“God, I hate vampires,” you say, flopping into your
makeshift bed on a red and brown loveseat. You’ve been working a vampire case
with Sam alone for the past week and the creatures you just destroyed are still
and always will be a pain in the ass for you to kill, even with 6’4 backup.
Sam watches you roll onto your back and smiles, the
right corner of his mouth turning up into a smile as he grabs a plain gray
shirt and black sweats and walks to the bathroom. “They’re vampires, what do
you expect them to do, hand over themselves willingly?” He says sarcastically.
“It’s still a pain. I don’t know how you guys do it
so well,” You respond, burying your face in the single, flat pillow buried
against the back of the loveseat.
“It takes practice,” Sam replies casually. “Like
everything else you learn.”
A/N: This is my first PJO/HOO fanfic ever, but I had to do it for my baby’s birthday especially since I’ve thought about it a lot. (Does not follow TOA canon b/c that would confuse me so yeah) Enjoy!
Nico blinked his eyes awake as light streamed in through the
crack between his curtains. For once, he felt like he actually got some sleep,
not remembering having any nightmares that night. But something was wrong.
Normally, his annoying “doctor” Will Solace would wake him up
for breakfast in order to ensure he was eating and taking care of himself. Nico
scoffs at the thought of Solace nagging him, with his stupid “Doctor’s Orders”,
his blinding smile, his wavy blond hair that glints in the sun, his sparkling
blue eyes that seem to reflect the color of the sky most days, the sort of blue
Nico has gotten lost in several times…
thought, I will not get lost in that. We’re
close friends. It’s nice having a best friend and I will NOT be ruining this
with a stupid crush.
Nico has learned over the past months how to act normal and
friendly – well, Nico’s version of friendly, which means being less distant and
reserved than normal. It’s a work in progress.
Nico refocuses back into reality, peeking out his curtains to
see the sun decently high in the sky. Had Will forgotten about him? Nico hated
how used to, even dependent on, the son of Apollo greeting him every morning he
was. Was Will so integral to his life that he didn’t even know how to start the
day on his own now?
Nico pushed any negative thoughts to the back of his mind as
he went and got ready. Will must’ve had an early shift at the infirmary or
something. Or maybe he’s giving Nico a day to sleep in for once, seeing as he
complains about being up early every day. He hasn’t slept in till 11 in quite
some time. He decides to head to the pavilion and see if he can still get food,
even if it’s not lunch time yet. Maybe then he can skip actual lunch and train
in the arena since no one will be there.
When he opens his door, there’s a note on the ground with a
giant sun on it.
Solace, he suppresses
a smile and rolls his eyes at the crudely drawn sun with a smiley face in it.
even know if it’ll still be morning when you read this, but anyway, I let you
sleep in today because I had to cover someone’s shift at the infirmary along
with my own all morning.
apology for not forcing you awake, I wrote a haiku :)
Nico gets caught on that last part. He said love… Nico can only see those words, casually written by
Will, who doesn’t even see how it could mean so much to Nico. It’s just a typical sign-off, don’t look into
it. Nico shakes his head to clear his thoughts and remembers the rest of
the note. He flips it over to read the most likely terrible haiku:
Tell him “The
sun will set soon”
Do it for
me please :)
Nico doesn’t even think he understands what haikus should be, or
that it’s more than a syllable pattern. Whatever, he reads it again anyways
just to hear Will’s voice saying it to him (he’s got it so bad). On his third
read through, he realizes that it’s actually telling him to do something. Green-eyed boy? He wonders. ‘Do it for me please’ Ugh, he thinks
to himself. Will Solace can get away with nearly anything with Nico, all he has
to do is ask and Nico will eventually give in. With an eye roll, Nico leaves
his cabin to find Percy. If this is some
big joke and I end up wet, Solace is gonna get it.
After stopping at the pavilion for an apple, Nico heads to
the Poseidon cabin. He had considered shadow travelling there, if not just
because he knows Solace would hate it, but decided against it. He doesn’t want
to accidentally stumble upon Percy and Annabeth ever again. Ever. When he
knocks, Percy cracks open the door and peeks out through the crack.
“What’s the password?” Percy says in an unnecessary whisper.
He’s one of those people who don’t even know how to whisper, so Nico doesn’t
know why he bothers trying.
“Percy, what’s going on,” Nico deadpans.
as stubborn and stupid as ever, Nico thinks.
“Ugh,” he pulls out the paper, “‘The sun will set soon.’ It’s
like midday, who came up with this—” Nico is cut off as Percy yanks him through
the door and shuts it quickly. The cabin is pitch black and Nico starts feeling
anxious. He didn’t think anything was going to happen, so he didn’t exactly
mentally prepare for an attack.
“Percy, what the—”
“SURPRISE!!!!!!” The lights suddenly come on and Nico is
momentarily blinded and deafened by the shouting. Instinctively, he grabs his
sword and swings out, ready to fight off whatever has caught him off guard.
When his senses catch up to him, he registers a certain son of Apollo standing in
front of him looking shocked and holding a sign that has now been sliced in
“Uhhh Death Boy? Mind putting that away? I spent a long time
on this birthday sign and I don’t want anything else to be cut in half, namely
me.” Will blushed slightly, giving Nico a shy smile and that look that always
gets Nico to do what he says.
“What in the Hades is going on, Solace?” Nico sheaths his
sword and looks around, taking in the balloons, banners with his name on it,
and all his friends, who look both alarmed and amused at the same time.
“Um, hello? It’s your birthday! Happy Birthday, Nico!!” Will
drops the two halves of the sign to the ground in favor of throwing his arms up
and grinning like he won the lottery.
As Nico tries to process this information, Percy comes up
from behind and throws his arm across Nico’s shoulders.
“Bro, it’s a celebration of the day you were born! You know,
your birthday. Come on, lighten up!
Solace here put it all together and somehow kept from telling you,” Percy
snickered at the last part.
Will’s face turned red with both frustration and embarrassment
as he said, “I can keep a secret! Besides, we all worked to make this happen. So,
let’s have fun!” With that, everyone cheered and started milling about, music
playing in the background of happy conversations. Will grabbed Nico’s hand,
much to Nico’s embarrassment, and pulled him along to show him around the
party. As Will excitedly chatted about all the planning they had done (it really
is amazing that Nico had no idea, Will is such a blabbermouth), Nico marveled
at the fact that it was his birthday. He didn’t even remember it himself, and
yet here was Will and his friends, hoping to make Nico’s day special. He looked
around at all the decorations and all his friends, who looked genuinely happy
to be there. Nico may have moved on from believing that he had no friends, but
sometimes he couldn’t even fathom what great friends he had.
His birthdays in the past had been filled with self-hate and
regret – hating that he was born, regretting his actions that caused others
pain, things of that sort. Even today, he felt that somewhere in his mind, he
knew it was his birthday, but he didn’t want to think about it because he knew
that he’d just have those negative thoughts, as always.
“Hey,” Will pulled Nico from his thoughts, a look of concern
under his gentle smile, “You okay? You haven’t said anything yet. Is the party
okay? Is it too much? It’s too much, isn’t it. I knew I should’ve put up less
decorations. I was too excited. Ugh and you probably don’t appreciate the
little suns everywhere, but it’s all the Apollo cabin had—”
“Will,” Nico cut him off, “It’s incredible. Sorry, I was just
thinking… I really appreciate you and everyone else, you know, going through
all this trouble for me. I didn’t even realize today… I mean normally… how did
you even know?” Nico couldn’t get out words properly, he didn’t know how to
express the extreme gratitude he felt.
Will only grinned, “I’m your doctor – of course I know when
your birthday is, Death Boy. And I wasn’t about to let your special day go
Nico scoffed, “Special day… my whole life has been a mess. I
don’t know if the day of my birth should be celebrated all that much.”
“No, you don’t get to say that.” Will stopped Nico and stood
in front of him, a frown on his lips. “You are a hero and a fantastic friend to
everyone here. Without you, many of us, probably even the whole camp, wouldn’t
be here. I am extremely grateful that
you were born today, however many years ago, because I—” Will seemed to choke on his words, turning red in the process.
“Because you…? Are you okay?” Nico was just confused now,
having no idea why Will cut himself off.
“Because I… get to do this!” With that, Will lunged forward
and swiped frosting across Nico’s cheek. Nico was so caught off guard, he stood
there for a good 3 seconds as Will laughed, gaining the attention of those
around him. Then Nico narrowed his eyes, found the cake, grabbed a handful, and
flung it right at Will’s face so that frosting and a chunk of cake slid down
“FROSTING FIGHT!” Percy was the first to jump at the cake,
resulting in an all-out frosting war.
By the end, everyone was covered in frosting and chocolate
cake and giggling like maniacs. Even Nico had jumped in, shadow traveling a few
times to get the jump on people.
Once everyone calmed down a bit, Will came up to Nico with a
clump of cake and frosting on a plate and a single candle shoved in it.
“We still have to sing to the birthday boy,” Will said with a
shy smile. Nico offered his own small smile as everyone gathered around and
sang “Happy Birthday” to Nico. Nico thought about each face that was smiling at
him, ending on the face of Will Solace, who beamed the brightest out of them
“Make a wish, Nico,” Will said gently, once the song had
Looking up at that face, Nico knew what to wish for. He had a
great life – far from perfect, but pretty great. He had almost everything he
wanted, just one thing was missing.
He closed his eyes, and he blew out the candle.
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Announcing the next batch of themes for Finnrey Fridays!
March 10: Beginnings // Soft colors March 31: Musicals/Theater/Drama // Artistic April 14: Celebration! // Wish-Fulfillment April 28: First Trailer // Reunited May 12: Sports // Leisure May 26: Coffeeshop // Meetcute June 9: Video Games // Animated June 30: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!!! * // Best of the Best July 7: Fantasy // Magic July 28: Hot // Lazy Days August 11: Lightness // Darkness August 25: College/school // “Welcome back”
Since we’ve come to the end of our current list of themes, we thought it was about time to come out with some new ones!
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* We will explain the anniversary special theme for June 30th when we get closer to the date, but basically we will put out a poll to see what the favorite previous theme(s) were and have an encore of those themes. Look out for that poll about 3 weeks or so before that date!