Author: GoGreen43 PM
Percy and Annabeth are natural High School enemies. The History Nerd vs. The Popular Jock. During a Lockdown, they are kidnapped, and they only have each other. They need to work together, even if it's against everything they know, to escape. Will their pride be too much for them? Or will they be able to work together after all?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Annabeth C. & Percy J. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,945 - Reviews: 246 - Favs: 177 - Follows: 242 - Updated: 03-23-13 - Published: 06-12-12 - id: 8212300
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Hi! How are you all doing? Well, this is a new story, and a completely different topic from anything I've really written about before. I hope you all like it, because it's been on my mind for quite a while now.
The Winners of the OC contest, being in the new story, Rise of the Primevals … Updates about that story will be up throughout this story, so be ready for that!
Cinder Levan (Pepper) - Daughter of Tyche- C-Nuggets N.L.
Nathan Utheright- Son of Nemesis- C-Nuggets N.L.
Janessa Walter- Daughter of Athena- Xo-Narissa-oX
Tommy O'Hara- Son of Hephestus- TechMonkey
Samuel Kuty- Son of Zeus- BlueOwl7
Chapter 1 – Ancient Greek
Heraclitus, a Greek Philosipher once said to "Expect the Unexpected". If I had a nickel for every time someone had told me that, I would be a millionaire. Every single time someone told me that, they would be wearing that smug 'I know what I'm talking about' look on their face.
And to be honest- I have absolutely no idea what they're talking about.
I know I might over-think things sometimes, but seriously. I mean, wouldn't by saying 'expect the unexpected' drive you to actually expect 'unexpecting' things, therefore making them expected? And if you look back at the quote, wouldn't it be technically impossible?
There I rest my case.
My mother just had to text me that while I was on my way to school. I walk, so it's not a safety hazard to anyone but me if I text, so don't go calling the cops on me.
I'm checking out for innocent.
My mother, Athena, is a very smart woman. She is a national mathematician, working everywhere at once. She makes good money, which ends up making us have a mansion, a mansion that I'm usually alone in whenever she's away.
And if I were to be honest- she's away quite a lot.
It's not like I resent her for that or anything, because I most certainly do not. But sometimes I can't help but feel alone. We used to be really close, so close that she would homeschool me, and take me with her everywhere.
It all came to a halt when Highschool came along, and she wanted me to have the 'normal Highschool experience'. That was almost three years ago, and now I'm in my junior year.
School sucks for me. I've learned all the material before, and I'm easily at the top of my class, being in all of the AP classes and able to tell the teacher what to do when they're stuck… it's kind of a given. So basically, being in High School would be really wasting four years of my life.
And here I am, going on my third.
I have gotten plenty of acceptance letters from colleges, from all the big Ivy leagues too, like Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard, and even Stanford. You'd think that I would have the weight of the world off of my shoulders, knowing that I could go anywhere I want.
But to be honest, I don't.
Coming in to school in freshman year while everyone else knew each other from the previous years of school hasn't exactly been a blast. I came in with little to none experience with others my age that were not as… literate as I was.
I was very lucky that my best friends took me under their wing- Thalia Grace, a punk rock chick with attitude; Juniper Busche, a quiet beauty that has a little defensive side that is waiting to come out; and Piper McLean, a sarcastic hottie who loves to be herself.
We all are very different, but somehow we still came on to be joined at the hip.
I was also kind of unlucky, having taken the eye of the 'King' of the school- Percy Jackson. With his jet-black locks, his sea green eyes, and his toned body, he was easily the hottest guy in the school. I swear, I haven't met a girl who hasn't had a crush on Percy- besides my little band of friends… and me.
He tried making a few moves on me freshman year, and when they didn't work, he decided to make my life a living hell. He turned everyone in the school against me, besides the ones who actually knew me and the ones who really didn't care, and after that, life's been pretty interesting.
I was labeled an outcast, along with my friends. Now, Percy's followers, (which is a good half of the school) don't really care to talk to us. Or when they do, Thalia could be given a run for her money in the rude department.
That day, Percy Jackson and I were officially enemies, and I've been plotting my revenge ever since.
"Hey, Nerd-Girl! Get out of my way!"
And now my day officially begins.
I moved out of the way for the Goode High School Football team to barrel through the front doors. Normally, I don't let people speak to me like that without a fight, even Percy, but hey- these guys were really big. And if my smarts told me anything, they told me not to mess with really big guys. I noted that Percy wasn't with them, and I smirked.
Probably hitting on some girl, again.
I followed them in, after having to pry the door open after they had slammed them shut. Our school really needed to get new doors because when these doors are slammed, its one heck of a work out just to get them back open.
When I walked in, it was quite the surprise as I saw Thalia Grace, in all her glory, standing over a football player who was laying on the floor in a fetal position, while she was yelling at him.
"You don't be mean to my friend, do you hear me?"
Thalia can be pretty scary when she wants to be.
As soon as I caught her eye, she walked over to me, stepping on the guy she just mauled, and coming to link arms with me. "So, how was your spring break?"
I loved how she could just totally maul someone, then come and talk to someone like nothing happened. That was Thals, alright. "It was okay… my mom wasn't home, so I kind of just laid out by the pool and tanned, I guess."
I chose to leave out the part where I had read a book a day, savoring that for Juniper. Thalia wouldn't respect it like Juni would.
"Let's go, I know Pipes and Juni are in the Library, looking for some weird mythology book… I think."
Thalia dragged me through a crowded hallway, and I immediately knew why it was crowded. Percy must be somewhere close to here. I knew I was probably right, considering most of them were either jocks, or girls that showed a little too much cleavage.
Just the very beings that he hangs out with.
Every one of those girls probably had fantasies of becoming his girlfriend. Those feelings were probably intensified because of the newest hot topic- Percy had broken up with his long-time girlfriend, Rachel Elizabeth Dare, over Spring Break.
I bet he had those girls lined up to see who would be good girlfriend material.
I shook my head in disgust, not understanding why they were so infatuated with him. He's not a nice guy, and he's really nothing but a big bully. Sure, he's pretty hot, but what athlete wasn't? What's so great about Percy Jackson?
Well, he's rich for one thing. He's popular… and he's hot.
Great. Now I was starting to think down to their level.
"Annabeth, come on! We gotta get to the library!" Thalia exclaimed, dragging me away from the group of populars, but before turned my back to reply, I caught sight of a familiar mop of black hair, in the middle of the group of people.
And now that I saw him, I couldn't resist making a scene. I mean, what do I have to lose? I don't care what people think of me, my life probably won't be ruined, and I have Thalia with me, who could make the biggest football player cry- just from her glare.
"Hey Jackson! Why did you break up with Dare?" I asked, yelling out in his direction. All of the 'Populars' turned to look at me, and the girl who, by the looks of it, had been trying to feel-up Percy, looked at me in disgust.
Percy looked at me in what I think was shock… but then it was quickly gone, hidden behind a mask of his little signature smirk.
"Got bored. Why, you looking for a date?"
I crossed my arms, glaring at him. "Like I'd be dumb enough to date you."
A few of the Neanderthals from the Football team 'Ooh-d' and did a gesture with their hands that was a little weird. "Dang Perce! You just got owned!"
Percy just shrugged it off. "Just face it, Miss Chase. You have a crush on me."
I just glared at him, and he noticed that I was 'surrendering'. Pshh. I'm just getting started. Percy just gave me a smug smile, and pulled that one girl that had been feeling him up in for a kiss. They made out for a good few seconds, just enough time for some barf to come up, and me to force it back down.
When he pulled away, the girl looked like she was on Cloud-9, while Percy looked like he didn't just make out with a girl. You'd think he'd show something towards her or something… Oh. I forgot. Percy doesn't have a heart, so he couldn't feel that even if he wanted to.
"Too bad for you, even if you have a crush on me," Percy winked, and took a deep breath as if he were deciding something. "I'd never date you."
That left a dent in my façade as I tried to get ahold of myself. That hurt. Why would it hurt me if he said that?
I felt Thalia's grip on my arm tighten, and I turned to look at her. "Let's go," she said as a sympathetic look came on to her face.
That did not turn out how I thought it would.
I nodded, trying to ignore the laughing. The Populars were laughing at me. Usually I don't really care about what people think about me, but after feeling that… hurt, from Percy, the people laughing was like putting salt on the wound.
Thalia brought me to the library, where she made me stop right before the door. I looked at her with a confused expression. "What's up?"
"You okay? That was pretty brutal back there, even for them."
I shrugged. "Thanks for not getting involved. I'm glad you finally discovered that I like to fight my own battles."
I tried to give a little laugh at the end, trying making the air feel lighter. It didn't work.
"Annabeth… you don't have to be so strong all the time, sometimes it would be healthy if you just-"
I cut her off. "Thalia, you know that I won't let it get to me. I just don't. Now… don't worry about me, and let's get back into that library. I'm pretty sure Piper might be ready to kill Juniper right now. I mean, you know how Juni can be when she is looking for a book."
Thalia laughed. "Yeah, there's something wrong with that chick and her distractions. Sometimes I feel like she isn't even with us."
I laughed a bit, and opened the double doors into the library.
The Goode High library was a pretty cool place. There was some fun chairs to sit in, and a lot of magazines… that's really the only reason why Thalia could stand this place. Other than that, the library is pretty normal. Books, books, and more books.
Juniper and I love it.
"Annie! Thalie! We found the book!" Juniper yelled, running up to us. Piper walked up to us behind her, snickering as the librarian gave a little "Shush!"
I looked at the book in Juniper's hand curiously. "Can I see that?"
She nodded, and handed it to me. I opened the pages, and I was soon taken to a different world, amazed as I saw that this book wasn't even written in English. It was old, for sure, but I recognized this to be written in Ancient Greek- a dead language.
"Ju-Juniper, how did you get this book?" I gasped, paging through it. My eyes were probably bugging out of my head from amazement.
"I asked the Librarian if she had it. Piper's complaining got annoying, so I just asked the Librarian, who went into the back, and let me borrow it," she explained, as if it was normal for her to get a book that was written in a dead language.
"What I'm trying to ask you, why did you get this book?" I asked. "This is like a freaking journal from a scribe! Well, it's been transcribed a few times till it got into this book, but really! This is amazing!"
Now I've completely forgot about Percy. Haha!
But I just thought about him… great.
I shook my head, clearing that thought. "How old is this, anyways?"
Juni just shrugged. "I knew this would interest you, therefore making your day. None of us likes a crabby, sad, or annoyed Annabeth."
"Gee Juniper! Thank you!" It was part sarcasm, part the truth… I was happy she got it, just not really too pleased on the reason.
Good to know I can scare my friends.
Throughout the day, all I did was read the book. Juniper knew I knew Ancient Greek, since my mother had taught it to me. She was really all up in the whole Ancient Greek thing.
I don't think I've ever loved knowing how to speak Ancient Greek before, but now, I'm sure loving it up. This book had so much in it. It was an autobiography, basically. The scribe wrote down what he was doing, kind of like a journal, or a diary.
By English class I just got to where he was summoned to meet with the ruler of where he lived… which back then, and probably still now, is a huge deal.
"How's the book?"
I jumped in my seat, and turned around to be met with the bright green eyes of the one and only Rachel Dare. Good God, what the heck is happening?
"Um…" I couldn't bring myself to say anything. Here, in all her glory, was the very girl Percy Jackson had dated for a month. Probably a record for him.
"Sorry, for everything. I mean, scaring you, and being a brat in the past."
I looked at her confused.
"When I would kind of pick on you with Percy?"
Oh. That's what she means.
"Well… if you're actually really sorry, it's fine. And if you're not actually really sorry, I might have to sick Thalia on you," I said in complete seriousness, turning around to get back to the book. Well, the book was good, and I wasn't too sure about her, so why not read the book?
Rachel, in my surprise, laughed. She wasn't laughing at me, which I was kind of used to, but she was laughing with me, so to speak. It was kind of like she was being friendly. And in my previous experiences with her, I knew Rachel and friendly don't exactly mash together well.
"I like you, Annabeth. I'd like to talk to you sometime… you know, catch up. I kind of got a kick in the ass and changed. Percy, well, he wasn't exactly the best guy I've ever decided to date."
I scoffed at that one.
"But… I do want to get to know you. Based off of the book you're reading, I think we might get along pretty well. We both have secret talents," she said jokingly.
I smiled back at her. Seems clear to me… I'll just have to put Thalia on my speed dial, just to be sure. "We should talk sometime. Sit with me and my friends at lunch… I have a feeling you might not want to sit next to Percy, like you usually do."
"You're right. Lunch it is."
Woah. Looks like Percy's a butt now… but it's going to get better, trust me! I've always wanted to write a 'nice' Rachel, and here it is! So… what's going to happen at lunch?
Hope you liked this first chapter!
PS: if you can find how 'expect the unexpected' fitted into the chapter, feel free to review or PM it… I'm curious to see who's catching on