A.N-This is the last chapter. For those of you who want this to be longer, hold your groans until you read the chapter and tell me that's not a good place to end it.

Aphrodite's P.O.V

I walked hesitantly toward the Big House. Sandra, who was behind me was nervouse. I was afraid (imagine, a goddess, afraid!) myself of what Percy and Annabeth's reactions would be. Of course they would treat me with all the respect and reverence I was due, but it might be forced and unwilling. I guess I deserved that.

I walked toward my fate.

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Percy's P.O.V

I stared in amazement as Annabeth's eyes fluttered, forcing themselves to open. When they were fully opened, they focused on me. Annabeth smiled at me, and I threw my arms around her, sobbing in relief. Annabeth was my anchor to life; if she broke then I would sink to the bottom.

"I thought I lost you," I whispered. She nodded and sat up. "I thought so, too. That I was a goner. But Lady Hestia gave me a gift." She fixed me with her beautiful grey eyes. "A gift you gave her, a year ago."

"Elpis," I breathed. She nodded. I could have gone on like this forever, just the two of us, but a sound at the door took my attention. Athena was pushing a reluctant Aphrodite into the room. Annabeth's mom saw me looking and smiled at me. Then, with one last pointed look at her half-sister, she disapeared in a cloud of grey smoke.

"Lady Aphrodite, Sandra," Annabeth said. She was now off the bed. The mighty goddess of love and beauty looked like a rabbit about to bolt, a deer-in-the-headlights look on her face. Sandra, who was cowering behind her mother, had the same expression. Suddenly, she burst out,

"I'm sorry! I didn't mean to hurt anyone, it's just that Mother wanted me to do it, and I wanted to please her so much, and can you ever forgive me?" Her eyes were pleading, and I felt pity of the girl. Every half-blood here could relate to wanting to please their godly parent. I said,

"Yes. As long as you never do it again, okay?" Sandra's head nodded up and down, I was sure her neck would snap. She reminded me of a bobble-head. Annabeth said to the silent goddess,

"You're forgiven, too, Aphrodite. The same goes for you, okay?" Aphrodite literally jumped up and hugged us both, for joy, I guess. Then did she speak,

"Oh, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, a million times thank-you!" She turned back to her daughter. "Come along now, Sandra dear, we have to talk to your siblings, I know they're angry with you. Toodle-loos!" The last part was directed at Annabeth and me. Then she and Sandra were gone.

I looked at Annabeth. "In how many years do you think she'll forget?" Annabeth cocked her head in thought and said,

"Ten."

"I'll give her twenty."

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Third Person...

Nowadays, Percy and Annabeth can be found walking along the beach, staying away from the edge, enjoying each other's company.

A.N-I'm done! I would have had this done earlier, but my computer froze, and I had to get out before saving, and then my brother wouldn't let me on, and I had to go to my school's play, so yeah. Hope you enjoyed!