EriKar one-shotYour name is Karkat Vantas, and you can't breathe.EriKar one-shot3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You don't remember how this happened, and at the moment you can't bring yourself to care. All you know is that your lungs are clenching in need of oxygen, that your arms and legs are useless in aiding you to the surface of the roiling water you're now submerged in. You don't even know which way is up.
You're drowning, and there isn't a damn thing you can do about it.
The river, lake, whirlpool, whatever it is, has got you caged and bound at the same time; the invisible currents in the dark water are preventing your limbs from moving the way you want them to, and bubbles are starting to force their way out of your nostrils and your mouth. You reach for those small pockets of air, desperately, but when your hand finally clenches around one it disperses into a million tiny bubbles, and they all skitter away from you faster than the rate you're being pulled down.
You grit your teeth in despair, the water around your eyes turning