Your name is Karkat Vantas, and it has been five days.

You had been crying again, and over time it has irked you less and less. You don't really give a fuck anymore.

TC: AnD eVeRyThInG's GoInG tO gEt MuCh BeTtEr.

TC: YoU'lL sEe.

CG: GAMZEE, YOU TELLING ME EVERYTHING'S GOING TO FUCKING BE OKAY DOESN'T MAKE IT HURT ANY LESS.

TC: I kNoW bRo, BuT i'M mOtHeRfUcKiNg TrYiNg.

TC: HoNk. ]o:

CG: I KNOW.

CG: JUST THOUGHT I'D LET YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING WITH THIS CHEERING UP THING.

TC: AnD wHeRe'S tHaT?

CG: NOWHERE.

TC: tHoUgHt So. ]o:

You hear something coming from across the room. You ignore it. You've been hearing a lot of things lately. Only when the noise persists do you turn around.

TC: tHoUgHt So. ]o:

CG: GAMZEE.

TC: YeAh?

CG: SOLLUX IS OUTSIDE MY WINDOW.

TC: ... WhAt?

You slowly walk over to the window, mouth slightly open. You push open the glass panels and stand there, staring. The flurry of red and blue gently floats in and you take a few steps back to make room. At first you just stand and stare, choking up as the red and blue tingles on your skin.

He is bloody, bruised, and cut all over. The four small scars that previously resided on his cheek have now been lengthened to his mouth, and are caked with dried blood. Theres a large wound on his shoulder, dripping with blood. His red and blue glasses are not present.

You reach a hand out, brushing your fingertips against his chest. You suddenly latch onto him like your life depends on it, and burst into a fit of uncontrollable sobs.

"IF THIS IS A DREAM, I DON'T WANT TO WAKE UP!"

He wraps his arms around you. "Iit'2 not a dream, KK."

"AND I SHOULD BELIEVE YOU WHY?"

Ping.

He sighs and reaches up to your shoulder. The mustardblood presses his thumb into your taught muscles.

"HOLY FUCKING JEGUS ON A POGO STICK!" You slam your head against his chest. Fuck, that hurt. "HOLY FUCK YOU'RE NOT DEAD!"

Ping.

He holds you tighter. "II'm not dead."

Ping.

"HOW THE FUCK ARE YOU STILL ALIVE?"

Ping.

Ping.

"ER ii2 a fuckiing iidiiot, that'2 how."

Ping.

Ping.

You grunt and reluctantly walk over to your computer.

TC: HeY.

TC: hEy!

TC: MoThErFuCkInG bEsT fRiEnD.

TC: wHaT dO yOu MeAn

TC: He'S oUtSiDe YoUr WiNdOw?

TC: KaRkAt!

TC: AnSwEr Me!

CG: SHUT UP, WE'RE HAVING A MOMENT.

TC: ]o:

You turn away from your computer and into Sollux's awaiting arms. He wipes away a few stray tears from your face.

"Iit really ii2 a beautiiful color."

You suddenly remember you were crying, and attempt to hide your face. You then realize, that he has already seen it, so that would be a really fucking stupid idea. You stay quiet, not addressing the matter. Sollux, sensing your discomfort, changes the fucking subject.

"II got your me22age2, KK."

You look up. "YOU DID?" He nods. "THEN WHY DIDN'T YOU FUCKING REPLY TO THEM?" Your lip curls up in a snarl.

"Becau2e II only 2aw them liike, two day2 ago. After II diid II went ape2hiit on ER. II'm really 2orry KK."

A small "oh" escapes your lips and you suddenly realize just what 'your messages' entail. "SO YOU SAW ALL OF THEM?"

He nods. "All of them."

You look to the side and bite your lip. You start laughing nervously. "OH. WELL... SOME OF THEM WERE REALLY STUPID AND EMBARRASSING. SO... YOU CAN JUST FORGET THEM IF YOU WANT."

He smiles. "KK, iif II thought your me22age2 were 2tupiid, would II be holdiing you liike thii2?

For once in your life you are glad your face is already a bright red. That way he can't see you blush.

He lightly pushes your chin up until you're looking at him. "II wa2 actually hopiing that that wa2 what you wanted two tell me." He leans forward, closing the distance between your mouths.

A loud skreeing noise interrupts you. Your lusus scuttles over to the two of you, screeching and bumping his head into your side. You respond with a similar noise, high pitched and and raspy. You screech back and forth, practically spitting out the noises. Eventually Krabdad leaves after a low, gurgling growl erupts from his throat.

When you turn back to Sollux, he's looking at you like you have two heads. Of coarse it would be two.

"WHAT?"

"Diid you actually under2tand any of that?"

"WELL IT'S NOT LIKE THERE'S A DIRECT TRANSLATION, BUT YEAH."

Sollux starts... laughing. He's fucking laughing at you. Great.

"Dude, all my lu2u2 ever doe2 ii2 2iit around on the roof and be dumb!"

Oh fuck your crab plush is just sitting there on the floor. You kick it under the desk, and sit down. "WHATEVER. SHUT THE FUCK UP. HOW ARE YOU EVEN STILL ALIVE? ERIDAN FUCKING TOLD ME HE DROWNED YOU."

"He diid." He seats himself on top of your desk, right in front of you. "But whiile that fii2hface wa2 a total douche, another wa2 not."

Your name is Sollux Captor, and the last thing you remember is being drowned.

Obviously now, you are not.

You had coughed up most of the water in your lungs, and opened your eyes. Now, instead of your fucking kismesis's face hovering a few inches from your face, it is a different fish. A fish princess. When your eyes fluttered open, her face lit up with joy.

"Sollux! Oh my cod, I t) (oug) (t for s) (ore you were dead!"

Your head was still spinning. You cringed back at the volume of her voice, and she seemed to get the hint.

"I'm so sorry Sollux, I was just reely worried t) (at you would never wake up!"

It was only then that you noticed you were propped up against a small rock jutting out from the water. The royal blooded troll instructed you to sit on top of it, and you obliged.

"Wait ) (ere." Like you had a choice. She dived under the water leaving you alone. The world was still spinning, and you were tired. You almost fell off the rock waiting for her return. When she returned she had brought something with her. You had no idea what the fuck it was, nor did you care. All you knew was that it floated, and it brought you to a small island. It wasn't as big as Eridan's, but large enough for you to reside on. You eagerly crawled onto the soft sand and curled up on your side. Feferi told you to stay awake, and was constantly shaking you awake when you started to nod off. But her attempts were all for naught, because you eventually succumbed to the aching tiredness and fell asleep.

The next time you awoke Feferi had informed you you had been asleep for almost a week. Your digestive organ agreed with her.

Despite your aching hunger, you ate slowly. It was torture. On top of that, you had to wait a while before you received more.

The next few days were spent recovering. Slowly you regained your strength. Your concussion faded completely, and you could concentrate enough to use your psionics once more.

After you had recovered completely, you asked to used Feferi's computer. The others imust/i be worried by now. You scrolled through all the messages you had received while you were out. As you read your expression changed from slight amusement, to complete depression. Karkat sounded so desperate and lost, it hurt.

TA: oh wwoww

TA: thats quite a lot of messages kar

What.

WHAT.

WHAT!

You became increasingly angry as you read the last log, your whole body emanating red and blue clouds. Feferi took away her tablet, for fear you would blow it up in anger.

As soon as she was a ways away from you, you burst into the air toward Eridan's hive. How dare that fucker mess with your trollian, with your glasses, with Karkat. You swore you would make him pay.

When you reached the island you spotted Eridan sitting on the cliff edge, his cape wrapped around his shoulders. You bolted toward him, cutting straight through the rock behind him and sending him plummeting into the water below. A few seconds later Eridan popped up out of the water. The look on his face was priceless. His head jerked around, trying to figure out what the fuck just happened. You descended down to his level, red and blue crackling from your hands and eyes.

He was... surprised, to say the least. Nonetheless, the fish had no time to react before he was thrown into the air. You flew up after him and bashed your knee into his back as he fell. His face contorted in pain as he coughed up a blob of purple. You swung your leg around and kicked him in the side.

It wasn't long before the shock wore off and Eridan started fighting back. When you dived down after him, he shot up out of the water and grabbed your throat. He twisted around and dragged you under the water. He punched you over and over, reopening the scars on your face and bruising around your eye.

You struggled for a moment, almost inhaling the water. Almost. You refuse to let this fucker drown you again.

You pushed everything around you away, creating a pocket of air in the water. Eridan was sent a few feet away along with it. You shot up in the air and stared at Eridan's hive.

There's two pieces.

Not for long.

You cleared your mind of everything and focus on the stern. Red and blue crackled all throughout, starting off small, then becoming more violent. You thought you heard Eridan screaming, but you quickly pushed it from your mind. The colors blend in places, sending light purple streaks through the walls. Everything comes together, then bursts apart, sending splintering shrapnel flying everywhere. The base of the structure was on fire, luckily for him, not that much. What a shame.

You're sure you heard Eridan scream that time.

At some point when you were doing that, he had retrieved his Ahab's Crosshairs. He stood at the cliff edge, a few feet back and fired. The blast cut over your shoulder, spattering mustard everywhere and burning your skin. You fell into the water, glad for the soothing feel it brought to your shoulder. Eridan fired again, aiming at the water. Your body twisted and dove under, avoiding the blast. You weren't exactly swimming, moreover floating with a lot of water around you. You shot through the water and to the side of the cliff, all the while keeping your shoulder submerged. You rest your hand on the rock, thankful Eridan couldn't reach you at this angle.

After a moment, you shot up out of the water. Eridan was aimed right at you. You kicked it away, sending it falling over the edge.

It was then that you touched down and stopped using your psionics. They were really giving you a headache.

Eridan lunged at you, knocking you to the ground. You kicked out your leg, throwing him over your head. You quickly got back up on your feet and swung at his face. Purple coated your fist as you swung repeatedly. Without the use of your psionics, and Eridan without his weapon, the two of you fought on the cliff, punching, kicking, biting, anything to hurt the other.

Somewhere in the midst of all that, you grabbed Eridan's shirt and crashed your mouth against his. It wasn't really kissing, just fighting with your mouths. You constantly bit at his lips, making them bleed. The royal purple mixed with mustard yellow as his shark teeth gnawed at your mouth. His hand reached up, and clutched the side of your face. His claws sank in, and raked down your cheek, making your scars bleed out once more. You grabbed onto his sides, matching the scars running down the sides as you sank your nails into his skin.

Holy fucking shit you hate this guy so much it hurts.

You pulled away, your face dripping an odd brownish color. Your blood does not mix well. Feeling that your headache had quelled enough, you lifted the restraint on your psionics and thrust Eridan into the ocean. The fucking prick.

You left Eridan's hive and flew to your own. It is such a good thing your lusus is so fat or he would have starved. You fed him in the same fashion Feferi fed you. Don't want him to die from something so stupid or anything.

He grabbed you and held you close to his chest and the two of you shared one of those rare moments of affection.

You had to depart quickly though, you had kept Karkat waiting for too long. Every second you made him suffer like that was like a kick to the bulge. You had almost fell from the sky as you flew towards Karkat's hive. You were feeling really light-headed.

Once you made it you flew up to his window. He was sitting at his desk talking to someone. Gamzee. Oh fuck he was probably crying his eyes out and venting to Gamzee about how miserable his life is. You banged your head against the wall when you saw that he was. You are the worst troll to ever exist.

After a moment of watching Karkat, you lifted your hand and gently tapped on the window. He just sat there. You tapped in the glass again, using more force. The look on his face made your blood pusher ache.

"II'm 2orry II made you hurt 2o much. II never meant for any of that two happen..."

He leans forward and wraps his arms around your middle. "I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ANYMORE." He shoves his face into your stomach and mumbles something.

"What wa2 that?"

"...I LOVE YOU FUCKASS."

You smile. You gently grab onto his face and force him to look at you. "II love you two, KK." You lean forward and press your lips against Karkat's.

Your name is Sollux Captor, and everything is right with the world.