The Lost Hero: Theme
Trust need to be earned, it doesn't come easily. Trust action, Don't trust words.
First Example of this Theme
Throughout the entire book, Leo have been a big part of the team. Without his super ability from his father Hephaestus, the team couldn't travel all the way to the Wolf House. One example of this theme from the book is when Leo disarmed all the traps at Midas's house in order for the team to question him. " First it was the motion-activated trapdoor on the sidewalks, then the lasers on the steps, then the nerve gas dispenser on the porch railing, the pressure sensitive poison spikes in the welcome mat, and of course the exploding doorbell... Leo deactivated them" (Riordan 340) This showed that Leo is capable of fix or modify any machine, but this also made him think that why couldn't he fix Festus. Another way that shows he is trustworthy is when Festus fell, the team might lost trust in him, but he regain his trust by helping the team afterward.