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Title: Welcome to Olympus High – Of Jocks and Cheerleaders
Fandom: Percy Jackson and the Olympians / Heroes of Olympus; complete AU
PJatO Disclaimer: All rights reserved to Rick Riordan for he created the awesomeness that is Nico di Angelo. And everything else related to Percy Jackson and the Olympians / Heroes of Olympus. Aside from the Gods, of course. They are all copyright by the old Greeks. This fanfiction on the other hand is entirely mine. No money is made with this, though reviews are more than welcomed.
Warnings: shounen-ai, crossdressing, masturbating, toys, explicit intercourse, anal, oral, past child abuse, bullying, high school drama, human AU, shoujo-ai, hetero
Main Pairing: Nico/Percy
Side Pairings: Luke/Percy (one-sided), Octavian/Percy, Ethan/Alabaster, Jake/Will, Piper/Annabeth, Thalia/Bianca, Lou/Miranda, Nico/Drew (one-sided), Frank/Hazel, Charles/Silena, Jason/Reyna, Chris/Clarisse, Leo/Rachel, Grover/Juniper, Malcolm/Katie, Shane/Lacy, Michael/Calypso, Hades/Persephone, Paul/Sally, Chiron/Lupa, Ares/Aphrodite, Zeus/Hera, Gleeson/Mellie, Frederick/Juliet, William/Elizabeth, Poseidon/Amphitrite (mentioned), Poseidon/Sally
Percy's Gang (the outsider): Perseus Jackson, Grover Underwood, Annabeth Chase, Malcolm Cage, Rachel Elizabeth Dare, Octavian Simmons, Juniper Nightshade, Katie Gardner
Cheerleading Squat: Silena Beauregard, Drew Tanaka, Nancy Bobofit, Khione Krystal, Piper McLean, Nyssa Black, Lacy Hunnigan, Hazel di Angelo, Mitchell Logan
Football Team: Nico di Angelo, Charles Beckendorf, Jason Grace, Leo Valdez, Frank Zhang, Jake Mason, Travis Stoll, Connor Stoll, Chris Rodriguez
Hockey Team: Luke Castellan, Ethan Nakamura, Alabaster C. Torrington, Sherman Potter, Mark Meyer, Clovis Daver, Butch Knightley, Shane McNabb, Christopher Clark, Harley Davis
Garden Club: Lou Ellen, Katie Gardner, Miranda Gardner, Calypso Nightshade, Juniper Nightshade, Grover Underwood, Castor Liber, Pollux Liber, Dakota Elle
Martial Arts Club: Clarisse la Rue, Reyna Anderson, Hylla Anderson, Kinzie Cohen
Archery Club: Zoe Nightshade, Phoebe Burge, Thalia Grace, Bianca di Angelo, Lee Fletcher, Michael Yew, Will Solace, Austin Barton, Kayla Hein
Percy's Family: Tyson Blofis, Ella Blofis, Sally Blofis, Paul Blofis, Mrs. O'Leary, Poseidon Jackson
Bianca, Nico and Hazel's Family: Hades di Angelo, Persephone di Angelo, Thanatos di Angelo
Thalia and Jason's Family: Zeus Grace, Hera Grace, Hercules Grace
Piper's Family: Tristan McLean, Mellie Hedge, Gleeson Hedge
Annabeth's Family: Frederick Chase, Juliet Chase, Bobby Chase, Matthew Chase
Rachel's Family: William Dare, Elizabeth Dare
Staff at Olympus High: Principal Chiron Brunner, Lupa Brunner (counselor), Doctor Howard Claymore (librarian), Mister Ares (coach), Miss Aphrodite (coach cheerleaders), Mister Hermes (history teacher), Mister Dionysus (drama teacher), Miss Athena (English teacher), Miss Demeter (biology teacher, garden club), Mister Apollo (nurse), Miss Artemis (PE teacher, archery club), Missus Nemesis (math teacher), Missus Iris (arts teacher), Mister Hephaestus (crafts teacher), Miss Hecate (chemistry teacher), Mister Hypnos (music teacher)
Animals on Olympus High: Blackjack, Arion, Scipio, Tempest, Aurum, Argentum
Summary: Percy Jackson had always been a loner and outsider. Though this time, in this school, everything promises to be the slightest bit different. Because he has friends. They are still outsiders, but together that doesn't sound half bad. The only problem is that handsome jock and so-called Ghost King of the school. Or more so, the social gap between them... Which needs to be changed.
Welcome to Olympus High
Of Jocks and Cheerleaders
10. Lesson: Groups of Families
"Oh damn it, what in the world has happened last night?", groaned Percy, holding his head.
He stared into the bathroom mirror in complete confusion, taking the pill and the glass of water his roommate was handing him with an amused grin. "I have no idea. I was here the whole night. Unlike a certain someone who only came back around three."
"Percy!", yelped a high-pitched voice.
Percy flinched and slowly turned to the blonde that just entered their dorm. "Lower your voice!"
"Percy, what in the world has happened last night?", whined Annabeth and entered the bathroom.
"I have no fucking idea. Look at me, I'm soaked to the bone and I found sand in places it really does not belong", muttered the black-haired boy a bit irritated. "Why?"
"Because I got informed by facebook that I have been linked on a photo where I am cozily sleeping in Piper McLean's lap", yelped the blonde and blushed furiously.
"Damn, I really wish I would have been there last night", muttered Grover amused and shook his head, slowly leaving the bathroom again. "Anyway, you two should get changed before your parents arrive at campus. Don't know if they'd appreciate the way you two look at the moment."
"Oh gods", exclaimed Annabeth and Percy and stared wide-eyed at each other. "Family day!"
"Looking forward to family day, Valdez?", smirked Will from his place on his boyfriend's lap.
He was very busy kissing Jake, who always got very horny when he was hungover. Jake's roommate Chris was currently drinking a coffee with his girlfriend and the two boys from the other bedroom were trying to get Leo to look at least half-way decent.
"Shut up, Solace", muttered the Latino with a frown. "He's worse than Nico when he's displeased. Lets me run lapses over lapses... I really don't need that. My head hurts way too much."
His best friend next to him laughed as he tried to straighten Leo's clothes some. Leo was the one who always threw the biggest fuss on family day. A day that had a certain tradition at this school. The first Saturday of the school year would always bring the parents and sometimes even the siblings of the students on campus so they could look for themselves how the schedule, the teachers, the new dorms (if new), or anything else were. And as far as Jason could recall, Leo had always been the most embarrassed about it. The Latino was an orphan, everyone knew that. His parents had died in a fire when he was a kid. Jason, Piper and Leo had first met in elementary school and had become best friends right away. But while Jason's and Piper's families were rich, the (very adorable) little Latino had always to return to the foster home. Until one day, the personal secretary and the bodyguard/trainer of Piper's father, who was a famous actor, had learned about this. The three friends had always only visited Piper's place, because Jason had never gotten along with his stepmother very well and because Leo didn't have a place. Mellie Hedge, the secretary and manager of Tristan McLean and sometimes babysitter of Piper, had fallen hard for the big-eyed, cute kid and begged her slightly grumpy husband until Gleeson had reluctantly agreed to adopting the boy. And ever since then, Piper and Leo had been practically siblings, since the two employees had often taken care of her while her father was off because of his work. But Gleeson Hedge was strict. Which did not go well with Leo's sometimes clumsy and all the times mischievous nature. It often ended with Leo running his rounds around the pond in the backyard of the McLean Mansion.
"Say, what was it you and Percy had been doing last night, aaaall alone in the lake, Nico?"
"Way to change the topic, Leo", huffed the Italian and rolled his eyes. "Nothing. We just talked."
"Sure, you guys 'talked'", snickered Jake and wiggled his eyebrows. "How about you go somewhere else so I can properly 'talk' to Will before this fiasco starts?"
A neatly combed, dry-clothed Percy was obediently standing next to Annabeth and Rachel, waiting in front of the school for their parents to arrive. Octavian was sulking in his room since his parents never took the time to fly over – though then again, the way from London to them just for one day of visiting was quite too long. Malcolm had already left, he and Katie were going out with their parents to eat in a restaurant in the city below. Grover was with his parents in his uncle's office (Percy was really feeling bad for his best friend, being the nephew of the principal was making it impossible to keep anything away from his parents). And Juniper was together with her sisters, showing them around proudly. Percy looked over at Rachel curiously.
"Are your parents really coming?", whispered the boy.
"Of course. Though not for me. I will receive a kiss left and a kiss right and then they're going to take care of business", huffed the redhead, her arms crossed over her chest. "They only use this day so they can socialize with the most famous and most powerful."
"Sh", interrupted Annabeth and pointed at a white stretch-limo.
"Rachel!", exclaimed the redheaded woman, who exited the car.
She was followed by a strict looking ginger with mustache. Elizabeth Dare pulled her daughter close, until only inches separated them. Then she placed one kiss on each of her cheeks before letting go again. Her husband patted Rachel's back once.
"Hello, Mister Dare, Missus Dare", greeted Annabeth in a timid voice.
They barely acknowledged her with a slight nod before turning back to their daughter. Rachel tried to keep a straight face and endure the short time she had to put up with her parents.
"Mother, father", nodded Rachel in greeting. "I thought I should inform you that Missus di Angelo is taking her tea in the cafeteria with her husband."
"Ah?", huffed William Dare intrigued. "What do you say, my dear? A cup of tea?"
"Yes, love", agreed his wife and turned to their daughter. "Be good. We'll see you later."
"Yes, mother", nodded Rachel and sighed relieved as they left. "I think the di Angelos would be furious if they knew I'm constantly using their parents as means of getting rid of my own."
"My, my. You and your parents, will you ever get along?", chuckled a dark voice.
"I doubt it, Frederick", smiled Rachel softly.
"Dad!", exclaimed Annabeth and jumped her father.
He laughed and whirled her around and sat her down in front of her mother. Juliet Chase smiled slightly at her oldest daughter and hugged her, while two very eager early teenagers ran around them in excitement, screaming about one thing or another.
"Bobby, Matthew, calm down, both of you", sighed Frederick desperately before turning to his daughter's friends. "Hello, Percy, hello, Rachel. I'm sorry for them, they're..."
"Children, Fred", chuckled his wife. "Annie, how about you show us around campus again?"
It had a certain tradition in the Chase family that they would walk through the forest and around the lake first before entering the building itself. So the two boys would be a little more exhausted and thus a little calmer. Because their parents didn't want to embarrass Annabeth too much.
"Sure", grinned Annabeth broadly. "Perce, Rach, I'll leave you alone! See you at lunch!"
Percy nodded amused and watched the family leave. He was giddily jumping up and down, hoping to spy his stepfather's car somewhere. It had only been a week now. But he still missed his mom.
"Big brother! Big brother!"
"Uff", was all Percy could say as the twins impacted on him.
He hit the ground pretty hard, both his siblings cuddled onto his chest. Grinning slightly, he looked up at his parents. While Percy tried to get up again, Paul and Sally greeted Rachel. Once the two children had – very reluctantly so – let go of their big brother, both adults hugged him tightly.
"Oh, I missed you so much", murmured Sally, nearly suffocating him in her embrace. "You have to tell me everything! And show me everything! Just... everything, yes?"
"Yes, mom", chuckled Percy and tried to breath.
"You have to let him go for that, Sally", noted Paul a bit amused.
"How about we first stop at my room?", suggested Rachel with a mischievous grin and turned to the twins. "I may have something for Ella there..."
The little girl's eyes widened as she stared up at the teenager before turning to their mother. They all knew exactly what Rachel was talking about. Since the family was not very wealthy, Tyson always wore Percy's old clothes. So when Rachel took note of this, she had started to bring them old clothes from her own closet for Ella so they wouldn't always have to buy new ones for her. And since most of her clothes had only been worn once because her mother thought it unfitted to show up in the same assemble two times, she thought her clothes deserved someone who wore them with pride. And that was something Ella Blofis certainly did. She loved the fancy, pretty dresses. Her eyes got a bit bigger as Ella jumped up and down in front of her parents, begging without words.
"Well, if that is fine with you, Percy", smiled Sally amused.
"Sure, sure", nodded the black-haired boy and chuckled slightly.
Nico groaned as he popped his neck. He was grateful their parents had let them go as the Dares had started their hundreds attempt of coming close to them. So now he was laying sprawled on the couch in his younger sister's room, since her roommates weren't there while Nico was pretty sure that Jake was still very busy with Will in their room. Aside from the two youngest di Angelo siblings, there were also Frank, whose grandmother wouldn't come all the way from Canada just for one day, Jason, who had somehow magically escaped his stepmother's claws, and Reyna, whose parents were on a diplomatic mission somewhere with an 'A-', Nico wasn't good at remembering such things as names of countries.
"I think this stupid day should be forbidden", grunted Jason annoyed. "Where are the others?"
"Well, Piper and Leo are at the lake, I think. You know how Coach Hedge always makes both, Tristan and Leo, run their rounds", snickered Nico pleased.
"Miranda left to go into the city with her sister and their parents. I think she took Lou with her?", hummed Hazel and looked at her brother for confirmation. "And my other two roommates are most likely somewhere around with their parents too. Say, talking about them... It really wasn't nice of you to link Annabeth on that picture! She nearly had a heart attack this morning!"
"Oh please, I was just teasing a bit", shrugged Nico indifferently. "She shouldn't drink so much if she can't handle it. Besides, the picture was extremely cute."
"Well, what would you say if I'd post the picture I took of you and Percy in the lake?", asked his sister with one raised eyebrow. "Wouldn't want that either, would you?"
"Ah, come on, that's something totally-"
Nico's protests got interrupted as the door opened. Reyna played her next card and looked up curiously. As Nico saw who it was, he even put his cards away completely.
"Hey, Percy", greeted the Italian with a slight grin.
"Uh... Hi? What... are you all doing here?", blinked Percy surprised.
"We're hiding", huffed Jason, taking a card from the heap and elbowing Frank. "Your turn."
Nico watched curiously how Percy and Rachel entered, closely followed by a reddish-gray-haired man, a brunette woman and two very hyperactive children. The two children, upon noticing them, ran up to them to look very closely at what they were doing.
"Are those your friends, Percy?", asked the brunette woman with a soft smile.
"Uh... Those are Nico, Hazel, Frank, Reyna and Jason", replied Percy, somewhat avoiding her question. "Hazel, Reyna and Jason are in the riding club I joined and... uh... Hazel is also in the cheerleading squad... that I joined..."
"You joined? As in you did it again?", sighed his mother a bit desperately. "Oh, Percy..."
"No, it isn't like that, Missus Blofis", interrupted Hazel with a slight smile. "He didn't do anything forbidden. He just impressed our team captain hugely with his talent."
They could see how the worry melted away from the mother's face, being replaced by relief. Percy turned to Hazel and mouthed a thank you before coughing slightly.
"Uh... That's my parents. And the two kids eating your chips are my siblings, Tyson and Ella", introduced Percy a bit awkwardly. "Buggers, how about you go with Rach?"
"Yes!", exclaimed the girl wide-eyed and pulled her twin along.
They followed Rachel into her bedroom while Percy's parents exchanged a look. "How about you go and help them, Paul? I'm not sure Rachel can deal with them on her own..."
"I can, Sally!", called Rachel from within, followed by a loud bang. "Uh... Or maybe not..."
Paul chuckled amused and followed into the bedroom, closing the door. The others had turned back to their game, pretending to not be there so Percy and his mom had a bit privacy since both kind of looked as if they wanted to say something. But they were just staring at each other in silence. Nico kept watching them with one eye and listening with one ear curiously. After a short stretch of silence, Sally sighed and Percy averted his eyes.
"I'm sorry, mom", whispered the green-eyed boy.
"Oh, Percy", muttered Sally and shook her head. "You don't have to be sorry..."
"I do", protested Percy and bit his lower lip. "I gave you every reason to always fear the worst... I... I'm a horrible son, I'm sorry..."
"Shush now", chided Sally with a disapproving glare and went to hug her son. "You are the best son I could wish for and you have nothing to apologize for."
"If... If I wouldn't have been thrown out of all those other schools, you wouldn't have had to do this", whispered Percy and hid his face in the crook of her neck. "I'm nothing but trouble..."
"You're a troubled kid, Percy", smiled Sally with such sad and guilty eyes that it made Nico's heart clench. "And that's not your fault. Not at all. I love you and I will always do everything in my power to help you, okay? You'll always have me and Paul to rely on."
"Thanks", smiled Percy and hugged her back.
"Now", coughed Sally slightly, trying to swallow back some tears. "Tell me more about this school. You said riding club? And cheerleading? Really?"
"Yes", nodded Percy enthusiastically and motioned for his mother to sit down on the couch while he took the seat between her and Nico, blushing just the tiniest bit. "I'm a cheerleader now. And I have a horse! A real proper horse! He's the most beautiful and most amazing thing ever! It's a black stallion called Blackjack and he's just... really cool!"
"A horse? Just like that?", blinked Sally surprised before smiling softly. "I'm glad for you, you've always wanted riding lessons. Now you finally have a horse, mh?"
"Yes!", agreed Percy, his cheeks red in excitement. "And we're riding out tomorrow! Right?"
He turned questioningly to Reyna, who slowly looked op from her card. "Er... Yes. You should probably start writing such things down if you've already forgotten."
"Not forgotten, I just wasn't so sure anymore", murmured Percy and blushed slightly.
Sally laughed amused as she watched her son fondly. "So everyone is nice to you, yes? If not, tell me and I will personally make them change their minds!"
"No need for that mom", laughed the boy a bit embarrassed. "I'm old enough to take care of such things myself! Really. I'm just fine."
"And what about boys?", grinned Sally mischievously and edged closer. "Are you and that fine Octavian now officially a couple, yes? Please say yes. I like him."
"No, we're not", mumbled Percy and blushed brightly.
"Oh", nodded his mother with a thoughtful frown. "Why? Is there someone else? Tell me about him. Is he nice? Handsome? Clever? Strong? Come on, give me something, Percy."
"Mom!", whined Percy embarrassed and hid his face between his hands. "Yes."
"Yes?", blinked Sally confused. "To which?"
"To all, okay?", mumbled the green-eyed boy flustered. "They're both nice and handsome and clever and strong. Which makes the whole deciding-part so hard... And then there's Tavy..."
"Oh...", nodded Sally in understanding and blinked a few times. "My, you break hearts left and right, Percy. You really should decide though, or you're only ending up hurting them all."
"I know, mom", sighed her son and averted his eyes. "But it's really hard."
"I know", chuckled Sally a amused and hugged him again. "But I trust your judgment."
"And I trust yours... Can't I have something like 'American Idol' and I put you, Paul, Grover, Rachel and Annabeth into the jury and you decide for me?", sighed Percy desperately.
"No", laughed Sally softly and shook her head. "I'm afraid it's not that easy."
"Damn", muttered Percy disappointed.
"Mommy! Percy's saying bad things again!", exclaimed the voice of his sister.
Percy rolled his eyes and turned to look at his siblings. While Tyson hastily went back to stealing the chips from the other teenagers, Ella turned around over and over again until she was dizzy.
"Look! Look! Look!", exclaimed the girl excitedly. "See? See? See?"
"Yes, yes, yes", grunted Percy in reply, slightly amused by her excitement over a dress.
"Ah, you look like a little Disney princess", noted Nico with a soft smile.
Ella stopped her spinning and turned to stare at the stranger with wide eyes as if she only now noticed their presence. Then she yelped and ran up to him, lifting her arms demandingly into the air. Nico frowned a bit confused at her and looked questioningly at Percy.
"Mommy, I like this one!", exclaimed Ella. "I want that Percy marries him! I'm a Disney princess!"
Percy groaned and blushed, though he still motioned for Nico to lift her up. The Italian understood and obeyed, placing the four-years old girl on his lap. She giggled delighted and pulled on her pretty pink dress as if trying to show it off even better.
"Ella, love, you can't decide things like those just like that", chuckled Sally.
"I can!", pouted her daughter. "I'm a Disney princess and I know that princesses rule so they decide, which means I can decide! He's nice. Tavy is creepy. I want Percy to marry this one."
"Well, Percy. You heard your sister", smirked Nico and winked at the flustered boy. "Suppose you should already go and look for a dress for our wedding."
"I swear, I will give you up for adoption one of these days, Ella!", muttered Percy embarrassed.
"Ella is right!", agreed Tyson with a frown. "Octavian is always looking at our plush toys so oddly."
"No one will be given up for adoption and no one is getting married", declared Paul with one raised eyebrow. "Thank you for the dress, Rachel. I think Ella really likes it."
"No problem", smiled Rachel softly before looking over at Percy. "I could look, maybe I'll find a fitting dress for Percy too so they can do the wedding right away?"
The green-eyed boy glared and stuck his tongue out at her. "Shut up or you can spend the day with your own parents instead of with mine! Evil witch..."
"Anyway", coughed Rachel, trying to regain a straight face. "My mother would have only thrown the dress away anyway. I'd rather have Ella wearing it. She looks cute in it."
"That she does", agreed Paul amused. "How about we go and eat now?"
"Yes!", exclaimed the twins enthusiastically.
Rachel and Sally led the way out while Percy collected his siblings and followed. Only Paul lingered in the room just a bit longer and looked over at the teenagers.
"What was your name again, boy?", asked the man with a slight frown.
"Nico. Nico di Angelo, sir", replied Nico tensely.
"Nico, mh?", grunted Paul and looked him up and down. "I'll keep your name in mind, Nico di Angelo. I like you, lad. More than that Brit. So put a bit more effort into it, will you?"
"Yes, sir", nodded Nico and tried very hard not to grin.
Octavian may have Percy's mom, but he had the dad. And dads were always harder to get to approve. It would be a piece of cake to get Sally's approval too.
"Gleeson, it's really not necessary to torture them like that", sighed the pretty young woman.
"It is", huffed the stubby man next to her stubbornly. "They're wimps. Both of them!"
"Yes, sir. We are", panted the native American man and the Latino boy as they passed them.
Piper giggled slightly as she watched her father and her best friend jogging around the lake. Well, at least she did that until she got run over and hit the mud face first. She heard two young voices yelping in excitement and saw two figures darting past her and right into the lake.
"Not with your... clothes... Oh, boys", sighed a desperate female voice before someone offered Piper a hand. "Are you alright, girl? I'm sorry for their behavior, they're always... easily excited..."
"Yes, I'm fine. No harm done", smiled Piper and let the woman help her up before she looked closer at who had helped her. "Oh. Uh, hello, Missus Chase."
The woman frowned thoughtful, as if she tried to place Piper's face, before she made a yelping sound. "Ah, yes! You're Piper, right? That charming young lady that had helped me getting Bobby and Matthew out of that tree last year... You're very good with children."
"Just very convincing", grinned Piper sheepishly and blushed.
"Such a nice, young lady and what are your sons doing again, Frederick?", chided Juliet Chase with a glare as her daughter and husband reached them. "See what they did!"
"Oh my, I'm so sorry", grunted Frederick with a worried frown. "Are you hurt?"
"No, no. Just a bit dirty is all", smiled Piper politely.
"Annie!", called Juliet, motioning for her daughter to come closer. "Go with Piper to your room and help her cleaning up again. And then you two will meet us at the café. Our treat for the trouble."
"Oh, but you don't have to-", started the native American girl to object.
"I don't accept a no", smiled Juliet with a wink. "Now hush you two, go."
"Ah, a coffee sounds good. Glee, how about we join them once you're finished torturing our boss and our son?", hummed Mellie thoughtful and turned to them. "Hello, I'm Mellie Hedge, Piper's former babysitter and the assistant of her father. This is my husband, Gleeson."
"Doctor Frederick Chase", nodded Frederick and shook Gleeson's hand. "Those are my wife Juliet and the two wet boys over there are our sons Robert and Matthew."
"I wouldn't object to a cake", grunted Gleeson thoughtful.
A brightly blushing Annabeth was silently leading Piper away from them and the native American started to feel bad for the trouble she caused the blonde. Until they were out of sight. Annabeth sighed relieved and stared at Piper apologetically.
"Sorry. They're horribly embarrassing all the time", mumbled the blonde. "I guess you and your family will have to spend the afternoon with me and my family now..."
"No problem, Annabeth", smiled Piper mischievously. "Come on, let's hug it out."
"What? No! Stay away!", yelped Annabeth and blushed again as the muddy girl hugged her.
"Payback since your brothers ruined my clothes", grinned Piper. "Now you need a shower too."