Nico is surprisingly good with children. This was discovered shortly after the battle with Gaea ended when Jason found Nico comforting a nine year old son of Hephaestus about Leo’s sacrifice. Harley took it pretty hard and stuck to Nico like glue for a while.
When Percy went home for the summer Nico took over his sword fighting class. Jason was too busy building shrines to do it so Nico stepped in. The kids were a bit afraid of the child of death to begin with but warmed up quickly after Nico gently corrected a daughter of Iris in her grip and explained carefully but not condescendingly how she could do it better.
Nico has a small army of children that follow him around camp. When he’s forced to go do things for his father or is off visiting Hazel they visit Will in the infirmary every day to see if Nico’s back yet. Will thinks it’s adorable.
Coach Hedge only trusts three people outside himself and his wife to care for his son and that’s Clarisse La Rue, Reyna and Nico. Nico was reluctant at first but loves baby Chuck Hedge and will with Coach Hedges permission summon small skeletons to entertain the baby saytr. Chuck likes to break these skeletons while screaming something that sounds like WAR at the top of his lungs. Nico Reyna and Clarisse think it’s adorable and Coach Hedge couldn’t be prouder. The rest of the campers just shake their heads.
Nico tends to be the one the younger kids will go to if they feel anxious or depressed. If nothing else Nico is a fantastic listener and will offer up surprisingly safe advice for a fifteen year old. Some of the older demigods will come to him too but not many.
Nico does his best to hide his problems and pain from the kids. He’s pretty successful most of the time too. But sometimes it’s too much for even him. Memories of Tartarus are hard on anyone but as a child of Hades Nico saw the face of the pit while he was down there it still haunts him. The kids know this and recognize that Nico doesn’t like being touchy-feely with anyone but Will and so they find their own ways to help.
Some children of Hypnos will ensure that Nico has a dreamless sleep that night when he’s having a bad day. A few children of Iris will make flower crowns that Nico wears around and glares at anyone who dares question him. Others find other ways to help the child of Hades and he’s grateful for it. He finally feels like he has a home thanks to the younger set at Camp Half Blood even if some of their older siblings are still wary of Nico.
I always want to see more acrobatic stuff with Raz. :)
It took awhile but here! Seriously, I love that there’s a plausible reason for Raz being so good at the platformer puzzles in Psychonauts. I wonder if he visits his family at the circus sometimes to perform super fancy stunts with some psychic abilities added in for extra showy-ness :’D My sister is also struggling through the Meat Circus level currently, and I couldn’t help drawing something for it Ovo;;; wish her luck
Also, kind of unrelated, I bet the Aquatos have circus animals. Like elephants. Or a tiger Raz has become really close with because one day he found out he could talk to her :’)
ive come to the conclusion that i only know how to write dad shawn
“and that’s how you ruin a life. congratulations.”
“mom?” your 14 year old daughter wanders into the kitchen where you were working, she was holding a giant package of forms for you to sign.
she sat in the chair across from you before explaining what the papers were.
“so since we’re graduating grade 8 in june, the school takes us on a graduation trip to celebrate. i was wondering if i could go?”
she slid the papers across the table so you could read through the forms. you remembered going on this trip when you were her age, you had the time of your life and made some memories on this trip you wouldn’t forget.
the trip would take them to another province of canada for a new nights, which you didn’t mind and you were sure shawn didn’t mind either. after all, she’s been almost everywhere already.
“it seems fun, i think it would be okay for you to go.”
you signed a few of the forms before your daughter spoke up again.
“really? it’s not too expensive?”
you looked at the bottom where the total price was displayed, you were surprised at the low cost. for everything that they were going to be doing there, it was a good price.
“no sweetie, you can go.”
part of you felt guilty making this decision without shawn, but you knew he would be okay with it.
“thanks mom! i love you!” she exclaimed, hugging you before pulling out her phone to call her friend. you heard her excitedly talk to her friend while she made her way up the stairs.
about an hour later you heard the front door open, meaning shawn was home.
“it smells good!” he yelled, walking into the kitchen to greet you. he was referring to the dinner you started to make, tonight you decided on homemade pizza.
“thanks, we’re having pizza. the kids will be happy, we haven’t had pizza in a while.”
shawn nodded, “i’m hungry.”
“you’re worse than the kids,” you chucked, handing him the cheese to grate for the pizza. “they haven’t complained that they were hungry yet.”
he started grating the cheese, occasionally sneaking some cheese while he went.
“where are the kids anyways?” he asked, “haven’t seen them all day.”
as if he was on cue, your 5 year
old son came running down the stairs to greet his father.
“daddy!” he exclaimed, running into shawn’s open arms.
“he’s got some news,” you said, “tell him.”
the little boy smiled proudly, “i’ve got a girlfriend now!”
shawn smiled, “well that’s great, what’s her name?”
he continued to tell shawn about his ‘girlfriend’ while you continued making pizza.
you called your daughter down as soon as the pizza’s were done, she came running at the mention of pizza.
you could hear her still talking on the phone with her friend as she entered the kitchen, she was telling her she needed to go.
“okay, i’ll talk to you later. i know i know, i’m so excited! bye.” she hung up the phone and stuffed it into her back pocket before greeting her dad.
“hey baby, how are you?” he asked, kissing the top of her head. even though she was just entering her teen years, she was definitely daddy’s little girl. no doubt.
you grabbed some pizza for your son who was struggling to reach it as you listened to the conversation between shawn and your daughter.
“can i have three pieces please mommy?” your son asked, taking a sip from his water bottle.
“start with two, then we’ll see.” you handed him his plate and he happily took a bite from his pizza.
“oh mom, the first sheet for the trip is due by friday.” you daughter said, “it’s the first payment.”
you nodded, “you can bring it tomorrow.”
“what trip?” shawn asked, “where are you going?”
she explained the trip exactly how she explained it to you hours before. shawn didn’t seem as interested as you were.
“you aren’t going.”
you looked at your husband, “i already told her she could go on the trip shawn. she’s known these people since kindergarten, it’ll be fine.”
“yeah dad, that isn’t even fair!”
“you’re not going. especially since it’s overnight and there are boys there.”
both you and your daughter rolled your eyes. of course shawn would bring up boys, he makes a fuss anytime she mentions a boy.
“really shawn, calm down. when you read the form you’ll see, they separate them.”
you crossed your arms over your chest as shawn did the same thing. your daughter looked at you pleadingly, hoping you could convince him to let her go.
“no y/n, she isn’t going and that’s final.”
your daughter stormed off to her room, you heard the door slam moments after she left the table.
“come on shawn, it’s her grade 8 trip. it’s only four days, she’ll be okay.”
you and shawn argued back and forth for a bit, you really wanted her to go on this trip but he had other thoughts.
about an hour later, you were sitting on the couch watching tv with your son when your daughter entered the room.
“mom, is he really not going to let me go?” she sniffled, taking a seat next to you.
“i don’t know honey, i couldn’t get him to change his mind.”
shawn was in his office, he had enough of fighting so he went there to think.
“you have to talk to him mom, please.”
she was on the verge of tears, she had always been quite the emotional one.
“i’ll try my best, but you know how he is.”
she placed her head in your lap, paying attention to the show on the tv.
minutes later, shawn joined you all in the family room, taking a seat next to you two.
“i hate you,” she grumbled, turning her head to face your stomach so she couldn’t see her father.
shawn’s face dropped at her comment.
“and that’s how you ruin a life. congratulations.” you mumbled, directing it at the both of them. you know your daughters comment must’ve broke shawn inside. she’s never, ever, said she hates him.
“baby, you don’t mean that.” you said, trying to get her to take what she said back. she was a stubborn girl, and you knew shawn was going to cave before she apologized.
“maybe i do, you don’t know that.”
shawn shook his head, shutting his eyes. you saw a single tear escape before he quickly wiped it away.
“you can go on the trip, i read the forms. it seems fun.”
he smiled at you with sad eyes and you wanted nothing more but to comfort him too, but your daughter was currently on top of you and she was making it hard.
“you’re only saying that because i said i hate you.” she said, sitting up again. she shook her head before exiting the room.
shawn opened his mouth to speak, but you stopped him before he could.
“go talk to her shawn, she didn’t mean it.”
“but what if she did?” he asked, running a hand through his already messy hair. “i don’t know what i would do with myself.”
“shawn.” you interrupted him, “just go talk to her, please.”
he nodded before heading up to her room, hoping to make things right with his daughter again.
Zootopia / Robin Hood Fanfiction TAKE A STAND epilogue
(AN/ Here we go…the end. Take a Stand had been my most successful fic and that is only possible because of you amazing folks who actually read it reviwed, liked, faved, followed and reblogged this dumb fic, I want to high five all of you for being so awesome. Now I have to thank a few folks who helped illustrate this fic; @ziegelzeig dude you know how much I love your work and your friendship you’re an amazing artist and writer, I love you dude. @fuzzywuzzylittletail you came up with some crackin’ artwork for this fic thank you, shadowed-visitor thank you too for your song/art pieces, @reddoshirousagi06 thank you for your brilliant sketches, @trashasaurusrex@ky-jane@blueberrycarrots@idealbean and everyone else who contributed. Thank you all for reading…so without further ado let’s get cracking with this chapter.)
The smell of engine oil and old wood brought back a host of memories for Judy as she clambered up the ladder to the upper level of one of the many barns at Hopps farm, she used to play cops and robbers with her siblings all the time as a kit but right now the twenty six year old bunny needed a moment to relax in the barn. It had been a very hectic day, as soon as she stepped off the train at Bunnyburrow station it had been a non stop series of hugs, catching up with relatives and being overstuffed with the mountains of food that had been prepared for the massive party had arrived from Zootopia including; herself, Nick, Luna, Marian, Robin, Little John, Jack and Skye.