3 months. IT TOOK ME THREE MONTHS TO FIND CAMP HALF-BLOOD. GODS.
I see it right there. The big hill. I carefully landed beside thalia's tree. It was night and the camp was dark and...weird. Stepping down from festus I smiled looking over the camp.
I'm here and I'm alive guys I thought smiling.
I looked back to find Calypso shifting awkwardly behind me. I turned to look at her and she gave me a smile. It wasn't her smile. It was fake.
"Are you okay?" I asked her
"Um Leo I'm really sorry but..." She trailed off as if scared to answer
"What?" I was a little scared now too
"I don't love you and I never did. I just...the curse Leo." She gave me a pained look, "I'm sorry I really am." She then started to walk away.
I just stood there broken, defeated and dumbfounded. See this is what always happens. Rejection. I should be used to it by now but this one hurt because I meant it when I said I loved her but she was lying back. I just felt numb as I walked down the hill. I felt numb as I walked past the big house.
I felt numb walking past the Hades cabin.
I was about to walk to the forest when I heard someone.
"Leo? I knew you were alive I knew it!"
I turned to see Nico Di Angelo sitting on the steps to the Hades cabin.
"Yeah I'm alive as if anyone actually cares." I replied bitterly.
I felt bad I must say but I wasn't in the best mood
"Of course people care!" Nico said standing up, "why wouldn't they?"
"I'm the seventh wheel. The one who always messes up. The one that gets pushed to the side after I die. NO ONE EVEN BOTHERED TO COME LOOK FOR ME!" Tears were streaming down my face and I couldn't stop them.
Nico walked up to me and...hugged me? I couldn't actually care because that's all I needed. Comfort.
"Shh Leo it's fine let it out shh." He whispered in my ear awkwardly
I loosely wrapped my arms around him and cried. I cried harder than I have ever cried in my life.
Nico was there through it all. He didn't make any comments about how I was getting his shoulder wet or how I was holding on too tight. He just comforted me. Which was all I ever wanted from anyone.
"Do you want me to take you to your cabin or do you want to stay in mine?" Nico asked holding me at shoulders length.
I pointed at his cabin and he nodded. He told me to close my eyes so I did. I didn't open them again until the morning.
The last part was for shadow travel and there's a spare bed in Nico's cabin for when hazel visits. So yeah this is bad sorry