Hello! This is pretty much my first ever story on Fanfiction so I am still very confused about how the heck I do everything. I had to read and watch around 10 tutorials just to post this one chapter so yeah...thats kind of embarrassing. Any tips would be appreciated and constructive criticism would be cool.
DISCLAIMER: I OWN NOTHING. THE PLOT YES, BUT EVERYTHING ELSE PRETTY MUCH BELONGS TO GOOD OL' UNCLE RICK, THE PUBLISHERS, AND ALL THAT CHIZ.
CHAPTER ONE- CATS? YEAH, RIGHT.
"He should've been here half an hour ago!" Screamed Annabeth Chase into her cellphone, turning a few heads in the process. She glared at the staring people causing them to hastily walk away.
"Yeah I'm listening. I just got distracted by a bunch of nosy idiots." Annabeth paused, sighing exasperatingly, as she listened to the feminine voice on the other side of the conversation speaking. "I know that, but he's never been this late. Especially not after last time when I-"
Annabeth frowned. "Thalia calm down! He'll be here, just wait! We'll be there in a few minutes. Trust me, when I see him I will personally make him wish he had never"-Annabeth's grey eyes widened-"PERCY! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!?"
A boy with messy jet-black hair and sea green eyes was pushing through the crowd towards her, limping slightly.
"Excuse me! Sorry!" He said as he bumped into an old lady carrying a Chihuahua in her pudgy arms. "Humph!" she said, and walked away. The boy made his way out of the crowd, tripping on someone's foot, and falling right at Annabeth's feet.
Annabeth put her hands on her hips and shook her head, causing her blonde curls to shake in their ponytail, as Percy quickly got up and brushed off his jeans. He flinched slightly, but Annabeth had no time to comment on it as Percy started to ramble an excuse.
"I'm really sorry Annabeth! There was this cat in a tree and it looked so sad, and I thought that maybe I had time to get it down, but it was really high up! You know I'm a bad climber! I just couldn't leave it there though! The kitty was all like '"meow meow meow"' and I was like "'I'll get you down kitty!"' You know I can't break a promise!"-Percy was breathing heavily-" But then the cat scratched me and I was like "'bad kitty! Bad bad kitty!"-Percy imitated scolding the ground-"but I got it down anyway and ended up falling off the tree! I'm sorry! Really Annabeth, I feel horrible!"
Annabeth raised an eyebrow. "You done?"
"Yeah," said Percy.
"Good." Annabeth replied, proceeding to stomp on Percy's uninjured foot.
"Ouch!" Percy whimpered, while hopping on one foot "What was that for? I gave you an explanation!"
"That was for making me go through Thalia's anger. Now come on!" Annabeth grabbed Percy's arm, only slightly guilty at the fact that she had made him grimace, and dragged him through the crowd towards a ticket booth where a boy and a girl Annabeth recognized as Nico and Thalia were waiting for them impatiently.
Both the Thalia and Nico had equally jet-black hair and shirts with the words GREEN DAY in big letters, but other than that they looked completely different. The girl had intimidating electric blue eyes, sharp features, and was standing with her arms crossed in anger where areas the boy had eyes so brown, they were almost black and was bouncing around with excitement.
"PERSEUS-YOU WON'T TELL ME YOUR MIDDLE NAME- JACKSON! YOU. ARE. DEAD!" Thalia was stormed right up to Percy and jabbed him in the chest with her finger, "YOU IDIOT! THE GREEN DAY CONCERT STARTS IN THREE MINUTES AND YOU'RE JUST STANDING THERE LIKE SOME STUPIFIED ROCK OR SOMETHING WHEN YOU SHOULD BE RUNNING IN THERE LIKE A MANIAC!"
"COME ON!" Thalia grabbed the arm that Annabeth had been previously holding and wrenched Percy in the direction of the ticket booth. She shoved their concert tickets into the hands of the security guard, and noticing Thalia's anger, he quickly stepped aside to let them in.
Thalia pushed away all the people in their path until they reached their seats in the front row, and shoved Percy onto his seat mumbling something under her breath that rhymed with plucking mass mole as she took her own seat.
Nico sent Percy a look of pity, noticing the look of pain on his face.
Thalia didn't shove Percy that hard, thought Annabeth with confusion, but shook the thought away when Billie Joe Armstrong appeared on stage followed by his amazing fellow band members.
Thalia went practically insane. Nico was buzzing with more energy than usual. Annabeth was ecstatic. Percy was trying to hide his pain with a fake smile
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After the concert Thalia could not stop talking.
"That was awesome! I can't believe it! The concert was even better than I expected it to be! I'm even willing to be forgiving and let Percy off the hook for causing us to almost miss the beginning of the concert!"
Nico feigned a look of surprise. "Thalia?! The Thalia Grace being forgiving! It's the end of the world!" Nico waved his arms around dramatically
Thalia shot Nico an angry look. "Don't use my last name."
"Sorry, forgot. Concert adrenaline still flowing," said Nico apologetically.
Thalia didn't stay mad as long as she usually would and smiled, "I'll let that one slide just for today. Did you notice how hot the lead singer was?"
"Ummm no…" Nico raised an eyebrow.
Annabeth rolled her eyes at her friends (who also happened to be cousins) and noticed that Percy was acting strangely quiet. She turned to look at him and noticed that he seemed unusually pale.
"Percy, are you okay?" Annabeth asked Percy with concern etched in her eyes.
"Yeah yeah, I'm fine. Just a bit claustrophobic, you know?" Percy replied with a strained smile.
"Did you really hurt yourself that bad when you fell out of that tree?"
"Nah, I forgot all about that." Replied Percy
"Are you sure?" said Annabeth " Because if you want we could-"
"I'm going to go to the restroom, okay?" interrupted Percy. His hands were clenched.
Percy had already walked away.
Thalia had stopped laughing and turned around.
"Where's Percy?" Thalia's eyebrows were furrowed.
"He said that he needed to go to the restroom, but he's acting really weird," replied Annabeth in a distant tone.
"Eh, he's probably just still afraid that I'll beat him up. No need to worry about old kelp-head," Thalia waved her arm nonchalantly.
"I guess,…" said Annabeth, but not before catching a flash of bruised skin as Percy opened the restroom door.
That was no accident, thought Annabeth.
So, that was the end of the chapter.
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