74 days left.
While Percy/Annabeth are OTP-tastic, and Piper/Jason are sweet (timid, yet sweet), I also have a special place in my heart for Frank and Hazel.
And I feel like it’s kind of a bit to pull off. Normally, a 16-year-old dating a 13/14-year-old would make me put up all sorts of red “NO” flags… but here it actually works (disclaimer: No, that does not mean I approve of 16 year olds dating 13/14 year olds irl. 9.5 times out of 10, the 13 year old isn’t on the same emotional level/maturity as the 16 y/o and the 16 y/o could very well be taking advantage of that. So, No). Frank, being the timid little bear we all know and love is the kind of cuddly support that I’ve-seen-some-shit Hazel really could use. And I love how their relationship is the most innocent/sweet.
They’re both really innocent and in their first real official relationship (especially true for Frank), so on that front, I feel that’s what makes them work. Overall, they’re just really cute.
Oh, and sidenote, I really loved that one scene in House of Hades where Hazel finds herself staring at post-Venice Frank is hyper-aware of the fact that Frank’s shirts are now a bit too small and she’s just like “Woah, girl, slow down” to herself. In that moment, I wished Annabeth was out of Tartarus at that scene just so she and Piper could both look at Hazel like this…
I really wanted that.
74 days until we see our Frank and Hazel being cuties.
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