I know its a thing to have Anti being purely evil and torturous, but I want to see a breaking point, where he's entirely vulnerable and afraid in front of other egos. Either way your writing is amazing.
They didn’t know that Anti had a fear of being abandoned, and Chase swears that he thought Anti knew they were leaving. The other Jackaboys agreed to go visit Sean and Signe for the day, hang out a bit and catch up, maybe film some videos, but they come back that night to find the cabin in ruins.
The curtains are torn into strips of cloth, and the couch cushions are ripped to shreds. Plates are smashed, there is a fire in the oven, and all the light bulbs in the entire house have been shattered.
Dr. Schneeplestein, the bravest of them, leads the way through the house with a flashlight until they find him all huddled up into a corner like an injured animal, and he is injured. His hands are cut up and broken shards of glass are stuck at odd angles from them like he went around punching everything.
When the Doctor tries to draw near however, Anti glitches viciously and snaps at him. It’s then they see the tears streaking down his cheeks. These aren’t the tears of blood he conjures up to wow the fans. These are real tears, and Chase can’t help but feel terrible. He tries to safely draw nearer until he’s kneeling beside Anti with one hand on the glitch’s shoulder and another sweeping his sweaty, matted hair out of his eyes.
“Anti, what happened?” Chase winces when Anti’s glaring black eyes turn on him.
“ Y̹̹̙̻̹͓̠oṳ̢͇̻̦ ͏̲̰͙l̖̼̙̠̩̝̲͞ḛ̬f̺̯̖t̰̣̜̼͎͇͕.̴̱͚̭͖ “
Chase looks up at the others, Schneep and Marvin and Jacques, but none of them know what to say. He turns back to Anti and swallows the lump of fear forming in his throat as the figment’s layered static crackles around him ominously. “We’re back now. We didn’t mean to scare you, but we didn’t think you’d want to come.”
Anti blinks, and his eyes return to the normal blue tinged around the edges with red because of how hard he’s been crying. He doesn’t speak as Schneep leads him to the kitchen where he removes all the splinters and glass from Anti’s hands and cleans them up ever so gently.
Marvin wiggles his nose and makes a bouquet of flowers appear which he leaves in Anti’s attic room, and Jacques adds a little painting of an evil Septiceye Sam. In the days that follow, Anti comes down from his room just to wander the house, look at the others, and then go back.
Chase peeks in from time to time when he thinks that Anti won’t notice, but he does.