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It's been three weeks since the Rachel incident. She tries to give me death glares, but nothing compares to Thalia's Death Glare.

Percy has become my best guy friend. I do like him more than a friend though, but I don't know what to do. He flirts with me, He's caring, funny and HOT and I flirt back. But does the seaweed brain do anything about it? NO.

He inspired one of my latest songs Hot & Cold. It's been a hit all over the radio and MTV.

Only Thalia knows I like him. This cannot be good.


*BEEP*BEEP*

I put my alarm on snooze. Ah five more minutes of bliss.

Those five minutes ended very quickly.

I trudged out of bed and made my way to the bathroom. I had a nice steaming hot shower.

I'm not big on dresses but I have a few comfy ones. I decided to wear one that wasn't too show-y. It was a blue and white striped dress with a red belt that went above my waist. I wore blue ballet flats with it. I decided to let my hair down today.

On my way to Thalia's house I picked up two iced Mocha Chocca coffees.

As I pulled up at Thalia's house I heard yelling, I couldn't hear much but I heard something along the lines of 'I'm going to be late, Jason! Give me my shoe back. I'm sorry okay? I won't call Piper your girlfriend anymore!'

I waited two more minutes and Thalia came out looking a little annoyed.

She had a purple shirt on that had a tomato looking up at a bottle of ketchup and saying 'This is so messed up' with light blue faded jeans, almost white and a pair of purple vans.

"Hey, sorry I took so long. Jason went all crazy on me for calling Piper his girlfriend. It's so obvious they like each other." Thalia told me as she was getting into my car.

"No problemo Thals and I totally agree with the whole Piper thing. If he likes her he should tell her."

"Okay, you should tell Percy then." She replied with an evil smirk.

"Drink your coffee and shut up" I replied and handed her, her drink.


We found everybody in the cafeteria.

We greeted everyone. We managed to start at 'What's being served for lunch today' to 'Justin Bieber is in the hospital – he fell off a ladder trying to reach puberty'.

Soon Silena asked, "So who is your celebrity crush?"

Bianca said "Zac Efron." A few boys pulled their faces at that.

"Yeah, I agree with Bianca." Silena told them. Katie and Juniper nodded.

"I don't know." I told them and Thalia agreed with me.

"I like that Thalia Grace. She has an amazing voice and is super hot." Nico replied while staring dreamy eyed. Thalia had a slight pink tint to her cheeks. Connor and Grover seemed to agree with him.

"No way man, that Annabeth Chase is way hotter." Percy told him. Now it was my turn to blush. Travis and Beckendorf seemed to agree.

"I guess that Emily Osment chick is quite nice." Chris told us with a shrug.

"They're all little stuck up bitches. They would never even look at us let alone talk to us because they think they are all high and mighty. Especially that Thalia and Annabeth girls. The press seems to love them and everybody says they're so down to earth but I don't believe it." Clarisse told us.

I watched Thalia's fist clench and I knew mine were the exact same.

Before anybody could say anything we were interrupted by Mr. Brunner, our history teacher, on the little stage. He had to adjust the microphone because he was in a wheelchair.

"Good morning, students" he sounded way too happy for this early in the morning.

"Morning." Came the mumbled reply.

"The friday in three weeks there will be a dance. It's mandatory and please it is formal attire. No jeans and sneakers." With that said he wheeled himself off the stage.

There were a few groans.


It's been two weeks since the announcement about the dance was made. That means there is only two weeks left and sure, I've been asked by a lot of boys but not the guy I wanted to go with.

Every time someone came up to me and asked me to the dance Percy's face had a look of jealousy or disappointment and when I say "No" his whole face lights up, but he never asks me.

Nico asked Thalia.

Travis asked Katie.

Chris asked Clarisse.

Beckendorf asked Silena obviously

Grover asked Juniper

Connor asked Bianca (Bianca didn't know how to say no)

That leaves Percy and I, but does he ask me? NO!

I guess it's understandable. I'm not hot like those other girls that show way too much skin and wear way to short shorts. But I know that Percy isn't a guy that's into that. Well I hope not.


The bell signaling that the school day is over had just rung and I was so relieved yet so disappointed at the same time. There's only one and a half weeks left until the dance and he still hasn't asked me, but Luke has asked me four times now.

I was brought out of my daydream by a tanned hand snapping fingers in front of my face. I looked up to find the greened eyed boy I've been crushing on for about a month staring at me with a cute lopsided grin.

"Hey, sorry spaced out." I told him

"You were probably just thinking about me weren't you?" he said jokingly.

"You have no idea" I mumbled under my breath.

"Sorry, what you say?"

"I said, you wish" I quickly lied

"Uh… yeah" he looked kind of disappointed.

There was an awkward silence for about five minutes as we walked to our lockers and put our books back.

"So are you going this afternoon? To the new pizza place I mean." He asked as we were walking out of the school building.

"Yeah. Tina and I will meet you there." I told him.

"Well I got to go see you later."

"You too."

I found Thalia talking to Nico outside close to my car.

"Hey guys."

"Hey Annie." Thalia greeted me

"Hey." Came Nico's reply

"So Nico you gonna drive with us to the pizza place?" I asked

"Thanks but no thanks. I've already got a lift from Percy. See you guys later."

"Bye Nico." We both told him.

"So did kelp head ask you?" she asked me

"No." I quietly replied then got in the car.

The rest of the drive was quiet. We arrived at the pizza place in ten minutes. When we walked in and found everyone already there.

We greeted them and Thalia and I sat next to each other. Percy sat straight in front of me. Great.

We ordered two large pizzas – One spare rib and one pepperoni.

"Next up is Annabeth Chase's newest hit - Hot & Cold" the radio announced.

You change your mind like a girl changes clothes
Yeah, you change your mind like a girl I would know
And you always think, always speak cryptically
I should know that you're no good for me

'Cause you're hot and you're cold
You're yes and you're no
You're in and you're out
You're up and you're down

You're wrong when it's right
You're black and it's white
We fight, we break up
We hug, we make up

You, you don't really wanna stay, no
But you, you don't really wanna go, oh

'Cause you're hot and you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in and you're out
You're up and you're down

We used to be just like twins, so in sync
The same energy now's a dead battery
Used to laugh 'bout nothing, now you're plain boring
I should know that you're not gonna change

'Cause you're hot and you're cold
You're yes and you're no
You're in and you're out
You're up and you're down

You're wrong when it's right
You're black and it's white
We fight, we break up
We hug, we make up

You, you don't really wanna stay, no
But you, you don't really wanna go, oh

You're hot and you're cold
You're yes and you're no
You're in and you're out
You're up and you're down

Someone call the doctor
Got a case of a love disorder
Stuck on a roller coaster
Can't get off this ride

You change your mind like a girl changes clothes

'Cause you're hot and you're cold
You're yes and you're no
You're in and you're out
You're up and you're down

You're wrong when it's right
You're black and it's white
We fight, we break up
We hug, we make up

You, you don't really wanna stay, no
But you, you don't really wanna go, oh

You're hot and you're cold
You're yes and you're no
You're in and you're out
You're up and you're down

I hadn't noticed I was singing along until the end. I opened my eyes and found all my friends staring at me.

"Uh…." Came my smart and witty reply

"That was amazing. You sounded just like her." Silena told me. I could see Bianca looking at me suspiciously.

"So what dress are you going to wear to the dance, Silena?" I asked quickly to change the subject.

"I'm going to wear a pink….." and then I zoned out. I could tell Bianca was still looking at me.

"So who are you going with to the dance?" Katie asked me. I noticed Percy's head snap in my direction.

"I don't know a few guys have asked me. A few more than once but I guess I just don't want to go with them" I told her – the truth but not the whole truth

"Well I heard that Brian, the super hot senior, wants to ask you." Silena gushed. Percy looked a little disappointed but I'm probably wrong.

"I'll probably just say no to him too." I sighed

I didn't really talk much for the rest of the meal. At six o'clock it was time to go. I was about to go to the parking lot when Percy asked if he can speak to me.

"Hey Tina, go right ahead, I'll be there soon." I told Thalia while throwing my keys to her.

"So- uh I was – uhm – wondering…" He rubbed his neck with his hand – a thing he does when his nervous, but why?

"Yes…?"

"Uh… will you go to the dance with me?" he said really quietly I could hardly hear it.

YES! Play it cool Annabeth, Play it cool!

Before I could respond he said, "You don't have to I understand" and he started to turn around

I caught his wrist and he turned slowly to me.

"Of course I'll go with you, Seaweed Brain" I smiled

"Thanks WiseGirl" he smiled and then surprised me by hugging me.

"Pleasure." I tried hiding my blush from the close contact

Just then Tina honked.

"Gotta go see you tomorrow" I told him and without thinking I gave him a peck on the check and started walking to the car.

"uh…B-bye" I heard him mumble.

I walked to the car and I found Thalia listening to Florence and The Machine – Dog Days playing at full blast

"So why you look happy?" Thalia asked me, eyeing me suspiciously

"Nothing much… just got asked to the dance" I tried trying to act unfazed

"By who?"

"By whom"

"ANNABETH!"

"Sorry! Damn… Percy asked me." I couldn't help the smile creeping on my face

The next thing I know Thalia lunges herself at me and squeezes the life out of me.

"I knew he would" she says happily

"How?"

"My pure awesomeness"

"Thalia?"

"Fine Nico told me but you couldn't let me have a moment"

"No, now get off me people are starting to look at us funny."


Hey sorry I didn't update yesterday. Internet was down.

I just got some really bad news - the exams have been moved up by a week and i don't have one day off.

But i'll be able to maybe update once and after the 17th November I am done with TENTH GRADE! =)

Yay!

Xx