A/N: Thank you FantasyFan-WriterGirl for helping me out. With your tips I was able to come up with this. Remember, I'm a guy with no knowledge of what goes on during these conversations. So if it is unsatisfactory, comment on it in your review. In Annabeth's POV.
"Okay," Mrs. Jackson said as she tried to settle a squirming Rose. "First thing's first. Annabeth," everyone looked at me. "It's your wedding. What do you think your wedding needs to have?"
"Gosh, Mrs. Jackson, I-"
"Annabeth, dear. You're marrying my son. You're joining the family. You can call me 'Mom' if you want to." I was speechless for a second with everyone staring at me. Except for Rose. She was eating her fist.
This was the first time in my life that I really felt wanted. Having Mrs. Jackson say that I could call her 'Mom' and knowing that she meant every word of it pretty much made this one of the best days of my life. I almost teared up, but I managed to control myself.
"Thanks mom." I tried to tell her how grateful I was in just those two words. "Anyway, I only ever thought of the people that I would want at my wedding. I have no idea about the rest." I looked at all of them. "Would you all help me plan it?"
"Of course we will sweetheart! I promise everything will be perfect!" Mrs. Jackson smiled at me, like a mom would. Again, I fought the urge to cry in happiness.
"I trust you…mom." It was a little weird to say. "So, do any of you have suggestions for my wedding?" I couldn't help but smile at that. I'm marrying Percy!
"You should do it on the beach," Sunny suggested. "At sunset. It's perfect, Percy will love it. Also, your guests won't have to crowd into one building."
"I was sort of thinking of a small wedding," I started to say more, but Thalia interrupted.
"That's not going to happen, Annabeth. You and Percy are the heroes of Olympus, and I'm positive that a lot of the Campers are going to want to go. I might bring the Hunters. Maybe even some of the gods will come."
"And let's not forget your mortal friends," Rachel piped in. "All of the friends you and Percy have made at school aren't going to just sit this out." She was right. All of our mortal friends from high school and college were great, and we had gotten pretty close.
"How's that going to work?" I voiced my concern. "How can I have guests straight out of Greek Mythology sitting next to my Chemistry Lab mate?" I really started to think about it and it seemed hopeless. I was going to have to choose one part of my life over the other.
"I don't think you have to worry about that Annabeth," Jane told me quietly after a brief awkward silence. "I think you're forgetting about the Mist. It ought to make sure that your mortal friends don't see the truth."
"You're right Jane!" Mrs. J…mom said. Jane blushed at the compliment, although she did smile. We've known her for almost three years, but she's only really comfortable with her big brother.
"You see Annabeth? Everything will turn out all right. Don't worry so much," Thalia told me, then smirked. "Just worry about saying the right name when saying your vows and we'll do the rest."
"She's right Annabeth," Rachel said. We'd become great friends after the Titan War. She's a great Oracle, follows all the rules. "So, let's get down to business. I know that, traditionally, the bride's family pays, but don't worry; your wedding's on me." She smiled.
"Oh, Rachel I can't let you do that! Really, it's too much."
"Nonsense!" She waved my objections away. "I'm paying for your wedding, it will be amazing, and you're just going to accept that."
"But–" It's all I got out before Juniper interrupted me.
"Give it a rest Annabeth! Just be happy and thank Rachel for her generosity." Juniper was right. I should just be happy.
"Thanks Rachel. I think it's too much, but thank you."
"Happy to help," Rachel responded, smiling brightly. "So are we going with Sunny's idea? Do you want to get married on the beach?"
"You really should do it at the beach; Percy will love it," Jane said with confidence.
I thought about it and she was right. I could just see Percy in a classic black tux with my favorite crooked smile, standing in front of the sunset, looking every bit the hero that he is as I walk up to him in the perfect wedding gown. My chest swelled with emotion at the perfect scene in my head. "Your right; I'll have my wedding at the beach, this beach."
"Why this beach?" Mrs…Mom looked confused and looked at Rose, who had fought her way from her mother's lap and into to mine. She was playing with my bead necklace. I watched her as I thought of the best explanation.
"Because this place means so much to Percy," I finally decided to say. "He knows this is where you and his dad met. And later, this is where you two would spend your time, having fun. And every time he and I come here he's not just happy, but peaceful."
Everyone looked at me as I blurted this out. Except Rose. She was trying to chew through the leather cord of my necklace. How she was going to do that with only seven teeth is beyond me. I looked at her for a minute hoping no one could see me blush. Why had I revealed so much? I could just hear all of these girls making some smart ass comment to Percy. Well not mom or Sunny. Mom was too nice, and Sunny was still a little star struck by all of the stories she'd heard about Percy.
All of these random thoughts, and others bounced around in my head until someone spoke up.
"You see? I was right," Sunny said cheerfully. "The beach is perfect. Remember though, get married at sunset. That'll really make it look special."
"Okay," Rachel added. "Then the reception could be held here too. I can get some contractors here to fix the place up, make it look spectacular."
"We don't own the house dear," mom reminded our Oracle. "We can't make alterations to the house."
"Well not yet," she countered with a grin. What?
"Rachel, you can't buy the house just for the wedding!" Seriously! What's up with her all of a sudden? Paying for my wedding is already too much.
"Calm down Annabeth," Juniper leaned over and patted my shoulder. "Remember. Just be happy."
"Rachel dear," mom said. "You really don't have to do that. We can just rent it again, set up temporarily and then clean up." Yes! Thanks mom!
"Oh, but Mrs. Jackson," Rachel contradicted. "This is the least I can do. I owe my life a dozen times over to Percy and Annabeth." She turned to me. "Remember the hellhounds two years ago? What about the Empusai last Christmas, or the Ares Cabin's prank this summer? Annabeth this is the best way that I can say thank you. You just said how much this beach, this house, means to Percy. Did you forget that this is his wedding too? Think how happy he'll be," she took a deep breath. "Annabeth let me do this. It's the least I can do."
"It's too much," I insisted. Then I relented. "But okay. For Percy."
Not one for uncomfortable silences, Sunny spoke up. "Fantastic. Now that we know where we're having the celebration, I have to ask: can my band play for you? We can audition if you want." She looked at me hopefully. As Apollo's child, she has some varied interests and skills. For instance, although Sunny is deadly with her bow, she's an unbelievable singer. She'd started up a band with a few of the Campers.
"Of course you can play Sunny," I assured her. "I was actually going to ask the Warriors if they'd perform."
"Yay! Thank you so much Annabeth! You won't regret this!" She ran forward and hugged me tightly.
"Okay," Thalia declared. "Now that we have that covered, how are we going to decorate this place? Is the wedding going to be themed or traditional?" With that, we immersed ourselves in the finer details of my wedding. We discussed the china, the seating arrangements; we even decided to ask Tyson if he and some of his Cyclopes would work security.
After deciding that the bridesmaids' dresses were going to be blue, and my asking Thalia to be my Maid of Honor and Jane to be my flower girl, which all resulted in hugs and tears and squeals, I decided to go talk to Percy. I went to the kitchen and found Paul and Nico playing Poker. Nico looked to be dominating. Tyson was snoring quietly in his seat.
"Hey Nico." He turned around surprised. "Just thought you should know that you and the other Warriors are going to perform at my wedding." He was the lead guitarist, and very talented.
"Cool," he responded with a smile. "I bet Sunny will start us rehearsing tomorrow."
"Great. Where'd Percy go?"
"He stepped out with Grover a few minutes ago," Paul answered. "Congratulations by the way. I'm sure you and Percy have a long and happy life ahead of you." I really hope he's right.
"Thanks Mr. Blofis."
"Please, call me Paul," I smiled and said "Okay" before heading out. When I opened the door it looked like I had interrupted something. Grover had a huge grin on his face, and Percy, my Percy, looked pretty happy with himself.
"Hey guys," I said with a smile. "What are you doing?"
"I got Grover to get rid of the link," my fiancée responded. I smiled wider at that. "We're free!"
"Great," I told him. I turned to Grover "Thanks Grover. I can't tell you how much we appreciate this."
I walked up to my fiancée and gave him a light kiss. I would have liked something more, but with Grover here it would be indecent.
"Ugh," Grover said with mild disgust. "Come on people! Just because I got rid of the link doesn't mean I can't read stuff from right now. Please try to keep it in your pants until I'm far, far away." He didn't miss our flushed faces. He laughed and went back inside.
"Well, at least it wasn't just me with those thoughts."
"Shut up, Seaweed Brain," I retorted as he leaned in for a kiss. A passionate one that left us gasping, just like I wanted.
A/N: It took me a while to come up with this, because every time I put some thing in, I got ideas for other stories and one-shots. I'm working on a couple now. This is the end for this story, but please remember that the actual wedding will stand alone. It's the next thing I'll post. Look for "Wedding Crashers" in a few days.
Stories in the making: "My Demigod Sister", "Babysitting is Dangerous", "Saving the Oracle-Over and Over Again", "Nico Goes to the Sunny Side."