Percy Jackson

When Did Percy Realise He Was In Love With Annabeth?

Percy, Annabeth

Poseidon and Athena don’t like each other. But, they have massive history when it comes to too many things in history. The founding of Athens caused a falling out, and so did a fling in Athena’s temple with Medusa. However, this didn’t stop their children, Percy and Annabeth, from falling for each other.

Athena sees (or saw) Percy as being too much like his father and tries to persuade her daughter to stay away from him. Poseidon, however, doesn’t appear to have too much of an opinion of Annabeth. First, though, she didn’t like him for years due to his relationship with her mother. Finally, however, she came to have some respect for him, given he was Percy’s dad.

Percabeth’s First Couple Of Years

Percy and Annabeth’s first interaction was when he awoke to find her next to his bed after his fight with the minotaur when they were twelve. She didn’t like him initially, especially after Poseidon claimed him. However, during the quest to find Zeus’ master bolt, she starts to open up to him, especially after the incident with the mechanical spiders.

It’s not until the Sea of Monsters that the attraction between the two demigods starts to show itself. After they team up for a chariot race at the end of the book, Annabeth kisses Percy on the cheek after they win.

Throughout Books 3 and 4, the relationship between Annabeth and Percy becomes complicated due to the daughter of Athena’s lingering feelings for their enemy Luke Castellan who had once been their friend. While inside the Labyrinth, Annabeth kisses Percy before disappearing under her Yankees Baseball cap, given to her by her mother. However, she fumes with jealousy when he returns to camp after his time on Calypso’s island.

Complicated Feelings

While Percy hated Luke for everything he had done, Annabeth, despite what the son of Hermes had done to them, still felt he could be redeemed as she had known him since she was seven. However, during the final battle with the titans, as Luke lay dying, Annabeth admitted to him that she had only seen him as a brother and nothing more.

During the early parts of The Last Olympian (Book 5), Annabeth snaps at Percy when he’s helping her do cabin inspections, saying he should be with Rachel Elizabeth Dare.

After taking a knife for Percy, Annabeth tells him that he looks cute when he’s worried about her. When he asks why she did what she did, she explains that he would do the same for her and in turn, he tells her that his Achilles Heel is a small spot on his back.

The Best Underwater Kiss And Conclusion

By the time Percy had been offered immortality and god status, he and Annabeth had already kissed twice. She kisses him a third time when he tries to admit his feelings to her. The fourth time occurs when Clarisse, a daughter of Ares, and a hoard of campers throw them into the lake, and Percy creates a bubble underwater, keeping him and Annabeth dry. he dubs this kiss “the best underwater kiss of all time.”

So, when did Percy realise his feelings? It would appear that he realised his emotions during a short story in The Demigod Files. Percy wants to ask Annabeth to the July 4th fireworks, but she beats him to it. However, Annabeth mentions that Percy’s not great at deciphering people’s feelings. One example is when Nico implies he has a crush on him, and Percy is shocked when the son of Hades tells him. Though, Annabeth isn’t surprised.

In conclusion, Percy’s feelings for Annabeth were always there. Though, every year, the sensations became more evident. During the Heroes of Olympus books, it is said that Annabeth had a habit of kissing Percy every time he did something dumb.

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C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She prides herself as a truth seeker and will do (almost) anything for coffee or Coke No Sugar. Oh! And food!

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