A/N: ...Um. Wow. Two and a half months. Yikes. Sorry, I honestly had no idea it had been that long. I was on fanfiction the other day and looked up this story and saw I hadn't updated since April. Let me tell you that I immediately started writing this little story. Sorry it's so short, but I kind of like it. It's kind of weird, yes, but I like experimenting with new formats. Does that make sense? I think the next oneshot will be The Date. :D That should be interesting. And longer.

Disclaimer: All characters and settings belong to Rick Riordan.


Gauche

One

Looking back, it probably wasn't the smartest thing to ask her out on April Fool's Day. I'll admit that at first I was a bit surprised when she just glared at me and flounced away. That was definitely not the answer I was hoping for when I pulled up every ounce of courage and asked her.

"Hey…I know this is kind of weird and sudden and all but I was just wondering if you maybe wanted to go see a movie sometime. Like a date…or something."

Completely heartfelt and honest. I couldn't have written anything better than that. And then it gets wasted because she thinks it's all a big joke.

"Oh real mature, seaweed brain. Grow up."

Yeah, so keep that in mind next time. Don't ask a girl out for the first time on April Fool's Day. If you're unlucky like me, it won't end well.

Two

Another important thing to know is to make sure that the girl you're asking out is actually the girl you want to be asking out. Seriously, who knew there were doppelgangers at Camp Half Blood?

"So, uh, yeah. I know you kind of blew me off yesterday and that's fine. I get why. Maybe you'd be into going out to the movies on Saturday? We could watch a chick flick and everything."

Pouring your heart out to a girl, only to have her look you in the face and you realize (with an unpleasant drop in your stomach) that this girl is not Annabeth but that she looks scarily like her.

"Oh Percy! I thought you'd never notice me! Yes! Yes! Yes!"

That definitely takes some skilful talk and a quick getaway after something like that. My advice to you? Make sure to look the girl straight in the face before you ask her out. It saves a lot of a grief.

Three

I guess the most important thing to consider when asking a girl out…is that she might say yes. You don't even need Romeo or Casanova speeches that are honestly too confusing and long-winded to repeat off the stage.

By the third try asking someone out, you'll probably feel pretty lousy. Ego's at ground zero, confidence isn't so hot. But I tried once more. (And this time I made sure I knew who I was talking too)

"Look, Annabeth, I'm just going to go out and say this. Would you like to go on a date with me this Saturday?"

I'll admit that I did feel a flutter of fear as she stared at me. There was a part of me that wanted to scream 'Late April Fools!'

All I can say is that I'm glad that I didn't. Now that wouldn't have gone well.

"Sure, Percy. What do you want to do?"

And that's how I got a date with the coolest girl in Camp Half-Blood.

Pretty impressive, huh?


Gauche ~ adjective, lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless

A/N: Oh Percy, it's totally not impressive. :D

So yeah, last chapter I asked what people thought of the movie. Most people didn't like it. I wasn't crazy about it, but I always thought that Logan Lerman (guy who plays Percy) was spot on casting. Did anyone else think that? Annabeth's actress was awful and Grover took some getting used to, but I always thought that Logan looked like Percy (older of course). Although that may be just me, and my own crazy version of Percy. :)

I'll post another oneshot in a couple weeks. Or sooner, if I can write it. Thanks for being so patient!

~Super Reader