<b>Nico:</b> "GO AWAY, PERCY! I DON'T NEED YOU!"<p/><b>Percy:</b> "Actually, you do."<p/><b>Percy:</b> "You have water inside your body up to 60%."<p/><b>Nico:</b> "And you have 100% chance of death."<p/></p>
Me: New Trials of Apollo book, new Magnus Chase book coming later in the year. I miss the olden days.
Me after listening to The Lightning Thief Musical Soundtrack on iTunes: OH MY GODS YES MY SON AND HIS ORIGINAL TWO BEST FRIENDS AND LUKE CASTELLAN WHEN HE WAS INNOCENT AND MRS DODDS AKA THE MAIN KINDLY ONE
I saw this line, “You both have the same kind of sadness in your eyes,” and it got me thinking. What if someone said that to our demigods you know?
For instance Percy and Annabeth who have done nearly everything together. I can picture them looking at each other and sort of smiling. Because they know they may have scars from fights and wars but they still have each other and they love each other dearly.
Or maybe they say something like that to Nico and Will who have both lost siblings in the first war. And Nico just kind of smiled because Will is one of the few people who understood his pain over Bianca’s death when he really opened up about it.
Or Leo and Frank who’ve both lost their mother’s. How they would both look at the ground saddened and later tell the other little stories about things their mother’s did for them.
Or Thalia and Reyna the two lone wolves who’ve lost a lot more than should be expected of people. For instance separating from their siblings and being backstabbed by boys they trusted. They just kind of shrug because they take comfort in knowing they aren’t alone and they’re okay with that. It’s sad but they understand the pain.
Maybe even Piper and Annabeth who both had trouble with their father’s learning to mend the relationships and though they’re a bit sad because things aren’t as simple as they used to be they’re happier than they would be if they hadn’t.
Just the demigods having mirroring expressions of sadness when it comes to specific things but they aren’t alone and they have their own confidants in each other. They’re comfortable with one another and their shared pain and experiences makes them stronger and their bonds stronger with one another.