The Lightning Thief
"You see, Annabeth, a bad woman was jealous of me, long ago, when I was young. I had a…a boyfriend, you know, and this bad woman was determined to break us apart. She caused a terrible accident. My sisters stayed by me. They shared my bad fortune as long as they could, but eventually they passed on." (11.96)
"We're…uh…fine," Annabeth stammered. She was madly straightening her dirty T-shirt, trying to comb the loose hair out of her face. (15.29)
"I thought she was married to somebody," I said. "Hephaestus."
"What's your point?" he asked.
"Oh." I suddenly felt the need to change the subject. (15.126-128)