((thank you for the prompt. i don’t mind being asked for second chapters at all!! i don’t often write multi-chaptered fics but when i do they’re lots of fun. uvu))
chapter 1 //
The room was dark, swollen, and brooding like a hazy storm cloud. Karkat basked in it, a smile on his mouth despite the emptiness he felt inside his chest, sitting there like a lump of gravy. He was smiling because he knew that if he didn’t, he would crumble down and sob.
His laptop sent jarring light filtering through the room as he opened it, double clicking the pesterchum icon. Sluggishly, his slender grey fingers tapped the keys. He hadn’t felt hurt when Jade had pushed him away, mumbling apologies as she bolted out the door. He hadn’t felt sad when he saw the angry tears in her eyes, directed both at him and at herself. Only exhaustion overwhelmed him now.
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