John bounced onto the crab-printed blanket and looked up at his boyfriend/matesprit of almost 2 years with big, blue, curious eyes. "You called me over for a reason, Karkat." he said as he started kicking his legs. "Now quit looking down and tell me!"

Karkat was standing by his desk that donned his prized husktop. He was staring at his feet and playing with his hands, unable to look at John. He took a deep sigh when he felt the human's fleshy toes poke at his leg. "John," he said. "I have to leave you. All of us are going back home."

John's eyes got wide and he stared at Karkat in horror. "B-but why?"

Karkat looked at John with red tears sliding down his face. He smiled sadly. "We need to go back to our own home. We're out of place here."

John couldn't believe it. After all this time, all the knowledge Karkat and the others had gained after coming here. And now they were leaving. "...When do you all plan on going?"

"We want to be gone before Saturday."

"But... It's Thursday..."

"And Kanaya and I are the last to clean out our rooms."

John's bottom lip started to tremble, and soon enough he was sobbing uncontrollably. Karkat felt terrible. It wasn't his idea to leave, but only he and Kanaya wanted to stay behind as the rest of the group was ready for home. Quadrants had shifted around. Terezi was in a happy matespritship with Vriska, Tavros and Gamzee somehow went full-on flushed, Aradia and Sollux were also filling up their 3 quadrant with each other, Eridan and Feferi were doing just as the rest of them. That only left Kanaya, Karkat, Nepeta, and Equius that weren't like the others. Karkat and Kanaya had fallen for their own humans. Nepeta still felt slightly flushed for Karkat, something that would probably never go away. This was also a problem for Equius, but with Aradia.

John and Karkat started secretly dating during the SBURB game, and when they had finally defeated the entire game, John and Karkat finally told everyone. Yet, they all seemed like they already knew all along.

Of course their relationship had its own sexual moments, but there was always a bucket around during the intense times. John had tried to get Karkat to use a condom, but it just wouldn't do. The bucket soon became a normal thing for John and was used at least three times a month.

Back in reality, John was being squeezed to death by his boyfriend. Red tears was staining the boy's white shirt. John and Karkat cried together for a little while until they couldn't cry any longer, so then they just sat there, taking in each other's scent. They stayed like that for a good 10 minutes until Karkat got up. "I better get packed... There's going to be a party tomorrow for or leaving and all that sappy shit..." Karkat then rolled off the bed and crawled over to his dresser. John sat up and watched in silence. He soon started helping Karkat. Soon enough, they finished cleaning out all of his clothes. All Karkat owned were 7 pairs of grey pants, 7 seven long sleeved shirts with grey cancer signs on them, and one his old god tier outfit from the game that always magically fit, no matter how Karkat grew (which wasn't much in the first place, but all god tier outfits grew with the owner.)

-

When Friday rolled around, the trolls had a little get together that was bittersweet. There were drinks, party hats, salamanders, and a lot of cake, but all of this couldn't hold down the rainbow waterfall of tears that were shed at the end. Strong friendships and even stronger relationships would be forced to break. As much as Karkat, John, Rose, and Kanaya hated it, they knew it had to be done.

Around one in the morning, everyone decided it was time to get some sleep. Karkat and John went through the trolls' home and got to Karkat's room. They had found an old motel that was outside the city of Seattle that was worn down and not even being asked for rent. The trolls immediately took up the chance to use the building as their home as they learned more about the human way of life. There were 15 rooms, so the rooms that were vacant were either used as bedrooms when the kids came to visit or as storage. Storage was never a problem for the trolls, except for Aradia and her architect equipment and the many fossils she found while exploring with Sollux and Tavros.

John and Karkat walked up to room number 6, which was Karkat's room. They went in and sat on the bed. Karkat looked at John and sighed as John rubbed his eyes. "I'm sleepy..." he said. "I guess we should get to bed, tomorrow is a big upsetting day..."

Karkat nodded and the couple stripped to their boxers and snuggled under the crab-printed blankets.

-

It was Thursday, almost a week had passed since the trolls had left back to their planets. The four humans stayed within close proximity of each other. They actually put their money together and rented out a two story house outside of the city by Lincoln Park. John was the only one to not have a job, so he stayed by himself in the house during the week. Jade worked as a substitute teacher at Nathan Hale high school and Rainier Beach high school most of the time. She was working on a teaching degree in biology and anatomy. Rose worked at Seattle Central library and liked to be there as often as possible so she could get her mind off of Kanaya. Dave took after his brother and DJ'd at Trinity by night and was out with some popular dubstep artists during the day.

This left John very lonely when everyone was working all day and sometimes at night. He would write letters to Karkat that he would never send and draw terrible pictures of clouds and his friends. He even tried baking once, but he did not receive the gifts of cooking from his dad, so he made sandwiches and cereal for when Rose and Jade got home. John had caught up on all the cartoons he'd ever want to watch, but it wasn't enough. He missed his Karkat. He missed waking up to find skinny gray arms wrapped around his torso, he missed watching cheesy romcoms with Karkat and handing him dozens of tissues throughout the film. He missed everything.

It was around two in the afternoon, Rose had stopped by at home to get her lunch she had forgotten. She smiled at John who was still in his boxers, spinning a quarter while sitting at the dinner table. "John," she said. "You look positively terrible like this. I miss Kanaya just as much as you miss Karkat, but we need to continue living our lives. When we are able to make a teleporter like the ones depicted on Star Trek, then we will reunite."

John sighed sadly. "Why did they have to leave so soon?"

"They felt out of place, I can't blame them for wanting to go home to their respective place. I thought it was very nice of them to try to stay up half the day and half the night, but you know trolls are naturally nocturnal."

"Then how come we couldn't have gone with them? Feferi's ancestor is dead and Feferi's queen now! She wouldn't have us dead..."

"True, but remember this, John. The Trollian race seems to be a rather violent race. They even have a section of relationship cut out for hate-making. The other trolls that are inhabited on their planet might think of us as a threat, regardless of what Feferi tells them. We could have been murdered in our sleep, no matter how secure we were kept."

John grumbled to himself, which made Rose giggle slightly. "Come on, John. let's go to the library and finish up my hours. Then, I'll treat you to a milkshake afterwards."

His face brightened up. "Sweet! Thanks, Rose!" John scampered off to get dressed.

Rose smiled again and rolled her eyes. "Honestly, it is so simple to get him worked up. It is as if Dave and I are the parents, and Jade on John are the children." she grabbed her lunchbox and went to the car to wait for John.

At the library, John got onto the computer, went to his old middle school account, and quickly logged onto Pesterchum. He had gotten a new computer and Pesterchum wouldn't download just yet, so he took any chance he got to get on a computer and log on. Once he was in, he saw about 20 messages all from the same person.

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CG: HEY JOHN.
CG: I'VE BEEN MISSING YOU A TON SINCE WE LEFT.
CG: I'VE BEEN DOING GOOD.
CG: BUT NOT AS GOOD AS I WAS WHEN I WAS ON EARTH.
CG: ANYWAYS, THINGS HAVE BEEN GOOD HERE SO FAR.
CG: ONCE FEFERI GOT ON HER THRONE, THE WHOLE PLANET SEEMED TO GO FROM SHITTY TO NOT AS SHITTY.
CG: SO I GUESS THAT'S PRETTY GOOD.
CG: JOHN, WHERE ARE YOU?
CG: IT'S BEEN 20 MINUTES SINCE I STARTED MESSAGING YOU.
CG: WHATEVER, MAYBE YOU'RE IN THE SHOWER.
CG: MESSAGE ME BACK THE SECOND YOU GET THIS, GOT IT?

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carcinoGenesist [CG] began trolling ectoBiologist [EB]

CG: 3

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John sighed sadly. Just seeing the caps lock gray typing was enough to make John's heart throb with want. He went to respond to Karkat, but saw he was offline. Oh yea, he thought, it must be like, 3 in the afternoon there. Not time to get up just yet. Maybe Karkat would wake up before Rose decided it was time to leave the library and head to Dairy Queen for John promised treat.

After about four hours of looking around on the various websites that computer supplied to all, John's pesterlog icon lit up. John clicked on it and saw a message from Karkat. He beamed with delight.

carcinoGenesist [CG] began trolling ectoBiologist [EB]

CG: OH GOD PLEASE ANSWER JOHN.
EB: karkat!
CG: THANK JESUS.
CG: YOU FINALLY RESPOND.
EB: sorry! my laptop committed suicide and i dont have a job yet so
CG: YET?
EB: yes.
EB: yet.
CG: I DON'T...
EB: im the baby of the four of us!
EB: i still need to grow up.
CG: I'M NOT GOING TO ARGUE WITH YOU BECAUSE IT'S TRUE.
EB: someone agrees with me finally!
EB: oh wait, rose is here
EB: gotta go! time for ice cream. :D
EB: if i can get on sometime soon, ill pester you. got it?
CG: YEA. BUT JO-
EB: bye-bye! 3

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CG: WELL... FUCK.
CG: I GUESS YOU'LL GET THIS WHEN YOU GET BACK.
CG: TELL ME IF YOU FEEL... WEIRD IN YOUR STOMACH AREA.
CG: IF YOU DON'T, THANK TROLL JEGUS.
CG: IF YOU DO, WE'RE ROYALLY FUCKED, AND I'M SORRY.
CG: BYE. 3

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-

John and Rose drove down the streets until they got to the Dairy Queen. John stared out the passenger seat window the whole time, happy that he got to message Karkat for 10 whole minutes. He smiled to himself, hoping he'd get a chance to force Karkat to download troll Skype so they could see face-to-face until Sollux and Equius and Jade could build a teleporter for their teleporting needs. Rose parked in the parking lot, and the two went into the Dairy Queen.

Once the two had gotten their food, a chocolate dipped ice cream for Rose and an Oreo Blizzard for John, they sat down together at a booth. John got right to work on his treat. Rose decided she would be the one to start up a conversation. "So... Have you talked to Karkat recently?"

John looked up at her while a line of milky sweet goodness dribbled down his face. "Yea, while we were in the library. Have you talked to Kanaya?"

"Oh yes, we each wake up at an inconvenient time for us to either Skype or just pester for exactly one hour. So that means I wake up at three in the morning for her 3 in the afternoon, it then switches around for us after 12 hours have sped by."

"Eh, that sounds both horrible and tiring."

"Well sometimes love just has that effect on you."

"True." John smiled and gulped down his Blizzard. "Ready to leave yet?"

She looked at her barely eaten ice cream, and then back at John. He sank into his seat sheepishly. "Guess not..." he nervously giggled.

"Anyways, what did you and Karkat talk about?"

"I dunno... Nothing really exciting."

"Did you two by any chance talk about how you were the baby of Dave, Jade, and I and that's the reason you don't have a job yet?"

John stared at her with his mouth slightly open. "Uh... Yea. How did you know?"

"Well, while you were standing outside and playing with the leaves, I had to log you out of the computer. I couldn't help but notice that your Pesterchum icon was blinking so I read it. Do you feel any odd pains in your abdomen?"

"No...? Should I?"

"I'm not sure, I don't think so. Karkat just asked if you had or hadn't."

"I don't. Is that good enough?"

"Most likely. I doubt there are many times when inflammation of the stomach region includes positive results."

John nodded. "Wonder why he'd even ask that kinds of stuff." he shrugged and noticed that Rose was done with her ice cream, so he got up. "Oh well! Let's get home before Dave does!"

Rose smiled and followed the blue eyed boy to her car. But she couldn't help but wonder. Why would Karkat ask such a question to John? Did he accidentally give John some weird troll disease? Maybe she could talk to Feferi or Kanaya and get some knowledge on Trollian STDs or any other sickness. Rose assumed John and Karkat would have filled a bucket or two by now. Besides, she had heard some rather suggestive noises blasting through the walls of room number 6 when most of the other trolls were out exploring or clubbing.

Rose sighed, she hoped that whatever Karkat was so worried about was just a false alarm. She could never imagine John having troll AIDS,regardless to how serious it could or could not be. But if Karkat has done permanent damage to John's sweet little body, that teleporter wouldn't be able to keep away this Rose.

With that last thought, Rose joined John in the car and the two made their way back to the lovely rental house. Yet, Rose couldn't help but keep chancing nervous glances towards John. She wasn't sure if her light purple eyes were playing tricks on her or not, but she swore she could see something...off about John.

But she couldn't quite put her finger on it.

((So basically in this fanfiction, the trolls and humans have defeated SBURB. Once they won, everything turned back to normal, and everyone was just standing in John's room, where everything started. They all decided that Seattle was a pretty chill place to live, so that's what they did. Up until everyone, except for John, turned 24 that the trolls decided it was time to go home. They were out of place, and the horror-terrors were getting unbearable. So, off those merry souls went! But the more important trolls, the trolls that were mentioned, will return. :D Thanks for reading this, bye-bye!))