Chapter 2: Arguing and Apologizing
I got up early next morning, really unenthusiastic about it. I couldn't believe I would have to spend an entire day with Percy.
Okay, under normal circumstances, I would have been overjoyed. But these circumstances were not normal.
I got ready for the morning really quietly, since my cabin mates were still sleeping. I walked out onto the grounds and headed for the Armory, where Percy and I would finish the chariot the children of Hephaestus had started.
When I reached the cabin, Percy was already up and working. I have to admit, I was impressed. Percy wasn't exactly an early riser.
"Ah, good, you're finally awake. You know, after all the times you've called me a sleepy ass I would have thought that you would be the first one up." Percy said. I could hear the mockery in his voice.
"Humph!" I flicked my hair right into his face and got to work.
At first it was quite, but you know seaweed brain and I can't stand being next to each other without there being something going on. When we're happy, its kissing, and when we're angry it's… what's about to happen.
"Oh my gods, seaweed brain! You can't even screw the tire on properly!" I exclaimed. Though I knew he was doing it perfectly fine, just not using the same method I would. But you know me; I seize every chance to pick on Percy when I'm mad.
"I am doing it perfectly fine! You would have said the same thing if I put on my left sock before my right! Just because you always put you're right sock on first!" He snapped back. Then he blushed furiously, and I could tell I was too. I let my hair fall over the side of my face.
He even remembered which sock I put on first? Aw, that is so cute! A voice exclaimed, deep in my head. I pushed it away. I wasn't going to let something as small as that flatter me.
But for some reason it did. We both went back to work.
The next time we began arguing, Percy started it.
"Stick to the blueprints Annabeth!" He yelled at me. I had found out an easier way to get the chariot done, but it could just ruin it too.
But hey, I would risk anything to get out of this awkward position faster.
"Okay! Why do you have to scream?" I yelled back.
"I have to talk loud, because if I say it quietly, it doesn't get through to that thick head of yours!" He yelled back.
I knew the moment he said it, he was sorry. It was so clear in his eyes. And I couldn't blame him for thinking something like that.
Usually, I would have punched a guy in the face for saying that, but hearing Percy say it just hurt. I felt like crying. But I didn't. I was stronger than that.
"Why would you say something like that Percy?" I said it quietly. I could hear the hurt in my voice.
I usually didn't get emotional, but when it comes to my smarts, I'm a little sensitive, and insecure.
It was like that for every son or daughter of Athena.
"Annabeth I …" Percy trailed off. He obviously didn't know why he had said that. But I did.
"Percy, look at us!" I exclaimed. "We never argue anymore! And now that we are, I just can't stand it! And hey, it's not like you can blame me! You know how I am sometimes! I get really jealous, I admit it! But it's so frustrating when you don't even see that other girls like to flirt with you and you just fall right into it because you're a clueless, insecure...insecure…" I struggled for words, but then I remembered the one word that I could always rely on, "insecure SEAWEED BRAIN!" I finished.
You have got to give me props for the grand finale.
"I know… I know…" Percy said, looking at me apologetically.
"Well if 'you know' then say sorry already! And I'll say sorry too! Just apolo-" What happened next I didn't expect.
Percy's lips were on mine, completely cutting me off with the best kiss ever.
I had to hand it to him; he was an amazing kisser.
We stood there, arm in arm, kissing, for several moments before the room illuminated with a bright light. But we didn't exactly notice until later.
We were still 'busy' when we heard a familiar voice entering the armory.
"Hey, someone call me? I was free and I heard my name so I decided-" Percy and I pushed away from each other, just as the guy with blonde hair in a leather jacket walked in, looking at us with a smirk on his face.
"Lord Apollo?" Percy and I asked, bewildered. Then we quickly bowed.
He was still smirking.
"Um, may I know why you called me?" He asked, clearly holding back a laugh.
"Um what are you talking…" Percy trailed off and looked at me. I was blushing ten times more than him. I knew why Apollo was here.
"Lord Apollo… I, uh, didn't call you. I was halfway through saying the word 'apologize'." I glanced at Percy. He seemed to understand because he was redder than me now. Apollo chuckled.
"I see you were, not so rudely, interrupted." He said with a smirking glance at Percy. Percy and I seemed to be having a "Who can blush the most" competition, and neither of us could beat the other.
"Well I'll leave you kids to your 'work'." Apollo said. Percy and I turned around as became his true form and took off.
Percy and I looked at each other for a long moment.
"Sorry?" He offered. I nodded smiling.
"Me too." I said.
He grinned widely. Damn he was hot.
We weren't able to finish the chariot that day, but Chiron didn't seem to mind. I figured he knew why.
A/N: Yeah that is pretty much it! Thanks for reading!