wow this is so late but he's adorable so :3

demigod!shownu

percy jackson and the olympians au ft. monsta x

shownu, son of hephaestus

  • the first day in camp you stumble in all dishevelled
  • you probably just fought a colchis bull and you’re panting and your hair is burned on the tips and it’s just traumatic
  • so you’re like crying when a satyr finds you resting against the tree and he helps you towards the Big House
  • kihyun patches up your wounds and feeds you some ambrosia before showing you around the camp
  • but it doesn’t last long because some kid (read: changkyun) accidentally aimed at himself during archery practice and kihyun apologizes and rushes back to the Big House because apparently changkyun’s left butt cheek is… anyways
  • he leaves you at the edge of the forest
  • you decide to explore the woods a little bit because you still have to get everything sorted out and this all seems like a dream like what the hell
  • it’s getting kind of dark though and now you’re lost good fucking job
  • and just when you think it can’t get worse
  • IS THAT ANOTHER FUCKING COLCHIS BULL
  • you don’t know how you defeated one in the first place so there’s no way you can do it AGAIN plus didn’t kihyun say something about magical boundaries why do you have to suffer again do the gods hate u???
  • its eyes train on you and you freeze but instead of the glowing red eyes you saw earlier these are warm and the metal bull approaches you and nudges your hand because PET ME
  • ??? wait it’s a robot…??? how does that work
  • it’s actually a kinda cute moment but then it’s interrupted by this big dude stomping towards you and you swear this is scarier than when the colchis bull was barrelling towards you
  • he kinda just stops in front of you and looks between you and the bull
  • and then
  • he’s like,,, tugging the bull away nervously
  • “sorry.”
  • he’s so curt and it’s kinda intimidating if you put it together with his physique
  • but you’re lost so you trail after him
  • “hey,,, um,,, im kinda lost,,,”
  • “hi lost” he says it so seriously like
  • anyways you wave off his lame dad joke and ask him to bring you back to the camp
  • he doesn’t talk at all while you two walk together and it’s really awkward
  • so he brings you to his little workshop in the woods to drop off the bull and it’s not actually little it’s huge and it has all these… creations
  • “wow this is so cool”
  • his smile is adorably shy because compliments are foreign these days since he never lets anyone near his workshop “really?”
  • “yeah did you make all of these?”
  • he nods and watches you as you explore the hideout and run your hands over his useless works and your fingers trace over something carved into a desk
  • “hw <3 yj”
  • “what’s this?”
  • he knows exactly what you’re talking about but he doesn’t say anything, just looks down with a sad smile and says
  • “we’re late for dinner”
  • you’re blubbering and finally you’re like “uhmdjcksjdhg ok,,,” so he walks you back and hands you awkwardly back over to kihyun
  • “sorry, that’s shownu, he’s really awkward anyways you can sit at the hermes table until you’re claimed”
  • but you keep looking over at the hephaestus table because shownu ,, still looks awkward,, even though he’s laughing and joking along with his siblings(??) but on second thought all of the hephaestus kids look awkward and out of place
  • anyways
  • for the next few days you really tend to notice shownu’s absence whenever he’s not around at the campfires and stuff
  • and you’re still really curious about that little carving because??? shownu is dating??? but you never see him do the fluffy fluff lovey love thing with ANYONE
  • so you do the natural thing and ask changkyun because he seems to know everything that happens in the camp (everyone says aphrodite kids are the biggest gossipers so ,, changkyun is really an enigma,,)
  • he tells you that a long time ago,,, and i mean a LONG time ago,, shownu was dating a fellow camper who was a child of demeter and they were this cute calm lowkey couple
  • and then one day he was testing out one of his machines he’d made for her valentines day gift
  • it was the cute metal bull because, if shownu were ever too busy to cuddle her, the bull would
  • it was stupid but he loved it and he was sure she would too
  • and then he fucked up
  • he mixed up the cute bull with a copy of a colchis bull he’d made to discover their weaknesses
  • long story short,,, when his girlfriend walked into the hephaestus cabin which shownu had cleared out for the day to work on the surprise,,
  • the colchis bull set her ablaze
  • shownu tried really hard to save her because as a special son of hephaestus, he’s immune to fire (kinda like the cyclops)
  • two things came out of that fire alive
  • but shownu’s girlfriend did not
  • and neither did the cabin
  • so shownu had to deal with the fact that he’d killed his lover and burnt down half of the cabins
  • that’s why he’d made his new workshop in the forest away from everyone and never liked people around his creations
  • he even stopped making dangerous things
  • are you crying or is that just rain,, on your face..
  • so one day you decide to search for him because why does he always isolate himself over a mistake,,
  • you,, kinda get lost again tbh
  • and it’s like deja vu when a very familiar nice metal bull comes bounding up to you so you gotta scratch him,, i mean,, his cute little tail is wagging happily
  • but he doesn’t stop for long and he’s trotting back the way he came from and you just gotta follow him
  • you’re not surprised when he leads you back to shownu’s workshop
  • cautiously, you enter it and you’re met with the sound of whirring and clanking and you peek behind a pillar
  • WOW,,, shownu is HOT when he works,,
  • like there’s soot all over him and his muscles are bulging and his eyebrows are furrowed in concentration,,, what the hELL HE WASN’T THIS HOT BEFORE
  • he catches you staring and he’s like “oh,, did you get lost again?”
  • you shake your head and slowly approach him
  • “changkyun,, told me,, about yeojoo,,”
  • his eyes widen and he kinda just goes back to making a protective helmet because jooheon broke his last one and capture the flag is this friday
  • “shownu,, you don’t have to blame yourself,,”
  • shownu: “,,,”
  • “it was just a mistake. you gotta forgive yourself. yeojoo would want you to.”
  • “but yeojoo’s not here.”
  • “,,, she’s always with you, shownu. in ur heart,,”
  • sniffle sniffle
  • that’s all you came to tell him so you leave him to dwell on your words (but you return many times throughout the next few weeks just to watch him work)(and he likes showing off his creations and the way your eyes light up)
  • then one night you get claimed
  • you scrape half your dinner plate into the fire and pray for your mother to just claim you already gdi
  • lo and behold,, the world hates you
  • welcome the new child of demeter
  • THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE YOUR DECEASED SIBLING WAS THE GIRLFRIEND OF THE GUY YOU MAY,, HAVE A SLIGHT,, CRUSH ON,,, WHY?!!???
  • when shownu finds out he feels SO FUCKING GUILTY
  • he KILLED YOUR SISTER
  • AND HE THINKS YOU’RE CUTE
  • THAT’S LIKE ,, DOUBLE BETRAYAL
  • so he does his best to avoid you but by now you know how to get to his little workshop in the woods and you KNOW he’s been avoiding you because when you wave at him he immediately looks away
  • time to confront him
  • so you stomp in and he’s disassembling that cute metal bull and you yell at him to stop: “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!!!”
  • he drops the head on the floor in surprise and he’s like “,, y/n,,,”
  • “what are you doing” you repeat calmer this time. like what is he doing to the cute bull and what is he doing thinking he can just pretend you don’t exist??????
  • “you shouldn’t be here,,,”
  • “but i am”
  • “y/n,, please,,leave”
  • “why? you think you’re betraying yeojoo by getting closer to me?”
  • the thought of him still being hung up on his ex,, hurts a lot tbh
  • shownu doesn’t say anything even though your assumption is wrong
  • “shownu,,” you beg “please,, tell me what you’re thinking,, that it’s not because you still love yeojoo,, tell me you feel what i feel too,,”
  • he nods slowly, avoiding your gaze “i,, i do,,”
  • your heart: AHJSKASLSJSHDKFKH
  • your face: “…but…?”
  • for the first time you see shownu vulnerable (he’s crying)
  • “i don’t want to hurt anyone again”
  • you reach up to thread your fingers through his hair “you’re not going to”
  • “i’m a son of hephaestus” he says bitterly “machines always have a tendency to malfunction”
  • “so why can’t your heart malfunction just this once,,, to forgive yourself,,”
  • “,,,”
  • “shownu, when you make your contraptions, do you get it perfect on the first try?”
  • “,,,no”
  • “exactly, you make mistakes and you learn from them and fix them,, think of your life in the same way”
  • “it’s,, not that easy”
  • you intertwine your fingers together and smile reassuringly at him “that’s why you work as a team. the more workers, the quicker the result”
  • “,,,thank you y/n”
  • and then he surprises you
  • he kisses your cheek!!! and then shyly looks away because he’s all red
  • but it’s so cute that you just laugh “pls rebuild the cute bull”
  • “yes ma’am”