Percy: Affirmations - His favorite way to show someone he cares about them is to notice little quirks about them and give them compliments about it to help them realize that he sees and cares about them. He’s also really insecure from years of bullying and trauma, so giving him a unique compliment or affirmation, or even a simple “I love you,” mean so much to him.
Annabeth: Physical Touch - She wasn’t cuddled or protected enough as a child and she feels safest in the arms of someone she loves (usually this is Percy, but she is a hugger so this applies to everyone). She loves snuggles and whenever someone needs comfort the first thing she does is hug them.
Piper: Words - This might seem cliche, but hear me out. As a daughter of Aphrodite, she has been taught that appearance is everything. Despite this, she doesn’t care at all about appearance (for herself or others) and she hates when people judge her based on how she looks. Because of this, her favorite way to be showed love and to show love is through communication. She has a way with words, even without her Charmspeak, that make you feel so seen and loved. Any kind of thoughtfully-written note or card will send her to tears, and meaningful conversations with people she cares about are where her heart feels fullest.
Hazel: Quality Time - After years of being alone in the 1920s, she is finally surrounded by friends and people who love her, and her favorite way to show them she cares about them and her favorite way to be shown love is quality time. She loves sleepovers, movie nights, fun outings, etc. but she especially loves just hanging out and talking.
Leo: Gifts - He absolutely loves building custom trinkets and gadgets and giving them to his friends as presents. He takes time to notice the little things about the people he cares about and eventually uses that knowledge to create something truly meaningful and special. He also really likes receiving gifts; he doesn’t really care what it is, but he loves knowing that someone got this for him solely because they honestly love him. It makes him really happy to give and receive.
Frank: Acts of Kindness - He is always the first to hold the door for someone or get something off the top shelf for someone at the store. It’s how he shows he cares. He also loves when people perform acts of kindness for him. It makes him feel loved and seen to see someone intentionally helping him.
Jason: Help - Growing up in a wolf pack and then in New Rome, he was always fending for himself and was never really taken care of by others. Because of the lack of this in his life, the simple moments where he wasn’t carrying the burden were precious and they became his love language. That’s why he’s so intent on always helping his friends - because that’s how he shows he cares and how he wants to be shown he’s cared for. His heart melts when anyone asks if he needs help, or insists he take a break while they clean up, or makes him dinner so he can eat while finishing a project.
Pairing: Jason Grace/Nico di Angelo, Thalia Grace/Reyna
Fandom: Percy Jackson & the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus
Summary: Nico di Angelo, son of Juno, may have a small crush on Jason Grace, son of Hades. And he is absolutely, never letting Jason know.