7) “Let’s prank everyone and say we are dating wait they actually believed it oh my god”
Will and Nico had been best friends since high school started. They had every single class together and Nico had been captivated by Will’s blond hair and freckles while Will had been captivated by the dark clothes he always wore and the Mythomagic cards he toted everywhere.
Nico had never dated and Will had had the occasional fling throughout freshman and sophomore year. Seeing as Will had dated guys and girls alike, they supposed it was no surprise that whenever they were together someone asked, “Are you guys dating?”
Each time they tried explaining- they were just friends.
Now, junior year, the two had decided on the perfect April Fools prank for their friends.
They arrived at the cafeteria and Will threw an arm around Nico’s shoulders. “Ready?”
“Hell yeah,” Nico laughed. They went over to the table their friends sat at and sat down. “Hey guys,” Nico said.
“We have an announcement,” Will said, barely able to hide his smile. The others looked at them suspiciously. Will interlocked his fingers with Nico’s and began to speak.
But Leo beat him to it. “You’re dating!”
“Oh my God! Really?” Annabeth smiled.
“Dude, finally!” he said, giving them both a high five.
“Oh man, I knew it!” Piper said.
Nico and Will looked at each other and burst into laughter. They hadn’t thought their friends would believe it. Considering Nico had never dated and they had always specified that they were just friends, they figured at least one person would call them out on their lie especially on April Fools.
Instead, the prank dragged on. Suddenly, they were making up a story about how they had started dating. Nico was surprised with how easy it was to pretend. It wasn’t much different from the way they normally acted, aside from the fact that Will would call him “babe” or something like that.
“You guys should definitely go for couple of the year for the junior voting at the end of the year,” Austin said. He was part of the photography club which helped put the yearbook together every year. “Oh dude, I’ll get you guys on the ballot! Let me get a picture!”
“Uh,” they both said.
“Yeah, that’s a great idea!” Annabeth encouraged. “You’ll be in the junior yearbook!”
“Well, okay,” Will said shrugging. Nico tugged on him as they got up. He gave him a meaningful look, silently asking, what the hell are we doing? “It’s just a picture. Once we tell them it’s a prank, Austin won’t add it to the yearbook.”
Nico frowned but followed him to the wall where Austin was telling them to pose. “You think we played this a little too much?” Nico mumbled.
“No. No, they…. They don’t actually believe it. I don’t think.” Nico looked back at their friends who seemed genuinely happy about the news.
“I think they do,” Nico hissed.
“Alright guys, ready? One, two-”
“Austin, what are you doing?” Piper chided. “Give him a kiss, Neeks. Austin can take the picture then.”
“What?” Nico asked, the blood draining from his face. Will stiffened next to him.
“Ohh, we’re fucked,” Will mumbled under his breath.
“Yeah,” Piper said. “He got Percy and Annabeth kissing, and he did that for me and Jason too. You guys have to do it too.”
“She has a point,” Austin said. “I’ll snap a picture of you two kissing. I promise, it’s not as weird as it sounds.” He gestured to them. When they didn’t move, he frowned. “Guys, come on.”
Nico glanced at Will. “What do we do?” he whispered. “Do we tell them now?”
“I think that f we do, they’ll drop kick us to Mexico,” he whispered back. “Okay let’s just go for it.” Nico’s eyes widened. “Look, I’m a good kisser, and it’s about time you got your first kiss.” Nico scowled at him.
“Ahem,” Austin said, clearing his throat.
“Yeah, okay,” Will said. Nico could feel his face flush. “Relax,” Will told him as he cupped his face. “It’s just for the picture.” Will’s hands were cool against his burning face. Nico’s stomach was in knots- he had no idea what to expect from a kiss. Will leaned into him and Nico’s eyes fluttered shut.
As he felt his lips, his eyebrows went up in surprise. Electric currents flowed through his body, making him gasp in surprise.
Will kissed his bottom lip and let his tongue run over it. Automatically, Nico parted his lips and all of a sudden, they were really kissing. The kind of kiss Nico had only seen on television, the kind of kiss Will had only given away from public eyes. They heard a snapshot, but still, they couldn’t bring themselves to part. They heard their friends whoop and whistle and tease playfully, and still, Will held him close.
Finally, just because he couldn’t breathe, Nico pulled back. He opened his eyes slowly, meeting Will’s sky blue irises. “Whoa,” Will whispered.
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