If you're in a mood to take prompts, could you do something with teenage Carter going on a first date and Nico and Will coming to terms with their baby growing up and dating, please (or crashing the date themselves). Only if you're cool with that, of course. You're writing is awesome; have a great day!
“He’s sixteen, Nico,” Will brushed Nico’s bangs out of his eyes and smiled softly at his husband. “He’s not a baby anymore. He goes off to college in two years. Let him have tonight.” Nico knew Will was making a point, but he was too stubborn to acknowledge the point.
“He’s still my baby.” Will laughed quietly, his eyes scrunching up and his mouth opening to let the sound out in a way that melted Nico to the core.
“Of course he’s still our baby, but he’s not a baby. He’s mature enough to handle this one on his own. I know you don’t like the fact that he’s growing up, I don’t like it either. It seems like just yesterday he was running around in a diaper with that stuffed whale.” Will smiled fondly at the memory. “But my point is, we can’t hold onto him forever.”
Will slid into bed next to Nico, wrapping an arm around his shoulder as Nico snuggled into his side. “It doesn’t seem like this is bothering you.” Carter had left just an hour ago on his first date and already Nico’s nest was feeling rather empty. He didn’t like that Carter was going up, and after giving up so much just to have Carter, Will understood why Nico was having problems coming to terms with the fact that his baby was growing up.
“The date doesn’t bother me,” Will affirmed, “it’s the fact that he’s now old enough to drive himself and another boy out to dinner for a date where he’ll pay. And that they’re old enough to go to the park for a walk and-” Will sighed, “it does bother me. But in a good way. I know we did a good job raising him and that he’ll have a great night.”
“I don’t want him to grow up.” Nico pouted, resting his head on Will’s chest. Will laughed again as he ran his fingers through Nico’s soft hair.
“I know you don’t darling,” he spoke softly, “but we can’t keep him as a baby forever. He’s a good kid, we did a great job raising him, and he’s going to become even more then what we raised him. He’s going to become an amazing person that’s going to do so much good for the world.” Nico sighed in agreement and Will felt himself smile. “That doesn’t change the fact that he’s always going to be our little boy. That doesn’t have to change.”
Will knew Nico was smiling. “I hope he still comes around sometimes.”
Will snorted at the comment. “He’s a teenage boy, Neeks, he’ll come home every time you cook.” Nico laughed quietly. “Joseph will probably always come too, whether he’s still with Carter or not. Those boys live for your cooking.”
They fell into a comfortable silence and it wasn’t long before Will realized Nico had fallen asleep, but he was okay with that. Will was more than happy to be the one to stay up and wait for Carter to come back home. He made sure to hug his little boy a little bit tighter before he joined Nico in bed
Nico just loves his little boy