Authors Note:
Hey everybody! I'm a little new at this, so sorry if I'm making any mistakes here :P

So first off, this story is written in the context that the books never happened, but there will still be mythology in the story. So fear not! This will not be some sappy love story about Percy and Annabeth (oh who am I kidding, that'll be in there too) but (hopefully) a good action/adventure/romance story. Anyways, lets get too it!

Disclaimer: I do not own PJO. Do I really have to say that every time? Idk, I guess I will anyway :P

Percy's POV

"Percy, wake up! You have a week of school left and then you can sleep in all you want!" my mother called.

"Butiwannasleepnow..." I mumbled, face stuck into my pillow.

My mother walked into my room and I looked up at her. She had a stern look on her face.

"Nico will be here to pick you up any minute now, you don't want to keep him waiting."

I put my head back on my pillow and thought to myself. There is no way Nico is even awake yet. He lived across the hall from us, and if I concentrated, I thought I could here him snoring. I just mumbled to my mom, "ok."

I crawled out of bed and went to take a shower. As soon as I stepped under the water I felt a hundred times better. Water always has that effect on me, I'm not sure why, but I've always just loved everything about water. I started playing around with the water droplets, making shapes in the air with them, swirling them around my with my fingers. Did I mention I could do that? I have no idea how, but I figured it out when I was younger. I still haven't told anyone about it, not even my mom. I'm afraid they'll think I'm a freak.

I let out a long, contented sigh. Only one more week at Goode High School, and then I was free for the whole summer. I was especially excited because I've been part of a sailing club for a few years now, and I had finally convinced Nico to join. He said no at first, but when I started calling him a wimp and saying he probably just couldn't swim, he agreed to go. Just to prove me wrong, no doubt!

I stepped out of the shower, and willed the water on me to go down the drain. It flew off of me and poured into the shower. Now completely dry, I went and got dressed. I grabbed a pair of black shorts, and my favourite green t shirt. Mom always told me it matched my eyes. Green. Sea green. Like the sea. Yeah, I like the sea. The sea is really nice. All those waves, and the fish and the-


"Coming mom!"

I came into the kitchen, and smiled. My mom had made me blue pancakes. Don't ask about the blue, it's a long story.

I tucked into the food and was about to grab more when Nico walked in.

"Dude, ever heard of knocking?" I asked him.

"Are you kidding me? I practically live here! Besides, I've never heard you knock before walking into my house." Nico replied, with an eyebrow raised.

"Is that right? I would hope my son would have better manners than that." said my mom.

"Uh, well see, I... Hey Nico, want some pancakes?" I asked, eager to change the subject.

"No time, we gotta go, like, now."

I looked over at the clock. Shoot! Only five minutes to get to school. Gods if I'm late again...

I grabbed my backpack, hugged my mom goodbye and raced downstairs after Nico. We got into his car, which was parked behind the apartment complex, and he sped out onto the road.

"Take it easy Nico, its not that big a deal if we're late." I said nervously, as we narrowly missed a taxi. The driver of which was now giving Nico a very rude hand gesture. Nico didn't mind, he gave it right back.

"Don't worry about it Perce, I'll get us there in time."

We got to the school and were just running to our lockers when we heard a voice.

"You two. My office. Now."

We both groaned. Gods, not her. Anybody but her. That was Ms. Smith, our principal. She doesn't like us very much. I don't like her either. She was also the one who told me if I was late one more time I would have detention for the rest of the year.

"Sit." Ms. Smith said. We were in her office now.

"Why are you two late? Again."

"Well see here's the thing Ms. Smith," Nico started to explain, "We were driving here like normal, and would have been on time. Then all of a sudden, some an angry Turkish man in a taxi cuts me off, and then proceeded to, 'flip me the bird'. All that emotional stress, I just had to pull over and calm down. I wasn't fit to drive safely."

I tried not to smile. Yeah, that's exactly what happened. Nico was always pretty good at making up stories.

Ms. Smith turned to me next.

"Is this what happened Percy?"

"Oh yes, Ms. Smith. I think Nico was very responsible, not carrying on driving. Could have been very dangerous." I said matter-of-factly.

Ms. Smith sighed. "I don't know what to do with you two. But I guess today, ill let you go. I have to deal with a new student."

I looked at Nico, and I had to resist the urge to high five him. I could tell he was feeling the same way. We got up and started to walk out, but just then the door opened, and well, let's just says it made my day.

So? What do you think? Whos gonna come through the door? Obvious I bet, but hey, gotta end somewhere. So give me a review and tell me what you think. Anything is helpful, and it would sure mean a lot to me. *puppy dog face*