A Life In One-Shots

Chapter 4:

"You're looking for the positive..."

A.N.: I'm sorry that it took so long to update this, but Forbidden Romance is my main focus at the moment. Really I'm only updating this because I have a bit of writer's block with FR. But don't worry! It will be updated soon!

Disclaimer: I don't have any rights to Percy Jackson and the Olympians or Heroes of Olympus. They both belong to Rick Trolldan- sorry, Riordan.

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Annabeth Jackson nervously paced the bedroom, waiting anxiously for the minutes to tick by faster. She wanted those results now! But no matter how much she willed it to, time didn't speed up, and instead seemed to pass even slower.

Eventually the waiting time was up, and Annabeth walked into the en suit bathroom and over to the sink. She closed her eyes and picked up the little sick that seemed to be sitting there and mocking her.

She opened her eyes and examined the object. It showed negative.

Again, she thought sadly. Hera definitely hates me.

Annabeth had been married to Percy Jackson for almost eighteen months, and she still wasn't pregnant.

She had never been a motherly person or even considered having kids, but after getting married and hearing Percy talk about having kids and seeing how happy Grover and Juniper were with their daughter, Annabeth began wishing that she had a child of her own too.

She had tried seven home pregnancy tests since the time she and Percy had returned from their honeymoon, each one showing negative results every time. She was almost ready to give up trying.

Percy didn't know that she had bought and used home pregnancy tests seven times, Annabeth kept it a secret so that she didn't get his hopes up only to be let down. She was always sure to do the tests when there was no chance of her husband walking in on her, like when he was at work (coaching swimming) and for extra precaution she kept the door locked and bolted from the inside.

But this time she had forgotten to lock the door, and that Percy would be home early.

Annabeth sat forlornly on the edge of the queen-sized bed with the negative test in her hand and tears in her eyes. The tears were falling quickly, like they had each time the tests were negative. Annabeth always wallowed in her sadness for a while before getting up off her butt, wiping away the tears and moving on with a positive attitude. But she felt like it wouldn't be as easy this time around.

Just as she reached over to the side table for a tissue, there was a knock on the door.

Before Annabeth could do or say anything, the door opened and Percy walked into the room.

Annabeth whipped her head around to face him, tears still on her cheeks, eyes still a puffy red and her mouth open wide in surprise. Then, just in time, she realised that the pregnancy test was still in her hand. She quickly shoved the stick into her sweatpants pocket.

Percy's smile faded off his handsome face when he saw the tears on his wife's cheeks. In a few quick strides he was sitting next to her on the bed, his arms wrapped around her slim frame as she cried into his chest.

"What's wrong, Wise Girl?" he whispered.

Annabeth just shook her head.

"You know that you can tell me," Percy almost begged. "Please, I want to know what's made you so upset."

Annabeth sighed, hiccoughed, sniffled, and pulled the test out of her pocket. Fresh tears escaped as she handed the damned pregnancy test to Percy, whose eyes widened when he realised what it was.

Then a realisation hit him. There had had been six occasions in the past year and a half where Annabeth became slightly depressed and kept her distance from their friends who had kids. He might have been a Seaweed Brain, but Percy was sure that there was some connection.

"Is this the first time?" he asked gently, with a hint of curiosity hiding in his voice.

Annabeth shook her head, no. "It's the seventh time."

Percy breathed in sharply. He couldn't believe that Annabeth hadn't told him that she thought that she was pregnant seven times.

"Why didn't you tell me?" The hurt in his voice was evident to Annabeth.

"I didn't want you to get your hopes up only to be let down," she admitted. "I hoped that you wouldn't find out."

Percy was puzzled as to why she thought this had been the best idea.

"If you'd told me then we could have gotten through this together," he said. "I would rather have known so that I could comfort you."

Annabeth sighed again. "I wasn't really thinking about that," she admitted.

Percy chuckled and Annabeth moved so that she was sitting in his lap with his arms around her waist.

"And anyway," he continued, "I didn't know that you wanted kids so badly."

"I never did before," Annabeth explained. "But after you talked about how you wanted kids and when Jasmine was born… I realised that it was something that I wanted too. And now Hera's not letting me."

"Maybe it's just not the right time yet," Percy whispered in her ear. "Don't beat yourself up about this, because it isn't your fault. And we can keep trying. Someday, maybe, but just not today."

"You're probably right," Annabeth replied, also in a whisper. His words were comforting. "Someday…"

Four Months Later…

Annabeth nervously paced in the living room, waiting for Percy to arrive home from work. She usually got home before him and she often didn't need to go into her office anyway, as she could design buildings for clients from home. That day was one of the days where she stayed home to work.

After what seemed like forever, there was the sound of a key turning in the lock before the door slowly creaked open. Although she had tried to stay alert, Annabeth had ended up letting her mind wonder.

When Percy saw her pacing and looking anxious, he expected the worst. When he said her name and got no response, he began to feel anxious. She only noticed that he was there when she turned to pace the other way and almost walked into him.

She looked at him in surprise, as if it was strange to see her husband in her house.

"What's going on?" Percy asked worriedly. "Is everything OK?"

Annabeth regained her composure and nodded, before pulling a pregnancy test out of her back jeans pocket.

Percy held his breath as he looked at the result. Instead of a negative, it showed a positive.

Percy looked at his wife with wide eyes, and she smiled at him.

"Is this for real?" he asked.

Annabeth nodded, yes. "Its real," she replied happily.

Percy threw the small white stick somewhere into the corner of the room, picked Annabeth up and spun her around while they both laughed in delight.

After a few spins, Percy stopped and set Annabeth down on the ground.

"Is this really happening?" he asked quietly as he looked into her beautiful grey eyes.

"Yes, Seaweed Brain," she replied, "this is really happening."

Percy gently cupped her smiling face in his hands, calloused from years of fighting with Riptide, and leaned down to connect their lips. It was slow, sweet and loving. After a few seconds he pulled away.

"I love you so much, Wise Girl," he told her sincerely.

Annabeth smiled, stood on her toes and lightly pressed her lips to his again.

"I love you too, Seaweed Brain."

A.N.: I know that its short, but I think that this is much better than the last chapter!

Oh, and I will probably update Forbidden Romance between Wednesday and Friday. I'm sorry that its taking linger than I said it would, but I don't have much time for writing this week.

Thank you for reading (: