Part 7—Peek Behind the Curtain
Some time had passed since Frisk first joined the circus. In their time in this mesmerizing place, the child had slowly grown accustomed to seeing monsters of all shapes and sizes, helping with whatever task they could in the meantime. Cleaning the grounds, assisting with the game stalls, and even helping to prepare meals for the other performers—surely, there was no end to all the duties they could perform! In a way, this was a good thing, as it made the days fly by fast, and work proved to be ample distraction from gloomier thoughts. On their free days, the little human would meet with Papyrus to practice with him, steadily improving both their balance and their sense of timing as the two worked on a new clowning routine. Of course, it didn’t help that Sans would pop in at seemingly the most inopportune times, but even this became just another part of an expected schedule. And, all things considered, the pros of living with such a lively (and at times mysterious) crowd proved to far surpass the cons.
Truly, things were looking up for the little human, indeed.