The Mark of Athena, Chapter 2 II
After the ordeal with Terminus was over the four demigods began their descent into Camp Jupiter by rope ladder. Or at least Annabeth, Piper and Leo did, Jason was out of patience (which was saying a lot) so he just jumped and let the wind carry him down to his home. Annabeth got off the ladder, scanned the crowd from the new angle and found Percy again.
He was still with his new friends and she now noticed that he had a Roman tattoo on his forearm; it looked exactly like Jason's except it only featured one line and a trident where Jason's eagle was. He looked over and they locked eyes, she could see it, the look he a
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
An Ending Worth Waiting ForPercy slid out the door and spotted Annabeth a little ways away leaning over the Argo II's rail. He walked toward her, noticing absent details like the fact that her hair was out of its usual ponytail and blowing freely in the breeze.An Ending Worth Waiting For3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Hey," he said coming up behind her. "Why aren't you inside partying with all the others?"
Annabeth glanced over her shoulder and shrugged. Her hands fiddled with the beads on her necklace. "I don't know. Just needed to think I guess."
Percy shook his head. "We win a war and you want to sit out here and think." It was just so Annabeth.
She turned and punched him in the shoulder. "Shut up, Seaweed Brain."
He smiled and lifted one of her hands off her necklace, threading their fingers together. "Well I think the amazing Miss Chase deserves at least one victory dance of the night."
She stared at their twined hands. "You know, technically its morning."
Percy rolled his eyes. "We're dancing," he pulled her close. "Even if you don't want to."
When War Was Just A Game*Warning: if you are a hardcore Reyna fan than do not proceed. I cannot be held responsible for any emotional trauma caused by this story. If you choose to proceed, heedless of my warning, then do so with caution AND DON'T FRIGGIN BLAME ME, MJTism. That is all.When War Was Just A Game2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Reyna had a very good memory.
She remembered fear when Jason went missing and fear when she thought he wouldn’t remember her. She remembered fear when Percy set the pirates free on Circe’s island. She remembered fear when she found out she was a half-blood when she was seven.
She remembered pain. Pain when Hylla decided to go her own way. Pain when Jason walked in with Piper. Pain when New Rome was fired upon.
And when Jason left with the upstarts.
Maybe that was betrayal she’d felt.
But right at that moment, when she stared out the massive glass windows of the Plaza onto the streets of New York, preparing to attack Camp Half-Blood, Reyna remembered something els
Request: The Nightlight IncidentDrew muttered to herself as she marched from cabin to cabin. She blamed Piper for this. Well, she blamed Piper for everything, but this especially. Chiron had announced that an Aphrodite camper had to do inspection that week and dear Miss McLean had decided to take a vote as to who would be saddled with inspection duty. Drew was elected.Request: The Nightlight Incident2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
So she scowled at campers who failed to get their cabins in order in time, scribbled on her clipboard, gave the Athena cabin two out of five purely because Annabeth was dating Percy, and steered clear of Nico’s cabin altogether. He was at Camp Jupiter anyway.
When she got to Cabin Three, she knocked on the door—as was protocol— and barged in without waiting for an answer—as was her personal protocol. She had things to do anyway and this would only take a minute.
Surprisingly, Percy’s cabin was almost immaculate. Chiron had said it would take Percy some time to get used to things being so normal, so it
Celebration"My son. My son just saved the world."Celebration3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Percy turned his attention away from the crowd. They were on Mount Olympus, celebrating the defeat of Gaea and the unification of the two camps. It was all over now. He could hardly believe it.
"I didn't do it alone, Dad."
Poseidon laughed, his eyes dancing. "Of course not. But between you and me," he leaned toward Percy conspiratorially, "you are the bravest of the Seven. Well, you and Annabeth, at least."
Percy had never been comfortable with attention, and this was seriously pushing it. He stared down into his wineglass. (The kids had been allowed to drink for this special occasion, and Leo, Dakota, and a few others were already roaring drunk.) "I wouldn't say we did anything heroic..."
Poseidon clapped his son on the back. "What are you talking about? You've won two wars, my boy. You and Annabeth survived Tartarus. She was the first child of Athena to find and secure the Athena Parthenos. You defeated Gaea. Looks to me like the two o
A Different MoA Idea Pt. 1Annabeth sits under the train station's awning, trying to read the maps Hera said they'd so desperately need. The darknessmixed with how anxious she ismakes it impossible to see. She pulls her sweatshirt around her body tighter, shivering from the cold. Well, the sweatshirt isn't technically hers, but she stole it from Percy ages ago.A Different MoA Idea Pt. 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She sighs, and pulls her cell phone out of her pocket. The time reads 6:48. Her train should be at the station in two minutes. Annabeth thinks about calling Leo to tell him she'll be there soon, but decides against it. After all, she doesn't want monsters following her onto the train.
The Argo II, she guesses, should have landed at the Roman camp hours ago. Hopefully there even was a Roman camp when they got there. She shudders at the thought. Mainly, she hopes Percy has his memory back. It's a lot to ask for, Annabeth knows. Yet, she can't help wishing he does.
Landing the Argo...Again: Chapter 1Landing the Argo...Again.Landing the Argo...Again: Chapter 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Leo wiped his forehead for the 5th time in the past...20 minutes? Maybe he was getting to excited. The others just looked nervous. They weren't sweating. Something tickled his hand and he looked down, half expecting some sort of wind nymph to be flying past his hand. That had happened a few times.
There was no nymph. It was a flame dancing in his hand. The rushing wind blew it out before it could cause damage, but Leo jerked his hand away. They were on a wooden trireme...
He shuddered to think about his ship plunging...however high up the were with all his new friends on it.
Percy had uncharacteristically used his newfound power to get to the front of the group. Reyna was standing beside him, and a little back, perfectly calm. But out of the corner of his eye, he could see her hand clenching and unclenching. They both had people on that ship that they wanted to see again Percy had his girlfriend and all of his friends.
The Other GirlAs the ship flewor fell, rathercloser, Reyna began to feel lightheaded. She cursed herself for being so nervous, so weak. It wasn't acceptable for a praetor to behave this way. Reyna should have been marching confidently over to the forum next to Percy, instead of timidly trailing behind him, her heart pounding.The Other Girl4 years ago in Romance More Like This
But, gods, she'd missed him. It was incredibly difficult to be the only one in charge of camp, especially in the face of the war. She remembered all of the times she'd woken Jason up in the middle of the night, asking him if he thought the Titan army would try to attack camp. Wartime situations were easier to deal with when she had someone to talk to.
Who, though, could she rely on now? That Percy guy seemed like the best option, for a Greek. But, as he'd been so quick to assure her, he already had a girlfriend. Reyna figured if she tried to talk to him, he'd take it as a come on.
Hidden in Plain SightAnnabeth and Jason sit in the kitchen, her polishing her knife and him pouring cereal into a bowl. He takes a bite. Annabeth looks up and wrinkles her nose. How he can eat that sickeningly sweet stuff, she has no idea.Hidden in Plain Sight3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"I talked to Reyna last night," Jason says, his voice echoing around the mostly empty kitchen. Everyone else is still in bed or showering, even Coach Hedge.
"Hmm?" Annabeth's hands stop moving over the blade, and she glances at him.
"She didn't have any updates," Jason continues, "They're still in the same area, moving at the same pace. But she seemed really I don't know. Odd. I mean, she wouldn't meet my eyes, and the way she talked was really detached. I'm thinking well, do you think that one of those spirits could be using her or something?"
Annabeth looks down again. "How long to you think she's talked to you like that?" she says, to
S is For SeasickFrank sat on one of the deck chairs, trying to repair one of his dull arrows with a knife sharpener. The sharpener's thin slot wasn't working too well, since the mechanism was meant for kitchen knives, not imperial gold arrowheads. His Grandmother would have swatted him for misusing kitchen utensils, but Frank didn't have any over options. Besides, his arrows had gotten pretty blunt.S is For Seasick4 years ago in Romance More Like This
He looked up to tell Hazel about the faulty sharpener, but he realized she wasn't there. Earlier, Frank remembered, Hazel had gone below deck. She'd been grumbling something about never getting on a boat again when all this was over.
Jason seemed to be having similar thoughts. Jupiter's son walked around the deck, never getting very close to the railing. Piper sat on the wood floor, watching him pace. Her expression was concerned as Jason ran his hand through his hair for the umpteenth time.
"Jason, how about you come
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
Last Day"You'll call me when you get there?" Mom asked again, fretting, as usual.Last Day3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"No phones at camp," I replied, almost to the door of our building. Almost.
"Then send me an Iris-Message, OK?"
I sighed and turned around, giving her a hug. "OK, Mom."
As I climbed into the cab, about to close the door, Mom said, "Have fun! Oh, and I want you home on Christmas, Percy."
I waved. "I won't miss it. Love you!"
Before she could think of anything else to say, I told the driver where to go and he pulled out into the New York City traffic.
I was so excited. Three weeks for Christmas break and I'd be spending it at Camp Half-Blood, my most favorite place in the world, with Annabeth, my most favorite person in the world. We had three whole weeks together, and no doubt, she'd already planned out every day.
The roads eventually became less busy and we made it out of the city. The cab driver looked increasingly su
One More TimeShe's hugging him tight, and the Romans are gaping at them.One More Time3 years ago in Romance More Like This
He doesn't mind.
All he can feel is her hair tickling his cheek, and the bone-crushing, almost unpleasant strength of her arms around him. She smells like lemon and sunshine and summer.
She pulls away slightly, her gray eyes boring into his. "Still drooling, Seaweed Brain?" she asks, a smile tugging at her lips.
He considers glaring at her, but instead he presses his face into the crock of her neck, breathing in her comforting scent. Some strands of her hair get in his mouth. He can't say he cares, though.
"Missed you, too," he mumbles.
Request: Nothing We Can Do...Whenever two headstrong and stubborn gods like Zeus and Poseidon fought, it was always difficult to tell who was being more… difficult.Request: Nothing We Can Do...3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“How could you let this happen?”
“I hardly think this is my fault, brother.”
“My son, my only son is in Tartarus and yet you insist that we sit here and do nothing?”
For once, Zeus was being the rational one. “There isn’t much we can do.”
Thunder rumbled outside.
“No need to get testy, Poseidon.”
The thunder rumbled even louder, shaking the massive windows of the throne room. “How dare you… treat this like it isn’t even an issue! How would you feel if Thalia were there? How do you think Athena must be feeling?”
Lightning flashed in Zeus’s eyes. He grit his teeth. “Athena… is not in her right mind at the moment. And don’t you bring my daughter into this. If you ask
The Distance- A PJO Oneshot(A/N): Hey guys! I haven't uploaded anything in a while, and I really wanted to write this and so I did. Anyway, I'll probably post a few more things over the next few weeks. Anyhow, this is a short story taking place on the day that the Argo II landed. I didn't include the reunion and I sort of wanted to do a take on that, it might be in an AU to this story or I'll post one in this story-verse and add it as a sort of prequel second chapter. Otherwise, this will probably be a oneshot. (: Anyhow, a bit long, but onwards! Have fun reading!The Distance- A PJO Oneshot3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Disclaimer: Rick Riordan owns everything Percy Jackson related. I own nothing.
I hear you crying and I know,
what it's like to be alone.
and I'm not there.
-The Distance by Hot Chelle Rae.
Annabeth felt comfortable, settled against him, his arm circled gently around her waist. It was odd, having him back after so long, and she took comfort in the feel of him against her. It had been a long six months, and there were times when
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
A Proper DateAfter spending so much time in the Aphrodite cabin, Piper found that she was a lot more comfortable with attention.A Proper Date3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She'd decided to grow her hair out and get rid of all the choppy layers. But she still kept in a few of her signature braids and one or two feathers. It was a little bit of an improvement, and her cabinmates couldn't really complain (it was progress, after all) but they were still trying to get makeup on their counselor. However, that was where Piper drew the line.
Until Jason decided to ask her on an official date.
"I figure," he started, "that we've never really had a real date. So we can head into New York or something, get dinner, whatever you want."
"Okay," Piper agreed. She beamed. "Sure. You pick the place."
Jason ran a hand through his hair. "Um, yeah. I don't really know too many restaurants in New York..."
"Just ask Percy. I'm sure he'd know."
So they decided on a restaurant at s
You'll Get Froze"Annabeth!" Percy hissed as one of the Roman campers tug him off to their jail. "What was that?" He almost asked her if she'd forgotten what she was supposed to do, but that would have been impossible. Annabeth never forgets a plan.You'll Get Froze3 years ago in Humor More Like This
The blonde gave him a poignant lookone that Percy couldn't really decipher. He huffed in annoyance, dropping his gaze to his blue converse. If anyone was going to screw up their strategy, it would most likely be him (fine, he'll admit it). Not Grover or Hazel or Clarisseand most certainly not Annabeth.
Once at the opposing team's makeshift jail, their captors led Percy and Annabeth over to a tree. It had a rope tied around its trunk, and one of the Romans began looping it around their wrists tightly, the bristly material scratching their skin. The raven haired boy noted that they had a perfect view of the boundary linethe one a player had to carry the flag across to win. In
Earth's Warfare: CH.1 Greeks and Romans He threw one arm around Hazel and one arm around Frank.Earth's Warfare: CH.1 Greeks and Romans3 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Come on," he said. "Let me introduce you to my other family."
The day was warm and the sun was shining brilliantly across the crystal blue sky. There was not a cloud seen in the atmosphere. I was positively giddy with anticipation and excitement. I'm pretty sure I had a ridiculous smile spread across my face as I led Hazel and Frank towards the huge warship descending into the Roman borders.
It's been so long since I'd seen my friends and fellow warriors. It's been so long since I'd seen Grover, my best friend, who also happened to be a Satyr. I missed the way he would play Hilary Duff on his reed pipes Wow, never thought in a million years I'd actually miss those stupid pipes - and bleat like a goat every time I snuck up on him.
Mark of Athena Chapter 1This couldn't be happening. The Argo II should've been landing with the grace of an eagle, dignity and pride emanating from long distances. It was supposed to drop every single Roman in this legion's jaw near the ground and stumble over their words with beautified awe. The immaculate dragon's head that stood tall at the stern was meant to stand for courage, and the sunlight that kissed its golden skin was to reflect beautiful diamonds.Mark of Athena Chapter 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Percy was aware of this; he was as sure of it as he was sure of his friends. That ship was to be their transportation to Rome, a second home as they fought to save their first. It had been created by many so that it would be able to withstand battles, fights, laughter, and the own powers of the demigods it was soon to harbour.
Percy knew all that, and yet as he watched a gryphon drop a huge rock into the stern, he couldn't help but feel dread is though it had been he whose middle had been pierced with a rock.
It had all started much to
The LibraryNote: This story is set right after they talk to Ella on the roof of the library, before Percy and Phineas make their deal. Please enjoy!The Library4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Hazel, I'm going to go to the bathroom. I'll meet you guys outside, okay? Wait, do you think you can get Ella down without me?"
The young girl nodded, turning her attention back to the fearful, red-feathered harpy.
Percy opened the door labeled ROOF ACCESS, and jogged back down the stairs. Man, there were a lot of them. On the second flight, Percy finally noticed the gray doors. They were labeled ELEVATOR. Percy chuckled humorlessly. "Of course."
Once inside the library, Percy scanned the signs that sat above the shelves of books. He made his way through the aisles, smelling the musty scents of stale paper and silence. One of the shelves, he noticed, had a dent in it. Percy blushed.
Killing TimePercy absently flipped his pen in the air a few times, catching it before it fell too low. He, Frank, and Hazel were sitting at a table at one of the many cafes in New Rome. Percy was lost in thought, sorting through all the memories he had recovered, remembering good times at Camp Half-Blood, while Frank and Hazel flipped through a faded book on Greek monsters.Killing Time3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Wow," Frank mused, interrupting one of Percy's more vivid memories. Something with a canoe lake "I can't believe how many monsters there are! I didn't know half of these How many of these have you actually seen, Percy?"
"Read me a few," Percy said, putting his pen away and leaning his elbows on the metal table.
Frank flipped back to the table of contents that listed the numerous monsters that had populated Greece. "Um, it goes in alphabetical order," he said. "Cerberus?"
Percy nodded knowingly, remembering Annabeth tossing a red rubber ball to the giant dog. "Yeah, I'
Request: Jackson Driving SchoolGods. There was no way he was going to agree to this. But I had to ask anyway. Maybe... maybe if I sold this just right, Paul would buy it. Annabeth had been teaching me a thing or two about arguing my case, so I was relatively confident.Request: Jackson Driving School2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He glanced up at me from where he sat, waist-deep in English papers.
“Could I borrow the Prius?”
“A friend of mine wants me to teach him how to drive.”
Paul’s brow furrowed, and he pulled off his glasses. He was seriously exuding the whole teacher vibe, and it was making me nervous.
“A friend from camp. I mean, I taught Annabeth how to drive. You know, she’s a really good driver—“
“Percy, Annabeth is a very responsible and logical girl. Who, exactly, did you want to teach?”
“Does he have hooves?”
I sighed, remembering when Grover had asked me to teach him th
Feb. Challenge: Days 1-4Day 1: Where are My Clothes?!Feb. Challenge: Days 1-43 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As soon as Percy got out of the shower, he saw the problem. And he knew who was responsible.
His clothes had oh-so-mysteriously gone missing. And of course, Clarisse was behind this.
If any other cabin had tried it for instance, the Hermes cabin they would have been smart enough to take Percy's towel too. Percy was just glad it was one of the less cunning cabins who had done this.
He grabbed a towel, tied it around his waist and boldly walked out of the bathroom.
And who, of all people, should be walking past at that moment? That's right. Annabeth.
She paused when she saw him and looked up from the inspection clipboard in her hands. "That's an interesting look for you, Seaweed Brain," she muttered, trying not to laugh at the fact that Percy was trying not to blush.
"I'm embracing my inner Greek," he replied sarcastically before marching off to his cabin.