I really don't understand Piper hate-she may not be the strongest or the wisest and she might feel as damn useless as she is most of the time but don't we all feel like that? A lot? Face it we're not going to be the spectacular demigods going on this quest but she is.
:( i was listening to the song "hold me now'' by red. oh my gosh! it made me think of percabeth in tartarus: "hold me now, till the fear is leaving, i am barely breathing, crying out, these tired wings are falling, i need you to catch me''