Chapter 1: Annabeth
Annabeth paced up and down the deck of the Argo||. For the first time ever in living mermory, her mind was a mess. Being the brightest daughter of Athena, Annabeth was used to being calm and collected. But that was a thing of the past. Ever since Percy went missing, her mind and emotions had been going crazy. Annabeth felt like crying. Percy. Her brave, sweet, occasionally smart, seaweed brain boyfriend. He went missing eight long, nightmare filled months ago. She could still remember the last night she saw him. They had finished dinner by the campfire and were walking along the beach, hand in hand. Percy was annoyned at Clairsse for humiliating him (again) by filling his helmet with fish. Annabeth had started to get tried of him droning on about it and decided to shut him up. She let go of his hand, stood to face him and planted one on him. They kissed lightly for a moment before Annabeth pulled away, smiling. She stared into his sea green eyes which were wide from surpirsement. Then he grinned cheekily, knowing that she loved that smile, and said " Thanks Wise Girl." He pulled her closer, looked into her eyes and kissed her. This time they kissed deeply. Annabeth intiwened her finers in his hair, pressing herself closer. Percy hugged her tightly. Then the horn sounded for bed. They broke apart, said goodbye and that was it. Next day, he was gone.
" Hey, Anna, you ok?" a familr voice broke Annabeth from her daydream. She turned around to face Piper. The two girls had become close friends. When Piper had panic attacks about something happening to her father, Annabeth was there for her. When Annabeth had bad days and could barely find the energy to get out of bed, Piper had been there for her.
Annabeth smiled at her friend. Piper understood what was wrong. " Hey Pipes. I'm fine" she hoped that her friend would believe her and go, but she was wrong. " Anna, i know you're anything but. You don't have to be strong all the time." Annabeth looked into her friends eyes and suddenly tears started trickling down her face. All of her emotions poured out and she hugged Piper, sobs escaping from her mouth. " I'm so scared Pipes. What if he doesn't remember me? What if he found some one he likes better? Wh-What-" Annabeth wasn't able to go one. She just buried her face in Piper's shoulder, crying. Piper patted her on the back. " Don't worry Anna. Percy will remember you. No one could come between you." Annabeth manged yo stop crying and looked up at Piper. " Thanks Pipes. I just haven't seen him in so long," Piper just nodded and started leading her into the command center. Annabeth tried to hid the fact that she had been crying. She quickly wiped her eyes and cleared thorat before stepping in but she could tell from Jasona nd Leo's expressions that she wasn't fooling anyone.
Leo dame up to her. Repair Boy had obviously set something on fire again. He was trying to hide the singed part of his jacket and his hair was sticking up in a funny way. " Hey. Are you done crying, 'cos i can't fly this thing if you're distracting me," he joked. Annabeth narrowed her eyes at him and he quickly went back to the command computer. Jason came over. " Don't worry. We can do this." Annabeth nodded. She knew how hard this was for Jason too. He would be returning after eight months. He went over and gave Piper a quick peck on the cheek. Annabeth couldn't help but feel jealous. She missed Percy so much. " Uh guys, i think we should start preparing for landing." Leo turned around to face them as he said this. Annabeth felt sick. One though passed through her mind.
Oh my gods. We're here.