I sat at my desk, patiently reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" when the bell rang. A million things in my head stumbled over each other at once. The test I finished had been particularly challenging, but nothing I couldn't handle.
"Only you could actually care about physics, Wise Girl," Percy had teased me just a few weeks ago. I had laughed and told him that it was more important than he thought.
"Yes, because when I'm fighting monsters I'll really need to know E=MC2," he'd replied sarcastically.
"You never know. . ."
I snapped out of the memory and stood up. Grabbing my backpack, I accidentally knocked the book off my desk. I almost reached down to get it when a muscled hand held it up to me.
"Annabeth," Joshua Bergstein, the quarterback of the football team, winked. Idiotic flirt.
"Joshua," I yanked it out of his hand and shoved him to the side. He was a moron, and there was no point in wasting my time with him, especially when I had a boyfriend waiting for me outside.
I stepped over to the teacher's desk. "Mrs. Theo?"
Her name was Mrs. Theodorakis, but she told us that she figured our tongues would cramp up if we said that all the time.
The dark haired, middle-aged woman lifted her head from the tests she was grading and looked down the bridge of her glasses. "Yes, Miss Chase?"
"Um, I was wondering if I could get some more blueprints to study? If there are some left over, I mean?"
She smiled. Her husband was an architect, and often let me use his leftover blueprints to study. "I'm sure we can find something, dear. I'll deliver them to class tomorrow."
I thanked her and filed out of the classroom with the other kids.
I was ready to see Percy.
"Hey, wise girl." Percy hugged me. "Ready to catch that movie?"
I grinned. "Ready if you are, seaweed brain."
We got in the Prius and took off.
"PERCY! SLOW DOWN!" I gripped the handle as tightly as I could.
"S-sorry! Paul says I have a bit of a lead foot," he replied, loosening up a little.
I rolled my eyes at him. "Um, yeah."
We pulled into the parking lot unharmed, thank Athena. Getting out of the car, I asked Percy how camp was. He had visited there that day.
"It's great! Grover and Juniper are weird as ever, and Clarisse is even crueler." He pulled me close to him and curled his arm around my waist. "What about you, Anna? How was school?"
I frowned. "Well, the quarterback tried to hit on me, but I stopped him dead in his tracks. Mrs. Theo said I could borrow the blueprints, though." It was funny, because Mrs. Theo and her husband are half-bloods, he's a son of Athena and her of Demeter.
Percy smiled. "Glad you'll always be loyal to me." and pressed my lips to his. I reveled in the feeling.
He was my seaweed-brained, big-hearted, black-haired, green-eyed boy. The best one ever.