- Me:what if....Jairo and Aubrey had a brother/sister relationship.....
- Me:oh wait those are my characters I can do that
I think what started everything wasn't about the master bolt, but Percy himself. He's named after a son of Zeus, his color is Zeus', his power is as strong as Zeus, he is the prophecy kid, but he isn't a son of Zeus. Zeus and Poseidon already have issues with their power dynamic and then this child comes who should be the son of the "strongest" god but isn't. And Percy resents Zeus so much (understandably) bc he has to prove to himself that he's a son of Poseidon while being punished for that.