6) “You are my nemesis but I have no choice so I had to ask you to be my boyfriend\girlfriend because my parents want to meet my significant other”
Like every single day before school, Will’s mother was chiding him over his study habits. “You know, you will regret this when you’re older. You hardly hang out with anyone, you never leave your room, sweetheart you haven’t even dated anyone.”
Will groaned. “Mom, can’t you just be happy that I am a good noodle? I have good grades and I don’t cause you any trouble.”
She sighed and put the car in park. “Yes honey, I know. And I’m glad that you’re mature. But would it kill you to be a teenager for a bit? Hang out with friends, go out to watch a movie, go to a party, something.” Will sighed and hefted his bag. “You know Mrs. Evans has a wonderful daughter who might be-”
“Okay, what about Mrs. Grace’s son? He’s really-”
Will’s eyes widened. “Mom!” he yelped so loud, a few other kids turned to see what was going on. He felt his face flush. “I’m seeing someone,” he blurted. “Please stop trying to set me up. I am already dating. Taken. Woohoo. Now please-”
“What? Since when? Who is it? Boy or girl?”
Will face palmed himself and shook his head. “I have to get to class.”
“I want to meet this person!” she called.
“Bye!” he called over his shoulder.
“Love you!” He winced. He heard someone snort beside him.
Nico di Angelo. God, Will hated the guy. He was a pompous jerk that had taken his spot as the debate team’s captain just to tick him off. He was the boy that was always causing trouble and never got caught. “Aw, Mama’s Boy, huh? That’s cute,” he teased.
“Fuck off,” Will snapped going inside and racing down the hall to escape further torment.
Of course that was hard to do when he had him for every single core class. He was in AP classes and so was Nico. And the bastard took any chance he could to make him feel stupid. All throughout the day, the two snapped at each other and scowled and rolled their eyes.
Will didn’t know why Nico had decided to make him the butt of every joke. Considering the way Will kept to himself and wasn’t very good at socializing, this just made it so much harder. He had tough skin, but even so, he couldn’t help but look forward to going home every day.
On his way back out, he was surprised to see his mom waiting outside the car. She was scrolling through her phone, leaning against the parked car. From behind, he heard, “Hey, Mama’s Boy.”
He scowled and turned to look at Nico. “What do you want, jackass?”
Nico snorted. Before he could answer, Will heard his mother. “Ooh, is this him?” Will’s expression became one of horror.
“Pay along,” he hissed.
“I’ll do all your Calculus homework for the rest of the semester, but you have to- Hey, Mom!” He turned and looked at her as she brushed her hair away from her face.
“Oh, I was here half an hour early and it was just so hot I had to get out of the damn car. Hi!” she told Nico.
Nico’s face was scrunched in confusion. “Mom, this is Nico.” He paused, hating himself and hating Nico for being the one his mom saw him next to. “My boyfriend,” he managed to spit out.
“Excuse me?” Nico yelped.
Will gripped his arm hard and wrapped an arm around his waist pulling him closer. “What? Do you prefer special guy Significant other?”
“Significant annoyance,” he growled, digging his elbow into Will’s ribs.
“Oh, I’m so glad I could meet you!” his mm crooned. “I’ve been trying to get him out of his room for so long. Oh, you’re so… different from him. It could be healthy for my-”
“Mom, Nico has to go pick his sister up, can you give me a moment to say goodbye? Wait for me in the car.”
“Oh, of course! Oh you’re welcome to dinner any time!” She squeezed Nico’s hand and went back to the car.
Will sighed in relief. Suddenly, Nico was gripping his arm, twisting it up, using his own body to block the sight from his mom. “Three seconds to explain.”
“My mom’s been bugging me about dating someone, this morning I lied and said I was dating someone, and she saw you so ta-da, you’re it,” he said speaking quickly. “Please, I can’t have her hovering anymore.”
“Oh, oh hold on,” he said, reaching into his pocket. “I’m getting a call from- I don’t give a flying-”
“I’ll do your Calculus homework for the rest of the year!” he pleaded. “Please just pretend to date me for like a month and we can fake-break-up. I just need her off my case.”
Nico clenched his teeth and scowled. “You owe me, big time. More than homework.”
His expression relaxed and he took a breath, giving Will a once over. “I didn’t know you were gay.”
“Bisexual,” he corrected. “I have to go. Um. Thanks.”
“Uh huh,” he grumbled before walking away.
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