Solangelo prompts! 11- with a shuddering gasp (angsty, not sexually. Maybe a quest injury?) Or 20- as we huddle together through the storm (and nico's mama was killed by lightning...) :D
Probably not what you’re expecting. But I’ve had this idea floating around in my head and this prompt actually gave me a reason to do something with it.
11 - with a
20 - as we huddle
together through the storm
It had been gnawing at Will ever since he made the mistake
of giving his father nectar, not knowing the god was no longer godly. Apollo
may have always been a distant father but he was a constant. Every dawn his
father was there to greet Will in his own way. The sunrise and sunset were the
most reliable thing on Earth.
But Apollo is mortal now. His father could die.
That terrifies Will. Much more than he has let on.
So when the campfire is ending and people are wandering off to
bed, Will pulls Leo aside.
The unseasonable thunderstorm is probably a bad omen. Will
doesn’t care. He continues jotting down notes, ideas, and theories.
He needs to keep this secret. From his dad. From Chiron.
From anyone who might tell them. They would stop him from trying.
Pylosian Mint. Makhai.
Curse of Delos.
But those are not things he can get alone.
There’s another flash of lightning and rumble of thunder
when the door pushes open. Will glances up to see Nico in the doorway with
water dripping from his hair. For a moment Will forgets to breathe. He knows
Nico hates storms.
“I knew I should have checked the infirmary first”, Nico
says, “But I didn’t because no one’s sick or injured right now.”
“Sorry, I was…”
Will resists the urge to hide his notes as Nico walks over
and leans against the desk.
“I know you’re worried about your dad but hiding away won’t
help. I know. It’s my thing.”
“Maybe you’re rubbing off on me.”
Nico rolls his eyes. Then he pauses, frozen. He’s spotted Will’s notes. When he speaks
again, it’s more of a shuddered gasp.
“Will. You’re not?”
“You said it yourself. If Apollo dies, we’re all in trouble.”
Nico reaches out and grips Will’s shoulders tight. His dark eyes are intense with fear and affection and memories and
You know what happened to Asclepius. Those eyes seem to say.
Please I can’t lose anyone else like that. Those eyes seem to beg.
Will gulps, feeling guilty for what he’s putting Nico though by doing this. But he’s stubborn.
“I don’t know if I can get the ingredients. Even if I do, I
don’t know if I’ll be able to re-create it right. But I have to try.”
Lightning strikes again in the distance. They both startle, jumping and yelping. Will’s
chair is knocked over in the commotion; and, they end up a tangled mess on the
“That never happened”, Nico mutters as they de-tangle their
limps and sit up.
They huddle in silence for a few minutes, elbows and knees
brushing against each other.
“I don’t like this.” Nico finally says in a low whisper, “But
I get it. I’ll help you get the ingredients.”
Will grabs his boyfriend’s hand. However, before he can say
anything, Nico continues.
“If you get killed for this, I swear on the Styx I’ll bust
you out of the Underworld just so I can kick your butt.”
why do u think Dylan only said goodbye to sue in the last video?
Well, for one thing, the boys were rushed filming their goodbyes as they were running late the morning of 4/20. So, you could say Dylan just hastily said goodbye and excluded addressing his dad and brother and only mentioned mom in his short speech. Thing is though, at the same time, it seems intentional to me that he specifically only chose to address “Hey mom”. I mean, how hard would it be to say “hey, mom, dad, Bryon” in his short speech? I believe that Dylan omitted addressing his dad because that was a message in itself by ignoring him. By not including dad, it was like making a passive-aggressive statement that he was still harboring resentments about his father. Things that happened between the two had built up and had never been addressed and resolved. It’s as though Dylan seemed to feel the best way to address dad in saying goodbye was to not address him at all, to snub him. Sue has mentioned that it is a small comfort to her that she hears Dylan addressing her in his goodbye. She clings to that. Whereas for Tom, I’m sure it hurt him deeply to the core having been ignored. What did that say about the son he loved so dearly that he thought the two were best friends and so much alike? How could his number one buddy, baseball and sports page fan and chess partner forget to include him in his goodbye? Dylan’s refrain speaks volumes to dad. The truth is, father and son had a completely opposite viewpoint of their relationship together. See my post here Like father; like son.
I’d just like to brag on my Dad for a minute. Look at this response. Look at it.
We don’t agree on lots of things, but I just can’t say enough nice things about my father. He’s one of the most genuine, selfless, hard working, kind people I know. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
He has always been there for me- like after every breakup and every bad exam in undergrad, my Dad immediately dropped whatever he was doing and came to wherever I was and either sat with me while I cried or took me to get food (surefire cheerup, how can you be sad when pizza?).
He calls me out of the blue to see how I am and tell me that he loves me and how proud he is of me. He has helped me put my house together into the fabulous little kingdom it is. He couldn’t always help me financially, but he did what he could when he could and never made me feel bad about needing help. My friends are essentially adopted children who routinely join us on holidays at his house and he loves them all.
Obviously he’s not perfect, and we butted heads sometimes when I was growing up. Now that I’m an adult we get along so awesome! He’s just great all the time and I’m really lucky and proud to call him my Dad.