—As I warned, nothing but fluff. Besides something Jake says near the end, this part’s not really significant to the plot. I’m just a hapless fanfic writer who needs more fluff in her life, especially two days after V-Day and STILL not in a relationship, and this is my only outlet at the moment because for some reason my fluffly pictures come out stupid and I hate them.
Anyway, have some GunBlade fluff!!! Whee~—
Karkat led the three into the cavern, where Sollux and Roxy were already passed out together on one of the cots they’d laid out. He and John left the other two to their own devices, going to the cot in the middle, where John asked him softly about the bruises on his face.
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.
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.