(Character Awards theme music plays)
Apollo: And we're back! With us we have the Three Fates, presenting the award for... hmm, how appropriate... Most Heartbreaking Death!
(Three Fates enter stage)
Clotho: We are here to present the award for the Most Heartbreaking Death.
Atropos: Which is most definitely our area.
Clotho: Our area? You mean your area!
Atropos: Don't look at me! Lachesis is the one who measures the strings!
Lachesis: Me? You're the one who breaks everyone's hearts! You pick the manner in which they die!
Clotho: Oh. We apologize.
Lachesis: The nominees are...
|Luke Castellan, who nobly sacrificed himself to defeat the Titan Kronos|
|Zoe Nightshade, who was poisoned by the dragon Ladon and fell in battle against her father, Atlas|
|Silena Beauregard, who perished after battling a drakon during the Battle of Manhattan|
|Charles Beckendorf, who was killed in the explosion of the Princess Andromeda|
|Bianca di Angelo, who died whilst attempting to shut off a prototype of Talos from the inside|
|Festus the automaton, who died after carrying Jason, Leo, and Piper through a blizzard, but was later "resurrected" by Leo Valdez for usage on the Argo II.|
Atropos: Now, you can't blame me for that last one. That was all Khione.
Clotho: (ignoring her) The winner is... Zoe Nightshade!
(Audience claps half-heartedly, trying to hold back tears in their eyes. Zoe appears on the background screen, appearing live from Elysium)
Zoe: I am not quite sure how to react to this. I had lived on the earth for thousands of years, and it was my time to pass. It pleases me to know that I have served my Lady Artemis well. You should not feel sorrow over my death, for I knew it would come to pass eventually. However, it is a great honor to be so well-liked that my death would be considered heart-breaking. I thank thee very greatly.
(Zoe's face disappears from screen and Fates exit)
Hermes: That was truly touching.
Apollo: I'm sure my sister would agree that her legacy will live on forever.
Hermes: It is true.
Apollo: While you all dry your tears, we will take a short commercial break. I will be backstage writing a poem about this heart-wrenching experience. (sniffles)
|Stuck in guinea pig form on Circe's island? Captured by ninja turtles? Ready to hop into battle with giants or Titans? Grab some Hermes' Multivitamins: They can do anything!|