"C'mon, everyone! We have a team to beat!" I yelled to my group.
We were playing capture the flag. I had the Hades, Poseidon, Ares, Apollo, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Iris, and Zeus cabins on my side, and I was team captain. Annabeth was captain for the opposing team. Camp Jupiter had come over for a visit, so Jason, Reyna, Hazel, and Frank were all here. (Octavian had mysteriously disappeared a few months after the war.)
I told everyone our game plan. There would be four people guarding the flag, which was hidden near Juniper's bush. There would also be another four people hiding in the trees and bushes surrounding the flag. There were three groups of five people each, one of which would attack the other team's defenders from the front. The other group would creep up from behind and attack, and the last one were our scouts and back-ups. They would scatter around the opposing team's territory, find the flag, and attack anyone from the opposite team. Another group with three people (me, Jason, and Hazel) would sneak up on the defenders while they were fighting our team members and snatch the flag and run. The remainder of the people in our team would be patrolling the river. If anyone tried to cross onto our side, they would attack. Everyone on our team had little devices that the Hephaestus cabin had created. If you put one on the ground and pressed a button, you could type a message onto it and it would scuttle over to all the people on our team and show them that message. It was an ingenious device that looked like a spider. (So that it would freak out the Athena cabin if they saw it - which they probably wouldn't.)
As soon as the game started, the scouts set off. Within two minutes, a spider machine came to us, telling us that the flag was exactly three hundred yards, four feet, and 7.249 inches west of Zeus's Fist. The rest of our team left to go do their designated jobs. We stayed behind with the defenders, waiting for a few minutes, so that the fighting would be going on full force when we got there. Soon enough, another spider machine came up to us, telling us that all the offense on our team was ready, and they were going to attack the opposing team. My group left after we read the message.
We snuck across the river and into the woods. We went exactly where the spider had told us to go. Unfortunately for us, Annabeth had placed quite a lot of guards around her flag. Jason and Hazel fought them and kept their attention from me as I crept to the flag, grabbed it, and ran. I made it to the creek, where I saw Annabeth with our team's flag. She was also trying to make it across.
I set my flag down as she did the same, and we began our battle. We stoop atop an island in the creek. As we started our swordplay, a group of people from both teams surrounded us, awestruck because of the way Annabeth and knew each other's every move. We had been together so many years that we calculated what move our opponent was going to play and we were ready to block it before they even played it. Annabeth and I knew each other so well. All the campers were now gathered around us, forgetting completely about capture the flag. Annabeth feigned right but swung to the left. I ducked under, got behind her, and stabbed. She rolled between my legs and kicked me from behind. We were going full mode attack now.
Ten minutes later, Chiron galloped in. He charged toward us and knocked our weapons out of our hands. At this, I realized that we were supposed to be playing capture the flag. I leaped off the island onto the banks of the creek, and grabbed the flag. I then waded into the creek and started crossing to the other side. Annabeth was, unfortunately, doing the same. She had a head start, though. I used my powers and made the water come behind her and push her across. I got to my side exactly half a second after Annabeth did.
Her team erupted into cheers and lifted her onto their shoulders. She was passed around above everybody. As soon as she said she wanted to get down, they dropped her. We all scurried across the forest and to the pavilion. There, we had our dinner. I ate a blue pizza with blue coke. After dinner, we had a few minutes' break before the sing-along. I glanced at the Athena table. Annabeth was surrounded by her admiring siblings. I caught her eye and tilted my head to the left. She got the message and excused herself from the table.
Percy gestured to meet him outside. I slid away from my step-siblings and strolled toward the dining pavilion exit. I saw Percy standing there, so I walked extremely slowly, just to infuriate him. The second I reached him, he grabbed me by the shoulders and dragged me to the hill. He sat down with me. I confronted him immediately.
"You cheated," I said.
He looked down sheepishly. "I have powers. Why not use them? Plus, I love you."
He was looking down at the ground, so I smiled and lifted his head gently, then pressed my lips to his. He responded vigorously, and our gentle embrace turned passionate. We were mashing our lips together, and our bodies were pressed together. I pulled him down, so he was on top of me. He rolled us over so that I was on top. We only broke apart for a few seconds for a quick breather, then we went back to kissing.
"Oh, so THAT'S what you were doing," a male voice above us said. I pushed myself up onto my elbows, and looked up. Jason and Piper were standing there and staring at us.
"We found them, Coach!!!" Piper yelled down the hill. She turned back to us. "Everyone was worrying about where you went. They even sent out search parties."
I opened my mouth, about to say something, when Percy pressed his finger to my lips. He looked up and told Jason and Piper, "You found us, right? Now you know where we are. So how about you two leave and let us get back to what we were doing?"
I giggled. Jason opened his mouth and closed it, making him look like a tall, oversized, goldfish. Piper rolled her eyes and sighed, then took Jason's hand and said, "Jason, let's go. They want to kiss, let them kiss. We can have a make out session too." Jason smiled slightly, and, with a last look at Percy, left. Percy looked back at me and grinned. "Shall we resume, my lady?" I grinned right back. "Of course, Seaweed Brain!"