Annabeth POV

I really didn't want to be doing this. Thalia was taking me around the backyard of the frat house and trying to find a 'new guy' for me. I wanted nothing more than to go back to the dorm, curl up in bed and watch Netflix for an hour or two.

"What about him?" Thalia asked me, pointing to an impish looking Latino boy who had his shirt off and was being held upside down by two guys, drinking from a keg.

"You have got to be kidding me." I stated as I continued to look at the boy.

"He's not that bad once you get to know him?" Thalia said but she said it as more of a question.

"You don't sound too convincing."

"Okay, I'm running out of guys that I know. Leo was a last resort." She admitted.

"Yeah I can tell." I said looking back over at Leo who was now on his own two feet, swaying side to side with a huge drunken grin on his face while a bunch of guys were cheering around him.

"Hey Thals." A guy around our age smiled at Thalia.

"Hey Luke." Thalia returned his smile, blushing a little.

Luke paused for a moment, looking at Thalia before saying, "So are you going to introduce me to your friend?"

"Oh right sorry. Luke this is my new roommate Annabeth. Annabeth this is Luke, he lives with Jason and Percy."

"Annabeth?" Luke asked me, raising his eyebrows.

"Yeah…" I replied not sure why he was asking.

Luke looked at Thalia then back at me, a grin spreading across his face. "Sorry, it's just a… pretty name. Very unique, wouldn't you say? Probably the only Annabeth in NYU?" he asked trying to suppress his grin.

"I wouldn't know." Was all I said. I wasn't sure why he was grinning or why he was asking these questions.

"Luke stop being weird." Thalia had an odd look on her face.

"Sorry, sorry. Anyway have you seen Perce anywhere?" he asked looking behind us and at the house.

"Yeah, we were just talking to him actually. He and Jason are in the living room." Thalia replied. Luke's grin widened.

"Thanks Thals. It was a pleasure to meet you Annabeth." He winked at me before walking off and into the house.

"Well that was weird." I stated, turning to Thalia.

She just glared back at me. "Yeah very."

"Okay, what's the matter?" I asked, not sure why she was glaring at me.

"Nothing. I'm perfectly fine." She said through clenched teeth.

"Okay, but-"

"Look Annabeth, I'm fine. I'm just going to grab a drink from inside. I'll be back in a minute." Before I could stop her she turned around and stalked into the house.

"Okay." I breathed. Well that was weird. I couldn't understand why she was angry at me.

But before I could think about it any further I heard someone call my name. "Annabeth!" I turned towards the sound of the voice and saw Percy walking over from the house towards me.

"Hey Percy." I gave him a small smile.

"You left quite quickly in there."

"Well I wasn't going to just stand there and let you embarrass me." I admitted.

Percy was quiet for a moment. "I was a little surprised with that Thalia was saying. The things you told her about me. Did you mean the things you said?" he asked looking me in the eyes. Green on grey.

"Well I'm not too sure now."

"Hey look I'm sorry. I was just kidding around. I wouldn't have told them it was me, you had nothing to worry about."

"How was I supposed to know that though? It's not like we're close or anything. We barley know each other."

"You're right. We don't know each other that well, but I think that can be changed, don't you?" he asked, lowering his voice and stepping closer to me. My breath hitched as he took a strand of my hair and put it behind my ear, his fingers brushing the side of my face.

My heart started to race as he leaned closer to me and I panicked. "Luke was looking for you." I blurted out. I couldn't just go around and kiss him, I mean I just meet the guy today.

"You meet Luke?" he asked pulling back, his eyebrows raised in surprise.

"Yeah just before. He was a little weird and asked some weird questions." I told him, glad that he had stepped back from me. Don't get me wrong, I wanted nothing more than to kiss him and wrap my fingers through his hair but I wanted to get to know him better before that happened.

"What type of questions?"

"He asked me if I was the only Annabeth at NYU." At that comment Percy's face paled a little. "What's the matter?" I asked him.

"Oh, um… I may have mentioned you to him."

"So?" I asked, confused as to why he looked so worried.

"You don't know Luke, he won't ever let me live it down."

"Then why did you tell him in the first place?"

"It just kind of slipped out." Percy blushed a little, rubbing the back of his neck.

"Percy?" a voice called out from behind us. I turned around and found Jason walking over towards us.

"Jason I said that if I wasn't back in 5 minutes then you could come looking for me."

"I got bored." Jason shrugged. "Oh hey Annabeth." He smiled at me once he reached us.

"Hey Jason." I smiled back at him.

"Jason, now's not a good time." Percy said turning to his cousin.

"Oh sorry did I interrupt something?" he asked looking from me to Percy.

Before Percy could say anything I cut in. "It's fine Jason, I was just leaving anyway."

"But you just got here." Percy argued.

"Yeah well, I'm tired and parties aren't really my thing."

"Okay then I'll drive you home." Percy offered.

"No it's fine I'm sure Thalia could drive me back."

"Trust me I'll drive you back. I was thinking of leaving soon anyway." He insisted. When he saw that I was going to object again he cut in. "Thalia loves these parties, she won't be leaving anytime soon. I'm your best chance out of here."

Seeing no other way out of it I gave in. "Okay that would be great thanks."

"How will I get home then?" Jason asked.

"Luke." Was all Percy said before he put his hand on the small of my back and led me back through the house and out to the front where his car was parked.

A/N: Hey guys. Chapter 6 done. Sorry for the massive gaps between each chapter update. I'm working on trying to finish them quicker but also not to post a crappy chapter. Anyway thanks for all of your continued support it really means a lot to me.

-Seaweed Brain Herondales