A/N: This was written some time ago, so please forgive the amateur-like skill of the writing. I'm going to continue this as soon as possible.
I looked out the window of the classroom, wondering how in Hades I was going to get home.
You see, I usually walk home from school, but with the pouring rain it would be hard, considering I had no umbrella. Ever since my dad got a new job here in New York, and our family moved here, I've been attending Goode High School. And since I'm at this school, I get to see my best friend, Percy Jackson, almost all the time.
"Ms. Chase? Annabeth Chase!" I heard a voice calling me. "You have been staring out that window for the past fifteen minutes, Ms. Chase!"
I blinked drowsily, and then my eyes shot open as my mind processed what was going on around me. "Oh, I'm so sorry, Mrs. Jones. I must have been thinking about architectural buildings and their structures again." I apologized. Mrs. Jones was one of my favorite teachers. She taught architecture, and she somehow knew when I couldn't see something, or something was wrong because of my ADHD and dyslexia.
"Annabeth, please try to concentrate. I can't have you spacing out in the middle of my class, okay?"
"Yes, Mrs. Jones. I'm sorry." I responded.
She nodded and walked away from my desk, and I shook my head to clear my jumbled thoughts.
I quickly strode to the door as soon as the bell rang, but the moment I stepped out the door, I crashed into something, wait, some*one*. I gasped and quickly began to stutter out an apology, until I looked up and met green eyes, sea-green eyes that were shining with a mischievous twinkle, that is.
"It's all right, Wise Girl. Maybe I shouldn't have stepped in your way, right?" He chuckled, and I was almost left breathless at the sound of his marvelous laugh. Then I shook myself out of my reverie. *What am I doing? Why am I thinking this? This is Seaweed Brain we're talking about here. He's been my best friend since the summer of sixth grade. Not someone I have a crush on!*
"Annabeth? Annabeth! Jeez, Wise Girl, don't space out on me! That's my job!"
Percy's whining quickly brought me back to reality. I shook my head and murmured, "Sorry, Seaweed Brain. Maybe I was still dazed because you got in my way." I smirked as I looked up at him, and tried not to laugh at his expression. His mouth was opening and closing repeatedly as he tried to think of a comeback, and his eyes were slightly wider.
"Don't hurt yourself thinking, Seaweed Brain. Just admit it, you can't think of something to say." I grinned and grabbed his forearm to pull him out of the way of the multitude of students streaming out of their classrooms.
"What- Wait, hey!" He made a face at me, and I laughed. "Come on, Percy. I have to get home in the rain."
"Actually, that's kind of what I wanted to talk to you about." Percy told me. I shot him a look that clearly said *Explain, now.*
"Well, I was going to ask you if you wanted a ride home so you wouldn't have to walk in the rain." He shrugged as he explained.
I nodded quickly, "Sure. That would be great," I smiled gratefully at him, "Thanks Percy."
"Don't mention it, Wise Girl." He grinned.
"Oh, shut up, Seaweed Brain." I muttered. He smirked at me, and I lightly shoved him away. He just laughed quietly and grabbed me around the waist, easily picking me up and swinging me over his shoulder.
"Ah! Percy! Put me down!" I shrieked, hitting his back, trying to make him let go of me.
"No way! Do you or do you not want a ride, Annabeth?" He chuckled and kept walking through the hallways with me on his shoulder, which only earned us weird stares from the alumni.
"Put me down, Seaweed Brain!" I kept hitting him, but I slowly stopped as what he had said sunk in. "Oh… Yeah, I still want a ride. Just let go!"
He merely chuckled and shook his head, "No way, Wise Girl. You might run off as soon as I let you go."
"Let. Me. Go." I stated in a threatening tone.
He shook his head again, "No way, Annabeth."
"Let me go!" I shrieked and started hitting him again.
"Hey, you do know that doesn't hurt, right? Invincibility from the River Styx, remember?" He smirked as I continued hitting him, then I resorted to gently poking his only weak point, the small of his back, where his mortality was connected to the world. His knees buckled, and he almost dropped me and collapsed on the floor. Luckily, he leaned against a locker on one side, so I wouldn't be hit by it.
"Ready to give up, Seaweed Brain?" I smirked.
"Never, Wise Girl." Despite his reply, he put me back on the ground, and reluctantly let go of me.