For his 15th birthday, Sally and Paul pooled their money and got Percy a really nice salt water fish tank. Paul knew that Percy loved swimming and the ocean and thought it was a great gift. Sally agreed, but she wanted him to be able to pick his own fish. He gets some tropical fish, like a clown fish, a lion fish and some seahorses. He also finds a blowfish as a joke for Paul. He wonders how Percy can afford all these fish, Sally has to step in and do some hand waving. Tyson brings a rock fish the next time he visits. Percy ends up caring for his fish a lot. He makes sure that his mom can properly care for them when he is gone.
One day a new fish shows up in the tank. Its scales shine like silver, and the blue markings on its body and tail glow in the dark. No one says anything about its arrival. If Percy saves out some of his dinner and puts in a trash can fire down the street later, his stepdad doesn’t have to know.
Mr. Chase is originally from London, so Annabeth grew up with an accent, albeit a subtle one. No one really bothered her about it out of either fear or respect. She does tend to use british slang which can be bit confusing. She got really mad once and called Percy a twat. He laughed and called it a made up word. One black eye later, he never made that mistake again.
Even though Tyson is the child of two magical beings, he ended up looking vaguely Pacific islander. His hair is long and shaggy. It formed those half-dreds you get from to much work and not enough showers. Sleeping in the streets for half his life didn’t help. He doesn’t really care though; they helped hid his eye. Now that he works in the forges, his hair is a bit better groomed. It’s long enough now he ties it back while working.
The Stoll brothers are forever angry that they aren’t identical twins, their mom could always tell them apart. Though, she could probably tell them apart even if they were identical. Not much gets past Maa Stoll. They once used some of her best sari to make a fort. She put ghost peppers in the curry the next night. The look on her face as she calmly ate it while they writhed on the floor was scarier than any monster they ever faced.
Annabeth enters an architecture contest in San Francisco. She wins and is so excited she sends an Iris message to Percy even though it’s 3am in New york. She babbles on about vaulted ceilings and load bearing walls for half an hour. Percy falls back asleep five minutes in and she doesn’t notice until he starts snoring.
Also, Nico gets really pale because of all his time in the Underworld. One time Percy drags him along on some team beach trip and he gets burned to a crisp. He retaliates by sending ghosts that sing sea shanties loudly all night so Percy can’t sleep.
Over the years Percy gets more and more tan from adventures and general seaside time. His hair gets kinda shaggy too. One day he decides to get a tattoo of a trident or riptide or something. But because of his dip in the Styx, the needles can’t pierce his skin. He gets really bummed, so Grover draws on his arm with sharpie.
Like afro-french Clarrise. She wears her hair in shoulder-length cornrows that whip around her head like medusa’s snakes. Clarrise joining with one of the Aphrodite cabin’s hair days to get then redone when they grow out. She refuses to let anyone but Silena touch them. But one time one of them offers her celestial bronze beads to put on the ends and she softens up a bit.
do you ever get in those moods where you don’t feel like reading and you don’t feel like being on the internet and you don’t feel like watching a show and you don’t feel like sleeping and you don’t feel like existing in general
today there was a snowboard race at the resort i’m staying at and i’m a pretty decent snowboarder so i thought why not try right. so i wear all black just because it’s the only color i own and i ended up winning and when the announcer came over to me he said “dude! that was pretty awesome bro, what’s your name?” and i took my helmet off like in the movies and let my hair fall out and was like “caitlin” and everyone was liKE OOOOOOH
headcannon that every year everyone on the enterprise plays a big game of capture the flag and the teams are broken up by what color shirt you wear
like jim commands the gold team and chekov and sulu are his go to guys and they get all super pumped and buy the gold team like matching headbands or something and they talk shit about all the other teams constantly even tho they have never actually won
spock commands the blue team with bones as his first officer and its the only time in the whole year where there is no arguing like those two are in sync and out for total domination but nurse chapel is the biggest threat last year she faked being captured by gold team - escaped - stole the flag and ran like hell back to their home base (which is the med-bay - gold has the bridge and red has engineering) with spock and bones as her back up and won it for the blue team (a red shirt gave her the finger when she made it back to base and chapel just twirled her skirt at him and told him to kiss her ass)
some think scotty commands red but its actually uhura and she loses her fucking mind over this game like the red team has a battle cry which is basically just mindless screaming and gave out three black eyes last year
the winner gets this stupid plastic trophy thats falling apart and its practically pointless but its still the biggest event of the whole year and everyone loves it