‘Oh FuCk oH FuCK wHAt waS I ThInKiNG-’
I watch as the light Sanses get into a fighting stance, face carefully blank as I internally freak out.
‘ NiGhtMAre'S GoNnA KilL mE-’
“Harmony, get over here.”
I hear a sharp gasp from in front of me, and my mismatched eyelights meet equally mismatched ones.
I… didn’t recognize this skeleton. At all.
‘I kNOw InKY diDn’T cReaTE a NeW AU, hE’s sTuCK hErE LiKE eVEryOnE elSe…’
I’m drawn out of my thoughts by Ink.
“Harmony , come here.”
I glance at him. Huh, he looks… worried? That’s a new one. It’s usually just angry.
I look back down to the small skeleton just in time to feel her CHECK me. I flinch back slightly, glitching my STATs on instinct- only to feel her magic completely bypass my defences.
‘HoW ThE HelL?’
Not even the squid could read my STATs when I didn’t want him to!
She seemed a bit surprised as she read my CHECKbox, before her face softened, and her eyes filled with DETERMINATION.
I watch her set down the- skeleton?- cat from her shoulder onto the floor, taking a small step to me.
‘ WhAT iS sHe DoiNG?’
I hear Inky growl.
She ignores him.
The little skeleton takes an equally little step- could you even call those steps? They were barely an inch- towards me.
When she lifts up her arms, I flinch- preparing myself for an attack- only to stare confused at her now frozen form.
“What are you…”
This time it was Blue who speaks, sounding confused and worried.
She doesn’t move.
I take this time to observe the skeleton more closely, and notice that her black- woah her eyesockets are cool- eyelight is slightly fuzzy. Her face looks a little flushed too, now that I think about it. Was she okay?
When she makes little grabby hands- oh man that was so cute - my parental instincts take over. I take a step closer- something that seems to surprise her- and ignore the others panicking as I pick her up.
‘ShE’s So sMAlL- ’
And so warm .
Did she have a fever?
She stiffens for a second, before breathing out a sigh of relief- lightly gripping my scarf and relaxing against me as I hold her like a child.
“WhAT’s yOur NaMe?”
I make sure to keep my voice gentle- and although I was already pretty sure her name was Harmony, Blue said it’s polite to ask.
“I’m… Harmony, but you can call me Minny.”
Her words were quiet- almost careful.
“ThAt’s A NicE NaME.”
I don’t know why I did it, but I lightly nuzzle the top of her skull, causing her to let out a cute little giggle.
‘ShE’S LiKE a cHiLD-’
Of course, I knew that she wasn’t- but she reminded me so much of the Charas… I hope she doesn’t mind too much…
“Do YOu KnoW WhAT AU yoU’Re FrOm?”
She falls silent, body tensing slightly, before flinching and relaxing back against me.
‘MaYBe I sHouLDn'T haVe MEnTionED tHaT…’
“I don’t… how about you CHECK me?”
I was a bit confused, but just go with it.
I quickly skim over her STATs, doing a double take at Harmony’s HP.
‘HolY FuCK 9654 HP-’
She’d be able to handle several full on attacks from me before getting even close to dusting… how did she get it so high?
Moving on, I reach the flavor text at the bottom of her CHECKbox, mentally freaking out at what I saw.
Does that mean she’s like Inky? I don’t think I could keep up if she started creating too-
*The Goddess of Balance.
Does that mean-
“Do YOu… KnOw ABouT-”
She interrupts me.
“I know all of it.”
I feel DETERMINATION run though her body.
“And I’m going to help.”
*Insert sound that’s made when you SAVE*
Did… did she just SAVE? I’d recognize that sound anywhere.
“... I’m TAKiNg yOu to ThE otHErs.”
Not letting her respond, we vanish into 1s and 0s.