_Annabeth Chase_

I threw another punch, knocking my opponent out before I pushed off the ground and flew back to my partner. I could see Hurricane holding off two of the attackers, so I went after the third; the one who actually had the hydrogen bomb. I manipulated the wind to knock him off his feet, then propelled myself forward. I flipped forward, my foot connecting with the man's skull and knocking him down. I landed on the ground, kicking up the dirt in the process. With a final punch in his chest, I knocked the man unconscious, then grabbed the bomb from the box he was carrying. I flipped the lid open, seeing H-bomb along with the plans to get it into the Capitol building. I snickered to myself, then turned back to Hurricane. "I got it!" I exclaimed, holding the box up.

"Awesome," he said. He raised his hands up in an aggressive gesture, lifting the ground up and knocking the other two men to the ground while I just flew up. I touched down next to him, holding the box triumphantly.

"Thank god it wasn't activated," I said. "Now let's get this thing to the station."

"Race you there." And just like that, Hurricane dipped into the ground and was gone. I sighed, then pushed off the ground, using the wind to propel me towards the closest police station. From there, it'd climb up the government chain until it was taken care of. When I got to the station, I touched down onto the ground just as Hurricane came through a fire hydrant.

"I win." I stated before entering.

"I had to go back and tie up the stupid," Hurricane complained.

"Sucks." I said. I placed the box on Sheriff Olympia desk. "H-bomb, retrieved, not armed. Terrorist, tied up waiting for your team to personally escort them to the rest of their lives."

Hera Olympia looked up at me with the look of amazement. "I don't know how you two do it, thank you." he said.

"No trouble," Hurricane said. I smiled, satisfied, then started heading out.

Just as I got out to the street, my phone beeped in my pocket. I pulled it out and saw it was a reminder saying I was late. I swore under my breath, ready to turn and run to an alley when I nearly collided with Hurricane. I looked up into the water-like (literally) blue of his eyes. He gave me a lopsided grin. "Let's get dinner."

"I have plans." I stated.

"To study?" Hurricane asked with an arched eyebrow. "Come on, Grey Shadow, you're sixteen, have a little fun."

"I had actual plans today, and I'm running late." I said.

"Wait what time is it?"

"Eight fifty six."

"Shit! I gotta go, see you later."

Hurricane dissolved into the water in the air, his form of teleportation. I rolled my eyes, then jumped up, using the winds to push me through the air. I needed to get from Washington D.C. to New York City fifty six minutes ago. See, today is my absolutely best friend in the whole world, Percy Jackson's, birthday party. Instead of a super dope big party like he always does, it was just us ad a few friends having dinner at his place. And I was fifty seven minutes late. I pulled my phone out, dialing Percy's number.

"Hello?" Percy asked, his voice bleary.

"Hey, sorry, I'm running a little late." I said in a rush. "But I'll be there in twenty minutes too, maybe ten."

"It's cool Annie, I just want a proper explanation when you get here." Percy said.

"Okay gotta go bye." I hung up, then quickly dialed my other best friend, Piper McLean (yes, daughter of the Tristan McLean) number.

"Pipes, I got caught up at work, cover for me." I said in a rush.

"Relax, Percy isn't here yet. He had to go pick up his sister from a different party." Piper said. "Do your shadow-travel thing!"

"You know I'm still rusty." I said.

"You're an hour late to your best friend's birthday party," Piper pointed out.

I groaned. "Fine, but if I die because of you—"

"You'll come back from the dead and kill me, I know." Piper said. "I'm waiting for you outside."

I hung up, then slipped my phone back into my boot. I curled into a ball, transforming into the brown and golden feathered owl. I ducked down to the trees, slipping into the shadows. When I came out, I was soaring over the towers of Manhattan. I curled again, turning back into a sorta-teen girl. I swooped down to a familiar apartment building, ducking into the alley. I started walking, taking in a deep breath and transforming. My straight, brown hair with blonde highlights turned to its regular, curly blonde; my snappy yellow eyes turned back to grey; the silver and dark blue (color of the night sky) slick bodysuit turned back to my grey, mid thigh dress; my black, knee high boots turned back to my silver sandal-heels.

I let out a breath before running as fast as I could to the front of the building. I ran in, then was dragged to the elevator by Piper. We got to the apartment a few minutes later. There was Jason and Thalia Grace, Nico di Angelo, Will Solace, Leo Valdez, Hazel Levesque, and Frank Zhang. Percy came out from his room, smiling at me. "Hey Beth," Percy said, wrapping me in a hug. "Late are we?"

"I'm so sorry I was late," I gushed. "Gods, I got held up and tried to leave but—"

"Shut up, its cool." Percy said. "I was just teasing."

"Hey!" Thalia called. "Check it out, Grey Shadow and Hurricane stopped a hydrogen bomb from reaching Capitol building." We all gathered around television set, where a blurry video of me and Hurricane beating up the four terrorists and getting the bomb was playing.

"I love Grey Shadow," Percy muttered.

"You don't even know her," Nico scoffed.

"Look at how hot she is," Percy pointed out. "And her hair; it's so unreal."

"It is unreal," Piper said. "Because it's not her real hair."

"Still," Percy said.

"She's not that hot." I said, crossing my arms.

"That's cause you are full of straight, Annabeth," Percy said, looking at me. "Piper, don't you agree that she's hot?"

"First, I am not your only bi-friend," Piper said. "Second, I don't trust people who can't show the world their face."

"Hurricane's pretty sexy though," Will muttered.

"I don't know who he is," Piper said, shrugging. "He could be an axe-murderer for all I know."

"I doubt a superhero is an axe-murderer." Jason said.

"He'd be a dope superhero if he was," Thalia said.

"He would not." I stated.

"Superheroes are just shy people showing off," Leo said with a shrug.

"What the—Leo, that made no sense." I said. "If your shy, why would you show off?"

"That's for them to know, not me." Leo said.

"Come on, let's go eat." Percy said, clicking off the tv.

~Sleepless Saviors~

Last year, I was on my way back to my dorm after a long night of beating up bad dudes with Hurricane. Yeah, I've been doing this mess for a few years now. Okay two, starting when I was fourteen. So this is when I was fifteen. Hurricane asked once again if we could grab some dinner. "Nope." I stated.

"Why not? What could you possibly have to do? We've been out here for a while. Let's at least get burgers." Hurricane argued.

"I have school in the morning, and you probably do too. And I have a test tomorrow." I stated.

"What school do you go to?"

"I'm not telling you."

"And what if we go to same school? What if we even sit next to each other in class."

"I'm perfectly fine with not knowing that info. Your annoying."

"Please?" he said, pouting. "I'll tell you mine first."


"This boarding school in Long Island, called Goode."

"Cool." I stated. "So...I've got a test first period, I'll see you tomorrow for patrol."

"You aren't gonna tell me what school you go to?"

"Nah. But...Go Gators." I said. I pushed off the wind, go near the clouds.

I didn't want to say this to Hurricane, cause I really don't want him to be right, since we go to the same school. Knowing my roommate, she'd probably be out with her boyfriend or be asleep. So I flew in through the dorm window. Unfortunately, I was still a rusty flier, and I crash landed on the floor. I groaned, feeling my façade falter before changing back. "Holy cheese!" My head peeked up at the sound of my roommate, wide awake and in the doorway, lights on, with her boyfriend behind her.

"Uh...hey Pipes." I said, giving her a weak smile. "Jason. How are you doing?"

They both looked stunned. "Your Grey Shadow." Piper whispered. She was definitely about to shout it out, so I manipulated the wind so they fell inside, then slammed the door shut. I jumped up and ran over to them, dragging them further into the room. I closed the window with the wind, then looked down at my two friends.

"That was very painful." Jason groaned.

"I share a room with Grey Shadow." Piper said, rolling onto her back.

"Guys, I need you to swear on your life you won't tell anyone." I stated. "This is a secret. Something you cannot tell anyone."

"Oh my god! My roommate is a superhero!" Piper exclaimed, jumping up. She then tackled me to the ground, squealing excitedly.

"Did you hear anything I just said?"

And that is how my female best friend found out about my superpowers. Surprisingly, my best friend of all time doesn't know. And I'd like to keep it that way.

~Sleepless Saviors~

We were in the middle of dinner, laughing it up, when I felt my phone vibrate. I looked at it under the table, seeing a robbery report with six hostages in Queens. I looked up, making eye contact with Piper. I quickly raised my right index finger to my nose, flicking it. She copied the gesture as I stood up. "Hey guys, my dad just texted. He really needs me home, some emergency." I lied. "I'll see you guys tomorrow though. Happy birthday, Percy."

"Bye." they said as I walked to the door.

I quickly went to the stairwell, making sure it was empty before changing my image to Grey Shadow. I then turned back around, running quickly to Percy's door. I knocked frantically on it, and was greeted with Piper. I pushed past her, moving quickly to the window in the back of the room. "Mind if I use this thanks." I called, opening the window and jumping out.

a/n: So I hoped you guys liked that. This is what I've been up to when I'm not working on my other stories that are already up or doing homework. Anyway, I'm not updating for a long time, not until I finish An Army of Angels in a few weeks to months. Anyway, hasta luego! Whatever that means.