cecile lake

♡ trans will solace who gets flustered and a little emotional whenever little brother austin comes to him for “yknow like… guy stuff. man stuff. advice, maybe”

◇ trans will solace who is more comfortable giving kayla The Talk than he is austin because “how do i tell him about stuff i dont even have??” “will are you a doctor or arent you” “oh!!! i forgot!” “[eye roll]”

♧ trans will solace who catches someone (a patient who is brought in after being injured) binding unsafely and tells them how dangerous that is and that they’re safe here and sends them to mr. d to “grab a binder - don’t worry, he’s basically our patron. he’ll help you.”

☆ trans will solace who becomes the Designated Helper for all trans kids at camp. he doesnt mean for it to happen, but it does, and he doesnt mind. cecil ribs him one day, joking “they ought to make another cabin out there, eh big guy? a cabin to put all these babies that youve adopted” “some of them are older than me, c.” “but youre still an excellent papa to them.”

♡ trans will solace

Headcanons for Nico’s interactions with other campers before/during ToA:

  • So after the school year starts and pretty much everyone Nico hangs out with is gone for the most part, Nico by default sends most his time around Will.
    • Eventually Will is like “go make more friends”. 
  • Cecil spent weeks convincing Nico to help him with a prank because Nico is stealthy af. Nico had more fun pulling the prank than he’ll ever openly admit. 
  • After semi-regular spars, rivalry in capture the flag, and teaming up to save another camper from a random monster attack Nico and Sherman Yang are frenemies. 
    • Will somewhat regrets encouraging Nico to get along with Sherman because it always ends with one or both of them in the infirmary. 
  • Whenever Chiara starts ranting and cussing in Italian, Nico always makes snide comments back in Italian. They also trash talk each other in Italian before/during any camp games. 
    • Nico and Chiara once got into a stupid argument over something trivial. But no one knew that because they both reverted to Italian so all anyone could tell was that they were angry and gesturing wildly. 
    • Everyone was O_O 
  • Malcolm and Nico occasionally nerd out over Mythomagic strategy games.
  • One time Nico accidentally killed some plants around Demeter Cabin. He took a trip to the Underworld to ask Persephone to replace the plants. Miranda and Billy were impressed he’d go so far as to ask a goddess for a favor just to apologize. 
    • After that Demeter Cabin is quick to stick up for Nico if anyone starts being a jerk about his parentage or powers.
  • Austin was actually really intimidated by Nico at first but did his best not to show it because Will is just so happy when Nico is around. Slowly he warmed up to Nico (and vice versa), though Nico’s powers still creep him out.  
  • About once a month someone has to leave camp to stock up on supplies for the infirmary. Will is typically the one to go. Clarisse used to go with him but Nico took over that role when she left for college. (Will and Nico definitely use the trip as an excuse to go on dates.)
    • However, one time someone got hurt pretty bad right before they were supposed to leave so Will had to take care of that. Kayla ended up taking his place on the supply run.  
    • It was awkward at first because Nico and Kayla had never really interacted before without Will as a buffer.
    • Then some middle age creep starts hitting on Kayla. She’s just like WTF because spending the majority of the year in camp might prepare you to fight monsters but it doesn’t help you know how to deal with creepy old dudes. (Plus her bow and quiver were in the car.) 
    • Then the creep suddenly turned heel and practically ran away. Because Nico was glaring at him.
    • Kayla considers Nico her honorary big brother after that.      
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BOOM! 17 down, 5 to go!!! (so…like…one more post? then i’ll put up the whole thing)

here’s basically a group of….antagonists from the juniverse (also Highest Femme julian dimaggio, who’s technically royalty, you know)

penumbra tarot 1-3 | penumbra tarot 4-7 | penumbra tarot 8-10 | penumbra tarot 11 & 12 

REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO READ TOA

Spoilers? Low-key yes.

1. Doctor’s Orders = (I have a) Doctor’s Note

2. Kayla Knowles has two dads (Did I spell her last name wrong? Probably)

3. Apollo understands the pain of pregnancy/childbirth

4. ANNABETH CHASE AND MALCOLM PACE +more demigod surnames and Athena I see you

5. Harley spends his time inventing death race courses and a way to bring back Leo

6. Nyssa cursing in Spanish (You go Barrera)

7. APOLLO BEING SELF-CONSCIOUS ABOUT HIS BODY

8. “You are gorgeous and people love you!”

9. DEMIGOD CULTURES/ETHNICITIES AND LAST NAMES FOR ONCE

10. Aspiring Olympic Archer Kayla and Saxophone Master Austin

11. Blofis is a magical chant (yesssssssss)

12. DIONYSUS IS GONE

13. Percy feelz on loosing people who were badly influenced

14. APOLLO SEEING WHY POSEIDON FELL IN LOVE WITH SALLY

15. Annabeth’s fam emergency (we know perce we know)

16. APOLLO BEING OPENLY BISEXUAL OR PANSEXUAL BUT YES YOU GO MAN

17. College has taken away so many peeps (Should I cry? Yes I wanna)

18. ASIANS, AFRICANS, ITALIANS, OH MY (+MORE CANADIANS)

19. Meg’s attitude and pudginess (I’m having negative emotions bai)

20. DEMIGOD’S MORTAL PARENT’S NAMES

21. Post-war Rachel Dare

22. Mentions of my country Peru

23. SPN REFERENCE-ISH

24. Apollo = Mommy’s Boy

25. Feat. Apollo’s heartaches/broken heart

26. MORE DEMIGOD TWINS

27. Haikus/Poems/FunnyFails

28. AND MANNNYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY MORE I CAN’T SAY CAUSE YOU SHOULD JUST GO READ IT THX

29. and I forgot Brazillian Only-Portuguese speaker whoops (*waves flag in peace*)

Toa characters as things I've said

Lester/Apollo: I’m not leaving this town, but I’m leaving this room so I’m queer and I’m leaving here. As in the room

Meg: I hit you because you’re taller than me

Will: I’m a fucking ray of fucking sunshine

Nico: the sun…it burns

Austin: I don’t care if I’m warm, stop hugging me

Kayla: Girls are just prettier than guys, you know?

Cecil: I once got random dudes on the internet to send the kkk dick pics

Ellis: I actually do plan on being dictator of the USA someday

Sherman: No. Stop. Oh well I tried

Holly: Monopoly is a deadly game

Laurel: Ohhh! Yeah bitches I won!!

Bathing Suit

Cecil’s been putting it off for weeks but they leave for their fortnight in Svitz tomorrow and he needs something he can wear when they visit the lake. Cecil loves wild swimming and they chose that specific guesthouse up on the hill with the winding path down to the shore for this reason.

Carlos’ top surgery scars have long faded to pale lines, barely visible in winter, but easily recognised by those who know them intimately (Carlos, Cecil, Earl…) at the end of the summer months when –during his industrious spurts of lawn-mowing and gutter-clearing– weekend afternoon sunshine has baked his chest the colour of untanned calf leather.

Carlos is at ease in swim shorts and even owns a pair of blue Speedos he bought online along with the packer he’s barely used, one lonely evening in the Desert Otherworld when Doug and Alisha had been talking of digging a swimming pool and Carlos’ mind had drifted to to the times he and Cecil would share when he eventually found a way for Cecil to visit.

For Cecil, however, dysphoria is still ever-present. His old bathing suit rotted away centuries ago, having languished in the bottom of his underwear drawer since he graduated high school and the awkward horror of compulsory swimming lessons ceased. Yes, he could just go with the shorts-and-T-shirt combo he’d always sported at Earl’s annual 19th birthday pool parties, but he craves something he can move in freely in the water, without reducing him to a sobbing self-conscious wreck as soon as he puts it on. Cecil doesn’t believe such a bathing suit exists.

“C'mon Cece,“ Carlos’ voice snaps him out of his despairing reverie and he looks up to see the scientist shrugging on his lab coat, keys in hand. “We’re gonna find something at least OK. It may not be perfect, but I’ll be with you and we’ll get through any horrible gender feels together, so that when you swim in that lake all that will matter is the cool water against your skin and the sun on your face. It’ll be really neat, I promise.”

So Cecil pulls himself up from the sofa, takes Carlos’ outstretched hand, and they step out into the spring sunshine together toward the Mall in search of –if not the perfect– at least an OK bathing suit.

Notes: prompt from fanficy-prompts.tumblr.com