The name is Thalia. Thalia Grace. Nicknames: Pinecone Face, but no one but Percy is allowed to call me that. I am a hunter of Artemis, and 15 (and single) forever, or atleast until I fall in battle. Yes, I like black. Some consiter me "goth", yeah, maybe I am. I don't go by labels, though. Best friends: Annabeth Chase, Luke Castellen, Percy Jackson, Grover Underwood, and all the Hunters. Hurt anyone of them and you might (definatly) find yourself in a hospital.
My mom, and I. No, not my mom. She's just a "Hollywood Starlet" whose career ended after having me. She hated me and I resented her. Everyday she would tell me how much it disgusted her to look at me. When she was drunk she'd hit me and blame all her downfalls in life on me. My mom didn't have any family besides me, so I had no one to turn to. I'd had enough of living with her so one day I took off on my own. I deserved better than being beat by an alcoholic has been who despised me..
The quest..... Soon afterwards I found myself on my first quest. It all started out when we went to retrieve the de Angelo siblings from a boarding school. It ended with being attacked by a manticore, losing Annabeth, and meeting up the Hunters. Not long after that the goddess Artemis was kidnapped, persumably by Kronos' forces. Our quest was to rescue the goddess Artemis who was being held captive by Kronos and his forces. On the quest we knew we where going to lose two lives. I was sure one of them was going to be me. I was sure my father would be the one to strike me down. First we lost Bianca di Angelo in the desert. I was so sure after that, that I would be the one to perish by their parent's hand. Mainly because I was days away from my 16th birthday. I wasn't the one who was destined to die by my parent's hand though. That turned out to be Zoe Nightshade, the lieutenant of the Hunters. The quest was long and hard. We faced everything from a Niemian lion to Oceanus. The latter actually is a pretty funny story since it involves Percy fighting an old sea god who looks strangely like Santa. The hardest thing for me to do face was.........Luke. Luke had swore allegiance to Kronos. I'd tried my hardest to convince myself it was a mistake of some sort. But when I saw him I knew it wasn't. He wasn't the boy from my memory. Not the one filled with light and promise. Not the one that I loved. He was a ghost of that boy. Just an empty shell filled with bitterness and hate. Luke tried his hardest to get me to switch sides. He should have known it was a lost cause. I am no traitor. We knew each other better than anyone else so he should have just given up before he started that feat. We engaged in battle and it ended with me kicking him off a cliff accidentally. After that I just broke down and cried my eyes out. I now refer to it as my mental break down, because to be serious that's what it was. I couldn't bear the thought of what I'd done. I couldn't think of loving a man like that ever again. I couldn't take having to possibly kill someone I loved again. Love just wasn't for me anymore. Thus I joined to Hunters of Artemis and took the place of Zoe Nightshade.
I think I forgot to mention this, but I am a Demigod. And although that is a pretty crappy photo of what he looks like, I think you could guess that Zeus is my father. God of gods, lightning, thunder, and whatever else.
Soon after running away I met this boy, Luke Castellan. He was like me, a demigod. So we decided to team up and watch one another's backs. I liked having company and Luke was the greatest company in the world. He didn't look at me funny likeveryone else seemed to. He saw me for me and liked me for who I was. It wasn't long until we became really, really close. Inserperable. He was my best friend and the only family I'd ever truely known. Luke was that kind of boy though. The gorgeous, thoughtful, brooding, darling, loyal, full of life type. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't in love with him. He was the only person who ever got me. The only person who had ever shown me affection and love. I believe I would have eventually self destructed with out him. He was my rock. Luke kept me sane and more often than not, alive. We'd gotten in and out of some pretty bad situations. It wasn't long until we picked up a plucky little 7 year old girl named Annabeth. It was perfect for a while. It almost felt like I'd gained all I was lacking. I had a family! A family that actually felt like a real family! I'd never experienced that in my life. I'd never realised people could care so much for one another. That you could love someone enough that you would give your life for them. But stuff like that doesn't last, I know that for a fact. A satyr named Grover Underwood soon found us and was going to take us to Camp Half-Blood where we'd be safe. It was almost too good to be true. I mean a camp full of kids just like us where we'd be safe? When Grover first told us that Luke and me laughed at him. It seemed like some outrageous joke. On the way there we encountered all sorts of danger, including a pretty nasty run in with cyclopes. If it wasn't for Annabeth we'd have died then and there. We finally got there, but it was too late. Monsters where going to swarm and kill us all. So I made a desicision....... I let Luke, Annabeth, and Grover get to safety while I held them off. I loved them and i was prepared to die for them. At first it seemed as if I had a chance at surviving, but I didn't. My father took pity on me and I was turned into a pine tree. ..
I didn't stay dead for long though. I was brought back to life by the Golden Fleece when they hung it on my tree to restore the boundaries of Camp Half-Blood. Everyone didn't know what to make of Zeus' wayward daughter coming back from the dead. Well atleast it made annabeth, Grover, and Chiron happy. Some people seem to think that it was Luke's plan for me to be restored to life. I can't say if it was or wasn't, but knowing Luke it was. A lot people say he just didn't act right after I died.
Love never lasts......
It all started with a wayward punk trying to find her place in the world and a lonely boy with beautiful blue eyes. Let's get things straight I'm not a romantic. Love is stupid and makes us do stupid things. But not matter how much we do hate it and resist it, it never fails to find us. I never believed any kind of love existed until I met Luke. After him I learned there where all types of love and if your not careful they all can lead to hearbreak. At first I loved Luke as a friend. He was always there for me and actually listened to what I had to say. He was the best friend I'd ever had. Heck, he was the only friend I'd ever had. But one day everything shifted. I loved him differently. People and things change though especially when you where gone for as long as I was.
My disabilties..... Like all demigods I am both dyslexic and have ADHA. For those of you who don't know what that is I thought I'd give you some help. Below are text book definitions of both Dyslexia and ADHD.
Dyslexia is a learning disability which causes a child to have problems in their ability to read, write and spell according to their intellectual abilities.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a problem related to brain development (neurodevelopmental disorder) that causes hyperactivity (always on the move), impulsive behavior (doing things without any self control), and attention problems (not able to pay attention).
And now I can guess what your thinking. You're thinking, why do all demigods have dyslexia and ADHD. It's a simple answer my friend. We're dyslexic because are minds are wired to read ancient Greek instead of English. We have ADHD because our minds are wired for battle. It helps keep us on our toes so we have less of a chance of getting....you know.....killed.
You will never be forgotten.......
These are just a few of the brave souls who died in the fight to save Olympus. I only thought it was right for me to pay them tribute. Because without them we might not have won the battle against Kronos. Some once swore allegiance to Kronos, but rebelled against him, thus making them worthy of this list.
Luke Castellan; Son of Hermes - died to save Olympus
Silena Beauregard; Daughter of Aphrodite - died fighting the Drakkon
Charles Beckendorf; Son of Hephestus - died in the explosion on the Princess Andromeda
Zoe Nightshade; Hunter of Artemis - died by the hand of her father
Bianca di Angelo; Daughter of Hades - was lost in the desert
Michael Yew; Son of Apollo - died in the battle to secure Manhattan
Castor; Son of Dionysus - died in the battle to secure Manhattan
Lee Fletcher; Son of Apollo - died in the battle of Labrynth
Ethan Nakamura; Son of Nemesis - died rebelling against Kronos
Thalia Grace- Lieutenant of Artemis (me)
Zoe Nightshade- Lieutenant (Deceased)
Bianca Di Angelo (Deceased)