Disclaimer: I do not own Homestuck or its characters. Hussie owns Homestuck.
A little note before I get this started, this has character death in it. There may also be smut, but I don't know yet, I make no promises or guarantees for smut. So when this story is finished you can't blame me for leading you on about there being smut of any kind if there isn't any. Just saying. Okay, now let's begin.
This story was based off of a song by The Weepies called World Spins Madly On. Check it out on youtube.
Your name is Dave Strider, and today is the third day since he died. Three days since Karkat died. You spent the first day trying to keep your emotions under control, just like how your Bro taught you all those years ago, but failed miserably. You broke down into tears, in front of Rose of all people. However, instead of trying her therapist bullshit on you, she actually stayed quiet, and allowed you to let it out. On the second day, you bought a lot of alcohol to try to distract your destroyed heart. It worked, until you became depressed drunk Dave for most of last night. Now you are depressed hung over Dave, and you feel even worse than you have in your entire life. You want the world stop, to freeze in time, but it keeps moving and that makes you angry and feeling even sadder. You can't believe the world could keep going after Karkat died, you kind of wish the world died with him. You've been looking through old photos you and him had boxed away. The pictures remind you of much happier times, times you wish you could go back to, but unfortunately you don't possess any time traveling powers, because that would be crazy. You've been looking through so many of the old pictures; you actually come across the first photo you took with him. It was the day you two met, so many years ago, back in your kindergarten days. You let your mind drift back to that first day, when it all began…
You are now Dave Strider, 5 years old, and today is your first day of kindergarten. You're kind of nervous, but you're wearing your Bro's old anime shades from when he was a kid, so you feel comforted a little. Bro gives you a fist bump and leaves for work, and you walk into the classroom. It's loud with the sound of children screaming and laughing. You look at all the kids; one of them with tangled hair is sitting with a kid in a wheel chair, a girl wearing red shades is licking the red crayons, a boy with an extremely long scarf is clinging to a girl making fish puns with a girl reading a book that is obviously twice her size, and you see your cousin Rose playing with Jade, John, and two other kids you've never met before. One is a girl with short hair and tanned skin, the other is an angry looking boy with unruly black hair and he has red eyes like yours. You don't know why, maybe it's because you both have red eyes, but you feel drawn to him. Jade sees you and shouts "Dave! Over here!" You nod and head over to them. Rose introduces the tanned girl as Kanaya, and the red eyed boy as Karkat. Kanaya is nice, but Karkat grumbles and tries to ignore everyone except for Kanaya, the crayon licking girl, and the dazed looking kid sitting with the boy in the wheelchair. This really irritates you for some reason, but you don't know why. You never would have thought kindergarten would be so weird and confusing.
The teachers come in and introduce themselves as Meenah and Aranea. Aranea tells all of the children to sit on the round rug and when she calls out your name go to your assigned seat. You and Karkat are one of the last kids on the rug and most of tables are filled up. Aranea finally calls out your name and you're seated across from John. Finally Karkat's name is called out and he has to sit next to you. He stands up but doesn't go to sit down. When Meenah asks him why he won't go sit down he says he wanted to sit with one of his friends, and not some "nook sniffer." Aranea tells him that it's not nice to call someone that and for him to take his seat. He glares at you, but he complies. You're upset that he would call you that, but it doesn't show on your face. He still glares at you, and you look at him calmly.
The both of you are still having this stare down until Meenah says it's coloring time. The crayons and paper are handed out, and you and Karkat both go for one of the red crayons that Terezi hasn't licked yet. "Let go of it, I got it first." You say to him. Karkat continues to glare and argues, "No, I got it first." Neither of you let go of it and start pushing each other for it, which also results in pushing the crayon along the paper. Random scribbles are made, there's what looks like a deformed chicken, and something else that was drawn by accident that reminds you of your Bro's creepy puppets. The pushing has turned into shoving and biting, basically a full out scuffle over a crayon. The teachers are trying to pull you two apart, but it's no use. One of his elbows knocks off your shades, revealing your red eyes, and he stops and stares into your eyes. The fighting has now stopped, and you're both staring at each other. Aranea tries to clean up the mess, and Meenah puts you both in time out. Karkat is still staring at you, and you start fidgeting. "Stop staring at me." You say quietly. He jumps a bit, and replies just as quietly, "Sorry, I've just never met anyone else who has red eyes like me…" He looks away, looking as if he felt guilty and hurt. You realize you were still holding the red crayon. You take his hand and put the red crayon in it and say, "It's okay. You can have this." You both look at each other again, and start bickering about something, but not out of dislike for each other, more like you two suddenly became friends.
Meenah thinks what the both of you drew from fighting over a crayon is pretty hilarious, so she tells you both to hold up the drawing and to stand next to each other so she can take a picture of you and him. You give a poker face and Karkat scowls. This was the first memory you both made together. If it hadn't been for that one red crayon you both may have never made any memories together at all.