A/N: After a while of being stuck, I decided to start writing. Once I had written some of it, I got inspired. So here is the next chapter of Not Always So Brave.
I walked beside Percy to his car, quietly talking about what we were gonna do over spring break. He said he was probably going to stay in Manhattan with his mom, or go to camp so he could train more. I told him that I was going to camp, since Chiron needed me to help with some new campers.
As we walked up to his car, he quickly walked ahead and opened the passenger side door for me. Laughing quietly, I thanked him.
"No problem, Annabeth." He went to the other side of the car and got in, then started the car after we put on our seat belts.
"Well, you know where to go, Seaweed Brain." I smiled.
"Of course I know, I've been to your house before." He chuckled, and leaned forward to turn on the radio.
There's something about the way
The street looks when it's just rained
There's a glow off the pavement
You walk me to the car
And you know I wanna ask you to dance right there
In the middle of the parking lot, yeah.
I smiled to myself, I liked this song.
"What are you smiling about, Annabeth?" He kept looking at the road, but he smiled too.
"Nothing, I just like this song." I told him.
"Oh. Well, yeah. I guess it's a cool song." He shrugged.
I laughed. "I think it is." But I didn't tell him why.
Just as he turned into the driveway, it started raining harder. I laughed. "Oh, gods. How am I gonna get inside?"
"I don't know, maybe run?" He laughed, too.
I nodded. "True." I grabbed my bag and unbuckled my seat belt, and he did the same. "What are you doing?" I looked questioningly at him.
"What? Can't I walk you to the door?" He smirked.
I rolled my eyes. "Whatever, Percy." I opened the door and got out of the car, he got out after me. We both ran up to the porch, already soaked.
Laughing, I turned to him. "Thanks for the ride."
"It's no problem." He smiled.
I took a deep breath. It's now or never, I thought.
I blushed. "Go ahead."
"No, no. What were you gonna say?" He shook his head.
"I.. Um.." I sighed. I looked up at him and smiled slightly.
"What is it?"
"This." I leaned upwards and kissed him softly, shyly, fearing his reaction. I shouldn't have been afraid. He wrapped his arms around my waist and kissed back just as softly.
I smiled and put my hands on his shoulder. Pulling away, breathlessly, I told him, "That's what I wanted to tell you." I grinned.
He chuckled, seeming breathless himself. "That's what I wanted to tell you, too."
I might not always be so brave, especially when it comes to things like this, but that fact might not be so bad.
A/N: This is it. The second, and last, part of Not Always So Brave. I have to say, I actually like this. It's not too bad.