A little mercy. - youngjusticewriter - Percy Jackson and the Olympians (2024)

“Can I be honest?” Hermes asked as though he had a right to intrude on matters that did not concern him.

“What a rare occasion,” Poseidon murmured. His answer did not give consent nor did it condone Hermes offering his opinion. Poseidon was not arrogant enough to think his plans would not attract his nephew’s attention. Hermes was not only the god of thieves - he was a god who often kept an eye on Poseidon’s son no matter if it was Greek or Roman aspect that was forefront.

Hermes stared at him. His nephew was clever enough to have noticed Poseidon’s answer was no answer at all. Instead of continuing to stare at god Poseidon looked upon the mortals around them. The humans were bustling about the beach with no clue of just who was among them. Some were gathering shells that they planned to steal as decorations of their homes, others were lying down barely clothed in order to get a tan, children were competing against each other in making sandcastles, and last but not least there was a child in a yellow coat who was running across the shore with a stuffed toy.

“…..Your son will not thank you for your actions.” Hermes finally disclosed his thoughts to Poseidon.

Poseidon turned his head to acknowledge the younger god. “Of course not. He is Sally’s son just as much as he is mine.” Often gods attributed Percy’s impertinence as having only derived from being a child of Poseidon. Sally Jackson was often overlooked. Even by her grandfather Sally’s influence on her son was not attributed to her and yet Mercury’s Greek equivalent was here to lecture Poseidon on matters of his family.

Despite not taking his eyes off Hermes, Poseidon knew the child was entering further into the ocean than he should because of his toy have been stolen by the waves. If the boy was smart he would realize the ocean took but it rarely gave without strings. Poseidon was Greek after all. One should always beware Greek giving a gift.

“Yet you persist,” Hermes said instead dropping the topic. Poseidon wondered just why his nephew had grown so fretful about his son. Was it because of their history with Kronos’ vessel? Perhaps it because Percy checked upon May despite the years that had passed since the death of Hermes’ son? There was possibility that Hermes wanted to f*ck Percy. If Hermes attempted such a thing without Percy’s expressed consent then the Olympian would be torn apart with Poseidon’s trident; Poseidon knew what gods were like for he was one of them. His son would not endure what Chione, Apemosyne, and others had gone through.

The child’s mother was screaming the boy’s name instead of getting up and running to protect her child. The child yelled back that his toy was lost in the sea. If his second youngest was here, Percy would have already been by that little boy’s side to make sure the child didn’t drown. If Sally had been the parent of that child in a yellow coat she too would have already been by that little boy’s side.

Poseidon wondered what it was like to raise a half mortal child since they were first born only to flounder in protecting the boy.

“My brother’s paranoia is why I persist.” That was not the only reason but Poseidon didn’t have to explain himself to his nephew.

The child had fallen into the water. It was only now that the mother got off her beach towel and started to run to sea. The thing was the boy would not survive the ocean.

“Your sister defends your son as well as others on the council.” Poseidon was aware of Hera’s attempts to hold back Zeus’ impulsiveness. It wasn’t from a sense of regret from her own actions. No, it was rather that Hera had always been active of handling threats in whatever way was needed to solve the issue.

Thirty seconds. That was how long the boy had left before Hermes or Thanatos came to deliver his soul to underworld.

Poseidon reached into his pocket of shorts. It was a drachma Poseidon pulled out. An obol would have worked. The transaction of exchanging money for a ride with Charon was known as Charon’s obol. A drachma was worth more though. A drachma would incentive Charon more than an obol.

Instead of finishing the conversation, Poseidon began to walk to boy who was far too young to be claimed by his father. Poseidon wondered if Apollo even remembered the boy. Either way, Poseidon would remember the child who had drowned while attempting to save a mere toy.

The sea took. It rarely gave.

A little mercy. - youngjusticewriter - Percy Jackson and the Olympians (2024)

FAQs

Can a 7 year old read Percy Jackson? ›

The story's narrator, Percy Jackson, will be familiar to most young readers, and here he retells the stories of the Greek Gods with wit and style. This book is appropriate for ages 10+, although some of the stories feature themes that are a bit more mature.

What age is Percy Jackson books appropriate for? ›

Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

Greek mythology relocated to modern-day America. Action-packed, funny, accessible writing for both boys and girls aged 10+.

Is Percy Jackson fun to read as an adult? ›

Ultimately, the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series has garnered a large and dedicated fan base, and its impact on young adult literature and modern mythology cannot be denied. It continues to be cherished by readers of all ages and remains a significant contribution to the genre.

Is Percy Jackson in Magnus Chase? ›

Annabeth and Percy also make cameos in the Magnus Chase series, since Magnus is Annabeth's cousin. I know there is interest in a big Avengers-type mash-up with characters from all the different series together. Maybe some day I'll write a book like that, but that would be pretty complicated!

Is Percy Jackson kid appropriate? ›

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is rated TV-PG, which basically means it's parental guidance suggested. There's no actual age restriction on the content. In Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Greek Gods are brought to life.

Is there swearing in Percy Jackson books? ›

Mild cursing with words like heck, stupid, idiot, darn, a joke revolving around the word damn, and a boy who tells someone to shove something up their (rest was cut off).

Is Percy Jackson Rated R? ›

Plus, the violence level is high for a PG-rated movie: Monsters are very frightning, especially the demonic ones -- like Hades aflame with skeletal wings and a fury sent to destroy Percy -- characters (monster and human) are impaled and slashed at with swords, and Percy's mom is crushed by a minotaur and taken to the ...

Is Percy Jackson good for 9 year olds? ›

Common Sense Media (my go-to spot for judging what media is appropriate for what age of kids) rates the Percy Jackson books as for kids aged 9–10. I'd probably pull that down a year to ages 8–9, but either way much is lost in reading those books if you don't know the myths they are referencing.

Does Percy Jackson have romance? ›

Romantic relationships

Percy's oldest romantic relationship is with Annabeth Chase. Their relationship gradually changes throughout the first series, with the goddess Aphrodite first insinuating that it was romantic in The Titan's Curse, when Percy undertakes a quest to free Annabeth from the Titan Atlas.

Does Annabeth like Percy or Luke? ›

Even with Annabeth's feelings for Luke in the books, she and Percy are among the least tumultuous couples out there. Removing Luke allows the Disney+ series to capitalize on that completely.

Can a 30 year old read Percy Jackson? ›

The only people who think you can be too old for a book are young teenagers trying to show how mature they are by reading/watching/playing supposedly mature things. A good story is a good story regardless of the target age. I read the Percy Jackson series when I was 26 and enjoyed it a lot.

Should I read Percy Jackson at 16? ›

To answer your question: It really depends on your definition of “teenager.” Technically, a teenager could be 13 or 19. The Percy Jackson series is a very good read for young teens, say aged 10–15. I personally began reading it when I was 10. But that doesn't mean that adults or older teenagers can't enjoy it either.

Do Percy and Annabeth marry? ›

Yes, Annabeth is married to Percy Jackson, and has three kids: Cast, Ethan, and Zoe. How was Annabeth Chase born? Annabeth Chase is the half-blood daughter of the goddess Athena and the mortal man Frederick Chase. She was born July 12, 1993.

What does Percy call Annabeth? ›

Averages: Percy calls Annabeth 'Wise Girl' every 482.17 pages. Another fun little stat: Percy says 'Wise Girl' in Chapter 22 of TLT, and doesn't say the nickname OUT LOUD again until Chapter 42 of BOO.

What happens if two demigods have a kid? ›

It was officially stated by Rick Riordan that if two demigods had a child it would be mortal.

Can a 7 year old read Harry Potter? ›

Sofia Villarreal i started reading the harry potter series in 3rd grade and i certainly do not regret it :) . I recommend these books to any age between 7 and up.

What grade reading is Percy Jackson? ›

Kids in 5,6,7,8 grade would really enjoy this book. Read it if you want though. There is no fixed age limit.

Is Percy Jackson in 7th grade? ›

Percy TLT: Finished 6th grade and becomes 12, will being going into 7th. Percy SOM: Finished 7th grade and becomes 13, will be going into 8th.

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