Jason hovered both his hands near Nico’s cheeks. “May I?”
Nico had no idea what the hands were for, but he nodded anyway.
Jason cupped his cheeks and began to gently wipe Nico’s tears using his thumbs. It surprised Nico, he definitely wasn’t expecting that. Jason’s hands were cold and it made him shudder when their skin made contact. But it was a good kind of cold and Nico decided he liked it.
[Piper is sitting on the porch of the Aphrodite cabin. Out of the corner of her eye she notices Lacy, Mitchell and- strangely enough- Percy crowding around Jason and discussing something in an undertone. Jason seems increasingly flustered, and then slightly panicked as Percy shoves him in Piper’s direction]
Jason(Sitting down next to Piper as Lacy, Mitchell and Percy blatantly try to eavesdrop): Hey, Piper.
Piper(Eyeing him questioningly): …Hi. Want to tell me what that was about?
Jason(Trying and failing to be casual): What, that? Just, just talking. Talking with friends. Like people do.
Piper(Raising her eyebrows): Okay then.
Jason(Fidgeting): That, um… that shirt is really working for you.
Piper(Glancing from her Camp Half Blood shirt to his identical one): Yeah?
Jason(Ears red): Yeah, it’s… it’s working for me, too.
Piper(Staring at him with sudden realization): You’re flirting with me.
Jason(Closing his eyes and sighing, red faced): Something like that.
Piper(With a half grin): Finally. Do it some more.
On the reigns of @omarholmon ‘s
“What Happens To A New Black Character Deferred? editorial speaking on the response to outcry and backlash to casting POC in historically white characters roles such as the recent Zendaya/Mary Jane Watson casting news—Stop asking us to focus on the Black and other POC characters we have if you kept them M.I.A., If they stay missing in fiction.
Which inspired a hashtag on Twitter: which POC comic-book characters from the Big Two, Marvel and DC are #MissingInFiction.
A quick shotout to a handful of characters that were killed off, forgotten and left in comic book limbo.Check it out if you get a chance.