I promised The Mysterious Dreamer that I'd update this today, so here it is! I'm not sure that everyone has heard yet, but I'm super excited about Rick Riordan's next half-blood series coming out in October! The original characters will still be in it, but there will be new main characters that will fulfill the prophecy at the end of The Last Olympian! Can't wait! :D
Disclaimer: I don't own PJO or anything else mentioned.
"What do you mean he's in love with me?" Thalia asked as she turned towards the other three suspiciously. "Why would he love me?First of all, I'm a hunter. Second of all, he's in love with Annabeth; he had me help pick out a ring because he wants to marry her. How could he-" her eyes narrowed and she glared at Nico.
"You!" she yelled and stood up, balling her fists. "I specifically told you not to do anything stupid before I get here and what do you do? You do something stupid!"
"Please don't hurt me!" Nico cried and grabbed Rachel's shoulders, using her as a shield.
"What did you do to him?" Thalia whispered fiercely, which was almost as terrifying as if she'd been yelling, and Nico whimpered, pushing Rachel forward.
"I said," she yelled this time. "What did you do to him?" When Nico didn't answer, Thalia walked over to Rachel, who just moved out of the way. Nico cowered on the floor in the fetal position, muttering about all of the things he could have done in his life.
"A beautiful wife. Four, maybe five kids. Maybe a ranch with some cattle and hors-" Thalia pulled him up by his shirt collar and lifted him to where his feet were about six inches from the floor. Nico screamed.
"Please! No!" He was struggling to breathe now, so Thalia brought him to the wall and let go of his collar, grabbing hold of his shoulders instead. Nico was a little taller than her now that he was sixteen, but that didn't make this any less terrifying for Nico. Thalia brought her face in close to his and stared into his eyes.
"What. Did. You. Do. To. Him."She took one hand away to point at Percy, who was smiling goofily at Thalia. "Tell me now before I really do strangle you."
"Well... um... we kind of gave him a love potion," he mumbled.
"You what? What in the world were you guys thinking?"
"Well," Grover said. "Nico told us that Annabeth cheated on him so we figured he'd be depressed and gave Percy the-"
"That's me!" Percy shouted happily from where he sat on the bed like a kindergartner.
"And what good that did!" Thalia yelled. "Annabeth didn't even cheat on him!"
"Really?" Rachel joined in. "Then how did Annabeth get pregnant?"
"Ugh!" Thalia cried. "This is exactly why I wanted you guys to wait until I got here to do anything! Annabeth is pregnant, yes, but it's not her fault!"
"Not her fault?" Rachel fought back. "How does a girl get pregnant without it being her fault? She's the one who did it!"
"Oh no," Grover muttered and all eyes turned on him. He looked at Thalia. "Please tell me you don't mean..."
"Oh yes, I do."
"Oh no," Grover muttered again and sank to the floor. "Poor Annabeth! And now- oh gods, what have we done?"
"What are you two talking about?" Rachel broke in. "Annabeth hurt Percy terribly. Now we just saved him from his misery. Well, at least we would have if Thalia hadn't been the one who woke him." Thalia growled in frustration.
"You guys seriously don't get it?" Nico and Rachel both shook their heads. "Hello! Annabeth was raped!" Both of their jaws dropped as they realized what they had done.
"So then," Nico said. "Annabeth didn't really cheat on Percy?
"No way! She loves him just as much as he loves her! And the reason she was raped was to keep Percy alive!"
"Huh?" Rachel asked.
"Some guy kidnapped Annabeth and threatened to kill Percy if she didn't... well, you know..."
"How does she know it wasn't really a bluff?"
"The rapist had a friend over at Percy's place who had a video camera, so they showed Annabeth that he really was there and would kill him."
"Oh gods," Rachel said. "This is terrible! We need to get Percy back to normal."
"And how do we do that?" Thalia asked.
"I'm not sure. We should probably go get Chiron and maybe some Aphrodite kids."
"Okay, you guys go do that. I'm going to talk to Percy to see how bad this really is."
"Hey, Percy," Thalia said when the others were gone and turned towards the bed. "Remember Annab-?" Her eyes widened. Percy wasn't on the bed anymore.
"Percy?" Thalia called as she started looking under some of the beds. "Percy! Where did you go?" He must have snuck out while we were arguing, she thought. She opened the door and yelled his name again.
"Hey," one camper jogged up to Thalia after she'd called Percy's name a few times. "Are you looking for Percy Jackson?" He asked.
"Nah, I'm looking for Lady Gaga of course I'm looking for Percy Jackson! I've been calling his name for the past few minutes! Have you seen him?"
The boy, who was only about thirteen, nodded, obviously terrified.
"Well?" Thalia said after a few moments. "Are you going to tell me where he went?"
"Oh, sorry. He went..." The boy started staring at something behind Thalia.
"Hello! Where did he go?" She waved a hand in front of his face and the boy looked back at her, trying to hide a grin.
"You're Thalia, right?"
"Yes, but what does that have to do with finding Percy?" The boy started laughing.
"Aren't you a hunter?"
"Yeah. What's so funny?" He pointed a finger in the direction he'd been staring in and Thalia turned. Her eyes widened when she saw the ten foot tall heart made out of water that had the words Percy loves Thalia going across it. Next to it, Percy stood there with a big goofy grin on his face.
Some of the newer, younger campers, like the boy Thalia had been talking to, were laughing, but the older ones knew this wasn't normal. Thalia ran to where Percy stood and grabbed him by the collar.
"Percy! What are you doing?"
"I was expressing my feelings for you."
"No you weren't! Percy, you don't love me!"
"Of course I do!"
"No you don't! Nico, Grover, and Rachel gave you a potion that made you think you love me to get your mind off of Annabeth. She's the one you really love. Right now she's being held hostage and now we only have," she checked her watch, "two hours left before they kill her!" Percy frowned at this information.
"I love Annabeth?"
"Yes! You love Annabeth! Now let's go get her!"
"All right, just one question. Who's Annabeth?"
"Are you being serious?" Percy nodded.
"Oh no. This is not good. Come with me." Thalia grabbed his arm and walked toward the Big House when she remembered something.
"Do you think you could get rid of that?" She pointed at the big heart made of water.
"Oh, yeah," the water rained down everywhere as the heart exploded and soaked a few campers that had gotten too close. The two turned and continued to the Big House. Chiron, Nico, Rachel, Grover and two Aphrodite girls, Carla and Lola, stood on the porch, deep in conversation.
"Oh, dear," Chiron said, none of them noticing that Percy and Thalia were right there. "This is not good."
"You're telling me!" Thalia broke in and everyone looked at her. "Annabeth got pregnant from some rapist, she's being held captive, we have two hours to save her, you guys thought it would be a good idea to give Percy a love potion even after I told Nico that I would explain, Percy thinks he's in love with me now, and I just found out that he doesn't even remember Annabeth!" She crammed it all into about five seconds and everyone stared at her.
"Well, don't just stand there! We need to fix him!" Thalia turned to Lola and Carla. "How do we get him back to normal?"
"We'll just have to wait." Lola said.
"Wait? How long?"
"I'm not quite sure. It's different for everyone. Some people might be back to normal with in a few hours. Others possibly weeks."
"Weeks? We only have about two hours to go save Annabeth!" Carla shrugged.
"Then leave him here."
"Leave him? We can't leave him!"
"Unless you want Annabeth to be killed, it's your only option."
"I guess you're right," Thalia said. "Nico, you got us into this mess; keep an eye on Percy until he's better. I'll call you as soon as we get Annabeth. If you haven't heard from us in two hours, send us some help. Grover, let's go kick some rapist butt."
Okay, I know Percy is pretty wacko in this chapter, but remember that it's not really him, just the potion making him weird. I didn't really like the part with the water heart, so I'm not really sure why I included that. Oh well! Just so you know, reviews and private messages inspire me to update more often!