes, I’ll be home soon.”
  • “Okay. I’ll talk to you soon.” He smiled. “I love you.”
  • “Love you too.” She smiled before hanging up. 
  • Calypso wanted to drive faster. The faster she got home, the sooner she could talk to Leo on her computer. But she had to be careful.
  • She got home and pulled into the garage. She quickly got her stuff out of the car and closed the garage door before going inside. 
  • Everything in her hands dropped. Her heart stopped as her world narrowed to the three feet in front of her. There were no air in lungs and she was shaking.
  • Once she could get her feet to move, she covered the three feet in two seconds and jumped, knowing she would be caught. 
  • Her eyes filled with tears as she took a deep breath, the familiar scent she missed for two years. 
  • “I missed you. I missed you so much.” She mumbled against his chest. Her arms slightly hurting to hold herself up. 
  • “I missed you too.” Leo whispered as his arms were awkwardly around her waist to hold her up. His right hand was full of flowers and his left had a gift he got her when he was on tour. 
  • They didn’t move for a couple of minutes. The only thing that moved was Leo’s head to kiss her head.
  • Calypso didn’t let go of him when Leo let go of her waist. He chuckled and put his gift down on the counter. 
  • “Are you going to let go?” He asked, finally getting a good grip on her waist. 
  • “Never.” She whispered, burying her head into his neck. Her tears were still flowing. “I don’t want you to go back.”
  • “I’m not going back, not for a while anyways.” He told her. “Right now, I just want to spend time with my short wife.”
  • Calypso looked at him, her eyes red and cheeks stained. She made her slightly mad face, which Leo thought was adorable. 
  • “I am not that short.” She replied. 
  • “If I have to pick you up or bend down a lot to kiss you, then you’re short. My lovely short wife.” He smiled. He readjusted his grip so she was a bit taller so they can kiss. 
  • A kiss that could make up the two years that they were apart.
Your Godly Parent // Heroes of Olympus Preference

a/n: This is my first Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus preference so if you would like me to add more characters  (Like Nico or Luke or Will) just let me know and I can add more to the list! Also, requests are open :)


Originally posted by won-der-land89

Hephaestus. You were a bit of a hot head but that’s why you and Percy got along so well. Whenever you seemed a bit too worked up he always found a way to calm you down with his chill personality, and whenever he was too relaxed or bored you never failed to brighten up his day.

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Whenever I buy a new book I just want to show it off to the whole world. Look how pretty my paper package of pain and tears is. So shiny.

Rick Riordan is such an underrated author

He is literally an author that give Tumblr diversity in popular books and yet it go mostly ignored. He has featured:

-Interracial couples

-Bisexual characters

-Gay characters

-Gay POC

-Pansexual characters

-Gender fluid characters

-Characters with disabilities (mental and physical)

-Asexual characters

-Children from abusive homes

-Characters with PTSD

-Characters with depression

-Representation of different cultures and religions

-Homeless teens

-Talks about racism 

-Talks about the horrible nature of parents kicking out their non-hetero-normative children

-Talks about abusive parents in general

-Talks about the importance of religion to someone’s beliefs

-Talks about how family is important

-Talks about how you are not your family

-Talks about how you can make your own family from the friends that support you

That is probably not every single one but thost are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. Rick Riordan makes these concepts important in his books and honestly makes the more complicated ones easy to understand. I know some may consider his books a bit more childish but it’s important to show young readers the different types of people in the world. It’s important to show them that heroes can come in every type of person. 

So stop sleeping on him