I present to you, the complete comic of the scene from the end of Mark of Athena! [x]
I don't know why people are hating Annabeth on constantly thinking about Percy when Piper ALWAYS thinks on Jason.
Out of the two of them, I find Piper more annoying in the OMG my boyfriend inner monologue department, but only because I’m not invested in Jason/Piper at all. Annabeth doesn’t think about Percy as much as people seem to think she does, and that’s because Annabeth’s relationship with Percy is secure and she knows it, so she only needs to worry about him getting kidnapped or dying in some horrible way rather than whether or not he likes her. I’m sure if we got her POV during Battle of the Labyrinth or The Last Olympian, her narration would be somewhat similar to Piper’s.
Meanwhile, Piper’s a mess of insecurities about her relationship with Jason and that’s always at the forefront of her mind. She’s worried about Reyna, worried about the Romans, wondering why he doesn’t sneak off to kiss her, blah blah blah. If you don’t like the relationship (or view Jason as a flat, uninteresting character like I do!), then it’s totally annoying. Like Annabeth, though, Piper doesn’t let her angsting about Jason stop her getting shit done and saving the day. They’re both effective characters and have feelings at the same time, imagine that.
Seriously, I cannot emphasize enough how Percy’s the one who’s like, “Screw this quest shit, I just want to be with Annabeth,” and even then, he takes a step back, realizes his needs are not greater than hers, and let’s her go on the Mark of Athena quest without interfering like a thousand other YA boyfriends would’ve done. It’s not codependency that makes him fall with her at the end - he would’ve never been able to let her go to Arachne’s den or on any of the other solo mini-quests in the first place if they were in any way codependent couple. He falls because the other option - staying behind - is a thousand times more horrifying to him than facing the evils of Tartarus. He knows that they’re strong enough together to take it on and survive, and Annabeth does too.
Being emotional or romantic while Being A Teenage Girl is not a bad thing. It only becomes a bad thing when it reaches unhealthy, personality warping or abusive levels, and neither Annabeth nor Piper (or the boys) are anywhere near that.
Scott frequently thanked God that the school’s biggest information sleuth was his best friend, otherwise he was sure the beans would have been spilled to the general high school population about the town’s werewolf problem long ago. Poor Percy Jackson hadn’t even been around for a full day before Beacon Hills’ rumor mill started churning and chewing him up, all because he’d had the misfortune to get on Stiles’ radar right away.
“Nah,” Isaac said with a grin. “Allison and I Googled him during study hall. She was suspicious of him too, and for good reason, it turns out. He’s been loosely connected to a lot of crimes, but never charged for anything, probably because his dad’s a teacher. Apparently he likes to burn down band rooms and school gyms.”
Scott arched a casual eyebrow at the mention of Allison, trying to ignore the sudden tight, growly feeling in his chest. He and Allison were finished (for now); it didn’t matter that she was talking to Isaac. He most certainly did not care that Allison and Isaac were suddenly on friendly enough terms to search suspicious characters together on Google. Nope, not one bit. They could Google all they want and he would not care.
God, he was a terrible liar.
The gods high on Mount Olympus have handed down the Sea of Monsters Compendium, featuring characters, items, monsters and locations from Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters!
The very first compendium entry has to do with none other than the Son of Poseidon, Perseus Jackson.
I… am not sure why Apollo has a Texan accent in The Titan’s Curse audiobook but I don’t like it.
Annabeth: You’ve got some Cupcake on your nose Percy!