Cupid's Arrows Ch. 4Drew's misfire had unknown effects to a certain satyr and wood nymph couple who'd been...well, you know... out in the woods. The leaden arrow hit Juniper in the back. The wood nymph shook her head, blinking in confusion.
"You alright?" Grover asked her, tucking a strand of greenish hair behind her ear. For a second she only stared at him, then she got up, looking rather disgusted.
"I don't know what I'm doing here..." she said uneasily, "Um, I've gotta go..." she moved away quickly. Grover stared at her retreating back in shock. What had just happened?
Leo had never realized how attractive Piper was. The way she glared at him when he started to stare, wow. She was almost as intimidating as Thalia when she'd threatened to tie him in a knot for interrupting her conversation with Jason earlier. And speaking of Jason, he'd probably get a shiny golden sword through his head if he ever tried to make a move on Piper with that guy around. Just the kind of unattainable girl he always went for.
Cupid's Arrows Ch. 1Drew stared resentfully out of the Aphrodite cabin's window, watching Jason and Piper talking in the commons area. It wasn't fair. One quest, and suddenly the Dumpster Queen was the most amazing thing ever. She didn't deserve Jason. She didn't even deserve that loser Clovis! But no matter how hard she tried, she couldn't seem to get between those two. Of course, there was no way she was going to make her attempts noticeable, not with Piper hanging around with her knife... but she was trying other methods. Paying the Hermes kids to play little pranks when the two were together, finding someone to split them up when they were getting a little too close. She'd spent hours praying to her mother for help, guidance, a piano to fall on Piper's head. So far there had been no response. She wasn't about to give up, though. There had to be a way to get Jason to pay attention to her, a way that wouldn't get her stabbed.Cupid's Arrows Ch. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Growing tired of watching Piper flirt with her boyfriend, she thundered out of
Cupid's Arrows Ch. 2 Piper woke up to find Drew already awake and doing her typical job, garbage patrol. Cautiously, she looked around the cabin, wondering what exactly Drew had done. Was something going to grab her if she stepped out of bed? Maybe her sister had gotten some Greek fire from Hephaestus cabin, and as soon as she moved it would fall on her...Cupid's Arrows Ch. 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Morning, sweetie!" Drew crooned, seeing her awake, "Just thought I'd get a head start on my chores."
"You're not fooling me." Piper snapped, "What did you do?"
"Do?" Drew asked innocently, "What do you mean? All I've done is pick up all the garbage you pigs throw on the floor."
Well, at least that was normal, "You don't usually pick up the garbage until I bring out my knife, Drew. What are you up to?"
She got no answer as Drew moved on the clean out the bathroom. She exchanged a wary glance with one of her siblings. Something was definitely up.
Piper was still watching her step as she got everyone in line
Cupid's Arrows Ch. 3Drew was feeling incredibly happy today. Not even the news that she'd have to participate in Capture the Flag could get her down. Watching Piper's face when she'd kissed Jason... oh, it was just too good. But it still wasn't enough. There had to be better revenge than just stealing her boyfriend. After all, Piper had completely humiliated her in front of her cabin mates and taken her position as head counselor.Cupid's Arrows Ch. 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The easiest thing to do would be making her fall in love with some complete loser, of course, but who was lame enough to give her the greatest satisfaction? Sighing, she got up, deciding to go for a walk around camp in hope of finding some inspiration. Clovis or some other dork from Hypnos' cabin was the obvious choice, but then again the only thing they'd probably do was talk about her in their sleep. No, she needed someone who'd make a complete fool of both of them.
Loud howling sounded in the distance, causing her to jump. What was that? Glancing towards the hill, she saw a l
Cupid's Arrows Ch. 5The night was strangely and pleasantly cool that smmer evening as everyone prepared for Capture the Flag. Her team was murmuring excitedly, so she clapped her hands to get everyone's attention, "Alright, guys, let's get our heads in the game now! Athena campers will give you your positions in private. Nobody else needs to overhear. Just head to where you're assigned when we're ready, okay?" The other campers nodded obediently.Cupid's Arrows Ch. 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Annabeth grinned. She was very confident tonight would be a victory for Athena. The cabins she'd gathered might not have seemed that great, but their combined talents would be effective. It was rather annoying that Chiron had insisted on the Hunters splitting in half, one half for each team, since they were such a large group, but at least she had Thalia.
The only thing troubling her was some of the girl's attitudes. Clarisse especially was acting more angry than usual. Apparently everyone thought Piper was charmspeaking their boyfriends. Usually she wouldn't hav
After the Reunion2"Ohhh now I get it. A daughter of Venus isn't the same thing as a daughter of Aphrodite, because Venus wasn't in her Greek form, right?"After the Reunion24 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Yes, Seaweed Brain! That's what I said the first time!"
While Percy and Annabeth's banter could get annoying, right now I'm grateful. Their conversation is keeping my mind of things. I glance at Jason. His face is pale, his lips mashed together. Jason's hand is squeezing mine so tight, I think my circulation cut off five minutes ago.
"Okay, guys. This is it," Percy announces.
The Roman camp looms in front of us. Huge white columns make up a building on my right. On the left lies a coliseum. Two gladiators wrestle in the center, while a huge crowd in purple shirts watches. A large wolf sits at the side of the arena. She (I'm guessing she's a she) analyzes the battle a moment longer before cocking her head towards us. The w
After the ReunionAnnabeth and some guy with black hair stumble over. Since his arm is around herand it doesn't look like she's about to judo throw himand hers is slipped around his waist, I think this must be the famous Percy Jackson. They're talking, with big smiles on both their faces. I sigh wistfully. This is what I'd like Jason and me to look like, but that's probably not going to happen.After the Reunion4 years ago in Romance More Like This
For six months, Annabeth was in her "work-work-work-get-the-ship-built-don't-think-about-Percy" mode. Now, though, she's laughing and teasing her boyfriend. It's a little weird, to be honest.
"Guys, if you hadn't already guessed, this is my boyfriend Percy," Annabeth says, beaming at the tall, green-eyed boy beside her. "This is Piper, Leo, and Jason." She points to each of us.
I smile back at him. "Hi." Percy's hair is a messy tangle of curls; his eyes are a bright sea green; and his smile has lit up his w
Cupid's Arrows Ch. 6Annabeth frowned at the sound of fighting off in the distance. Of course she'd expected something from where she'd positioned Piper, but this clamor was far more than she'd expected. It almost sounded like a full-out battle, noise that belonged in the Titan's War, not in capture the flag. But that was for the better. She'd made her strategy reliant on mainly the Hunters and herself, so that everyone else could be distracted by their hatred of Piper without harming her chances of winning. In fact, it was rather helpful to her plan.Cupid's Arrows Ch. 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She was making her way cautiously towards the creek when she heard something off to her left. Drawing her knife, she turned towards the sound, "Who's there? Show yourself!"
A little yelp came from the bushes. She didn't even have time to react as a golden arrow shot out, hitting her breastplate harmlessly. An Apollo camper, then. An enemy.
As she prepared to attack, she realized that the arrow had vanished. The world seemed to turn vaguely brighter than it wa
Mark Of AthenaMark Of Athena3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The ship jolted a bit as they hit some turbulence. Jason glanced over his shoulder to where Leo was behind the wheel with a slanted sailors hat on his mop of curly brown hair. There was a huge smile on his lips and Jason could tell he was really enjoying finally being able to fly the Argo II, after months of planning and building and failed attempts she was finally working. Annabeth was below deck working on something for the quest, although Jason suspected she was probably working out what she was going to do when she saw Percy again. They still didn't know how much of the guys memory he would have back yet, possibly none, possibly all of it. Jason's fingers tapped nervously against the wooden edge of the ship as he looked down at the world below, they where almost there; he could feel it, like so
'Meeting' Ms. Jackson"Don't worry Wise Girl, my mom loves you," Sally hears through the door.'Meeting' Ms. Jackson4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Yeah, as your friend!" is the frantic reply.
She grins softly and pushes the kitchen door open.
They're standing in front of the counter, heads bent close together, hands clasped tightly. When they hear her come in, Percy and Annabeth jump apart. Sally's smile widens.
"Hi, Annabeth! It's wonderful to see you again. Have you gotten moved into your dorm yet?" she asks casually.
The anxious daughter of Athena smiles weakly. "Hi, Ms. Jackson. I'm, um, almost moved in."
"Hey, uh, Mom? Annabeth and I have something to t-tell you," Percy interrupts, fidgeting slightly.
"Oh?" Her lips twitch.
They share a quick glance and Annabeth grabs his hand tightly. Sally's heart melts a little bi
A is For Alibi"Malcolm was snoring really loudly and I couldn't sleep."A is For Alibi4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"We wanted to strategize for Capture the Flag."
"I left my laptop in his cabin."
"I had a question about my algebra homework."
"It was cold and I went to borrow blankets."
Chiron looked at the two campers skeptically. That morning, he had sent a couple of the Apollo campers to wake Percy up for breakfast. They had not only woken Percy, but a certain daughter of Athena, as well. "Which story are you two going to go with?"
Annabeth squints up at the Big House's ceiling. "Hmmm the first one." Percy nods in agreement.
With protests of, "Don't you trust us?" and "It's not like we did anything!" they are put on dishwashing duty for the week.
As they walk out of the Big House, Percy says to Anna
B is For Bookish"The velocity of the particle is given by the time derivative of the position "B is For Bookish4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Uhhh uh-huh " Percy mutters, his eyebrows scrunching together.
Annabeth, who is curled up on her bed next to Percy, chuckles at his expression. "Don't hurt yourself with all that thinking, Seaweed Brain."
"Shut up, Annabeth. I'm trying to follow what your sister is saying. This could help!"
Percy had made a casual comment on his science homework, which led to one of Annabeth's siblings' using the Athena cabin's gigantic blackboard to explain the Galilean Invariance to him. The lost expression on Percy's face summed up how well that was going.
Annabeth decides it's time to intervene. "Katherine, I think you've lost him," she interrupts, ruffling Percy's hair affectionately.
"Oh, okay." Katherine smiles at Percy, whi
My Son of Neptune ReunionUuuuggghh. Who ran over me with a cement truck?My Son of Neptune Reunion4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Everything hurts. Her head, her arms, her legs. Mostly, though, her middle (where the mud-drakon-whatever-it-was hit her) is screaming in agony. She remembers seeing the tail rushing towards them. While screaming at Piper to duck, she forgot to duck herself. The painful, slimy blow sent her flying into the base of a tree, where she currently lies.
Footsteps. Finally, someone is coming to help her. As the person gets closer, they curse. In Greek. Her heart starts beating triple-time. The person, who she knows like the back of her hand, shouts for a medic. Percy slumps down beside her. One arm goes around her middle, the other supporting her head. She winces in pain from the movement, but his words of reassurance calm her down.
"It's okay, Wise Girl. Medic's almost here," he murmurs, stroking her hair. She nods, now propped up against Percy's ch
The Relationship OracleEat Ice cream and chocolate. Watch chick flicks. That's what Rachel said to do. Now, though, Annabeth just feels fat and bored (girly movies have never been her thing). And unbearably sad, as she has for the past week. I guess that's what I get, she thinks, for asking break up advice from an eternal maiden.The Relationship Oracle4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Exasperated, she picks up the phone and dials Rachel's number.
"This isn't working, Rachel."
She hears the oracle sigh. "Annabeth, I don't know what else to tell you! Waitare you guys even officially broken up?"
Her eyes sting and her voice comes out shakier than she'd like. "Well, I haven't talked since our f-fight. You know what happened." She tries to swallow the lump in her throat.
"You should call him."
Cupid's Arrows Ch. 7Thalia groaned, glancing up at the moon. Annabeth was sooo late. She'd sent Nico to get her nearly an hour ago. Well, probably not an hour, but time went quickly when you were just sitting around in enemy territory, waiting for the rest of your team to come and help. She glanced at the flag once again. It was probably a trap, but as far as she could see, the only two people guarding the flag were her Hunters. They would let her pass, though. They might even help her if it was as trap. She'd done enough waiting. She sprinted out of the brush, a silver streak across the night. Sure enough, the girls acted completely bewildered when she raced up and grabbed the flag. They gave a phony chase halfway to the creek before they gave up, eager to just get the game over with. The creek was just up ahead. Pushing off of the bank with great force, she prepared to land on the other side...Cupid's Arrows Ch. 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Clarisse stumbled back under the onslaught of a couple of her brothers. The creek was closer than she'd though
Mortal PerspectiveThat boy with the green eyes is really cute. I wonder if he's interested in airplanes, too. Oh, I can imagine us soaring higher and higher into the sky. I'd steer, but he would put his strong hands over mine to help. He'd lean closer and say, "Erika "Mortal Perspective4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Huh?" I snap out of my daydream. Mr. Smite, our history teacher, is standing in front of my desk, arms crossed.
"Ms. Harold, do you know the answer to question five?"
I can feel my ears turning red. "Uhh, no," I mumble.
Mr. Smite smirks. "I didn't think so." He turns to the object of my affection. "Mr. Jackson?"
Erika Jackson. That sounds quite nice.
"Yeah?" Wow, he must work out a lot. His arm muscles are very well defined. It would feel very good to have one of them around me,
Cupid's Arrows Ch. 8Jason drew his sword, stepping in front of her with heroic dignity that really only made the situation more ridiculous. Grover charged at him, bleating with rage, but Jason simply lifted his shield, and the satyr bounced off of it with a thud. Raising his cudgel, he charged again, meeting the same result. Jason raised an eyebrow, "Wow, this is pathetic."Cupid's Arrows Ch. 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"BLEAAAH! Pathetic this, filthy human!"
"What?" as Jason tried to figure out what the heck that was supposed to mean, the satyr knocked his feet out from underneath him with his cudgel.
Grover got quite a few good whacks in before Jason could struggle back to his feet, but when he did the pommel of his sword sent the satyr sprawling back on his rump, a red lump already forming on his forehead.
Stubbornly, the satyr just got up again, swinging his club wildly. Driven by their enchanted love, demigod and satyr were almost equal, battering at each other incessantly. Drew watched them with growing irritation. Stupid arrows! This was not
Melting Pt. 1" so I'm pretty sure we'll sail in three weeks."Melting Pt. 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Once again, that panicky feeling gripped her lungs.
"That's great, Leo." She forced a tight, thin smile to hide her discomfort.
Piper's attempt at happiness was thinly veiled, apparently, because Leo offered her a sympathetic look.
"I'll try to knock one of the walls over when Annabeth isn't looking."
She choked out a laugh. "Thanks," Piper said, truly meaning it.
His lips spread into a trademark grin. "See ya."
Leo jogged off to his cabin, leaving Piper in the muggy evening air.
On most nights, Piper read a fashion magazine before bed. It was kind of odd, really, since she detested frilly, functionless clothes so much. But she liked flipping through something that required such a small amount of thought. It was, frankly, quit
Percabeth: Saving Percy Part 1Percabeth: Saving PercyPercabeth: Saving Percy Part 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It's a hard thing to describe, memory. It's everything that's happened, and it's the one sure fire way to connect body to soul.
I stood there, registering the blank stare on his face. The dull flatness in his eyes.
I'd risked everything to be here. To rescue the one person I had trusted with my hands, my lips, my thoughts my everything. And yet I stood here, while a full-out battle of the Romans versus the Greeks raged behind me, to have the one sword I had never had to fear pointed straight at my chest, my knife knocked to the ground behind me.
Damn trusting someone for once.
I ran the back of my hand along my cheek, attempting to discourage the blood flowing freely from the gash some Roman camper had given me.
At my movement, this blank-eyed boy turned on high alert. He flicked his sword upward. "Keep your hands above your head, where I can see them. Don't move, Greek scum."
Percy had no idea who I was.
I didn't bother to resist a
Cupid's Arrows Ch. 10Nico froze as his fingers brushed against something leathery. Following along its edge, he soon worked out the outlines of the quiver. Wrapping his fingers around it, he wondered how he was supposed to make it visible. Obviously this was some very powerful Mist, and he had no idea how to control it.Cupid's Arrows Ch. 103 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
With no other options apparent, Nico decided the best course of action would be to stare at it and hope he'd figure something out. Surprisingly, this was a good strategy, as the quiver suddenly came into view, the Mist rolling away with a weird hiss.
The quiver would've made any of the Apollo kids drool; it was big yet light, holding tons of arrows, and glittered with fine silver-and-gold patterns. Why on Earth would anyone leave this in Drew's incapable hands?
Drawing a couple of the grayish ones, he looked up at the girls. They were both bruised and battered, staggering a little but obviously not anywhere close to giving up.
Running up to them, he tossed the arrows, fortunately hitting th
Cupid's Arrows Ch. 9Annabeth trekked angrily back towards the woods. Her legs complained with every step, and her head listed forward as if she were about to fall over. It wouldn't surprise her if she did. There were plenty of campers still healthy enough to go back into the woods in search of the last few kids, but nobody had volunteered to help. Let's just sit around and act like we're injured, let Annabeth go back into the woods and look by herself. Weren't they supposed to be heroes? What kind of hero sat around on their butt and let a poor, exhausted girl suffering from the loss of her boyfriend wander into a monster infested wood all alone?Cupid's Arrows Ch. 93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She heard footsteps behind her and turned to find Leo Valdez, Nico di Angelo, Katie Gardner and a couple of her sisters, and about five kids from the Hermes cabin behind her, offering help. She was too tired to show any gratitude, but she was pretty sure they understood. Besides, it wasn't like the Hermes kids had really come from the kindness of their hearts: sh
Percabeth: Saving Percy Part 2Percabeth: Saving PercyPercabeth: Saving Percy Part 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
PERCY'S POINT OF VIEW
It was the hardest thing I've ever done, pretending I didn't remember Annabeth.
Here's how I see it.
I get to this dumb Roman camp, pretend to belong, to show that I was the son of Pos- I mean Neptune, and then start training. Or, retraining, I should say. Oh, and that tattoo they put on my arm? Man that hurt. I don't need that constant reminder on my skin that I'm a son of Poseidon. I get that enough from the monsters that follow me every waking minute of my days, just because I'm a half-blood.
Training with the Romans was tough. They fought tooth and nail, in a sort of all-inclusive brutality that made my hair stand on end every time we had to fight each other. Gone was the sense of camaraderie and friendship that made Camp Half-Blood so worthwhile. The number of campers I'd seen taken away in stretches after fights in this camp was unnerving. Who would want to stay here?
Oh right. The hundreds of Roman campers who were fighting my
Percabeth: Saving Percy Part 3Percabeth: Saving PercyPercabeth: Saving Percy Part 34 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I woke up in an office, not alone.
It didn't even register in my mind that I should maybe be, oh I don't know, concerned? at my unfamiliar location. Oh no. The one and only thing I could see was Percy, sitting across the room with his arms crossed, glaring at me.
I sat up, then instantly got a head rush. I scrunched my eyes shut, hoping that my dizziness would miraculously disappear. Instead, along with the black spots, the only thing I saw when I opened my eyes was Percy's eternally glaring face.
Who shoved their sword up his butt?
"What the heck is your problem?" I demanded, crossing my arms.
"You're a daughter of Minerva, aren't you?" Percy asked instead, avoiding my question.
"Hmph," he snorted. "The eyes. Grey," he replied, flicking a finger up to point rudely at my eyes.
"Okay should I be impressed that after sixteen and a half years of being a demigod, that's the ONLY piece of information you've managed to remember
Jason and Piper Proposal 8Carving PumpkinsJason and Piper Proposal 84 years ago in Romance More Like This
Piper and Jason were sitting on a picnic table on Pipers back porch carving pumpkins for Halloween in three days. The "pumpkin guts" as Piper called them were covering the table.
Piper was carving a mediocre 'scary' face into hers, with the triangle eyes and the mouth with fangs. Jason was carving something a little more complex, when he first had the idea he though it would be easy, but carving words into a pumpkin proved much harder than just writing them.
He had been with Piper officially for seven years, after sailing back to the Legion camp and finding out that him and Reyna had broken up a few weeks before he went missing. He wished Piper had always been the girl, and that there never was a Reyna.
Since then he had seen a lot of love at Camp Half-blood. The older capers were getting married left and right, the current Aphrodite cabin had a list of the engaged (and date of wedding) the married and the parents. Jason wanted his and Pipers names added to the
Finding Each OtherI was sitting at the base of a huge tree in a huge dark forest.Finding Each Other4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I had no intent of getting out there.
I did not care if I starved to death there.
I might as well.
We'd finally built the fucking flying ship, and faced a bunch of ferocious venti, before we finally reached our destination. Just to save one fucking camper.
But that camper meant everything to us to me.
Percy had hardly glanced at me when we arrived in our majestic flying boat. His eyes had swept over me, and over to the faces of the Aphrodite girls. He winked at them.
I felt my heart stop beating.
He didn't remember me.
I'd have to rebuild us, to redo everything.
My majestic monument to last a billion years crumbled into fine white sand, and was swept away by the wind.
I realized I was still staring at Percy, because he was looking back, puzzled. I realized I was shaking like a leaf, and I was seriously pale. And that I was the only one left on the boat. And that he was the only one left down on the ground.