The transportalizer up to the laboratory was malfunctioning at the moment, so Jade would have to take the stairs. Not much fun, but certainly a lot of exercise. Bec had also disappeared shortly after getting her to go up there. Why he didn't just teleport her up there was beyond her. Who the hell took the stairs anymore, anyway? Her house was at least five stories high, and the spiraling stairway was the darkest and bleakest part of her home. This day was not a pleasant way to spend her first hours in the Medium.

It took about ten minutes of walking to finally reach the top, and when she got there, her lunch top rang out violently as Dave Strider tried to message her once again. Weird… It had been less than half an hour! The Hero of Time. Always bugging her. Bugging and fussing and meddling. What was his deal?

- turntechGodhead [TG] began pestering gardenGnostic [GG] -

TG: JADE!

TG: john… hes…

TG: and rose

TG: oh gog oh gog…

TG: jade please come on

TG: oh shit

TG: no wait dont respond to this

TG: like do the exact opposite

TG: shit ive gotta go right now

GG: DAVE!

GG: whats wrong!

- turntechGodhead [TG] did not receive your message!—

GG: dave please answer!

- turntechGodhead [TG] did not receive your message!—

GG: ... oh shit…DAVE!

- gardenGnostic [GG] ceased pestering turntechGodhead [TG] -

- gardenGnostic [GG] began pestering turntechGodhead [TG] -

GG: rose daves freaking out what happened!

- tentacleTherapist [TT] did not receive your message!—

GG: aauuggh!

- gardenGnostic [GG] ceased pestering tentacleTherapist [TG] -

- gardenGnostic [GG] began pestering ectoBiologist [EB] -

GG: john please please please answer!

EB: what

GG: john youre safe! 3 3 3

- ectoBiologist [EB] ceased pestering gardenGnostic [GG] -

GG: john what the hell!

What was that? Jade tried to contact him back, to no avail. Not a single person was on Pesterchum. The trolls disappeared off of her Chumroll entirely! It was like…. Like… Whatever she was thinking, it was in the back of her mind, but she couldn't quite… Meh who cares.

Jade was starting to feel a little drowsy. Maybe Feferi was right; maybe she did need to go to sleep… No. She would not risk seeing those freaky abominations ever again! Even if she had to stay awake for the rest of her…. Life… *yawn*.

Hey, look, Becsprite was back! He entered the laboratory with a majestic flow and looked down on Jade. She knew what he was trying to tell her silently. It was time to prototype him with something so that he could become stronger, and finally be able to communicate with his best friend. And he was right; before she was to do anything about her friends, she would need to upgrade him to the fullest extent!

...What would she prototype him with?

PM me your vote for what Jade should tier-2 prototype Bec with! The objects that he can be prototyped with are on Homestuck page 005108.