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kingtrousele ([personal profile] kingtrousele) wrote in [community profile] dear_player2017-08-12 03:42 pm

What am I doing with my life



HUMAN! OR...I GUESS, MUNDANE? IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT TO BE CALLED? VERY WELL.

HUMAN!! I AM PLEASED TO HEAR THAT YOU ARE CONSIDERING PUTTING ME INTO A GAME! HOWEVER, IF I'M PUT INTO A GAME, WHO'S GOING TO WATCH OVER THE ENTIRE KINGDOM? WHO'S GOING TO FEED EVERYBODY THEIR DAILY PORTIONS OF SPAGHETTI AND JUDGE ANY ADDITIONAL FALLING HUMANS WITH DEADLY PUZZLES?? WHILE IT'S TRUE THAT MY BROTHER HAS REALLY STEPPED THINGS UP ON HIS PART, I KIND OF DOUBT THAT HE'D BE ABLE TO RULE OVER THE UNDERGROUND AT THE SAME RATE THAT I AM. HE'S NOT REALLY...THE RULING TYPE.

NO, I'M NOT SURE THAT BEING IN A GAME RIGHT NOW WOULD BE FOR THE BEST. I STILL NEED TO MAKE DINNER FOR EVERYONE IN THE UNDERGROUND, GIVE A ROUSING SPEECH TO MOTIVATE EVERYONE TO WORK HARDER, I NEED TO SEE IF I CAN GET A HOLD OF UNDYNE...VERY IMPORTANT KING-LIKE MATTERS.

HM? THAT EXPRESSION YOU'RE MAKING, HUMAN...ARE YOU INSINUATING THAT I MIGHT BE ABLE TO FIND MY FRIENDS IN THESE GAMES? WELL...I MAY BE TEMPTED TO...NO! I STILL NEED TO WATCH OVER EVERYTHING!! I WILL NOT BE SWAYED!!! I WILL SIMPLY WAIT FOR EVERYONE TO COME BACK FROM THESE GAMES! WE CAN HANG OUT THEN!!!

aghostinthebox: (but when one little cross leads to shots)

[personal profile] aghostinthebox 2017-08-13 02:05 am (UTC)(link)
DOES IT HELP KNOWING TIME GENERALLY STOPS BACK HOME WHEN YOU GO TO A GAME, DARLING? I DON'T KNOW HOW IT'S POSSIBLE BUT THAT SEEMS TO BE THE CASE FOR MOST GAMES.

I'D OFFER TO RUN THINGS FOR YOU WHILE YOU'RE GONE BUT, AH, I DON'T THINK I'D BE UP FOR THE TASK EITHER.
aghostinthebox: (grit your teeth)

[personal profile] aghostinthebox 2017-08-13 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
LET'S GO WITH MAGIC.

[He's aware of the other timelines but he and another Papyrus mentioned him being on vacation... Hmm.]

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO CARRY THAT BURDEN ALONE THOUGH, SUGAR SKULL! MAYBE YOU CAN HAVE ONE OF THE BLOOK FAMILY SNAILS COVER FOR YOU. THEY'RE QUITE NOBLE.
punful: (sounds sanstastic)

[personal profile] punful 2017-08-13 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
[This again. One of the worse endings, even if he can't technically remember it.]

you can always think of it as a short vacation. even, uh. even asgore would take breaks sometimes.
punful: (what can i say i'm humerus)

[personal profile] punful 2017-08-13 04:06 am (UTC)(link)
[He hesitates a moment, since Sans-es generally try not to speak for each other from timeline to timeline. But considering the nature of this place, and games in general, he figures it's probably alright.]

hey, i don't mind keeping an eyesocket on things for a little while. especially if it means you get to take a rest.

[Papyrus never takes breaks, it's true. Not even when he really, really needs them.]
punful: (why did the skeleton want a friend)

[personal profile] punful 2017-08-14 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
[So his other self is working hard these days, huh? Makes sense. He thinks maybe he'd try to tackle all the busywork and such, so Papyrus could have an easier time.]

nah, i won't fall asleep. i wouldn't wanna...let you down, yanno?

[He does whether he wants to or not, but that's neither here nor there.]

seriously, bro. i insist. just a quick break, yeah? some of these games, yanno...they're not so bad. there'd be plenty to do there. you wouldn't be bored.
punful: (interrupting cow who?)

[personal profile] punful 2017-08-14 08:46 pm (UTC)(link)
heh.

[God.]

[He beams when Papyrus finally agrees to take a break.]


go knock yourself out, bro.

[And there he goes...]

[...and here he comes. That was almost thirty whole seconds. Progress!]


oh hey. there you are. aw, don't worry, you can always try the horoscopes again tomorrow. your human, uh...scoping out any games in the meantime?

[He wouldn't really wish his own game on anyone, but on the other hand...god, he misses his brother.]
punful: (you're wearing me down to the bone)

[personal profile] punful 2017-08-15 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
you're smiling, though.

[He can see right through you, bro.]

yeah? heh...entranceway, huh?

[He rubs the back of his skull. God, he doesn't know if he can do this again. He'd just gotten used to it. He was finally settling into the idea of never seeing his brother ever again.]

it'd be pretty neat to see you come our way again, heh.
punful: (sounds sanstastic)

[personal profile] punful 2017-08-15 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
uh...well. it's kinda complicated.

[He rubs at the back of his skull.]

the papyrus who was there before was, uh...like a different papyrus.

[Man, how does he even explain this? How does he explain this for a third time?]
punful: (does that make sans?)

[personal profile] punful 2017-08-16 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
different, as in...still papryus, still you, but...from a different underground. a papyrus from an underground where things went differently. does that make sense?
punful: (it's going tibia okay)

[personal profile] punful 2017-08-16 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
yeah. heh, you get it.

[That makes things a little easier.]

he, well. he was just like you. a papyrus. my cool brother. that's, uh. that's the important part, right?

[He doesn't want to say it.]
punful: (could get deep rest)

[personal profile] punful 2017-08-17 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
...i'm always dodging, bro. it's my thing.

[And Papyrus has always been good at catching him.]

[He owes him, doesn't he? He's been trying to do better.]


i, uh. i don't...know all the details of what happened in his underground. just that...the human showed up and. things went...

wrong.


[He doesn't know if he can say it. How can he just tell Papyrus that in some timelines, he dies?]
punful: (did you hear the one with the skeleton)

[personal profile] punful 2017-08-17 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
i'm a monster of one or two talents.

[Approximately three whole talents.]

[He stuffs his hands deeper into his hoodie pockets. He doesn't know how to do this. Three times now, and he never knows how to do this, how to explain any of it. How to even begin. It's all so complicated, and it all just...]

[Hurts.]


king asgore...undyne, mettaton, a lot of people...they're...in your world, they're all on--vacation. right?

[That's the story. And how long does he keep that lie going for? How long can he possibly keep something like that up?]

in that other papyrus's world, he...

well, he went on vacation, too.
punful: (pack up those bags under your eyes)

[personal profile] punful 2017-08-17 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[He gives a helpless shrug, somehow managing to keep looking mostly neutral. If anything, he just looks...tired.]

not sure, bro. i'm not sure who ended up in charge after that.

[There's a half dozen ways things can go after his brother dies, and none of them matter.]

heh.

[He forces a sort of lopsided smile.]

nah, i'm...sorry i couldn't. heh. come with you. had some stuff to take care of.

sometimes i do get to join you, though. later. hey, you know i'm always late to everything.
punful: (it's going tibia okay)

[personal profile] punful 2017-08-18 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
it's all kinda complicated stuff, yanno? hard to see all the possibilities when you're dealing with other undergrounds.

[Half the time, Sans doesn't understand it at all. He just pretends to, or makes educated guesses.]

just, heh...some chores. the kind even a guy like me can't skip. way more important than laundry.
dustless: (visible silence)

[personal profile] dustless 2017-08-13 01:32 pm (UTC)(link)
...Things'll be fine.
dustless: (Default)

[personal profile] dustless 2017-08-13 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[Secondhand but still-real guilt slams them in the stomach.]

Um. Games...are different. You'll just be gone for a second to everybody else. Nobody'll notice.

...But they're not always fun.
dustless: (...?)

[personal profile] dustless 2017-08-14 05:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't think that'll happen.

Sometimes bad stuff happens in the games. Puzzles could make them better, but maybe not deadly ones.
dustless: (tea break)

[personal profile] dustless 2017-08-15 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
The switch puzzles are best. Humans aren't always very good at puzzles...they might get really hurt, and you're right. 'S a good warmup. So they can have time to get better!
dustless: (...?)

[personal profile] dustless 2017-08-16 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Not everybody's like me.

There's usually lots in games.
dustless: (visible silence)

[personal profile] dustless 2017-08-17 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks... [Are they squirming? Yes.]

Um, humans. But I think some have puzzles. Plots an' stuff. Like mysteries.
dustless: (tea break)

[personal profile] dustless 2017-08-17 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[Papyrus, judging. They can't imagine it. They can barely even look at the trident in his hand.]

...yeah. Guess you could. [Frisk takes a step forward. Please don't scared of them please don't be scared of them he hasn't acted scared of them yet but please--they reach out and pat him on the shoulder.]

I think they need more than one person to do it...? Dunno, that's not the sorta one I'm in right now.
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[personal profile] dustless 2017-08-18 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
[They yank their hand back like he burned it. They wonder if he could, with that trident, if he wanted.]

[Gracelessly, they pretend nothing's weird.]


Um, [community profile] castle_perrault--'s just a castle in the sky. Dressing room. 'F your mun just wants to try...having a place.

...'S not always safe, though. [Frisk doesn't want him to go...despite it maybe being less miserable than being the King could be for him.]
dustless: (tea break)

[personal profile] dustless 2017-08-19 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
[...

Bluntly:]


There's not. You'll die if you fall, but you'll come back three days after.

It's a pretty place. It's hard to fall 'cause there's a lot of other places to go than the Edge.