knightlybloodywings:

thefinnedgrubprince:

knightlybloodywings:

kar no wwhat are you doin youll bring them dowwn on all a us

I’M NOT GOING TO BE BACK.

TAKE CARE OF GAMZEE OR SOMETHING.

wwhat

kar no

you cant do this

please dont leavve

kar

please

—carcinoGeneticist has been disconnected—

kar

no

KAR

knightlybloodywings:

kar no wwhat are you doin youll bring them dowwn on all a us

I’M NOT GOING TO BE BACK.

TAKE CARE OF GAMZEE OR SOMETHING.

wwhat

kar no

you cant do this

please dont leavve

kar

please

trolledtimeline:

thefinnedgrubprince:

Eridan blinked rapidly, trying not to cry in front of the adult troll.

o-okay…

He believed him. This big Karkat had gotten all the way out to his ship, saved him from an asthma attack, comforted his Kar…as far as Eridan was concerned, he could do anything.

Did the wriggler look up to him or something? Huh, that’s new.

I’LL KEEP YOU SAFE LONG AS I’M ALIVE.

…okay.

He curled up tighter, but his breathing eased and his teeth left his lower lip alone. This big Karkat would keep him safe, he was sure of it.

(Source: crimsonlawmaker)

===>

knightlybloodywings:

thefinnedgrubprince:

Eridan blinked.

wwhat? but…i thought you couldnt get here…?

How had Karkat gotten there anyway? Was he still dreaming or something? The wriggler, to check, pinched himself; but the winged wriggler didn’t disappear into the air and now his arm hurt.

howw did you get here…??

I FLEW.

He wasn’t sure he would be able to fly again for a while; he probably should rest his wings before attempting it.

AND I DRAGGED A BOAT SO WE CAN LEAVE THAT WAY. IT WAS REALLY HEAVY.

oh. uh. wwell…that wworks, i guess….

you okay?

He seemed a bit concerned, but that shouldn’t be too surprising; after all, he was allowed to be worried about his friend, especially after he’d disappeared off the face of the planet for a while.

trolledtimeline:

thefinnedgrubprince:

but…i cant…

He hugged his knees closer to his chest.

i-i cant fight…i-i cant breathe wwhen i try…

…an if i could thatd mean she wwas here….

The wriggler didn’t realize that there were other means of ‘fighting back’ that did not entail the two parties be in immediate vicinity of each other.

THEN I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU, LITTLE ONE. JUST TRUST ME, ALRIGHT?

Truth be told, Karkat didn’t know his odds. He just wasn’t going to let this Dolorosa go unchecked.

Eridan blinked rapidly, trying not to cry in front of the adult troll.

o-okay…

He believed him. This big Karkat had gotten all the way out to his ship, saved him from an asthma attack, comforted his Kar…as far as Eridan was concerned, he could do anything.

(Source: crimsonlawmaker)

trolledtimeline:

knightlybloodywings:

Little Karkat struggles a moment before realizing he is safe. He then hides his face against his older alternate.

You sighed, closing your eyes for a moment. So this is a counselling/grubsitting session now, is it? You didn’t want to, but you were going to have to give the  wriggler a means of defense.

YOU’LL HAVE TO HIDE, OR DEFEND YOURSELF. SHE LOOKS LIKE THE TYPE WHO WOULD RUN FROM *PREY* THAT FOUGHT BACK. A SCAVENGER, IF YOU WOULD. OR YOU COULD STAY WITH JADE AND I FOR A LITTLE WHILE.

but…i cant…

He hugged his knees closer to his chest.

i-i cant fight…i-i cant breathe wwhen i try…

…an if i could thatd mean she wwas here….

The wriggler didn’t realize that there were other means of ‘fighting back’ that did not entail the two parties be in immediate vicinity of each other.

(Source: crimsonlawmaker)

===>

knightlybloodywings:

thefinnedgrubprince:

Eridan stirred just a little first, then woke up the rest of the way way his flickering eyelids let in a trace of bright red.

h-huh…?

He reached up to rub his eyes, blinking tiredly. As soon as he saw who it was that woke him, though, he was instantly alert.

kar…! youre okay! oh god i thought-…!

SORRY FOR SCARING YOU ERIDAN.

He stares at his hands and fidgets.

I JUST NEEDED TO THINK. AND THEN MY CONNECTION CUT OFF BECAUSE MY HUSKTOP IS REALLY BAD…

He looks back at his friend again.

I CAME TO TAKE YOU TO GAMZEE’S HIVE. WE ALL HAVE TO STICK TOGETHER, RIGHT?

Eridan blinked.

wwhat? but…i thought you couldnt get here…?

How had Karkat gotten there anyway? Was he still dreaming or something? The wriggler, to check, pinched himself; but the winged wriggler didn’t disappear into the air and now his arm hurt.

howw did you get here…??

===>

knightlybloodywings:

thefinnedgrubprince:

There was no sound coming from the ship; his lusus was as absent as before, and Eridan was asleep, tired from much too long being awake and too much stress for one wriggler to handle.

Upon arriving, Karkat carefully wandered through the creaking ship. He was glad when he found Eridan, even if the seatroll was asleep. Cautiously, Karkat reached out and poked his friend.

ERIDAN. ERIDAN, WAKE UP.

Eridan stirred just a little first, then woke up the rest of the way way his flickering eyelids let in a trace of bright red.

h-huh…?

He reached up to rub his eyes, blinking tiredly. As soon as he saw who it was that woke him, though, he was instantly alert.

kar…! youre okay! oh god i thought-…!

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knightlybloodywings:

thefinnedgrubprince:

knightlybloodywings:

CG: OKAY.

CG: OKAY, ERIDAN, I’M GOING TO COME GET YOU.

CG: AND WE CAN BOTH STAY WITH GAMZEE, OKAY?

CG: SO WE CAN ALL STICK TOGETHER, BECAUSE THAT’S THE SAFEST THING TO DO, RIGHT?

CG: JUST WAIT FOR ME.

— carcinoGeneticist is now offline —

With no further noises to stir him, Eridan drifted back off into sleep, oblivious to the blinking of his husktop.

Karkat hurries along the beach, recalling that he had seen a boat earlier. Closer inspection revealed that it was in working order, and Karkat decided that whoever it belonged to could just deal. He secured a rope to the boat and took off flying, dragging the thing. He would probably need it to get back to Gamzee’s hive later.

There was no sound coming from the ship; his lusus was as absent as before, and Eridan was asleep, tired from much too long being awake and too much stress for one wriggler to handle.

===>

knightlybloodywings:

thefinnedgrubprince:

knightlybloodywings:

thefinnedgrubprince:

After a long night and day with nothing more than brief, unhelpful conversations with uninterested strangers and no Karkat online, Eridan was exhausted and completely disheartened. He didn’t know where his friend was, or when or even if he’d be back, he was terrified half out of his mind, and his lower lip was practically bitten off from all his biting at it to keep himself from having another attack.

By the time the night rolled around again, he’d fallen asleep on top of his husktop, dead to the world. Three unfinished conversations were still up on the screen, the trolls on the other ends long gone.

— carcinoGeneticist started trolling caligulasAquarium —

CG: ERIDAN.

CG: ERIDAN, ARE YOU THERE?

CG: SORRY FOR LEAVING.

CG: I NEEDED TO THINK.

The messages caused him to stir, but not quite wake.

— caligulasAquarium is idle! —

CG: OKAY.

CG: OKAY, ERIDAN, I’M GOING TO COME GET YOU.

CG: AND WE CAN BOTH STAY WITH GAMZEE, OKAY?

CG: SO WE CAN ALL STICK TOGETHER, BECAUSE THAT’S THE SAFEST THING TO DO, RIGHT?

CG: JUST WAIT FOR ME.

— carcinoGeneticist is now offline —

With no further noises to stir him, Eridan drifted back off into sleep, oblivious to the blinking of his husktop.