—Wonder how many of my 12 followers I’m gonna lose for this one? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure you’re all gonna hate me. OwO
God, I love writing death scenes, bwahahahaha.
Oh, and I put the new Condesce in here, too. You know, the two-braided troll? The new one? The awesome one? OwO—
Dave set the last bomb down behind a small pile of rubble, lifting his shades a little to make sure the gray-colored fuse was indiscernible from the ground. Satisfied, he went back to the first of the five or so explosives – the only one with a set timer, connected to the others by the fuse – and laid his finger on the switch to turn it on.
—About TIME, huh?—
Karkat woke to the feeling of cold metal pressed against the skin of his throat, and his eyes flew open to follow the length of red steel to glare into Genesis’ bright green eyes.
—Fun fact: I was actually trying to nap, and I try to fall asleep by brainstorming ideas for the next chapter. Thing is, when I remembered the part on FF7 when Aeris says “the roof and the flowers must have broken your fall” (which, much as I love the game, was a tad ridiculous. XD), I couldn’t help it. I HAD TO type this chapter. I just HAD TO.
Took me around half an hour for the whole chapter (sans the first three or so paragraphs). Whaddaya think, not bad, eh? >w< —
“KK, stop moping around,” Sollux growled over his shoulder at Karkat. “Your boyfriend’s gonna be fine. He’s with two fighters, remember?”
“I’m not an idiot,” Karkat countered. “I know that. I can’t help worrying, though. And stop calling me ‘KK’, or your name’s permanently ‘fuckass’.”
I can’t believe I just did that…. —
Jake sat staring in horror as his brain tried to run through what had just happened, to try to make sense of it all.
—HEY LOOK I DID IT. Two chapters in one day. This one’s about a page longer, too. And includes MATERIA. WHEE~
(This chapter’s alternate title is: “In which Equius is the biggest cockblock. It is him.”)—
You would think that it would be slow going in the tunnels because of how many of their party was injured – namely, more than half of them – but, owing to the materia they’d had stockpiled for an emergency such as this, after about five minutes they were all as good as new. They were nearing the exit to the tunnels that Jake and the others had taken the previous night, the one leading to Banora.
YOU KNOW WHAT I DON’T CARE ANYMORE
—HERE HAVE PART OF THAT FLUFFY THING I MENTIONED EARLIER. It’ll probably be here in the next chapter or two so NYAH. I’m only giving you a couple of paragraphs, though.—
“How can you trust me? How can you, when I don’t even know if I can trust my bloody self?” Jake’s voice was bitter.
And Dirk found himself struggling for the words. The words he’d meant to say from the beginning, that people normally had a hard time saying for the first time anyway, but he was Dirk fucking Strider. Why was it so hard for him? Finally, after moments that felt like years of deliberating, he just said it.
“Because I love you, Jake.”
Jake paused, pulling away to stare at him with wide eyes, and Dirk suddenly felt as if that was not what he should have said, that he should have said something else, anything but what he had. He looked away. “Damn it, forget I said that,” he said.
—My only excuses for this are: 1. I’ve been depressed most of the night, only having recently felt a bit better; 2. it’s 6:30 AM and I haven’t slept a wink; and 3. writers’ block is a bitch I thought I’d seen the last of.
In other news….HOLY CRAP THIRTEEN CHAPTERS. I’m getting good at this. I think.—
Jake stared after the recently closed door, a hint of incredulity still on his face. “Should we have let him go?” he asked Karkat, who was on the couch with John asleep on his lap.
“Not like we had a choice,” Karkat replied, his fingers lightly smoothing out John’s soft hair. “It’s obvious he’s in love with her, if you think about it. Us preventing him leaving would only have made him angry with us.”
“What if he gets hurt?” Jake asked, and Karkat rolled his eyes.
“You’re a little paranoid, aren’t you?”
“We are members of a terrorist organization,” he pointed out.
This is Jake’s theme song. XD
Anyone hear of The Gunsling by Black Veil Brides? It just kinda fits with how I’m writing Jake. Kind of weird, because I started this AU listening to Strata songs over and over.
Anyway, I have this part I was typing that was really funny, so I figure I’ll share:
‘Karkat rolled his eyes in exaggeration. “Fine. Whatever. Don’t mind the fact that there are probably WRO agents around every corner looking for our ‘sorry asses’ after our little spiel in the biggest fucking building in the world. No, let’s just waltz out into the romantic fucking moonlight, and when we run into a soldier, it’ll be just fine! ‘Oh, hey, Pyrope! Just out enjoying the breeze! You want to take me in? Oh, OKAY, that’ll be just fucking SWELL’.”
“Hold on, let me grab the handcuffs,” said a new voice from the door, and Karkat practically jumped out of his skin as Dave and Sun walked in, parading Terezi between them.’