Now I know I have too many stories that I'm not updating, and I am getting to them, but I need some Percabeth URGENTLY! And I really want to write one of these types ;P
Hope you enjoy!
"I can't believe you're a nanny," My best friend Thalia snickered over the phone.
I rolled my eyes. "I'm not a nanny, Thals, I'm just babysitting for this lady, okay."
"Sounds like being a nanny to me."
"Thalia! For gods sake!"
"Whatever, fine. Does this lady have any cute sons?"
I laughed. "Oh, I don't know, maybe I'll ask her. You know, like, 'hey, are your sons hot by any chance?"
Thalia laughed. "Ok babe, I gotta go. Talk later."
I hung up as I approached Ms Jackson's apartment. According to the card she gave me, she was on the top floor of this four story building.
How did I end up babysitting a stranger's kids? I wondered. I was a junior at Goode in Manhattan, looking desperately for a job because I really wanted a car. Then, I saved this kid from getting run over by a bike at the park and his mother was so grateful.
Ms Jackson, from what I could tell, was a beautiful, kind person. She'd given me her business card for this lolly shop, along with a bag of blue candy.
"It can't be that bad," I mumbled to myself. "Ms Jackson's nice and her kids aren't too bad and she's only asking to babysit when I can make it. And she paying me decent enough money for my first job."
Taking a deep breath, I walked into the building and climbed the stairs to the top floor.
Using my phone reflection to make sure I looked okay, I knocked on the door.
A moment later, Ms Jackson's smiling face greeted me. Her blue eyes shone, surrounded by smile-lines, her dark curly hair was pinned up in a bun and she was wearing her candy shop uniform. "Annabeth! So glad you could make it!"
She wrapped me in a warm embrace, making me start, but I found myself hugging her back.
"Thank you for giving me the job, Ms Jackson."
She smiled even wider. "Oh, please, call me Sally. Now come on, you have to meet the kids!"
I followed her into the small hallway. The apartment was cosy, well decorated and clean, save for a space in the living room where toys littered the floor.
Two young children were playing with the toys on the floor, a boy of about nine driving miniature cars across the carpet, and a girl who looked to be seven galloping with a toy horse.
"Kids," Sally said, and the two immediately looked up. "This is your new babysitter, Annabeth. Say hello."
The kids chorused a cheerful 'Hi Annabeth' and went back to their game.
"Uh, that's Tyler and Sienna." Sally pointed out, and led me into the kitchen where she showed me where food was in case they got hungry.
She showed me the bathroom, and the kids bedrooms. She told me where the first aid was, and gave me her work number in case she couldn't answer for cell.
"Ok, so really, those two should be just fine playing around, but you'd best watch out for Percy," Sally continued leading me to a closed door across from Tyler and Sienna's room. There was a faint sound of an electric guitar coming through the wall, like that person inside was trying to be discreet about his play. She knocked on the door.
"Yah Mom?" A voice called and a boy answered the door.
I tried to keep my jaw off the floor. In the doorway was the cutest boy I had ever seen! He was maybe a year older than me, tall-much taller than me and his mother- but lean and muscular. His raven hair was messy and wild, hanging slightly into the most beautiful sea-green eyes.
"Percy, this is Annabeth, the new babysitter. You can help her out if she needs it, right?" Sally prompted.
Percy grinned. "Of course. Nice to meet you Annabeth."
"Uh... you too." I stuttered like an idiot.
"Alrighty then," Sally smiled again. "I have got to get to work, I'll be back around five-ish. You two will be alright until then?"
Percy and I nodded simultaneously. Then, with one last smile at me and a goodbye to Sally, Percy went back into his room, but I noticed he left the door open a little bit.
Sally and I walked back to the living room. "Now, I know Percy's almost eighteen, but I can't trust him to do his hair let alone look after the kids."
I laughed. "It'll be fine, I'll keep 'em out of trouble."
Sally nodded. "I know you will. I'll see you later."
"Bye Mommy!" Sienna called as Sally walked out the door.
Tyler wondered up to me, staring up at me with his blue eyes. "You're pretty."
"Thank you?" I replied, not sure how to respond to being hit on by a nine year old.
"Dude," A new voice said, and I turned to see Percy leaning against the wall, a smirk on his gorgeous face. "Don't flirt with your babysitter."
Tyler giggled and ran back to his toys.
I walked over to where Percy was standing and sat down at the seats on the other side of the bench. Percy opened the fridge and pulled out a carton of orange juice.
"OJ?" He asked, getting out two glasses.
"Uh, yes please," I answered, even though he'd already gotten me a glass anyway.
With his glass of juice, he sat next to me, handing me the second cup.
"So," He took a giant gulp. "You're the unfortunate soul who has to deal with my siblings."
I smiled. "They can't be that bad. They look adorable."
We both turned to look at the kids playing with their toys.
"Yeah, but give the tiniest bit of sugar and they'll be bouncing off the walls."
I laughed a little bit, which made him laugh too.
"Oh my GOD, Thalia!" I said to her image on Skype. "He's a total hottie!"
Thalia cooed. "Annie has a crush!"
"Don't call me Annie!" I yelled at her for the millionth time.
Thalia just brushed me off. "Whatevs, tell me about him."
Thalia may not seem like it, with her dark spiky hair, dark clothes and eye makeup, but she loves to gossip. Not as much as my other friends, Piper and her sister Silena, but you know.
"Well, we only talked for a little bit, then he went back to his, but he plays guitar. And he's funny, and charming."
"Do you know what school he goes to?"
"No, I couldn't just ask him." I sighed. "Well, I guess I'll see you at school tomorrow."
Thalia grumbled. "I hate Mondays."
"Poor Thalia," I said with fake sympathy, to which she stuck out her tongue. Being the mature person I am, I did the same thing in return.
"See ya Annie."
"DON'T CALL ME THAT!" But Thalia had already ended the call.
Ta DA! First chappie!
Now I know they're a bit OOC, I'll try to keep them truer to their personality in the next chapter, and I will try to update this as well and A Pirates Life For Me and Cast Away as soon as I can.
But, as you all know, BOO came out last week, and I am still suffering horribly from the feels!