Author: Edmunderson PM
Karkat has just died, and Dave deals with it. Davekat fic.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Dave S. & Karkat V. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,307 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 08-29-12 - Published: 06-30-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8271785
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Disclaimer: I do not own Homestuck. Homestuck belongs to Hussie.
Ugh, sorry for taking so long to update guys, but I got busy with summer school and dorking around with friends. And also trying to figure out what this chapter was going to be about, because I don't really plan stories out, I just write them as I go. Yes it's not very organized, but I usually end up finishing a story in a matter of a few days. Except this time, it's a bit of a challenge writing a story where Karkat is dead and shit… Well enough of my rambling.
Song for this chapter is Turn off the Lights by Panic At The Disco
You are Dave Strider, and you finally decided to answer your phone. You talked to Jade, John, and Rose, assuring them that you were totally fine and not dead because of a crazy axe murderer. The last person you answer is Bro. You answer him last because he is the hardest to convince that you are indeed fine, though you really aren't. He's like the final boss in a video game, and it eats up all of your quarters because you keep losing, until you use your last and luckiest quarter and beat them. You can tell he doesn't quite believe you, but he doesn't say he'll come barging through your front door. He knows well enough to give you space when you're hurt, especially at this point in time. Now that the wolves were at bay from running over to your house, you go back to the pictures before the pain comes crashing back in. The next picture you pick up has you chuckling quietly to yourself. It was the picture from prom. This prom was also the turning point in your relationship with Karkat. You figure if you hadn't asked him to go with you, the two of you would have never gotten together and would continue to have awkward moments for years before anything actually happened. You smile warmly at the memory, forgetting to use a poker face, but who would even know if you showed the slightest bit of emotion?
You are Dave Strider, and you are in your senior year of high school. You still wear your aviators, and you still make sick beats. You still have the poker face, and you're still friends with most of the kids you've known since kindergarten. The most important thing though is that you're still hopelessly in love with Karkat. Sure you've tried telling him a few times, but you always choked. The two of you still have had awkward moments, not sure whether you should try to make a move or not, but the chances slip away before you can finally make a decision. You mentally kick yourself repeatedly for being such a coward, because Striders never fucking back down from anything and here you are, backing down. You decide that enough is enough, you'll do something about it. Lucky for you, Terezi has told you about the perfect opportunity; the prom. You can ask him and if he says yes, then you can do something about the current situation, and if he says no then you can play it off as if you weren't serious or you did it for the irony, or something. Once school is over for the day, you go home with Karkat, and you were going to make sure you asked him, even if it killed you.
Crabdad (Karkat's dad's nickname) was thankfully doing some overtime at work, so you wouldn't have to worry about him interrupting you when you asked Karkat. While you were busy trying to figure out the best way to ask him to the prom, he put on an Adam Sandler movie, and you began to make fun of him a bit for liking romantic comedies, and he slapped you upside the head. The two of you quickly started to bicker about stupid things like always, and then it slipped out. "You wanna go to prom with me?" It was word vomit, you didn't mean to say it but it forced its way out. It's too dark in the room to see if he's smiling or frowning. An awkward silence falls between the two of you, and Adam Sandler is making it even more awkward. After a few minutes you hear him let out a shaky sigh and say "About fucking time you asked me…" You blink hard, and wonder if you heard him right. You thought he would've gone off into a rant, but he didn't. He actually sounded… happy, which is weird because this Karkat and he never sounds happy unless he's making fun of you. After feeling dumbfounded, you regain your composure. "So is that a yes?" You say smirking. He grumbles something at you, and you decide to take off your shades because you can't see his face. For once you are glad you took off your shades because Karkat's face is priceless. You lean in close and whisper in his ear, "Is that a yes?" His face and ears go completely red as he shoves your face away from his. "I said 'yes' you deaf nooksniffer!" You feel relieved until Karkat sits closer, because now your heart is beating out of control, and you're sure he can hear it. A comfortable silence falls upon the room, until Adam Sandler says his next line, then things get kind of awkward again. You think to yourself, "Damn it, Sandler. You always got to make things hilariously awkward."
You get home and Roxy is drunk out of her gourd again, and she's hitting on a lamp. You figure if she's this drunk then so is Bro, but instead of hitting on household objects, he's probably lying in wait somewhere to ambush you into another strife, or into a smuppet ambush. It really just depends on how drunk he is. You open your bedroom door and a pile of smuppets falls on top of you. "Okay, so Bro isn't horrendously drunk," you think to yourself. You head up to the roof because that's where he most likely is, and you were right. He's lying down, and you wonder how he never accidentally falls over the edge of the roof, but you're glad he doesn't. You go up to him and nudge his side with your foot and he groans. "What ya want lil man?" You smirk and say, "I'm going to need a new suit for this weekend." It takes him a while to understand why you'd need a new suit and he slurs out, "Who are ya takin'?" You actually smile and say pridefully, "Karkat." Bro gives you a thumbs up before he tries to unsuccessfully get up onto his feet. You help him up and back to the apartment where Roxy is still hitting on a lamp.
Oh God area you nervous. Is it even possible for a Strider to be nervous? You're not sure, but it's too late to back out, because you and Karkat are already there, and so is John with Vriska, Rose with Kanaya, and Jade with some guy you've never met before. Karkat drags you over to the area where the prom couple pictures are being taken, and you're still nervous for no reason. You put your arm around his shoulders, and when the camera flashes you feel Karkat kissing you. You kiss back almost immediately, and now you don't feel nervous, you feel giddy actually. He is blushing furiously, and you think you are too, but it doesn't really matter at the moment. You're just really glad that you asked him.