Percy's POV

I waited nervously as Annabeth made her way to the Poseidon table. I'd told her to wait back for a moment after dinner, before the campfire.

She sat beside me and asked with a smile, "So, what was it you wanted, Seaweed Brain?"

I was really nervous now. I had planned to propose to Annabeth, and I dreaded her answer.

I held out the ring and said, "Annabeth, I love you and want to be with you forever. Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena, will you marry me?"

After what seemed like eternity, Annabeth finally said with a smirk on her face, "Forever is a rather unpredictable measure, don't you think?"

I groaned; this was so typical of Annabeth- just when I had popped the question that would change my life forever, for better or worse, she had to make some out-of-place sardonic remark.

I glared at her, "What is your problem, Annabeth? If you wanted to say no, why can't you just spit it out?"

She kept smirking at me, enjoying my annoyance.

Then, all of a sudden, she flung her arms round me, and kissed me passionately.

I was so surprised by her reaction, the ring fell out of my hand.

She pulled away and whispered one single word. "Yes."

I quickly picked up the ring and slid it on her finger.

She got up and started towards the campfire, but hen looked back at me and asked, "Aren't you coming, Seaweed Brain?"

I answered with a grin, "Only if my to-be wife comes along, Wise Girl."

I walked up to her and she punched my arm.

She warned, "If you're gonna be this cocky, I'll just throw this ring out."

I just smiled and slid my arm around her waist.

Throughout the campfire, I was glowing, and it was the best night of my life.

All because of a simple 'yes'.