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Torn Apart

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Roman slowly opens his eyes. He's awake! He's back! Roman tries to jolt himself up but stops halfway and gasps from pain. Ah right, he forgot his broken arms and all his other little injuries from what happened.

He slowly sits up and looks around, quickly noticing the side sleeping next to the bed and holding his hand. Roman smiles.

"Hey, Janus." Roman quietly says.

"Mmph, just a few more minutes..." Janus mumbles, very much still half asleep.

"Janus." Roman says, a bit louder this time. Janus yawns and sits up.

"Alright, Alright what do you wa-" Janus rubs his eyes and takes a look over at Roman as he talks, soon stopping mid sentence as he sees Roman sitting up and awake.

"Hey sleepyhead." Roman says, smiling. "How're you doing?"

Janus stares at Roman in shock. Roman's awake. He's finally awake. Tears start to sting his eyes.

"Hey, are you ok-" Roman starts, but is cut off by Janus jumping onto the bed and tackle hugging him.

"YOU'RE AWAKE!!" Janus happily cries, hugging the creative side. Roman and Janus laugh, and tears start falling down Janus's cheeks. However they're not tears of sadness, but rather tears of joy. Roman was ok, and that's all that matters right now.

Roman and Janus part from the hug, Janus smiles before going ahead and kissing Roman. Roman soon returns the gesture and time seems to slow down as the two of them stay like that.

What was actually a minute seemed like an hour, and the two of them parted, smiling and happy to be together again.
The two of them stay like that for a few more minutes before Janus goes ahead and gets off of Roman's bed and stands up.

"We need to show the others that you're awake again!!" Janus says, smiling. Roman nods, before getting out of bed and trying to stand up, but failing miserably. Janus catches Roman before he crashes back into his bed.

"Here, wrap your arm around my shoulders." Janus says. Roman does just that and just grips onto Janus as the deceitful side helps him over to the door.

Janus opens up the door out and the other sides look over there in surprise, not seeing Roman yet and not expecting Janus to be out and about again so soon.

"Oh, hi Janus! Back so soon?" Janus seems to be paying no attention to what the sides are saying as he helps Roman out the door. The sides see Roman awake and stare at him in shock, Logan dropping his book from surprise.

"Hi guys!" Roman greets.

Patton jumps up from the floor and dashes over to Roman, giving him a big hug and almost knocking him over.

"You're awake!!!" Patton happily cries. Remus walks out of his room.

"What the fuck is going on in here-" Remus sees Roman's awake and runs over to him and joins in on the hug, soon followed by Logan and Virgil.
The group of them eventually part from the hug and Roman grips back onto Janus to keep himself from losing his balance.

"Thank goodness you're awake! We've been worried sick about you!!" Patton says. Roman smiles before almost falling over again.

"I think it'd be for the best if you rested for a bit longer." Logan says. Roman nods and Janus, instead of trying to walk Roman back to his bed, picks the prince up bridal style and carries him back into his room, Virgil and Patton following close behind.

Janus sets Roman down on his bed and the princely side sits up against the back of it.

"Alright then. So, what'd I miss?" Roman asks, grinning.

"Oh, not much-" Janus starts.

"After you went unconscious Janus decided he wasn't gonna leave your side until you woke up. So that's what he did. He also didn't take care of himself the entire time, Until just about 2 hours ago, where I was able to get him out of your room for an hour before he dashed back in here." Virgil says.

Roman looks over at Janus, who gives a nervous laugh.


"Listen, what else was I gonna do?! There were so many possible bad scenarios that could've happened if I wasn't here, and I didn't want to risk any of them happening!" Roman sighs.

"I can understand that, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take care of yourself in the process."

"I know..." Janus replies. "But hey, I guess we've got all the time in the world now to fix that, right?" Roman smiles.

"Yeah, I guess you're right."

Janus smiles and jumps up onto the bed, sitting down next to the princely side before hugging him.

"I've missed you." Roman returns the hug.

"I've missed you too." Virgil stands up.

"I think they need a moment." Virgil says, talking to Patton. Patton nods and gets up as well.

"We'll bring you guys some dinner when It's ready." Patton says. Janus nods in response as Patton and Virgil leave the room and close the door behind them.

"You know It's funny..." Janus says. "A part of me said that you weren't ever gonna wake up. That I'd just be sitting here beside you, until Thomas died." Janus choked back the urge to start crying at the thought of that happening.

"Hey, hey, It's alright." Roman says, running circles into the deceitful side's back. "I'm right here, I'm awake, everything's gonna be just fine." Janus shakingly sighs and nods. Roman lets go of Janus for a moment to get into a more comfortable position, namely laying down. Janus does the same, and the two of them look at each other for a few moments before hugging again.

Both of them need this, to hug the other, to feel like everything is gonna be okay...

The two of them soon fall asleep like that, hugging the other and feeling the most secure they ever have in ages.
Virgil quietly opens the door and the sides all look inside. They see Janus and Roman both asleep in each others arms and smile.

Patton lets out a quiet "Aw" right before he gets shushed by the other sides. Virgil walks over to the bed and stands beside it, looking down at the two sides sleeping.

"Let's let them rest." Logan whispers. "They look like they could use it." Remus and Patton nod, taking one glance over at Janus and Roman before going back into the mind palace living room.

Virgil looks at Roman and Janus for a minute before pulling up the covers on the bed over the two sleeping sides. He smiles and heads over to where Logan is standing at the door and heads out of the room with him, leaving the door open just a crack.

Janus and Roman are left there, sleeping soundly together as if it would last forever. And even if it didn't, they would wake up knowing that even though the next day would bring upon challenges, they'd get through it together, because they have each other.

And that's all that matters in the end.