"Why.... Why do you act so much like them?" dS Insomnia
“Why…. why do you act so much like them?” Dream thought aloud, cringing when he noticed that anyone nearby could have heard him.
Error turned to look at his friend with a inquisitive look. He had been playing with one of the kids, using his strings to create the illusion that the puppets were interacting. He turned back to the kid, who had also stopped playing to stare at Dream and brought his hand down to ruffle her hair. “Can you go play with the other kids for a while? I need to talk to mister Dream.” he asked gently, with a soft smile.
The little girl nodded, flashing Error a smile back and scrambled to her feet, running to the other room.
Error sighed, almost nostalgically, and got up from his place on the floor.
“Whom do you mean?” he asked when he was right in front of Dream, not giving much thought to the other’s apparent embarrassment.
Dream sighed after a few moments of contemplation and decided to just tell him what he meant.
He motioned for Error to follow him to his office, noticing they were still in one of the orphanage rooms.
Dream led Error through the halls and to his office, closing the door behind him after they both entered.
He walked over to his desk and sat down, still contemplating how he would go about this. He motioned with one finger for Error to sit down on the opposite chair.
After a few moments of silent staring, Dream started talking in a low, nostalgic tone. “I had a human contributor in this castle, a long time ago, named Ani.” he paused for a moment, then shook his head against the thoughts that kept trying to protrude and make him lose his cool. “You remind me so much of them, since you first got here. They were just as kind, and loved to craft various different things, including dolls, which you seem to have an affinity for.” Dream sighed, feeling a pang in his chest, but just continued talking, hoping he wouldn’t just break down crying right in front of Error. “I’m sorry. I know you’re unique but you just…” he shook his head. “Forget about it.”
Dream got up from his chair, deciding to leave the room before he did something he would regret, and ignored his sudden want to just pull Error close, and drown his regrets with him.
Error was left in the office, a confused look on his face, until something clicked and his expression darkened.
He knew there was a selfish reason for Dream to have allowed him in his castle.
He was out of the room and into his usual knitting spot in Outertale before the first tears even streamed down his face.
(this is actually a sequel to my insomnia drabble. ill probably make this into a one shot after adding and editing the other part)
Error belongs to @loverofpiggies
Dream belongs to jokublog
Dreamswap belongs to @onebizarrekai