It had become a habit to go to Will’s house after school for Nico. He never wanted to go home, so he would go to Will’s house while Percy was at swim practice and Annabeth was busy with whatever building she was designing. Will’s parents were always busy, so the house had been empty every time.
Nico was a little worried about that. It had been almost two weeks since their first date, and Nico hadn’t met Will’s parents. Though, Will hadn’t met Nico’s either, so maybe he was being a bit hypocritical. Nico had a reason for hiding his parents away though. Will was out and proud to his parents, so why was Nico only coming over when they were gone?
“White or black shirt?” Nico was brought out of his thoughts abruptly by Will’s question. He turned to look at where Will was standing by his closet, holding up both a white and a black button down shirt.
“What do you need those for?” Nico asked. Will looked at him quizzically.
“My orchestra concert tonight. I have to go in a couple hours!” Nico suddenly remembered Will telling him about the concert earlier.
“Oh yes, yes, right, um, white. I like you in brighter colors.” Will smirked and hung the black shirt back up. Nico’s eyes widened as Will threw the white shirt onto the bed Nico was sitting on and started unbuttoning the blue shirt he was already wearing. “What do you think you’re doing?” he demanded. Will smiled at him cheekily.
“Getting ready.” Nico huffed and tried his best to avert his eyes as Will finished undoing his shirt. Nico tried, he really did, but he couldn’t help staring at Will’s bare chest and stomach.
“You can’t do that in front of me! Stop it!” Will laughed as Nico threw a pillow at him. Will caught it and tossed it aside. “What happened to you being shy? I think I liked that Will better than this one.” Will had taken his shirt completely off now, and had walked over to the side of the bed Nico was sitting on. He pulled Nico up so he was standing right in front of Will.
“Aren’t you happy I’m getting more comfortable around you?” Nico looked up to Will’s face as the taller boy pressed his hands into the small of Nico’s back. Will’s face was full of suggestiveness and humor. Nico knew he was just trying to get a rise out of him.
“Of course I am! But that doesn’t mean I like you teasing me.” Will started leaning down and Nico had meant to press his hands against Will’s chest to push him away, but he got distracted by the warm feeling of the bare skin underneath his fingers. He suddenly didn’t care about anything in the world as he stood up on his toes and kissed Will softly.
Will was stunned for a moment, but he quickly came back and pushed Nico’s body against his, moving his lips to make the kiss deeper. Nico gasped, opening his mouth to let Will deepen the kiss even more. His hands slid up Will’s bare torso to rest on his neck and bring him impossibly closer. The two boys only broke apart when Will stepped forward, causing Nico to fall onto the bed behind him and drag Will down with him.
Both boys stared at each other for a minute, catching their breath. Nico reached up and rested his hand on Will’s face, causing the older boy to blush. “Sorry,” he said softly. “I didn’t mean for it to go that far.” Nico just smiled and kissed Will’s nose.
“There’s the Will I know.” Will’s blush deepened and Nico pushed him up. The smaller boy stood and straightened himself out, then picked up Will’s white dress shirt and threw it at him. “Put this on, Solace. I’m gonna go to the bathroom, and I’d recommend having put your slacks on by the time I get back.” Will turned beet red as Nico smirked and left the room.
Will was doing amazing. Nico had never been to one of his school’s orchestra concerts, and he really regretted it. Will was first violin, so he was seated on the edge of the stage where Nico could see him really well. He played with such intense focus that he seemed to be tuning out the entire world. He wasn’t even looking at his music-he’d only flipped the pages when he’d had a break long enough to put his instrument down. His eyes were closed most of the time, and his whole body moved with the movements of his bow arm. It was a beautiful sight to see.
Nico was actually sad when it was over. He’d never been one for classical music, but he could watch Will play like that for the rest of his existence. When the concert ended, Nico watched as the orchestra players all started packing their instruments away. He sat patiently in his seat, waiting for Will to finish talking with his fellow violin players before he spoke to him.
After what felt like hours, Will finally turned to where Nico was sitting. Will was still on the stage, but Nico could see the shy smile the blond gave him. Nico gave a small smile in return. He watched as Will hopped of the stage and strode over to him, hands behind his back.
“What’d you think?” he asked, coming to a stop as Nico stood from his seat. He grabbed the sides of Will’s shirt.
“It was alright. I don’t really like classical, though.” Will’s jaw dropped open in mock offense.
“How dare you! The best musicians in history were classical players! It takes a lot of skill to make it in the classical industry, you know.” Nico shrugged nonchalantly, but he couldn’t help the smile that was creeping onto his face.
“Whatever you say, caro.” Will blushed at the pet name and grabbed Nico’s chin with his thumb and forefinger to lift his face up and plant a small kiss on his lips.
“Get a room, faggots!” Nico and Will were startled out of their moment by the outburst. Both boys turned, their eyes falling upon a boy neither of them knew who was staring at them with disgust. Nico figured he must go to a different school.
“I’m sorry, do you have a problem?” Nico asked as politely as he could. Will looked at Nico worriedly, but Nico just ignored him and took a step in front of Will and closer to the boy.
The stranger sneered and crossed his arms. He was tall, taller than Will, with sandy blond hair and muscled arms. Probably a football player. Nico knew that boy could kill him in a fistfight, but it wasn’t going to come to that. Nico saw someone back out of the theater and towards the orchestra teacher’s office from the corner of his eye.
“Yeah, I do, fag. I don’t like seeing weirdos like you being all indecent in my presence.” Nico tried to move forward, but Will’s hand on his arm stopped him.
“What, did your daddy tell you it’s a sin to kiss a boy? That must’ve been very hard for you to take when you started wanting to. You know, I’ve always read the most homophobic people are just trying to hide their own feelings. Would you rather me be kissing you? I don’t think my boyfriend would like that very much.” Nico smirked as the boy’s eyes widened and he sputtered.
“What, uh, what the fuck are you talking about? I’m straight! I’m totally straight!” Nico just stared in amazement. He put his arm around Will’s waist and leaned into his chest.
“You can’t hide your feelings forever. Their bound to come out eventually.” As the stranger continued to gawk at him, the conductor came in. One of the other orchestra members filled him in on what happened, and the stranger was quickly being pulled out of the theater. “Hold on a second!” Nico called. The conductor stopped walking.
“Mr. di Angelo, I am so sorry for what this boy said. We do not allow bullying here.” Nico nodded politely at the teacher.
“I just want to say one thing.” The conductor nodded and Nico turned to the boy. “I don’t care if you’re gay or straight. No one cares, and no one should care. Whoever you are is up to you, and whoever I am is up to me. I’m just trying to love whomever I want. There’s nothing wrong with that. If I am attracted to boys, that is no one’s business besides mine and the boy I am with, got it?” The stranger nodded, looking ashamed. He was then pulled out of the room.
Nico walked up to Will with a smirk on his face as Will just stared at him in awe. “That was amazing.” Nico laughed and got on his toes to kiss Will’s cheek.
“I want to make sure he knows that being gay is not a bad thing. In fact, it’s a very, very good thing.” Will smiled as Nico pressed a kiss to his mouth.
“Oh, one more thing.” Nico pulled away to look at Will’s face. “I’m your boyfriend now?” Nico rolled his eyes.
“Obviously, you idiot. You’re my boyfriend, and I’m yours.” This time, both boys were smiling as they kissed.