Okay so I didn’t have the guts to break anyone’s heart. So I made everyone happy! I love the idea of poly relationships, and it’s my headcannon that Star is poly. My BFF is poly and her and her girlfriends are so cute!!!! I’m aromantic, but I really enjoy seeing loved ones find happiness with others. I can appreciate romance. And seeing those four girls with so much love to give each other, it melts my heart.
“Star and I went to a Love Sentence concert this weekend.” Marco grinned. “It was so much fun. She even made shirts for the two of us, like last time.” He laughed and showed Tom the pictures. Tom made a face that made him look nauseous. “Hey, are you alright?” Marco asked. Tom rubbed the back of his head and nodded.
“Yeah… I’ve just been feeling sick lately.” He sighed. Marco frowned and put a hand on Tom’s shoulder.
“Do you need anything?” He asked. Tom shook his head and got up, walking a few feet away. “Tom… you’ve been acting really weird ever since we got Star back.” Marco told him. “I didn’t want to say anything but… you’ve been avoiding me.”
“I have not.” Tom defended. Marco rolled his eyes and took another step closer to his friend.
“Yes you have, you won’t even look at me.” Marco told him. “What’s going on with you? Tom, you’re starting to worry me.” He admitted, playing with his thumbs nervously. Tom gritted his teeth and whirled around to look at Marco, all the sudden furious.
“Stop it!” Tom hissed. “Just… I know where this concern is coming from and I don’t want it!” He yelled. Marco fell back, confused as to where the lashing out was coming from. Tom turned around and looked down, so Marco couldn’t see the tears threatening to spill out of his eyes. “I think you should leave.” Tom mumbled.
“No, you’re upset.” Marco told him. “I’m not just going to leave you alone in a time of need.” He explained. Tom groaned and ran his fingers through his hair.
“It’s things like that! You say things like that, and it makes this so much harder for me!” Tom cried. Marco tilted his head, more confused.
“Hard for you to do what?” He asked. Tom squeezed his eyes shut and tears fell out. Marco gasped when he saw this and ran over to the demon. “Tom! What’s wrong, please tell me. I want to help you.” He told him. Tom growled and pushed Marco away.
“I don’t want your help!” Tom yelled. He then fell back, breathing a little heavier. “I… do though… I want you help but I can’t… Not if I…” He sat down and Marco took a seat next to him. Tom sat up and took a deep breath. “Marco I need to tell you something right now, because if I hold back any longer I won’t be able to tell you.” He started.
“Tom… what’s going on?” Marco asked. Tom closed his eyes and put his hand on top of Marco’s.
“Marco… you have to understand that this was all an accident! I didn’t mean for any of this to happen! But you were just… always so nice to me! And you made me feel so wanted and… good! I felt happy with you! I felt like I was good enough.” Tom rambled. Marco took his hand away and stared at Tom in shock.
“Tom… are you saying…?” Marco whispered and Tom nodded.
“I love you Marco. And I helped you find Star because… I just want you to be happy! I know you love her and not me, and I want you to have the happiest time you can with her, but you have to understand that it hurts so badly.” More tears fell down Tom’s face and he began to sob. “I-I-I’m trying to be a good person, and let you be happy. But it hurts Marco.” More and more tears fell down his face. “I try to move on but… But you just… you’ll be nice to me and tell me these wonderful things! Like you care about me and want to help me!” Tom sobbed harder. “I can’t not love you… I’m sorry.” He squeezed his eyes shut.
Tom sobbed for a while longer until he felt himself get enveloped in a warm hug. He opened his eyes and saw marco was holding him close. “Please don’t cry.” Marco whispered. Tom sniffled and couldn’t help himself. He threw his arms around Marco and buried his face in his hoodie. “You never have to be sorry for how you feel, you’re feelings are valid, and you can’t control them.” Marco added. He pulled away and looked at the demon.
Tom wiped his tears away and nodded, trying to keep strong. But every time he looked at the human in front of him he felt his heart break more. “Marco… I-I’m so sorry.” He blubbered. Marco nodded and held Tom’s hand. “I just… I just can’t…” He shook his head and dove into Marco’s arms. “Please pretend.” He whispered.
“What?” Marco pulled away a bit. Tom wiped away his tears.
“Just hold me for a minute.” Tom begged. “LIke you actually care about me. Just for a minute and… please just for one minute.” Tom blubbered. Marco hushed him and held the demon close, letting him cry.
“It’s okay, it’s going to be okay.” Marco soothed. Tom shook his head and Marco wrapped his arms tighter around him. “Tom, I never knew you felt this way. I’m so sorry for causing you pain.” He told him. Tom nodded and just nuzzled him closer. Finally Tom mustered enough courage to pull away.
“I think you should go I… I just need some time before we… I’m sorry.” He covered his mouth and Marco nodded, getting up to leave. He wanted to go back and hug him again, offer comfort and love, but he knew that would only make it harder. The best thing to do now is leave Tom alone, and hope he was strong enough to move on.
“I think I love two people.” Marco admitted, looking up at his girlfriend. “I’m sorry, but I have to tell you. It’s not fair to keep you in the dark.” He explained. “I mean, we’re part of each other’s lives, you have a right to know and-”
“I understand.” Star cut him off and Marco looked up at her. Star looked down. “I thought I was the only one who… I often find myself having multiple crushes at once. I guess I just have a lot of love to give.” She grinned.
“Are you saying you also have feeling for somebody else?” Marco asked. Star looked away and nodded.
“Are you angry with me?” She asked. Marco shook his head and gave her a kiss.
“Of course not! You mean to world to me! I love you, so I love the people you love too!” He explained. Star smiled big and laughed, tackling Marco in a hug and kiss.
“I’m so happy you feel the same way! I thought you’d be upset with me!” Star exclaimed. “What do we do about this though? I don’t want to break up with you.” She told him.
“We don’t need to!” Marco assured. “We have enough love to give each other and others. Especially if we feel the same way.”
Tom opened the door slightly and sighed when he saw Marco and Star holding hands. “I thought I told you it’d be best if we-” Tom was cut off when he was tackled in a big hug by both the other kids. He blushed deeply when Marco and Star gave him a kiss on each cheek. “Uh… thanks.” Tom looked down, blushing. “Why though?” He asked.
“Because you’re our boyfriend now!” Star told him. Tom blushed even deeper and shrunk away, causing the others to giggle. “Come on Tom, Marco told me everything, and I know you still have feelings for me.” Star boasted. At being called out Tom became so flustered that the carpet beneath him burnt up a bit.
“I told you I was right.” Marco crossed his arms at Star.
“W-wait.” Tom stuttered. “You both… like me?” He asked. The others nodded and To felt a little smile form on his face. He looked up and blushed even deeper, feeling a lot more confident all the sudden. “Well it’s a good things I really like you guys, or I wouldn’t wanna be your boyfriend.” He laughed, but then looked up bashfully. “But I do… I really do.”