Alright I'm jumping the AU bandwagon.
I made the Ancestors = parents. More notes at bottom.
EDIT: I REREAD AND FIXED ANYTHING I COULD FROM ALL THOSE LAME MISTAKES I MADE IN THE PAST.
Disclaimer: Homestuck belongs to Andrew Hussie.
"Nepeta hurry up! You're going to make us fucking late!" the nubby horned troll tapped his foot by the door in annoyance.
"Karkat, we are not even close to being late. You should calm down. You are once again being angry at nothing," the troll's older sister patted his head with a smirk.
"Well if she keeps dragging on in there we will be late alright! I'm just making sure we won't be!" Karkat smacked Kanaya's hand away and the girl just continued to smile at him.
"I'm coming big brother!" a cat like troll bounded towards the door leaving the nutrition block holding three lunch boxes in her hands, "Here don't forget your lunch~! I made it myself so you better enjoy it~!"
"Don't take all the credit now young lady," an older woman looking very much like Kanaya leaned at the entrance of the nutrition block.
"Hehe okay, Gran helped me too," Nepeta quickly shoved the lunch boxes into the arms of her older siblings and bounded out the door, "See you later Gran~!"
"Good day to you Mother," Kanaya turned and when she saw Karkat turn to leave without saying good bye she elbowed him in the side.
"Arg alright! Don't have to hit me! See ya Gran," Karkat grumbled as The Dolorosa just gave a small laugh.
"Did you say farewell to your lusus?" The Dolorosa asked with the intention of bugging the angry troll a little bit more before he left.
"Yes we all did now good bye!" Karkat angrily slammed the door which just made the woman laugh some more.
"I swear that woman just lives to irritate me!" Karkat grumbled as he stuffed his hands into his grey winter jacket and headed to the bus stop.
"She does it out of love and you know it. Plus you are quite easy and fun to tease," Kanaya walked alongside the fuming troll putting on her designer gloves as their younger sister skipped and twirled ahead of them.
"You do too, god. I wish mom and dad would just fucking come home already," Karkat sighed.
"I hope so too but you know they're in hiding along with Sollux' father and Aradia's mother," Kanaya's smile faded.
"I know . . ." Karkat said nothing more as they continued to walk, dropping the subject and hoping that the youngest of them did not hear what they said. It was a touchy subject for them.
After a moment of kicking snow around and yelling at Nepeta to stop rolling around in the snow, the bus arrived at their stop and the three got on. Each soon found their friends and sat separately. They were usually the last ones to be picked up before the bus headed to the school. Kanaya immediately sat by her girlfriend/matesprit as usual. Nepeta sat with her moirail who Karkat had suspicions of having red feelings instead of pale ones for his sister. Karkat sat with his pal Sollux in the second bench behind a pair of male humans known as Dave Strider and John Egbert.
"Hey motherfucking best friend," a voice bellowed from behind Karkat. The boy whipped his head around to find his highblooded moirail with his little sister the empress to be.
"What the fuck are you two doing here? I thought you guys had to take the highblood bus. You two sneaked on again didn't you? Your parents are going to blow a fucking gasket," Karkat glared at the clown.
"Hehe oh Karkat, it's nothing! We like riding with you guys over all those other snobby and shellfish highbloods anyways and it's not like they'll know if we switch buses from time to time," Feferi chirped.
"Sister's right best friend. It's way more chill on here, plus . . ." the clown's eyes trailed off to an area to the back of the bus where a large horned troll sat in his handicapped part of the bus where his wheelchair was fastened, "Nicer motherfucking view on here."
The sea troll girl just giggled as Karkat rolled his eyes and turned back around to meet with an enthusiastic human whose face was too close to his.
"What the fuck John!? Ever heard of fucking personal space!?" the troll yelled pushing the boy back and gaining some chuckles from the troll beside him and the other human.
"I just wanted to tell you something geez no need to get so worked up," John just smiled as the hand left his face, "I hear we're getting a new student in our homeroom today. It's a troll. There was a big commotion about it because it's someone of high rank I think. Was it sea troll?"
"Really? Guess what I don't give a shit," Karkat just glared.
"Of courthe KK wouldn't care, why do you even bother JN? Even if thith new kid ith a thea troll he'th not gonna care unleth our parent'th have thomehow miraculouthly returned," Sollux scoffed.
"Whoa man no need to get touchy on the parents thing again," Dave said nonchalantly sitting with arms crossed in his usual cool kid demeanor.
"Wait did you say sea troll!?" Feferi asked, "I heard of someone new coming and that it was a highblood but not a sea troll! I thought I would've at least known that."
"I dunno, ED menthioned thomething about it. Might be wrong," Sollux just shrugged. The others around them, overhearing the conversation, began to talk about who this new troll could be.
"Fuck the caste system, who fucking cares," Karkat growled, "Thanks to you I'm not gonna be able to walk around school without hearing something about this new troll."
"Hey I thought it was interesting, and isn't like the troll system really important to you guys. I for one think it's silly, why can't you guys just treat each other equally?" John turned back around as the bus began to near the school.
"Hey bro treading on dangerous waters again," Dave warned his friend.
"Oh, oops," John turned to look at the bench behind him to see the sad looks on Sollux and Karkat's faces. Their parents were travelling and in hiding because they were doing something about the caste system. Not many of the trolls approved, so the small group that consisted of Karkat's and Sollux' parents, along with a few others, went out across the world to find followers and to spread the word. The Dolorosa was once with them, but had worried about the children so had come back to take care of them.
"Don't worry guys! Just a few more sweeps and I'll be empress and help your parents in what they're doing and they can come home," Feferi whispered trying to comfort them. She had to keep her voice low because no one knew that the travelling group of trolls who opposed the caste system had children. Who knows what the troll society would do if they knew their children were living among all the other kids.
"Thankth FF, that meanth a lot to uth," Sollux cracked a weak smile.
"Don't forget about me motherfuckers. Honk. I'll be getting my help on too. Make sure all my brothers and sisters are equal," Gamzee gave the pair a big lazy smile.
"Whatever idiot," Karkat stood up and left the bus first for it had finally arrived at the school. The group exchanged some concerned looks before filing out of the bus with everyone else.
"Hey is Karkat alright? He kind of left the bus pretty quickly and not in his usual grumpy attitude. Nepeta is worried," Jade walked up to John after having seen the event from her seat with Nepeta and Equius.
"Einstein here just stomped all over a touchy subject is all," Dave dodged an incoming blow from said Einstein.
"It was an accident okay," John pouted and stuck his hands into his pockets.
"I'm sure it was, but you should be careful John. Karkat, Nepeta, and Sollux have it bad enough as it is," Kanaya joined the group along with Rose.
"Sorry Sollux," John apologized to the Gemini.
"Don't worry about it, it'th more touchy for KK than for me and I wath the one who brought it up. I'm the one that thould be thaying thorry to KK," Sollux shrugged.
"Not like all our adult wriggler makers have been mirthful messiahs to us either," Gamzee stated. Feferi sighed at this comment and nodded.
There were rumours that Her Imperious Condescension and the Grand Highblood had an affair. Only a certain group of friend knew this was true considering they were friends with the siblings created from the affair. The highbloods were all hush hush about the situation because of the high rank the two trolls had.
"So you really wwere on the lowwblood bus," a familiar voice caught the group's attention.
"That supposed to mean something Ampora?" Dave asked, annoyed by the troll who mocked the humans and trolls beneath him.
"N-no, sorry, bad habit," well, Eridan used to mock them, but after dating Feferi and through great convincing (neglect) by the others, he finally decided that she was right.
There was also that fact that the bus the group usually rode was not the lowblood bus. It was the mixed bus. There were specific buses for lowbloods, midbloods, highbloods, and humans. The only difference between those buses and the mixed one, aside from their names, was that there was only one mixed bus in the whole city. Only a certain group of four humans and twelve trolls usually rode this bus. Sometimes, if needed or for fun, they would ride the other buses.
"I texted you and invited you to ride with us," Feferi cocked her head at her matesprit.
"An' I texted you back sayin' that I had to take care of the neww student on her first ride on the highblood bus. After homeroom I havve to showw her around too. My dad bein' the principal and all wwanted to make her arrivval nice since she's higher than me," Eridan sighed.
"Is she higher than Feferi?" Jade asked somewhat interested by the blood differences and levels of the troll's caste system.
"No wway that's impossible. She shouldn't evven be higher than me but somehoww she just is. She's just from one of those highblood families that usually stay hidden and appear out of nowwhere to piss evveryone off. Anywways I just wwanted to check on you and tell you since you didn't text me back. Sorry I'll be busy the wwhole day showwin' this neww girl around."
"Maybe I can join you later and kelp you and we all could have lunch with this new girl!" Feferi exclaimed.
"I wwish. The first thing she told me on the bus wwas that she had no interest in makin' friends an' specifically told me that she did not wwant to be introduced to anyone. She demanded that I don't evven try. She evven told me she'd rather be alone at lunch and that after today I make no other means of interaction wwith her at all unless it is direly important," Eridan expressed his frustration about the new highblood troll.
"Wow sounds like such a downer, why don't we join her instead of inviting her?" John suggested.
"I would advise against that action. From the sounds of this new student she does not seem to like company. It may be due to her being a highblood sea troll or something that has to with why she changed schools or possibly even both," Rose explained.
"I think she used to be homeschooled or somethin' and her parents made her go to school. WWell that's wwhat I'vve been told anywways. I havve to go back and continue accommodatin' her to the school noww so see you guys at lunch," Eridan gave Feferi a quick kiss on the cheek and ran towards the school.
The girl giggled a bit as she saw the retreating boy's figure whose cape was now replaced by a fashionable designer winter jacket. Thankfully he hasn't worn his silly cape ever since he started high school but still kept his scarf, "Can you guys believe how much he's changed?"
"It takes a miracle to change that guy, I gueth that miracle wath you," Sollux smiled. The two had dated before and it caused a huge fuss that included Eridan. Thankfully they were all still friends after such a crazy incident. It was such a crazy incident that the group no longer liked to get into much details with. Junior high was quite a mess with the group with them trying to figure out relationships and it seemed like high school was where they were finally settling into the right pairs.
The group of interesting friends continued to walk towards the school as the bell signalling their first class rung through the air.
More Notes about this insane AU: I know most of this is not gonna make a whole lot of sense but at least I'm trying to explain it. Well with AUs the possibilities are endless.
The Dolorosa is the mother of Kanaya. She is also the mother of the Signless. The Disciple married the Signless so is considered her child as well. Kanaya is only a year/ half a sweep older than Karkat, Nepeta and Karkat find it too weird call her an aunt. She was then dubbed as their older sister.
Yes they all keep their same blood colours even though they're related because they usually just keep the genes of one parent and don't mix them together unlike humans. (haha my failed attempt at the logic of my version of troll biology)
Also, about like half of the trolls have only one parent in this AU. It was too weird to pair some of them up. How do these relationships and children raising work? It just does.