So this is shamelessly HSM inspired. Song is here.
“Nico! Come here.” Nico turned and glared lightly at his boyfriend who waved him over to where he stood with his siblings. Slouching over, Nico quirked an eyebrow at the assortment.
“What do you want Will?” The blonde pouted at Nico’s irritated tone.
“You know how cabins have traditions?” Will started as Nico rolled his eyes. “Well the Apollo cabin has one of… well, actually now that I think about it… I’ll let it be a surprise!” Will had the audacity to poke Nico on the nose while talking, causing the younger to swat his hand away with a real glare plastered across his face.
“Then why did you call me over here?” Nico crossed his arms and quirked an eyebrow. He knew that Will could get carried away, but this is scatter-brained, even for him.
“So that you can witness the awesomeness that is about to go down!” Will flung his arms around as he spoke, his grin widening impossibly. Will turned back to his siblings as Nico sighed.
“Alright guys, time to get this show on the he road!” his brothers and sisters cheering back before they all set off at a march after Will, Nico trailing behind curiously.
The Apollo Cabin strutted down and into the arena, all carrying instruments of one kind or another. The news spread like wildfire, campers flocking to watch the show. The clanging of swords faltered slightly as the Apollo cabin filed into the stands, setting up instruments and tuning up as the crowd grew.
Before the crowd had arrived, Jason and Percy had been in the midst of a friendly-turned-competitive duel, their weapons clashing loudly as they rushed each other over and over. The few campers in the arena had been placing bets for the winners, the odds changing every second as the upper-hand switched.
Once most of the campers had settled and the Apollo kids finished setting up and preparing to play, the two combatants got back into their prior rhythm, crowd or no crowd. Will waved his arms around to silence the audience, most looking excited while some, Nico and newer campers, just looked on in confused fascination. One of Wills siblings , Austin, took the position of conductor while Will grabbed his guitar and settled in with the other guitar players. Austin counted down before the broken opening notes of the song started to the sounds of cheers and laughter, Will strumming his guitar, grinning wildly.
Take it back to the place where you know it all began
The crowd roared with laughter as a few slow campers caught onto what was happening. Nico was as confused as ever.
We can anything we wanna be
You can tell by the noise that the boys are back again
Together making history
Campers were starting to join in as the song continued. Jason and Percy’s faces were growing increasingly red as their concentration started to slip away.
Its time to show how to be a superhero
Just like a showdown, Will Smith and Bobby DeNiro
Nico didn’t know who they were but a few Apollo kids put on sunglasses as they sung the line. He could see Jason laughing from here.
We’re the best, no doubt, doing it like we used to do
This is our time and I’m telling you ALL!
The stands were on their feet now dancing with the music, singing with the Apollo cabins. Jason and Percy had pretty much stopped fighting to join in themselves. Nico had never heard this song before in his life, how did everyone know the words? The crowd yelled as the next lines of the song came through.
The boys are back, the boys are back!
The boys are back, gonna do it again!
Gonna wake up the neighbourhood
Nico felt the urge to cover his ears as the crowd somehow got louder, but instead flushed when his boyfriend caught his eye and winked. Percy and Jason had sheathed their weapons.
The boys are back, the boys are back!
Climbing up the walls anytime we want
The boys are back, back to save the day
Nico rolled his eyes as the Sons of Jupiter and Poseidon struck exaggerated hero poses.
The boys are back, oh yeah!
The song continued to the swaying and singing of the camp, accompanied by the Apollo kids. Somewhere during the performance, Jason and Percy had begun to dance and perform moved that looked choreographed and strangely fit with the song. Nico decided he didn’t want to think about that too hard. He had shifted and sat next to Will as he strummed along with the song, though he wasn’t singing, just smiling widely at the movement around him.
“So what’s with the song?” Wills fingers stuttered on the strings before he regained his place, continuing to play, shooting Nico an incredulous look.
“Are you kidding me right now?” Nico just stared blankly at Will. Will shook his head before continuing to speak, “It’s a song from High School Musical, ever heard of it?”
“Uhh, no. I don’t really frequent musicals if you couldn’t already tell.” Nico gave Will a weird look as he laughed.
“Oh my gods Nico, it’s not a musical… it’s a Disney movie. That’s our tradition. At least once a summer the Apollo cabin performs a song from the movie. Geez how do you not know it? It’s iconic.” Nico nods at Wills explanation, nothing more needs to be said. Continuing to watch the show being put on by Percy and Jason, his attention being pulled to Will when he snorts as Percy seems to be pushing an invisible ball while Jason flies up into the air briefly, miming sitting as he flies.
“Percy and Jason make a good Troy and Chad don’t they?” Will turns to him.What?
“A good who and who?” Will sighs at Nicos question.
“Damn, I have to educate you in the wonder that is High School Musical.” Nico was sure he disagreed with him but didn’t make any comments. He grabbed Wills hand as the song finished enthusiastically and to loud cheers.