why do you not ship percabeth? sorry if you've already answered this in the past.
disclaimer, i do not Hate Them or anything i’m just a wee bit bored of having them shoved down my throat + much prefer reynabeth / annalypso and jercy / frankercy. the interest in them for me died as soon as the first series ended? like — that was their big moment, getting together after 5 books.
every new book / new cast somehow includes characters who barely know them fawning over them like ‘omg couple goals!!!! theyre sooooo cute and in love!!!’ and 1) i find that really weird and 2) why was that necessary? like, the audience already knows they’re a couple, why does every other character need to comment on how In Love they are when it’s not……relevant in any way?
also uh. look i get that they’re fandom faves but their relationship, not just them as characters, but their relationship seems to overshadow huge chunks of the plot for no reason. i.e. in HoO, where they got a whole book devoted to just them being in tartarus pretty much, at the expense of the other characters being hugely sidelined / crammed into very jumpy and rushed scenes and plot. the only two characters in the HoO cast to get understandable and unrushed development in the second series, imo, were reyna and nico; they got a really sweet arc about friendship and trust, ft. backstory and resolving feelings and discussing some traumas. coincidentally, they were half the world away from percy/annabeth.
no hate to the characters or ppl who enjoy their relationship, i’m just……not into it anymore? there isn’t a single direction rick could take them in that would get any interest from me.