Still the Same Chapter Twelve
John sleeps a lot these days. More than what Karkat deemed healthy. With a weary smile John would assure his Matesprit over and over that he is perfectly fine. Rose says it might be a small form of depression and that she should be alerted to any changes in his behavior. But, in the end, what does she know? They’re all just children.
Thoughts drifted in Karkat’s mind; they fell on another breath player who loved to dream. The connections between the two seemed to be strengthening over the weeks before their scheduled move. Their foolish, almost unrealistic, ideals of lighthearted fun, both were once perused by a devilish spider troll, and their love for the sky reached beyond their shared aspect. Tavros wasn’t one that Karkat wanted John to imitate. His reasoning was heavily biased, but he couldn’t change his opinions of his fallen friend.
He was a great team player, but he didn’t exactly emulate the strength and confidence th