Author`s Note:

I know, I know—I should be updating all my other stories but they are just painful to write right now in the order that I put them in on my profile (if you read it, you would see the order). I had this on my mind for a while and was going to wait till I updated all my stories at least once then update this but since I am so bored and cannot write new chapters in my Artemis Fowl: Everyone is Hurting, I`m going to just write this.

~gemrocks (I love how people call me the gem or by the actual name—it`s so creative since they don`t know my real name!)

I do not own Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy`s P.O.V:

"I`m breaking up with you, Percy."

I stared at Annabeth in shock, not believing what I had just head. "Did you just say you were breaking up with me? Are kidding?" I asked, shocked. Annabeth looked at me sadly and unclasped the silver locket I had given her shortly after the Second Titan War. She placed it in my hands and closed my fingers over it. I shook my head as I held the locket and waited for an answer from her. She didn`t give one—she wasn`t kidding. My heart—right then and there—broke into a million small pieces and I could feel the hurt surrounding them. How could she do this to me?

The wind picked up and the sea got even wilder as I stared Annabeth directly in her dim grey eyes—the eyes that I once found beautiful now just a hazard to me. I could tell that I was making her uncomfortable with my stare. But I had to know. "Why, Annabeth—why are you breaking up with me? Did I do something wrong?" I asked her, letting out all the hurt and pain into my tone. She shook her head and refused to answer as she sat down on the bench behind her. Strands of light hair fell into her eyes as wind blew harder. I wasn`t letting her get away without telling me the reason first. "Annabeth," I began, saying her name very slowly like I was talking to a young child. "Why are you breaking up with me?"

It felt like time was slowing down as the horizon shone down on us, breaking blinding lights against my dark hair and Annabeth`s blonde hair. I was getting impatient as I watched Annabeth sit there, ignoring even my presence, and not answering my question. That`s when I got suspicious. "Annabeth, are you cheating on me…?" I asked her in a cautious voice, fearing the answer. To my relief, she shook her head no.

"Of course not, Percy" she said in a soft voice. "I would never do that."

"Then why are you breaking up with me," I asked for like the third time.

"B-b-because," she stuttered, paused, and then continued one. "Because I just don`t love you anymore."

"Annabeth, I know when you`re lying. It`s not because of that, I`m sure of it," I said. She sighed and patted the spot next to her on the bench. I sat down and looked at her intensively. She started to play with a strand of her hair.

"About two weeks ago, I got a letter from Harvard. I was accepted into the school. But I can`t contact you since the school`s so far away. Please understand, I love you but this is the school of my dreams," she told me. I felt heart-broken. She was leaving me for a school? She said she loved me. But if she really did, she would stay here.

"I understand, Annabeth. You really want to go. Love will only get in the way. Just promise me one thing. When you finish college, move on. Don`t try to come back to me," I said.

"Why!" she exclaimed. I stood up.

"If you really loved me, then you would stay with me, but I`m guessing you don`t. So please just forget about me and move on," I said and walked away, hearing her cries of protest behind me. I didn`t want to hear it. With my hands in my pockets, I strolled around Camp Half-Blood with my head down. On the way to the beach, I passed Thalia who was sitting on the ground, her back up against a tree, tracing small circles onto the dirt with a small twig. She looked up when she saw me and smiled. I forced a smile back. It took a while but I got used to seeing her here in camp every day.

About a year ago, Thalia had been kicked out of the hunt for some unapparent reason. She had somehow got to Manhattan and I had found her in the park in the middle of the rain, crying. I had taken her in to my mom`s apartment and my mom gave her some food since she hadn`t eaten in days. Thalia had been dried up and showered. She had slept in my room on my bed that night while I had slept on the floor. Soon she had enrolled in Goode High School and stayed with my mom and I. We had made a deal when camp started up again. During the summer she would be at camp with me and during the other months she would live with my mom and me in our small apartment. So far I`ve gotten pretty use with Thalia living in the same place as I am.

"Hey Perce, what`s the matter?" Thalia asked me. I sighed and sat down next to her.

"Annabeth broke up with me," I muttered glumly. Thalia`s eyes widened.

"Why!" she asked. I told her the whole story. When I was done, she just stared at me.

"Over a school–seriously?" she asked. I nodded. She muttered something under her breath that sounded like 'bitch'. If I wasn`t so sad, I would have been surprised at Thalia calling her best friend a bitch. Oh well, Annabeth was being a bitch. I sighed again and Thalia put her arm around my shoulder. "It`s `kay, Seaweed Brain. I`ll be there for you. That`s what friends are for, right? You`ll feel better soon, I promise you that," she said and wrapped her arms around me. I hugged her back and kept my arms around her and my hands pressed against her back. I felt her sigh into my neck and hold me closer. "Hopefully," she said. Thalia smiles into my hair and I felt her lashes against my left ear. Yeah, hopefully.