Chapter 16: Last Time
I looked at the owner of the arms around me and shook out of his grip.
"Jason." I said in an even tone.
"How's it goin Pipes?" Jason asked, his words a bit slurred.
"What are you doing in my house?" I demanded and Jason just swung an arm around me.
"I came to see you aannndd...R...Reyna! Yeah, you an Reyna!" I glanced at Reyna to see she wasn't as tough as usual. She was standing with fear in her eyes. I knew it was because of the time-that I know of-that Jason beat her.
"Reyna doesn't even want you near her because of what you did the last time she saw you, because of what made her come live with me. And I don't want to see my cheating and drinking addictexboyfriend."
"Bbabe, dooon't beee like that...I miss you sssoooo much!" Jason leaned down and by the time I registered that he was coming for a kiss Leo was holding him by the throat.
(A/N Who else was like 'Yeah Leo! Protect your girl!" When you read the last line?)
"Hands off my girl, Grace." Leo growled and Jason glared at him.
"Piperrr is mmyyy gurl! N-no one else's!" Jason said and got out of Leo's grip. "Why would she be with a piece of trash when she could be with me?"
"Piece of trash?" I asked, outraged now. I shoved Leo aside and stood in front of Jason. "Leo's a man, unlike you! You beat your pregnant fiance! You laid a hand on a woman! And you cheated on me more than once!"
"Piper?" I turned to see Reyna next to me. "Can I say something?"
"...Sure." I said after a moments hesitation and stepped aside, letting Reyna stand in front of Jason.
She was silent, only looking at him.
The echo of flesh connecting rang around the room.
Jason's cheek was red from where Reyna had slapped him midsentence. Everyone was silent until Jason decided to speak up.
"You bitch!" Jason yelled and lunged for Reyna. His fist was raised and ready to punch her.
Reyna staggered back, terrified at the fire in Jason's eyes and I jumped in front of her, forming a sheild. I closed my eyes and waited for the impact, but it never came.
I opened my eyes to see Percy, Hunter, and Leo holding Jason back.
"Don't you dare touch either of them!" Hunter said and shoved Jason, making Leo and Percy let go.
"Who the hell are you to tell me what to do!" Jason said and rolled the sleeves of his shirt up.
He lunged and punched Hunter, which oddly caused Reyna to let out a slight scream as she rushed over to the now passed out Hunter.
"Jason!" Leo yelled, sounding pissed off, and ran over, ready to beat the shit out of Jason.
Leo punched Jason square in the face.
Jason turned his head back towards Leo, a snarl on his face and his nose bleeding.
"Bastard!" Jason yelled and lunged at Leo, knocking him down and punched Leo in the eye.
Everything was happening so fast...and I couldn't move...
Leo rolled them over so he was on top. Leo punched Jason and grabbed him from the throat, trying to choke him.
Jason kicked Leo off him and jumped on him, doing the same thing Leo had done to him.
My mind was racing in a panic.
Jason and Leo were rolling on the floor and I stood there, not knowing what to do...
But I had to do something. I couldn't just stand here while my exboyfriend beat up my current boyfriend who will hopefull be at my side for years to come.
"Stop!" I screamed at the top of my lungs, putting as much charm speak into it as possible. But I put so much power into the words that I swayed a bit and Frank had to stop me from falling.
I blinked, trying to concentrate.
"Jason, get off Leo." I ordered and Jason automatically obeyed.
I rushed over to Leo as fast as I could and dropped to my knees next to him.
Leo was on the ground. He looked terrible. His hair was all messed up, his right eye showed signs that he'd have a black eye tomorrow, and from how he flinched, I knew he had a bruis on his side.
"You okay?" I asked as I pulled Leo's head onto my lap. Leo winced and I tried my best to sooth him.
"I feel like shit." Leo smiled a bit. "But hey, I'd felt and delt with worse."
I looked away from Leo and looked at Percy.
"Percy, go get some water so you can do your healing thing." Percy left and Annabeth went to help him get enough water for the job. I turned to Frank. "Frank, help me get him on the couch."
Frank and I, with some help from Hazel, moved Leo to the couch. Percy and Annabeth came back and Percy started to get to work.
I turned to check on Jason and found that Thalia was chewing him out.
I walked over to them and put a hand on Thalia's shoulder.
She looked at me and saw the look on my face and left.
"Jason." I said and he looked at me. "Jason, I want you to get the hell away from me, from Reyna, and from my house. I never want to see your face again.
"After I left you, I'd thought I might be able to forgive you, but when I found out that you beat Reyna, I lost all thoughts of forgiving you. And now, after what you did to Leo...Jason, he was you best friend! How could you?"
"Piper, I'm sorry. I never meant-"
"Shut up." I hissed. "I'm tired of your excuses, I'm tired...I'm tired of even seeing your face! I-I just want you out of my life! I never want to hear or see or hear from you again!"
"No, you listen Jason!" Tears were in my eyes. "J-just get out and never come near me or Reyna again! I never want to see your face or hear your voice again for as long as I live! And if I see or hear of you in Elysium, it'll be way to soon."
"Get out!" I said and started pushing Jason towards the door, tears pouring out of my eyes. "I've had enough of you to last a billion life times, Jason! Please, j-just leave!"
"Fine." Jason said, stopping in front of the door. "Fine. But Piper, just hear this. I'm so sorry for everything I did to you, and I'll regret it for the rest of my life. I'm sorry I caused you so much hurt, and I'm sorry I hurt Reyna. Just...Just remember this: I'll always love you even if you hate me.
"I'll love you for the rest of eternity and I'll probably never fall in love with anyone else. I was made to love you and only you. I'm sorry Piper. I guess...I guess this is goodbye."
Jason looked at me for a second and then turned around.
He opened the door and walked out into the snowy night.
I stood there, watching as he left.
Jason walked down the stone pathway, never looking back.
I watched as he got into the car and as he turned on the engine and got ready to go.
I watched as Jason drove off and out of my life.
I stood there, remembering the man I'd once loved.
Jason who'd been my first love and my first heartbreak. Jason, who for the longest time was the only man I could ever imagine being with.
Jason, my first boyfriend, my bestfriend, and my friend. I remembered how we'd once been so happy together...
His tail lights disappeared into the night and I didn't turn away until minutes later.
That was the last time I saw Jason.
"Bye guys." I said as the last of my guest left.
The last two to leave were Hunter and Reyna and I had a feeling that tonight they'd hit it off.
I went to my room and quickly changed into a pair of comfortable pajamas.
I walked back to Leo who was still on the couch.
"Is everyone gone?" Leo asked as he sat up and I nodded, taking a seat next to him. "Good. Now I can spend some alone time with you."
I smiled and leaned against him.
"I'm sorry." I said and Leo looked at me.
"Sorry? For what?"
"For tonight. I'm sorry that Jason beat you up. I'm sorry about all the problems I come with." Leo wrapped an arm around me and pulled me closer to him.
"Don't be sorry. We're demigods. We all come with problems." Leo kissed the top of my head. "And I don't care what monsters I have to beat. Nothing will take me away from you, Piper."
I leaned my head on Leo's shoulder.
We sat there, watching shows for a while until I got tired and yawned.
"Sleepy?" Leo chuckled and I shook my head.
"No. I'm just tired." I snuggled into Leo's side and felt my eyes getting heavy.
Leo kissed my head and shifted a bit, giving me a more comfortable position.
"Go to sleep, you've had a long night." Leo whispered to me and I looked up at him.
"Promise you'll still be here in the morning?" I asked and Leo smiled.
"Of course I'll still be here." I yawned and got more comfortable as my eyes became unbearably heavy.
I drifted into a peaceful sleep and in the morning when I woke up, Leo was still there.
Except that now he was fast asleep and looking adorable.
I stayed there and pretended to still be asleep when Leo woke up, but couldn't keep up the act when he kissed me.
Even though there'd been some unexpected visits, and even though there'd been some unwanted events I could've lived without, I was really happy.
So, while Leo and I spent a lazy day together there were only three words I could use to describe this Christmas:
Best. Christmas. Ever.