A/N: I'm SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SORRY! I haven't updated in soooo long and I apologize. It's just stupid exams. Because of that, my brother used the laptop a lot and I couldn't update. Anyways…
Well, this might be the last chapter. I'm sad. But I promise I'll write more Percabeth fanfics!
Anyways, previously in the last chapter…
"Mr. Percy?" They asked. I nodded. "Mr. Chiron asked for you to come to the Big House. He said it was important."
I immediately thought of Annabeth. I jumped out of my seat and ran towards the Big House, yelling my thanks to the kid on the way over.
I burst through the screen door and sped walked over to where Annabeth lied on the couch.
I sat down beside her and looked at her face. Suddenly, her eyelids slowly started to open…
My eyes felt like they were glued together.
It took all my eyelid strength to get them opened.
Bright light shined in my eyes and I had to blink multiple times to get used to the light. I brought my hands up to my eyes and rubbed them until I could see clearly. What I saw was Percy's face close to mine with a goofy smile of excitement plastered on his face.
I looked behind him and saw Chiron looking at me with wide eyes and surprise.
"Annabeth." Percy breathed in astonishment, leaning a bit back to give me some room.
"What's going on?" I asked with a confused look. Percy's face instantly dropped and he backed away with hast.
"No." He whispered. "DAMN IT!" He screamed and kicked a chair near him, having it fly across the room. He glumly sat down and put his face in his hands.
"Percy, are you okay?" I asked softly. Suddenly, his head shot up and he looked at me, studying my face, but I could swear I saw a shimmer of hope mixed in with his expressions.
"What did you say?" He asked hopefully.
"I-I asked if you were okay." I said. What kind of question was that?
"No, no! Before that! You said my name!" He said. He turned to Chiron. "She said my name! Did you hear it? I swear I heard it!" He said like a crazed person.
"Yes Percy, I said your name. What's the big deal?" I asked completely confused. Percy then ran to me, picked me up in his arms and hugged the guts out of me.
"Percy-" I managed to say. "Can't- ugh- breath!" He let me go but held my shoulders and studied me with happiness.
"It worked." He said under his breath.
"What worked?" I asked starting to get annoyed. "Can someone please tell me what's going on?"
Percy looked back at Chiron and he stepped forward and said "Annabeth, we have a lot to discuss. Percy? Why don't you get Annabeth some dinner?"
Percy was about to protest but my stomach started to rumble and he rushed out of the room. I turned to Chiron and he started to explain.
By the time Chiron got to the part about the quest starting, Percy came in with food. He gave me the hamburger and he continued the story from his point of view.
I finished my burger by the time he was done and I was shocked about everything I have no memory of.
"…and then you woke up." Percy finished sheepishly, rubbing the back of his neck. I had nothing to say but,
"Wow. Um, yeah." I blushed deeply when Percy explained, the-um-kiss. Damn, I wish I were there when that happened. Jeez Annabeth, you just woke up from a reality nightmare that you don't remember and you're already thinking about Percy in that way? I thought to myself. I have some serious problems.
"Annabeth, you should catch up on your sleep. You can go back the Athena cabin and rest. You can skip the campfire tonight, but we'll be expecting you for breakfast. If anything is wrong, don't be afraid to tell me." Chiron said. I just nodded and left the Big House, but not before I smiled at Percy.
"See you later." I said, then turned around and headed towards my cabin.
The moment she said my name made me the happiest demi-god alive. I couldn't help but scoop her up in a giant hug and hold her like she'd disappear any second. Just like her memory did…
I barely heard Annabeth wheezing as she asked me to let go, but I did anyways, letting go slightly and looking her straight in her eyes. I couldn't believe my eyes.
She asked for the whole story as I went to get her food from the Mess Hall. When I got back Chiron was at the part about the start of the quest. I picked it up from there. When I got to the part about the dream, I slightly changed the story. Instead of saying that Aphrodite told me that "True Love's Kiss" would heal her, I said just any kiss. If I told her the true story, that would be incredibly embarrassing. Plus, I had to think more about that topic, did it mean she liked me or that I liked her and she doesn't like me back? I didn't know so I planned to have another long shower to think.
I finished the story of the quest and Annabeth was a deep shade of red. I could feel the same on my face, so I nervously rubbed the back of my neck.
Chiron told Annabeth to get some rest, so she started to leave. When she was about to go through the door, she turned around and said, "See you later" while smiling at me. I could feel my heart skip a beat… or two… okay, it felt like a heart attack. But a good heart attack! Okay, this is sounding stupid. When is a heart attack a 'good heart attack'? Whatever. I'm crazy.
Once Annabeth was gone, Chiron faced me.
"She'll have to know sooner or later." He said, than walked (or trotted?) away. I knew that he was talking about the 'True Love's Kiss' thing, but I didn't know how to tell her. "Oh hey Annabeth! Apparently I'm your true love and you're mine. Okay, bye!" Nope. That's not gonna work. She'll probably punch me or never talk to me again. What if our parents found out? We'd all die! There'd be a third War! All that's left of humanity will be ruined!
Yeah… I have a wild imagination.
I couldn't fall asleep. The campfire finished and my cabin had filled with Athena children. My stepsisters and stepbrothers welcomed me back and then everyone fell asleep. It had to be about 10:30 pm by now. I just laid face up, still fully dressed, staring at the ceiling.
I just sighed and silently slipped off the top bunk and sneaked out of the cabin. I made sure I had my baseball cap and put it on. I walked over to the beach where I knew the crashing waves would soothe me. Even though I'm not a child of Poseidon (almost the opposite), I still love the water and it calms me like it does to Percy.
I sat down in the white sands and brought my knees to my chest, and rested my chin on my knees. I sighed as I thought about everything that had happened a few hours ago. When Percy was explaining the quest he seemed a little nervous. I could tell he was hiding something, but I couldn't tell what it was. He could just confuse me sometimes. And when Chiron glanced at him disapprovingly, I think that Chiron didn't like that Percy left out a part of his story.
I'm just so confused.
I saw a body come and sit beside me, copying my position. I glanced over to see that it was Percy. He was wearing pajama bottoms and a plain white t-shirt. He was looking out at the water, but felt my eyes on him so he turned his head to look at me. He gave me a sweet smile that made me want to melt.
"I didn't know you came out here to think." He said, staring back out at the lake. I did too.
"Not often, I just felt like I needed to come here because I couldn't sleep." I said. "I'm just really confused about everything."
Percy chuckled. "That's probably really annoying for a daughter of Athena." I nodded. I saw Percy's grin suddenly wipe off his face and I knew the topic was soon going to become serious.
"Annabeth, I have to tell you something." He said seriously. I looked at him straight in his eyes. "I-" He bit his lip, probably thinking about how to continue. "Aphrodite told me that a True Love's Kiss would break your curse. She told me that, um, I had to do it." He finished while rubbing the back of his neck in nervousness.
I was speechless. Fortunately, he continued.
"I'm not sure if the feeling's mutual, but, Annabeth. You're my best friend, but I always wanted something more than that. This may sound really cliché and all, but-" I couldn't help but cut him off. I planted my lips on his and flung my arms around his neck. To my delight, he started to kiss back.
(A/N: Sorry to interrupt, but I really don't like describing kissing scenes, so that's all I'm gonna give you.)
After a while, I drew back in my old spot and smiled widely at him and he returned the emotion. I hugged him tightly and whispered in his ear.
"I love you Percy."
"I love you too Wise Girl. Glad to have you back."
A/N: Ta Da! It's done! It's over! Again, I'm really sorry for the long delay. I just really wanted to make this a long and really Percabeth-y chapter! Hope to write more soon!