grover, jammin with the reed pipes: its your birthday so i know you want to ride ah ah ah ah out. even if we only go to my ah ah ah ah house percy trying to get cake out of his nose: dude my house plants, stop
Something comes over her at breakfast that morning. She sits beside Malcolm and listens absently as he explains his latest ideas for updated Camp defenses–chews on a piece of toast, taps her fingers against the table, makes vague sounds of agreement–but she feels inexplicably giddy today, for perhaps no other reason than being alive under a beautiful, sunny sky.
Plus, Percy’s got a terrible case of bedhead, and his shirt is on backwards and inside-out, and she can’t help but smiling as she watches him, three tables away, falling asleep in his cereal.
“Sounds good,” Annabeth says, bumping her shoulder into Malcolm’s as she gets to her feet. She tugs her baseball cap from her belt loop. “Show me the plans later.”
Malcolm sighs. “Because you only heard half of what I said. Don’t cause too much trouble?”
“You know me.”
“That’s the problem!”
She pulls her hat on and slips from visibility, makes her way towards Poseidon’s table, where Tyson is humming along to a song one of the Demeter kids is singing. Percy is too easy a target–his chin rests in his palm, his elbow at the edge of the table, and he’s already nodding off. She sneaks up behind him, safe and grinning beneath her hat, and pushes the at back of his head.
He face-plants in his cold bowl of cereal.
Campers around him erupt into laughter as Percy comes up gasping, milk dripping down his face and cereal clinging to his cheeks. He looks accusingly at his half-brother, who raises his hands in innocence, before taking a handful of scrambled eggs and smashing them into Tyson’s hair. The Demeter kid stops singing. Someone gasps. Malcolm–wise, exasperated Malcolm–groans.
A familiar voice at the Ares table yells, “Food fight!”
Annabeth is safe from the initial volley. Invisible, she ducks behind Tyson’s broad shoulders, misses a glob of jelly that flies right by her head. She’s content to watch the chaos–Will Solace wields bottles of honey, and Hazel flings waffles like discuses, and Piper is cackling as she shoots sausages from her cornucopia. Goblets topple over and stain the white tablecloths. French toast and bacon sizzle as they land on the central brazier. Campers duck beneath tables and slip around the pavilion and toss muffins at one another like dodgeballs.
She thinks Clarisse is the one that ends up landing the hit that gets her found. It’s a splatter of strawberry jam, and it lands right at her jaw. She reels back from the force of it, reaches back to catch herself, probably makes some sound of surprise.
And Percy, ever in tune with her, whips his head to the side.
She crab-walks backwards, hand after foot, as if that’s going to save her. A huff of breathless laughter escapes him. He stares at her, through her, the smear of jam across her jaw, the only thing of her that he can see. There’s a flash in his eyes before he’s throwing himself from the table. He lands on top of her in a mess of limbs, wrestles his way up her body, pins her to the ground.
She can’t help but laugh.
“You think you’re funny?” Percy asks, grinning. He reaches up and pulls her hat from her head, reveals her face in its strawberry-covered glory, kisses her forehead and nose and cheeks until she aches with happiness. “You did this!”
Annabeth wraps her arms around his neck and rubs her face against his, smears jam across his cheeks, his chin, his mouth. She kisses it, sweet and tart, from his lips. She thinks her heart is going to burst from happiness, from love. “Good morning.”
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Percy loves to put potato chips inside of his sandwiches, getting the crunch and saltiness along with the meat and cheese. Annabeth is not a fan.
Annabeth has a habit of leaving an open jar of peanut butter with a spoon inside on her desk after a long night of drafting and planning her buildings.
Percy makes sure to get all of the creme filling off the inside of Oreos before he can dunk them in milk.
Any packages of M&Ms found in the couple’s house are located in the freezer. After Piper showed them the perks of the cold, but not tooth-breaking benefits of cold M&Ms, the couple never kept them on the counter again.
Whenever they visit California, there is only one absolute guarantee of Percy’s behavior that Annabeth can rely on when they go out to eat. Complaining about the quality of the pizza.
After Percy somehow managed to spill an entire bowl of Captain Crunch onto the laptop he was working on, he stopped eating around technology all together.
One year, a neighbor of theirs commented on how weird they thought making blue pancakes was for breakfast. The couple made sure to always bring over a blue food or drink whenever there was a gathering from that point on.
The Fight of the Peanut Butter lasted a course of four days before the couple agreed to disagree, one in full support of crunchy peanut butter and the other never wavering on their love for creamy.
While Annabeth liked to read during their lunches together when she first started working, Percy was not a fan of the lack of attention. After six gold fish landed in her soup and one made its way into her ear, Annabeth promised to leave work at work and enjoy their short breaks together.
A bag of popcorn always finds its way to the couple’s living room on movie nights, half being eaten and the other half falling along the carpet and coffee table.