Boris woke up and stretched as he yawned. He itched his head. He got out of bed and put on his pants. He went outside and let out the sheep from the barn. He counted them up and frozed.
Boris:“There’s….wait, no, that’s not right.” He recounted them again.“There’s suppose to be thirty. There’s ten missing.” He quickly searched the barn for them making sure they weren’t asleep somewhere.“Oh no…” He looked for any tracks for any fox’s that might have snuck in last night. His ears flattened when saw only shoe tracks. He clenched his fists and growled.“Oooh! That just burns me!” He said a bit angrily. He sighed. He watched the sheep eat and wander for a little while before locking them back up in the barn and getting in his truck. He drove down the dirt path. When he drove into town his eyes widened.“What the…?!” There were people trying to scrub out the ink off the walls and windows.“What the heck happened?” He stopped by Ched’s store and went in.“Mr. Ched?” He called. Ched was on the phone.
Ched:“I don’t care whether you believe me or not! I’m telling ya, a little demon came in last night and stole my candy bars! Hello?! Hello?!” He snarled and slammed down the phone. He looked up at Boris.
Boris:“Someone stole your candy bars?” He slammed his fists down on the counter.
Ched:“Yes! It was a demon I tell ya! Short, had horns, a tail, and he was wearing a bow tie and gloves!” Boris itched his head looking a little confused.
Boris:“That’s odd.” He said.
Ched:“Not only that, he attacked me with ink! Made me hit my off the shelves.”
Boris:“You sure it wasn’t some kid in a costume Mr. Ched?”
Ched:“Ohh, far from it! I hear he attacked Mrs. Mo last night too!” The wolf’s eyes widened in shock.
Boris:“Mrs. Mo? Why would anyone attack someone like her? She’s the sweetest lady in town!” Ched shook his head.
Ched:“Who knows and who cares? Someone’s gotta pay for stealing my stuff! AND ruining my favorite shirt!” Boris left the store and drove to Mrs. Mo’s store.
Boris:“Mrs. Mo?” He called. She came out from the other room and looked relieved when she saw Boris.
Mo:“Oh hello Boris. I was just cleaning up after….what happened last night.”
Boris:“I heard you were attacked but you look fine to me.”
Mo:“Oh, that little devil didn’t lay a hand on me, but I did manage to knock his head off his shoulders with my broom…literally.” She mumbled.“He ate one of my cakes and ruined one of the others. Not only that, he drew on my face!” Boris put his hands on his hips.
Boris:“Now don’t you worry Mrs. Mo, I’m gunna get to the bottom of this. I’ll find out who’s been causing trouble around town and stop them!”
Mo:“Oh dearie, you don’t have to do this.”
Boris:“Nope! I’ve already decided! Besides, someone stole my sheep!”
Mo:“Oh no! That’s terrible. I’m so sorry.”
Boris’s ears went up as he spun around. He left the store and saw his sheep running through town. One demon was riding on one of the sheep’s.
Bendy:“WOOOO! I'am King of the Sheep!” He laughed.
Mo:“That’s him!” She pointed out.“That’s the devil who stole my cakes!” Boris jumped on one of the sheep and chased after him.
Boris:“Hey! Get back here!” He yelled. Bendy looked back and grinned mischievously.
Bendy:“Ohh, look! Someone wants to play!” He giggled. Boris hopped onto the next sheep, then the next, then the next, to get closer to Bendy. Bendy saw him and gasped. He stood up and jumped through an open window of a building. Boris did the same thing and fell in a puddle of ink.
Boris:“Ew!” He said and shook it off. He looked around and saw Bendy in the elevator across the hall waving at him. He ran towards him.
Bendy:“GOOOING UP!” He pressed a button and the doors closed. Boris slammed into them flat. He fell backwards and landed on his back. He sat up and shook his head. He saw what floor he was heading to and ran up the stairs. When he reached the floor he saw Bendy waving at him once again. He growled and ran towards him again.“GOOOING DOWN!” The doors closed and he stopped himself from running into them. He ran back down the stairs and looked a little tired. He saw Bendy leaning against the door ways and winked at him as he waved. Boris bared his teeth at him. He took in a deep breath and sighed. He walked towards him instead of running.
Boris:“Okay look, let’s talk about-” He was interrupted by ink to the face and he slid across the floor on his back. Bendy laughed as he pointed at him.
Bendy:“Careful! Wouldn’t wanna slip into an accident now do we? AHAHAHA!” He ran into one of the rooms. Boris chased after him.
Boris:“Where you at devil?” He called as he looked around the room. He looked under the bed. He wasn’t there. He heard the shower running and a familiar voice singing. He went in the bathroom. He moved the curtains and the demon screamed. Boris jumped back startled and quickly closed the curtain.“Woops! Sorry!” He left the bathroom quickly. He was about to leave but then frozed.“Hey wait a minute!” He went back in the bathroom and moved the curtains again.“Got ya!” He said but there was only ink going down the drain.“Huh?” He itched his head. Just then he heard something squeak behind him and he turned only to find the demon lifting his foot off the rubber duck. He smiled nervously at Boris and chuckled.
Bendy:“Uh, hi?” Boris went to grab him but he spat ink on him again. He ran out of the bathroom and Boris chased after him once more. They ran up the stairs and went to the top of the building. Bendy ran to the edge of the building. He looked back at Boris and held out one hand.“Hold it!” Boris stopped and his eyes widened-fearing what he was going to say.“Take one more step and I’ll jump! I’ll do it!” Boris shook his head.
Boris:“No wait! Don’t do it!” He begged.
Bendy:“I will! Watch me!” He stepped off the building and screamed as he fell. Boris yiped and jumped over after him. Only to find that he was hanging off the side by his tail. Boris screamed as he fell towards the ground. He shut his eyes tight and waited to hit the ground. However, something grabbed his legs and lowered him down safely. He looked up and saw Bendy standing over him grinning.“Aww, did you fall over for little old me?” He kissed his nose.“Mmmmmmmua! AAHhahahahaha!” He giggled before taking off again. Boris rubbed his nose and shook his head. He looked up at the building he fell from. He looked back at where Bendy used to be.
Boris:“He didn’t let me hit the ground?” He stood up. He shook his head and chased after him.
He found Bendy eating someone’s lunch at an unfinished building.
Boris:“Aha! I finally found you!” Bendy’s eyes widened and he took off running again inside the building.“Wait!”
Bendy:“Ah geez! You don’t know when to quit do ya?” He asked.“That’s okay though! I love playing a good old game of hide and seek!” He jumped in a drawer.
Boris:“Hey!” He looked inside but there was only ink. He looked around.
“Yoohoo~I’m up here.~”
Boris looked up and saw the demon grinning at him from the top of the stairs. He quickly ran up only to fall through the steps. He held on and pulled himself up. He ran down the hall and looked in the first room on the left. He came back out seeing that he wasn’t in there and saw Bendy walked out of one of the rooms in the middle of the hallway and entered another. Boris chased after him. He opened the door but it was a small closet. He itched his head looking confused.
Boris:“How does he do that?” He asked but mostly to himself.
Boris looked only to see the demon shaking his butt at him.
Bendy:“Can’t catch me!” Boris growled and ran after him.“AAH!” He ran once more and looked back at Boris. He grinned.“Ha! You can’t REALLY catch me! No one can-” He tripped over a bucket of paint and slipped across the hallway and fell down a hole in the floor. Boris gasped. “Well, this is a sticky situation.” Boris ran to the hole and looked down.
Boris:“W-where’d ya go?” He looked and saw the demon holding onto a pipe. It looked like a long way down. Boris reached towards him.“Here, grab my hand!” Bendy raised a brow.
Bendy:“Why are you helping me? I thought you were mad!” He said.
Boris:“Yeah but I don’t to hurt you!”
Bendy:“Ha! Very funny. As if no one wants to hurt a demon like me.” He took out a cigar and snapped his fingers. There was a flame on his thumb and he lit the cigar.
Boris:“Don’t smoke that!”
Bendy:“Why not? It’s gunna be my last so, cheers, I guess.”
Boris:“It’s not going to be your last if you just take my hand!” Bendy stared at him for a few more seconds before finally sighing.
Bendy:“Well, alright then.” He reached for his hand but was too short.“I..can’t reach!” He slipped.“AH!” He grabbed the pipe and climbed back up. Boris stretched out a little farther.
Boris:“Try now!” Bendy stretched out his arm again. He stretched out his body farther and could almost grab his hand. He suddenly slipped but Boris managed to grab his hand on time and quickly pulled him up out of the hole and held him close tightly.“Phew, that was a close one.” He said.
Bendy:“Sure was-” The ceiling fell in front of them and Boris spun around and ran screaming. He ran through the halls with Bendy in his arms as the building began to fall apart behind them. He ran down the stairs and jumped through the door way. Smoke filled the air around them. Boris coughed and stood up.
Boris:“Are you okay-” He gasped when he saw that the demon was gone.“Hey! Where did you go? Hello?!” He looked back at the building.“Little demon?” He called and quickly searched through the rubble trying to find the creature. So far there was no sign of him anywhere. Boris’s ears lowered and he sighed sadly.“I didn’t even get your name.”
Boris returned to the farm and let out the sheep. He counted them. Thirty. The sheep must’ve found their way back home he thought. He walked up the hill and sat by the tree to watch the sheep wander around and eat grass. He sighed and took out his clarinet. He began to play a soothing tune.
“Heyyy, not bad!” Said a familiar voice. Boris jumped up and looked around.“Up here.” He looked up and saw the demon sitting on a branch and smiling at him. He jumped down and landed in his arms. He kissed his nose.“Did ya miss me?” Boris grinned.
Boris:“You’re alive!” He swung him around.“I thought you were dead! But you’re alive!”
Bendy:“Whoa! Easy there!” He put him down on his feet and he fixed his bow tie.“So, ya still mad at me for stealin’ your sheep and all?” Boris shook his head.
Boris:“Nope! They’re all back.” Bendy smiled.
Bendy:“Really? Huh, I wonder how that happened.” He said with a wink. Boris smiled and shook his hand.
Boris:“I’m Boris. Boris the Wolf. I never got to tell ya my name before.”
Bendy:“Well Boris, I’m Bendy. Bendy the Demon.” He put his hands on his hips.“So, I’ve been dying to ask you something all day. Why’d ya help me? Everyone in town is afraid of me. You know I’m a demon don’t ya?” He nodded.
Boris:“Yeah, but you don’t seem all that bad. You didn’t…well you know, eat anyone or anything like that.” Bendy gave him an evil smile.
Bendy:“What makes you think I wouldn’t eat you?” He grinned. Boris shrugged.
Boris:“I don’t know.” He said simply. Bendy frowned. He looked at his clarinet and smiled a little.
Bendy:“Say, Boris, would you mind playing that again?” He held up his clarinet.
Boris:“This? Well, I suppose, but only if you promise to leave the town alone. No more stealing, no more covering people or the town with ink and also, no stealing sheep.” Bendy stomped his foot once.
Bendy:“What? Oh come on! It’s fun!” Boris crossed his arms.“Ugh, fine.” Boris smiled and held up his clarinet. He began to play a tune. Bendy tapped one foot and soon began to dance. Boris joined in shortly. The two danced until the sun went down and the moon came up. Boris stopped playing and yawned.
Boris:“It’s pretty late. I should bring the sheep inside the barn. Do you need a ride home?” He asked as they walked towards the barn.
Bendy:“Oh….yeah, uh, I don’t have a home.”
Boris:“You don’t?” He opened the barn door and the sheep wandered in.
Bendy:“Nope, just been running all over the place. Don’t really need sleep.” He shrugged.
Boris:“Hm…” The last sheep went inside and he closed the door and locked it. The two walked towards Boris’s house.“Well, if you want, you can stay with me for a little while.” Bendy looked at him with wide eyes.
Bendy:“Really? you really mean that?” He asked with almost a hopeful smile. He nodded. Bendy frowned and gave him a look of doubt.“And no foolin’?”
Boris:“Of course not. You can stay as long as you need to.” He said with a smile. Bendy smiled a little.
Bendy:“Alright then, thanks!” He giggled. They went inside and Boris cooked up dinner for two. They watched T.V. and went to bed. Boris showed Bendy the guest room. The bed was made and looked comfortable.“Wow….my own room!” He sat on the bed.“Hm…not a waterbed but it’s still nice!” He grinned at Boris.“You know, for a wolf you sure are pretty friendly.” Boris smiled.
Boris:“Heh, awww, thanks. For a demon you sure are friendly too.” Bendy rolled his eyes.
Bendy:“Yeah….but I don’t see why I need a bed, I don’t sleep.”
Boris:“That’s ok, you can still use if you want.” He yawned and itched his back.“Well, good night Bendy. I’ll see you in the morning.” He closed the door. Boris went to get a cup of water from the kitchen. He did he wondered if Bendy needed a cup of water. He walked back into the room.“Oh Bendy, did you…” He trailed off when he saw that Bendy had fallen asleep under the blankets in bed. He blinked twice. He slowly smiled ad chuckled.“G'night little buddy.” He whispered and closed the door quietly before heading off to bed.
The next morning Bendy found himself in Boris’s room. How odd. He thought. Normally Boris would put him in his own bed. He laid there staring out the window looking at the green grass and the barn. The sheep weren’t out yet. He moaned as he sat up slowly and stretched. He didn’t seem the point in all of this anymore. Boris had found someone he truly loved and desired the most. Bendy thought about packing his things, giving Boris the call that he was leaving so Abella could move in and head somewhere else. He got out of bed and went into the bathroom. He felt the need to practice this without sounding too upset about it. For what seemed like an hour, Bendy said the same thing to himself over and over but his voice was dry no matter how many drinks of water he takes. It was difficult for him to deny that he wanted to stay, he and Boris had been best friends for years and he’s never thought about leaving him. This should’ve been easy for him to want to leave after seeing how Boris treats her and all. He sighed heavily and wiped his tired eyes. He looked away from the mirror and went downstairs to get a drink and eat before he packs up to leave. He thought about just leaving without telling him, he probably wouldn’t care or notice any how. On his way to the kitchen he could smell something cooking. He stopped and listened. Who the heck could be here? He wondered. He could hear faint humming from the kitchen. The figure walked out and quickly stopped at the doorway with wide eyes and a soft smile.
Boris:“Good morning Bendy.” He said. He was holding a plate of pancakes, bacon, and eggs.“I made you breakfast.” He said as he held out the plate. Bendy’s eyes were wide and he looked surprised. When was the last time Boris cooked him up breakfast? He thought to himself. He took the plate and smiled a little.
Bendy:“Thanks buddy.” He sat down on the couch and started to eat. He ate his food like there was no tomorrow. Boris, with his own plate of food, sat down next to him. The two were quiet as they ate. This was normal. Usually Boris would eat in silence with Bendy before he left to see Abella. Bendy tried not to think about it especially since Boris was here.
Boris:“So how’s everything?” He asked finally. Bendy looked up at him.
Bendy:“Fine.” He said with a small smile. Boris continued eating and so did Bendy. After a few more seconds, Boris spoke up again.
Boris:“Wanna head into town and get some snacks?” He asked. Something in his eyes seemed a little hopeful that Bendy would say yes. Of course the demon agreed to this. Why wouldn’t he? It had been so long since they’ve hung out together.
The two were quiet on their way to the store. He couldn’t help but think that Boris was taking some quick glances at him.
Boris:“So, anything new while I was gone?” He asked. Bendy was staring out the window.
Bendy:“Hmm….I don’ think so.” He said with a shrug. He knew how he looked but inside he wanted to hug his friend and beg him to stay.
Boris:“Aw, nothin’? Really? No new villains showin’ up or no new shows? Anything?” Bendy shook his head.
Bendy:“Nope.” God, he wanted a cigar so bad. He kept himself from giving in though. The two were quiet once again. They made it to Mr. Ched’s store. Boris held the door open for Bendy. Bendy didn’t say anything, no thank you, and no smile. He just couldn’t bring himself to do it. Surprisingly Ched wasn’t here but his niece was. Lovely little rat with a bright smile on her face. Molly was her name.
Molly:“Good morning Bendy!” She said. Boris blinked looking confused. He looked down at Bendy. He didn’t look at him.
Bendy:“Oh yeah, you haven’t met Molly yet huh? She just started working here a week ago.” She nodded and frowned a little.
Molly:“Yeah, my Uncle’s pretty sick today. Whenever he’s out I lower the prices.” She giggled. Bendy chuckled.
Bendy:“She’s a sweet heart.” He added.
Molly:“So who’s your friend Bendy?” Bendy lifted a thumb pointing at Boris.
Bendy:“This here is Boris, we used to do a show together. You know, the wolf I was telling you about?”
Molly:“Oh yeah! It’s nice to finally meet you Mr. Boris.” She said as she held out her hand to shake his. He took her’s as he smiled.
Boris:“Please, call me Boris.”
Molly:“Any friend of Bendy’s is a friend of mine.” She was adorable Bendy thought. She was a lot sweeter than her Uncle. Old man doesn’t even pay her that much. Bendy’s been pretty much like an Uncle to her.“So what’ll it be?”
Bendy:“I’ll take a jar of cookie bones for my pal here and candy bars and some cigars.” Her smile faded a little and she gave him a look.
Molly:“More already? You just bought a box yesterday.” Bendy shrugged.
Bendy:“Heh, yeah. They go by pretty quick.” Boris almost frowned. Bendy took out his wallet.
Boris:“Aw, no buddy, you don’t have to pay I’ll get it.” He took out his own wallet. Bendy raised a brow.
Bendy:“It’s fine, I’ve been saving a lot of money Boris.”
Boris:“No, no, I insist.”
Bendy:“Really, it’s no big deal buddy.”
Boris:“It’s only fair, I’ve been gone for a while so I thought it would be right if I paid for them.” Bendy and Boris continued to argue over who was going to pay until Molly spoke up.
Molly:“Uhm, guys?” They looked at her.“It’s on the house!” She laughed.“Really, it’s fine. I’m actually getting a lot of customers lately since my Uncle isn’t around.” The two looked at each other then at her.
Bendy:“You sure? I wouldn’t mind getting it for free if your Uncle was here but-” Molly shoved the bags in his arms.
Molly:“Go on you two!” She said with a grin.“You both seem like you have a lot of catching up to do!” Bendy and Boris smiled at her.
Later, the two were sitting on a hill eating their snacks. The farm was quiet except for the sheep who were wandering around and eating grass. Bendy looked up at Boris with a smile.
Bendy:“I told ya she was a real sweet heart.” He took a bite of his chocolate. Boris chuckled.
Boris:“She sure is. I never knew Ched had a niece.” He said. Bendy shrugged.
Bendy:“Me neither.” The two were quiet once more. Boris’s smile slowly faded and he looked at Bendy.
Boris:“You sure everything’s okay?” He asked. Bendy was quiet for a moment. Then he nodded.
Bendy:“Yeah.” He itched his head and smiled at him.“I’m just a little…”
Go on tell him already!
Bendy:“…Tired I guess. Things haven’t really, you know…”
Boris:“…Been the same?” He finished. Bendy nodded and took out a cigar.
Bendy:“You took the words right outta my mouth.” He lit it.
I’m leaving Boris. Say it!
Boris’s ears lowered a little.
Boris:“You know, you can always tell me anything buddy. You know that right? I’m still here for ya if you ever need me.” He said as he put his hand on his back.
Don’t touch me you lying mutt.
Bendy:“I know.” Boris smiled a little but he could tell he was doubtful. Bendy looked away and looked out into the field. Why couldn’t he just tell him already, why hasn’t Boris mentioned Abella yet? Why won’t the wolf just kick him out instead?
Boris:“Bendy!” He said a little loud. The demon looked at him quickly with wide eyes.“You’re melting…!” Bendy looked down at himself seeing that half of his body was a puddle. Bendy quickly fixed himself up and smiled nervously at the worried wolf.
Bendy:“Sorry! Sorry….It’s just really hot out and-”
“Okay-” Boris now looked serious.“-cut the act Bendy!” Bendy frowned.
Bendy:“W-what? What’s the problem?” He smiled sheepishly.
Boris:“I know when you’re lying, there’s something bothering you and you’re not telling me.” Bendy shrugged.
Bendy:“Tch! Riiiight, I’m fine! Really-”
“Bendy.” Boris said sounding stern. Bendy now looked serious and bit down hard on his cigar instead of his bottom lip. He crossed his arms and looked away.
Bendy:“I said I’m fine!” The two were quiet for a while. Finally, Boris sighed.
Boris:“Okay…sorry, it’s been a while since we’ve had a chat. I’m just a little worried about you. Heck, I’ve been worried since I was gone, I haven’t heard from ya in so long I thought something was going on.” Bendy’s tail curled around him as he smiled.
Bendy:“Heh…nah, everything’s been fine around here.” He swallowed and finally thought about asking him.“So…uhm…how’s Abella?” He asked with a small smile. Boris frowned.
Boris:“Bendy….didn’t ya get my letters?” Bendy raised a brow.
Bendy:“Letters…?” Boris slapped his own forehead and looked at him with wide eyes.
Boris:“You haven’t been getting my letters?” Bendy shook his head.
Bendy:“No! What letters? I haven’t been getting anything in the mail!”
Boris:“Bendy, my letters were suppose to be here yesterday morning. I wrote to you saying; ‘Dear Bendy, things haven’t been working out between me and Abella lately, we decided to take a break for a while. So I’m coming home, I can’t wait to see ya buddy! It feels like it’s been forever since we last spent time together and’…Bendy are you okay?” Bendy was grinning and ink filled up his eyes. He began laughing like crazy. Boris looked so confused and worried.“Uhh, was it something I-”
“This WHOLE time-” Bendy spoke.“-I thought you were going to kick me out so you and Abella could live together!” He spoke as he laughed. The ink poured down his cheeks. Boris’s ears lowered.
Boris:“What? I would never…aww Bendy.” Bendy was in a mix of laughter and crying. He was clutching his stomach.He felt relief wash over him. He pulled himself together as Boris hugged him tightly.
Later the two were walking down a dirt path through the forest.
Bendy:“So…what happened? I thought you two were getting along so well.” Boris shrugged.
Boris:“Well, she loves travelling to places, you remember that right?”
Boris:“She wanted to go to a different town. It’s too far from here though. I wanted to be able to visit you whenever I can.” He frowned.“When I told her that, she didn’t seem too happy. We got into an argument and decided to take a break.” Bendy frowned.
Bendy:“…Sorry 'bout that buddy.” Boris pat his back.
Boris:“Don’t be! It’s not your fault. I’m glad to be home anyway. I missed this place.” He smiled at Bendy.“Do you know the saying; 'There’s no place like home’?”
Bendy:“Heh, yeah! You said it a couple times. I almost forgot about it.” His smile almost faded. He looked up at the wolf.“I’m glad your back Boris.”
Boris:“Me too.” The two were quiet. Bendy smiled brightly and leaned closer, he bumped into Boris playfully. The wolf smiled and did the same but almost made him fall over. He walked a little faster as he looked away like he didn’t do anything. Bendy smiled mischievously and caught up to him. He bumped into him harder making him go sideways a bit. Boris bumped back into Bendy and made him fall over. Boris laughed and started to run. Bendy giggled and chased after him.
Bendy:“Hey!” He said with a grin and jumped onto his back. The two laughed.
Things seemed like they were back to normal now that Boris was back. After a week of him staying around, he and Bendy were back into show biz. Bendy missed hearing the sound of his clarinet. Bendy danced much better now that Boris was around. Or so he thought. He and Boris went everywhere together again. Strangely, when his adoring fans asked him to spend time with them, he said 'No’. He spent more time at home with Boris. Bendy had new ideas to do something fun at night rather than watch T.V. The two would go out to parties at night, Bendy and Boris would go dancing together and Boris taught him some new moves he learned when he was away. Every now and then the two would get into trouble, sometimes they would get into an argument here and there, other than that, the two were back together and Bendy felt at home. Bendy and Boris were on the hill lying down in the grass staring at the sky.
Bendy:“I’m bored….got any ideas buddy?” He asked. Boris didn’t answer. Bendy frowned.“Hello?” He asked.
Boris:“Oh, sorry….uhm…I don’t know.” He shrugged. Bendy rolled over onto his stomach to look at Boris.
Bendy:“Something buggin’ ya?” He asked. Boris rolled over on his stomach to look at Bendy.
Boris:“Do ya think I should go see Abella?” Bendy twitched. He felt like his stomach just turned into a knot.
Bendy:“Uhh…I dunno, why?” Boris shrugged.
Boris:“I’ve been getting these letters from her for two weeks now. She’s been saying she really misses me.” Bendy knew Boris was sweet and knew how much he meant to him. Bendy forced a smile. Even though Boris told him he would never leave him he still had his doubts.
Bendy:“Do you want to see her? That’s most important…I think…heh….I-I wouldn’t know buddy.” He sat up and took out a cigar and lit it. Boris sat up.
Boris:“Maybe….I don’t know.” He shrugged. He itched his head. Bendy’s hand began to shake as he held the cigar when he saw Boris smile.“Maybe she’s changed her mind about you, we could try again and see-”
“Boris-” Bendy said. He couldn’t take it anymore. He didn’t want to take a risk of losing him again.“-listen, I know you like her but let’s face it, she’s not going to change…” He trailed off after seeing the look on his face. His ears were down and he had a blank look. He needed to say something quick.“…unless if she…uhm, see’s you with someone else!” He smiled. Boris gave him a confused look.“Yeah! Once she see’s you with someone, she’ll, uh, be jealous and just beg you to come back to her!” Boris itched his head. He didn’t look too sure about this idea.
Boris:“So…you really think this will work?” Bendy nodded.
Bendy:“Yeah, where does she usually eat?”
Boris:“Do you remember the Devil’s floor?” Bendy was quiet and then he buried his face in one hand.
Bendy:“Oh no…” He said softly.
Boris:“So….who’s going to be my date though?” Bendy looked up at him slowly. The two stared at each other for a few more seconds before Boris got the idea.“Wait…so you…?” Bendy sat up straight with a nervous smile. “Really?” He smiled a little and his tail wagged a little too. He shrugged.
Bendy:“I’m not sure who else would.” Seriously, of all the women he had dated, he just couldn’t risk it. They don’t know him like Bendy does.“Besides, what’s the worse that can happen?” He chuckled a little. He was already finished with his cigar and he lit up another one. Bendy and Boris thought out the plan and Boris wrote a letter to Abella. They waited. Bendy was back to smoking like there was no tomorrow but he made sure Boris wouldn’t find out. He walked around the house for half the day as he would drop his cigars and pull out another one. Boris and Bendy did their usual thing while they waited, going into town, Bendy causing trouble, dancing, going shopping, Bendy causing trouble once more, taking care of the sheep. This time the two spent time with Molly since her parents were out of town and her Uncle was busy taking care of the store. They took her to watch a movie, allowed her to join their show and dance though she hesitated to dance in front of everyone. Bendy assured her that she would be fine, she wouldn’t dance alone after all. Bendy danced with her on the stage as Boris played his clarinet. She seemed so happy that night. Everything seemed nice. For a little while at least.
The next day Abella finally wrote back. Boris seemed excited. Bendy still wasn’t sure about the plan, he was worried something would go wrong and if he messed up, Boris would probably hate him forever and finally leave him. Bendy needed to be alone. He needed someone to talk to. He told Boris he was going out for a little while for some fresh air. Boris seemed alright and didn’t seem to want anything else. He just started writing another letter. Bendy left after taking his tenth cigar with him.
Bendy walked down the dirt path on his way to the park. There was barely anyone out today which was a shocker. The day was beautiful and warm, normally children would come out to play. He saw a bench and took a seat. He leaned back and sighed. He looked around and saw couples walking by. He saw a couple having a picnic and another snuggling with each other on another bench. He felt empty. He wanted this to be done and over with. He wanted Boris to be happy but at the same time he just wished that Abella never wrote back. He couldn’t stand the thought of Boris and her being together and never being allowed to be near his buddy ever again. He was afraid Abella wouldn’t allow him to see his kids if they planned on having any. Once again, he knew Boris cared about Bendy but he knew he loved her even more. He could never say no to her.
“Hey Bendy!” Bendy jumped startled and saw Molly smiling at him.“Where’s Boris?” She asked. Bendy smiled a little.
Bendy:“Oh uh, he stayed home. I just needed to get out of the house for a little bit.” She frowned when she saw how quickly the cigar was burning out. She smiled a little warmly.
Molly:“Mind if I sit with you?” She asked.
Bendy:“Go ahead.” He said still smiling. She sat with him and the two watched everyone else. Molly chuckled.
Molly:“Look at that couple over there.” He looked at the couple having a picnic.“They look like they’re ready to eat each other’s faces instead of the food they’ve got don’t ya think?” Bendy smirked.
Bendy:“Heh, yeah! Tell me about it, if that’s all they wanna do, then why bother bringing the food?” They laughed. He looked around.“What about them?” He pointed at the couple sitting on the bench. Molly’s eyes were wide.
Molly:“Golly, I thought they were twins! Ew!”
Bendy:“Pfft! Geez Molly!” He laughed.“But yeah! They’re wearing the same outfits but she’s wearing a skirt.” Molly stuck her tongue out in disgust. The two went quiet for a second.“Yeah….must be nice though.” She looked at him. “Y'know, being snuggled by someone who actually cares about ya. Eating with someone you enjoy being with.” He shrugged. Molly nodded.
Molly:“That sounds nice…” She said softly. She gave him a look.“Okay, who are you and where’s Uncle B?” Bendy laughed and she grinned.
Bendy:“Nah, I mean it though! I’ve dated with a lot of women but I just don’t….it just doesn’t seem like they care, I think. Is that weird?” He asked. She shrugged.
Molly:“I care about you.” She said with a smile.
Bendy:“Aw thanks doll, I know. But I’m talking about something different.” She sat up straight as he leaned forward.“Remember when I told you about Sally?” She nodded. He sat up straight.
Molly:“Yeah, you dated her before Boris met with Abella.” He nodded. He dropped his cigar.
Bendy:“Well, I dated her for a while, almost…a year I think. Things were great! I thought she was the one.” He frowned. He was quiet for a moment or two.
Molly:“….Then….Boris got sick…right?” She asked to be sure. Bendy slowly nodded.
Bendy:“I remember that day like it was yesterday. I saw him on the floor in the bathroom. Wasn’t moving at all, I thought he was dead. I got him a doctor and he said he’ll be fine-but he wasn’t.” Molly nodded. She knew the story already but she stayed quiet and listened to him go on.“I watched over him waiting to wake up, to move, to speak, something.” He looked straight ahead and pointed forward as if they were in the scene right now.“And there she was, just standing there smoking and reading. Not a care in the world.” He made a look of anger as he looked at Molly.“I was scared to death…and she didn’t care.” He looked down at the ground looking sad.“Boris…woke up a couple times and I could see that she was faking her happiness in the corner. My best friend in bed was close to death. Any time he fell back to sleep she’d complain and tried to get me to spend time with her.” He looked up at Molly.“And after all the things Boris did for us she didn’t shed a single tear or nothin’ for him!” Molly nodded.
Molly:“I don’t talk to her anymore. She was mean anyway.” She went quiet-wanting to listen to him speak more.
Bendy:“Yeah, only reason I liked her was because she didn’t care if I was a demon and that she was mischievous.” His frown grew. “After a couple of days she finally yelled at me, telling me I was ignoring her and left me. Was I wrong, Molly? Was I wrong to stay with Boris when he was deathly sick?” Molly shook her head 'no’.“No. Boris means everything to me. You wouldn’t believe how happy I was when I saw him back on his feet again.” He said with a soft smile. Molly smiled with him.“I just want him to be happy Molly. I just….I dunno, it bugs me just thinking about him being with someone….other than me.” Her eyes widened.“Like, don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind if he makes new friends but…I think seeing him just dating someone else just really bothers me for some reason…I can’t imagine why. Just thinkin’ 'bout him being with Abella just tears me apart. I smoke more, I can’t eat, I can’t sleep and I can’t focus on my dancing.” Her jaw dropped as she gasped. He looked at her.“What?”