-IN THE PROCESS OF BEING EDITED-
Another percabeth story! This takes place fairy one month after after BOTL.
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Chapter 1, Annabeth's POV:
I sat in my room miserably. The clock's constant ticking on the wall seemed like it would have drove me crazy.
Besides the fact that I had finished all my chores, worked ahead on my homework, nearly completed my project on Deadalus's laptop, and even bothered to sit around with Bobby and Mathew, it felt like there was nothing else I could have possibly done to keep my mind off of the constant thoughts poking at me.
It was useless trying to think of normal things like what I would have for lunch tomorrow or which new movie was playing this week. When you're a demi-god, those things just don't matter anymore.
In the back of my head, I was constantly aware of the fact that I was locking something out; avoiding something. But, sitting there alone in my room, I finally gave up, letting all the thoughts of last summer invade my mind. Memories shot back into my head as I lay on my bed.
Images of Luke's altered body in Kronos' form floated in my head. I thought about Grover, Chiron, and everyone back at camp. I even let myself remember the perky red-head girl who seemed to annoy the living Hades out of me: Rachel Elizabeth Dare. It shouldn't have bothered me, but as I stared at the ceiling I accepted the fact that I couldn't get Percy off of my mind. No matter what I was doing or where I was, Percy was like a thought stuck to the back on my brain.
I missed him and there was no denying it.
"I'll keep in touch… Take care Seaweed Brain." The words echoed through my head, annoyingly reminding me of the promises I had made to Percy the last time we talked on Half Blood Hill. I almost felt angry… why couldn't I just let Percy finish what he was about to say? The thought bothered me.
Laying there on the bed, for the first time, I truly let myself remember how I felt that day. The day on Half Blood Hill. While Percy was talking, I couldn't stop thinking of Luke. For the very first time in my life, I didn't know if he was dead or alive. I could feel Luke all the time, just sense him. But, ever since Mt. St. Helens, it was like I had lost the last thread that was connecting me to Luke.
I felt different now. I felt like I had almost lost Luke for a certain kelp-headed person; given Luke up for…Percy.
"Uggghhh!" I groaned, burying my head in my pillow. I couldn't take this anymore. All these things definitely should not have been bothering me as much as they were. I was a daughter of Athena after all, I wasn't supposed to be lying around feeling guilty.
Guilt. That was the word that stung the most. I didn't know why the guilt was there but there was something telling me that I wasn't fulfilling the promises that I had made. I felt like I might have sat there forever until the words echoed in my head again, and I knew what was wrong. "I'll keep in touch."
Without really thinking, I grabbed the pen lying on the floor under me and a notebook. When I started writing, I didn't have the slightest clue how far the letters would take me.
Dear Seaweed Brain,
How's it going?
What did you think? Would I break my promise and not keep in touch with you? I know it's been a month since we've talked, so you can't blame me when I say I have a lot of questions!
How's your new school? I'm sorry I missed your Birthday. How did it go?
Did you invite…you know, your mortal friend? I mean Rachel.
I don't really know why I'm asking, kelp-head, I guess I'm just curious.
I stopped writing for a second to stare at the word : "curious". I knew in the back of my head that it wasn't the right word. I scratched the thought from my head and took a breath, bringing the pen back to the paper.
I would send you an iris message, but my step mom and father aren't exactly a fan of keeping drachmas on them. But, anyway, I want to hear everything, Seaweed Brain. What have you been up to?
Alright, I know you want to hear about me too, and I owe you that. So, here it goes. First of all, everything at camp is fine now. I stayed with Chiron and he's made a great recovery. Everyone around camp helped with the damage, and we pretty much got our good old little camp back.
My school? Well it's going fine, I think it's really boring sitting through my classes considering what we have been through this summer. (Running from Telekhines, Kampe, and demons in the labyrinth just inst' nearly as much fun as listening to a lecture about World War 1.)
I bit my lip bringing myself to what I wanted to write next. It was the last thing I wanted to do, but Percy deserved an explanation.
The last time I saw you on Half Blood hill, I had a lot of things on my mind. My prophecy was bothering me and, Percy, I can't explain how I felt. I just want to say sorry. Sorry if it felt like I didn't care or that I left you on the hill. I really do care and, like I said, I was confused and I had a lot of things on my mind. Sorry.
I stared at the five letters I had written again on the paper, reading "sorry". I meant it more than he would know. I wanted to ask Percy what he was about to say on Half Blood Hill before Argus honked. I wanted to explain exactly why I didn't look back. But, my fingers felt numb as I gripped the pen and the strange feeling in my stomach made my hand freeze.
"Annabeth, can you come down here please?" My dad called from downstairs.
"Coming," I sighed. "Just give me five minutes."
I have to go now. I promise I'll write more to you after I hear back. Can't wait.
Alright, Seaweed Brain, stay out of trouble. (Yeah, right!You, out of trouble… never going to happen!)
I'll talk to you soon.
I quickly jotted the last words onto the letter and started getting up to head for the stairs, when an unwelcomed thought entered my mind. Regretfully, I walked back to the letter and scratched out "Love, Wise Girl."
Instead, I wrote out:
Your best friend,
How was that for the first chapter? The next one will be Percy reading and replying! Keep reading! Please review and tell me if you liked it! Should I keep continuing? Please review!
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