Summary: After finding out Annabeth has been cheating on him for a long time, a heartbroken Percy decides to make some major changes in his life.
UPDATE: Hey guys! I've decided to completely edit this story and-for real this time, I swear-update more often! Also, I'm doing this thing where I have a song in the beginning of the chapter so you can just listen to it whilst reading.
Song of the Chapter: Follow You – Bring Me the Horizon
Disclaimer: PJO belongs to the amazing Rick Riordan. Can't do anything about that, unfortunately.
Chapter 1- Why, Annabeth?
[6 MONTHS AFTER THE LAST WAR]
I woke up, feeling as happy a demi-god can be. I was going to propose to Annabeth today after several months of dating. I opened up the box where the ring was safely tucked away. After closely working with Hephaestus for weeks, the ring was complete; a thin silver band with a finely cut emerald in the centre sparkling brightly. If you looked closer, you could see the faint glimmer of rubies inside of the emerald.
I walked to breakfast, grinning at everyone around me. I cheerfully grabbed a plate and scraped some off in the fire and smiled at Hestia sitting beside it. Sitting down, I wasn't surprised to see Nico rapidly eating his food at the Poseidon table. "Good morning!" I greeted him.
He looked at me with a bewildered expression. "What's up with you, Kelp Brains?"
"Can't a person be happy for once?" I grumbled.
Thalia came up to my table as well. She had quit the Hunters' after the war when it was revealed Nico and her were dating. It was all going quite spectacularly and he'd even planned to propose to her on her birthday.
"Percy? You alive?" Thalia said loudly, snapping her fingers in front of my face.
The Apollo Cabin shot us weird looks but shook it off, going back to their previous conversation.
"Ha ha, very funny," I glared at my cousin. "Anyways, what's up? You guys seem a little… frazzled."
"It's about A-" Nico began but quickly got interrupted.
"Percy, can I talk to you for a second?" Annabeth pointedly looked at me and I stood up, smiling.
"Sure, why not?" I said brightly. I gave Nico and Thalia a I'll-talk-to-you later look. They exchanged worried glances which I ignored.
Annabeth took me to the lake where we had our first kiss. I was planning to propose during the evening, but honestly any time was fine. And what perfect place other than this?
"Hey," I said softly.
"Perseus…" she took a deep breath.
Okay, this is different. Usually, Annabeth would either call me Seaweed Brain or Percy or something else. Never Perseus.
"Annabeth, are you okay?"
"Do I look like it?" she snapped.
"No, but I thought-" I started but Annabeth interrupted me.
"Since when did you start thinking, Jackson? Look," She took a deep breath. Again. "You know Wendy Waterhooks, don't you?"
"From the Hebe Cabin?" I asked, a bit nervous about where this was heading.
"Yes. I- well I- Ugh, Percy, I love her! Okay?"
I just stared at her like I had never seen her before. Annabeth was breaking up with me?
"Um, whoa. Okay. For- for how long have you held that in for?" I shook my head. "It's just, why?"
She looked at me. "I don't like you. What's the problem? Huh? You're the son of Poseidon; I'm the daughter of Athena. I'm not even supposed to talk to you! I'm supposed to hate you! Now, I can be a true daughter of my mother!" she said, quietly at first then slowly getting louder and louder.
I looked at her sadly and nodded. "Fine. Goodbye, Annabeth." I quickly started walking to my cabin but I got stopped by Wendy.
"Yes?" I asked her, my voice a bit icy.
She looked a little sheepish. "I just wanted to apologize for Annabeth's actions," she said, "I don't know but I have a feeling she went hard on you."
"It's okay," I sighed, "I guess I'm not good enough for her, and I truly believe she deserves the best. I just hope you don't have to go through the same thing as me." I said and I meant it.
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