AN: Hello people of Fanfiction! I have read a lot of stories about one of the characters getting nightmares and another character comforting them. But, I wanted to do something a little different and this popped into my head! I wasn't originally going to write this but I knew that it would start to bother me if I didn't so here it is. This is my first story so sorry if it sucks. Reviews would be great, flames will be ignored.
Me:I'm a 12 year old girl, Rick Riordan is a 47 year old man. 'nuff said.
"NO!" Percy sat up straight in his bunk, a cold sweat covering his body.
He had just had another nightmare. Annabeth was being killed in gruesome, horrible ways and he was being forced to watch. Unable to move or speak.
He had been having nightmares like this every night for a couple of weeks now. Most of them had to do with the prophecy or Annabeth. They had been going out for a year now and both were almost seventeen.
Percy looked at the clock. 1:30 a.m.
He knew he wouldn't be able to sleep after this so he got up and took a shower so the water would calm him down.
I bolted up straight in my bed, my breathing heaving and uneven, and tears streaming down my face. One thing I hate about being a demigod, the nightmares, like the one I just had. It was horrible, I had been reliving the time when Ethan Nakamura (spelling?) almost hit Percy's mortal spot. Except this time, I wasn't able to save him.
I know it was stupid of me but I wanted to go see if Percy was ok. After looking at the clock and wiping my tears, I tried to talk myself out of it, but I could tell that I wasn't going to be able to sleep if I didn't. All I'll do is just walk to his cabin, look inside, walk back, and go to sleep.
I put on my shoes and invisibility cap and set out, careful to avoid all the creaky floorboards and steps. The weather was nice and I let my feet carry me from memory to Cabin 3. While walking I realized that he might have locked the door and I wouldn't be able to look inside anyway. Cursing myself for not thinking of that, I carefully tried turning the doorknob. The door slowly opened and I cringed at the creak of the hinges. I carefully peered in to see if he was still asleep but it was dark and I couldn't see.
Slowly I walked in and as my eyes adjusted to the light I saw the truth. He wasn't there.
I panicked, thinking of ways that he could have gotten hurt or killed. The images going through my head didn't really help me calm down and I felt fresh tears spring up in my eyes. I sat down on his bed and started sobbing, cursing myself for being so vulnerable.
All of a sudden, I heard his voice.
"Annabeth?" he asked.
I jumped up and tackled him with a hug, crying into his shoulder. He started whispering comforting words in my ear and led me to his bed so that I was sitting in his lap.
"What's wrong Annabeth?" he asked.
I was still crying so it was hard to speak, but I managed to choke out, "I-I had a-a nightmare, and- and it g-got me w-worried so I came to ch-check on you but w-when I came in you w-weren't here and I p-panicked."
He wiped my tears and pulled me closer. "Don't worry Annabeth I'm fine, I'm here." He hesitated then asked. "What happened in your nightmare?"
"Y-you g-got stabbed i-in your mortal s-spot by E-Ethan and I-I wasn't able to s-save you this t-time."
"Annabeth you know that didn't happen." he whispered.
"But what if it does one day?"
"How do you know?"
"I don't" he admitted. "But I do know that I'm going to be careful, and that we always got each others back."
I nodded, still not fully reassured. But I soon (almost) forgot about it when Percy surprised me with his question.
"Annabeth, do you trust me?"
"Can I take you somewhere?"
Okay, now I'm really confused. "Where would we go at...2 AM?"
"Just trust me. Oh um, you're going to have to change into a swimsuit. Meet me at the beach."
"Wait, Percy where are you taking me? Why do I have to wear a swimsuit!" I tried to ask but he was already out the door.
Rolling my eyes I stepped out of the cabin and headed to Cabin 6
I slowly opened the door to a symphony of snores. Creeping siliently to the my trunk, I noticed that one of the new younger campers was breathing strangely. Looking closer I was able to tell that she was faking being asleep. I went over and softly put my hand on her shoulder.
She jumped up and covered her mouth so she wouldn't scream. Now that she was sitting up I could tell who it was. Heather. A couple days ago Percy and I rescued a seven year old girl from an alleyway. She was a runaway like me, but she seemed to be distancing herself away from everyone. This could be my chance to get closer to her. ***
"You should be asleep. What's wrong Heather?" I whispered. She looked at my warily.
"Come on, you know you can tell me anything." I encouraged. She still hesitated. I looked at the clock, I didn't want to be late for Percy but Heather needed my help. Looking at the clock one more time, I sighed and sat down on the bed next to her.
"Heather, did you know that I ran away when I was your age too?"
She looked at me in slight surprise and shook her head no.
"Well I did, and I acted like you too. I would only really talk to one person, and the only reason I talked to him was because he was with me when I ran away." I sighed, thinking about the horrible first weeks here.
"What changed that?" Heather asked.
"You see the guy on that bunk over there?" I said while pointing at Malcolm. She nodded.
"That's Malcolm right?"
"Right. Well, one night, I had a really really bad nightmare and I woke up crying. His bunk is right next to mine, so he heard me and he tried to comfort me. I didn't want to trust him, but it kept happening and he kept comforting me and I eventually did. After that, he and my old friend convinced me to try being friends with more people and that's what happened."
She hesitated and I could tell something was on her mind.
"What's on your mind Heather?"
She looked at my warily and I sighed, remembering how similar my actions were at her age.
"Heather you know you can trust me. If you don't want to talk to me, I can take you to Percy." Percy was pretty much the only person she was relatively comfortable being with.
I was about to give up when she started talking. What she said surprised me even more.
"What if no one wants to be with me. Everyone's older and they already have friends."
I sat there in shock. I was expecting a lot of responses but that was definitely not one that I thought I'd hear. From what I'd seen and heard from Heather so far I'd figured she would be more like me. Guess not. That's actually a good thing. I wouldn't want her to be betrayed like I was.
Then I remembered that she was waiting for my response.
"Heather, don't be silly. After everyone saw you they were adoring over you." She blushed. "Plus, Percy and I are always going to be there for you. If you'd only talk to people then you'd see how nice almost everyone is. It's not like I'm asking you to spill all your deepest secrets and emotions to every person you see."
She laughed slightly, then suddenly hugged me. I hugged her back tightly and stroked her hair. She let go after a while and lied back down on her bed. Taking a slight risk, I lightly kissed her forehead.
"Go to sleep now. Tomorrow you, me, and Percy will go out and just hang out. Okay?" I told her.
She nodded and turned over, her eyes already closing.
I looked at the clock. 2:54. Shit, it's been an hour! I quickly grabbed the first swim suit I could find from my trunk and quickly changed. I ran out the door and hoped Percy hasn't completely freaked out.
I ran over to the beach as fast as I could. Percy was pacing back and forth on the shore, muttering to himself.
"Percy!" I called out. He whipped around and tackled me with a hug.
"I was worried. Where were you?" he asked
"I know I'm late. I'm sorry. Heather woke up from a nightmare and I had to comfort her. Oh and while we're on that topic; tomorrow you, Heather, and I are going to hang out together."
"Oh, is she okay?" he asked.
"Yeah she's fine. So what is this place that you want to take me to?" I asked.
He shot me a lopsided grin and said, "You're just going to have to wait and see. Follow me."
He held out his hand and I rolled my eyes. I took his hand and walked with him into the ocean until we were shoulder deep. He stopped and turned towards me.
"Hold on to my neck, we're going to go really far out." Percy said.
Reluctantly I wrapped my arms around his neck. We went a little farther out and submerged completely. He made a small air bubble around my mouth so that I could breath and somehow manipulated the currents to shoot us through the water.
After a while, we slowed down and we broke the surface. I looked around for the shore of camp and was alarmed at how far away we were. The shore was barely visible.
Looking around some more, I saw that we were surrounded by small black cliffs jutting out from the water. They were smooth and shiny, with a bumpy shape. Large waves crashed over them, spraying us.
I realized my mouth had fallen open in surprise and quickly shut it.
"Percy, when did you find these?" I asked
"I get a lot of nightmares so I always go in the ocean to calm me down and well...I look around and I find some pretty interesting things. You'd be shocked at some of the places that I've found in the forest on nights like this." He replied.
When I didn't reply he pulled my closer and said, "Come on. I still haven't taken you where I wanted to."
He pulled me along towards one of the slightly larger cliffs. As we got closer I saw a small hole in the side. Percy guided me to the hole.
"Stay here. I need to make sure you can get in there safely." He said. I nodded and he swam off.
After a couple seconds, he reappeared.
"You're going to have to hold your breath for a couple seconds but we can get through. Come on."
He grabbed my hand and pulled me through the hole. I held my breath and let him guide me. When we resurfaced I gasped at what I saw.
There was a dim, blue glow around all the walls. There was no roof to the cave so we were able to see all the stars perfectly. Some water from the waves fell over through the roof, creating a small, intermittent waterfall. The water was got more shallow as it got closer to the walls, a small sand shore was able to be seen.
"This is...amazing!" I exclaimed.
Percy smiled at me and took my hand, leading me closer to the small shore. He leaned up against the wall and pulled me towards him. I sat back and kissed his cheek before snuggling into his shoulder. He wrapped his arm around my waist and kissed the top of my head.
We sat there in silence. Both of us content with just being in each others arms. Yet, no matter how much I loved it when we were like this, my ADHD made me very bored, very fast.
"Hey Percy?" I asked.
I jumped up out of his arms and quickly splashed him in the face.
He stared at me shocked, still completely dry. Oops, that probably wasn't the best idea.
He smiled. "You're gonna regret doing that."
He sent a massive wave straight into my face. We continued splashing each other for a long time. Percy obviously won but we both still had fun. Now we were just lying down next to each other on the shore; staring at the stars.
I relived the things that had happened to me since I had woken up. I got closer to Heather, who had just woken up from a nightmare, just had a ton of fun at this new apparent secret hideout Percy had found because of his frequent nightmares, and I can't even remember what my nightmare was about. Maybe, just maybe, nightmares could be a good thing.
A/N: Hello again peoples! I think I might write another chapter just for the hell of it. I'll write another one if I get a review for it. Anyway, I would love some cc since this is my first story. I personally don't like how it turned out. When I was writing it, I sort of started doing random things that I hadn't planned.
***I'm planning on writing a story on how they found Heather but I'm not sure yet.