Boink! The Gaster Brothers Pt. 1
The Gaster Brothers BOINK! in particular is going to contain some disturbing themes. We will try our very best to tag everything appropriate, but if you see that we’ve missed something please let us know. Subjects that will crop up and be tagged include: child abuse, child slavery, torture, dismemberment, murder, and more.
For all of it’s happy moments, this is not a happy story and does not have a happy ending. Please take that into consideration if you are interested in reading this story.
They were stopped for the night in the woods, and that meant a fire, and that meant gathering wood.
Once the pit was dug and the area cleared, that’s just what the skeleton boy did, moving through the woods around the campsite to pick up twigs and smaller branches.
He’d chop them into smaller pieces back at camp. But for now, he enjoyed being a bit more on his own. Not that he was always around someone else, but the merchant was always at least sort of present around him.
Right now, though, Hugh was back at the campsite, tallying up their goods and checking the distance to the next village, and the skeleton had a few long minutes outside to be alone.
He was lost.
How on earth had he managed to get lost in his own stretch of woods? One moment everything seemed normal and he was headed back home for supper and then he turned around and it was all… different. The trees weren’t the same. The air didn’t feel quite right, and he had gotten scared.
He had started to run, hoping he would find something that looked familiar, but the further he went the more panicked he became and soon he was walking through the dark hugging himself and trying to get a good look at the stars.
They would point him home.
The little skeleton stood in a clearing looking up, trying to figure out his sense of direction. He was small, no more than eight years old, and wore a dirty tunic and shawl, but looked well-cared for. The mud had only been tracked onto his clothing that day after playing with his friends.
But now his friends were gone, away and comfortable in their houses and here he was, alone in the dark without a clue as to where he was.