Disclaimer: I don't own PJO.


Nico pulled Thalia's blindfold off, while Percy got rid of Annabeth's.

"Oh, Seaweed Brain, it's gorgeous!" Annabeth exclaimed, looking up at the mountain they were currently standing at the base of.

"What about me?" Nico pouted, "I helped."

"Sure Death Boy, thanks."

"Shut up, Pinecone Face, just shut up."

"But why did you take us here?" Annabeth asked in confusion.

"Think, Wise Girl. It'll come to you," Percy snickered.

Suddenly it dawned on Thalia.

"Oh, duh!" She yelled, "How did I not remember this?"

"What?" Annabeth asked in confusion.

"It's July 23…" Nico hinted.

Annabeth stared at him in confusion before sighing," My birthday."

Percy nodded happily and tackled her in a fierce hug, "You're finally 18!"

"I feel so young," Nico moaned, hugging her too.

"I'm still 17 too," Percy reminded him, giving the emo kid a partial noogie.

"But your birthday is on August 18. I have to wait until January 28."

"Think about it this way," Annabeth suggested, "You're finally 17."

"Why Nico," Thalia said cruelly, "You're a geezer."

None of them noticed that Percy had snuck off.

"Thalia, get back here!" Nico yelled while he chased Thalia.

Annabeth was laughing and leaning into…thin air. She was shocked when she fell over, since Percy was always there for her to lean onto whenever she needed help. She hadn't thought of it that was, but really, he was the most dependable of their group. If she needed a good sport for a video game, he would play. If she had a bad day and needed a shoulder t cry on, he would be that shoulder. Suddenly Annabeth realized that she hadn't always been there for him and felt terrible. She was a horrible best friend…

"Wise Girl, are you okay?" a familiar voice asked.

Annabeth nodded and pretended that she meant to just sit on the ground in the first place, but Percy wasn't fooled.

"Come on Annabeth," he pleaded, "Both of us know you're upset, but why are you upset."

"I don't think we should be friends anymore," she said softly, pushing herself out of his lap. That's strange…how did she end up there? But anyway, once she was up, she ran, heading for the road, and conveniently forgetting that she didn't have a car.

Annabeth's words echoed in Percy's mind as he sat there, stunned. I don't think we should be friends anymore. But why? Was it something he did? He didn't think he did anything out of the ordinary…but you never know.

"Thalia! Nico!" Percy yelled at his other two friends.

"What?" Thalia snapped, still running from Nico.

"Annabeth just ran off! She doesn't want to be my friend anymore!" Percy called, feeling like a two year old.

I don't think we should be friends anymore. I don't think we should be friends anymore. I don't think we should be friends anymore…

"I'll get her," Thalia sighed.

"No," Percy decided, "I'll go. I'm the one she's mad at, anyway."

"Why is she mad at you?" Nico asked curiously.

"I have no idea," Percy replied, starting off down the path Annabeth had taken.

"Do you-" Thalia started.

"Yeah," Nico said, already guessing.

"Wise Girl!"

"I can't explain!"



"Can you just-"

"No, I can't try!"

Finally he caught up with her enough to grab her arm.

"Annabeth," he snarled, "Just tell me."

To his surprise, tears began running down her face.

"Oh my god," he said, "Did I hurt you? I'm so sorry! Annabeth, sweetie, what's wrong?"

"Y-you're just so good. You're always there for me and it feels so good and I'm a horrible friend, and-"

"Annabeth," he cut her off, "You're the most amazing friend a guy could ask for. Don't ever change, please."

"P-Percy," Annabeth blubbered.

Suddenly Percy stepped forward and swung her into a passionate kiss. He had no idea why he did it, it just felt right.

Both of them expressed everything in that one kiss, that kiss that changed everything. There was fear, longing, hopelessness, and joy, euphoric joy. For two halves of one heart had been united. That one small motion of mouth against mouth, changed everything.

Looking back on this... it sucks, and is really OOC. I'm going to take have to wait a really, really long time before I can make this one look good. So, as of now, it's on hiatus. I didn't want to do this, and I debated it with myself for hours, but I think I have to. Only a good writer could save this, and I'm not one. I just know what the masses want.

Again, I'm really, really sorry.

On a brighter note, I'm working on several new stories, and hope that you vote on my profile for which one you want! Each one will probably be finished... okay, none of them will be thought out past the first chapter. But I'm going to start working on one right now, and hopefully get it done. Then I will pick another at random and try to finish it.