Why is Zeus always first?
Seriously, every book about the Greek gods has to start with this guy. Are we doing reverse alphabetical order? I know he’s the king of Olympus and all – but, trust me, this dude’s ego does not need to get any bigger.
You know what? Forget him.
We’re going to talk about the gods in the order they were born, women first. Take a backseat, Zeus. We’re starting with Hestia.
HESTIA CHOOSES BACHELOR NUMBER ZERO
the short version is yeah i think annabeth is so much more of a rulebreaker than percy :’D
at least in the intentional sense? percy starts off the whole series talking about how he never asks for all the trouble he gets into, and he doesn’t like it. he doesn’t want to keep getting kicked out of school and fucking up. he hates being branded a troublemaker.
annabeth on the other hand sat at the poseidon table to talk to him while he quietly freaked out a little. she brought four people into the labyrinth despite the usual three person to a quest rule. she snuck into his cabin while he panicked, like you mentioned! annabeth sees the rules and she isn’t afraid to bend or break them if she thinks it’s for the best. percy sees them and he’d prefer to work within them, but his life doesn’t usually let him do that. i wouldn’t say he’s 100% opposed to rulebreaking, because he’s got definite issues with authority too, but he’s not a purposeful troublemaker. percy seems to break the rules or get in trouble for the sake of other people, which fits right in with the whole loyalty as fatal flaw thing, and gets worse the more he cares about someone. he challenges the rules when it’s unjust and calls them out moreso than just… casually breaking them.
annabeth sees the rules and disregards them if they don’t suit her. she is more confident in her ability to wiggle around them. (which similarly could be tied into her hubris.) there are certain customs and practices she might adhere to (especially when she’s younger), but i feel like she’s more open to saying ‘fuck this’ than percy is. she cheats when they’re competing! when they’re sparring or racing or w/e, she will do it happily. she’s more likely to drag percy into something that’ll get them in trouble than the other way around, imo.
Grifter!AU with the Seven + Nico + Rachel where they go around stealing from the abusively rich.
Annabeth is the mastermind behind the operations, making plans and backup plans and plans for the backup plans. She’s planned for so many contingencies that she’s earned the title of Batman from the others; but her brains and paranoia has saved them from monumental failure dozens of times.
Jason is second-in-command. He’s authorized to call the shots in Annabeth’s stead, especially when the con is on and Annabeth isn’t available or they don’t have time to run the situation by her. He’s Annabeth’s deputy because he was voted least-likely-to-fuck-up-a-con. Percy still resents him slightly for it; you blow up a building one time…
Percy is the muscle, having no countenance for being sneaky. He knows everyone in the team can take care of themselves on any given day; but he’s still insanely protective of this family and makes sure that everyone is safe. This usually means taking the hit meant for someone else and almost always sporting some sort of injury, but Percy’s fine with it. Off the field, he
is the den mother whomakes sure everyone is fine and that they remember to eat/sleep/be happy.
Piper is the one who usually distracts the mark or the guards. She’s also their go-to interrogator. She has a way with words and can subtly wheedle out information from just about anyone. Her marks never suspect her in the end. Her acting is top notch, too, having had tons of practice as a kid with her dad.
Leo is their gearheaded tech support. He can hack top-secret databases in less time than it takes to order pizza. Unlike Jason and Percy, the two heavyhitters in the team, Leo doesn’t know how to fight; but he can create nifty gadgets that serve as awesome support for everyone. He’s also the default getaway driver and is responsible for keeping their cars in top condition. His girlfriend Calypso sometimes helps out with their cons when they need more people.
Hazel is a master of misdirection and forgeries. Whether that means causing a distraction by rigging something to blow up with some help from Leo, creating a replica of whatever it is they’re stealing, or (her personal favorite) pawning off fake precious metals as if they’re the real deal; Hazel’s the girl to ask. She and her brother Nico have connections to the city’s black market, so if any funny business is happening down in the Underworld, they know about it.
Frank almost always plays the ‘bystander citizen.’ He knows how to stay hidden in plain sight, somehow fitting in with any crowd, despite his hulking frame. He can be anyone: the quiet janitor, the mild-mannered office worker, anyone. (He’s still pretty terrible at acting, though, which is why he prefers being within the crowd; no need to talk to anybody) He and Hazel usually team up during cons, especially when it involves doing switches. Hazel sets up the distraction, and while everyone’s attention is on whatever she’s cooked up, Frank surreptitiously slips into the crowd, gets close to the target, and makes the switch.
Nico is the quickest and sneakiest pickpocket out of all of them, but his biggest contribution to the group is recon. He can get in and out of any place without being noticed or tripping any alarms. While Frank blends in with the crowd, Nico blends in with the shadows. He’s like a ninja.
Meanwhile, Rachel is this rich socialite and a good friend of the grifters. She uses her extensive network of connections to provide the Seven and Nico with intel on their targets.
I just want all the AUs give them to me.
#pjo#can reyna be the ace interpol agent assigned to their case#complicated history with jason#once doggedly pursuing their every move#frustrated when she got there only to arrest whatever asshole it is they’ve conned into ruin#but now has mostly made her peace with doing just that#and making sure they don’t get into too much trouble#and has at times basically been their inside man#BECAUSE REYNA#I NOW REFUSE TO ACCEPT ANY PJO AU SITUATION THING WITHOUT REYNA#BECAUSE#REYNA#but ok reyna#and she and annabeth basically have this giant rival!respect for each other#i mean#everyone respects reyna#it’s hard not to#but with reyna and annabeth it’s a strategist’s respect#and yeah#just#reyna and annabeth calling temporary truce and playing chess#and reyna and jason meeting in bars and having long tired conversations about ~the old days~#and the difficulties of making the right choice#and basically letting the other know they still respect the other despite the different direcitons they’ve taken in life#basically#reyna#omg no ok i actually need this fic like i need air
Remember when “seaweed brain” was an actual insult Annabeth used against Percy and it was still lowercased?
The Staff of Serpis takes place AFTER Blood of Olympus! Do you know what that means? Annabeth and Percy survive the last book!
I have this weird head cannon that Annabeth is a cheerleader during the school year so she can stay in shape. And it takes Percy a while to adjust when he finds out because of his past with them but then remembers Kim Possible. So he starts showing her his favorite episodes and changing her ringtone to “Call Me, Beep Me.”