"You know, Percy, I love you," Annabeth remarked later that night as they sat beside the ocean.

"What?" He asked, spitting out the sprite the Stoll twins had gotten for them.

"You're my best friend, Perce, of course I love you. I love Thalia too. And I, well, I loved Luke at some point."

She turned her face away and wondered how Percy would take it.

He hugged her. "I love you too, Annabeth. Best friends forever?"

"Duh, Seaweed Brain," Annabeth laughed, "Bffls, or whatever the heck that is. Are you ready to head in? Your nose can't be comfortable."

He rubbed it. "It does sting, but I have a better idea."

"Better idea? Like what."

"Like this," he said. He leaned down so his lips were only an inch from hers.

"Percy, what are you doing?" Annabeth asked. She felt her heart beat faster.

"What do you think?" He replied. She could feel his breath on her lips.

"You can't answer a question with a question," Annabeth said. Percy had to hurry; she would figure it out soon.

He beckoned the salty ocean water in. The two teens were drenched in seconds.

"PERCY JACKSON!" Annabeth shouted. Percy thought it was probably all just talk, and she wasn't really mad at him, but it was safer for him to just run.

He took off and she ran after him.

When you're the best of friends

Having so much fun together

You're not even aware, you're such a funny pair

You're the best of friends

Life's a happy game

You could clown around forever

Neither one of you sees, your natural boundaries

Life's one happy game

If only the world wouldn't get in the way

If only people would just let you play

They say you're both being fools

You're breaking all the rules

They can't understand your magic wonderland

Hu-hu-hu

When you're the best of friends

Sharing all that you discover

When that moment has passed, will that friendship last?

Who can say if there's a way?

Oh I hope . . . I hope it never ends

'Cause you're the best of friends

"Thalia, after I kill Percy I'm killing you!" Annabeth called. She was normally faster than Percy, but her clothes were soaking, and he had dried his.

Thalia took off running in the other direction. Annabeth let her go. She had bigger fish to fry.

I'm sorry. *cringes* It's been a really, really long time. Real life got in the way. I almost got a D in Algebra. Yeah… real life. Anyway, I still need suggestions. I don't completely love this, but it is mostly dialogue. As for the almost-kiss… it just wasn't time. They might have a few more almost kisses, but… yeah, I'll figure it out.

I am going to finish this, I promise. So… yeah.

I don't own PJO or Best Friends