Disclaimer: I do not own PJO.
It was just a mask.
"I'm sorry, Daddy."
Why wouldn't he understand?
"I get it, Daddy."
"I'll listen next time, I promise, Daddy."
She will try.
"I'll try my best, Daddy."
She always did.
"I promise, I'll make sure they don't hurt you again, Daddy."
Why didn't he accept that?
"I don't know why they attacked, Daddy!"
It's not her fault!
"I didn't mean to hurt you again, or your family, Daddy!"
She was supposed to be his family.
"Don't do it again, Annabeth."
Why did he always do that?
"Aren't you supposed to be doing homework, Annabeth?"
She's having trouble.
"It's you who brings those wretched monsters into our home, Annabeth!"
It's her home, too.
"If you don't learn how to hold this, you'll never be able to survive, Annabeth!"
She will survive anyway.
"Monsters hurt my family, and, if they hurt us, trust me, you'll be gone, Annabeth."
You're driving her away.
"It's all your fault, Annabeth!"
Shut up, Fredrick, and let her have a childhood. You never deserved my child.
So, not even sure what this is exactly.
I'm intrigued by Annabeth's relationship with her father, honestly. I think it's a huge part of her, and no one really touches on it much. I'm glad MoA touched on it a bit, but it needs more elaboration, in my opinion. So, this was sort of Athena's take on Fredrick raising her favorite daughter, and how she felt about it. She never could interfere, so she had to watch, even if it was killing her inside.
So, enjoy my angst drabble oneshot!