Author's note: This, my friends is for Emmett's Soul Mate. My dear, you have asked for Thalico (many, Many, MANY times) so I shall write it for thee. You happy now? You get a whole holiday one-shot, dedicated to you. If this sucks, well, then it sucks, not much I can do about that.

I Hate Holidays, But Not This One

There was only eight minutes until new years, and all of Camp Half-Blood was checking their watches every few seconds. Everyone was there, all the campers who went home for the year, Tyson, I even came up from the underworld, a few of the minor gods came out, and, the Hunters of Artemis.

As usual, when everyone was talking, laughing, and having a good time, I was sitting in the shadows, alone. Well, not anymore. Thalia Grace, my cousin and Artemis`s lieutenant, had come to sit beside me.

``How`s it going, Dead Boy?"

"Fine," I replied, "Lightning Butt."

She sighed, leaning against my shoulder. Then she shoved against me, in attempt to push me over. But I pushed back, and won. It's not like she was weak or anything, but I was bigger than her now, and had actually gained a bit of muscle over the years.

It had been over three years since the second titan war. We were now, finally, around the same age.

"Three minutes," she stated after checking her watch.

"How's the hunt?" I asked, trying to start a conversation.

"Great." I said trying, not succeeding.

I checked my watch, "Two minutes."

She sighed again. "Nico?"


"I wanted to tell you something . . .'

"Yeah, and?"

"Uh, well . . ."

"Just tell me," I smirked. But I wondered what she wanted to tell me.

"I, uh, well . . ." She was blushing. The crowd started to count down. "I like you." She finally said, blushing an even brighter red.

I don't know what came over me, but I blame, and thank, ADHD. Because, as the clock struck twelve and everyone started screaming, I kissed her.

It was the best moment of my life, like everything had finally come together. It was as if I had finally found that missing piece of me, the part that most don't even realize is there until it's filled, but I had always yearned to fill. I had found the one thing that would last forever, love.

But that night had to end, and the hunters had to leave. But that is one moment, that I will always treasure.

Normally, I hate holidays, but not this one.

Author's note: well, that sucked. But hey, as I said, not much I can do about that. Well, happy new years! Love ya!