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Charlena Week- Here With Me

So, it’s Charlena week (Beckenguard week, for me). And to celebrate this really beautiful, sad ship, I’ve got two fics and an edit on the way (I always arrive to parties and ship weeks fashionably late). So, here’s the first of two fics. I’ll post the second one when I finish it. The fic is called “Here With Me” after the song by Dido (which I used while I wrote it). I suppose you could say it’s a bit of a fluffy-sad piece. Comments and reviews are appreciated. Enjoy! 

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“Charlie.” She whispered, standing in a shadowy corner next to Cabin nine. Her boyfriend, Charles Beckendorf was just passing by the Cabin, heading towards the pavilion for tonight’s campfire. He turned toward the sound of her voice. “Over here.” She said, a little louder. He walked over to her. When he too was hidden in the shadow of the cabin, he leaned in and kissed her. She closed her eyes, letting the taste and feel of him wash over her, calming her frayed nerves. As he pulled away, she could feel the smile on his lips and she felt a familiar fluttering in her chest. This was why she’d never do the Aphrodite rite of passage on Charlie. The feelings he stirred up within her. The way he could calm her down after anything, the way he could make her smile when she felt like crying (and she felt like that a lot these days). This was love. You didn’t throw love away for a silly rite of passage.

            Charlie clasped her hand. “We’re gonna be late to the campfire if we don’t start heading over.” He said.

“I don’t want to go,” she answered. “Tonight’s the last night before… tomorrow you…” she was having a hard time getting the words out. Tomorrow, he and another camper, Percy Jackson, would be leaving on a very important mission. They were going to sneak onto the enemy ship, plant explosives, and, once they were a safe distance from the ship, they were going to blow it up, hoping to stop the coming war with the Titan’s before it started. The two of them had trained for weeks, practicing on abandoned ships in shipyards…

            And Silena had told the enemy everything.

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I will forever know the Beckendorf/Silena Beauregard ship as Beckenguard because a) it sounds awesome and b) it sounds like bodyguard, which makes me think of The Bodyguard, which makes me think of Whitney Houston which makes me think of “AAAAAAAANNNNNDDDDD IIIIIIIIIIIIII-EEE-IIIIIIII! I WILL ALWAYS LOOOOOOVVVVVVEE YOOOOOOOUUUUUU!!!” Which to me, is just awesome (that and the fact that when I told my sister this, we simultaneously belted out I Will Always Love You, as if we’d rehearsed it).