"Who says that I overwork? I put a respectable fifteen hours a day, minus meals, seven days a week. I don't see why that would cause me to die prematurely. I'd opine that going into battles is a lot more risky than sitting here and making sure that things work," Percy replied, not that he thought for a moment that Cass was serious, but there was no sense in letting him win easily.
"Well, if it makes you feel better, you can use my room, although as I said, I'm more here than there," Percy said, trying not to smile. "Perhaps, one day you'll realise that people can be friends without having sex. I should know, I have two friends, and I haven't had sex with either." He winced. "And the idea of having sex with Tiberius is wrong no matter how you see it."