Grifter!AU with the Seven + Nico + Rachel where they go around stealing from the abusively rich.
Annabeth is the mastermind behind the operations, making plans and backup plans and plans for the backup plans. She’s planned for so many contingencies that she’s earned the title of Batman from the others; but her brains and paranoia has saved them from monumental failure dozens of times.
Jason is second-in-command. He’s authorized to call the shots in Annabeth’s stead, especially when the con is on and Annabeth isn’t available or they don’t have time to run the situation by her. He’s Annabeth’s deputy because he was voted least-likely-to-fuck-up-a-con. Percy still resents him slightly for it; you blow up a building one time…
Percy is the muscle, having no countenance for being sneaky. He knows everyone in the team can take care of themselves on any given day; but he’s still insanely protective of this family and makes sure that everyone is safe. This usually means taking the hit meant for someone else and almost always sporting some sort of injury, but Percy’s fine with it. Off the field, he is the den mother who makes sure everyone is fine and that they remember to eat/sleep/be happy.
Piper is the one who usually distracts the mark or the guards. She’s also their go-to interrogator. She has a way with words and can subtly wheedle out information from just about anyone. Her marks never suspect her in the end. Her acting is top notch, too, having had tons of practice as a kid with her dad.
Leo is their gearheaded tech support. He can hack top-secret databases in less time than it takes to order pizza. Unlike Jason and Percy, the two heavyhitters in the team, Leo doesn’t know how to fight; but he can create nifty gadgets that serve as awesome support for everyone. He’s also the default getaway driver and is responsible for keeping their cars in top condition. His girlfriend Calypso sometimes helps out with their cons when they need more people.
Hazel is a master of misdirection and forgeries. Whether that means causing a distraction by rigging something to blow up with some help from Leo, creating a replica of whatever it is they’re stealing, or (her personal favorite) pawning off fake precious metals as if they’re the real deal; Hazel’s the girl to ask. She and her brother Nico have connections to the city’s black market, so if any funny business is happening down in the Underworld, they know about it.
Frank almost always plays the ‘bystander citizen.’ He knows how to stay hidden in plain sight, somehow fitting in with any crowd, despite his hulking frame. He can be anyone: the quiet janitor, the mild-mannered office worker, anyone. (He’s still pretty terrible at acting, though, which is why he prefers being within the crowd; no need to talk to anybody) He and Hazel usually team up during cons, especially when it involves doing switches. Hazel sets up the distraction, and while everyone’s attention is on whatever she’s cooked up, Frank surreptitiously slips into the crowd, gets close to the target, and makes the switch.
Nico is the quickest and sneakiest pickpocket out of all of them, but his biggest contribution to the group is recon. He can get in and out of any place without being noticed or tripping any alarms. While Frank blends in with the crowd, Nico blends in with the shadows. He’s like a ninja.
Meanwhile, Rachel is this rich socialite and a good friend of the grifters. She uses her extensive network of connections to provide the Seven and Nico with intel on their targets.
Please fire me. I had a woman come in late at night and use our ATM. She claimed that the ATM didn’t give her her money and that she was going to London and needed it. When I told her she needed to call the company for the ATM because we just leased it, she threw a fit for about 10 minutes. The kicker? She said she took out 30 dollars, when the ATM only gives out in amounts of $20s.