Anonymous said: In your opinion, when is the exact moment Percy begins to like Annabeth as more than a friend? And vise versa for Annabeth?
Awesome question, and it can be interpreted differently by everyone.
Annabeth first realized her crush on Percy during their conversation/bonding session in the zoo truck. I think before then, she did like him as more than a friend, but sort of shoved the thought out of her mind- after all, he’s a son of Poseidon.
For Percy? It’s a lot harder to tell, and even I’m not sure when I think he knew. Personally, I feel like he was always in love with Annabeth, right from their first quest. I just think he was too dumb to even ponder the possibility that the great Annabeth Chase would ever love him. When she starts throwing him major hints, I think he starts to view her in a different light. So, probably around Battle of the Labyrinth? Not really sure.
The way I like to put it: In his heart, Percy always knew he loved Annabeth. It just took his brain a while to catch up.