A Life In One-Shots: Percabeth
A.N.: This is a series of one-shots that are connected. The first one is Percy and Mr Chase. Following will be various phases before and during the Percabeth marriage. This story probably won't be longer than between six and ten chapters long, but it will not be updated as regularly as Outlaw will.
So this is Percy asking for Fredrick's permission.
Shadow Travelling and Sweaty Hands
Shadow travelling was not one of Percy's favourite ways to get from one place to another. Sailing or driving his black Mercedes were preferred by the twenty four year old son of Poseidon, but he needed quick and cheap transportation to get from New York City to San Francisco. And he needed said transport now.
Annabeth, his girlfriend of almost eight years now, was still at work designing some big and important building. After redesigning Olympus, another child of Athena had offered her a job, and her career had taken off. She was now the most successful architect in the country for her age.
Percy and Annabeth had lived together in their small apartment since they had started college. Annabeth had always said that when they got engaged, she would design them a house where they would be able to raise a family together. Anyway, it wasn't a question of if they got married, but more a case of when they got married. They had been through so much together that they had never doubted that they would spend the rest of their lives together. Nobody had.
So now, after eight years of dating, Percy felt that they were stable enough financially, and he had saved enough money to buy Annabeth the perfect ring. He wasn't usually the type to plan things very carefully, but this was different. If Annabeth was involved in any way, he automatically began to think things through just a little bit more.
Percy had convinced Nico to shadow travel him to the Chase's house in California so he could ask Frederick Chase for his permission to marry Annabeth. Nico laughed at first.
"Why do you need to ask permission? You guys have lived together since college! You sleep together! If Daddy doesn't mind that, he'll have no problem with you getting married!"
Percy had felt his face turn red at Nico's 'logic'.
"I wanna do things right," he had mumbled to his cousin. "And anyway, he did have a problem with Annabeth and I living together."
After some arguing and bribing, Percy managed to persuade Nico to take him to the other side of the country. And now he stood outside the front door of the Chase residence, his palms sweating and heart beating wildly.
He looked back at the son of Hades who was hiding in the bushes. Nico gave him a thumbs up before collapsing in a fit of silent laughter in the shrubbery. Percy took a deep breath and rang the doorbell. While he waited, he roughly wiped his sweaty hands on his jeans.
Then the door opened.
"Percy! What are you doing here?" Mrs Chase asked him.
"I, uh… I just- I mean I was w-wondering if I could speak to Mr Chase?" he stammered out.
"Yes, of course. He's in the study. Go right up," she told him with a warm smile.
"Thank you." Percy was too nervous to smile back at her.
She patted his back reassuringly as he walked into the house, then she closed the door behind him before going back into the kitchen.
Percy had been to Mr Chases study a few times since that quest with the Hunters. He climbed the stairs slowly, trying to postpone what he had to do for as long as possible. But all too soon he reached the door. He swallowed the lump in his throat before knocking on the door.
"Come in!" Mr Chase called from inside.
Percy opened the door and let himself in. He closed the door behind him and turned to look at his (fingers crossed) future-father-in-law. His heart started beating madly at the thought.
Mr Chase looked up from his computer, his glasses slightly skew. "Oh, Percy! What can I do for you?"
Percy swallowed again and sat down in one of the chairs in front of the big wooden desk that Mr Chase sat behind. He rubbed his still sweaty palms on his legs before beginning to talk.
"Well, it's about Annabeth."
"You want to marry her."
"I would like to- wait, what? How did you know that?" Percy asked, shocked.
"I took a psychology course on the internet. I've learned how to read peoples body language quite well." He paused. "You know I think its dangerous for you two to be together. Monsters could attack at any moment and you could die."
"I know, sir. But I promise you," Percy said looking Mr Chase in the eye, "I would do anything to keep Annabeth safe. I promise I will look after her, and love her, and… do everything a good husband should do."
His heart was now beating double what it was when he walked into the room and he was sure he would leave wet hand prints on the knees of his jeans from his still sweating palms. Mr Chase just looked at him with the same calculating look Annabeth had, except for his different coloured eyes.
After what seemed like forever, Mr Chase smiled. "Well, Percy, welcome to the family." He shrugged before making a note in a notebook that was sitting on the desk in front of him.
Percy audibly sighed with relief. "Thank you, sir!"
Mr Chase nodded his head and glanced u to look Percy in the eye. "Just take care of her. I know you will."
When Percy left the house, Nico was still sitting in the bushes. He jumped up when he saw Percy.
"So? What did he say? Do I hear wedding bells?" the son of Hades asked in an extremely irritating tone of voice.
Percy grinned at the younger demigod. "Yes. He said yes."
Nico clapped Percy on the back. "Congrats, dude! I am invited right?"
"Of course you are!" Percy laughed. "You and Grover are my best men!"
"Awe-some!" Nico sang in an equally annoying voice.
"Now take me back home," Percy ordered with a grin on his face. He was still in a slight state of shock. He was going to marry Annabeth!
A.N.: I hope you guys enjoyed that. I tried to make it as funny as possible. I'm not sure if I succeeded, so please let me know! This story won't be updated very regularly, but it won't take more than a month between chapters. The wait will be long because I want to focus on my other multiple chapter stories.
And thank you for all the reviews on Outlaw; Running From Love. It currently has 116 reviews! Thank you guys so much for reading (: