Not To Be - Percy + Calypso Picture

Calypso rose and took my hand. Her touch sent a warm current through my body. 'You asked about my curse, Percy. I did not want to tell you. The truth is, the gods send me companionship from time to time. Every thousand years or so, they allow a hero to wash up on my shores, someone who needs my help. I tend to him and befriend him, but it is never random. The Fates make sure that the sort of hero they send...'
Her voice trembled, and she had to stop.
I squeezed her hand tighter. 'What? What have I done to make you sad?'
'They send a person that can never stay,' she whispered. 'Who can never accept my offer of companionship for more than a little while. They send me a hero I can't help... just the sort of person I can't help falling in love with.'

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth, p. 211

Percy Jackson (of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series) with the mythical Calypso
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