Please Hear Me OutSometimes I wonderPlease Hear Me Out5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
If we'll make it till we're old
Or if we'll fall through when
We're too young to know what's going on
In this moment right now
Our future's not looking all the best
I just wanted a happily ever after
And found more than I could handle
It feels like an hour glass
And our times almost run dry
I'm too weak to turn it over
And gives just a little more time
Please hear me out
I know everything's my fault
But please don't let me ruin
Everything we've worked so hard for
I know it's hard to listen
To everything I have to say
But please just take a seat
And take a deep breath
Sometimes I wonder
If the angels will sing for us
Or if I'll be pulled down into hell
We're too young to know what's going on
In this moment right now
I can feel everything around us
Just falling apart at the seams
And it's hard to rebuild everything up again
Our hour glass is slowly
Running out of sand
And we're nearing the end
So help me turn it back over before it's the end
Please hear me out
Breaking Jason They arrived in the nick of time - all of Hades had broken loose. The air smelled of Greek fire and a blacksmith's workshop. Jason guessed that the latter was from the Cyclopes that barreled through the Roman legion effortlessly, but one thing he knew for sure was that he wanted to be as far away from them as possible. The air was filled with the sound of Celestial bronze against Imperial gold, the roar of the battle cries as thunderous as a waterfall.Breaking Jason3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Demigods had flooded into Camp Half-Blood; there was fighting in every nook and cranny of their home. Swordsmen and axe wielders trampled over the strawberry fields; lancereavers fought in the dining pavilion, parrying and holding their own as they jumped from table to table; Appolo's cabin had secured the Big House, their shots hitting with deadly accuracy into the raging battles. Arrows were coming out from the rooftop, windows, and somehow one came out through the keyhole at
TutorI would write a book if I wasn't dyslexic and ADHD. It would be called, "100 ways that teachers are annoying." Number one would be: They make you do things you don't need/want to do. That's affecting me right now. Apparently, my grades are really low in math and if I want to graduate then I would have to get a tutor. As soon as Mrs.H said that I thought two things, the first one: I don't to see any of these people in my free time! Two: Annabeth!Tutor3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
So the next week when Annabeth came over (she came over about once a week, but you can't blame us for wanting to be together. After all, we were separated for eight months and then pulled into Tartarus)we decided to do homework. I tried to look stupid so she would offer to help me but I didn't know how. I'm just a naturally smart guy. (I know what you guys are thinking, that I'm not smart and all. Well I am!) Anyway, so Annabeth came over and we were sitting in the living room doing homework (well I wasn't really doing homework, just asking Ann
The Strange Life and Love of Leo Valdez Part 2 The Strange Life and Love of Leo Valdez Part 2The Strange Life and Love of Leo Valdez Part 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Leo had forgotten all about his best friend's birthday, probably the worst mistake he could have made.
He'd left Jason's gift back at the bunker; if he could go get it quickly
He heard a clanking whirring sound behind him and turned to find Buford just behind his cabin. A drawer popped open to reveal the gift.
"Dude," Leo said, "You are the best table in the history of furniture."
Did You Mean It? -JasperThe sea breeze whistled through Piper's hair as she gripped the railing of the Argo II. Jason snuck up behind her and wrapped his arms around her tightly. Tears rolled down her cheeks, her kaleidoscope eyes remaining on the horizon. "Do you think they're okay?" she whispered softly.Did You Mean It? -Jasper3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Jason's arms flexed as he pulled her closer. "I'm sure of it," he replied in her ear and turned her around so she was facing him. Piper found it strange he was being so affectionate, since he was usually guarded, but she didn't complain. It was so easy to get lost in those electric, blue eyes.
"But what if-" he cut her off sharply with a kiss and her heart melted. She carefully wrapped her arms around his neck, and everything around her dissolved. His fist matted in her choppy hair and she smiled softly, pulling away to catch her breath. Jason's eyes looked darker now, more intense than they were before.
"Did you mean it?"
She shook her head and blinked a couple of times. "What?" she asked stupidly
MessagesShe hated checking the messages on the machine. For the first few months she had hoped that the message would be someone tell her that they found Percy. Around April she stopped hoping. All she could do was wish that her son would come home. She couldn't even pray. Who would she pray to? The people the gods who took him away?Messages3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The red light telling her she had a message had been blinking in her home phone for days. She didn't want to listen to it ever. She wanted the cable company or the bank or the salesman to just sit there forever. They weren't bringing her son back.
Annabeth had told them that the ship was leaving and that they would find Percy where they were going. Sally didn't get her hopes up; that's what Annabeth said the last time.
Finally, after watching it blink for a week, Paul finally hit the button to play the message before they went to bed (with endless protesting from his wife.)
Sally listened to the message stone-faced. She didn't even blink. When it ended
Request: Just to See You SmileNow that Piper had moved to Camp Jupiter with Jason and Leo had been promoted to ambassador, he found himself traveling between the two camps quite often. His new position was great, and New Rome was even better. Well, it had its ups and downs.Request: Just to See You Smile3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The ups were pretty fantastic. Free access to the forges whenever he was in town (and the forges were pretty sweet), discounts on all the food and the merchandise, and he got to hang out with Hazel and Frank. He got to help design and oversee the building of the forts for the War Games. Not to mention, the girls were beautiful.
The downs? Well, none of those girls were really impressed with Leo's title of "Official Ambassador to Camp Jupiter and Supreme Commander of the Argo II." He had to sit in on the Senate meetings and actually pay attention, because they needed his vote. There was Octavian to contend with. The guy definitely had a few gears loose. Leo didn't get much time to spend with Piper and Jason, because they w
WorthwhileCoach Hedge wasn’t, perhaps, the brightest of satyrs, but he was smart enough to realize that someone was going to have to stay behind and close the Doors of Death from Tartarus. No one talked about it, but he could sense that the demigods on board the Argo II were each inwardly resolved to be the one to stay behind, the one to save Percy and Annabeth. Each of them was convinced that they weren’t important enough to continue on with the quest. Their emotions were incredibly easy to read.Worthwhile2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The only one who seemed reluctant to be anywhere near Tartarus was Nico, the son of Hades who was the newest addition to their quest. To Coach, Nico seemed terrified, worried out of his mind for Percy and Annabeth, and he was only barely keeping it together. Yet Nico had that same resolve, he’d made that same decision to be the one to stay in Tartarus. Even after everything he’d been through, all the horrors he’d seen in that hellhole, he was willing to go ba
Our first kiss: Annabeth's POV: BoTL"Get out of here!" Percy exclaimed.Our first kiss: Annabeth's POV: BoTL3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
My eyes went wide, as I realized what he had said to me. I looked into his sea green eyes, looking for a chance that he might be bluffing.
I felt my stomach churn when there was none.
"What?" I squeaked. Percy was known in my book for being a bit of an idiot. I mean sure we've been in our share of situations, and he'd saved us in pretty weird ways. But right now, what he was saying was so insane- so stupid... "No! I'm not leaving you."
Percy gripped his sword tighter as he turned away at the sound of one of the telekhines barking at another one. He turned back, and my heart skipped a beat.
"I've got a plan." He said almost desperately. "I'll distract them. You can use the metal spider- maybe it can lead you back to Hephaestus. You have to tell him what's going on!"
I stared at him, barely registering his words. How could he say that?! How could he just tell me to leave him all alone- and in a volcano for the gods sake! I felt a painful
Request: No... All Right, Fine.He never could tell her no.Request: No... All Right, Fine.3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Needless to say, Percy Jackson did not expect to be a father by the time he was twenty years old. But he had never been happier. He honestly wished Annabeth hadn't wanted to wait a year before having kids.
Parenthood had its trials, though. Neither of them knew exactly how to raise a child, seeing how Percy was raised in part by an abusive step-father, and Annabeth had run away when she was seven. Fortunately, there were two immortals, four mortal parents, and an entire camp to help out. That little princess was probably the most spoiled girl on the planet. And she had all the skills of her parents.
She was a genius. She was a quick fighter. She could control water. She was as cunning as her mother. And as good at sucking-up as her father. Which is why Percy could never tell her no.
From the moment she was born, the first second he held her in his arms, he knew he was a goner. This little girl with jet-black cu
Let Her Go (PJO Oneshot)(WARNING: Mark of Athena spoilers ahead.)Let Her Go (PJO Oneshot)3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Annabeth shouted, her voice infused with pure shock and terror.
A grumbling, incoherent laughter filled the chasm, ethereal and imminent, growing in volume and threatening to steal their sanity.
He’d turned around in an instant.
It was just like the muskeg, only this time it was Annabeth drowning… and somehow that made it a thousand times more painful.
The ground had turned to sheer liquid beneath her feet, just as Percy had turned to grab her backpack, which they had left behind. He’d immediately tried to go back and save her, running straight into the molten earth, but it solidified around his feet and disallowed him from moving. He reached out; able to grab her around the waist, but it was no use. On instinct, Percy pulled Annabeth up under her arms with all of the strength he could muster, but when she suddenly let out a horrible shriek of pain he knew he had made a mistake. She collapsed
Waiting for SomeoneHours. Days. Weeks. Nico lost count on how long the tall, dark-skinned teenager-who looked vaguely familiar, yet Nico couldn't quite remember his name- stood there.Waiting for Someone3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Not that the security ghouls hadn't tried to move him- they had.
"You can't stay here, kid. Elysium awaits you," the ghouls would insist every time.
The boy would shake his head stubbornly and twist the white fabric of his T-shirt anxiously, then bite his lip. "I'm waiting for someone," he would answer back, too, every time.
He had been judged not long ago, and as soon as they veredicted Elysium for him, he gave a brief, white-thoothed smile toward the judges and proceeded to make his way to the paradise's gate. But that was it; he refused to go in.
Nico squinted to see better- he had seen this boy somewhere. Still, he kept himself pressed against one of the dark, jagged rocks that seemed oh-so-abundant in the Underworld, doing his best to not be noticed by him.
One day, not too long ago after Beckendorf (was that his name?
A Cool MoveRed and blue lights winked in Percy's peripheral vision. A whining siren started up behind him.A Cool Move4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Uh, guys?" Piper called from the back seat. "I think we're in trouble."
"Trouble?" Leo exclaimed, "The freakin po-po are chasing after us!"
And sure enough he was right. The police car was riding right on their tail.
Percy cursed and pulled the car over to the shoulder of the highway. It bumped over gravel and came to a stop.
"Nice going, Seaweed Brain," Annabeth muttered. Like it was his fault they had gotten in a high speed car chase with monsters just moments before. The police car cruised to a stop beside them.
A heavy set man emerged from the car, his belly bouncing as he pulled himself up. He munched on a pink donut and started toward them. Percy thought that the man could stand to lay off on his donut consumption.
In the back, Leo was being dramatic.
"Okay, I've seen this sort of thing in movies." he spoke quickly "On the count of three we all make a run for it. Sweet talking never w
The Strange Life and Love of Leo Valdez Part 3 The Strange Life and Love of Leo Valdez Part 3The Strange Life and Love of Leo Valdez Part 33 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Reyna!” Jason said, giving her a quick, friendly, smile, “Of course I’ll go say hi to the others.”
“Who’s here from camp Jupiter?” Piper asked
“Including me,” Reyna seemed to run through a quick mental list, “Hazel, Frank, Dakota, Bobby and Gwen.”
Reyna looked in Leo’s direction, and her eyes popped. “Um… Leo, y
Scars and Stories"Percy?" Annabeth asked, her face half-lit by the fountain's glow on Percy's cabin. A light breeze entered from the opened door, making her hair dance around her face. She tucked a stray curl behind her ear, a sign Percy recognized as nervousness.Scars and Stories3 years ago in Romance More Like This
She was leaning on the doorframe, and kept checking behind her every now and then, as if waiting for a hellhound to jump up at them and attack. Her shoulders were visibly tense, and she had her arms wrapped around herself, her left fingers grazing her dagger's hilt.
She looked at Percy once again, seemed to realize something and immediately closed the door, making her way towards him. Her footsteps echoed on the wood floor. Annabeth reached out for the nightlight and turned it on.
As soon as the light was on, she could see Percy's tense shoulders beginning to relax. Hers did so, too, on instinct.
Percy sat up on his bed and wrapped an arm around her, pulling Annabeth to his lap. She had come here with the purpose to spend the night together,
Of All this Roman Ambitioni.Of All this Roman Ambition2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When Reyna was five, she wanted to be an emperor.
She would ask her sister to wreath a few flowers from their backyard together and pretend that they were laurels, would sit around in the highest chair in his father's study with a bowl of grapes balanced haphazardly in her chubby legs whilst devouring thick volumes of Roman history.
Her father would see her and chuckle, messing up her black hair and accidentally knocking her laurel's wreath off, and she'd stick out her tongue and tell him that emperors were not to be messed up with, but her smile would always give her away. She couldn't help it.
Reyna wanted to be just like the great Augustus, to protect her people and lead them to glory. She always tried to follow his steps, but it was hard to look dignified and regal when every day you were mocked at and made fun of by your kindergartener friends.
So Reyna would escape from the shrill laughs and the pull of her braids, climbing up into the safety of the highest slide she could fin
SelflessPercy didn't know what it was, obviously. He couldn't see it.Selfless3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
But from what he could tell, it was about twenty feet long, vaguely snakelike, with ten or more glowing red eyes, and at least six arms. It was slow, which was good because it had been slithering after him and Annabeth for the past three days. Now that they were at the Doors, though, it had finally caught up.
And all the other monsters that had been chasing them were catching up, too. Percy was glad he couldn't see most of them, but even in the dim light of his sword, what he saw made him wonder if he'd ever be sane again. A large part of him wished he were dead.
Then there was Annabeth. She'd been beyond brave, limping along on her wounded ankle, trying to find any information about the Doors that she could on her laptop. (They'd nearly tripped over it after falling into the Pit.) She sat near the doors now, furiously tapping away at the keys, looking for anything that would help keep the
The Depths of Hell CH.2PercyThe Depths of Hell CH.23 years ago in Sketches More Like This
His green eyes met her grey ones for a second.
Piercing wails tore through Percy's mind, dragging him into consciousness. Hisses and whines seemed to wisp through every part of his brain as if a thousand monsters were being tortured inside his head. Reluctantly, he opened his eyes and saw nothing but blurred shadows. Where exactly am I? he thought, barely cognizant. Percy had to blink a few times for his vision to sharpen. He listened to the sounds that seemed not to be coming from his surroundings but from his own mind. Tartarus..?
He then became aware of his body as the sense of touch and feeling crept back, pushing away the numbness. A warm weight was on his chest and he looked down only to shudder as a wave of pain shot through his skull. With a sharp intake of breath, Percy suddenly felt as if his back was on fire and his head run through with an axe. Spots danced across his vision and he quickly succumbed
Leyna: The Double Date The Double DateLeyna: The Double Date3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Leo was in so much trouble. He and Reyna were supposed to be on a double date with Frank and Hazel, and he’d totally forgotten until roughly three hours ago, and even the Argo II had trouble getting him all the way to Camp Jupiter that fast.
He was hovering above the Little Tiber and was so desperate to get there in time, he jumped.
Stupid idea, stupid idea, STUPID IDEA! That was the phrase that kept running through Leo’s head in free fall. He lit up his whole body Human-Torch style and while he didn’t fly, as Jason had once speculated; his fall did slow down enough to afford him a relatively soft landing in the river.
Climbing out of the river Leo was glad he’d refined his fire starting skills to the point that he could now just make his skin really warm, which dried him and his clothes in time to arrive at the café only five minute
Leyna: It's Not Over!Leo Valdez was standing in front of the principalis, holding a large bouquet of snowy white roses. How is he supposed to say this? He’s prepared for it a zillion times and counting in his head now, but he still has no clue how to break it to her. It wasn’t supposed to be easy, but he didn’t expect it to be this tough. “Deep breaths,” he instructed himself. “You can do this. Now, let’s do this thing!” He raised a hand to knock on her office, but quickly pulled it away. “No, I can’t. Gods, this is terribly tough.” But he promised them! And Leo Valdez doesn’t break promises! “Alright, let’s do this thing!”Leyna: It's Not Over!3 years ago in Romance More Like This
But before, he could knock on the door; the praetor of Rome herself had already decided to open it. “You do know I can hear you, right?” she said, her face showing little emotion. Argh, Leo thought. Why must she have a poker face at all times? “Now, what are you here for? You bett
All Over The Road“T-take it easy, Annabeth," I stammered.All Over The Road3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She laughed lightly, her lips right next to my ear. “It’ll be fine, Percy.”
Her hand moved to my knee. My heart was pounding so hard, I thought it was going to fly right out of my chest. Having ADHD means I’m distracted easily enough as it is, but trying to drive with Annabeth in the front seat was proving to be more than I could handle.
It was a beautiful spring day—perfect, I thought, for a cruise down the Long Island backroads. As soon as we got in the car, though, it was clear that Annabeth had other things on her mind. Apparently we had very different ideas as to what would be happening on this romantic drive.
I just wished I’d thought of Annabeth’s idea first.
She must have trusted me an awful lot to try something like this while I was driving. She pressed her lips against my neck and I felt a rush of heat. My eyes slipped closed, but at the last second, I r
Hazy"Annabeth! Wake up!"Hazy3 years ago in Drama More Like This
All Percy could do was watch in agony as his girlfriend slept fitfully in his bed, her body convulsing and her sweat soaking her curls. Her screams echoed in his ears and he fretfully shook her shoulders. It caused him so much angst to hear her in pain, and tears streamed down his cheeks.
"Please wake up!" He yelled hoarsely as Annabeth kicked out wildly. His heart dropped and he buried his head in his hands. "I'm so sorry," he croaked and walked to his bathroom. Turning on the faucet, he splashed cold water on his face. The color returned to his face, but his eyes remained red and puffy. Cupping his hands, he let the water run through his fingers loosely. Slipping his eyes closed, he concentrated on keeping the water in his hands.
Making his way to Annabeth, he watched helplessly as she thrashed and twitched. Ever since Tartarus, she had nightmares like this every night. Percy got them too, but he could usually snap out of it. Counting to three, he tossed the cold
Forever and Always: ElysiumAnnabeth sat under the shade of a big maple tree with her eyes closed. She liked the feeling of the gentle breeze that always seemed to be around Elysium caress her cheeks. She could feel the grass beneath her bare feet and smell the dozens of colorful flowers. Relaxing into Percy, who had an arm wrapped around her waist, she sighed happily.Forever and Always: Elysium3 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was all peaceful. Of course, it always was. What else did people expect from the demigod Paradise?
Percy and Annabeth had arrived some hours ago and they still couldn't believe it: They were dead. After all they had gone through, was this the way it was supposed to end?
Not that she was complaining. He wasn't, either. Word had spread that the war had, after all, been won. And besides, here at Elysium wasn't all that bad.
They had met Silena and Beckendorf, who looked happy to see them again but shocked.
"We didn't expect you'll make it here so soon," Silena said. Then she covered her mouth and went red, looking horrified with her outburst.
Just a Normal, Bad DayPercyJust a Normal, Bad Day3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
For most demigods, a bad day consists of several near-death experiences, a monster in your school locker, an encounter with an angry deity, or, for Annabeth, a spider sighting.
But I'm used to that stuff! My day was so bad because it was so normal.
It started with oversleeping. That's about as normal as it gets for a high school student. Paul insists that he tried very hard to get me up, but I was unresponsive. Bottom line, he left without me, and I had to run all the way to school because I didn't have enough time to get a cab.
I was about a half hour late, a new personal record. My first period teacher gave me detention.
Between classes, as I was walking to my locker, some idiot obviously didn't see me (or maybe I wasn't paying attention) and he opened his locker right in front of me. I ran straight into it and had a nosebleed through the next two classes. Fortunately, my nose wasn't broken.