A Whole Year of Sanders Sides
Description: It’s been a whole year since Sanders Sides started, but Virgil hadn’t yet been introduced. Here’s how he feels about that, and how the others make him feel more included.
Word Count: 1,329
Ship: platonic/familial LAMP
Warnings: very brief and not at all serious mention of m*rder. just in case
A/N: i suck at formatting dialogue and i wrote this super fast so it’s not my best work. hope ya’ll enjoy it anyway
“Can you believe today is the day we were introduced to Thomas’ fans? It’s been a whole year!” Roman exclaimed causing the other three to look up at him.
Logan merely hummed in response; a thoughtful look on his face. Virgil pulled up his hood, and shrunk into his hoodie. Today was not his day. They tried their best to avoid introducing him to the fanders because he wasn’t wanted back then. He had to force his way in, and that really hurt. His day wouldn’t be until December. Not like the others will care very much.
“That’s awesome, kiddo! We should celebrate! Ooh I’ll make cookies!” Patton yelled as he scurried into the kitchen.
Roman chuckled as he watched him go then plopped himself down in between Logan, and Virgil. Virgil turned away, and prayed to god that he wouldn’t talk to him. Virgil’s prayers never really get answered unfortunately.
“What’s up with you, edge lord?”
Virgil sighed, and shrugged hoping that would suffice as an answer, but Roman was never that easy to fool.
“Something’s clearly wrong. Come on talk to me.”
“It’s stupid,” Virgil mumbled, and shrunk further into his hoodie. “Just forget about it.”
Roman scoffed, and placed a hand over his heart as if he was offended.
“Please, Virgil. You should know by now that we’re not going to forget about something if it’s troubling you.”
“Really? You forgot that today’s not my day so why wouldn’t you?” Virgil mumbled under his breath. Roman raised his eyebrows at the younger side as he turned to fully face him.
“Virgil you have to speak up. I can’t hear you.”
Virgil abruptly stood up startling the two sides. He took a deep breath, 4 7 8, before turning to face them.
“I said you forgot that today’s not my day! My day’s in December because you guys wouldn’t let me be apart of the videos! I had to sneak away, and force myself in! I wasn’t..I wasn’t wanted so today’s just a grim reminder of that for me. But whatever. Have your fun. I won’t be a bother.”
Virgil’s yelling brought Patton out of the kitchen to see what was going on, but it was too late. Virgil had sunk down to his room. Patton turned to look at the two shocked sides on the couch, and frowned.
“We’re.. awful!” Patton cried. Logan immediately stood up, and laid a gentle hand on his shoulder.
“No, Patton. Roman, and I are the awful ones-”
Logan gave Roman a quick glare before continuing, “You always tried to include him in things. We were the ones keeping him away at first. Just.. let us talk to him, okay?”
Patton sniffled, and nodded as he sat down on the couch where Logan once was. Roman gave him a small smile before standing up, and facing Logan.
“To Anxiety’s room?” Roman asked.
“To Anxiety’s room.” Logan confirmed.
And with that they sunk down together.
Once they popped up in Virgil’s room they took a moment to collect themselves then started to call out for the anxious side.
“Virgil, please come here. We wish to speak with you.” Logan tried.
Just as Roman was about to try Virgil popped up on the stairs, and startled the both of them.
“Didn’t you idiots learn anything about coming into my room?”
Logan cleared his throat, and adjusted his tie as he spoke, “Yes, well we don’t plan to stay very long. We’ve only come to retrieve you so we may all talk in the common room.”
“Yeah, not happening. Just go celebrate, or whatever you’re doing. I’m fine.”
“Ugh, Virgil. Come on. Stop being so stubborn, and just talk to us. We’re sorry we forgot, and we’re especially sorry we even put you through all of that in the first place! Truly. What we did was awful, and we deeply regret it. You’re a good friend, nay, you’re family! Please just believe that, and let us explain ourselves before I lose it! I’m not feeling very glittery right now, and I don’t like it!” Roman ranted, and frantically looked between the two sides.
“Roman is correct. We are family, and sometimes family messes up. Sometimes family shun each other for being different, or even kill each other! Wow, okay, sorry, but my point still stands. Ehh, sort of. Look, everyone makes mistakes, and we’re trying to fix those mistakes!” Logan added on. Virgil looked at them as if they had three heads, and noticed the darkening eyeshadow underneath their eyes. Yep, time to leave.
“God, you morons. Come on. Deep breaths. We’re getting out of here.”
Virgil slowly sunk down as the other two did, and popped back up in the common room with them. Patton immediately stood up, and tackled Virgil into a hug so forcefully that they toppled over.
“I’m so sorry, kiddo!” Patton cried into Virgil’s shoulder. Virgil chuckled, and patted him on the back.
“It’s fine, dad. You were always there for me.” Virgil replied, but still felt tears forming in his eyes. Logan, and Roman exchanged a guilty look.
They both walked over to the pair to help them up. Roman pried Patton off, and Logan offered a hand to Virgil who reluctantly took it.
An awkward silence filled the air once they were all standing. Roman decided to be the brave one to break it.
“We truly are sorry, Virgil.”
Virgil shrugged, and pulled his hood down so he could look at all of them better.
“Yeah, whatever. It’s fine.”
“We will make it up to you.”
Virgil turned to look at Logan incredulously, but smiled nonetheless.
Before they knew it December 19th rolled around. The day Virgil first appeared in a video.
“Virgil! It’s your day!” Roman yelled as he practically dragged the younger out of his room, and sunk down to the commons.
“Geez, Princey. Give a guy some warning before you go dragging him around.” Virgil grumbled with an amused smile on his face to show he wasn’t actually annoyed. No, in fact he was thoroughly enjoying this.
Once in the common room Virgil had to bite back a gasp at what he saw.
“Impressed?” Roman teased, “It was all my work. You’re welcome.”
Before them was a huge blanket fort, one big enough for four people to be exact, and a ton of snacks. The tv played the menu for Virgil’s favorite Disney movie: The Black Cauldron. He’s seen it about a million times, but it’s the thought that counts. They thought of him. Today was his day, and they actually cared.
Before Virgil could stop himself he tackled Roman into a hug, and almost allowed himself to cry. Roman merely chuckled, and held Virgil as close as he could. They only broke apart when the other two came into the room, but Virgil was nowhere near done with his hugs. He tackled Patton next as he whispered, “Thank you dad.”
“Aw it was mostly Logan, and Roman, but I’d do anything for you kiddo! I’m glad you like it.”
With that Virgil pulled away, and turned to look at Logan. Logan smiled, and opened his arms. Virgil gratefully fell into his arms, and this time he let himself cry. This time he let the hug go on for much longer. Not that either of them minded. Logan, and Virgil rarely ever hugged each other, or anyone really, so this was nice.
Once they finally pulled apart Patton pulled Virgil down into the pillow fort, and wrapped his arm around him. Roman played the movie, and sat on the other side of him. Logan sat down next to Roman.
Patton turned to Virgil, and asked, “This isn’t too overwhelming is it, kiddo?”
“No. It’s perfect.”
And everything really was perfect. It had been a whole year of self discovery, love, and acceptance. A whole year of Virgil, and his family.
A whole year of Sanders Sides.