Can you please do fluffy solangelo first date and they have there first kiss
and a million years later….I’m back. So a pretty long fic for you :) Hope you enjoy!
Nico didn’t know what he
was thinking when he agreed to go out with Will.
Not because they were
both guys. Nico had gotten fairly used to the concept of homosexuality, what
with Austin making inappropriate (and a bit too graphic, in Nico’s opinion)
comments about who he had a chance to hook up with at camp. Though he nearly
had a stroke when Will told him what hooking up meant.
Four months at camp,
actually socializing, had brought him up to date with the growing
acceptance towards different sexualities. Acceptance at camp was even better,
and Nico would always be grateful for that.
But going out on a date
with Will Solace? That was less of a sexuality crisis and more of an irrational
bundle of nervousness. Because, Hades, Nico had a huge crush on Will.
And however much he prayed to all the gods that things would work out, he
couldn’t help but think that his fate was worse than even Percy Jackson’s.
But he still found
himself waiting for Will at the docks. Though he needed several minutes of
calming down from Jason, and some motivation from Piper’s charmspeak. It was
kind of embarrassing really. Nico really needed to maintain some of his
“Hey, Death Boy!”
The familiar voice made
Nico jump out of his growingly insane feelings of self-doubt.
“Don’t call me that,
Solace,” Nico turned back and craned his neck up to look at Will. “You’re
The son of Apollo had
finally changed out of his scrubs into a faded camp shirt and a worn pair of
shorts which looked even older than Nico. He looked even more disheveled than
usual, with his rumpled hair and ancient clothes and bright blue flip flops. It
sent Nico’s heart into a beating frenzy. It was almost annoying.
Will huffed and settled
down comfortably next to Nico, leaning into him. “I had to choose between flip
flops and sneakers. It was a horribly difficult decision. But then I realised
we were meeting near a water body, so flip flops, duh.”
Nico was suddenly very
well aware of Will’s hand resting close to his hip, causing goosebumps to run
up his arm at the heat of the closeness. “Glad to know you’re making life
changing decisions again.”
Seriously, if Will came
any more near him, Nico would probably burn up.
Will nudged him with his
shoulder. “Glad to know your sarcasm isn’t dead yet.”
Nico let out a huff of
laughter and turned his gaze back to the lake. “So.”
They sat uncomfortably,
Nico twiddling his thumbs while he waited for Will to say something. This was
not natural. He suddenly felt really awkward.
Clearing his throat, he
asked the first question he could think of. “What do people usually do on
Wow di Angelo, Nico
groaned internally, great question.
“Uh,” Will furrowed his
eyebrows, looking thoughtfully across the water. “I’m no expert. But, um, talk?
Just do whatever, I guess?”
“Like sitting really
close to your date?” Nico smirked and looked pointedly at where their shoulders
“What?” Will looked
confusedly at Nico and then followed Nico’s gaze. Blushing furiously, he took
his arm back - Nico wasn’t sure whether to relieved or annoyed - and jumped
aside, creating an unfortunate space between them. “Sorry, sorry! I should have
asked! Gods, I’m such an idiot. I’m really, really-”
Nico’s heart skipped a
beat as he watched Will’s face grow redder, his motioning becoming akin to
flailing. Hades, Will was adorable.
Will stared at him
wide-eyed, and then at Nico’s hand on his wrist.
“Oh.” An unsure smile
made his way across Will’s face and Nico thanked every god in Olympus that no
one could hear the squealing currently ringing in his brain.
Will rolled his eyes.
“Don’t say that then! I was actually enjoying the proximity!”
Now it was Nico’s turn
to roll his eyes. “You’re an idiot, you know that?”
“You never fail to
“Just come over here,
Solace.” Nico pulled Will towards him. Will obliged and threw an arm over
Nico’s shoulder, grinning cheekily.
“You’re enjoying this,
“Watching you get all
worked up? Of course!”
Nico smiled and shook
his head exasperatedly. It was still weird to him. The idea that someone was
bantering with him, teasing him, touching him, and even more confusing - that
Nico was completely fine with it. He exhaled slowly and leaned in to rest his
head on Will’s shoulder. It was instinctive. It felt natural. Suddenly he
wasn’t so worried about the whole idea of dating.
Will sighed next to him,
resting his cheek against Nico’s unruly hair and they both fell into a
comfortable silence. This was okay, Nico thought, he could do this.
“You didn’t come by the
Nico shifted closer to
Will. “Yeah, I had archery practice with Chiara and Damien.”
Will let out a huff of
laughter, his breath tickling Nico’s skin. “Chiara must have pulverised you
Nico rolled his eyes and
lifted his head to elbow Will playfully. “Your faith in me is flattering.”
Will shrugged and
grinned. “I’m just glad no one got hurt.”
“You’re lucky. Because
Damien looked ready to kill someone.”
Will hummed. “Doesn’t he
always? I’m hoping you were the one who stopped him from doing anything
“And miss the drama?
Please. I enjoyed it. Both of them were bickering and Chiara said some
nasty things in Italian. It was hilarious. Unfortunately, there was no
Will snorted and stared
at him amusedly. “You’re a monster.”
“Yeah, yeah, I know,”
Nico rolled his eyes. Pulling at his shirt collar irritably, he squinted at the
evening sun. “Why’s it so hot? Your dad needs to calm down.”
Will raised an eyebrow
at him. “Looks like you need some cooling down.”
And then Will pushed
Nico into the lake.
Flailing and spurting
water from his mouth, Nico broke to the surface, his icy wet clothes sticking
to him uncomfortably, and conjured up the worst glare he could. “What the fuck,
Will was sitting on his
haunches, grinning smugly. “Feeling better, Death Boy?”
Nico glared as hard as
he could, pushing wet strands of hair away from his eyes. “You really don’t
know what’s good for you.”
He reached out and
grabbed Will’s arm and pulled as hard as he could, watching that smug smile
morph into panic as Will hit the water with a loud splash. Nico howled with
laughter as Will gasped, his thick blonde curls now sticking onto his face,
covering his eyes.
“G-gods of Olympus,” Will
stammered, his blue eyes widening comically. “I-it’s so c-cold.”
Nico raised an eyebrow.
“You should have thought of that before pushing me.”
Still shivering, Will
narrowed his eyes at him. “Ooh, you are so dead, di Angelo.”
He pushed forward and
splashed water on a still laughing Nico, sending him back, spluttering.
Gasping, he wiped the water off his face, staring incredulously at a smirking
Will. A slow smile grew on Nico’s face as he slowly made his way towards Will.
“Oh, it’s on, William.”
And he dunked Will’s head under the water.
Nico lost track of time
after that. There was splashing and jumping and lots and lots of swearing, and
Nico had never felt more alive. Will was leaning against the slimy wood of the
dock, trying to catch his breath, Nico right beside him. Still laughing softly,
Nico looked at the boy next to him and he couldn’t help the surge he felt in
It wasn’t about Will’s
beauty. That was never important to Nico. It was the fact that the boy next to
him, the bright and happy son of Apollo, was with him, was there
for him, making him happy, making him laugh, easing a feeling out of Nico that
he’d missed so much in the last four years. He watched as Will brushed his hair
out of his face, leaning his head against the wooden pillar with his eyes
closed. Nico fought the urge to draw his fingers down that serene face, tracing
those features, memorising them till he had that feeling traced into his hand.
Instead, he splashed
water on Will’s face, effectively shaking him out of his trance.
“You aren’t sleeping out
on me, are you?”
Will smiled and
stretched out his limbs. “Don’t worry, Death Boy. You’re not that boring.”
He squinted at Nico,
probably assessing his health, the dork. “But we should get out or we’ll
catch a cold.”
Nico rolled his eyes.
“You and your health crazy brain.”
But he still turned
around and pushed himself onto the dock. Will pulled up next to him, water
spilling from his clothes as he did. Shaking out the cramps in his limbs, Nico sat next to
Will, his legs outstretched in front of him.
“Well, that was fun!”
Will beamed at Nico, trying to wring the water out of shirt.
Nico smiled and gazed
out at the setting sun. “Yeah, I guess.”
Will snorted and shoved
his shoulder lightly. “You’re allowed to have fun, Neeks. No need to keep it
Nico’s smile faltered a
little. He turned his head and looked Will in the eye. “I’m not. Keeping it all
inside. I’m really happy, Will. Thank you.”
Will smiled back at him
and moved his hand over Nico’s squeezing slightly. “What are friends for?”
Nico’s lips quirked up
at that. “Friends?”
“Uh,” Will blushed and
looked away from Nico hurriedly. “Boyfriends, then?”
Nico squeezed Will’s
hand back. “Sounds good to me.”
A smile slowly grew on
Will’s lowered face, the blush on his cheeks spreading to his neck. He looked
up at Nico shyly, the unusual expression on Will’s face sending a thrill
“Please don’t kill me,”
he whispered and leaned forward to press a kiss to Nico’s cheek. Suddenly,
Nico’s face was aflame, the skin on his cheek burning under soft lips. But just
as quickly, Will was pulling away, pointedly avoiding Nico’s gaze.
“That wasn’t much of a
kiss, Solace,” Nico gulped, moving closer so their thighs were touching. Will
turned towards him wide-eyed, his blue eyes flitting from Nico’s eyes to his
mouth. Nico gulped again and reached out to the crook of Will’s neck and pulled
him towards him.
Thinking back on it, the
kiss had been terrible. They were both awkward, their noses crashed together
painfully, Nico’s elbow was pressing into Will’s ribs and their mouths were a
fumbling mess. But it had been perfect. Will’s drying curls tickled Nico’s
cheek, a stray drop dripped onto Nico’s face, his fingers played at the collar
of Nico’s shirt and it was electrifying.
But too soon, it was
over and Will was pulling back to rest his forehead against Nico’s. Nico’s eyes
were still closed, his brain still trying to process the emotions exploding in
his mind. He slowly opened them and met with Will’s intense gaze staring at
him. In awe, Nico realised. Will was staring at him the same way he
probably was right then. Awe.
Will pulled back
hesitantly and licked his lips. “That was…” He cleared his throat.
“Amazing,” Nico agreed,
his voice barely a whisper.
Will nodded next to him
and moved to rest his head on Nico’s shoulder. Instinctively, Nico’s hand
reached up to his hair, tangling and weaving through the wet locks. They sat
there in silence, watching the sky become darker. Nico didn’t mind that they’re
clothes were wet and that the wooden planks were suddenly too hard or that the
air was getting chillier. Everything was beautiful.
Finally, Nico cleared
his throat. “We should go. It’s almost time for dinner.”
“Wait!” Will placed a
hand on Nico’s leg. “Watch the sunset with me?”
Smiling, Nico nodded and let Will wrap an arm around
his waist. And Nico had never felt happier.
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