Ghosts: Not Only Real, But Also Probably Stealing Your Boyfriend Right Now - LandOfMistAndSecrets - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jake English/Dirk Strider, Jake English/Brain Ghost Dirk Strider, Dirk Strider/Brain Ghost Dirk Strider, Jake English/Dirk Strider/Brain Ghost Dirk Strider
Characters: Dirk Strider, Jake English, Brain Ghost Dirk Strider
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, its exactly what it god damn looks like, let me live
Series: Part 1 of Dirk/Jake/BGD
(In which Dirk and Jake dance indelicately around an embarrassing matter for far too many words, hurt each other’s feelings, hurt a ghost’s feelings, and just generally make a fine mess out of everything.)
“Let’s see,” the ghost says. “The part of me that’s him, that’s easy. That just wants you. Real fuckin’ bad, basically all the time.” Dirk feels his face heat up. Jake takes a step back, lips parting slightly. “And it’s easy, because you’re all right with that, too. Jake English thinks that loving Jake English is the best damn idea since the first iteration of the action-adventure film.”
“Now, hold on a second,” Jake says, but he sounds uncertain. The ghost ignores him.
“The part of me that’s you? Still pretty easy. I want him,” the ghost gestures at Dirk, which – what? Dirk stares back, frozen in place. What? “But not so easy after all, because the part of me that’s him pretty much hates myself? What a fucking mess, right?” The ghost makes a tsk sound and plants his hands on his hips. “Like, damn, Dirk, calm the fuck down. You’re not that bad. We’re not that bad. Sometimes, in fact, I’d venture to say we’re pretty fuckin’ good, like it or not.”
“What the fuck are you talking about?” Dirk chokes out, mystified.
“But here’s the thing – I also just want both of you to just be fucking happy, you know? That’s something we can all agree on, right? And I’m pretty sure me existing doesn’t really factor into that scenario, so if we could all just accept that and move on, that’d be great.”
“What about the part of you that’s you,” Jake says, and the ghost crosses his arms.
Did I tell y’all that I love this series? Because I love this series.