The Cutest Thing Since Tratie
Sequel to The Cutest Thing Since Percabeth
PJATO & HoO Fanfiction
©- Rick Riordan
AN: Hehe, sequel to The Cutest Thing Since Percabeth. Warning: Contains OOC characters Disclaimer: I don't own the song I Won't Say I'm In Love, the songs Again & Count on Me, & Bruno Mars.
AN: Hehe, sequel to The Cutest Thing Since Percabeth. Warning: Contains OOC characters
Disclaimer: I don't own the song I Won't Say I'm In Love, the songs Again & Count on Me, & Bruno Mars."No." a familiar blonde haired, gray-eyed demigod said firmly.
"Please?" a tall, Asian, Aphrodite girl with black hair and brown eyes begged, putting on her best puppy dog face.
"No." the first girl repeated.
"Pretty please, Annabeth!" a tall Demeter girl with brown hair and hazel eyes pleaded.
"Pretty please with sugar on top?" the daughter of Demeter asked again, smiling hopefully.
"Let me think about it… NO!"
"Pretty please with your hotastic, shirtless, sweaty boyfriend that still remembers you on top?" the youngest girl, also a daughter of Aphrodite, with brown hair and blue-green eyes, pleaded, putting her puppy dog face on.
The three older girls turned to the youngest girl.
"Hotastic?" Annabeth repeated, raising an eyebrow.
"Shirtless.." said Drew dreamily.
"Sweaty?" Katie echoed, a disgusted look on her face.
"Or soaking wet, whichever works for Annabeth!" Lacy answered happily.
"Let me think about that," Annabeth mused. "NO!"
"Please!" Drew, Katie, and Lacy begged in unison.
The daughter of Athena sighed. "If I say yes, will you all leave me alone after this?"
"Yes!" all three exclaimed, grinning.
Annabeth rolled her eyes, letting out a defeated sigh. "Fine, I'm in." The two daughters of Aphrodite and the daughter of Demeter cheered, raising suspicions from the other campers who all had the same thought:
What were they up to this time?
You'd think after helping to get Tratie together, Piper McLean would be your typical daughter of Aphrodite.
Psh, yeah right.
Instead of being a lovey dovey daughter of Aphrodite, Piper was still herself: violent, stubborn, but pretty when she felt like it. And, like all other tomboys, she had the choice to be girly every now and then.
And that time was now.
Why? Because of Jason freaking Grace.
Honestly, Piper didn't know what was wrong with her. Sure, she'd liked Jason since she'd met him(at camp, actually), and she found the son of Jupiter quite attractive. But still, she was Piper McLean! She was headstrong, violent, intelligent: the polar opposite of what she was now.
Because right now, Piper felt like a pile of mush.
She'd felt the odd craving to make herself look nice, or at least done down on the whole "I can kick your butt, Grace" act. Just a little. No need for Jason to get out of line.
The daughter of Aphrodite's balloon of happy girlishness deflated as she walked into Camp Half-Blood's amphitheater and saw Jason kissing Drew.
Peeling the grape.
French kissing- whatever you want to call it! Piper's giddiness was quickly replaced with first, shock, then confusion and anger, and lastly, sadness. She narrowed her eyes at the two, resentful tears threatening to fall.
No! she ordered herself. You will not cry! Piper swallowed back her tears, glancing at the "oh so happy couple" one last time, before running towards the beach.
Now, Piper had been hurt before. What girl hasn't been hurt by a guy she really likes before? But being hurt by Jason was something she'd never imagine.
She'd thought he was different.
But, she was wrong.
With Drew & Jason
Drew glanced in the direction of where Piper once was, then released Jason.
"Wha?" Jason stuttered, his face a cute shade of red.
Drew smiled flirtatiously, not even bothering to mention that she'd told Jason to kiss her. Ah, the joys of charm-speaking.
"What did you do, Drew?" Jason demanded.
The daughter of Aphrodite shrugged, putting on an innocent look. "All I did was ask for a kiss." she said sweetly, glancing at where Piper used to be.
Jason rolled his blue eyes, which were full of anger. "Will you just leave me alone, Drew?" he screamed.
Drew smirked. "Gladly."
With Annabeth, Lacy, & Katie
"Do I have to do this?"
"You already agreed to do this, Annabeth." Lacy reminded, tugging at her dress- er toga.
"I never, ever agreed to wear a toga." the daughter of Athena retorted, rolling her eyes. "Why can't we just wear our camp t-shirts?"
"Because it's more fun like this," the daughter of Aphrodite answered. "Right, Katie?"
"I don't know," the daughter of Demeter said uncertainly, glancing at her green ancient Greek-styled toga. "What do you think, Juniper?"
The dryad smiled, a light green blush on her cheeks. "Well, I think Lacy should've made these dresses- er whatever you call them a bit longer." she admitted, tugging at her toga.
"Tell me about it," Annabeth muttered, pulling at her gray toga. All the girls' hair were pulled back into simple side ponytails. "And just how are you going to get Piper into one of these ridiculous togas?"
"Mother said she would take care of that!" Lacy said brightly, admiring her pink toga. The girls were all also wearing gladiator sandals that went up to just under their knees.
"Ugh," Katie moaned. "I feel like a slut in this dress!" Juniper and Annabeth nodded in agreement.
"Don't worry, guys." the daughter of Aphrodite reassured. "You guys all have boyfriends, so you're not sluts."
"Good to know, what's your excuse, hon?" Drew asked, suddenly appearing in her pink toga. Lacy glared at her older half-sister.
"Just curious," Juniper pondered aloud. "Who's in on this little plan?"
"Annabeth, Lacy, Katie, Travis, Will, the rest of the Aphrodite Cabin, you, and I." Drew answered, grinning. "Travis and Will are going to take care of Jason while we take care of Piper, and the rest of the Aphrodite Cabin sets up their date." Then, a pure white dove flew down and landed on Lacy's shoulder.
"And, that," she said, smiling. "Is our cue."
"What the Hades?" Piper muttered, looking at her reflection. Her comfy camp t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers had been replaced with a way too short, white Greek toga and golden gladiator sandals. Her messy brown hair had been taken out of the braids and tied back into a loose side ponytail.
On the plus side, she wasn't wearing makeup.
Could this day get any odder? Piper thought.
Just when she thought the day couldn't get that much stranger, a familiar Disney Hercules song started.
Sing. a voice, Piper recognized as her mother's, whispered.
So, she did.
If there's a prize for rotten judgmentI guess I've already won thatNo man is worth the aggravationThat's ancient history, been there, done that!
And just when things couldn't get weirder, Annabeth, Drew, Lacy, Katie, and Juniper suddenly came out of nowhere and sang the next part.
Who'd 'ya think you're kiddin'He's the Earth and heaven to youTry to keep it hiddenHoney, we can see right through youGirl, ya can't conceal itWe know how ya feel andWho you're thinking of
Piper raised an eyebrow at her friends(and one frenemy) as Lacy coaxed her to sing the next part. She gave them the talk-to-the-hand gesture, walking back towards her cabin. The other girls quickly followed, pulling her back.
(Piper)No chance, no wayI won't say it, no, no
Annabeth, being the only one other than Piper who didn't seem to being enjoying this, smiled sympathetically at her friend before singing the next part.
(Annabeth)You swoon, you sighwhy deny it, uh-oh
Piper scowled. She did not swoon or sigh! She rolled her eyes, deciding to make another beeline towards the Aphrodite Cabin, but as she got farther away from the music, it got louder.
Aphrodite's doing, obviously.
(Piper)It's too clichéI won't say I'm in love
Lacy shook her head while rolling her eyes at Piper's stubbornness. She was a daughter of Aphrodite; these kind of things came naturally to her.
(Piper)I thought my heart had learned its lessonIt feels so good when you start outMy head is screaming get a grip, girlUnless you're dying to cry your heart outOh
Okay, that part was true. Piper did have something inside of her screaming to get a hold of herself and stop acting like a daughter of Aphrodite- er a normal daughter of Aphrodite.
(Katie)You keep on denyingWho you are and how you're feelingBaby, we're not buying
Hon, we saw ya hit the ceilingFace it like a grown-upWhen ya gonna own upThat ya got, got, got it bad
Almost over. Piper thought, breathing a sigh of relief.
(Piper)No chance, now wayI won't say it, no, no
Give up, give in
Check the grin you're in love
Piper had a look on her face that said What grin? Lacy smiled sheepishly.
(Piper)This scene won't play,I won't say I'm in love
(Juniper)You're doin flips read our lipsYou're in love
Doing flips? Piper mused. Ah, I don't think so.
(Piper)You're way off baseI won't say itGet off my caseI won't say it
The daughter of Aphrodite sighed. Maybe, just maybe, she did lo-like Jason.
(All 5)Girl, don't be proudIt's O.K. you're in love
NO! Piper mentally screamed. She had been dreading the final stanza of the song. She sighed, before singing it.
(Piper)OhAt least out loud,I won't say I'm in love
Piper sighed, finally reaching her cabin and plopping down on her bed. Annabeth smiled, a rare thing nowadays, sitting down on her bed.
"SHE'S IN LOVE WITH WHO?"
"Leo," Travis repeated, a smug smile on his face. This obviously was going well.
"Piper. In love. With Leo." Jason repeated, dumbstruck.
"Yeah," Will agreed. "That's what we said the first, oh I don't know, thousand times."
"Get over it, man! Piper likes Leo! Why would you care anyway?" Travis said, exasperated.
"Um, ah, gah…"
"You like her don't you." Will deadpanned. Jason nodded, sheepishly rubbing his neck.
"You're screwed, Jason." Travis said, shaking his head.
"I know I am." the son of Jupiter groaned. He sat down on a bench, burying his head in his hands. "I'm an idiot."
"Like we didn't know that," Will muttered, taking a seat next to him. "Look, do you want to impress Piper or not?"
"Of course!" Jason said, his voice muffled.
"Then, ask her out!" Travis yelled.
"Girls hate it when we take to long to ask them out, trust me." Will agreed.
"And you two would know this how?"
"Katie." said Travis at the same time Will said "Drew."
"Besides," Will continued. "Just look at Percy."
"Uh, I kinda can't." Jason reminded.
"Oh. Right, he wasn't here when Percabeth got together." Travis said. "Oops."
"Anyway, that's not the point. From what Drew told me, girls don't like making the first move." Will added.
"What does this have to do with Piper?"
Travis let out an exasperated sigh. "Look, she's eventually going to get tired of waiting."
"It took Percy four years to ask Annabeth out." Jason pointed out, a smirk on his face.
"He's Percy, for the gods' sake!" Travis groaned. "He, according to Annabeth, has seaweed in his head!"
"I'm guessing that's where Seaweed Brain came from." Jason mused, a small smile on his face.
Will nodded. "Yeah, and I'm surprised Piper hasn't nicknamed you yet. Girls like Piper and Annabeth tend to nickname the guys they like."
"Again, you would know this how?"
The son of Apollo shrugged. "That's what you get when you're dating a daughter of Aphrodite."
"Well," Jason pondered. "Piper has called me Sparky once…"
"Sparky." Travis repeated, smirking. "Almost as bad as Seaweed Brain." The son of Jupiter scowled.
"Okay, we're getting way off base here." Will finally said. "According to Drew and Lacy, this," He motioned to Jason's orange camp t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers. "Is unacceptable. Don't you have any other clothes?"
Jason gave him an irritated look. "Let's see," he said dryly. "About six months ago, I showed up in the middle of nowhere without my memory. Did I mention that my patron goddess decided to take me from my home and exchange me with my cousin?"
"I'm going to take that as a no." Travis deadpanned. "Well, we could always talk to the Aphrodite boys."
"No!" Jason protested quickly. "Don't you guys have something 'decent'?"
"Define how decent." Will said.
"Something good for a first date, I don't really care!"
"Eh," Travis mused, grinning smugly. "I might have something up my sleeve."
With Piper, Drew, Annabeth, Katie, & Lacy
"May I please go now?" Annabeth asked, an annoyed look on her face. "I told Leo I'd go help him with the Argo II."
"Oh, I wouldn't worry about Leo." Drew whispered dismissively. "He's in on this little plan too." She cut off another strand of Piper's uneven brown hair.
"Is this really necessary?" Piper asked, scowling.
"You cut your hair with safety scissors." Lacy reminded. "Safety scissors."
"Look," Drew said. "If you want to look good for Jason, you're going to have to cooperate."
"What happened to the old, annoying Drew? You know, the one that hated my guts and wanted Jason all to herself?" Piper questioned.
Drew smirked. "Will Solace happened."
"Hey," Katie said suddenly. "How's that going?"
The daughter of Aphrodite beamed. "Great. He's so cute and sweet!"
"You are acting so out of character." Piper said, shaking her head.
"Love makes you do crazy things."
"So," Piper said. "You're saying the only reason you hated me was because I liked Jason?"
"More or less." Drew said, cutting another strand off. "That, and I wasn't exactly thrilled about you taking my place as counselor."
"I was." Lacy muttered. Drew sent a dirty look towards the younger daughter of Aphrodite.
"There," Drew said finally. "Now your hair looks like it actually was cut in a style. Now, it's time to curl it."
"Um, Drew?" Lacy said. "I think you should curl it for her date, not the invitation to the date."
"Am I the only one who feels out of place?" Katie muttered to Annabeth.
The daughter of Athena shook her head. "No, I don't even know why we're here."
"Moral support, maybe?"
"Sure, let's go with that."
"Clothes time!" Lacy squealed, pulling Piper to her feet.
"Oh gods," the older daughter of Aphrodite moaned.
Drew smirked at Piper. "You want to look good for Jason, don't you?"
"Sure you do!" Lacy said brightly. "You did say you were in love with him!"
"No, I didn't!" Piper reminded. "That was the last line to the freaking song!"
"But," Drew reminded, a smug look on her face. "You chose to sing along to the song."
"Only because Mom told me to!"
"How would you know what Mom sounds like?" Drew challenged.
"Okay," Annabeth intervened. "Is this going to go on all day? Because I seriously have some things to do. We're supposed to be leaving for the Roman camp in like a week, and I want to make sure the Argo II is alright."
"No," Drew answered. "This won't take too long as long as Piper cooperates." She pushed Piper towards the Aphrodite Cabin's large closet.
"When did I agree to this?"
"When you finished the song, dear!" Lacy cried happily, following her older siblings into the large closet.
"Wanna make a break for it?" Annabeth suggested, a mischievous grin on her face.
"Duh!" Katie exclaimed, getting up.
"Don't even think about it!" Piper called from inside the closet.
"Too late!" Annabeth called back, a smug smirk on her face.
With Jason & the Guys
"Okay," Travis said, grinning mischievously. "You'll wear this when you ask her out, and you'll wear this when you go on the actual date with her."
"Where did you get a suit?" Jason questioned curiously.
"If I told you, I would have to kill you."
"I'm willing to take that chance."
"Not the point," Will intervened. "Okay, being a son of Apollo, I have to suggest that you serenade her."
"Serenade," the son of Apollo repeated. "Sing a love song to her. Girls like it when guys do that."
"Um… Piper doesn't." the son of Jupiter pointed out.
"'Course she does!" Travis exclaimed, grinning. "All girls like that!"
"Annabeth and Piper don't…"
"Again, of course they do! They just don't show it!"
"But, I sing terribly." Jason added. "I sound like a dying walrus."
"It's the thought that counts, buddy." Will said, patting him on the back. "Now, I suggest you sing a Bruno Mars song."
"Gasp! You don't know who Bruno Mars is?" Travis asked in mock shock.
"Just half a year ago, I barely knew who I was." Jason reminded.
"I'm thinking Again or Count On Me." Will mused. "What do you think, Travis?"
"Again for sure," the son of Hermes said.
"Yeah, I like that one too."
"I don't even know that song!" Jason cried.
Travis sighed. "Go get the CD, Will."
With Piper & the Girls
"Ugh, I hate you."
"It's cute!" Lacy argued.
"But it's so… girly."
"That's the point." Drew deadpanned. "It's not that bad."
"It's itchy." Piper added. "And these shorts are way too short."
"Piper," Lacy said finally. "You were born with legs, so use them!"
"You act way older than twelve, you know."
"I'm so glad that Drew and Lacy were giving Travis a makeover, not me." Katie muttered. "Piper actually let me chose my own clothes."
"Yeah, Silena forced me into clothes similar to Piper's." Annabeth muttered. "Remember the fireworks of '08?"
"Oh yeah, the year with the Myrmekes." Katie reminisced.
"Yup," the daughter of Athena agreed. "Silena put me in a navy blue strapless top, white shorts, and red Converse. She wanted me to wear red high heels."
"I look like a prostitute!" Piper groaned, looking in the mirror. She was wearing a shimmering, silver, one-shoulder tank top, dark-washed denim short shorts, silver high heels, and a silver head band.
"Nah, we're just bringing out the inner Aphrodite girl in you." Drew corrected.
"Besides," Lacy added. "You look pretty!"
"Oh, so I didn't look pretty yesterday?"
"Oh no," the younger daughter of Aphrodite added quickly. "You did. It's just, you looked… tomboyish." Piper rolled her eyes as someone knocked on the door.
"And that," Drew said, smirking. "Would be Jason."
"Oh gods," Piper said. "Do I have to?"
"Yes." the two daughters of Aphrodite said in unison, pushing their half-sister towards the door.
Piper reluctantly opened the door, seeing Jason outside. "Oh, hey Jason."
The son of Jupiter's jaw dropped, and he stared at Piper in awe.
"O-oh, h-hi Piper." he stuttered. "Aphrodite strikes again, eh?"
"No, just Drew and Lacy." Piper said, smiling.
"D-do you wanna go out sometime?"
Piper's lips curled into a wide smile, and she nodded. "O-of course! When?"
"Is tonight alright?"
The daughter of Aphrodite, nodded, a small smile on her face. "Sure, that's fine by me. Formal or non-formal?"
"Eh," Jason said. "Semiformal, I guess."
"Alright," Piper said. "See you then, I guess?"
"Sure. Later, Piper."
"Later, Jason." Piper closed the door, sighing.
"So, I'll take that as you two have a date?" Lacy questioned. Piper nodded.
"Makeover time," the younger daughter of Aphrodite said, grinning at Drew.
AN: Also, please check out my new story, Opposite, which is about the Romans adventures while Percy & the gang are on the quests! Thanks & review!