"Shut up, I'm fine." He took a few steps forward before he started to fall.
You rush up and support him, "You're not fine, Karkat, you can hardly stand!" You place a hand to his forehead, "Oh gosh, Karkat you're burning up! I think you're sick."
"Nonsense, I've never been sick." You help him back into his pajamas and under the covers. "This is stupid, I've never been sick on Alternia."
You nod sympathetically and leave to grab the thermometer. You've heard from Rose that trolls are pretty similar to humans biologically, so you're hoping the thermometer will work. "Here, this goes under your tongue for a while." He takes it without question and sticks it in his mouth. After a few minutes you take it out and look at it. "Holy shit, Karkat "
He looks up at you worriedly, "John?"
The device measured well over a hundred. "Uh, one
[7:00]EB: hey _____!
[7:00]CH: Hi John! Did you need something?
[7:01]EB: actually i did.can you come over?
[7:01]CH: Sure but what for?
[7:02]EB: to watch con air with me of course!
[7:02]CH: Okay then, I'll be there in a bit!
[7:03] -- chumHandle[CH] gave up trolling ectoBiologist[EB] at 19:03 --
You log off of Trollian and get ready to go to John's Hiv- er House?
Hmmm...Why does John suddenly want me to visit? He was acting a bit odd now that I think about it.Meh, it doesn't matter.I should get going or I'll take too long!WAIT...did he say Con Air?! Karkat has always told me not to watch any movie of John's. It can't be that bad...maybe.
The lost tangerine orange salamander turned towards you, bubbling water out of her mouth as always.
"Casey, are you lost again? Here, I'll take you home."
Home being John's apartment, which happened to be on the floor above yours. You scooped her up and shifted her under your right arm.
"John! I found your daughter!" You yelled, knocking on his door. He opened it, smiling his signature derpy smile.
"Thanks _____! I've been looking everywhere for her..." He said, taking Casey and pushing his glasses into place. Why did he have to be so goddamn adorable? You'd had a crush on him since...well, as long as you could remember, really.
"Hey, wanna stay and watch some movies?"
You had failed to notice his smile had become a bit more mischievous.
"Great! Come on in." He said, practically dragging you into his apartment. You groaned. You hated the movies he liked, and he knew it. He loved to trap you in his apartment with the longest, best (Read: worst) one he cou
Karkat opened his eyes blinking a few times, "Oh, hey Egbert."
"Oh hey yourself," he said back. "Good morning." Karkat nuzzled into John and sighed deeply. "Sleep well?" He nodded. "Do we have to wait until everyone is awake to move?"
Karkat sat up and looked around, "Not really." He started talking softly, "Hey guys, get your lazy asses up. It's time to move on with the day. Don't you growl at me, come on let'
The other troll blasted Karkat with a wide range of feelings from anger to depression before covering his face with his hands. "No I'm not ok Karkat!"
Carefully Karkat moved from the shower to stand behind John, "Would you like to tell me what's wrong?"
"No," John sniffled.
Moving slowly Karkat wrapped his arms around John and pulled him close, "You have to tell me, I can't help unless you tell me what's wrong."
"I don't want you to help!" John spun around, breaking contact, and snarled, "I want these gone!" He flared his wings, "I want this gone!" He clawed at his skin, "and I don't want these!" He pulled down on his horns, "Or this, or this, or any of it!"
Karkat watched John point to every part of his body that had changed since he became a troll. His Matesprit fell to hi
"I'm going to be blunt. KK."
"Yeth Karkat." He took a few steps forward towards John, "I think it'th time thomeone on thith thtupid athteroid talked to you. Thinth KK theemth unable to do it I will."
"Talk about what?" John asked, "This is sorta random," he laughed a bit, "I mean, you never talk to me."
"I know." He continued past John, "We're going back to my room. It'th more private."
John followed Sollux, watching the troll move through the halls carefully and slowly. He kept a proud stance, even when stumbling over something. He carried a cane, much like Terezi's. "So, um, Sollux do you need any help or something? I mean, I can lead you if you want, it might be faster " He trailed off when t
Tugging the scarf closer to her face, [Name] coughed lightly and furiously wiped at the snow that was getting in her eyes. Why did she walk to the college this morning if she knew that it was going to blizzard later in the day?! Cars passed her on the road, some people honking when they recognized her. She tried her best to wave back, but returned to crossing her arms over her chest because it was so damned cold.
A flash of blue streaked across her vision, causing the girl to stumble back a bit. “What in the world?” Looking to her right at the snowy forest, [Name] bit her lip as she weighed her options. Hurry up and get home to be warm or go and see what that was? Curiosity getting the better of her, she stepped down the small hill and nearly fell on her ass in two foot snow.
“Stupid winter. Stupid coldness. Stupid snow.” [Name] grumbled to herself as she stepped into the forest, grabbing onto branches to help keep her balan
Being blind was a hassle, but it wasn't the worst thing that could have happened to him. At least he had someone who had gone through it before, 'Thank the fucking gods we are aren't on Alternia anymore.' The news about Karkat and John's recent Matespritship was startling but also pretty great. He was happy for both his Moirail and John. But as eager as he was to tell the others Sollux slowed his pace and stopped. This was one of the rare opportunities to test his 'vision' with his psionics.
Carefully he summoned up the tiny amount of power he did have and focused it, moving out across
"Y-Yeah, great." He said quietly, his eyes trained on the TV.
John sat down next to the troll and leaned against him. "It's been a while since we had a good storm, this should be cool." Karkat was shivering slightly, "You cold? Karkat why didn't you say anything?" He grabbed one of the big warm fuzzy blankets they kept on the couch in case Karkat did get cold and threw it around the troll. "You never say anything, you don't have to be embarrassed, I already know you can't regulate your body heat well."
Karkat gripped the blanket tight and pulled it closer to his body. "Thanks."
He resumed leaning against the troll and watching TV. Their lives had become so peaceful since beating the game for good. "Karkat you're still shaking so badly. Are you sure you're ok? Do you need a hot shower?"
"No. I'm fine."
"You're not though," he pulled the other boy closer to him and hugged him. "You can admit this kind of stuff to me."
Karkat nodded. T
Jake strolled down the street, adjusting the collar of his overcoat ever so slightly. It was the one thing that symbolized that he was finally in his element. Johnathan had his odd pajama type clothes, while Jake had taken the more subtle approach of a large coat that went all the way down to his knees. He missed having it with him for three seasons, but finally, it was his time.
He felt the hum and warmth of the crystal below his jacket and Jake stepped into a small alleyway. Taking a look behind him, he realized that wherever he was walking, the snow melted in his wake. “Bollocks.” Jolting when his cell phone rang, the boy answered quickly.
“Jake English here.”
What’s up Springlish?
“Oh. It’s you Dirkus. What’s up?”
It’s Dirk to you, Bunny boy.
Yeah you know. Fucking Peter Cottontail with a spring in his step up in here.
“Oh dear God. I