As the years passed, there was still not a great prophecy, which still surprises me to this day. Artemis and I ended up getting married on Olympus in front of every single being on Olympus. Every single one of them was shocked that the Hero of Olympus would be marrying the most devoted Maiden goddess. Many of the male gods had been angry because apparently there was a competition between them on who could break Artemis' maiden vow first. Let's just say that none of them will be able to move for a couple of months.
The ceremony was sweet and I couldn't imagine how it could have been better. After the wedding, my new bride and I had gone on our honeymoon and had done it, the first time for both of us. The day before, we had traveled to the underworld and talked to Styx about removing her maiden vow. Styx had agreed, claiming that it was the least she could do for the savior of Olympus.
As of now, we stand together, watching the sunrise from our palace on Olympus. I turn to Artemis and wrap my arm around her waist. She turns to me and smiles a huge smile, leaning forward and bringing our lips together.
"Thank you, Percy. Thank for all of this," She whispers in my ears as we part.
"Do not thank me, Arty. I owe all of this to you," I whisper back. She smiles contentedly once more. I pull her to my chest and let her lean back so that she was resting against me. I don't know how long we stand here, but she suddenly pulls back.
"You know we have to get ready for our guests right?"
"Yeah, I know, but I just want to stand here a little longer," I whine.
She chuckles, "Come on, Percy. We don't have time for that. I still need to cook the food and prepare the dessert before they get here. And you, mister, need to patch up that hole in the wall that the kids made."
"Damn, I love those kids to the moon and back, but some times they can be such a pain in the ass," I sigh. Suddenly, I feel a tug on the hem of my shirt. I look down to see my daughter standing there with her stuffed bear clenched in her hands.
"Daddy, what is a pain in the ass?" She asks in her adorable voice.
"Uh...," I say sheepishly as Artemis glares at me, "Uh... it's nothing that you have to worry about right now, Amara."
"But I want to know too," we hear a voice whining from the hallway. We look in that direction to see our other twin looking at us curiously.
"Um, this doesn't concern you either, Althea. It's something very important that little people are not supposed to know about," I say uneasily. I look to Artemis for help again and see that she has a look on her face that says 'you're on your own'. Man, this is going to be a long evening.
After a long chat with my daughters on how a 'pain in the ass' was a term for a unicorn, I get up and sigh.
"Now for that hole in the wall..."
Later that night, Artemis and I stand behind the closed front door after we let Nyx, Hestia, Athena, and Hera take their leave. We had invited them for our annual dinner together in celebration of the victory over Apollyon, which we celebrate with dinner every year.
Artemis turns to me with a smile on her face.
"Why don't we tuck the children in as a family tonight? We haven't had the opportunity to do so in Chaos knows how long," She suggested, pecking my lips.
"I think that's a great idea."
As we sit on the bed as a family that night, I simply lay my head back and watch as Artemis tells our twins a story about a brave man who saved Olympus three times over. I look over at my family and a deep feeling of happiness and joy sweeps through my body, and I know that there is nothing that could have made me any happier at that moment. I had a beautiful wife, two incredible twin girls, and an amazing life, something that very few demigods ever get to experience.
Artemis must have sensed my thoughts and emotions through our bond because she looks up at me and grabs my hand, grinning at me while still retelling the story of Perseus Jackson and at that moment, I realize that the Sea and the Moon fit together far more than I had ever thought possible. Each wave that sloshes along the shore of life, the Moon is there to illuminate the gentle roll of the Sea. Each storm in the middle of the raging Sea, the Moon is there with its comforting glow, calming the Sea to a point where nothing could ever interrupt its tranquility. Every ripple, every splash, every disruption on the surface of the Sea, the Moon will be there.
Just as Artemis was there for me.
A.N: Well, this is the end of 'The Sea and The Moon'. I want to thank everybody for all the votes and comments on this story. I normally post to fanfiction.net, which I have a lot more viewers on, under the penname: 'TyGuy45' so if you guys want, you can go check that out. I also post all my polls there so if you want to participate in voting, then just go there. Until my next story!
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Perseus Jackson is the only one left. All of his friends are dead and he has nobody to rely on anymore. A certain silver-eyed goddess has lost all of her hunters and her only real family. Will they find a way to overcome their differences and work t...