I totally get the sentiment going around that people don’t want Percy to be a god’s champion just because everybody’s doing it, particularly because he’s got such a rough relationship with gods.
But I think that’s because he sought out the Raven Queen first, and the Raven Queen and Percy don’t understand each other. The Raven Queen is fatalistic. In her eyes, humans begin their lives imperfect, march toward their fates, and perhaps they achieve greatness, but they all end the same way: they go to meet her. Percy just doesn’t think in those dimensions. He altered the course of humanity with his invention, and blaming that on fate would be to shirk responsibility. He has seen people defy and defile death time and again. When he pleads with the Raven Queen for a way to fix what he’s done to the world, he is thinking of redemption but also that he lives as long as Whitestone lives, and that the impact of his weakness will matter, will change lives and end them, long after he is gone. The Raven Queen comforts him by saying humanity can achieve great things, but that is no comfort to Percy, whose greatest achievement is arguably the very weapon that killed him.
If there is a god who would understand him it would be Ioun. She’s a goddess of knowledge, an inventor, and like Percy she was betrayed and wounded in the course of invention. Ioun is blinded; Percy’s soul is in tatters thanks to Orthax. She lives in a place of uncomfortable paradox, where all knowledge should be shared for the sake of progress, and secrets are blasphemous, even if that knowledge can hurt or break or kill - but even then, even she has secrets she can’t afford to share. We haven’t seen much of Ioun, but I think she would think like Percy. Not along the threads of fate, like the Raven Queen and her champion, but in an impersonal chemical chain of combination and creation, knowing well the unforeseen impacts of discovery. She despises the aspiring god who took Percy’s family. Her domain is profoundly controversial and unsure. Percy asked his questions of the Raven Queen, and she answered the wrong questions. Ioun has probably asked Percy’s questions a hundred times about herself.
And of course there’s something delightful about the fact that Percy could earn the favour of the goddess that Pelor is protecting.
It’s likely that any number of entities will be fighting over my soul when I die, he says. I know, says the Champion of Pelor, I’ll be one of them.
Imagine: Hi there! Can you please write a Chris Evans imagine where you are a famous actress and Chris just got interviewed and revealed his celeb crush (Which is you) And you’ve found him pretty attractive as well. And so you meet him at Teen Choice Awards, after the show you go onto the carpet and you meet him there. And he’s like fangirling a little bit because he’s meeting you, and you start to talk and people start to think you’re dating. And than you make the rumors true, and you two start to date.
A/N: it’s long ;3
‘’Now, Evans. Here is a question that everybody is dying to know,’’ the interviewer protests, straighting his papers and clearing his throat.
‘’Who is your celebrity crush?’’ he smirks.
The audience wasn’t quiet and reacted to the question, some people cheered, other people ‘oohed’ But Chris just started chuckling and hits his thigh with a smile curling on his lips. He bites his lip and looks off in thought, a few seconds passed by and a person suddenly popped into his mind.
‘’Y/N. Y/N Y/L/N. Definitely. She’s gorgeous. I love watching her movies, and she’s in so many movies, which is good because that means more of her for me,’’ chris laughs, making the crowd laugh along.
‘’But yeah, Y/N is my celebrity crush for sure. She’s honestly what keeps me going in my acting career, she’s my motivation. Not only is she beautiful, but she’s gives me so much inspiration, she makes me want to keep acting. And if I get lucky enough, maybe I can star in a movie with her one day. Even if I was an extra in a movie with her, that would be amazing!’’ chris says, getting a little eager talking about you.
‘’Have you met her yet?’’ the interviewer asks.
‘’Oh gosh, no! I wish I met her! If I met her, man, my life would be made. I could die happily, no joke. She’s just- Ugh, sorry, I’m just like fangirling over her a little bit.’’ chris laughs.
The audience claps and starts to cheer as the interview ended. Chris waved goodbye to everybody and left the stage.