Disclaimer: I don't own PJO.
"Annabeth!" I heard my roommate, Katherine, call from the bathroom in our dorm.
"Yeah?" I called back.
"We're out of toilet paper." I couldn't help but laugh. I went down the hall to the closet that had extra stuff like that.
"Hey," said a voice from behind me. Whose genius idea it was to put boys and girls in the same building, I don't know. I turned around. The person who was now in front of me was just who I thought they were.
"Parker, what do you want?" I asked.
"I want you to go to out on a date with me."
"How many times do I have to tell you that I have a boyfriend?"
"You know, it hurts that you keep using that same excuse. What do I have to do to get you to go out with me?"
"Nothing you do will change my mind. I have a boyfriend." I grabbed a roll of toilet paper and walked back to my room.
"Here," I said tossing the toilet paper into the bathroom.
"Thanks!" Katherine said. I sat at my desk and looked at the pictures I had in frames. The one in the middle was Percy sitting in a canoe in the lake. He was wearing his swimsuit and was shirtless. I remember that day. I had pushed him out of the canoe about fifteen minutes after this picture was taken.
Katherine walked in.
"Are you okay?" she asked me. I was hoping she wouldn't notice. I guess she thought I should have been more enthusiastic about getting toilet paper. I was acting kind of sluggish though.
"I'm fine. It's just…" I didn't know how to put it.
"You want to talk about it?" that's what I like about Katherine. She knows how a person is feeling.
"It's just…I miss him. A lot." It was much more than that though. Missing him was such a huge understatement, it was laughable. Even though I was in New York, I haven't seen him since camp ended. I've been spending most of my free time on Olympus. We've talked a little. Just enough to know that we were alright and hadn't been killed by a monster. That wasn't likely though. Since the war ended, there had been fewer attacks. Probably because we killed them all in the war, and they were taking their time reforming in Tartarus.
"I'm so sorry," Katherine gave me a hug, "I don't know what I would do if I couldn't see Jack." Jack was her boyfriend. Just then, there was a knock. Katherine squealed. She was going to the movies with Jack. She opened the door. Jack walked in and closed the door behind him. They never left right away. Instead we all talked for a while, and then they left.
"Hey, Annabeth," he greeted me.
"Hey," I said, "you guys can go. I'm not really in the mood for talking."
"You sure?" Katherine asked me.
"Yeah," I answered. Katherine said goodbye, and she and Jack left. I sat alone in the room. I was thinking about when Percy and I got dumped in the canoe lake, when there was another knock. Curious, I went to open the door. I was disappointed to find Parker there with a couple of his friends.
"We were going for some pizza," Parker started, "and were wondering if you wanted to come." That actually didn't sound too bad. It couldn't be a date because his friends were there.
"Okay," I said.
"Yeah," I looked him in the eye, "but if you try anything, I'm leaving." He nodded, and we left. Parker probably would've been my friend if he would stop asking me out. When we got to the pizzeria, I got in line to order. I got a chicken salad. I sat by Reed, one of Parker's friends. Parker and his other friend, Tucker, were across from me. We were all eating, when something caught my eye. I put down my fork, and leaned over to get a better view.
"What are you looking at?" Tucker asked. When I didn't answer. Parker looked over his shoulder.
"You shouldn't be staring at other guys when you have a boyfriend." I knew he didn't believe that I had a boyfriend, because I would never tell him his name or anything about him.
"I'm not staring," I snapped. "And I need to pee." I got up before anyone could protest. Confession: I was staring, but it wasn't some 'other guy'. It was him. It was Percy Jackson. He was sitting at a table with a few other guys. He was sweaty, and was wearing a school tee shirt that matched all of the other guys. I realized that he must be coming from some kind of sports practice. I walked over to his table. His back was to me, so he didn't see me. A couple of his friends did though. I put a finger to my lips, telling them not to tell Percy.
"Percy," I whispered so that he could barely hear me. He paused for a moment, listening. After a few second he went back to eating. Probably thought that he just imagined it.
"Percy," I said a bit louder. His friend ruined it. He started laughing, and Percy turned around. When he saw me, his eyes widened.
"Annabeth!" he jumped up and gave me a hug. I hugged him back. When we pulled apart, his friends looked very confused. Percy gave me a quick kiss, just to confuse his friends even more. One of them coughed to get Percy's attention.
"You have anything you want to tell us, Perce?" he asked.
"Yeah, this is Annabeth, my girlfriend." Percy said to his friends.
"Whoa!" some of them said, "Percy has a girlfriend?"
"Yes, I do. Do you guy mind if she joins us?" his team shook their heads. I told them that I needed to get my food, and went back to my table.
"Oh, Annabeth," said Reed, "do you mind if we go? We were going to shoot some hoops."
"Not at all." I said. I grabbed my salad and went back to Percy's table. I sat with Percy to my left, and one of his friends to my right.
"So," one of the guys said looking at me, "why Percy?" I laughed.
"What do you mean?" I questioned.
"I mean, you're hot. You could get any guy in this restaurant, why Percy?"
"Daren," said Percy, "you just called my girlfriend hot."
"So?" said the guy, Daren. He looked back at me, "Why Percy?"
"You know," I said, "that's a good question…"
"Hey!" Percy said, "I'm right here!" I laughed.
"I don't know." I said honestly, "But I wouldn't want anyone else."
"So, Percy," said another guy, "Why didn't you tell us you had a hot girlfriend."
"Because," Percy answered, "I knew you would act like this."
"Like it's unimaginable that I could have a girlfriend."
"You said it, not us." The guy said. Everyone laughed. Percy just shook his head.
"Wait," said one guy. I think I heard someone call him Dixon, "I've never seen Annabeth at school…"
"I don't go to your school." I said. We all talked for a while. After about an hour, we all left. Percy's friends went home, but not before saying that I would see them again. Percy walked with me back to my dorm building. We got to my room, and, before opening the door, Percy kissed me. I put my arms around his neck, and he put his arms around my waist, pulling my body against his and deepening the kiss. Our tongues played in each other's mouth. My fingers were tangled in his hair. We were in the middle of a full-blown make-out session, when someone cleared their throat behind us. We pulled apart to see who it was. It was the building administrator, Mrs. Walker.
"Who are you?" she said to Percy.
"Uh, Percy Jackson." He answered.
"You don't go here."
"I see you've met Miss Chase." She said.
"Um, I've known her for years."
"Miss Chase, what were you doing with him?" Mrs. Walker said. Was she serious? I think it was pretty obvious.
"Um, kissing…" Mrs. Walker pointed to a little black object on the celling.
"Do you know what that is?" she asked. My eyes widened.
"A video camera."
"You two might just make the morning broadcast." Mrs. Walker said as she walked away.
"Are you in trouble?" Percy asked.
"No," I said, "but the entire school is going to see this in the morning." Every morning, the morning broadcast works as an alarm clock for every student in the school. It's the only thing that plays on the TVs in the dorms, and it comes on automatically. Percy said bye and I went into my room. I put my PJs on and went to bed.