Disclaimer: As much as I would love to, I don't own these characters


On the first of September everyone was excited for the beginning of the school year. To see their friends again, talk about the holidays, even the teachers were missed. A lot had happened months ago, a lot of things were left unanswered and they weren't forgotten but they were definitely at the back of everyone's minds.

The corridors were full of smiling chatty people walking to their first classes, getting their things and catching up.

"Hey, hey, hey!" Michie said as she jumped onto Kara's back, both of them heading to homeroom. "How was your holiday? Should I even ask? A month in Italy has got to be the best thing ever, no?"

Kara laughed. "Yeah, it was pretty great."

They both walked in and said hi to Mr. Blofis. "Good morning, girls," he said, a cheeky smile on his face. It had been a long time since they'd seen Paul smile; it seemed foreign on his face.

"Did you have a good holiday?" Kara asked.

Paul answered that it was quiet but surprisingly good as Stacy waked in. "Hey Mr. Blofis," she started but froze looking at the back of the room. The three girls weren't the only students in the class. Stacy's mouth fell open and tears pooled in her eyes. Two more students walked into the class and also froze making Michie and Kara turn and look.

"Oh my god," Kara gasped. Michie just stared not knowing what to say. By this point there was a crowd at the door. No one dared move a muscle but it wasn't for fear that what they saw wasn't real; it was just pure shock really.

"Hey, what's going on?" Kyle and Eric pushed past people to get to the front. "What the hell."

He really should have seen this coming, should have taken Annabeth's advice and give them some kind of warning. Paul smirked at him from his desk because he had completely sided with the daughter of Athena, as had his mom and… basically everyone else.

"Hey, guys," Percy said from where he sat at his usual seat at the back of the class room as if it was just a normal school day and he hadn't been away for months. Oh, and as if he didn't look like shit because he had just come back from one of the most dangerous quests ever not that long ago. And Tartarus, let's never forget Tartarus. He tried for a smile. No way in hell he was going to tell the truth, nothing but the truth, oh gods help him.

AN. I have a test tomorrow so obviously I'm procrastinating and this got finished today. :)