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Annabeth's POV

Today was the first day of school. I was officially now an 11th grader. It was also August 18th. And for some strange reason Thalia, Nico, and Jason, moped around all day. They always had this faraway look in their eyes and barley spoke a word. After so many years of asking them what was so depressing about August 18th and getting no answer, I never asked them again. I just began assuming they really hated the first day of school. But I knew there had to be something more than that. I just couldn't figure out what that was but I was going to find out. I made my way into the entrance of Goode High School thinking of ways to get them to tell me what was going on.

As I made my way to my locker I spotted Thalia talking to Nico. They were whispering and hunched over, obviously trying to talk about something secretly. Most likely about the reason why they were always so depressed on the first day of school. I mean what could be so depressing? Thalia never feels sympathy for anything or anyone. Much less Nico. I decided to make my way towards them.

"Hey Thalia, Nico come on it's the first day of school be happy for once. Oh, and did you guys hear about the new architecture class! And I was just….."

"Annabeth, you are the only person I know that likes school and there is no reason to be happy. No reason at all. And you know that. See you at lunch." With that she dragged Nico away but not before Nico gave me his death glare.

I need to know what is so depressing about August 18th or it will forever be in my mind till the day I die. Did a family member pass away or something? I just had to find out. Just then the bell rang to go to first hour. As I turned to go to class I crashed into someone and my books scattered everywhere as I fell to the ground.

"I'm s-s-sorry." I looked up and saw a boy around my age with sea green eyes covered in thick Harry Potter style glasses. He had light brown hair and he was wearing a brown striped sweater that was two sizes too big and faded blue jeans with a pair of old white sneakers.

"Don't be sorry it was my fault. I'm Annabeth Chase. I haven't seen you around here before. Are you new?" I said getting up and picking my poor stuff of the ground. I tried to help him up as well but he just flinched. That was odd.

"I-I'm Jake U-U-Ugliano. I-I-I need to g-g-go to c-class." With that he pretty much ran away from me. I'm not that scary.

"Annie! I have been looking all over for you. Come on we are going to be late. You do have Architecture, right? Let's go."

"Luke, don't call me Annie. You know I don't like…" before I could finish he softly pecked my lips. Oh, did I mention Luke is my boyfriend.

"Sorry Annabeth." He smiled. It made my heart melt and especially his blue eyes and his short-cropped sandy blond hair and even the scar that started at his eye to his chin. Ugghh I need to stop hanging out with Silena. I thought as Luke and I entered class.

"Whoa wait are you in this class too? The great Castellan in architecture what next pigs will fly?" I teased him which caused him to blush.

"Oh, come on Annie…Annabeth. You know you're happy about it. "

"Ok I am. Anyways aren't you wondering why Nico, Jason, and Thalia are always depressed on August 18th. Because I really want to know because something must be up."

"Yeah I know what you mean. It worries me sometimes." But just then the bell rang and we didn't get to finish our conversation.

"Annabeth let me see your schedule. Here is mine." I handed Luke my schedule as the bell rang to go to our next class.


1st Hour: Architecture

2nd Hour: Honors English

3rd Hour: Calculus


4th Hour: P.E

5th Hour: ADV. Biology

6th Hour: ADV. Painting


1St Hour: Architecture

2nd Hour: 12th Grade English

3rd Hour: Chemistry


4th Hour: P.E.

5th Hour: Economics

6th Hour: ADV. Painting

"Awesome we have three classes together. Well, bye Annie, see you at Lunch." He quickly kissed me on the cheek and ran for his life. He better run. No one calls me Annie. I'll get him later. I need to go to class anyways. That's when I turned the corner and gasped at what I saw.

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