Remember: Spoilers for Undertale, my story, and R.I.P Lynn's are contained within this story.

If you'd rather not be spoiled in any of those three ways, please stop now and go read the other stories or play the game. (It's worth it!)

If you need another reminder/overview of either of our stories, please go back to chapter one or two to check them out.

Thanks again to R.I.P. Lynn for making this possible.

Now, time to check on everyone!


Chapter Sixteen: Making Friends and Sharing Stories.

Alex sat in the 'comfortable' hospital bed, staring up at the ceiling while lost in his thoughts.

Frisk laid with her face and chest on the bed beside him while also remaining in the seat beside him, fast asleep… but he couldn't fall asleep… not after everything that's happened.

The television did not interest him either.

On the news a few hours ago, the government came forward and claimed responsibility for the changing night sky. They revealed that they had a top-secret holographic projector that had been tested last night. They even released documents to the public, showing the specs of the device as proof that it works.

But he knew the truth… they were simply covering up what had truly transpired last night.

And speaking of last night still, they had also concluded that the explosion at the hospital had been the result of a prototype Soul-Reading device. 'Apparently', the prototype was being tested out in the hospital, before it encountered an error and exploded. Unlike the previous cover-up, this one seemed to be far less effective, but at least the public had some sort of answer for the time being.

And Alex, for sure, knew he wasn't fully off the hook.

Agents from the government came by the hospital earlier, watching everything closely… especially Alex. They didn't approach, nor did they try to talk to him, but he knew that they were making sure he didn't try anything else.

It made Alex wonder how much they actually knew.

He shook his head and returned to his earlier thoughts.

What Lynsie said… she was right… right?

He should talk to Frisk and everyone else about what happened. They probably had a decent idea about what happened to him… but not the full story…

He was jolted from his thoughts by a knock at the door. He turned just in time to see the door open, with three individuals stepping through. The alternate Sans, alternate Papyrus, and Lynsie, herself.

He frowned lightly as they entered, before forcing a smile on his face. Sure, Lynsie seemed to have forgiven him… but what about the two skeletons? Frisk had told him earlier about how she was in a relationship with both of the two skeletons. He'd bet they were pretty pissed off about what he'd done to Lynsie…

"GREETINGS, ALEX." The alternate Papyrus said, a large toothy grin on his face. His happiness was infectious, making Alex's fake smile turn a bit more genuine.

"Hey Alex, how're you feeling?" Lynsie asked, before noticing Frisk's sleeping form. She grinned, motioning toward her with her head, "You talk with her, yet?"

Alex shook his head, "Not yet…"

"hey kiddo, you feeling less murdery?" Sans asked with a grin, earning a quick glare from Papyrus.

"SANS! YOU CAN'T JUST GO AND ASK THAT!" He exclaimed, before clearing his throat despite not having one, "EHEM! HUMAN, WHAT MY BROTHER MEANS TO ASK IS, ARE YOU FEELING BETTER?"

Alex nodded, "Yeah…" He began, before he summoned his Soul forward, "My Soul is slowly recovering…" The grey Soul weakly pulsed a few times, before Alex brought it back inside of himself. There wasn't any black or pink in there anymore, so that was a plus. Sans paid close attention, studying the Soul while it was out.

"hmm, that's good." He began with his lazy grin, motioning towards the sleeping form of Frisk, "at least with her, you're not so bonely."

"SANS!" Papyrus exclaimed, stomping his foot down on the ground in mock rage, "ENOUGH OF YOUR TOMFOOLERY AND WORD PLAY!"

Alex couldn't help the chuckle that escaped him, making Sans' grin grow wider, "but the kid likes 'em. why, do ya got a bone to pick with my jokes?" Papyrus' smile began to grow strained.

Alex smiled and spoke, "C'mon Papyrus. You've gotta admit that they're humerus." Papyrus smile almost visibly twitched.

Lynsie grinned, joining in soon after, hugging Sans from behind, "Be nice to Papy, my skelepun." She turned to Papyrus, "Don't let them get under your skin, Papy."

Papyrus almost visibly relaxed, before he took a quick, sharp breath before yelling out in rage, "AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!" The three of them began laughing as Frisk began to stir from the noise. Papyrus turned to Alex, "I'M SO ASHAMED OF YOU, ALEX. YOU SHOULD BE BETTER THAN THEM!"

Frisk sat up and rubbed her eyes, "What's going on? I was sleeping…" After a second, she came to a quick realization, continuing, "I was bone tired." Papyrus sharply turned towards Frisk.

"NNOOOOOOOOOOOO! YOU HAVE ALL CORRUPTED OTHER FRISK!"

Lynsie took a step towards him and wrapped her arms around the tall skeleton, "It's alright Papy, we're just playing."

He calmed down a bit, but still sent a playful glare towards the other two, now laughing humans.

"Hey… why are you all here, anyway?" Frisk asked, fully awake now and no longer laughing but still smiling.

Sans answered, "just checking up on our guests. you should be able to head home tomorrow if there's no more unexpected delays."

That brought a huge smile to both of their faces, with Alex's being just that much wider. His face visibly flooded with relief.

"Good… good…" He said slowly.

Suddenly, there was a knock on the door, drawing everyone's attention. Lynsie smiled, "Come in."

Then entered another skeleton. The alternate Papyrus came in, still wearing his classic battle-body armor, with both arms behind his back. He had a large smile on his face.

"GREETINGS LYNSIE. HELLO OTHER SANS AND OTHER COOL GUY!"

"sup."

"Hey other Papy."

"HELLO COOL GUY NUMBER TWO!"

Frisk giggled, "Alright, are you two done stroking each other's egos yet?" She teased.

"NONSENSE. WE'RE JUST STATING THE OBVIOUS!"

"YES. HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY AFTER ALL! NYEH HEH HEH!"

"THIS IS LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE, MEETING SOMEONE AS COOL AS ME!"

Lynsie couldn't help but laugh, "Yeah, but Chara's worst nightmare. I swear, he'd probably explode if he was here listening to this kind of conversation again!"

"I'd pay to see that." The alternate Chara said, walking in from behind Papyrus, before heading to her sister and sitting down, "How're you dorks doing?"

Frisk rolled her eyes, "We're fine, Chara."

Chara turned to both Papyruses… or would it be Papyri? Anyway, she interrupted their excited chat, "Did you forget what you came in here for, you bonehead?"

Both Papyruses frowned, "NOT YOU TOO, OTHER FEMALE CHARA!"

"OH YES…" Papyrus took in a deep breath despite lacking lungs, taking a step forward, "ALEX, SINCE WHEN YOU GOT HURT YOU BROKE YOUR SWORD, I DECIDED TO MAKE YOU ANOTHER! TADA!" He exclaimed, bringing his arms forward to show off the blade in his arms, drawing everyone's attention.

"Whoa…" Alex breathed out, staring at it.

It was another blade forged from Papyrus' magical bone attacks, forged in the form of a cutlass. The handle of the blade was forged of some sort of metallic alloy, with the grip made of some kind of rubber. The bone was a brilliant silver color, like Alex's Soul, and the handle was a gold color, while the rubber was a dark crimson.

Papyrus grinned, "I SEE. YOU ARE STUNNED SPEECHLESS FROM MY MAGNIFICENT, BRILLIANT CREATION. I AM NOT SURPRISED, NYEH HEH HEH!"

Lynsie stared at the blade with wide eyes, "Papyrus… you made this?" She asked, shocked.

He nodded, "OF COURSE! I'VE GOTTEN MUCH BETTER AT SHAPING AND FORGING MY BONE ATTACKS SINCE I CREATED THAT FIRST BLADE! I CALL THIS ONE, THE COLLAGEN! NYEH HEH HEH."

"hey other bro, what's that metal there?" Sans asked, pointing to the handle.

Chara smiled and stood up, "We got some of the magical alloy from Gaster for that. And before you ask about the grip, it was regular rubber earlier, but with a bit of DT, it became nearly indestructible. And, as an added bonus, it's red, like my Soul!"

Frisk whistled, "Wow…"

Chara chuckled, "That's nothing, though. Right Papyrus?"

"YES! PLEASE, OBSERVE THIS NEW BLADE. 'CHECK' IT, IF YOU WILL! SEE MY MASTERPIECE WHEN USED!"

Alex, Lynsie, Frisk, and the other two skeletons observed the blade and 'checked' it. The stats soon shimmered into view.

*The Collagen +50 ATK +20 DEF (x2 against bone-based magic)

*A bone sword forged from the finest of bone attacks. You are in awe of Papyrus' magnificence. It's very cool!

Alex, Frisk, and Lynsie couldn't help but laugh at the description of Papyrus' blade. The skeleton brothers are stunned.

"WOWIE, THAT IS PRETTY COOL!"

Sans' eye sockets shined, "wow, not-bro, that's pretty cool." He nudged his brother, "bet you could do something like that if you tried."

"I…" Papyrus shook his head, "OF COURSE I COULD, BROTHER. WE'RE BOTH PRACTICALLY THE SAME COOL SKELETON! I JUST NEED PRACTICE!"

"I CAN HELP TEACH YOU!"

"WOWIE, REALLY?!"

"OF COURSE! ANYTHING FOR A FRIEND!"

Both Papyruses had shining eye sockets. Lynsie interrupted, "Papyrus… this blade is incredible. How'd you get so good at building these kinds of things?" She asked.

Papyrus beamed, excited to tell his tale, "WELL, WHEN ALEX FIRST CAME UNDERGROUND, JOURNEYING TO SAVE HIS SWEET PRINCESS FRISK…" He began, getting Frisk to hide her face as a blush appeared and getting Chara to nudge her in the ribs and fall over laughing, "I MADE HIM HIS FIRST SWORD, THE CLAVICLE. THEN, IN THE ABOVEGROUND WORLD, I WORKED ON SEVERAL SETS OF BATTLE BODIES FOR MY FRIENDS AND SIBLINGS!" He exclaimed happily.

"Papyrus…" Alex said slowly, finally getting over the shock of the gift and earning everyone's attention.

"YES?"

There were two small streams of tears running down his face as he wiped them away with a smile, "Thank you so much, Papyrus. It's awesome, just like you!"

Papyrus' smile somehow grew even larger, "OF COURSE, ALEX! YOU'RE VERY WELCOME!"

The room settled into a comfortable silence for a few moments, before Chara went ahead and broke it, "Bah, this is boring. We should be doing something!"

Sans chuckled, "sorry there, kiddo, but that's a no-go. your buddy, alex, here, is still healing."

"I HAVE AN IDEA." Papyrus said.

"EXCELLENT, WE'D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR MAGNIFICENT IDEA, PAPYRUS." The alternate spoke form Lynsie's side.

"THANK YOU, PAPYRUS. I WAS THINKING, WHY DON'T WE SHARE STORIES FROM OUR WORLDS WITH EACH OTHER TO PASS THE TIME?"

"THAT SOUNDS-."

"I agree!" Chara quickly shouted from beside Alex, interrupting the 'enlightening' conversation between the two Papyruses. "Why don't you start, Lynsie?" Chara asked, looking at her, "We'd love to hear about some of your adventures."

She thought this over for a moment, "Well… I guess. Let me think of one. Oh, I got it!" She exclaimed after a moment, "This one time, I went on a date with Mettaton at his resort back in the Underground…" She began.


"DOCTOR…"

"✡ 💧✍" (YES?")

"AS FATHER OF SANS AND PAPYRUS, I DEMAND TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE REFERRING TO."

"✌ 👎 ✌💧 👌 ❄ ❄ 💧✌ 💧 ✌ 👎 🏱✌🏱✡ 🕆💧📪 ✋ 👎 🕯❄ ✌✞ ❄ 👎 ✌ ✡❄ ✋ 📬" (AND AS BROTHER TO SANS AND PAPYRUS, I DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING.)

"I'M WARNING YOU…" The kind doctor threatened, his eyes glowing as his magic bubbled to the surface in accordance with his emotional state.

"❄ 🕆💧❄ 💣 📪 ✡ 🕆 👎 🕯❄ 🕈✌ ❄ ❄ 😐 🕈📬📬📬" (TRUST ME, YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW.) His alternate responded with a smirk.

"I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW THAT I MOST CERTAINLY WANT TO KNOW!"

The other Gaster shrugged from his terminal, "✡ 🕆 🕆 ✌ 📬" (YOUR FUNERAL.) He took a deep breath before elaborating.

"I'M WAITING…"

"🕈 📬📬📬 ❄ ✡ 👎✋👎 ❄ 👎 👎📪 ✌💧 ✡ 🕆 👍 🕆 👎 💧✌✡📬 💧 🕆 ❄ 🕆👍 ✋ ✌ 👎 ✌ 📬" (WELL... THEY DID THE DEED, AS YOU COULD SAY. SOUL TOUCHING AND ALL.)

"WHA-…" Gaster began as his white skull somehow grew paler. However, his alternate wasn't done.

" ✡ 💧📪 ✌ 👎 ❄ 👌 ❄ ❄ 💣 ✋ ❄ 💧✌💣 🕆 📬 ✋❄ 🕈✌💧 ✌👍❄🕆✌ ✡ ✈🕆✋❄ ✋ ❄ 💧❄✋ 📪 ✌ ✞ ❄ 🕈 ❄ 👎 👍🕆💣 ❄✋ 📬" (OH YES, AND TO BOTH OF THEM IN THE SAME HOUR. IT WAS ACTUALLY QUITE INTERESTING, AN EVENT WORTH DOCUMENTING.) He said with a knowing smirk, "👎 ✋ ✋❄✡ 💣✌👎 ❄ ✋ ✌❄ 🏱 🕆👎📪 ✍" (DEFINITY MADE THEIR FATHER PROUD, EH?)

Doctor Gaster's face was noticeably pale as everything began to sink in, his jaw hanging ajar as he tried to process all of this new, raw data. "Y-YOU OBSERVED THIS?"

" 💣💣✍" (HMM?) He asked, before he understood what his doppelgänger meant, " ✡ 💧📪 ✋❄🕯👎 👌 ✈🕆✋❄ ✌ 👎 ❄ ❄ ✋ 💣✡ 🏱 ✞✋ 🕆💧 🏱 💧✋❄✋ ✋ ❄ ✞ ✋👎📬" (OH YES, IT'D BE QUITE HARD NOT TO IN MY PREVIOUS POSITION IN THE VOID.)

Gaster took a seat in a nearby office chair, slowly lowering his head into his hands in shame, "YOU COULD'VE LOOKED AWAY, DAMMIT!"

"✡ 💧📪 ✋ 👍 🕆 👎 ✌✞ 📪 👌🕆❄ ✌💧 ✋ 💧✌✋👎 🏱 ✞✋ 🕆💧 ✡📪 ✋❄ 🕈✌💧 ✌ ✋ ❄ 💧❄✋ ❄🕆 ✞ ❄💧📬 ✞ 👌 ✌👎 ✋ 💧 💧🕆👍 ✌🕈 👎✋💧🏱 ✌✡💧 ✞ 👌 ❄🕈 ✌ 🕆💣✌ ✌ 👎 ✌ 💣 💧❄ 📬" (YES, I COULD HAVE, BUT AS I SAID PREVIOUSLY, IT WAS AN INTERESTING TURN OF EVENTS. NEVER BEFORE HAD I SEEN SUCH RAW DISPLAYS OF LOVE BETWEEN A HUMAN AND A MONSTER.)

"I THINK I'M GOING TO BE SICK."

"👍 💣 🕈📪 ✌❄ ✌💧❄ 📪 💧🕆 ✡📪 ✡ 🕆 💧 🕆 👎 🕯❄ 👌 💣👌✌ ✌💧💧 👎 👌✡ ❄ ✋💧📬 ✌ ❄ ✌ 📪 🕈🕯👎 ✡ 🕆 💣✌😐 💧✌ 💧 ✌ 👎 🏱✌🏱✡ 🕆💧 ✋ ❄ ✋ 💧❄ 🏱 ✌👍 ✍ ❄ ✋ ✌ ❄ 💧❄ ❄🕆👌 📪 ✋🕯👎 ✋💣✌ ✋ 📬" (COME NOW, FATHER GASTER, SURELY, YOU SHOULDN'T BE EMBARRASSED BY THIS. AFTER ALL, HOW'D YOU MAKE SANS AND PAPYRUS IN THE FIRST PLACE? NOT IN A TEST TUBE, I'D IMAGINE.)

"IT'S NOT THE SAME."

"👍 💣 🕈📪 👎 👍❄ 📬 🕈 ✋💧 ❄ ❄ ❄✋💣 ❄ 🕈✌ 🕈 ✌ 👎 👍 ✡📬 🕈 💣🕆💧❄ ✋ ✋💧 ❄ 💧 ❄ 💧❄💧 ✋ ✡ 🕆 🕈✋💧 ❄ ❄🕆 💣 📬" (COME NOW, DOCTOR. NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO WALLOW AND CRY. WE MUST FINISH THESE TESTS IF YOU WISH TO RETURN HOME.)

Reluctantly, Doctor Gaster slowly stood back up and approached his own terminal, preparing the QMA for a return voyage, "I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK ANYMORE…" Gaster finally said, breaking the silence in the lab, "PART OF ME WISHES TO PUNISH THEM, AND THE OTHER PART OF ME WISHES TO FORGET THIS ENTIRE CONVERSATION."

" ✌ ✌ ✌📬" (HAHAHA.) The other Gaster chuckled, "👎 ❄ 🕈 ✡📪 👎 👍❄ 📬 👍 ✡ 🕆🕯 💣 📪 ✡ 🕆 👍✌ 👎 👍✋👎 🕈 ✌❄ ❄ 👎 🕈✋❄ ❄ 💣📬" (DO NOT WORRY, DOCTOR. ONCE YOU'RE HOME, YOU CAN DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH THEM.)


"Wow, this is a first…"

"What is? Meeting yourself?"

"Nah, just meeting myself without entering a dual to the death." Undyne said, eyeing her counterpart as she leaned against a counter, still wearing her new armor.

"Damn, really? How was this other version of us?" Her counterpart asked, intrigued as she wore her own suit of armor. Surprisingly enough, the two Undynes were getting along quite fine. Alphys seemed to be eyeing the two of them nervously from her console as they conversed, worried that a 'duel to the death' might still occur.

"Edgey as fu-frick."

"Really? Self-censoring? What the hell's wrong with you?"

"Excuse me, fish stick, but I've been nearly fireballed one too many times by her royal majesty."

"Fish stick?!" Her counterpart angrily asked, glaring at her counterpart.

"Fuck. Sans' humor is rubbing off on me."

"That sucks."

"Yeah, it does! Anyway, she was obsessed with the color red. I swear, the whole world was filled with nothing but edgy Monsters."

"Sounds like you'd fit right in."

"Hey! I'm basically you, so you just insulted yourself, there, smartass."

Her counterpart scoffed, "Similar? Maybe. The same? Hell no! I'm superior in every way."

"And who got their ass handed to them by children?"

"Hey! Don't tell me the same didn't happen to you!"

"Yeah, maybe, but not up here on the surface!"

"Try again, I still don't see how I'm not the superior one, here."

Undyne paused, staring at her counterpart, before her good eye glanced at the alternate Alphys, who was desperately pretending that she wasn't eavesdropping into the conversation. Undyne couldn't help the grin that grew on her face, showing off her sharp teeth.

"Did you get the girl?" She asked, teasingly.

Her counterpart's cocky smile vanished ash her jaw hung open, "Wh-what?"

This response only made Undyne's smile grow, "Have you been with her long? I can tell… Yo, Alphys, get your tail over here!"

Alphys let out a cry of surprise, before her yellow scales on her checks turned blood red. Finally, she came over, standing by her Undyne, "Y-yes?"

"Tell me all about yourselves. I can tell you're together. First date? Who made the first move? Did Frisk force you two to suck it up and confess?" Undyne shot off her questions quickly, growing more and more entertained as the two lovers before her blushes grew.

"W-well, we…" Alphys started, before the other Undyne stepped forward.

"It's none of your damn business." She defended.

Undyne raised her hands in surrender, "Hey. It kinda is, since she's technically mine as well."

The alternate version of herself only frowned and glared at her, making the former head of the Royal Guard let out a laugh. "Alright. Then I'll start." She started, grinning triumphantly and straightening her posture, "Frisk started it all with her date with me, but you'll never guess who got everything going."

Now the two of them seemed interested.

"Wh-who? Was it Alex?"

"Yeah, I have money on Alex. Or maybe even Chara. Your version seems devious enough for it."

Undyne leaned back with a smirk, "Nope." She said, popping her 'p'. "It was the egghead, himself. Great ol' doctor Gaster."

Both the alternate Undyne's and Alphys' jaws dropped in surprise. "D-doctor Gaster?" Alphys asked in disbelief.

Her alternate spoke next, shaking her head, "I can't imagine that bag of bones doing anything like that."

"Oh, you better believe it!" Undyne smirked, "It was so weird. First, we were talking about all that timeline and anomaly shit after the timeline went back a ways. Our memories were back and we were conversing in Sans' and Papyrus' old place…"


{PureTale Universe; pre-barrier destruction. Back in the Underground.}

"...BUT DUE TO MANY CHANGES, WE SEEM TO HAVE DEVIATED FROM THE NORMAL PATHS, LEAVING, EVEN ME, UNSURE OF OUR FUTURE… BUT I HAVE HIGH HOPES." The newly revived Doctor Gaster said, expression filled with hope as he finished his thought.

Frisk spoke next, speaking innocently, "Wait, so you know of some of these 'alternate' scenarios? Do you have any advice for us, then?"

For some unknown reason to Undyne, Gaster's hopeful smile transformed into something… worse. It became devious as he made eye contact with her.

"UNDYNE… I'VE SEEN MANY THINGS FROM THE VOID…" Knowing exactly what the skeleton Monster was alluding to, she looked away as a blush betrayed her. Then, he kept talking, confirming her fears, "…SO, ABOUT ALPHYS…"

On instinct alone, she jumped up from her seat in rage, forming dual magic spears as she threw three of them rapidly as Gaster. "GGNAAHHHHHH!" In a heartbeat, he vanished, allowing the spears to imbed themselves in the wall before her, leaving nice holes in the skeleton brothers' nice house, but she didn't care. She was simply enraged, "What the fu-!" She exclaimed.

Her sentence was ended prematurely as Gaster spoke from behind her, "NO CURSING UNDYNE. NOT IN FRONT OF THE KIDS." Looking towards the family in hopes of backup, her hopes were crushed with a motherly glare from Toriel.

Gaster took a few steps forward, approaching Toriel, Frisk, and Alex, whispering something to them, which Undyne could not hear. Slowly, he reached into his lab coat, pulling out an eerily familiar piece of parchment before giving it to Toriel.

"How the fuck did you get ahold of my le-" She began to ask/shout at the doctor, before she was abruptly cut off by Toriel's glare. Unfortunately, her day proceeded to get worse from there as Papyrus spoke up for the first time in a while.

"HEY SANS…" Undyne gulped loudly as she realized her mistake. Her gaze shot to Papyrus in fear, silently praying that he wasn't going to do what she thought he was. Then… he did, "WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? I'VE HEARD HER SAY IT BEFORE BUT WHAT DOES FU-."

Sans, as expected, cut off his brother before he could finish, "hey bro, i think ya misheard her. she said 'freak'. like she 'freaked out' or she 'was going to have a freaking bad time'. ya know what i mean?

Undyne quickly looked at Sans, staring into his pitch-black sockets as he stared back at her. The blue of her scales began to pale as she fought for the words she desperately needed to get out of this alive. She was, understandably, terrified. "Y-yeah Papyrus, I said 'freak'. You must have misheard me!" She silently pleaded.

After a single moment of silent contemplation, Papyrus' expression brightened as he nodded, "OH… OK, THANKS FOR CLEARING THAT UP UNDYNE!" He said, smiling innocently as Undyne gave off a sigh of relief. Dodged a blaster, there.

At that moment, Gaster decided to continue, "ANYWAY, ARE YOU ALL READY FOR THE PLAN?" Toriel covered her snout with a paw as she giggled, as Frisk and Alex smiled and nodded, all of them jumping off of the couch.

Toriel quickly approached her, grabbing her hand, "Alright Undyne, I think it's time we get you ready!"

Her face managed to pale even further, "R-ready for what?"

"For your date with Alphys, of course!"

All color drained from Undyne's scales as she was quickly led outside. She shot her coldest glare possible towards Gaster, to which he smirked like the smug bastard he was. From there, she was promptly taken by Toriel to prepare for her impromptu date with Alphys.


Both her alternate self and the other Alphys listened intently to the entire story. As Undyne told them, she has failed to notice that the pair of Gasters had found their way over and listened to it was well.

"…And from there, Toriel brought me to my house, preparing me for the date before bringing me to the lab."

"W-wow. That's some story." Alphys said, her eyes sparkling.

Undyne's alternate laughed, "FHUHUHUHUHUHU. That's hilarious. Not nearly as embarrassing as our story. Is that really true, though?"

"UNFORTUNATELY, SHE'S ACTUALLY TELLING YOU ALL THE TRUTH." Doctor Gaster informed them, getting their attention and shocking the three of them.

"R-really?"

"No way."

The other Gaster smirked, crossing his arms as he turned to his alternate, "✋ 💣🕆💧❄ 😐 🕈 ✡ 🕆 ✌💧 ✋ 👌 ✋ 👎 ✡ 🕆 '👎✌❄✋ ' 💧 ✞✋👍 📬" (I MUST KNOW YOUR REASONING BEHIND YOUR 'DATING' SERVICE.)

Gaster smiled and shrugged, "I FIGURED THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION WAS TO CHANGE THINGS UP A BIT. I'D PREVIOUSLY SEEN VERSIONS OF FRISK SET UP THEIR DATE, AND I KNEW ALL ABOUT UNDYNE'S LETTERS, SO I HAD ALL OF THAT TO MY ADVANTAGE."

"Yeah, right, old man." Undyne said with a roll of her eyes, "You were getting a kick out of the whole thing, so I'm sure that wasn't your only reason."

To that, he smirked, "I MUST ADMIT, WATCHING YOU AND ALPHYS INTERACT CAN BE QUITE ENTERTAINING."

His alternate smirked as well, "✡ 🕆🕯 ❄ 🕈 ❄ 📪 👎 👍❄ 📬" (YOU'RE NOT WRONG THERE, DOCTOR.)

To this, Alphys and both Undynes began to blush. Both fish Monsters frowned, crossing their arms defiantly, while Alphys simply hid behind her claws. Both Gasters couldn't help but chuckle at this predictable reaction.


"…and then he said, 'I'm so proud of him!'." She continued, "It caught me so off guard. I figured he'd be angry at poor Blooky for stealing that first kiss, but he was proud of him."

"WOWIE, YOUR FIRST KISS WAS A GHOST. METTATON'S QUIZ SHOW MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE NOW!" Papyrus commented.

"Uhh, Papyrus, that didn't happen back home." Frisk helpfully pointed out.

"Anyway, the date kinda began to wear down after that. Soon after, we went back to Alphys' lab to watch some anime."

Alex had a huge smile on his face, "How nice of Mettaton. I take it that this was the final date with Mettaton, or were there more after that?"

She shook her head, "Hey, a girl's gotta keep a few secrets and stories to herself. Maybe next time, I'll let you know…"

"True dat." Frisk said, smirking and nodding towards Lynsie, earning a chuckle from many of those who were present.

"so, how about a story from your end? one for one?" Sans suggested, earning a pat on the back from his brother.

"GREAT IDEA, BROTHER!"

"thanks bro."

Alex sat up a bit straighter. "Alright, I'll tell one now. Hmm…" He thought for a moment, trying to come up with a good story to tell that they likely didn't hear already from the briefing prior to the fight against him.

"Alright, I got it." He finally said. "I remember the morning of orientation at our new school after we freed the monsters. Back then, Chara was still inside of Frisk, but everything still worked out…"


{PureTale Universe; post-barrier destruction, pre-QMA. Dreemurr Household.}

Alex had woken up not even a moment ago, sitting up as the first rays of sunshine cut through the blinds and entered their shared bedroom. He swung his body over to the edge of his bed, peering down to the bunk below him, which currently housed the sleeping form of Frisk. Slowly but surely, Alex climbed down the provided ladder and landed on the ground in his PJs. Spending a moment too long, he stared at his crush's sleeping form, currently curled into a cute ball.

He heard someone clear their throat behind him, causing him to immediately blush and turn around, coming face-to-face with Asriel, smirking at him. Of course, Asriel had to break the silence as he whispered, "Wow, already?"

Alex narrowed his eyes, making Asriel giggled quietly. "You're both so weird." Asriel added, shaking his head as Alex began to grab his pair of clothes for the day.

"No, you're weird. And says who?" He asked back.

"Well, Chara agrees with me!"

"Nuh uh."

"Yeah, you are. You're just like how mom and dad always are…" Alex tried his best to ignore him, but he wouldn't stop teasing, "Just tell her how much you LOOoooovvvvveee her!"

Alex was ready for payback, though. He took in a deep breath, preparing himself for his counterattack as he slowly turned around to face Asriel. He used his creepiest face.

Asriel, as expected, shrieked, falling backwards onto his sheets in fear. Alex could no longer hold the expression and laughed aloud at Asriel's priceless reaction.

He quickly sat back up, crossing his arms and pouting, "No fair, you can't use Chara's creepy face like that!"

Alex simply shrugged, "Hey, blame Chara. She's the one who taught me."

"Taught what?" They both heard. Turning to face Frisk, they saw the creepiest face in existence. Frisk's eyes were missing and her sockets were pure black, along with her mouth.

Unable to not do so, they both fell back in shock and fear, shrieking in sync as Frisk's face returned to normal as Chara laughed, rolling back and forth on their bed. Her irises were red, rather than brown, showing that Chara was in control for the moment.

"Stop it Chara, not this early!" Asriel scolded her.

As his heartrate began to slow once more, Alex began to smile, "Dang Chara, you do creepy faces on a whole 'nother level."

Chara beamed with pride, "Of course. I am a pro, after all."

"Is Frisk still sleeping?" Asriel innocently asked.

"Yeah, but she'll likely wake up soon. Why Azzy?"

Asriel smiled fiendishly, making Alex frown, "Chara, wouldn't you agree that Alex and Frisk llloooooovvvvveeeeeee each other?!"

Alex's face turned beet red as Chara tried to suppress a laugh, before giving up and resuming her previous rolling back and forth on the bed. In response to his teasing, Alex proceeded to tackle Asriel, jumping onto his bed and shaking him by his shoulders, "Be quiet you little goat!"

Everyone began to laugh now, even as Frisk woke up. In response, one of Frisk's irises became brown, showing that both her and Chara were in control together for a moment, before both turned brown as Chara slipped back inside completely.

Suddenly, the door opened and Toriel stood in the doorway, "Up already, my children?" She asked with a kind smile.

Alex quickly hopped off of Asriel, picking his clothing up and off of the floor, "Yeah mom, I was just going to get changed."

"On top of Asriel?" She asked, laughing.

"No, he was just teasing me." He quickly threw Asriel under the bus, making him frown.

"Nuh uh, I didn't do anything, right Frisk?" Asriel tried to defend himself.

Chara must have said something to Frisk, because after a moment, she replied, "Chara said it's both of their faults!" The two opposing sides playfully glared at Frisk/Chara, silently plotting some payback to their neutrality.

Toriel smiled at their antics, "Alright, well why don't you all get dressed? This is out last week before school!" They all proceeded to groan together, Asriel pouting as well. "C'mon Asriel, no pouting… Asgore's making pancakes…"

Asriel immediately brightened up, jumping out of his bed and dashing over to the closet to pick out his clothes. Alex, Frisk, and Toriel all laughed at his enthusiasm.


"…from there, we had a pretty fantastic breakfast. Later that day was when we first met Mister Sower, too." Alex said, concluding his story.

"I remember that. You two were insufferable back then. Still are, though, but at least you admit it now." Chara commented with a smirk.

Frisk crossed her arms, "Excuse us for not knowing how romance works." She said, before staring at Chara, "If I recall, you had the same issue with Verdana."

Now Chara began to blush in embarrassment, "Sh-sh-shut up, Frisk!" She demanded, making everyone laugh. After everything that's happened, they all deserved a few moments of relaxation and happiness.


A/N: Here I am once again! Got this next chapter up and running quicker than I thought I would, so there's that, I guess. We're at the home stretch, just another two chapters or so until the end of this adventure. Hope you've enjoyed this chapter! I thought it was decent enough.