All the lights in the Aloha Oe were off, which helped the stars outside the window seem brighter to his eyes. He was supposed to be sleeping, the same as the others, but once again he just couldn’t. His body was tired, but his mind kept running around the same thoughts over and over.
It had been a while since he joined the Aloha Oe crew. How long, who knows? Time wasn’t the same on Alternia than in space. But he knew it had been long enough for him to start missing his home.
The smell of the salty water, the warm breeze blowing through the windows, the sound of the waves crashing against the wood of the wrecked ship he’d call hive… It all seemed very nostalgic.
He wasn’t sure if he missed his friends, though. Maybe Fef and Karkat, but other than that, there was nothing to miss about the others. He wasn’t even sure if they were missing him at all.
A sad sigh escaped his lips when he looked down, once again trying to figure out what to do about this. The answer seemed pretty simple, just ask Dandy to take you home, but he didn’t want his days in the Aloha Oe to be over. The man was treating him like no one ever did before. Even if Dandy didn’t have as much money to cover him in presents and luxuries, for once in his life someone was truly making him feel like a royal. And he was loving that feeling. He was loving it with every fiber of his being.
He remained by the window a bit longer, just running around in circles in his mind. It had just turned into an endless maze and there didn’t seem to be an easy way out. He knew he had to make a choice.