fall into tartarus

Percy is the most powerful demigod I’ve ever met. No offense to you guys, but it’s true. If anybody can survive, he will, especially if he’s got Annabeth at his side. They’re going to find a way through Tartarus.
—  Nico di Angelo, after Percabeth’s fall into Tartarus
Okay so I have this headcanon

That Percy is a Hufflepuff. I mean yeah, he is brave and ambitious and could be both a Gryffindor and a Slytherin but if you think about it he belongs in Hufflepuff. I mean look at his fatal flaw- loyalty. What is the main quality of Hufflepuffs? That’s right, loyalty. Also his strength and bravery come from his loyalty to his friends and family. Like, the most brave thing he ever did (fall into Tartarus with/for Annabeth) was because of his loyalty. So yeah I think that Percy belongs in Hufflepuff.

Also I think that Annabeth is a Slytherin. I mean yeah, she is also clever and witty and brave and could be both a Ravenclaw and a Gryffindor, but her fatal flaw is hubris, otherwise said, she thinks she can do everything better than anyone else (including the gods). Also she is very ambitious and cunning (the way she tricked Arachne? That was pretty sly). So yeah I think that she is a Slytherin.

everything is extremely censored (for the kids), so all battles are replace with kahoot, instead of dying characters are sent to timeout, the argo II is a minivan, and instead of falling into tartarus, percabeth have tea time with hera which separates them from the rest of the crew as they go to visit grandma gaea

  • Annabeth: *Meets Percy* *Goes missing* *Gets hit by Hera's stone* *Gets hit by cow* *Have to find MOA* *Gets stab in TLO* *Lost her boyfriend, and cries for like 24/7* *Meets her boyfriend and judo flips him* *falls to Tartarus* *Suddenly becomes blind in Tartarus* *Gets out from Tartarus and faces Gaea* *Finds out that Magnus is still alive*
  • Annabeth: Wow, what kind of beautiful memories to remember!
Dear Diary

Prompt: “Dear Diary, …”

for the anon

Dear Diary,

Today is the first anniversary of falling into Tartarus. Annabeth and I, we’ve both been in counseling for the past two months.  The shrink thought that it would be a good idea to write down my thoughts. I thought it was a good idea but Annabeth, I feel has been trying to think her way out of her PTSD. I wish that it was that easy. I eventually got her to agree to write down her thoughts in a journal too.

I have had nightmares nearly every night. Monsters and the darkness of Tartarus and dreams of Nico walking through Hell alone. But the ones that wake me every night, covered in sweat, was the nightmares about Annabeth falling into the Abyss.

Each night, I would keep the lights on, bright light flooding my room was the only way to sleep. Whenever I tried to turn the lights off I would have panic attacks. So every night, I have my overhead light on, my lamp on, sometimes I even sleep during the day. And then there were days that I didn’t sleep at all. I went three or four days before sleep dragged me under. I was told that this is a common symptom in PTSD patients but I feel that besides Annabeth, the only person who really understands is Nico.

Before I started counseling, we were at camp and during our battle training, my flashbacks were so bad that I forgot where I was. I thought I was back in Tartarus and I almost killed a camper. I was near a death blow right when Chiron snapped me back to reality. He gave me a sympathetic look and I wanted to break his face, just so he would stop looking at me like that. I must have showed it because Chiron had me go to the Apollo cabin where Nico and Will were. Nico looked at me and his face was drawn and pale. It looked just like mine. His eyes were flat and I knew that he was also having difficulty too.

Will gave me a pamphlet to a shrink and I nearly laughed. I thought that I was doing fine. Okay, that’s a lie. I knew I needed help so I told him thank you and set up and appointment with Jackie for the following week.

Did you know there was medication to help with nightmares? Cuz I didn’t. But of course, the medication didn’t work. But I am slowly, very slowly, starting to be able to sleep through the night.

I know that Annabeth is having more difficulty than I am. She blames herself for my own PTSD but I keep telling her that I would have gone anyways. That it isn’t her fault. We promised each other that we’d never be separated again and I keep my promises.

She keeps herself busy, trying to force the thoughts away. She has almost permanent circles under her eyes. Her brothers try to help her and I try. But she snaps back, telling us that she is ‘fine’ but i can see right through it because I do the same thing. The thing is, I don’t think we’ll be fine in a long, long time.

Percy

  • Percabeth: fall into Tartarus.
  • Jasiper: fall off the Grand Canyon.
  • Leo: falls on Calypso's island.
  • Frazel: ...
  • Frazel: ...
  • Frank: You know, we can...
  • Hazel: Don't think about it.
Tartarus

IM KINDA SAD THAT LIKE NO ONE TALKS ABOUT NICO DI ANGELO OFFERING HIS HAND TO PERCY WHEN THEY IS ABOUT TO FALL INTO TARTARUS LIKE I KNOW HE JUST WOULDVE FALLEN WITH THEM OR IF HE USED MAGIC MAYBE BUT STILL OF COURSE I STILL CARE ABOUT PERCABETH FRIKIN FALLING INTO TARTARUS BUT LIKE C'MON NO ONE ELSE OFFERED HELP AND LIKE JASON CAN FREAKIN FLY LIKE PSSHHH RICK RIORDAN CHOSE TO HAVE NICO OFFER HIS HAND AND IM CRYINGHHGHHDJQHSHSHEHCHDJWJSHCJ

honestly i think the reason as to why percy is so hard to place in one hogwarts house is because of the fact that he displays such strong qualities that overlap between the houses. if we look at the qualities that percy possesses compared to the characteristics stated in the sorting hat’s song, he embodies almost all of them. 

foremost, in the gryffindor verse it says that gryffindors are brave at heart, and are daring, have great nerve, and are chivalrous. We have seen throughout many books that he is indeed brave and daring, and he does have nerves of steel at some points (ex, jumping off the st. louis arch and falling with annabeth into tartarus). He also shows great acts of chivalry & this aspect is also seen throughout other parts of his personality

as for the hufflepuff verse, it says that members of the house are just and loyal, as well as being patient and unafraid of toil. clearly, percy displays a lot of loyalty throughout the books, whether it be for annabeth or his mom or for his camp. he is also not afraid of fighting anyone or anything in order to protect those he is loyal to.

in the ravenclaw verse it is less obvious that percy shares some similarities to that house (seeing as it talks about having a ready mind, having a lot of wit & will to learn) however, percy does display these qualities throughout both series, as he wants to learn any different things (ex. learning how to defeat kronos, learning how to unite both the greeks and romans, learning how to change the way he perceives the world). also he shows how witty he is through both his sense of humor and how fast his mind works in different situations (mostly fights, etc)

now the slytherin verse talks mostly about finding real friends, and calls slytherins cunning and ambitious. percy obviously cares a lot about finding his real friends (and he finds them in annabeth, grover, the seven (eventually), etc) so that’s a pretty obvious one. however percy is exceptionally cunning, whether it be in battle or just everyday life. correct me if im wrong, but im pretty sure annabeth in the books has said how intelligent percy is (even though he comes off as stubborn or oblivious at times)

in all honestly im not sure what kind of conclusion i was trying to make by writing all of this out, but the one i have come to is that all of these characteristics, although make him hard to classify in one house, show that percy is an exceptionally strong protagonist that exhibits powerful qualities that make him a hero.

Therefore, i am concluding that this whole sorting thing is kind of backwards because percy doesn’t really fit in any of the houses because he has shown that he belongs in all of them

What makes me saddest is imagining Nico di Angelo falling in Tartarus alone. Percy and Annabeth held onto each other and whispered to each other, at least taking comfort in the other’s presence. Nico fell alone with nothing to grasp onto, knowing even if he said something, even if he screamed at the top of his lungs, no one would hear him.