"Well Charlie, you seem to have sorted out the Greek fire storage problem" I told Beckendorf in our secret war room in the Hephaestus cabin.

"I had to. The Princess Andromeda must be sunk, I'm surer of it than ever." He replied "Do you still plan on using the Hippocampi to get aboard? That part of the plan has some serious problems."

"I'm all too aware of them, Charlie, I'm actually thinking of using Blackjack," I mused.

"Your Pegasi?"

"Yup, don't know why I didn't think of it before. He can put us right where we want to go."

"I like that Percy, It makes me feel like we've got a chance."

"How's Silena?" I enquire, changing the subject.

"I couldn't be happier Perce, she's the most wonderful girl, although I'll begin to wonder if she keeps hanging out with Clarisse.

"I know what you mean! What an odd couple!"

"What about you and Annabeth?" He smiled

"I'm not seeing Annabeth! She seems to think I'm a useful clown!"

"You told me she kissed you in the Labyrinth!" Beckendorf teased

"Well she thought I was going to die."

"Maybe her true feelings came out for you!" He laughed

"Very funny, she's my best friend, that's all! Stop teasing me!

Beckendorf laughed loudly and slapped me on the back.

"The whole camp is waiting for you two to get together, the Aphrodite cabin has a sweep stake running!" He laughed.


Nah, I'm just messin with ya!" He admitted, grinning like an idiot.

"How's that dragon you found in the forest?" I asked wanting to change the subject.

"Oh man, that's a piece of work! I've got it defending the camp and I can control it with my mind!"

"Is that wise? What if you die?"

"Hmm, I better program some contingency into it, in case the worst happens. I'll do it tomorrow."

A device beeped on Beckendorf's desk and he wandered over to check it out.

"Percy the Princess Andromeda will defiantly be in range tomorrow evening, possibly late morning."

"Damn, I'm going to the beach with Rachael tomorrow. Paul is letting me borrow his car." I moaned.

"Rachael huh?"

"Shuttup. She asked me."

"I guess you don't want me to tell Annabeth then?" He laughed.

"No fear!" I said. He laughed even harder.

I left the Hephaestus Cabin and met Annabeth on the way down to the forest.

"Hey!" I said.

"Hey Seaweed Brain" she said back "Ready for capture the flag?"

"Sure am Moony!"

Annabeth stopped in her tracks.

"What did you call me Big Boy?" She said looking quite dangerously angry.

"Uhh, I dunno, what did I call you?" I asked her. Now quite confused.

"You called me Moony, Seaweed brain! Why?"

"You have got a- wait- uhhh. I don't have any Idea, Annabeth."

"I don't know who you've been talking too but don't you ever call me that again, got it?" She threatened pointing a finger at me.

"Okay, okay! Jeez, keep ya hair on! Wait why did you call me Big Boy?"

"I didn't! She protested.

"You did! You said what did you call me Big Boy?"

Annabeth looked confused and a little uncertain. She looked around guardedly.

"Do you think the Aphrodite cabin is playing games with us?" She asked.

"It's possible, bunch of jokers." I agreed, happy that she had calmed down.

Let's get going Percy, Ares and Apollo are teaming up today so we have our work cut out for us, but I have a plan, and I would like you to stick to it this time. When defending the flag, I'd like you…

I tuned her out. I never understood what she was talking about anyway. So I just walked behind her imagining what she looked like naked. Something I found I was very good at.



Thanks for everyone at Fanfiction whose comments kept me going. Sorry about the seven month break, but life throws you a wild card occasionally.