la douleur exquise; the exquisite pain of wanting someone that you know you can never have. It's the main feeling Nico di Angelo has felt his entire teenage life. As Percy and Annabeth continue their relationship, Nico might just crack under the pressure of dreaming and lusting after the clueless son of Poseidon. However, Percy's concern for Nico may just be the shimmer of hope he needs. all characters/original story rights to Rick Riordan.