The name's Zoe Nightshade, you want to know my story? Alright then but don't expect it to be a very happy one.
I was born and lived in Garden of the Hesperides with my sisters the Hesperides. My mother is a sea Nymph and my father is the Titan Atlas, yes the one that was cursed to hold up the sky and he was also the second in command to Cronus. We protected the golden apples of Hara for centuries, but that all changed for me when I met Hercules.
He was charming and sweet and I fell for the Demigod and that was my mistake because after I gave him my most precious gift known as Riptide...yes the one that the Demigod son of Posidon Percy Jackson had. Back then Riptide was a weapon, but I kept it like a hairpin and when I gave it to Hercules he betrayed me and stole one of the golden apples from the tree I was meant to keep safe.
That was the day it all changed for me, I was banished by my own sisters and considerd to be a traitor even by my own mother. That is when I was found by my mistress the godess of hunt Artemis. She took me in and after I vowed to never let myself fall in love and everything else a vow demands I became one of her Huntresses and in time I became her second in command.
Don't let my young looks fool you, I am actually older than 2000 years old and have been serving Artemis with pride. When I first met Thalia the daughter of Zeus I offered her to join us and when she turned me down we became rivals.
My job as a Huntress is to hunt down monsters and destroy them before they hurt any innocent people or even any Demigods foolish enough to try and face them. When I met Percy,Thalia,Bianca,her little brother Nico,Annabeth and Grover for the first time they were fighting off a Manticore.
To those who do not know what a Manticore is you are lucky, they are creatures that are half lion and have the tail of a scorpion that shoots razer sharp spikes from it. Any way back to my story... We helped fight him off but he took Annabeth who foolishly jumped on his back.
When it was all over Artemis herself told us to join them at Camp-Halfblood but not before Bianca took the oath and became a Huntress like me. We didn't want to go to camp and leave her, but she commanded us and so we left with the others and were taken to camp by Artemis's silly brother Apollo.
I then got a prophacy by the Oracle herself telling me that Artemis was in danger. I then gathered those I could and wanted to take one person, but she got sick so I took Bianca a mistake that I will have to live with until the end of my days and most likely even after that.
We all took off on the quest and later on Percy Jackson showed himself to us. At first I was annoyed by this, but then he told us that a monster and skeletal warriors were on the way so I accepted his help and he joined us.
The monster had us all trapped in the science museum and so we had no choice but to fight it. In the end Percy came up with the idea to feed it astronaut food from the Smithsonian gift shop and that got it slowed down enough for my arrows to get through and kill it.
While in the desert, going through Hephaestus' junkyard, a prototype and defective version of Talos attacked us and in that fight Bianca was sadly killed while subduing the automaton. This pains me because she wasn't ready for such a task and yet I took her with us any way. I was hoping that one day she would take my place, but alas that wasn't to be.
We then got to a place where there was a creature that was the creature of legend. It was said that one who is 16 will rise up and kill the monster there for making sure the Titans rise again and Thalia almost gave into this, but in the end she fought it and when Percy gave up what he had to keep the creature and his friend Grover safe I relized that he was nothing like Hercules and decided he could be trusted after all.
To reach Artemis, we were forced to go through The Garden of Hesperides. There I met my sisters who had banished me so long ago. I then woke Ladon. The dragon, after a while, sensed that I wasn't what I used to be and he attacked me. I was able to get away, but I was cut on my side though I kept that fact to myself.
When we finaly found Artemis, she was holding up the sky as she had taken the task from Annabeth who was lying on the ground with a white stripe in her hair. I then told the others that Atlas was my father and after I fought him he wounded me in battle and there for I lost my immortality and was thought to have died on that night.
To this day I am still not sure how I was revived, but somone took me from the sky and brought me back to earth still immortal and still with the abilities I had when I was a huntress. Thalia took my place when I was thought to be dead and this surprises me but I am also glad since she will make a good lieutenant to Artemis.
Well now you have come to know my story, if you wish to know more then come and get to know me though such a task may not be easy at first as I am not a trusting person.
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