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14 October 2011 @ 10:45 pm
For Whatever We Lose - A Heroes of Olympus fanmix  
Before I say sensible things, I would like to say that I am absolutely in love with Son of Neptune and I am seriously wondering if I have to rearrange my list of favourite authors and put Rick Riordan on the top, he is that awesome. And I have so much love for Percy Jackson himself that I have to keep reminding myself that he's fictional and my love for him is slightly irrational. Also Percy and Annabeth are perfection and one of my favourite literary couples.

Here, have a fanmix.
**River Song says spoilers! (For The Lost Hero and Son of Neptune)**
I wanted to make a happy, we-are-in-love-and-nothing-hurts, PJatO-era mix but I just keep angsting over their relationship in TLH/SoN, so this happened instead. Lots of references to oceans and forgetting. Bucket for creys not included.
Cover art: Logan Lerman as Percy (of course) because he was one of the very few good things about the movie, and Brie Larson (who I've never seen in anything) as Annabeth because she's blonde.



For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea.
- ee cummings



“We were so excited because we both started winter break early. We met up at camp on Tuesday, figured we had three weeks together. It was going to be great. Then after the campfire, he – he kissed me goodnight, went back to his cabin, and in the morning, he was gone. We searched the whole camp. We contacted his mom. We’ve tried to reach him every way we know how. Nothing. He just disappeared.”

1. The Ocean by Mae
You come over unannounced
Silence broken by your voice in the dark
I need you here tonight just like the ocean needs the waves
Fall around me now
Like stars that fall and brighten the way
I need you here tonight just like this night it needs the rain

2. Vanilla Twilight by Owl City
The stars lean down to kiss you
And I lie awake and miss you
Pour me a heavy dose of atmosphere
Cuz I’ll dose off safe and soundly
But I’ll miss your arms around me
I’ll send a postcard to you dear
Cuz I wish you were here

“Percy Jackson is at the other camp, and he probably doesn’t even remember who he is.”

3. Come Home by OneRepublic
Come home, come home
Cuz I’ve been waiting for you
For so long, for so long
And right now there’s a war between the vanities
But all I see is you and me
And the fight for you is all I’ve ever known, ever known
So come home

4. Swallowed in the Sea by Coldplay
And I could write it down
Or spread it all around
Get lost and then get found
And you’ll come back to me
Not swallowed in the sea

5. What the Water Gave Me by Florence + the Machine
Cuz they took your loved ones
But returned them in exchange for you
But would you have it any other way?
Would you have it any other way?
You couldn’t have it any other way

Cuz she’s a cruel mistress
And a bargain must be made
But oh my love, don’t forget me
I let the water take me


A vague sadness weighed on Percy’s chest. Something told him he’d been to San Francisco before. The city had some connection to Annabeth – the only person he could remember from his past. His memory of her was frustratingly dim.

6. Hazy by Rosi Golan and William Fitzsimmons
What if I fall and hurt myself
Would you know how to fix me
What if I went and lost myself
Would you know where to find me
If I forgot who I am
Would you please remind me, oh
Cuz without you things go hazy

7. First Floor People by Barcelona
Who am I to fool now if you’re gone, if you’re gone
If I am found below the ground
I’m searching, desperate

Prepared people, take your places on deck
I am a lost boy with no one to tell me I’m safe

8. I Need You by Relient K
Explore the cave that is my chest
The torch reveals there’s nothing left
Your whispers echo off the walls
And you can hear my distant calls
The voice of who I used to be straining out
Someone, someone please
Please shine a light into the black
Wade through the depths and bring me back

Also, he was reluctant to share his one clear memory: Annabeth's face, her blonde hair and gray eyes, the way she laughed, threw her arms around him, and gave him a kiss whenever he did something stupid.
She must have kissed me a lot, Percy thought.
He feared that if he spoke about that memory to anyone, it would evaporate like a dream. He couldn't risk that.

9. Endlessly by Green River Ordinance
She is the daze I can’t get over
She is the nights that I call home
For you I’ll always wait
Caught in the waves of hesitation
Lost in the sea of my own doubt
For you I’ll always wait

In city bars and empty cars
It’s three am, I wonder where you are
And the crooked smiles
And the worn out miles between us
And I wonder where you are

10. Yet by Switchfoot
These days pass me by, I dream with open eyes
Nightmares haunt my days, visions blur my days
I’m so confused what’s true or false
What’s fact or fiction after all
I feel like I’m an apparition’s pet

But you haven’t lost me yet
No, you haven’t lost me yet
I’ll run until my heart caves in
No, you haven’t lost me yet


Percy smiled. He knew the stakes were high. He knew this day could go horribly wrong. But he also knew that Annabeth was on that ship. If things went right, this would be the best day of his life.

11. You Belong Here by Anberlin
You’ve got the better part of me
Always have and always will
You’ve got the better part of me, oh
And you know that I’m right
And I know I’m asking too much
And I know I’m taking control
But a heart that’s not worth breaking isn’t worth much, not at all
Isn’t worth much at all

You belong here
You were meant for me
You belong here
You belong here with me
You were meant to be with me

12. Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Do you hear me, I’m talking to you
Across the water, across the deep blue ocean
Under the open sky
Oh my baby, I’m trying

Boy, I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart
You make it easier when life gets hard



Current Location: "Welcome to Canada, idiot."
Current Mood: tiredso freaking tired
Current Music: Ships in the Night by Mat Kearney
Lanni: (princess & the frog) lottieproverbsun on October 19th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! And OH MY GOSH. I found the title in my quotes file, and I knew I'd read the quote in a Percy/Annabeth fic I'd stumbled upon somewhere and I wanted to thank whoever I'd got it from, but I couldn't find it again. But now I realize it was your fic! :O So thanks as well for the title! ;)