Leo Valdez had never felt so worthless- which was actually saying something because he always felt worthless. His girlfriend, Calypso, who had became human died, due to illness. Leo never felt so helpless, and when he was starting to gain just a little bit of happiness-true happiness, the woman he loved died. But of course, he acted like nothing bothered him, he still smiled. He still cracked jokes. He still acted like nothing bothered him, even Though everything bothered him.
The only people he really trusted were his half siblings in the Hephaestus cabin. Lately his other friends, particularly, Piper and Jason. Whenever he would try to talk to them they would snap at him. However, whenever they needed something they always came to him. However no sympathy was shown for him when Calypso died. His thoughts were confirmed one day, when Leo was walking through Camp Half Blood, and he heard the voices of his "best friends".
"Leo is just so annoying!"
"He can't take anything seriously!"
"Was he even upset that Calypso died?"
The words stung at Leo's heart, especially when the last words, said by Jason entered his ear. How could he think that Leo's death hadn't affected him? Of course it did! Leo loved Calypso! It was difficult hearing otherwise, especially from his own friends. He could take being called annoying, and he knew people thought he couldn't take anything seriously. But he couldn't take them saying he never cared about Calypso's death.
So Leo did the one thing he could think of. He marched through the middle of them, to show that he heard them, and then he went to his cabin. Once he got to his cabin, he found his bag. Time for plan B. Unfortunately, Nyssa heard, and she came out. Her eyes narrowed, and she asked, "Where are you going?"
"There's nothing left for me here." Leo stated simply. "Calypso's dead. Piper and Jason apparently think I'm emotionless about it. Annabeth and Percy called me useless last week, to my face. Hazel and Frank just ignore me, and the only thing I have is cabin nine, and you guys could probably do just fine without me."
Nyssa glared. "So that's it? You're just going to leave? Because someone said some mean words to you?"
Leo sighed. "It's not just that..."
"Then what is it?" Nyssa snapped.
"I need to find a place in this world." Leo stated.
"No, I'm serious." Leo sighed. "Look, I love Camp Half Blood, but I don't want to stay here forever. I want to make a life for me out there. Everyone else seems to know what they're doing. Annabeth and Percy want to go to college. Piper has her dad, and Frank, Hazel and Jason have New Rome. I have nothing."
Nyssa growled. "You have us."
"I know I do, but what about outside you guys? I have no mortal family that wants me. I have no friends. I need to find something!"
Nyssa frowned. "I guess I can't stop you, but just know you have a home here."
And the, Leo left and went into the world.