Author's Note: Okay, so yes, I know I haven't updated anything forever. I never have time to do anything anymore. School is kind of inconvenient that way. I'm so sorry. But yeah, new story!
So…I got really bored one day, and I was talking with PixieKindOfCrazy, and together we decided to play this game called Wed, Bed, or Dead. If anyone's played it before…well, you know how it goes. If you haven't…well, you'll see how it goes. So I was like, "Hey, let's have our Heroes of Olympus play." So we are. So thanks Pixie! Our conversations turn into awesomeness!
DISCLAIMER: I DON'T OWN THE GAME NOR DO I OWN THE SERIES. I'd be such a genius.
Percy was feeling stressed. With everything going on, it was hard not to. That night after dinner, the seven were just sitting around, talking, wondering where to go next. The thing was, Percy really didn't want to talk about wars or battles. He just wanted a normal dinner…or at least, as normal as it would get with seven super-powerful teenagers. He hadn't known the new kids Jason, Piper, and Leo for very long at all. But Leo had seemed like the class clown of the group. Percy had a feeling he was in trouble when Leo drummed his fingers on the table with that mischievous grin of his.
"Let's play a game," Leo suggested. "It's called Wed, Bed, or Dead."
Percy frowned. "What's that?" he asked warily.
Piper blushed. "Leo, I don't think that's a good idea," she warned. Percy was curious as to why she looked so flustered.
"Aw, c'mon, beauty queen," Leo reassured her. "It's an awesome game. Let's play."
Jason sat down on the floor. "How do you play?" he asked.
Piper rolled her eyes. "You're given three people and you have to decide who to marry, sleep with, and kill. The Aphrodite kids play it all time. It's stupid."
"It's hilarious," Leo corrected her with a grin.
Percy could feel his face getting warmer. He glanced at Jason, who stared at Leo with an incredulous look. Hazel fanned herself in that old-fashioned way of hers. Annabeth seemed indifferent with a hint of annoyance. And Frank stared uncomfortably at everyone in the room, like the one thing in the world he wanted was to get out of there.
"C'mon," Leo encouraged the group. "Just like the ultimate truth-or-dare. A little comedic relief for this quest."
The rest of them reluctantly agreed to play. After all, they did need a time-out from questing, even for a stupid game like this. Percy sat on the floor with his back resting against the bed, an arm thrown around Annabeth. This game worried him a little bit. How could he answer the questions without offending her? Then again, he supposed some of her answers would offend him, too. Percy took a deep breath and prepared to play the game.
Leo gave him another wicked grin. "Alright, Percy," he mused. "Wed, bed, dead: Aphrodite, Athena, Hera."
Immediately, everyone gave him looks, whether they be of curiosity, pity, or in Annabeth's case, answer-wisely-or-else-I'll-gut-you-alive. Percy tried to keep the burning out of his face as he thought of a way to answer, but he knew he'd offend someone no matter what, and the last thing he wanted was to offend one of those goddesses. "Uh," he started uncomfortably, "is there a way for me to answer that and not die?"
Leo smirked. Jason raised an eyebrow in amusement. Piper didn't look like she wanted to hear Percy's answer. And Annabeth…there was no way she'd accept any answer she gave. Those usually beautifully fierce grey eyes were threatening now.
Percy thought about his choices. Wed, bed, dead: Aphrodite, Athena, Hera. He supposed Hera would be a good goddess to marry, considering she was the goddess of marriage and would never leave him. But the thought of marrying Hera made him cringe on the inside; he couldn't stand her after she kidnapped him and took his memory. But Percy decided wed was the right choice for her. Now about Aphrodite and Athena: bed, or dead? Percy thought, with a twinge of guilty pleasure, that Aphrodite being who she is would be fun to sleep with, and the better option than Athena, the thought of sleeping with whom made him shudder a little. I don't really care for Athena anyway, Percy thought to himself.
Blushing, and careful not to make eye contact with anyone in the room, he answered, "I gotta say, wed Hera, bed Aphrodite, and…" He dropped his voice and slurred his words, "killathena."
He immediately felt Annabeth's fist connect with his shoulder. Now that the curse of Achilles was gone, he was painfully reminded of how hard the girl could hit. "You'd kill my mom?" she growled.
"It's not that I want to kill her," he defended himself, rubbing his sore arm. "I just…don't want to sleep with her."
"'Cuz you'd rather sleep with MY mom," Piper scoffed.
He blushed even harder. "No!" he protested. "It's just…given the choices…aw, come on, Athena's a virgin goddess anyway!"
"So because she's a virgin," Annabeth started, "she deserves to be killed?"
"No!" Percy face-palmed. "But if she's a virgin, by default I can't marry or sleep with her, so—"
"Percy," Leo interrupted, "I think you should stop talking. Now."
Percy's face was on fire. He felt so guilty for even thinking about those goddesses like that, let alone categorizing them the way he did. He kind of wanted to bury himself under his blankets. There was no way he could meet Annabeth's eyes. "Moving on," he grumbled. He suddenly thought of a good revenge trio, so he turned to his girlfriend and said, "Annabeth—Zeus, Poseidon, Hades."
I apologize for the short chapters, but I can't really make long chapters of this story without making it sound like mind-rambling...
And for those of you who might be asking where this would fit into MoA, I'm not sure…there isn't a lot of room for games in that book, is there? Oh well. I had fun writing this, so it can fit wherever there might have been a break. Okay…
So tell me what you think of this, and I'll update more. Or I won't if you don't like it. But yeah, tell me what you think!