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        Moonlight streamed down through my cabin window, casting an eerie glow around the whole room. I was sitting up in bed, polishing my shield when I heard a light knock on the door. I glanced over and saw Tyson was still asleep, then crawled out of bed and answered the door.

        There, standing the doorway, was Annabeth Chase, tears streaming down her face.

        "Annabeth?" I asked, stepping outside and closing the door behind me. She opened up her arms and I gave her a hug. It wasn't until we let go that I noticed I was only in my boxers.

        "Oh, Percy," she whimpered, leaning her head against my chest. She tried to speak between her gasping sobs but couldn't. "It's okay," I assured, stroking her blonde hair delicately. "What's wrong?"

        "Can we talk about it on the beach?" she asked, looking up at me with her gray eyes. They seemed troubled and dark, almost black.

        "Sure," I said, leading the way down to the shore. The moon was so bright and full that night we had no problem getting there. Once we did, we both sat down on the sand, her head rested on my shoulder.

        "Percy..." she began, unable to finish.

        "What?" I asked, reaching for her hand. She pulled it back. "Percy, I think we need to take a break."

        My stomach dropped. "What?"

        "You heard me, Percy," she said, an edge of bitterness suddenly in her voice. "We need a break. I need a break. Just for a while, maybe, or maybe..." Again she couldn't finish.

        "But why?" A clenching feeling took hold of my heart.

        "Percy, it has nothing to do with you," she assured, sitting up straight and taking her head off my shoulder. Her gaze stayed glued to the horizon as she spoke. "I've just been thinking a bit, I guess. I mean, I trust you, but I - "

        "Luke," I finished angrily. "You've already been tricked into doing something by someone you loved so you don't trust me."

        "Percy, I never said that."

        "But that's what you're going for."

        "And since when do you know what I'm going for?" she almost shouted. But then her voice softened. "I'm sorry, Percy, but I need to... to sort some stuff out. With myself. Alone."

        "Fine," I scowled, standing up. "You do that Annabeth."

        "Percy -"

        "I said fine."

        Teams were streaming down her face, harder than before. "Percy! Percy, please!" she sobbed.

        I stomped off to my cabin and left Annabeth sitting there alone. I could hear her crying even as crawled up into my bunk again. Eventually, her crying stopped, but it didn't make me feel better.

        Annabeth didn't trust me? And then she'd talked about Luke - as if she was comparing us - and said she'd been tricked into doing something by the both of us.

        Actually, you said that, I though to myself, but shook it away. That was what she was thinking. Wasn't it?  

        I went to bed feeling upset and angry. The next morning was no different. I didn't talk to Annabeth or even see her the whole day. Although I swear I sometimes heard her crying.

        "Oh my gods, Percy, are you an idiot?" Grover yelled at me from the Iris Message. He was sent to a boarding school in California in search of a new potential demigod the day before the breakup. He wasn't entirely happy when I told him the news.

        "Do you know how long it took you two to get together?" he said. "Five freakin' books for heaven's sake!"

        "Books?" I inquired. "Don't you mean years?"

        Grover waved his hand impatiently. "Yah, same thing. But you've got to go apologize to Annabeth!"

        "No way," I scowled, crossing my arms. "She's the one who dumped me, not the other way around."

        "Yah, but Percy, by the sound of it, you were pretty much a jerk about it."

        "What did you expect me to do? 'Oh, that's great that you're breaking up with me Annabeth. See you around!' Not exactly my ideal response."

        "Percy, it doesn't matter if she broke up with you. Don't you at least want to be friends?"

No, I found myself thinking, I want to be more than that. But I didn't say that. Instead I just told him, "Well, it doesn't matter now. She wouldn't come talk to me now if I was dying."

        "Whatever, Percy," Grover said, clearly annoyed. "I got to go."

        "Bye," I replied half-heartedly, waving my hand in front of the Iris Message to disconnect it. I guess no one was on my side for this argument. Angry, I stomped off to the beach to vent. But when I got there, a young woman in a white, silk dress was there to greet me - and, apparently, slap me.

        "Ow!" I shouted, rubbing my cheek gingerly. "What was that for Aphrodite?"

"For breaking poor Annabeth's heart, silly boy!" she scowled, pointing an accusing finger at me. "You've ruined a perfect relationship, Percy."

        "I didn't break off the relationship," I defended angrily, "She did."

        "Yes, but for obvious reasons," she said, sitting down in the sand. She invited me to follow but I told her I was fine standing.

        "She still loves you Percy," she said, keeping her eyes down at the sand. I blushed and tried to hide it by looking away. "She seemed pretty mad last I saw her," I said quickly.

        "She's mad at herself, silly boy. For allowing herself to be tricked by Luke a few years back."

        I visibly cringed. "When he made her hold up the world? You mean when that nasty little scumbag -" I would have said a lot of mean things about Luke had the Goddess not stopped me with a wave of her hand. "Yes, that incident."

        "And what about it?"

        "Luke pretending to be on her side, pretended to still be her friend, her family," she said, drawling a small heart in the sand with her finger. "So when he betrayed her, it really hurt. I think her trust in people in general was shattered."

        "So you're saying she doesn't trust me?"

        "Not in the slightest," she reassured. "It's more like she doesn't trust herself. She's worried about losing you, and if you're not even her's..."

        It suddenly all made sense. "Then she can't be hurt," I finished.

        Aphrodite looked up, smiling. She almost looked proud. "Exactly," she chided.

        "I think I have an idea of what I need to do," I said. "I'm going to win back her trust."

        "And how are you going to do that?" she inquired.

        "Oh, you'll see," I said , grinning devilishly. "All I need is Apollo and some of his terrible poetry."

        A few days later Valentine's Day rolled around. Year-round campers like me always knew that today was the most favorite day of Aphrodite's children - the whole camp was decorated in pink ribbons and hearts by them. They even managed to decorate the Ares cabin - but they were quickly torn down by the angry cabin members.

        Annabeth and I still hadn't spoken. Whenever I saw her at dinner, she was surrounded by her Athena cabin-mates. They gave me malicious glares every time I tried to step near her.

        Hopefully, I thought, that would all change tonight. Because thanks to Apollo, I had a plan that would easily win Annabeth's trust back in me. All it would take was some terrible poetry and a totally humiliating shirt to prove to Annabeth that I would do anything for her. Even if it meant looking like a dork in front of the whole camp.

        At dinner, Chiron made an announcement that a new camp member had been claimed by her mother, Demeter. It was the exact opening I was looking for. Everyone cheered and shouted the new member's name as he went to go sit down with all of Demeter's other children. And before everyone could resume eating, I jumped up onto my table.

        "Attention everyone!" I shouted, waving my arms around frantically. I caught everyone's attention easily - especially Chiron's, who looked particularly annoyed by the idea that I was standing on a table. I even caught Annabeth's eye, who was secretly watching me from behind all her cabin-mates.

        "Attention please!" I shouted again and then cleared my throat. "I have an announcement to make. And since today is Valentine's Day, I find this will be very appropriate."

        Everyone cheered. Annabeth blushed and tried to look angry at me, but I saw her trying to hold back a smile.

        I pulled out a sheet of paper and cleared my throat again. Then I began:

        Annabeth, O' Annabeth,
        You're as beautiful as a rose, and as soft as a bear -
        I love the way the sunlight touches your hair.
        You smart and witty and lov-e-ly,
        Annabeth, O' Annabeth,
        Would you please forgive me?!

        I ripped open my jacket to reveal my shirt-a hot pink tee with hearts surrounding the name ANNABETH. I glanced up at her, and saw that she had tears in her eyes and was covering her mouth with her hand. She stood up just as I began to jump down from the table.

        She jumped on me, straddling my waist with her legs, her arms wrapped around my neck. "Percy..." she began, but she didn't finish. I kissed her so patiently that everyone started to yell "Get a room!"

        When we finally stopped, I dropped her on the ground. She kissed me again on the cheek and whispered in my ear, "How did you know?"

        I shrugged. "Certain little birdie, actually."

        She smiled. "Was that certain little birdie the same one who eavesdropped on us in Olympus?"

        I knew my old Annabeth was back. I kissed her again and everyone cheered extra loud. "Yes, I believe it was that little birdie."

        "I'm sorry, Percy, but I was worried..." she was at a loss of words.

        "I'll never leave you Annabeth," I said, caressing her cheek. "Never."

        "Good," she said, smirking. "Because I'm never leaving either."

        "Then I guess were both stuck together forever."

        She smiled, and kissed me on the cheek one last time. "Yah," she agreed. "I guess we are."
Credit for picture goes to burdge-bug! [link]
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Reilienforever Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
So freakin good
Insanity885 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Lol. xD

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Artemis2229 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
KiarraD Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god!!! this is so adorable!!! but it was only after that I read the discription so, yes i had some spoilers right there.
But asides from that, it's an amazing and a cute story.
Awesomenesokatu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was awesome!!!
MissingEvFan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's too awesum, tears in my eyes lol jk, but close to it. you're awesum! that's so sweet! i wish Rick would add something in like that to one of the books...
Cat-Von-B Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
DeadGirlsRoses Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Writer
D'AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW SO FRIGGIN' ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Talmenar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
aww!! love this way too much!! this is so sweet.
VanishingStarlight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I bursted out laughing after he read the poem. XD That was so sweet though! Absolutely adorable! <3
SGTCbrittanySGTC Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
haha mee tooo.
happyhappy2222 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Utsukee99 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
percabethlover12 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Artist
i love what grover said FIVE FRIGGN BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MaxRideFlockLover12 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwww SO SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
alfiesurprise101 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
The picture's of Teddy and Victoire I think...
GreenAthena Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I love that song by Jack Johnson.... but I love Percabeth more!!!!!!
IESAonline Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Good fanfic. Public in :D
GreenAthena Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Kiss-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Is it bad that I kept banging my head 'cause Percy was publicly humiliating himself!? I barely went past the poem! It was soooooooooooooo cute of him to do that! Lawlz :3
qgraves Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the story! but... the picture is of blaire and prosper... not annabeth and percy... yeah, um...
TheeAsianLouise Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Awhh!!! This is the cutest. Thing. EVAR.!! Even cuter than Spoby!! <3
lizardlea Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
The image, the quote, and the story - they all work together perfectly. <3 I love it! :3
XxSweet-VictoryXx Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
AWWW~! <3 Sooo sweet, such a cute story!!!!! ^~^
greekgeek1228 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I love it. This is sooo going in my favs
catmi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Strawberrylove321 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Artist
EclipseProductionnX3 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its adorable albeit a bit cheesy XD
Robinfur123 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cbangstar12 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
oh isnt that cute
Riordanfan13 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
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Percabeth1fan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So cute. I luv Percabeth and you did a great job. I burst out laughing when Percy read the poem and did the shirt thing. Cute.
Vanessa1101 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Writer
I just LOVE this!!!My friends and I are obsessed with Percabeth and they begged me to print this for them so I did cause (shh...) *whispers* they're seriously CRAZY and will KILL to get what they want *normal voice* but I'm like that too ;)
Vanessa1101 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Writer
I just LOVE this!!!My friends and I are obsessed with Percabeth and they begged me to print this for them so I did cause (shh...) *whispers* they're seriously CRAZY and will KILL to get what they want *normal voice* but I'm like that too ;)
plinger15 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
I really like the picture! Its realy life like!
plinger15 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Great story! Pretty funny!
RainpathlovesArtemis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
i love the book think
WiseGirl-SeaweedBrai Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
samix19 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FIVE FREAKIN' BOOKS!!!!!!!!! ahahaha love your work! :iconmonkeyloveplz:

although I'm the kind of girl that will read the books from 4th, then 1st, then 5th, then 2nd, then third.... my reading's twisted, but somehow I understand the Percy Jackson series....

I have ADHD, and it really doesn't help when my teacher says, "Stay put."

Eroii Nu Mor Niciodata --- "Heroes Never Die"

Athena's gossips are more true and more accurate than Aphrodite's gossips..XD

3 Books that I enjoyed:
1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians
2. The Heroes of Olympus

:nuu: Taken
:nuu: Single
:D Mentally dating Percy Jackson :squee:
angelazhang2000 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
PR0V1DENCE Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh, am I the only one who realized black Grover just did a wallthrough?
Nice joke. (I'm talking about the five books joke, and you did make this Grover in your story the one from the movie, right? That's what your story potrayed to me.)
percabethlover101 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Zaratheturtle4 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gods! This- ! This is hilarious!
"Do you know how long it took you guys to get together?! Five freakin' books!"
Gods, that was a hilarious Grover quote! And Percy with the bad poetry and the Annabeth T-shirt? PRICELESS!
applevspumpkin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Artist
man, this is good and kind of funny in the beggining and wow this good.
Percabeth81200 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That's so cheesy but so sweet!
Darksknight Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   Writer
I was laughing happily the whole time! There isn't much he wouldn't do for her...
PercabethScribe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
The pic fits with the story perfectly... Good job!
alfiesurprise101 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Love the story and all that... but the pic is Teddy and Victoire!
WriterOfNeverKnown Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
HIS SHIRT!!!!!! OMG that was freaking hilarious!!!!! I love this story!!! Wonderful work!! And it had all my favorite things in it: breakups, makeups, kisses, hugs, tears, adorable Percys doing silly things for love, and of course FLUFF AND CHEESE!!!!! Yippee!!
teamedwardissocool Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
nope. no way. percy wouldn't just leave annabeth crying like that. It's not like him at all.
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