Reunion (One-Shot Ficlet)
@captaingrayface: (I made a short little thing, but since it borrows your OCs to establish setting I figured I’d send it to you rather than post it elsewhere.)
Bentley was in a foul mood. “Its just annoying, Why can’t she just use my name? It’s always ‘Shooting star’ this and ‘shooting star’ that…”
Dipper hadn’t been paying attention to the conversation until he heard that. “What did you say?”
“It’s Ben’s new co-worker, Toni. She’s got annoying nicknames for everyone.” Torako filled him in.
“And his is shooting star?”
“Yes, And I have no idea why!”
“I do.” Dipper stated, before vanishing from sight without any explanation. Reappearing elsewhere a moment later in his suit and hat.
She froze in fright, when the black clad figure appeared, hovering before her. It took only a glance for dipper to confirm this was indeed the soul he had suspected. slowly he drifted forward, his gaze never leaving her, until they were mere inches apart and he could clearly hear her muttering 'no, please no,’ under her breath, too quietly to even call a whisper.
She had expected to be attacked, or possessed, or to have her soul torn out, but being drawn into a hug? That, she never could have seen coming. He was surprisingly gentle. Confusion surprise relief and fear warred in her as she tried to figure out how to feel. Then the creature holding her began to speak.
“I’m sorry.” he whispered, “I’m sorry I didn’t look for you when the next cycle started. I’m Sorry I forgot you. I’m sorry I could never say what you wanted to hear, What you deserved to hear. I loved you, Toby, I was proud of you, and I’m Sorry.”
And with that, the dark figure was gone. No theatrics no fanfare just 'poof gone’, leaving behind an extremely confused woman wondering just what the hell her past lives had gotten up to to elicit a reaction like that from what she was pretty sure was a demon… She didn’t even notice the mismatched name.
Thank you!! This definitely fits with Alcor trying to find his loved ones and connect with them in Bentlely’s arc :)