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Prucan Week Day 5: The Best and The Worst

this story mentions this idk where its at on the timeline though lolol

Canada hadn’t been a country for very long, but even then there are some things he knew to be certain in his short time. One of his more unfortunate discoveries had been that conflict between countries happened frequently. He was rarely ever involved in clashes himself, but he was aware whenever one came about.

It was somewhat disheartening to know that issues arose, but there wasn’t much he could do unless he wanted to put himself in the battlefield. That was easier said than done, especially when he was so young. No longer a child, but not an adult with experience and abilities to solve such situations. He didn’t hate being a country, he just had a long way to go and a lot to learn.

Most of his teachings came from France and England, who were often against each other. Lessons didn’t always go so smoothly when the two created problems in the middle of them. He found it a tad irritating, but he was also saddened by their ability to argue to quickly. America, his brother, felt the same.

During some of their “lessons”, America lost interest and went off. He wondered if it was to find another teacher, or just to get away from the bickering. Though, Canada stayed to see if the arguing would decease.

One afternoon they were supposed to be having a lesson, but of course arguments began. America even attempted to have them stop, but his efforts were futile. He ended up going, leaving Canada alone with France and England. He made a few attempts to interrupt them, but the two were persistent, and his small voice didn’t reach their ears.

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Friendly reminder that -

  • Percy’s neutral expression is a natural brooding look that he gets from Poseidon
  • That when he does smile it’s crooked and makes him look like a trouble maker
  • When he talks it’s usually very sarcastic and/or impertinent 
  • His inner monologue is actually very negative and while we, as the readers, take it as a joke he’s usually pretty pessimistic for a good portion of the time
  • That when he’s fighting his expression is fierce and is hard to tell whether he is the good guy or not
  • That Leo Valdez equated Percy’s angry expression to the feeling he gets when Jason is about to shoot lightning. Let me repeat - just the look on Percy’s face when he’s angry was considered on par to Jason controlling flipping lightning
  • That he’s very very vindictive and loyal only to those he considers his friends and once you lose his trust it is nearly impossible to earn back 
  • That while he had the curse of achilles, he laughed crazily while he was single handedly destroying hordes of monsters
  • He made an entire volcano erupt, awakened a giant, and almost wiped out the northwest of the united states
  • He tortured a godess just so she would feel his misery
  • That he’s actually very manipulative and it made Annabeth step back for a moment and reevaluate her perception of him
  • That while his dark side came to it’s peak in house of hades and wasn’t mentioned in blood of olympus, there was no confirmation that it suddenly and completely disappeared after they left Tartarus.
  • Has been the child of the prophecy twice.
  • He manipulated Bob to kill his own brother by simply convincing him that they were friends and that is what friends did for each other
  • He was physically abused by his step father
  • That with absolutely no training at all he killed the minotaur with it’s own horn at the mere age of twelve
  • He wins a good majority of his fights by simply outsmarting his opponent 
  • He has scared not only Annabeth but his friends and peers on more than one occasion with his attitude and powers
  • That he’s considered extremely powerful for a demigod and for a child of the big three and makes the gods slightly nervous
  • That when he’s upset his powers act to mimic his emotions without him even trying
  • Has been offered immortality
  • That he is actually really sorta intimidating without trying 
  • That we need to stop reducing Percy’s character to a happy-go-lucky comic relief goofball that doesn’t know his left foot from right because he is so much more than that

Steve isn’t the only one to have lost the love of his life, either.

Charles Aznavour - She ♫