A/N: Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't updated and it's already 2011? O.o Anyways, I've described a little bit of the dresses so you can use your imagination. ;) I tried my hardest on the kiss scene and to make it funny, and not OOC. It's hard to imagine them in high school and all drama-ish too.
And so sorry Kayreeinspace because I didn't use the dress you suggested even though I said I would. I realized that the dress seemed more like a dance outfit and since proms are usually fancy I couldn't use it. Reviews are loved, Constructive Criticism are welcomed and Flames are ignored.
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Disclaimer: I DO NOT OWN THE PJO CHARACTERS WHICH RIGHTFULLY BELONG TO RICK RIORDAN. I ONLY OWN TINA. ALSO, ANDREA AND KYLE BELONG TO ILOVEMYBESTFRIENDS. I ALSO DO NOT OWN THE DJ GOT US FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN BY USHER, JUST A DREAM BY NELLY, OUR SONG BY TAYLOR SWIFT OR JUST THE WAY YOU ARE BY BRUNO MARS.
"You have to find a dress," Tina said, her tone was final and her hands on her hips.
"Come on," I groaned. Was she suddenly my mother? "Can't I wear one of my old ones?" She shook her head.
"No way! You have to get a new prom one. Not a dance or a ballroom kind."
"What's the difference?"
"For a daughter of Athena, you don't know anything about them."
"I only know what I want to know."
"Boy, you're persistant."
"Just get a stupid dress for me, you don't have to bring me anywhere that way. Go crazy." She did a short squeal worthy of Aphrodite and gave me a hug. Then she ran off to who-knows-where. I suppose I shouldn't have said the last part.
"Found one!" Tina screamed two hours later.
I groaned, got up and shoved my iPod Touch (I was listening to it) under my pillow. How'd she get into my house? Oh yeah, my dad adores her ever since she had helped me with my issues with cheese. What? I don't like the taste of it and my dad does. I do still hate it, just secretly.
"What does it look like?" I asked, curiously.
"You're not suppose to find out until the day of the prom!"
"What kind of stupid superstition is that?" I asked incredously.
"It's not stupid," Tina answered, hurt. "My grandma looked at her prom dress before the prom and she had the worst night ever. Her date never showed up via 'the flu' and she went to the prom with no date. She had to kiss the dorkiest person in her homeroom class, then someone knocked punch on her dress then..."
She ranted on and on, so I had to throw my pillow at her.
"Hey!" she yelled, surprised. Hey, alls fair in war and when you're in my room.
"Those are lies," I answered sternly. I squeezed her shoulders and shook her hard for good measure.
"My grandma would never lie to me," she said innocently. I rolled my eyes.
"Fine, I won't see it. But who cares if I have a bad night? I don't even have a date." Well, I was asked of course. I just said no 'politely' to everyone. Oh, and by nicely, I meant shoved them in a random locker. Aren't I an angel?
"Didn't Percy ask you?" she asked, confused.
"No," I said.
"He said he was thinking about it since he doesn't really know who to ask."
"Really," she confirmed. "I'm guessing that he'll probably send you a text right about now, asking you." I looked at her skeptically. Then the phone started vibrating. Huh. I took it out and found a new message... from Percy.
Do U want 2 go 2 the dance w/ me? :) It read.
I immediantly typed: Sure. Then I pressed send. No way, how'd she know? Oh yeah, daughter of Apollo with his prophecies. I wonder what else she can do...
"Are you like Alice from Twilight?" I demanded.
She laughed the twinkling soprano which made me suspious. She does have light bags under her eyes... Okay, okay. She can't be a vampire 'cause she has green eyes, she isn't pale or cold and also those bags are most likely from lack of sleep or something if you look at it logically.
"I guess, kinda," she admitted. "But I can't see very far. Just glimpses of what's gonna happen next. But mostly they're guesses since there such a blur. I'm trying to make it clearer but it's probably the extent of being a daughter of Apollo. Males always end up with better sight. So Will Solace has very good visions, much clearer and farther. Ask him if you want a good prediction."
"I'll keep that in mind," I promised to myself.
"Do you want to get something to eat now?" she asked, grinning. "I'm starving." I laughed and nodded.
Day of the Dance...
"Can I see my dress now?" I asked.
"Sure!" Tina laughed then she gave me the bag.
I took the dress out, surprised. It was beautiful, where could she've found it? It was grey roman toga kind of gown; it reminded me of Athena. She even got me shoes. They were just grey ballet flats that were an inch high, but at least they weren't more. Gods know that she'll be the one to do so.
"I don't know how I'll ever repay you."
"Can I use you as a doll then? It's the best way to repay me," she added.
"Fine," I said, rolling my eyes. "But no skirt."
"But-" she started and I cut her off.
She pouted and went into the washroom. I guessed she was changing since I heard ruffling. I slipped into my gown, light and non-itchy. Perfect, in case of monsters. A least a hundred demigods in one school would attract a few dozen monsters.
I grabbed my invisivbiltiy cap and my bronze knife, then I shoved it into my white clutch. I knocked at the washroom door and since I heard a muffled voice, I assumed it was "Come in!" She had on a pink dress, almost exactly as the one Emma Watson wore for the Yule Ball.
"Wow!" I breathed in astonishment.
"I know, right?" she asked. "It took me a few strings to get it. But I managed when I asked an Aphrodite girl to charmspeak for me. Now, let's get our hair done!" I rolled my eyes at her inthusiasm. Was this prom really worth that much to her?
"I'm just gonna pull it into a bun," I said. She frowned.
"Didn't Percy ever tell you that he thought you had princess curls?" she asked.
"No, why would he?" I asked, looking at her strangely. She sighed.
"The point is, we have to let your hair down... I have a feeling that it'll bring you a good future," she hinted.
"Fine," I huffed with a sigh.
"Thank you." She beamed.
"Let's just get this over with," I said, crossing my arms and rolling my eyes. She combed my hair a couple of times. Then I helped her with her hair which I was kinda a bust. I managed to make it look, somewhat, to Hermione's yule ball hairstyle.
I heard a knock downstairs and the creaking of an opening door. Shuffling noises came in and I heard my dad giving Percy 'the talk.' I just about died of embarrassment, we weren't dating officially, yet. I went down to save Percy from my crazy father.
"Dad!" I groaned. "Don't give him 'the talk.'"
My dad laughed and went back to his studies, Percy blushed and gestured for me to go outside with him. I nodded, grabbed my coat and my purse and followed him out. The breeze was cool and refreshing.
"Have a good one!" Tina yelled, opening my bedroom window. I blushed and Percy brought me to his car. He had a blue mercedes, nice. I got into the passenger seat and turned up the volume. It was currently DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again by Usher.
"You look amazing tonight," Percy complimented, blushing wildly. He looked like he was struggling to say something right and it took a lot of effort to even say that.
"Thanks," I mumbled, probably blushing a very nice shade of tomato.
I decided to give him a compliment back, but checked him first before doing so, in case he didn't look good which is highly impossible. Percy was wearing a black tux and a green tie. He looked amazing and the colours matched him which was nice too.
"You don't look so bad yourself," I complimented, grinning. What? I don't get embarrassed that easily, leave it to Grover for that.
"Thanks," he muttered.
Once we got parked, we walked into the school. Tons of posters announcing prom was today were in every hallway. I saw Travis talking to Katie soothingly, reassuring her that the prom would be fine. Travis had a tux with a green tie which matched Katie's spring green dress. The dress brought out her hazel eyes, which were currently a nice shade of grass green. I smiled at the couple.
"Your tickets?" the parent volunteer asked lazily; he looked as though he would rather be anywhere then this. Percy and I handed our tickets to him and we stepped in the decorated gym and I quickly shut my eyes tight because of all the colours.
There were hot pink streamers everywhere, light blue balloons bobbing at the ceiling and a gigantic red heart disco ball in the middle of the ceiling. There was a rose pink light that shined onto random people and they had to dance. A reminder to the next prom planners: Don't. Let. The. Aphrodite. Cabin. Involved. Again. Seriously, this is a winter prom, not a Valentine's Day dance.
"Look at the food!" Percy exclaimed excitedly. "I'm gonna go get us a drink, and maybe a muffin... And anything else I can find."
I laughed and waved him off. I wandered around, looking for my friends. I saw Thalia with Nico and Luke, who seemed to be fighting over something. More specifically, her. They were pushing her back and forth, I almost cackled with mad laughter.
But Thalia did look stunning. Midnight blue dress that had a black sash at her waist. Her hair was curled slightly for the occassion which made her look even nicer. She had on skull earrings and black flats. The two boys just wore black tuxes, Luke's bow sky blue and Nico's tie was just well, black.
"She'll dance with me first," Luke growled, pushing Thalia his way.
"No, me!" Nico hissed, pushing Thalia the other way.
Thalia looked as if they had been doing this for hours and she was getting sick. I power walked over in a few quick strides. They didn't seem to notice me until I cleared my throat.
"What in Zeus' name are you doing?" I asked, hands on hips.
"Well, she's the only one here that's a girl," Luke said stupidly.
"Gee, that's nice," I said sarcastically, automatically raising an eyebrow.
"That's our friend," Nico amended. "Ya know, that doesn't have a date."
"I see," I said, but I knew it all along. Just wanted to play with them. "But I don't think you should keep fighting like this, find another way. Any other way is fine. Thalia's beginning to look a little pale." Thalia mouthed, 'thanks.' I mouthed, 'you're welcome.'
"Then what should we do?" Luke asked.
"Duh!" I said, rolling my eyes as if that was the most easiest thing in the world. "Rock, paper, scissors." They decided on three rounds and I stayed to watch who win.
"Rock, paper, scissors," they said in unison, pumping their fists up and down.
Nico won the first round with rock. Luke won with scissors on the second round. Nico won with scissors in the last round. Luke cursed in Ancient Greek (no little kid should ever hear that) and Nico pumped his fist up in the air.
"Congrats Nico," I congratulated.
Nico brought Thalia to the middle where they slow danced. Luke went into the corner and sulked, watching them dance and glaring at Nico while Nico just kept on staring at Thalia intently. I walked to the refreshments and watched Percy had a pie eating contest with Connor. But seriously, who does that at a prom?
I turned back and felt liquid ooze all over my new prom dress. Tina's so gonna kill me for this. It was Jessica, vice president of the Percy Stalker Group. Her auborn hair was curled around her round face, her smirk broad and she wore an unappealing scarlet dress. Her caramel brown eyes daring me to do something, it's a good thing that my knife isn't meant for mortals.
"You," I growled, menacingly.
"Yes, me," she said, glaring. "You took my future boyfriend!"
"Excuse me?" I asked, my hands in fists ready to punch her in the face. Here's a little fact of the day: It takes 42 muscles to frown but only 4 to extend your arm and punch them in the face. Use the knowledge wisely, kids! "He would never like you. Just wait 'till I get my hands on you."
"You can't," she said, but her voice quavered a bit. "There are people everywhere. The fan club are around the teachers or any other adult, waiting for my signal. Maybe you would be expelled or suspended."
"My records clean," I said. "I'd like that to stay that way. And for your information, Percy hates scarlet." She gaped at me, dumbstruck. Her mouth was opened wide enough for flies to go in and out for hours and it might stay that way so I walked away. Then I bumped into someone. Again.
"I'm sorry," I apologized. The girl had choppy, uneven locks. Her eyes were like a kaleidescope, always changing colour. She wore a beaded straps, knee length blue dress and white ballet flats. She didn't have makeup on, but she was still stunning. Hmm, Aphrodite.
"That's alright," she said. "Demigod or monster?" she asked warily after I kept on staring at her with my calculating stare.
"Annabeth, daughter of Athena," I said.
"Lucky you," she answered wistfully. "Piper, daughter of Aphrodite."
"I knew it," I said, with a triumphant smirk.
"Of course you did," she said, then she looked at my dress for the first time. "What happened?"
"A corpse-breath mortal spilled punch on my dress," I said distainfully. "Tina's gonna kill me."
"Tina? I know her, she asked me to charmspeak someone before... Here, let me help you with the dress."
She took a tube out of her pocket and handed it to me. I studied it before using. Hey, it's good to me cautious. I squeezed a bit in my palm and rubbed it around the punch. It slowly disappeared until you would've never thought that there was a spill. But you can still smell it if you went real close to my stomach which I strongly advise you not to unless you want a severe head injury.
"Thanks!" I grinned.
"You're welcome," she said. "I owed Tina anyways, so you better tell her I don't anymore."
She winked and I laughed. A figure popped out and he was cute. He had tidy cropped blonde hair and sky blue eyes. He had a small scar on his top lip and he wore a white tux and a striped sky blue and midnight blue tie.
"Oh, Jason," Piper said in suprised while blushing.
"Piper," he sighed in relief. "I thought I lost you. And I couldn't find you at the refreshment stand or anywhere." He was definitely a good guy.
"Bye, Piper," I whispered, loud enough for her to hear me.
She smiled at me and I left to find Percy. There he was, sitting in a chair next to Connor. Connor burped every... two and a half minutes. Percy just looked like he wanted to vomit. Nico was just staring at Thalia while she waltz with Luke.
"What'cha been up to?" I asked innocently.
"They were just having a typical pie eating contest," Nico answered, eyes never leaving the couple dancing a few feet away. If looks could kill...
"Hmm, Percy are you okay?" I asked. Percy looked green, well greener then before I mean. He shook his head weakly and I rolled my eyes. Boys and their egos. I pulled his arm over my shoulder and brought him to the boys washroom. And no, of course I didn't go in there!
"Thanks, Annabeth," he murmered, taking his arm off my neck. He walked in and I immediantly heard a loud BANG!
"Percy!"I called. "Are you alright in there?"
"Fine!" he yelled. I heard a flush, water and a dryer and he stepped out feeling (and looking) better. We walked back into the gym and finding everyone dancing to an upbeat song. Well, more like jumping around with their arms in the air.
"G-good p-party," Grover bleated, holding a cup of starbucks coffee. Expresso, I think.
"Um, Grover," I said. "How much have you drank?"
"M-maybe... s-s-seven?" he asked, his eyes crossed. I took his expresso and threw it in the garbage.
"No more coffee," I said sternly, giving him my intimidating glare. He bleated sadly, nodded and his teeth began chattering. We should seriously ban Grover from drinking anymore coffee until he was fully cured from his caffiene addiction.
"Hey, the gang's all here," Percy said wryly.
"Hey!" Bianca yelled, hands in the air waving at us. "Oh my Gods, I love your dress!"
"Thanks," I said, flushing. "I like yours too."
She wore a lavender dress with diamond patterns and diamond earrings. The shoes were just flats, like most girls had. Except most of the Aphrodite cabin, they wore at least three inches.
"Where's Andrea?" I asked, scanning for her. Nope.
"Dancing somewhere, who knew Kyle could dance?" she asked, laughing. I started chuckling too in amusement, seeing Kyle and Andrea on the dance floor and Kyle indeed had cool moves. From the corner of my eye, I saw Thalia was just chanting eenie meenie minni mo to see who she dances with. The boys fight and she groans.
"Hey, Thalia," I said, approaching her.
"Hey," she sighed. "The girls are here, why can't they dance with someone else now?"
"Maybe they like you," I said, playfully. "Anyways, I'm getting some food. Would you like anything?"
She nodded and I walked to the resfreshment stand. I got two blueberry muffins and went back to Thalia. There were two extra boys now in the group. One had blonde hair, green-blue eyes, a dazzling smile and looked a few years older then most of us. The other had elfish features, dark hair and looked a year younger.
"Are they new to the TD group?" I asked warily.
"The Canadian bank?" she asked, looking at me as if I just announced I was going to clean Hades' boxers or wear a smelly, old boot.
"No, the Thalia Dance group. TD for short."
"I see," she said, blushing in embarrassment. "I guess so...?"
"Hmm," I said and handed her the muffin. I listened in to the conversation the guys had.
"Thalia's dancing with me!" Luke shouted.
"You already had a turn with Thals," the elfish boy screamed.
"Don't call her Thals, you barely know her," the blonde retorted.
"I'm pretty sure Pinecone Face would like to dance with me," Nico pouted. I tuned it out and turned to Thalia.
"Looks like you have a bigger fanclub now," I said. "Who are those other two?"
"Leo... I think," she said. "Jason's friend and the other is Apollo."
"You got the attention of a-" I screamed and she had to cover my mouth with her hand which made me have a muffle scream of: 'god' but it sounded like 'goode' for Goode High. She shook her head in embarrassment and pushed me to the girls' change room.
"No, I didn't get his attention. He's just here to watch over the Hunters."
"Then why did he want to dance with you?" I asked. I already had an idea forming but I wanted to check.
"Because he had to watch me more carefully. Ya know, since there are a few guys drooling over me."
"You're so popular these days," I grinned, because my Thalia is growing up and because I was right.
"Well, I can't wait for this dance to be over. Those boys are ruining it and I already paid my last few bucks."
"You have no more money?" I asked incredously.
"Well, I used my allowance."
"How much did you use?" I asked curiously.
"I don't know, I just gave it all to Tina."
"Why? Did she give you change?" I asked, but I had another idea forming. Because Tina got Thalia this dress and Thalia did not want to be a doll so Thalia paid the full who knows how much money, am I right?
"Because of this dress, I am so not gonna be her doll. Not even for a day. Oh, and I got ten dollars change."
"You should still have eight dollars then," I said automatically. Hey, just 'cause letters float off the page it doesn't mean numbers had to. Well, for me anyways.
"Well, I lent Grover five dollars and I also had to pay for Nico's ticket," she replied. "He's such a dummie. But I'll get my money back soon enough."
"But you still have a dollar then," I said. She blushed.
"I wanted a gumball," she said. Then she blew a purple bubble and it popped, which splatted all over her mouth. Oh Thalia, what are we gonna do with you?
"I'm gonna find Percy, 'kay?" I asked.
"Sure," she said, sticking the gum back in. "I better see who wins."
We went out and I tried to find Percy. It was actually pretty easy since he was just standing outside of the girls change room which made me wonder why. Stalker, much?
"Waiting for me?" I asked, amused.
"Yeah, I couldn't find you anywhere. Then Luke told me you were here."
"Have you been waiting for a long time?" I asked curiously. He shrugged.
"How come there's a God here?" he asked.
"Boy, aren't you slow?" I asked. "He has to watch out for the Hunters. There's at least three or more. At a prom, any guy can hit on them."
"Well, sheesh," he said, sticking his tongue out. "You don't have to be such a wise girl."
"Actually, I should be one more often."
He rolled his eyes and led me out. Everyone was dancing except for a few guys here and there. It was a slow song, a song that was familiar. But I couldn't really place my finger on it.
"I believe you owe me a dance," he said seriously. I nodded and put my hand on his shoulder. He placed a shaky arm on my waist and we just shuffled awkwardly. But to me, it was... dare I say it, fun.
I noticed Katie dancing with Travis (amazingly Katie wasn't strangling him,) Connor making out with someone, Piper dancing with Jason, Bianca dancing with Malcom, Luke, Apollo and Leo being escorted outside by skeletons, Nico bringing Thalia out, Silena dancing with Beckendorf, Grover looking frantically in his pockets for change, Clarisse dancing with Chris etc.
"Our Song," I noted.
"We have a song?" Percy asked dumbly.
"No," I blushed. "Our Song by Taylor Swift." He finally took notice of the song and blushed in embarrassment. I put my head on his shoulder for a while then looked up. His sea green eyes was staring at me intently so I blushed.
He was leaning forward. Closer, closer, closer... Then he grinned as he wiped off a bit of crumbs around my mouth. I glared at him for toying with me, I was just about to kick him in the spot where you shouldn't kick when he leaned forward.
His lips were just as I remembered. Soft and warm, inviting too. We just stood there for at least three minutes, kissing. We pulled apart and the song ended briefly after and I heard the PA system turn on.
"And that was the last song," Chiron announced, his voice blaring at every corner of the gym. "I hope you enjoyed the dance. Tomorrow is the last day of school, half-day, everyone." Then the PA turned off.
"Well," I said. "That was a good prom. Thanks for bringing me, Seaweed Brain."
"I'm glad you enjoyed it, Wise Girl," he replied charmingly. "Come on, let's get you home." We got out of the gym and headed for his car. We drove in silence listening to Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars. He walked me to my door, even though I insisted that I was alright.
"So," Percy said casually, but I heard the nervous edge. "Where does that put us relationship wise?"
"I don't know," I replied. "Why don't you think about and let me know?"
I smiled at him and went upstairs to take a nice soothing shower. I came out smelling like lemon soup. I brushed my teeth and blow dryed my hair. I even combed it, though not thoroughly. I got out my phone, which had received a text and I sighed. I plopped onto bed and held the phone up to read it.
I THINK I KNOW. ;) it read, from Percy. I laughed and fell into my bed, my heart pounding in my ears. Maybe letting someone in ain't that bad after all, like Athena always said it would. Maybe even my mother was wrong sometimes.
Hi guys! I hoped you enjoyed it. :) The ending it a bit sucky but I don't want it to be that cliche like Annabeth and Percy making out and then blah blah blah blah blah. So, yeah, this chapter was short and sweet, in my opinon. Anyways, REVIEW! I'll give you a virtual-Sally-Jackson-homemade-fresh-out-of-the-oven-blue-cookie.