- Dionysus: I must say you are a gloomy looking kid. Why so glum?
- Percy: My mom just died.
- Dionysus (blandly): Ah, yes, of course. How very, very awful.
- Dionysus: Wait! Let's do that one more time! Bring me the line again! Quickly, while it's still fresh in my mind.
- Percy: [confused] My mom just... died?
- Dionysus(gasping dramatically): Chiron... I shall raise this orphan as if he were actually wanted.