WARNING: due to my impulsive typing, there will be swears somewhere in this chapter. This chapter is strictly rated T not just because I'm paranoid this time. There will be swears. And since there are just some things that I'd like to cheat, I'm adding in Tori Pennyweather. My OC from HBG, but she looks different in this fic. So I'm sorry for all you OC haters.

Piper's Grace

Chapter 15

Piper

After playing Remembering Sunday, Piper was sure nothing could go wrong anymore. But she was proved wrong when they heard a knock on the door.

"Who do you think it is?" Jason whispered beside her.

Piper frowned, and sighed. "I don't know, Jason." She said. "I just know that it can't possibly be anyone from school."

True.

Since it was a Sunday night, not everyone had enough energy and stamina like the gang did. At least, that they know of.

Piper turned the knob, and swung the door open, to find a lady in a silver business suit. Not gray, but silver.

"Good evening, Piper." She greeted. "May I come in?"

Piper nodded and opened the door a bit more to let her in.

"Why do I have a bad feeling about this?" Jason mumbled beside her.

"Hello, everyone." The lady greeted the gang. Everyone stopped playing and stared at her, and she took that chance to continue. "I am Artemis Fallon, and before you ask, Apollo is my twin, but we're thankfully not identical."

Piper took a glance around everyone, and saw that Thalia was paling by every word Artemis said.

"Why are you here?" Thalia whimpered.

Artemis showed a perfectly white grin. "Why, I'm here to recruit girls for the Hunters." She replied. "And it seems like all you girls are perfect for the group."

"Bullshit!" Thalia exclaimed. Everyone turned to her with worried faces. "If you think you can recruit every girl you see that's extremely musically talented, that's where you're wrong, Artemis. "

Piper walked towards her, and placed a hand on her arm, only to be thrown back by a shock that's a lot more powerful than regular ones. "Thals, just relax." Piper said soothingly. "No one from us is going." Thalia frowned at her. "I was just saying that not everyone wants to be a part of the Hunters."

Artemis's face lit up. "But do you?" She questioned Thalia.

Thalia closed her eyes, and Piper could barely see a small teardrop that ran through her cheeks. "Yes, Artemis." She said. "I've wanted to be a part of that ever since I heard them sing in front of Olympus." More tears ran down, but nobody dared move to her besides Piper and Annabeth. They wiped some of the tears, until Thalia held a hand up, gesturing for them to stop.

Piper frowned but decided to stay silent.

"But right now, I just can't join." Thalia continued. "I have friends that I love, and I can't leave them behind." She held Piper and Annabeth's hands, and continued. "They are my family, and I'm tied to them somehow. And I just can't leave Nico."

Artemis frowned, and before she could say anything, Thalia continued. "I love him, Artemis." She muttered. "I'm sorry, Artemis, but I know about the no boys rule you have, and I just can't leave him. Or anyone here for that matter. I'm sorry."

Artemis turned to Piper, who had a sad smile plastered on her face. "Tristan McLean's daughter, huh?" She asked Piper. Piper nodded slightly in reply. "Here's my card if you ever need me."

Artemis reached out to get six silver cards from her pocket, and threw them to the girls in the room.

"See you around." Artemis said, before standing up and closing the door of Piper's small cabin.

Nico

"What the hell, Thalia?" Nico exclaimed once they were in his car. The car was parked n front of her house since he was supposed to drop her off. But the car doors were locked, and Nico refused to let her out without a proper answer.

"What do you want?" She hissed.

"Why did you turn down that offer?"

"I stated my reason to Artemis, and it would be terrible if you didn't listen to me." She replied, her voice dripping with sarcasm.

"I was going to let you go if you wanted." Nico growled.

"Why? 'Cause you don't care?"

"No, because I love you, Thalia Grace." He argued. "And that's why I can set you free if you wanted."

"Don't give me that bullshit, Di Angelo."

"Yeah? You give me the same crap, Grace."

"You're fifteen! You're not supposed to love yet!"

"I could say the same for you!"

She slapped him. Tears were running down her face, and her eyes showed hatred, anger, and from what Nico could see, love.

"You can go to the prom on your own, Nico." She said between sniffles. "As much as I love you, I know that we just can't be."

"But you said you didn't want to join the Hunters because you want us to be together." Nico mumbled. Thalia placed a finger on his mouth. "I know, but I don't deserve you, Nico." She muttered. "You're loving, caring, you understand..." She trailed off. "You deserve someone who will stay with you forever."

What is she saying? Nico thought.

"Thals-" He started, but she cut him off. "Shh."

Nico felt a teardrop roll down his face. "What now?" He asked.

Thalia grabbed his face, and kissed him. Her lips were soft against his, and they moulded together slowly. There were tears from both faces, but no one dared wipe them.

Nico pulled away from her, and stared into her eyes. They were filled with tears, and for once, Thalia looked weak. "So this is goodbye?" Nico croaked out. She nodded, and unlocked the door. Tears ran down Nico's face as he watched her walk to her house, not even looking back.

"She really loved you, man." Jason said from the backseat. Nico had almost forgotten he was there. "Whatever you say, man." Nico said. "But don't say a word about the crying thing. It will ruin my precious rep."

Jason laughed, and got out of the car.

Nico didn't stick around for long. He drove away, not caring about the speed limits. Once he reached his apartment, he rushed for the beer in his secret cabinet. He popped open a bottle, and drank the whole thing in four gulps.

"I can't do this." He whispered. He reached for his iPhone, and called the first girl who came to his mind. "Drew." He croaked. "I'm all yours."

"How come you only called me now?" Drew purred as Nico kissed her cleavage. "Can you please just shut up, and enjoy it while it lasts?" He groaned while she rubbed his abs. Drew giggled, and pressed her bare chest against his.

They went like that for hours, and Nico was glad he was drunk.

"Nico?" A familiar voice asked. Nico frowned. Maybe he was too drunk.

"Who's that?" Drew whined. He shook his head. "No one. Just ignore it." He kissed her lips furiously. Drew was a good kisser. It was obvious from her rep. But she didn't give Nico the fireworks that Thalia gave him.

The door swung open, letting in a wave of light. "Nico Di Angelo!"

Oh no. Nico thought. Anyone but her. Please.

But it was her. Tori Pennyeather.

She walked towards them, and pulled Nico's ear. She gave Drew a sarcastic smile, and cocked her head. "I'm sorry, sweetie." She said in a sickly sweet voice. "But may I excuse him for a moment? Thank you."

Just when Nico thought his day couldn't get any worse.

Jason

"Thals?" Jason asked as he knocked on her sister's door.

"Go away, Jason!" She said, her voice muffled.

Jason inserted the spare key into the door. "Thalia." He said. "You can't stay in here, locked up in your room forever. You have to go out sometime soon." She glared at him. "Yes I can." She argued like a five-year-old.

"Well you have to have some friends in there with you then."

"Too bad, Jason. I don't want them to go through too much trouble just to comfort me."

"Well it's too late for that, Pinecone Face." Annabeth's voice said from outside.

Thalia looked at the door, and there stood Annabeth, Piper, Reyna, Rachel, and Juniper in pyjamas, holding bags of clothes and sleeping bags.

Jason was relieved when he saw Thalia's shocked face. "Why are you here?"

"To help you through heartbreak. Duh." Reyna said, taking a glance at Jason. "I know it's hard. I also experienced that."

"You can't possibly do that right now." Thalia whispered.

"Exactly why we're gonna slumber it away." Rachel announced, holding out her bags.

Thalia opened her arms, and they all cuddled up for a group hug.

Jason sighed in relief, and looked down to the floor. He heard a girl's voice talking from Thalia's laptop on top of her bed. He furrowed his eyebrows until the girl started singing Eternal Flame.

Close your eyes
Give me your hand, darling
Do you feel my heart beating?
Do you understand?

Piper looked up from the hug, and looked at Jason, who smiled at her. "Love you." She mouthed.

Do you feel the same?
Or am I only dreaming.
Is this burning an eternal flame?

Jason gave her a nod. "Love you too." He mouthed back.

The girls seemed happy in the group hug that was unnaturally long. Jason slowly walked out of the room, and quietly shut the door.

I believe
It's meant to be, darlin'
I watch you when you are sleeping
You belong with me
Do you feel the same?
Or am I only dreaming.

Is this burning an eternal flame?


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I was pretty emotional when I wrote this one. Though I'm not sure if you guys would also feel emotional. And since we reached 90 reviews, I decided to make this extra dramatic. Even though this is short, it had a lot of DRAMA that y'all asked for. (At least, I think this is how much drama you wanted...)

A summary of the chapter:

-Thalia and the rest of the girls are asked to join the Hunters. I'm not mean enough to let them join you know...

-Thalico broke up. You guys thought everything was going to be all happy didn't you? That's too bad since I'm not afraid of killing off my favourite couples. Even if I almost cry during their break-ups.

-Nico had near-sex with Drew. Only their chests were bare.

-Tori arrives, and acts like the friend who cleans up their friends' messes. Kinda like Lexi from The Vampire Diaries.

-Thalia is sulking (like Caroline when she turned into a vamp). And Jason goes Stefan and gives Thals a slumber-party whether she liked it or not.

-Jasper moment in the end right? It's based on a Stelena moment.

-Yes, my recent obsession is TVD, (TEAM STEFAN!) but I won't be writing any fics about that.

Question: How many chapters do you think will it be until prom comes? And prom is the epilogue FYI.

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If you do, a shirtless Percy might arrive...

So you better do! x)