onlyreadsbooks-andshecannotdraw said: Percabeth + 22
Living with Annabeth means living with books. She has shelves, but until they get their own house, they’re stuck with minimum space in an apartment – which means overflow. There’s a handful on one of the endtables in the living room, three on top of the fridge, several on the floor by her nightstand – one on his nightstand. Not that Percy minds. It’s a flair of her reflecting in their shared space, and he doesn’t think he’d change it. It’s grown on him, it’s like her version of being messy.
Living with Annabeth also means the occasional overnight away – she’s transitioning from intern to full time with her job, and lately there’s been a lot of business travel. Tonight is one of those nights, so naturally, the best place for him to be is sulking on the couch. She’s everywhere around him except with him, and no amount of endless channel surfing is going to make her magically appear.
He gets bored and starts trying to clean up. He doesn’t know why, because he’s always been terrible at cleaning – but he does start shifting through some of her books on the endtable. She’s collected a mix of titles in both English and Ancient Greek, and he passes by the English ones without much of a second glance.
There’s something about flipping through them that makes him think of Annabeth, and he starts smiling like an idiot. He’s never been big on reading, but he’s big on Annabeth – so he just keeps browsing. When the endtable supply proves futile, Percy moves on to other stacks throughout the apartment (taking care to return them in the exact order he found them), hoping to find something that catches his attention.
He wonders if it’s dumb, to feel like reading right now would make him feel closer to her. Especially when so many of her books are boring to him.
After 10 days its done, after Boo is released its over. No more Percy Jackson, no more Annabeth Chase, no more Reyna, Nico, Piper, Frank, Hazel, the Graces, and Valdez, no more Rachel Dare, no more Sally, no more of our favorite minor characters, no more percy jackson and the olympians.
You sure know how to make a girl cry.