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I had thought that holding up the sky would be the worst pain I would ever experience. I was wrong. Being away from Annabeth, not knowing if she had found her way back to camp, if she had even gotten away from the explosion. The explosion that I had caused. If she had been hurt, if Annabeth was gone because of me. I would rather hold up the sky for eternity, do anything, for her to be alright.

That kiss, it had opened my eyes, changed everything. I had finally realized the truth, maybe I had known all along, that I was in love with Annabeth Chase.

So after two weeks, then Lord Hephaestus came and let me go back to camp. I leapt onto the raft without looking back. On the way back to camp, I decided that the next time i saw her, if I ever saw her again. I would tell her that I loved her. That I always had. I would pull her aside, and explain how I felt. How I felt through everything, from when we first met, to those two long weeks without her.

When I got back to camp, and found her crying, at my funeral. I was happy. I was happier than I had ever been, just to know she was alive and well. Then she saw me. She ran up and hugged me, I could have stayed like that forever. But she abruptly pulled away, and started yelling at me for worrying everyone. Then Chiron pulled us both to The Big House, so I could explain.

After I had told them everything. Well, everything that didn't involve my undying love for Annabeth that is. I grabbed Annabeth's wrist before she could walk out.

"Can I talk to you for a minute? Please" I asked in away that I knew she could not say no to.

"Sure, what is it Seaweed Brain?" She questioned me, smiling at her nickname for me.

I knew by this point, Chiron would be listening to our conversation. But I didn't care, I had to tell her. "I love you Wise Girl" I told her. Then, before she could respond, I kissed her. Just a simple peck, but it meant everything to me.

She opened her mouth to say something, but I stopped her. "Please, Annabeth, let me explain" I paused for a moment, she nodded, so I continued.

"When I first saw you, I thought you were just some pretty girl with princess curls. But then I got to know you, and I knew I was wrong. You were, you are, so much more than that. Do you remember our first quest?" I paused for her answer. Though I knew she did.

"Yes, but-" I cut her off, she needed to know every thing.

"Then you'll remember, just after I sent Medusa's head to Olympus. We were calling each other names, bot Grover made us stop. If he hadn't made us shut up, I would have called you amazing. Before we went into The Sea Of Monsters, you and I were fighting. I couldn't stand to have you mad at me, even then, I couldn't bear to see you upset" She was staring at me, open mouthed. I could hear Chiron behind me. His expression was probably similar, if not the same, as Annabeth's.

I knew she would understand, she had to. "when you were taken, all I could think was, 'not her. Take anyone except Annabeth. Take me instead'. When we found you, it was like the weight of the world had been lifted off my shoulders. And no, that wasn't a joke. When we were on Olympus, I thought that you were going to join the hunters. If you did, I don't think I could have lived without you. When we danced, I knew that everything would be alright. No matter what happened, because you were with me"

At this point, tears were glistening in her eyes. I could only hope that she felt the same way. I took a deep breath, and continue. "When you kissed me. In that moment, everything was perfect. That was when I really knew, that I was in love with you. That I always have been. For two weeks, I have done nothing but think about you. Worrying about you. Wondering if you made it out alive. When I saw you again, I was happier than I had ever been. Please, Annabeth. I love you. I need you. I can't live without you, and I will never, ever leave you"

I just stared at her. Every fibre of my being, willing her to love me back. Then she said it. The words that I would do anything to hear, "I love you too" Then she kissed me. I knew, at that moment, that life was perfect. And that we would be together, forever.

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