Percy was walking around the town with Annabeth. She had to do some shopping to stock up for the week. And since Percy was kind of stuck here, he tagged along, trying to understand the ways of Nock.
It was pretty simple, people just went through their day, greeting each other and giving Percy stares. He guessed that that not a lot of people moved to Nock.
“People are staring at me.” Percy whispered to Annabeth.
“That’s because you’re new. Not a lot of people move to Nock. So when there’s someone new, people know right away.” She told him.
He nodded and walked with her, getting use to the shops that he had to explore. One that caught his eye was the fortune teller and psychic shop. Percy wasn’t sure if he believed in that stuff but maybe they could help with figuring out where he came from or who he is.
“Percy, are you okay?” Annabeth was a few feet in front of him. She only stopped when she noticed Percy wasn’t keeping up.
“A psychic?” He asked. “Like they could tell me about my past?”
“Um, possibly. No one really goes there except people who recently loss someone and want closure.” She replied. “Besides that, no one really goes near that place.”
“Can we go there? Maybe they can help me.” Percy headed towards the shop.
Annabeth followed him, a bit curious if someone could actually help him remember who he was.
They got to the door and Percy tried to pull it open. The door shook and he tried to push and the door didn’t budge.
“Percy, they’re closed.” Annabeth pointed to the sign in the window. “It’s some type of holiday for them.”
“Oh…” The excitement in him disappeared. He really wanted to know more about himself.
Annabeth put a hand on his shoulder. “We can come back tomorrow and see them. But right now, we need to get food for dinner.”
Percy took a deep breath. He can wait one more day. He’s been here for three days so far and his gut was telling him to leave.
A few weeks ago, I commissioned this drawing to the ever talented @punziella and with her blessing, I decided to post it in here. Something as beautiful as this Percy/Annabeth drawing needs to be shared with the world.
Thank you so much Pauline, for this amazing drawing 💕
<b>Person B:</b> *is laying on the couch and reading*<p/><b>Person A:</b> *peeks over the couch arm rest* Hey B? You know I adore you. You're my life, my light, my reason to breath. Everything you do is amazing and I'll be by your side no matter what because I love you.<p/><b>Person B:</b> *without looking up* What do you need?<p/><b>Person A:</b> There's a really big spider in our bedroom. Please kill it.<p/><b>Person B:</b> ............ you're adorable......<p/></p>
I love the diversity of religion in Rick Riordan’s books because even though they are literally living proof that the greek/norse/roman/egyptian gods exist, everyone is still kind of just like ‘yeah I know but I’m still muslim’ etc. and its just totally accepted. People just let people believe what they want to believe. Its chill.
And at the same time, the Gods don’t even cross out the other possibilities. People in the underworld see what they believe, which is really interesting. In the latest book (The Hidden Oracle) Apollo offhandedly mentions how other religions and even science still function regardless. It basically means that whatever you believe, it is completely valid, no matter what. And I think that is an important message to take from his books.