Lolz, I don't think Mars gets the whole idea behind prophecies; they are supposed to be confusing, backwards and unclear, not so straightforward. Oh we'll, at least Percy, Hazel and Frank still got the job done!
Hey we all know Ares was a stubborn,inpatient,annoying god and asshole Ares-"HEY I HEARD THAT!!" Me-"YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO!!!!" But his counterpart Mars shut Octavion up, I might be Greek Demigod but still I admire Mars's skills in shutting people up........Maybe I need to take some lessons.
“There!" Mars finished writing and threw the scroll at Octavian. "A prophecy. You can add it to your books, engrave it on the floor, whatever." Octavian read the scroll. "This says, 'Go to Alaska. Find Thanatos and free him. Come back by sundown on June twenty-fourth or die'." "Yes," Mars said. "Is that not clear?" "Well, my lord...usually prophecies are unclear. They're wrapped in riddles. They rhyme, and..." Mars casually popped another grenade off his belt. "Yes?" "The prophecy is clear!" Octavian announced. "A quest!”