Calypso sputtered. "L-Leo!" She tried to get up, and Leo clumsily backed away. Heat flooded his face with embarrassment. Oh man, what just happened?
Hazel was still sitting on the bed, her eyes wide and her mouth hung open. Calypso gaped at Leo and said, "Were you…? Did…"
Leo looked guiltily at her. "Um… no?" He tried.
Calypso turned her head down, her long hair shielding her face. "You heard, didn't you?"
It was no use pretending he didn't. He was caught red-handed. Even Frank had come to see what the racket was about.
A silence filled the room. The tension in the air was unbearable. Hazel leaped off the bed and dragged a confused Frank out through the door of the house. Leo and Calypso sat in front of each other on the floor.
The silence consumed a few more minutes until Calypso cursed in ancient Greek and said, "So. I guess you know that… I… like you. Um, a lot."
"And I like you a lot too." He replied sheepishly.
Calypso's head sprang up. "What?"
Leo cleared his throat. "I like you a lot too."
And the next thing he knew, they were kissing for the second time. The kiss was short and abrupt like before. They stared at each other in a new light, like there might be a chance they would be together for, hopefully, forever.
"Um," They said at the same time.
Leo and Calypso hastily got up. Leo walked in a daze back to the couch and Calypso shut the door behind him.
He plopped down on the cushion and looked at the wall. Wow. There was nothing else to say. Wow.
Calypso liked Leo. She liked him the same way he liked her. And they kissed again, for the first time since Ogygia.
Feeling lightheaded, he laid back down. Maybe they would get together, be a couple like Frank and Hazel, Jason and Piper, and Percy and Annabeth. But it seemed weird to be called someone's boyfriend. Dating was all new to Leo. Sure, he had plenty of examples, but he never had this kind of… connection before. He wasn't sure if they would become "official", if anything happened anyways.
But, Calypso liked Leo. A spark of hope erupted inside him, a flame to be kindled, to grow and expand. Maybe he would officially ask her out. But that seems too rushed. I mean, did Jason officially ask out Piper? No, not really. They just blended together, like slowly stirring chocolate powder and milk.
Leo sighed. Things were getting a little weird. If it didn't work out, if the scene was just too much, their friendship—or whatever they had before—would crumble and poof! No more Leo and Calypso's Auto Repair and Mechanical Monsters, and definitely no more Leo and Calypso. Period. End of story.
He decided to ask Jason, Frank, and Percy about girl advice. They were the experts, weren't they? Other than the whole Piper/Jason fight thing this morning, they made a good, compatible couple.
With a drachma in his pocket, Leo walked to a quiet, lonely place somewhere on the Little Tiber that flowed through and around Camp Jupiter. Using the water spray and the sunlight, he offered his coin to the rainbow goddess.
"Hey, Iris. Is it possible to get a four-way message?" He asked, not sure if he would even get a reply.
A female voice came from the rainbow. Hi! My name's Fleecy! I guess it would be okay, but only if you say, "O Fleecy, do me a solid. Show…" so and so. Now say it. Go on…
Leo was a little weirded out, but if he could make a four-way call, that was fine with him. He cleared his throat. "O Fleecy, do me a solid. Show Jason Grace, Percy Jackson, and Frank Zhang."
From the one rainbow, two more sprouted out like leaves on a branch. The left had Jason, the middle and original, Percy, and the right, Frank. From the surprised look on all of their faces, they must have seen three different rainbow messages too.
"Um," Percy raised an eyebrow. "Can I take a dump in private?"
"Oh, that's great, Percy." Jason glared. "Tell us all about it."
"Hey! Can't a guy have a little privacy?"
"Calm down you two," Frank interrupted. "Just how is this four-way call working?"
Leo sighed. "A person named Fleecy I guess."
Percy and Frank both said, "Oh. Fleecy." like they knew her before.
"Who is this person?" Jason asked.
"A nebulae," Percy explained. "She helps Iris run the Iris-messages and she makes a really bad wheat germ."
I heard that! Said Fleccy's voice.
"Sorry," Percy said. Frank and Jason snorted. Leo just rolled his eyes.
"Can we please just get to what I need to ask?" He said in frustration. He didn't have all day, and the clouds in the sky might come their way. "I need some girl help."
"Girl help?" Frank asked. "Like with Calypso? What happened after Hazel dragged me out?"
Leo didn't feel like telling them about the kiss. It was too personal. Instead, he said, "How do you get a girl to be your girlfriend?"
Jason grinned. "Ooo, my man Leo's in looove! Is it Calypso?"
Leo blushed. "Yeah. So, all of you dating men, how do you get a girl to be your girlfriend without directly telling her?"
"Oh man," Percy said. "With Annabeth, I guess I just had to be me. Dumb Sea-Weed Brain. I don't really know, but kissing is a good sign."
Leo nodded. Share a kiss, check.
Frank shrugged. "I be the awesome Frank Zhang, master shape-shifter, black-out preventing Chinese kid who used to be very clumsy and 'adorable.' I don't really know either. Especially when you think someone else was after you girl." He looked pointedly at Leo.
Leo put his hands up. "Hey, I was not after Hazel and you know that."
"Just trying to make a point in relationship no-no's."
Jason fidgeted uncomfortably. "It's a little bit hard for me. I woke up apparently dating a girl I didn't know, and find out that was all a false memory caused by the mist. Then when we do get together, I have to try and be a good hero for Piper. And it doesn't help to have an old colleague who likes you a lot. Sometimes, I think I'm being a bad boyfriend or something, like when I had to be saved by Piper. Remember Medea, that evil princess? I almost—we almost…"
Percy said, "Why not be yourself? It's a little hard, but at least you don't have to worry so much."
Jason shook his head. "I still don't really know who I really am, Roman or Greek? Am I a leader or just another part of a group of leaders?"
"Both," Frank said. "You gave me your rank as Praetor even though it's a really big deal. We all respect you, man."
Jason opened his mouth to speak again when a banging sound came from Percy's rainbow.
"Percy! Hurry up! We need you to hose down some flaming demigods!" It was Annabeth, and she sounded irritated.
Percy groaned. "Just a minute! Having an Iris-message here!"
"Nothing, just get someone else right now please!"
"But-! Ugh, I'll get some buckets."
Percy coughed. "Where were we? Girlfriend advice?"
"Yeah," Leo said. "So, just be myself?"
The other demigods nodded.
They swished their hands through all the rainbows and the images disappeared, leaving Leo alone on the bank of the Little Tiber.
"Just be myself," he muttered. "Right."
He brushed himself off and headed back to New Rome.
A/N: Yay! Happy ending with no cliff-hangers, at last! Ah, I loved poking fun at you all :D. Got a bunch of threats, but I love you guys! So, Leo got another kissy, mwah-mwah, hope it wasn't too cheesy or OOC, I try to get as close to the character's personality as possible, as I am not Rick Riordan. Thanks a bunch to all my 7000+ readers, I appreciate it tons, and I would love it if every one of you reviewed! I want to add in a bigger conflict, like a boss character or whatever, but I don't really know yet; I'm just making it up as I go.