All The Right Notes

Chapter 13

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The boys and I had decided to film our video on the weekend.

Luke wanted to do an original, but we had agreed that people were more likely to watch a video to a song they already knew and liked.

Annabeth, Reyna and Thalia had offered to help make the video, which was absolutely amazing, and Piper was coming alone too. She claimed that it was because she could be our stylist, but I think she just wanted to be with Jason.

I was driving to pick up Annabeth and Piper on my way to the Grace's, and they were waiting for me when I got to Annabeth's place.

"Hey Perce!" Piper smiled, sliding into the back seat while Annabeth got in the passenger seat next to me. She said hello to me, but I could tell she was still embarrassed about what happened last time she was at my place.

"Annabeth, I told you not to worry about it." I said, giving her a light shove and turning back onto the road. "To be honest, it was actually really funny."

Piper laughed, and Annabeth smiled.

Trying to save Annabeth the embarrassment, I changed the subject. "So, Pipes, what exactly do you plan to do to us? No makeup, right?"

"Of course not, but I could try to do something with your hair."

Annabeth scoffed. "Good luck, Piper."

"What's wrong with my hair?" I pouted, though I knew full well that it was an untamable mess.

We pulled up at Jason's place and I got my black ESP out of the back. Normally, when I came to Jason's to practice I just used my old Fender, but this was for a music video. A:N/ So jealous of you Percy! I want an ESP!

We went straight to the garage, and everyone was here except for Luke, Thalia and Reyna, who had the cameras and stuff.

Jason had his best kit set up, and Nico had his Redwood bass.

I plugged my guitar into one of the amps, starting to practice the main riff to Dance With The Devil by Breaking Benjamin.

The others arrived ten minutes later, and the girls went around setting up tripods around the band, while Annabeth and Piper hung up huge black sheets to act as a backdrop and to cover everything else in the garage.

Leo set up the audio, adjusting the volume on the amps and turning Luke's guitar to distortion.

Thalia and Reyna focused one camera on the entire band, and then one on each of us. The cameras were angled to give a view on the instruments, especially with Jason, where his was set behind and to the right of him.

Piper straightened our clothes, played with out hair and adjusted the lights to give us a flattering view, and then stepped back when she was satisfied.

When Reyna gave the signal and the cameras started filming, I played the main riff.

Here I stand, helpless and left for dead.

The boys joined in with the beat, and then Luke eased back into the riff as I sang.

Close your eyes, so many days go by.Easy to find what's wrong, harder to find what's right.

I believe in you, I can show you that I can see right through all your empty lies.I won't stay long, in this world so wrong.

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight.Don't you dare look at him in the eye,

As we dance with the devil tonight.

Trembling, crawling across my skin.Feeling your cold dead eyes, stealing the life of mine.

I believe in you, I can show you that I can see right through all your empty lies.I won't last long, in this world so wrong.

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight.Don't you dare look at him in the eye,

As we dance with the devil tonight.

Hold on. Hold on.

Luke played the solo, covered by Jason's drums.

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight.Don't you dare look at him in the eye,

As we dance with the devil tonight.

Hold on. Hold on.


When the song finished and the cameras stopped rolling, Leo and the girls clapped and cheered in excitement.

Reyna and Thalia jumped forward to transfer the videos to Jason's laptop, and Annabeth came over to me.

"Good job, Perce!"

I smiled at her. "Thanks for the help."

Annabeth grinned back at me and we joined the others at desk. I looked over Annabeth's shoulder as Reyna edited the video, cutting through the footage and putting it all together.

"Woah," Nico muttered when we watched the video.

Reyna grinned proudly. "Ta da!"

She started to download it to our band's YouTube channel, at the same time Luke wrote a status informing our followers to check out the video.

"How many views do ya reckon we're gonna get?" Leo said, coiling up his electrical chords.

Thalia leaned on the table. "I guess it depends if all your followers watch it."

I was putting my guitar back in its hard-case when Ms Grace came in with lemonade for us.

She was smiling, but her face gained a shocked expression when her eyes fell on Thalia.

The tray of glasses crashed to the ground and Jason jumped up to help his mother, who staggered back.


Thalia straightened with a confused frown.

"Thalia?" Beryl's voice shook and she stepped forward.

Thalia's eyes flickered worriedly to each of us, before meeting with Beryl's almost identical blue ones.

"Um... how do you know me?"

None of the girl's had met Jason's mom but Piper.

Annabeth tensed next to me, shuffling a little bit closer.

"You wouldn't remember me but..." Beryl hesitated. "A mother doesn't forget."

Jason and Thalia paled. Piper grabbed her boyfriend's hand, Leo just about dropped his stuff.

"What?" Thalia whispered. "Mom?"

Beside me, I heard Annabeth gasp. I'd known that Jason's dad had left with his older sister when he was two, but surely they couldn't have been attending the same school this entire time without knowing each other.

Beryl hung her head as Thalia fled the room.

Annabeth followed, dragging me with her.

She wasn't on the Grace's property, and we found her on the sidewalk.

"Thals?" Annabeth asked, and her best friend turned around and collapsed into her arms.

After standing there awkwardly for a moment, I wrapped them both in my arms and joined the hug. It was strange seeing Thalia cry.

We stood there for almost five minutes before Thalia pulled away, wiping her eyes. "I can't believe Jason's my brother."

My eyes suddenly widened. "Does that mean you're my cousin?"

"Oh my god." Thalia cringed, and Annabeth laughed.

"And Nico too." She added.

Thalia looked horrified.

We went back in to the garage and Thalia ran and hugged her newly found mother.

At first Beryl was surprised, but she quickly returned her daughter's embrace.

Annabeth elbowed me in the ribs. "That was incredibly awkward for you, wasn't it?"

"I don't usually hug girls, except for my mom and Sienna."

She smiled, "What a ladies' man."

I rolled my eyes, glancing down at her. "Shut up."

She smirked in response.

"Hey guys!" Leo suddenly shouted, looking up from his phone. "We got comments!"

We all rushed to the computer, Beryl included, and looked at the comments section.

"'Omg, they are so HOT'," Piper read.

I blushed and Annabeth continued to read.

"'Ikr! My ovaries!'"

The girls burst out laughing as the boys and I continued to grow red.

Seeing my expression, Annabeth cooed. "Aw, are you embarrassed Perce?"

"No," I mumbled.

We were aware that girls found us attractive from previous comments on our Facebook page, but that kinda just took it too far.

"Shall we keep reading?" Reyna teased.

"Uh, no," Nico insisted. "I think we get it."

The girl snickered again, and Annabeth put her arm around my shoulders and laughed.

The video had 50 likes already, and people were still viewing it.

Beryl invited us to stay longer, since it was late afternoon anyway, and we went upstairs to the living room.

"Alright, Hunger Games or Transformers?" Jason held up the two movies in questions.

"Hunger Games," Annabeth said, at the same time I said, "Transformers."

I sat down on the floor (Thalia and Luke were hogging the couch with their feet), leaning my head against the front of the arm-rest.

I was outvoted on the movie thing, and we ended up watching the Hunger Games.

Half way through the movie, I put my hand on the floor, accidentally putting it on top of Annabeth's.

She jumped, and I thought that she would pull away, but she just nudged me in the ribs with her elbow and leaned on my shoulder.

By the time the movie had finished, Annabeth was asleep. Luckily, she didn't drool in her sleep like I did.

I was taking her home too, and we were in the car on the way to her place when Annabeth spoke.

"Hey Perce?" Her voice was hesitant.


She chewed her lip nervously. "You know how I told you about Mom?"

I remember what she had said about Athena being on her case all the time, and nodded.

"Well, she's been a real pain lately, and I was wondering if I could stay the night at your place? I mean, usually I'd go to Thalia's or something, but with her meeting her mom and stuff, and you're the only one who knows-"

I grinned. "It's fine, Annabeth. Of course you can stay, Mom and Paul'll happy to have you over."

Annabeth nodded with a shy smile.

I was glad that she trusted me enough to tell about her problem with Athena. We'd become closer friends than I ever would've imagined.

She put the radio on and we drove past her house. I pulled into the apartment garage and led Annabeth upstairs, careful not to knock my guitar on the walls.

"Hey Annabeth, what are you doing here?" Mom asked cheerfully from the kitchen as we came into the apartment.

She was starting to dish out dinner, and Paul was helping her with the cutlery while the kids waited at the table.

"Is there enough for one extra?" I asked, and Paul got another bowl out of the cupboard.

Annabeth thanked them and took some of the bowls to the table. Paul followed me into the hall when I went to put my guitar away and he put his hand on my shoulder. "Percy?"

"She's having some trouble with her mom, she can stay the night right?" I tried not to use the pleading eyes.

Paul looked concerned. "Yeah, absolutely. Let her parents know where she is though, ok?"

I nodded, and he walked back into the kitchen.

After dinner, Annabeth and I did the dishes and then headed into my bedroom.

She texted her dad to tell him where she was, and then lay down next to me. "I can't believe her sometimes."

"What has she been saying?"

Annabeth rolled her eyes. "She's just always trying to control my life. Like, I love her, and we never used to fight, but she just needs to understand that she can't make me live the life she wanted, you know?"

I nodded. "Yeah, but she means well. At least she tried."

I saw her glance at me, and somehow I got the feeling she knew what I was talking about. "Do you hate your dad. For leaving you?"

"I don't know." I whispered. "More for leaving Mom than me, I mean, if he had stayed, she wouldn't have married Gabe. Well, then Ty and Sienna mightn't have been born, but Dad left her with a newborn son and hardly any money. And I can bet I wasn't the easiest kid to raise."

Annabeth let out a short laugh. "I can understand that."

I let myself smile a little bit.

"I'm sure he'd be proud of you though, he was a music producer wasn't he?"

"Yeah," I replied. "I think Mom said he worked at Olympic Records."

Annabeth whistled. "Woah, those guys are huge! Maybe he'll get you a record deal."

That would be the only thing he'd done for me as a father, I thought bitterly. Maybe I did hate my dad.

Annabeth turned onto her stomach and propped herself up on her elbows to look down at me. "Thanks for letting me stay."

"No problem." I said, and she met my eyes. Green to grey.

She reached out with a smirk and ruffled my hair like she did when she helped me with my dyslexia and I chuckled.

"You realize my hair's messy enough without you doing that."

Annabeth's smirk broadened.

"Do you need something to wear for the night?" I asked, because I suspected that skinny jeans wouldn't be very comfortable to sleep in.

She nodded, and I got up and grabbed her some clothes that wouldn't be too big. Thanking me, Annabeth went to change into the sweatpants and T-shirt.

She came back with the sleeves of my old Green Day shirt reaching her elbows and the pants were way too long, but she still made it look good.

"You can sleep in here, I'll take the couch," I said, grabbing my things and closing the door before she could protest.

I had a quick shower and changed into my pyjamas-which were just grey sweatpants and a white shirt. Mom, Paul and the kids were already asleep, and I quietly took a blanket from the cupboard and lay down on the large couch.

Aww, Percy's so sweet!

Lol, my ovaries! That is actually so accurate though, that is exactly what I would say if I met those guys! xD

Hope you guys enjoyed the Percabeth! Starting to get intense (haha, not really)

Please R&R, we're nearly at 200! :O OMIGOSH!

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