Fandom Category: Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Pairing: Thalia Grace/Luke Castellan
Fic Title: The Three Lives of Luke Castellan
Link: The Three Lives of Luke Castellan
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Character deaths.
Why This Must Be Read: Thalia Grace encounters Luke Castellan's soul trice over five hundred years. She thinks it's a conspiracy, but, as they say, death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it a little while.
You know it's a futurefic when it crosses five hundred years. In the books [Last Olympian spoilers]Thalia and Luke never get any closure. Fortunately, this story remedies that, with plenty of great character work and a brilliant plot twist along the way.
Thalia can’t help the wave of anger that rolls through her when Annabeth says that. It’s all well and good for her to have her faith in Luke restored, but Thalia wasn’t there for his redemption and her last memory of Luke is as Kronos’s puppet. That’s not something she can forget or forgive easily. She had more encounters with him than Percy and Annabeth did, lost Hunters to him, and he never showed any weakness against her.
Maybe she would feel differently if she had seen him die instead of getting herself stuck under that wretched statue of Hera, but she doesn’t think so. As far as she is concerned, the Luke she had known disappeared the day she got turned into that stupid tree.