As we brush up for the return of some of our favorite characters in The Tyrant’s Tomb, we’re reminded of this unlikely pair of harpy and cyclops who first charmed us in The Heroes of Olympus series. They teach us that it’s not impossible to find true love if you have talons for feet or one eye in the middle of your face. The puppy-love relationship between Ella and Tyson is so heartwarming . . . even if we’re not overly eager to see what their offspring would look like.
She Was Flighty
From a young age, Ella was cursed to survive only off the food from Phineas’ picnic table. You’d think it wouldn’t be too hard to steal food from a blind man (not that we’re endorsing such a thing), but it’s tough when he has it out for you in particular, because you were the only one who did the assigned reading. When she read the Sibylline Books of prophecy, Ella painted a pretty big target on her back. Even after Percy, Hazel, and Frank saved her, she struggled to calm down and adjust to her new life. Until she laid eyes on ole One-Eye . . .
He Lacked Depth (Perception)
Tyson was pretty unlucky in love while attending Camp Half-Blood. And honestly, even before then. But what he lacks in facial symmetry he makes up in heart—his is twice the size of any mortal’s. That’s why it came as no surprise when his crush on Ella blossomed into a relationship. Okay, maybe it came as a little bit of a surprise. But that’s only because we thought he was afraid of girls. Turns out that’s only the case if they have fur, not feathers.
Together They Were Inseparable
Camp Half-Blood is filled with unlikely romances, but rarely do we see interspecies mingling on this level. And yet there’s something about seeing these two together that just makes sense. Maybe it’s because Ella’s attention to detail and vast knowledge about a wide array of subjects compliments Tyson’s clumsiness and absent-mindedness. Or maybe it’s because his eternal optimism helps counteract her anxiety. Whatever the reasons, we bet that these two are going to be sharing peanut butter sandwiches in the mess hall for a long time to come.
And Lived Happily Ever After?
That is, if they survive The Tyrant’s Tomb. We can’t say what the future has in store for these two, but at least Ella has read an entire book of prophecies, which should hopefully give her some sort of clue. We can say this much, though: Ella’s about to make a permanent mark on Tyson’s life.