you aren’t Real, but for him... for your little brother, you can pretend.
(in which Sans is Papyrus’s imaginary friend, and magic is both a wonderful and terrifying thing.)
You watched him unwrap his lunch, pouting.
“C’mon, man. Not even a bite?” He started eating and you groaned dramatically. “I’m starving. I’m dying right in front of you. You’re killing me, Papyrus.”
“good,” he muttered around a mouthful of food.
“Wow, rude. I have no idea why we’re friends.” You sighed, eyeing the glittery burrito.
“because you like to mooch off of me,” Papyrus snorted. He finished it off, cracking a grin when you whined in distress. “besides, y’know i only eat this because m’lord made it. he can always tell when i give it away. i’ll get ya something from a food truck later.”
You nearly cried. “Thank you! I swear, I’ll pay you back when I’m a millionaire.”
Papyrus shook his head with a grin, reaching out to pat your head. “guess that’s better than nothing.”
You beamed, soaking up the affection. Papyrus always had your back.
But… you were still so hungry. You worried that soon, food trucks wouldn’t be enough. Nothing would.
arc one: The Happiest Town in Town | chapters 1-30, complete
arc two: Join the Family Business | chapters 31-??, in progress
After his timeline was destroyed along with almost everyone in it, the Sans who would come to be known as ‘Blue’ had an epiphany.
Everything sucked. Like, all the time.
It was not, perhaps, a new discovery, but it was the first time he had admitted it to himself. He had always tried to keep a positive attitude in life, even if his recent circumstances had put a sizable dent in his motivation.
But still, he wouldn’t give up! As long as there were still monsters out there who could use his help, Blue would never give up.
And so, stuck traveling the multiverse with a child and stuffed toy that were doing their best to kill him at every turn, Blue attempted to help prevent other universes from meeting the same fate as his - and perhaps make some new friends along the way!
After all, just because life is hell doesn’t mean that he shouldn’t be cheerful about it!
(in which Underswap Sans survives a no-mercy timeline unlike any other, and ends up losing both his home and his ability to Be Chill™.)
“The specimen has opened its eyes. It seems to be cognizant? After a few minutes of looking around it started to cry, and reached out with the apparent desire to be comforted.
It seems to have an actual, fully-functioning soul.
This is... unexpected. The plans will have to be modified.”
(In which you are Gaster, and you have no idea what you’re supposed to do, but - in the end, you can only hope you’ll do what’s right.)
They meet in the darkness, in that instant after death. They’re all angry, and frightened, and more alike than they know.
These four children - Frisk and Chara, Chara and Frisk, they all have somewhere important to be. They all have a desperate need, something that they cannot abandon no matter what.
They have to keep going, keep pushing forward, no matter how many times they fail. No matter how many times they die, and meet up in that darkened place again.
After all - they still have the DETERMINATION to see this journey through.