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Review of chapter "A Little Family Drama" from TTrunks
Review:
I would love to see a bit more of this, either after Castle's "Father" showed up last season, or after the events of the final Percy book. It might be really interesting if it turned out Castle knew, or atleast some of it. We've seen he's a very good shot with a gun, so even if he was never super trained...
Comments from author:
He seemed pretty decent with a sword, too, quite recently ....

(I had another request for this plotline on this year's wishlist; so we shall see.... *grin*)
Review By [TTrunks] • Date [26 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Little Family Drama" from Selonianth
Review:
Then Castle walks in and they BOTH jump. He finds the coin and says "Oh... you ran into your cousins. How'd it go?"

Martha looked at Alexis for a long moment, she'd just explained why she'd never told him at all and yet he already knew? "Darling... you knew?"

"Of course I knew. Camp Half-Blood is only a few miles outside the city. I run into half-brothers and sisters all the time. Even ran into dad back when I was.. well, when I was the age he makes himself appear. He explained everything, why I kept running into people who knew who I was, what the things I occasionally saw being fought, the whole thing. He even told me why he thought I'd fallen through the cracks of monster detection. It was simple really, a more powerful cousin lived just a couple doors down from us when I was growing up, a brother in college, and a sister right now."

"Right now?"

"Mhm, she's the bluenette right under us," Rick Castle tapped the floor hard with his heel twice and shouted, "Ain't that right Astora?!"

"You told 'em Rick?"

"Alexis found out on her own," He shouted back and then he waited. A minute later there was a knock at the door and he walked over and obligingly opened the door and in ran a bluenette, she appeared to be around twenty-five or so.

"I can't believe I can finally come up and talk to you without worrying!" She smiled happily.

"It's nice to be able to talk to you too sis. It sucks knowing you're there especially to keep me out of trouble and not being able to talk to you about it."

"Wait a moment. You live under us specifically to keep Rick out of trouble?"

Astora turned to Martha and nodded happily. "After dad ran into him and explained, he told the rest of us why Rick never came to camp. Well some of us weren't like Percy or his friends and just ran out to fight monsters, we'd rather live out lives and only fight when we needed to defend ourselves. Those of us who thought that way, when we learned about Rick, decided to help him not need to defend himself by living nearby to draw attention away from him."

"Are there more of you who live nearby?"

Astora put her finger to her lip in thought, "Well, there's Quincy, he lives in the next building over. Argyle, he lives a block North. Margie, and she's four buildings East one North. Then there's me. We decided it was safer for all of us if the monsters were spread out even if we could take them."

Martha spun to stare at Rick who was at this point sipping a scotch. "But... why didn't you run off like you're doing with Beckett?"

"Mom, I may be a demi-god but I never got trained, and no I'm not blaming you," He paused when Martha started to look down, "but by the time I learned about all this... I learned a little bit, not much mind you but enough to slow down a monster if they ever got past my brothers and sisters. I just didn't think it was my place to hunt them down, not when I had so many more powerful family members doing that instead. I didn't feel like I could be useful. Not like with Beckett, who yes I originally wanted to follow because she's snarky, and beautiful. Now though, I follow her because I'm useful with her not like I ever could be out there."

"Beckett? I thought you said your detective's name is Becker?" Astora asked with a curious expression, as if she was trying to remember something.

"Nope, her name's Beckett. Kate Beckett. Why?"

Astora slapped her forehead with the palm of her hand, "Of course. That's one of Artemis' daughters! She accidently formed part of her power into a child one day, but could not raise it with her duties and gave it to humans to raise. She even made them remember giving birth to Kate like she was their own."

A knock at the, still open, door caused everyone to spin to find Detective Kate Beckett there, a shocked look on her face.


My brain when it gets bored thinks of things like this. Hope you enjoy it... Was originally a like... 3 sentance thing then my brain snowballed.
Comments from author:
LOL, that is an awesome review. I got derailed from the "Castle reveal" convo myself by the ... um, interesting ... choice the show made in regards to his canonical father, and haven't quite decided what to do about it yet. But not-actually-clueless does make for a fun take on it. :-)
Review By [Selonianth] • Date [25 Jul 13] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Little Family Drama" from RevDorothyL
Review:
I can SO see this being true of Castle, and -- as Alexis notes -- it could explain so much about Castle's determination to stick close to the precinct even when things with Beckett weren't going so well.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [23 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Little Family Drama" from TroyGuffey
Review:
VERY GOOD!

Have you ever looked at the Scion RPG? It's got some very interesting ideas about demi-god children of various pantheons. Rick is fulfilling part of the pattern: Kate and the detectives are becoming part of his Legend. Or maybe Rick and Kate are creating a combined Legend?

Have you read "Scions of Sunnydale" ( http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-27868/Gladius+Scions+of+Sunnydale.htm )?

(Scion: http://goo.gl/8W4sz )
Comments from author:
I haven't read that yet, no, not being familiar with the RPG; but I'll look it up. Thanks.

The Percy Jackson 'verse has its own rules, of course, but new ideas are always useful. Is there anywhere I can find it as a PDF rather than a torrent or an EXE file? I'm really careful about what I download.

Glad you liked the story!
Review By [TroyGuffey] • Date [21 Dec 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "A Little Family Drama" from CPTSkip
Review:
I really liked your story. Nice job with both Alexis' and 'Gran's' characters. And it is a surprisingly logical crossover.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [3 Nov 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "A Little Family Drama" from Blackett
Review:
Makes me want to read the books again:)
Review By [Blackett] • Date [2 Nov 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Closing Pandora's Box" from Blackett
Review:
beautiful!
Review By [Blackett] • Date [19 Oct 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Closing Pandora's Box" from purrfus
Review:
I am gonna have to see / read PJO and hope that it lives up to your introduction.

When I saw Castle and your name I was pretty sure I would enjoy the story even without knowing much about PJO, and yay for taking small chances because I really did.

Alexis is really well done. Castle and Martha too. I could really see it play out.
Review By [purrfus] • Date [16 Apr 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Closing Pandora's Box" from Bluejello
Review:
Interesting take on Castle's family. And the scary thing, it completely makes sense.
Review By [Bluejello] • Date [15 Apr 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Closing Pandora's Box" from RevDorothyL
Review:
Excellent weaving of the two worlds together -- and yes, I can buy Castle as the unknowing son of Apollo, AND buy that Alexis would decide that her dad's better off (and safer) if he continues to be out of the loop on that particular bit of family history.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [15 Apr 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Closing Pandora's Box" from Yrael
Review:
Brilliant. And wonderful. I really think you nailed Alexis. And yeah, Martha probably is the type of person that would catch Apollo's attention.
Review By [Yrael] • Date [15 Apr 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Closing Pandora's Box" from octarinefirefly
Review:
I've been trying to avoid new fandoms, but now you've written me into another one. Darn you for being such a good writer!

(ETA: In case I fail at basic communication again, this was a compliment.)
Review By [octarinefirefly] • Date [15 Apr 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Closing Pandora's Box" from Orion
Review:
Wow! Great, thanks for writing this.
Review By [Orion] • Date [14 Apr 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Closing Pandora's Box" from CPTSkip
Review:
I love Alexis on Castle and I think you did her character proud in your story. As much as I liked this story I'd love to see her interact with the gods and demigods a bit more. Hint, hint. Lol!

Edit: To answer another reviewer: I have dislexia and I can write well. Thank God for spell check. It is reading that I sometimes have problems with. Lol!
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [14 Apr 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Closing Pandora's Box" from (Recent Donor)tammin
Review:
Castle as the son of Apollo is full of win. I truly enjoyed your presentation of Alexis's introspection.
Review By [(Recent Donor)tammin] • Date [14 Apr 10] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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