Heya! So this story is a Thalico, and it's a songfic to Back to December by Taylor Swift. This is a two-shot and the first chapter doesn't have lyrics in it, just one mention I think. First part is a drabble chapter. I don't own!
"Nico! Over here!" Thalia waved to Nico and he ran down Half-blood hill to see her, dragging his suitcase behind him. It was the first winter after the Titan war, and Thalia had quit the Hunt a week after they won.
"Hey Thals. How are you?" He pulled her in for a hug and kissed her nose, causing her to laugh.
"I'm good. I can't believe you're finally here!" She was grinning, even though she needed to tell him something terrible.
"I know! Winter break is going to be awesome this year, now that I have you as my girlfriend." He slung his arm over Thalia's shoulders, not noticing her smile shrink, and gave his suitcase to a Harpy.
"Can you take it to my cabin?" The Harpy squawked and flew off, the case dangling from her feet.
"Hey Nico…Can we go to the lake? I need to tell you something." Thalia was growing uncomfortable.
"Sure. Anything you want, Thals." Thalia resisted the urge to squirm. She honestly loved Nico, but she couldn't be with him.
They reached the lake, and Thalia pulled him over to a bench on the pier.
"Oh, hey, I got you these." Nico took some roses out of his inside coat pocket and handed them to her.
"Thalia…I love you."
"Don't." She whispered, tears threatening to spill. Nico looked concerned.
"What's wrong? Is everything okay?"
"Nico…The hunt needs me. I need them. I have friends here, but…The girls are my family. I'm sorry." A single tear slid down her cheek.
"Tell me you don't mean that…" When he got no answer, a tear of his own fell. This was the first time Nico Di Angelo cried over a girl. And he was determined that it would be the last.
"I love you. You love the Hunt more, don't you?" He sighed, more tears falling. "Goodbye Thalia." He ran from the lake, Thalia didn't know where he was going. She guessed he didn't, either. She left the roses on the bench, and walked away to pack her bags. She would leave in the morning.
"Earth to Thalia. Do you read me?"
She blinked a few times and shook her head. All of the Huntresses were staring at her.
"Sorry, Phoebe, what were you saying?"
"Plans for Artemis's birthday celebration. Any ideas, Lieutenant?" She sneered at the word. Phoebe had been Lieutenant after Thalia left. She had given the position back when Thalia re-joined the Hunt, at Artemis's command.
"Well, I think that we should ask my father's permission to throw a party on Olympus. We could invite all of the Gods, Nature Spirits, Water Spirits, Dryads, Naiads and campers at Camp Half-Blood." As everyone nodded agreement, Thalia didn't mention the real reason she wanted to invite the campers. She didn't mention a certain Son of Hades.