Jason looked at Percy’s face, trying to get a read on if his intentions were right. The small velvet box worth $2,500 was all he was thinking about for weeks. It was making his pocket feel heavy all day.
“So?” Jason asked. “What do you think?”
Percy’s eyes finally unglued from the diamond to look at Jason’s face. “It’s perfect. Piper’s going to love it.”
Jason let out a breath of relief. He’s been saving up for about a year to buy the perfect ring. His stomach was in knots the entire day as he thought about the way to propose to his girlfriend of three years.
“So, when are you going to ask?” Percy asked. “Tonight? Tomorrow?”
“I’m not sure.” Jason replied. “If it wasn’t a big deal, then I would’ve asked months ago.”
“Then don’t make it a huge deal. She’s going to say yes even if you don’t have the fireworks. Just take her to dinner and ask.” Percy assured him. “It worked for Annabeth, why not Piper?”
Jason looked down at the ring he bought. “Help me calm down before this becomes a train wreck?”
Piper took hold of Jason’s hand as they took a walk through Central Park during a nice fall sunset. It was a bit sweatier than usual and he seemed a bit pale. But they had a wonderful dinner at her favorite little restaurant. Something just seemed off about Jason and Piper couldn’t put her finger on it.
“Isn’t the sunset beautiful?” Jason asked.
“Yeah.” Piper smiled. “Thanks for dinner again, hun.”
Jason nodded and looked ahead at the path. His pocket felt like a ton as the ring stayed in place. He was trying to find the courage to ask her to marry him. Every moment didn’t seem perfect enough for him to ask. A sunset walk was suppose to provide the right atmosphere.
Piper stopped walking and Jason came to a jerk stop. He looked back at his girlfriend to see what was up.
“Alright, what’s going on?” She asked. “You’ve been acting weird all night and it’s kind of freaking me out.”
“Nothing is going on.” He said, trying to keep his voice steady.
You need to do it now. Ask her to marry you now. The voice in his head kept telling him.
“Jace, your hand is sweaty, your face looks pale even though we both ate and drank. Are you sick?” Piper asked concerned.
“No.” He replied. “I just have a lot going on from work and everything.”
“Well you were stressed out all week. If your boss down your back again?” Piper asked.
“Well, kind of.” He replied.
“It’s the weekend, so you got two days without him. We had an amazing dinner and now we are taking a walk on a nice evening.” She smiled. “It’s the perfect way to start off the weekend.”
Jason took a deep breath. He had to do it now. It was the perfect time.
“Well, I know a better way to start off the weekend.” Jason told her. “Pipes, you know how much I love you, right?”
“Yeah.” She smiled. “You tell me every night before we go to bed.”
Jason’s heart was racing as his lips were moving. “I want to tell the world how much I love you and want to spend my time with you. I want to wake up everyday for the rest of my life to tell you how much I love you.”
“Jason…what are you doing?” Piper asked, trying to calm her own beating heart.
“Piper McLean,” He stuck his hand into his pocket and pulled out the tiny velvet box. He opened it up to show her the diamond ring. “Will you marry me?”
Tears started to pool in her eyes as the biggest smile Jason has ever seen came across her face. “Yes! Yes!”
Jason smiled and took the ring out of the box to put on her left ring finger. He leaned down and kissed her in the soft sunlight. His heart finally calmed down and his pocket felt so much lighter.
“Is this what you were so stressed out about all week?” Piper whispered.
“Yes.” He replied before kissing her on the lips again.
Percy Jackson strangled a snake with his bare hands as a toddler
Percy Jackson got counseling for anger issues at one point
Percy Jackson tricked Procrustes into getting in his own water (torture)bed, and then cut his legs off
Percy Jackson bribed his way into the Underworld
Percy Jackson made the God of War bleed
Percy Jackson gave his mother Medusa’s head so that she could murder her (abusive) husband
Percy Jackson was the one who came up with how to take down Talos
Percy Jackson caused a fucking volcano to erupt
Percy Jackson crashed his own fucking funeral
Percy Jackson made Phobos, the God of Fear, afraid
Percy Jackson made Kronos, the Titan Lord himself, afraid
Percy Jackson took down an undead army single-handedly
Percy Jackson almost stabbed Hades in the face just for the heck of it
Percy Jackson managed to steal a police cruiser
At first sight, Hazel Levesque thought he was a literal Roman god
Percy Jackson can understand Latin just as well as he can understand Greek, though Chiron had outright said that the Greek demigods couldn’t do that
Percy Jackson became praetor after only being in the camp for about a day at most
Just the look on his face reminded Leo Valdez of Jason Grace controlling flipping lightning
Percy Jackson manipulated Bob into killing his own brother by convincing him that they were friends and that’s what friends do for each other
Percy Jackson choked the Goddess of Misery with her own poison, and only stopped because he saw that Annabeth was afraid
Percy Jackson can control poison
Percy Jackson faced Tartarus himself and survived
Y’all: Percy’s just a loveable goofball who can’t find his way out of a paper bag
[Edit] Right so I’m getting a shit ton of people saying stuff like “He can be both” (you know who you are) and I would just like to ask, have you properly read the last line?
It clearly says JUST. I’m saying that’s not all he is. I’m saying that there’s more to his character than JUST that.
I’m also getting a lot of people saying “Annabeth was there too” for the part that says he faced Tartarus himself, and I would just like to clarify that I meant “himself” as a way of emphasizing the entity Tartarus. Not “himself” as in “by himself”
But imagine if they made the Rick Riordan books into a movie franchise like the Marvel Cinematic Universe that followed the storyline, casted actors that were the right age and the right personality and everything, with end credit scenes hinting at the different mythological worlds and big crossovers and Rick Riordan cameos
Percabeth going for a romantic walk in Central Park. Annabeth probably talking, in depth, about architecture and Percy not taking in a word.
Probably first time I’ve made a passable background. By the time i finished the trees I had no energy to draw the New York skyline behind them so just take my word for it, it’s meant to be central park.