SOLANGELO 3 for the concern meme! X
3. 'Do you actually ever leave your office and sleep?’
After the fourth night in a row Nico finds Will holed up in the infirmary, he’s had enough.
“Do you actually ever leave your office and sleep?”
Will jumps, nearly knocking over the various bottles and books all over the desk. There are heavy bags under his eyes, further illuminated by the single lamplight. Nico leans against the door frame, unimpressed.
“Nico! Fancy meeting you here!” Will grins, but it does nothing to mask the exhaustion written all over his face. He still looks like a golden boy, just a paler version, whereas running-on-barely-three-hours-of-sleep Nico looks like a zombie in a bad horror movie. Nico finds this incredibly frustrating.
“Solace, go back to your cabin and sleep,” Nico says.
“I will,” says Will, “but I’m busy.”
Nico looks pointedly at the empty beds around them. Will deflates slightly.
“I’m fine,” he says, turning back to the desk. “I’ll go rest after I finish this.”
Nico frowns. Will is already starting to sway on his feet. “Will,” Nico says, and the other boy pauses. Nico steps closer. He places a hand on Will’s arm. “Get some rest. Your work will still be here when you wake up. You’ve already made a lot of progress.”
“No. Or else I’ll get Kayla to kick your ass.”
Weary blue eyes stare down at flat dark ones, until Will finally releases a long breath. He closes his eyes, and then nods. “Okay. I’ll go sleep. But,” he says, catching Nico’s hand when Nico moves to draw back, “can you come with me?”
Nico squeezes his hand. “Yeah. Let’s go.”