Well. I've been gone for a while. Like, a year to be exact.. Or more.. I suck. I can't promise another chapter anytime soon, but with Summer here and stuff I've been writing again.. I hope to continue. Anyways, enjoy this very much late and forgotten about chapter!


Percy POV:

We went to the address Apollo sent us and found out that it was a skyscraping penthouse building. We ended up on level 23, and the place was huge. Windows covered every wall, in fact they were the walls, letting us look out over New York. The kitchen was off to the left, with an island bar and all new appliances. The living room was straight ahead with multiple couches, coffee tables, a flat-screen TV and a fireplace. We had a balcony, and along with it was a hot tub. The rooms were on both sides of the main entrance, two bedrooms on the left and two on the right.

"Woah." Jason looked around.

"Double woah." Frank said in return. Nico called the farthest bedroom on the right, saying he was going in to change so we could leave. Jason and I took the two bedrooms on the left. I walked into my room to a king sized bed, huge flat-screen, a walk-in closet, my own on-suite, and more views of the city. I took a quick shower and changed into a black button-up shirt with the sleeves rolled up to my elbows and some jeans. There was no attempting to brush my hair so I styled it with my fingers a little and left it be. By the time I was done so were the guys and we left. Argus picked us up downstairs, leaving me to wonder if we were going to pick up the girls or not.

About a half hour later we rolled up to a huge mansion, having to ask permission to enter the large gates through one of those speaker things. I hopped out as soon as we stopped, taking in my surroundings. Everything looked expensive. Fancy rock walls and garden scapes and paths to what looked like a garden with a giant fountain. Even the stone driveway looked like it was worth millions.

"You guys don't think this is the girl's place do you?" Frank asked in awe.

"By the sound of the music shaking the whole thing, I'd say this is the G4 house." Nico basically materialized next to me.

"Well let's go!" Jason said hopping up the steps. People were everywhere, grinding on each other, sipping what I think is alcohol, and looking like they're having a great time. I instantly start searching for Annabeth, looking for a mop of curly golden locks. I bump into a guy, short brown hair that's messy like mine, about my same height, and bright blue/hazel eyes. He looks at me for a second before pulling me in for a bro-hug.

"You must be Percy!" He shouted over the music.

"Uh- yeah," I said back, giving him my best 'I-don't-know-who-you-are' face.

"The name's Gabe." He nodded. "Annabeth's told me a lot about you."

"Has she?" I said with a smirk on my face. He returned it with a smile.

"She's looking for you by the way. Go straight and to the left." He pointed.

"Thanks man." I smiled and followed his directions. A few seconds later, someone jumped on my back and kissed my cheek.

"Tag you're it," Annabeth whispered in my ear before disappearing into the mass of people in front of me. I took off after in her general direction, finding her talking to Piper by the pool. I snaked my arms around her waist, after motioning for Piper to keep quiet as I had snuck up behind her. She leaned into me and eventually turned.

"What do I get for winning?" I asked her with a smirk.

"Does this work?" She presses her lips to mine and wraps her fingers in my hair.

"Yeah that works wonderfully." I said when she pulled away.

"I'm glad." She brushed my hair away from my eyes. I kissed her nose quickly before turning back to face her.

"Do you have your phone on you?" She looked at me with a puzzled expression before shaking her head 'no'. I smirked and she suddenly realized what I was going to do. I wrapped my arms around her waist and held on securely, with her head being shoved into my chest for protection. Tipping over the edge, I felt the cold water engulf us in a big, wet, hug. Annabeth sprung up immediately, wiping her eyes before punching me in the shoulder.

"What the hell Percy!" She screamed. I laughed and pulled her closer, keeping us both afloat. Someone came to the edge of the pool, laughing with a drink in their hand.

"Going for a swim?" The boy asked. He had blonde hair, cropped on the sides but longer on the top. His eyes were a dark green, but with the light I could see specks of lighter colors.

"Ha-Ha, very funny Gavin." Annabeth reached up. He grabbed her hand and hauled her up as I lifted myself up on the edge. "I haven't seen Grayson yet. Did he finish Hazel's guitar?" Annabeth clutched my arm, shivering slightly against me as she talked to Gavin.

"Yeah, he gave it to her when she got here. Who was the scarily tall asian dude?" Gavin laughed.

"Frank, Hazel's boyfriend." Annabeth returned his laughter, slipping her wet heels off. She shrunk about four more inches, leaving her at my chin height. "He is scary isn't he?" Gavin nodded before telling Annabeth he had to go find 'Jazz.'

"Who's Jazz?" I asked once he disappeared.

"That's Gavin's girlfriend." She turned to me. "Jasmine, Maria, Alison, and Lily. They're a group of YouTubers. They're also dating our friends, G4, Mr. Jealousy. Don't deny it either, I saw you a few minutes ago." She giggled. "Let's go get some dry clothes."

"I didn't bring any clothes." I looked at her.

"You and Gabe should be the same size. If not, you have three other guys to choose from." She pulled me into the house and up a really big staircase.

"What about you?" I followed her down the left hall. She stopped at a pair of double doors before asking me to reach above the frame. I found a key, and she took it to unlock the door.

"I have clothes in Gabe's room." She said quietly with a shrug, never making eye contact. The door opened, and I was faced with a huge room. It had a king sized bed, huge windows, and a really big flat screen opposite the bed. Annabeth walked towards the closet, which turned out to be a whole other room, opening the doors and walking to a white dresser in the back.

"I know you've been calling me Mr. Jealousy, and you probably will again, but why do you have clothes here?" She froze, her hands holding a blue v-neck from the rack. Shaking her head, she handed it to me before opening the drawers and getting a pair of jeans, socks, and underwear. She kept her gaze off me the whole time, walking across the closet-room and opening a door that had a mirror on it. A closet inside of a closet, but this one was a lot smaller. I recognized girl clothes, realizing they were hers. "Annabeth-" With all of the silence, I now felt bad for even asking.

"No, Percy, it's fine." She sighed. "Gabe and I dated for a little bit after me and the girls left school. It obviously didn't last long, but we both agreed that we'd like to be friends instead. When we toured, this was a place the girls and I stayed. That's why I have clothes here. And before you ask, you didn't know about this because it never made it to the media." She pulled a red dress off of the rack, looking at it before slinging it over her arm. She reached into a basket and pulled out a bra and some underwear, quickly hiding it from me.

"I'm sorry." I said. She moved to me, kissing me roughly. I held her waist as her arms grasped my shoulders.

"It's fine, Percy. I would have told you eventually anyways." She smiled.

"Eventually?" I smirked. She laughed and nodded.

"Maybe." She was still smiling. "Bathroom is next door. In here, not the hallway. I'm going to change here." She pushed me out and shut the door.

When I got out, she was standing by the dresser mirror, fixing her hair up into a sophisticated bun. Her eyes lifted, looking at me through the reflecting glass. "Done?" She asked, turning around and slipping her high heels on. With those seemingly uncomfortable things on her feet, she was just about my height, another inch and we'd be the same. I nodded, letting her slip her arm through mine before leaving and locking the door behind us. We reentered the party downstairs, grabbing two drinks on our way.

Just as we reached the dance floor, I guess one of her favorite songs kicked on because she dragged me over and practically forced me to dance. Soon I realized it was one of theirs, smiling as I watched her take her hair out and move to the music. The other girls found their way through, singing along to the music.

"That's my girlllll, that's my girlllll!" They were shouting, moving together in a giant hug-like circle. Gavin reappeared, whispering something to Thalia. She grabbed Annabeth, probably repeating the words as she spoke to her. They all moved in cinque, popping up again on one of the tables. The song restarted, and the girls were ready.

That's My Girl -Fifth Harmony

(Annabeth, Piper, Thalia, Hazel) All

Who's been working so damn hard?

You got that head on overload?
Got yourself this flawless body
Aching now from head to toe

Ain't nothing, ain't nothing
All my ladies 'round the world
Ain't nothing, ain't nothing
Good girls better get bad
You've been down before
You've been hurt before
You got up before
You'll be good to go, good to go
Destiny said it, you got to get up and get it
Get mad independent and don't you ever forget it
Got some dirt on your shoulder, then let me brush it off for ya
If you're feeling me, put your five high

That's my girl
That's my girl
That's my girl
That's my girl

Get up, what you waiting for?
That's my girl
That's my girl
That's my girl

Nod if you been played by every boo
Just tryna show you off

Thought he was the best you ever had
Until he cut you off
Ain't nothing, ain't nothing
Bet, you bet, you know your worth
Ain't nothing, ain't nothing
Good girls better get bad
You've been down before
You've been hurt before
You got up before
You'll be good to go, good to go
Destiny said it, you got to get up and get it
Get mad independent and don't you ever forget it
Got some dirt on your shoulder, then let me brush it off for ya
If you're feeling me, put your five high

That's my girl

They let the rest of the music play out, dancing with the beat and mouthing some words as they went. When it stopped, the crowd clapped, some whistling before Annabeth raised a hand to silence them.

"We have some good friends here tonight to keep the live music going. And I'm sure they have a never before sung song that they could do." She pointed at me, then found Frank, Jason and then Nico, who was trying to sneak away. She dragged me by the hand up onto the table, a quick kiss on the cheek before disappearing. Her red dress stood out with the other girls, who had resurfaced in the back. I whispered to the guys what song I wanted to sing, and then we began.

Beautiful Drug -Zac Brown Band

(Paired couples with paired parts)

I got a death wish
Her looks can kill
She's got a red dress
Lipstick and heels
Pull me in
Get me hooked like a junkie
You got me feeling so high
You're such a beautiful drug
I can't get enough
Addicted and I'm dying for a hit of your love
Got a death wish baby, baby
Don't want you to save me, save me

She lets her hair down
And all of mine stand up
Can't help but stare now
Gotta feel that touch
Her kiss, my fix, so sweet
Can't quit those lips are a habit to me
Sweet intoxication and I'm never getting sober
I can tell that the effects are taking over

Pull me in
Get me hooked like a junkie
You got me feeling so high
You're such a beautiful drug
I can't get enough
I'm addicted and I'm dying for a hit of your love
Got a death wish baby, baby
Don't want you to save me, save me
Tonight

I looked at Annabeth the whole time, seeing her face change with the accuracy of the lyrics. She smirked at me, melting my insides. Just like the first time she came to my school. Deadly, addicting, but oh so worth it.


Flashback

First day of third grade. Jason and Nico were already here, but we were waiting for Frank. As we stood by the entrance to the school watching the cars with over excited parents and even more excited kids, I noticed a family that stood out from the rest. I saw a tall man, sandy colored hair, glasses, dressed in a suit. He stood with a much shorter woman, darker hair and another business suit. Only one kid popped out of the fancy four doored Jeep Wrangler. She was tan, unnaturally tan for New York. Long blonde curls cascaded around her face, almost fitting perfectly with her bright orange tee shirt and worn jeans. She had to be new. I would have remembered a face like hers. Grey and piercing eyes, freckles dashing her cheeks and nose, and her pink lips. She obviously wasn't trying for the makeup look that the girls in my grade were, she looked completely natural.

When she and her parents walked up to the school, she caught me staring.

"Hi, I'm Annabeth Chase." She stuck her hand out to reach mine.

"Percy." I smiled "Percy Jackson. Are you new here?" I had asked.

"Yeah, uh, we just moved from California." She stated.

"Cool." I replied. "So what-"

"Annabeth, let's go! Your father and I have to get to work!" The lady said.

"Well, see you around Jackson." She smirked and disappeared into the school. I watched her go, all the way to the front desk and back to the principal's office. That is, until Jason cut in.

"Take a picture it'll last longer Perce." He laughed. "Who was that anyways?"

"Annabeth Chase."

And I knew then and there that I wanted to know exactly who Annabeth Chase was. Every. Single. Detail. She had me captivated.