guys what if Annabeth would have slipped from Percy’s grasp? what if he watched her plunder into the unknown? imagine his entire breath being sucked out of his lungs and without even thinking it, jumps in after her? no second guessing, no afterthought? he just jumped? and as he fell through the air, he could only think of one thing: please let her be ok. please let her be ok. because if she was ok then he was too.
He [Percy] remembered his first day at Camp Half-Blood, five years ago, when he’d woken from a daze and found Annabeth standing over him. She had said, You drool when you sleep.
She was sentimental that way.