Davekat is killing me
akjfdhakfh dave and karkat watching a troll romcom and dave is like what the fUCK when the two dudes suddenly start kissing, what the fuck, they’re buddies? because no matter how much tension dudes may have in a human movie, they never ever hook up. he’d thought watching a romcom was gay, but this is getting way gayer than he’d been prepared for..!
Karkat doesn’t get his problem at all, of course. “their relationship has been built up properly, Dave. it’s been a long time coming. don’t you see how well they complement each other? but how similar they are nonetheless? how much they make each other better? do you know nothing about structure and character?”
after a while, a long while, Dave agrees to watch a romcom again and hey, it turns out most troll romcoms have dude relationships in them, huh……. he talks over the romantic scenes, at first. when Handsome Troll A and Handsome Troll B start smiling at each other and A touches B’s hand reverently and COMPLIMENTS THE GUY ON HIS EYES, Dave is like “oh wow, here we go. those two are gonna do the whole buttsex train. Karkat, no way this isn’t at least a tiny bit weird to you? of course we’d get stuck with homicidal bisexual aliens”
he gets used to it, gradually. two men can look into each other’s eyes and it can be romantic, who would have thought. it doesn’t even make them useless in a fight or anything, weird…
aliens are so alien.
but it becomes so normal, then. he reads one of his old pesterlogs, two years into their journey through space, and it’s so cringy. he couldn’t stop talking about how gay everything was, could he? man…
three years into it, almost at the end, he kisses Karkat and they both agree that it’s been a long time coming and they laugh about how often they’ve thought one of them would make the first move and they both chickened out. and those are the only thoughts he has. no “this is weird”.