"C'mon, Perce! You can do it!" I yelled to my swimming partner, the Olympic medallist, Perseus 'Percy' Jackson. He was perfect for the job, since he'd won several times in the Olympics, besides every single swimming competition ever held and raced by him. Besides, he was too perfect to ignore. He has a tan-almost-bronze skin, define muscles, perfect hight and flawless face features that include a tameless-yet-sexy black jet hair, structure bone jaw, a killing smile and the most adorable and deep sea-green eyes in the world...
OK, I'm rambling. I should probably introduce myself. Eleanor 'Ella' Waldorf (no connection whatsoever with the Gossip Girl character, Blair Waldorf), three times winner of the Winter Olympic in female swimming category and, I hope really soon, Percy Jackson's girlfriend. You'd had noticed by now that I'm head over heels for the guy. I can't help it! He's perfect!
"I'd be better if you hit the water, Ella" he argued with me, playfully. I smiled back at him. We've been playing the 'hard-to-get' game of flirting for over two years, and the dumbass hasn't asked me out yet!
"You know I can't... Doctor's orders" I explained, showing him my bandaged wrist. He rolled his eyes and got out of the water. I couldn't help but to look at him. I started to day dream about us, when I hear a snap.
"Hey, Ella! You OK?" I found Percy snapping his fingers at me. I shook my head and smiled at him.
"Sorry, I was, um... thinking" I admitted, not so convinced. He frowned, but shrugs seconds later "So... What was so important that I had to come to the pool on a Sunday at... 10am?" I asked him, trying to be mad. He smiled at me. God, can't he be more perfect?!
"I wanted to give you this" he admitted, handing me a huge envelope. I opened it, curious. And what was written in it, left me breathless:
You're cordially invited to the holy union in marriage of:
Perseus James Jackson & Annabeth Minerva Chase
Next August 17th in The Empire State, New York
Dress code requested: greek style for women
"Married?! You're getting married?!" I couldn't help but scream at him. He never mentioned anyone in his life and all of the sudden he has a fiancée?!
"Yeah, that's kind of the reaction everyone gave me..." he said, rubbing his neck. Everyone... So, I wasn't the only one... "Look, I know people don't usually get married at 22, but..." What?! He was 22?! "...I want you to be there... It's gonna be small, just family and friends..." he kept saying, but I wasn't listening very much. I just nodded, hoping my tears wouldn't go out "Great! Then, I'll see you then!" And with that, he left, leaving me alone in my new found misery.
When Percy meant 'small', he meant 'bigger than a house', cause right now, I'm in a room filled with, at least 50 people. All of the women were wearing greek style dresses, while the men were wearing suits. I was wearing a deep red greek dress myself. Looking around, I recognized no one, but everyone recognized me. Apparently, Percy had been talking so much about me. Frankly, I only came tonight to stop the man I love to make a mistake. Suddenly, everyone was getting in position, while Percy walked in with his best men: five boys (one more handsome than the next one) were placing next to the pri- no, jud- no. A woman with a not-a-friendly face was standing in the middle and kind of glaring at Percy, who wasn't paying attention. The music started to play and five girls (the bridesmaids) dressed in sleeveless blue-greyish greek dresses and holding small bouquets of white roses each walked as a parade. Then, two little kids (a boy and a girl) walked down as the flower girl and the ring holder. Lastly, the person I was so desperately waiting to crushed her dreams tonight: the bride. She was wearing a white sleeveless greek style dress. Her blonde hair was curled and away from her face, which had little to none existent make up. She was wearing a diamond headband. She was holding a big bouquet of white roses and she was walking down the aisle with her father. She was beautiful and that only fueled my anger. Percy just smiled, extremely happy. When the girl reached him, she let go of her father, who kissed in the cheeks and joined Percy in front of the woman.
"We are gather here today to celebrate the union of Perseus Jackson and Annabeth Chase" the woman started, a bit bitter. I heard sniffles from both sides of the aisle "Me, more than anyone knows, that the bows that would be read here, would be the ultimate promise and achievement of their life" this was a cue to everyone to roll their eyes. A few people even face palmed themselves. The woman seemed irritated "Annabeth..."
"When we first met you, to say I didn't like you would be an understatement... I hated you, despises you, just because of who our parents were... However, you turned out to be the most reliable person I ever met in my life... My life was upside down, you found me in a time were I couldn't even trust my thoughts, yet you trusted me with your life... I was known as a know-it-all, but you waltzed in and taught me one lesson that wasn't on the books: how to love. We went through difficult times. I went missing and you were the one who never thought I was gone... When you were away... Both times... Those were the worst times of my life... I didn't know where were you or how could I found you... But you came back to me, like you always do... You held my sky, you walked my hell and you saved my life so many times, love and marriage should be a walk in the park... I am the architect of my life, but my life won't start without you, because you became my life. I love you, Seaweed Brain"
By the time she finished, every single women (and some guys too) were in silent tears. I wasn't gonna deny it wasn't emotional, but it was too acted.
"Let's see if I can top it off" Percy joked, making everyone chuckled, even her. I was ready to stand up and tell him he was making a huge mistake, when two people sat next to me: a girl with a green greek one shoulder dress, that matched her eyes and her red hair tamed in a sided low bun. The other one was a guy with pale skin, black hair and black eyes, who was wearing an all black suit (even the shirt and tie)
"Don't even think about it" the girl warned me, holding my thigh tight. I glared t her, but she wasn't paying me attention. She was looking at Percy.
"He'll regret it for the rest of his life!" I blurted out, not able to hold it in. The guy chuckled softly "What's so funny?!" I hissed at him. He turned to me, his eyes burning holes in my skull.
"We, more than anyone, wanted them apart. But we understood quickly that that wasn't going to happen" he stated "If you stand up right now, he'll never forgive you" he finished pointing at Percy. I paled considerably and turned to look at him.
"Two months ago, the previous night to an exam..." Percy started, getting snickers from the crowd "Yeah, people, I study too!" he fired at them, not very mad "Anyway, you started asking me this questions and I always answered you 'no'... Even when you asked me if I wanted blue pizza for dinner!" Cue to some chuckles, even from the bride "Little did you know, I wrote them down..." he smirked, pulling out a paper from his pocket. I could see the bride blushing intensely "For those who don't know which were them, I'll repeat them: 'Am I pretty? Am I smart? Am I funny? Am I a nice girlfriend? Would you safe me if I was kidnapped? Do you trust me with Blackjack? Would you hate Drew if she hurt me? Do you like the nickname I gave you? Do you even like me?'" Percy made a stop in his speech to noticed his bride in tears. Now's the time... Dump her! Tell her no again! "I answered 'no' because you're not funny, you're drop-dead gorgeous. You're not smart, cause you're a genius. You're not funny, cause you're hilarious. You're not a nice girlfriend, cause you're an awesome girlfriend. I wouldn't safe you if you were kidnapped, cause I'd cross the whole world to rescue you. I don't trust you with Blackjack, cause I trust you with my life. I wouldn't hate Drew if she hurt you, cause I'd kill her if she even dares to. I don't like the nickname you gave me, cause I love it. Finally, I don't like you, cause I love you, Wise Girl"
That's it. I'm dead in life. Awes, sobs and cries were heard all along the room. In that moment, I understood that he would never love me the same way... Not even that way, because I could never even make him smile the way she did when she kissed him and accepted to be his wife. I nodded, defeated and accepting my fate that I would never find a love like the one Percy and his now wife Annabeth have towards each other.
Someday, maybe. But not tonight.
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