and everyone must breathe - Joyfulldreams - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jake English/Dirk Strider
Characters: Jake English, Dirk Strider, Jane Crocker, Roxy Lalonde, Auto-Responder | Lil Hal
Additional Tags: Pre-Sburb/Sgrub, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, dirk is a tightly wound ball of self-loathing, but he tries his best, Illustrated, Jam Fic
Bad days. You’re not necessarily used to them, but you can handle them when they do happen. You are somewhat less good at handling your friends’ bad days, but fuck if you don’t try anyway.
Bad nights, however? Especially of the achingly familiar kind? They prove to be a significantly more intense challenge.
(A remix of @callmearcturus’ “this is how it works, it feels a little worse” wherein Jake has his first panic attack, and Dirk helps him through it. From Dirk’s POV.)
(Contains canon-style art!!!)