I tapped my foot as we approached the Island, I wasn't completely thrilled to be back here. I knew that when I left I had broken her heart, but I never thought she would be mad enough to curse me. I could still feel the sting of her curse from my trip through Tartarus and let me tell you it made me want to turn the ship around.
We were only a few miles out so we would reach our destination any minute now. Luke was pacing, probably just as nervous as I am, if not more so. Then there was Nico, he seemed very calm, it was very annoying.
The ship slowly came to a stop, "Well here we are, Ogygia." I climbed down the ladder first hoping she wouldn't attack if she recognized me. As soon as my feet hit the sand I was tackled, "Perseus Jackson, what a site for sore eyes! It's been too long. Leo said you guys would come for me, I was starting to lose hope. I'm assuming this means you guys won that war you were fighting before. Speaking of Leo where is he?"
I stood up and brushed the sand off of my clothes. I turned to Luke who was biting his lip. He took a deep breath and stepped up, "That's uh... what I'm... um here to talk to you about." His eyes could only meet hers for a few seconds before darting away. Eventually he looked at her and his gaze locked, "Leo died, he was killed." She covered her mouth to smother a gasp, Luke continued, "I was possessed by an evil deity, so although it wasn't me who killed him, it was my body. Coming to get you was his dying wish."
Calypso fell to her knees, her eyes welled up with tears. I knelt down next to her and wrapped her in my arms, her head rested on my shoulder as she cried. I wasn't exactly comfortable but I wasn't going to move anytime soon. I patted her hair as her tears soaked the sleeve of my t-shirt.
I scooped her up and carried her to the shade of the closest tree. "Calypso, I just wan't you to know that he loved you. He loved you very much, he would have come to get you sooner but he had to wait for his navigation device to lock in on the location of your island." She sniffled, "That;s impossible, there's no way to find Ogygia on any navigation device." I pushed a hair out of her eye, "Well I think we both know Leo was pretty smart, and made it a habit to defy what was considered impossible, especially when it came to those that he loved." She burrowed her head deeper into my shoulder and hugged her knees.
I was surprised about how much things had changed since the last time I saw her. Before this would have a romantic undertone but right now it seemed more like I was comforting my daughter. Having kids really has aged me.
After Calypso packed her belongings up we got back on the Argo II and set sail back to camp halfbloood. She never left my side, she was practically my shadow. At dinner that night it was practically silent, everyone kept their head down and the only thing they were using their mouths for was for chewing. Calypso kept her distance from Luke, he attempted to approach her several times but every time she met him with a glare. I couldn't say I blamed her, but I still felt bad for Luke, he didn't actually do anything to deserve that glare.
That night around midnight I heard a small knock on my cabin door. I thanked the gods I was wearing underwear because Calypso walked in. She looked so small and fragile as she walked over to my bedside. "I hope you don't mind, but I've never really been anywhere besides the island and this ship kind of makes me nervous." I put a pillow and blanket on the floor, "Of course yeah, I'll crash on the floor, and you can take the bed."
She hoped up into the bed, "So how did it happen? You know how did Leo... die?" I sighed, "Well as you already know Luke was possessed by and evil deity, Tartarus to be exact. He had kidnapped me and my pregnant soon to be wife. The gang was coming to get us back. I eventually overpowered him, but only for a second, and I turned my back on him. He wasn't aiming for Leo, but Leo jumped in front in order to save me. He saved my life, and for that I will always be grateful."
She just nodded, he eyes were dry after all her previous crying. "Is it wrong for me to hate that Lucas boy? I know he didn't really do it, but every time I look at him, a hatred just bubbles up and it's really hard to push down." I patted her knee, "Luke is a good guy, I promise. He definitely has a spotty past but he is a good guy. He kind of saved the human race from a Titan take over once. Sure he may have inadvertently almost started it, but he ended it and that's all that really matters."
I stayed awake and watched over her until she fell asleep, watching her chest rise and fall in perfect rhythm. I would hate to go through what she's going through right now. Learning that the person you loved, the person you were waiting on to rescue you, was no longer alive. I could feel my heart squeeze at just the thought.
I let the gentle rocking motions of the ship lull me to sleep. I vaguely remember having nice dreams... before I was torn away from them, and brought back to reality by a loud roar, and repetitive banging on the side of the ship. Calypso was screaming trying to wake me up, "I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN! I told him that there was no way I could leave the island, but that stubborn boy never believed me!"