The Mark of Athena Chapter 1 Annabeth looked over at Percy.
It had been a week since the Argo II had landed. She could still remember it, the feelings. The sky had been this perfect shade of blue. She could still here the birds chirping and Ella squawking, “They’re come, they’re coming,” as she circled overhead. In the distance though they could see storm clouds rolling towards them. None of this registered in her mind until after though, because at that moment they had landed they were at the roman camp. She stood at the bow of the ship hoping to get glimpse of Percy. She half expected him to be standing on the shore about to do something stupid. Then she saw him. He had this ridiculously happy grin on his face that stretched ear to ear. She couldn’t help smiling herself, and when the ship had finally docked she was one of the first off; sprinting on to the shore and jumping into his arms. He stumbled a bit from the force of the jump and held her tight. They didn’t say a word, they didn’t need to. They held each other like this for a long time, drinking in each other’s presence. She quickly let go of him and glanced around sheepishly around. When she looked at Percy’s face she remembered how worried she had been these past few months and all the questions started boiling to the surface. She started by asking actually more like shouting, “Where have you been? Do you have any idea how worried I was how worried your mom was? She paused for breath then continued, “Perseus Jackson if you ever do this to me again I swear on the river Styx I will chain you to my side and you will wish you had stayed lost” The last part elicited a few chuckles from the crowd. Percy answered almost indignantly, “I was kinda kidnapped by Hera/Juno who stole my memory, and then I went on a quest to free Thanatos. Now I’m a Praetor, here.” As an afterthought he added “Sorry.” Annabeth exploded again “Sorry, really, again do you know how worried your mother and I were, and all you have to say for yourself is sorry!? You could have been dead for all I knew!” What he said next though was something she would never forget. He said, “Yeah, I’m sorry I didn’t know who or where I was. I was lost, but you know the only thing I remembered was you. You were the only person I remembered not my mom, not Tyson, not Grover, you.” Before she could reply he bent forward and kissed her. The kiss lasted from anywhere between a second to an eternity. When the kiss ended Annabeth looked up into Percy’s eyes and it was like the past few months caved in on her and she said, “I really missed you Seaweed Brain.” Percy smiled faintly and said, “I missed you too.”
Now after a week she started noticing small things. Percy seemed different, harder somehow, but he was still there. He was still hers. Just a fantasy. Not a real.
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