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Disappear Delirium, Chapter three==> To the Heart Line
Your name is Dave Strider, and the world is still around you. Heart monitor, beeping away in the corner of the room. Walls, boring. Flowers on the equally boring nightstand. A not-so-boring person in the absolutely boring fold-out metal chair beside your hospital bed. "OH GOOD, YOU'RE AWAKE. HOW ARE YOU?"
"i feel absolutely awful, not to mention, im alive" You roll your eyes, and he clenches his fists at your statement. It's truth though, absolutely. You didn't expect to wake up and you really didn't want to.
"WELL DUH YOU'RE ALIVE, DO YOU THINK I'D LET YOU DIE?" You don't reply, and he pulls you into a tight hug. "DON'T FUCKING SCARE ME LIKE THAT YOU MASSIVE DOUCHESACK!" You tense up, but then hesitantly hug him back, muttering an apology under your breath. "I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WOULD DO IF YOU DIED, AND I SERIOUSLY MEAN THAT I'M NOT JUST QUOTING ROMCOM CLICHES. WELL I AM QUOTING ROMCOM C
Split, Chapter OneTwo years old, you left home
Carried in the arms of a crisp white shirt
Upturned collar, downturned hat
Triangles of darkness
You don't remember the day
Sis dearest took you home
Away from the parents
Who would let you sit all day in a puddle
Of your own filth and juice spills
While they're off getting
h i g h
off their asses.
Since you were six, you've been Dave.
You were never Amanda.
Point of Extinction, Chapter Eight==> Never Give it up
13; Theresa Pyrope. Ignored.
12; Jake English. Ignored.
11; Eric Ampora. Ignored.
10; Solomon Captor, we all know how that went.
9; Francesca Peixes, how unfortunate it didn't work.
8;Jade Harley, you were friends and that was all.
7;Rose Lalonde, you liked her. Maybe she liked you too, but it never came to anything.
6; Karen Maryam. She was a lesbian, and you had that odd type of friendship where you both sort of actually hated eachother, but played it for laughs.
5; Mayor Johnson. His parents were pretty messed up, explaining his name. He was too childish to fall in love, but it was one of the best relations you've had. You protected him.
4;Gary Makara. Oh no. Just, no. We don't talk about this one.
3; Tyrone Nitram. You sort of scared him away.
2; Narissa Leijon. Ignored, you got a little distracted after you scared away Tyrone and spent about ten years catching up on the times.
1; John E
13 Breaths a Minute =Addicted=Comatose =Schizophrenia
Your name is DAVE STRIDER and you are TWENTY THREE YEARS OLD. Maybe. You think that your birthday was a week ago. Maybe you celebrated with more of the stuff. The word of the day is ADDICTED and that is what YOU are. By now you can barely remember a scrap of anything.
You don't remember how you started, where you got it, you're not even quite sure what it is anymore. Your mind is in disarray and all you can remember clearly are the worst of your memories and a pile of things that seem like hallucinations, though distant and from a time when you wouldn't have been hallucinating for any reasons. Maybe they're even from a time you've forgotten, but you can't try to make sense of that at the moment, lingering on a thought longer than a millisecond is near-impossible.
You don't have a home. You lost it when you stopped accepting Rose's financial help, you think. Well, once you stopped accepting it and started spe
13 Breaths a Minute=Comatose=Schizophrenia
Your name is DAVE STRIDER and you are TWENTY-TWO. The word of the day is COMATOSE and that is what your BEST FRIEND is right now. His name is JOHN EGBERT and he just JUMPED OFF A BUILDING. He's also BATSHIT INSANE.
The machinery he's hooked up to shows his heart rate, and it shows his breathing. He's taking 13 breaths each passing minute.
Rose has already volunteered to cover the medical costs for him. You're incredibly grateful, you haven't the slightest clue how you'd manage without her.
And so it is that now you're sitting in this dismal, sterile hospital room. It's depressing, but it's nicer than your apartment. That might be part of why it's depressing, now that you think about it. You're watching him sleep, not quite creepily as his state is so deeply unconscious. Your dark sadness is slightly less for the fact that he'll probably wake up eventually. He's not dead.
"HELLO DAVID." You hear a mature and masculine voice
13 Breaths a Minute=SchizophreniaYour name is DAVE STRIDER and you are 22 YEARS OLD. The word of the say is SCHIZOPHRENIA and that it what your BEST FRIEND and 'ROOMATE' has. His name is JOHN EGBERT and there is something VERY WRONG with him.
He belongs in an asylum, you're sure, but you also know from experience and from your estranged sister Rose Lalonde that being around his friends could be better for him than stark walls and straitjackets, and at least among you his delusions seem subdued and nonviolent. At least some of his raging mind sits peacefully.
But in all honesty, maybe you're just as crazy as he is. Some of what he says sounds... familiar. And there's also the fact that you have complete amnesia over three years of your life, forgetting entirely your 14th and 15th years, and a good portion of both your 13th and your 16th. But you've never mentioned this to Jade or Rose; they'd only worry, and it's not like the amnesia has any lingering effect on you.
Maybe you don't r
Time turned Fragile, Chapter Two==> The words that take us by surprise
Your name is DAVE STRIDER and this is how it RESUMES.
A year after the party and a year after the time you saved a nerd's v-card.
Well, approximately a year.
When you get a text from an unfamiliar user.
-ghostlyTrickster started pestering turntechGodhead a time: oclock afternoon-
GT: hi dave!
TG: who are you
GT: oh right, heheh...
GT: it's john!
TG: oh right, dorkazoid who nearly got date raped
GT: ...yeah, that's me.
TG: howd you get my number anyway
GT: oh i got it from one of your exes!
TG: thats not the sort of thing thats usually said with a smile
GT: who says i'm smiling?
TG: your punctuation
GT: right well... don't worry!
GT: it isn't like they gave it to me in some sort of bitter revenge plot!
TG: suspiciously specific denial
GT: haven't you ever seen a bitch-flick?
TG: a what now
GT: chickflicks with really bitchy girls?
TG: like mean girls
GT: moving on though.
TG: wait which of my past girls gave it to you
GT: oh well i.
Time Turned Fragile, Chapter One==>Dave: See through everything he says
Your name is DAVE STRIDER and this is how it begins.
High school party, senior year. You don't know why you're here and you don't know why you haven't left yet. John Egbert, huge dork. Majorly drunk with his hands all over you.
Your first thought is, okay, where's the alcohol. The second is, what's a dorky guy like this doing at a party.
The third is, shit, he's cute.
You've seen him around at school, of course, but never really talked. On different social ladder levels, y'know? You're a cool enough dude to be on the first rung of the pink-colored popular segment, and he's one of the guys at the bottom holding the ladder for everybody else. That one level higher than ant on the underside of a shoe, but below teachers. Right now you don't really care because he's sort of forcing the interaction on you. Now, you haven't had a bit to drink (you didn't know where it was, remember?) so you're not abou
Disappear Delirium, Chapter Two==> Decompose when it suits you.
TG: yo karkat
CG: STRIDER? OKAY WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN.
CG: IT'S BEEN LIKE A WEEK SINCE YOU'VE BEEN ONLINE.
TG: my internet went out
You're lying. Of course you're lying. Why would you tell him the truth until you have to. You'll tell him when you start to feel like you'll pass out.
TG: so whats up over in karkatland
CG: BASICALLY NOTHING, AND WHAT'S UP IN THAT SHITHOLE STRIDERTOPIA?
TG: all sunshine and rainbows and who am i kidding im bored as fuck
All sunshine and rainbows and who are you kidding. More like rainy days and Loki's black rainbows for you. And who are you kidding, you're depressed as fuck.
TG: make me unbored, karkat vantas
TG: youre my only hope
CG: WHY DID YOU JUST BADLY REFERENCE "TITLE SCREEN CRAWLS IN YELLOW TEXT STATING THAT SHIT HAPPENED A LONG TIME AGO IN A FAR AWAY GALAXY, THEN THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF ON A SPACESHIP AND A PRINCESS GIVES A HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGE TO A PAIR OF ROBOTS THEN SAID ROBOT
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