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A/N Ok, for anyone wondering I haven't read the Harry Potter series in English because I'm not from America or England. Therefore, I didn't know how to spell "Binns" and I misspelled it two chapters ago. Apologies for not clearing that up earlier!
Also, thanks to all the people who reviewed the last chapter! Particular thanks to a reviewer named: 'DeltaFive-O' for giving me an idea for this chapter to establish trust between demigods and wizards!
The rest of the week after DADA went by smoothly. If you count out that we added 'weird nicknames' in our Abnormalities list. Honestly, these guys make up just about every nickname they can manage! Percy named Ron 'Scavenger' because of his extreme appetite! I must say we had a pretty good laugh out of that one, though!
They seem pretty cool guys, the Americans. I mean, I know we are trying to figure out what they're hiding but I kind of have a soft spot for them due to the family department.
Percy told me about his mom and his step-dad and Annabeth told us about her dad and her step-mom. It was harsh, the way they treated them both. Thalia refused to talk about her mom, but I saw Percy reach over to her from where he was sitting and giving her hand a light squeeze. She smiled at him gratefully. I guess everyone has issues.
The Friday morning found me and Ginny in the Gryffindor common room. Lavender and Parvati were exiting the room giggling about how cute someone was. I don't think this will end well, by the way… Whoever this cute guy might be…
"I bet it's Percy they're talking about! Ugh! So, predictable and annoying!" Ginny scoffed and plotted down on the couch next to me.
"What makes you think that?" I inquired. Truth be told, though, they have been trying to talk to him alone for a week and they have been staring all day long.
"Oh, I don't know! Maybe it's the staring… or the drooling… or the following around…or even…" she started.
"Ok, I get the point!" I said laughing and she joined me chuckling.
"Whatever. I wish they'd back off. Annabeth is totally pissed. One wring move and she's going to end them. I would pay to see that!" Ginny stated with a smug look on her face.
"Us too!" two familiar voices piped up and the faces of George and Fred Weasley appeared from staircase the boys rooms.
"We were talking to Nico, right now, and he says that if they go on like that she will explode!" George smirked.
"And we want that because?" I asked.
"You don't want an angry Annabeth. Trust me on that one." Thalia said coming down the stairs, fidgeting with a bracelet on her wrist.
"Did I hear something about an angry Annabeth? Who wants to write his will?" Nico asked, appearing from the portrait door.
Just then we heard an anguished cry: "PERCY!"
We all froze. Nico turned to Thalia and they sped to the door to Percy and Annabeth's room.
I woke up to the sound of Annabeth shouting and fidgeting in her sleep. Nightmares. She sat up on the bed and started crying. I hugged her, whispering soothing words in her ear.
"Calm down, Wise Girl. Just a bad dream. I'm here. I'm next to you." I said.
She clung onto my shirt and melted in my touch. Her breath hitched. It was rare times like these that I was reminded of the fact that Annabeth needed me. Usually, she was strong and serious, but I always looked out for her due to night terrors after the war.
"Nightmares again?" a muffled voice came from out the door.
Annabeth sniffed and tried to regain her composure. I saw right trough the act, though.
"Guys! Everything's alright! GO back to whatever you were doing! We'll see you at breakfast!" I shouted and footsteps resided.
"Sorry." Annabeth said.
"Don't apologise to me. I love you." I said and kissed her.
"I love you, too. Come on, we'll miss breakfast." She said once we pull apart. I smiled. That's my Annabeth.
GREAT HALL (Harry's POV)
We were all really anxious as to what happened to Annabeth. The gossipers of Gryffindor were already working, spreading out versions of what happened. Thalia and Nico were grim.
"You guys ok?" Draco asked walking up to the table. All talking silenced a little.
"You know the drill, Draco. I just wish there would be something I could do, instead of just sitting here." Thalia commented.
"Not used to being the lazy one, huh, Air Head?" Nico murmured loud enough for her to hear.
"Uh-oh, here we go again." Luna shouted to Draco from across the room.
"You are one to talk, Death Breath! You just whimp around camp hanging out with your sorry a-
"THALIA" Annabeth's voice silenced the girl, not allowing her to finish her sentence.
"Jeez, Pinecone face! Keep it PG!" Percy said, walking to the table and earing a few chuckles from the students in the room, who were all occupied with watching the fight.
"Look who's talking now!" Thalia and Nico shouted together.
"What's that supposed to mean?" Percy asked dumbfounded.
"Maybe that YOU don't keep it PG, ALL the times we talk!" Nico offered.
"Ok, guys! Time-out!" Draco said and they all nodded.
"You ok?" Ron asked, muffled voice due to his munching the pancakes.
"RONALD! How many times do I have to tell you not to talk with a full mouth?" Hermione scolded him.
Breakfast finished and we headed to Care of Magical Creatures with Hagrid. As usual, me, Ron and Hermione were the first ones there.
"Hey Hagrid!" we greeted our friend. I had missed Hagrid during the week. He was preoccupied with taking care of something in the forest.
"How are'yall?" he asked.
"We're doing fine. Percy and Annabeth not so much." I admitted and he scrunched his eyebrows in thinking.
"Nightmares, eh? Dumbledore told me 'bout that. Poor kids" he said melancholically.
Just then, the Gryffindors showed coming towards the hut, our friends, because they were our friends, after all, leading. Suddenly, they came to a halt and I heard a growl behind me.
I turned to see a huge dog, more like a hound, growling at me. Ron grabbed Hermione out of the way in time but I was standing alone, not having noticed it. And the worst part? Looking right at me.
"BACK" Thalia shouted and got me out of the way.
"Came here for meat, huh?" Percy's voice came from behind the hound and it turned its attention to him.
Annabeth walked cautiously taking advantage of the hound's change of interest and with a quick move, grabbed a piece of rope, which was resting on some barrels near the hut.
"Dude, peace." Nico said and went next to Percy.
The hound growled.
Nico sighed. "War it is." He conceded.
"Any time now, Wise Girl." Percy shouted and as in of cue, Annabeth released her grip on the rope. Turns out, it was a net, which covered the hound.
"Good job lads! I'll take care of this boy. I guess that no lessons happen today!" Hagrid said and pulled the net towards the forest.
"Um, guys, thanks! I… I mean…" I stuttered. They risked their lives to save mine! Why?
"No need. We have faced worse." Percy smiled. We all walked to the forest talking about random things.
I guess I was wrong about them after all. They are my friends, I thought and I nodded to Ron and Hermione, who were now more eager to trust the Americans.
5 DAYS LATER
GREAT HALL (Percy's POV)
All was going fine. We had actually started to trust the trio ourselves and they were pretty cool to hang around. Only Ginny seemed to blush a little too much around Harry. Guess I know where that will lead. Still, I had an uneasy feeling in my gut when we sat down for dinner tonight. I shrugged it off.
We were all laughing at some joke Seamus made, when the doors burst open, Hagrid running inside.
"Professor Dumbledore, sir. We have a problem!" He said.
Dumbledore rose from his chair in surprise.
"What seems to be the matter Hagrid?" he demanded.
And then, things got weirder. Sparks, the unicorn, galloped inside and bowed to my direction.
Lord, we have trouble. The monsters are heading towards the castle. There are even more of them now than the last time. Verben has alerted every other creature in the forest and they have hid. She spoke in my mind.
"Right now?" I asked. I glanced at Annabeth. She looked equally surprised and anxious. This was it. The wizards would find out about us and we all knew it.
Yes, lord. They are about 200 coming here and more are in the forest. She replied.
I rose from my seat suddenly self-conscious. I looked at Dumbledore straight in the eye.
"It is time." I said.
A/N What do you guys think? Did you like it? I honestly had no other ideas to make the trio trust the demigods, so I figured that to trust them, all secrets should be out first.
So, Read and Review for the next one!