songs you should be listening to in february|| listen here
moondust - jaymes young | straightjacket - quinn xcii | clouds - børns | 1000x- jarryd james ft. broods | dirty
dirty - charlotte cardin | ms.
anonymous - max | king
city- majid jordan | all
we do - oh wonder | breathe - lauv | without - years & years
Don’t worry, Armand. Milady is wrong. You couldn’t possibly be in Hell, not with the heavenly perfection of The Greatest Mustache in the World canceling out any teeny-tiny MORTAL SINS you may have committed with your almost constant vow-breaking; naughty evil thoughts, words, and deeds; and, you know, murdering.
“I didn’t know it then, but it
would be the last time I ever visited the attic.” (51)
“Please, Percy…” Luke practically whimpered, fighting just
to beg for death, for release from Kronos’ command of his body.
I moved towards him, his body was broken, but so was mine.
We struggled towards each other, his knife, the cursed blade, in my hand. I
understood then, I was not the hero, only he could end it all, Luke was the
only one who could destroy Kronos. I flipped the blade and held out the handle
for him to take.
His eyes flashed gold to blue his face full of pain, “I can’t
do it, Percy-” Suddenly his eyes turned gold and through the pain he smirked, “You
think you can kill me? I am the lord of Titans, father of the gods, I will not
be killed by some second rate son of Hermes the upstart child of Poseidon!”
Kronos snarled before his eyes changed back to Luke’s blue ones.
Suddenly I realized what Luke meant, he couldn’t kill Kronos,
not when Kronos had become a part of him like that. Rachel was right then I suppose,
I wasn’t the hero, it was Luke. It was him that understood in the end, he was
the one who made the decision to end Kronos’ time in this world. He was the one
to understand that power cancelled out power, he needed me, my power to end his
life and Kronos’ with it.
“Together.” I said to which Luke nodded, confirming my
suspicions. Shaking, he reached down to unlatch his armor just below his left
arm. In those few seconds I found Annabeth and Grover, he had given her some
ambrosia and healed a few of her wounds, as bad as they looked she would be
fine with him, I knew it.
I met Grover’s eyes and gave the slightest nod before
meeting Annabeth’s. I took it all in, her face smeared with soot, the torn
shirt and scuffed sneakers, the worn necklace that held more beads than any
other camper, her princess curls hastily tied into a ponytail, and her eyes. Gods,
her grey eyes that were analyzing everything that was happening they seared a
hole into my heart and gave me the courage to finally tell her, “Goodbye, Wise
Her eyes widened as she realized what I was saying and tried
to lunge forward to stop me. Luckily Grover was quick and grabbed her, holding
I felt a hand grip the handle of the knife and finally faced
Luke. Together we plunged the blade into his side, while his hands fell limp I
held on to make sure the blade stayed in place. Every part of me screamed to
let go, Luke’s body began to burn up and I still held on. Then I felt why I was
needed, Kronos was trying to suck the life from everything around him to heal
the wound and it was working. Gathering my energy I called to the oceans, to my
father willing a connection, I was met with the gust of the ocean wind, a spray
of salt water, the whirling of a riptide, the slowly and steady recession of
the tide on a warm summer’s day. It was all within me and then…it wasn’t. I
pushed it all into Kronos all of my power, my memories, who I was all of it
channeled into the Kronos through the cursed blade of Annabeth Chase.
Around me the air heated up, a light blinded me and then the
world was dark. It wasn’t death though, not yet, I was laying on my back in the
throne room holding onto life. Hair tickled my face just before Annabeth leaned
over, light shining around her. She was crying.
“You’ll live, you’ll live, Percy please.” She cried over my
body knowing that it wouldn’t be.
“Annabeth,” I croaked using the remainder of my strength.
Her eyes snapped to mine, “I love you.”
Her body racked with sobs, but through the tears I heard her
say, “I love you too Percy Jackson.” A figure appeared behind her, “Fate did
not play in your favor, Perseus Jackson, come with me.”
He raised a hand in offering that I took, my soul rose from
my body. I turned to see Annabeth cry out clutching my body Grover opposite
her, looking on with tears streaming down his face. The palace doors burst open
and the gods thundered in, Poseidon leading them.
“My son! Where is my son, I felt-” Poseidon faltered as he
took in the scene in front of him. How it must’ve looked, Luke’s body surrounded
by a charred circle, Kronos’ scythe nearby and my own body with Annabeth and
Grover hunched over it. “No.” he whispered before shrinking himself to stroke
my face, now cold with death.
“We need a shrine, the son of Poseidon is dead.” Grover
choked out, to the gods and their children clustered at the door. It was the
last thing I saw as the world faded to the darkness of the underworld.
That night a blue flag appeared above the Empire State
Building, raised to half-mast.
so I was re-reading The Last Olympian and there’s the line at the top and I got so mad because it was super ambiguous. I had to text @teamperseus and just rant, but then I thought what if Percy was the hero? What if he had to die in some way to fulfill the prophecy? Anyways that’s the story, just a typical night of Percy dying I guess.
Musings: So every once in a while I get questions asking about poly relationships. Poly relationships can be harder to describe considering you have to take in 3 or more people’s compatibility and how they work in that sort of dynamic. I thought about it and theoretically probably the best Polyamory relationship would be with at least one Fixed, Cardinal, and Mutable sign. All three signs are different enough to help keep the balance. Fixed signs tend to sustain the fire and stability in a relationship. Cardinals help start things and Mutable signs bring change to relationships. They can all work harmoniously together. With too much Fixed energy in this type of relationship can create staleness, rigidness, stubbornness, and controlling behavior. Too much Mutable energy can create instability and too much Cardinal energy… watch out for the drama.
Fixed Signs: Leo, Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius
Cardinal Signs: Aries, Capricorn, Cancer, and Libra
Mutable Signs: Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces, and Virgo
Armand demonstrates the four basic Dramatic! Pointing! techniques:
Walking while pointing
Sitting and pointing
Standing and pointing
and then for experts only
Walking and POINTING!
Furthermore, he wants you to know that for full DRAMATIC! effect, the wearing of as much black leather as possible (and a little hat) for any or all of the above techniques is encouraged – but as seen in Standing and pointing – NOT required.