Chapter 12

Chapter 12

Chapter Twelve

I Start Where the Last Man Left Off”

Thomas Edison

Perfection is limited. Everything is limited. Kindness and determination only go so far. Everyone has a limit, one that they cannot go past, or they will be left bloody, beaten, or mad. Once that limit has been reached, that threshold broken, everyone is unpredictable. For every one man, there are only a handful of others who can push them to that limit. But the strongest of men can push many to that limit with ease.

Melinda woke up in the middle of the night, shaken by something. She sat up and looked out the window. It was still dark out, but she decided to take a walk. She started to get out of bed, when she felt a hand on hers.

“Where are you going?” G asked, drowsy.

“I had a nightmare I think,” Melinda replied. “I’m just going to take a walk.”

G sat up too and rubbed his eyes. “Nightmare? About what?”

Melinda shook her head. “I’m not sure. It just shook me awake.”

G pulled her back closer to him. “Maybe you can try to remember it if you talk?”

Melinda smiled and cuddled up with him. “I don’t know. I just figured I would take a walk and clear my head a little. But I can stay here with you if you want me to.”

G smiled back. “No, no, I’m not saying you have to stay. I was just thinking that with the right questions, you might be able to remember, but if you want to take a walk, you can. Do you want company?”

“No, love, it’s fine. Go back to sleep. I’ll be back soon.” Melinda kissed him. He wrapped his arms around her and pulled her closer to him as he kissed her deeper.

“Mmm,” she grinned. “Not gonna catch me this time.” She giggled and got up. G snuck off the bed and crept up behind her. He grabbed her waist.

“You sure about that?” He said softly in her ear.

She turned around quickly, catching him off guard and pushed him down onto the bed. She got on top of him and kissed him. “Is this what you want?” She grinned.

G was still in shock. “Heh, maybe.” He grabbed her and rolled over so he was on top of her. He pinned her arms above her head. Melinda closed her eyes, expecting him to tease her. He lifted up her shirt a little and kissed her hard. She moaned a little. He ran his fingers down her side, but then up to her bare belly and tickled her.

She laughed and squirmed. “Sans!” She laughed.

“Not what you expected, huh?” He kept going, making her laugh.

*…*

“Sorry about that.” He smiled. “I really did just want to play.”

Melinda laughed a little as he let go of her hands and laid next to him. She rolled onto her side and cuddled with him. “Maybe next time. Although, I don’t really like being tickled.”

“Mmm, well maybe you’ll learn to like it, if it ends like that,” G grinned and kissed her again.

“Yeah,” she said breathlessly.

They fell asleep again, close to each other. It wasn’t long before Melinda woke up again, this time panicked and breathing heavy. She sat up, almost hitting G in the face when she did, which startled him.

“You alright?” He asked, sitting up with her. He put it hand on her back.

“N-no,” Melinda shuddered. “The…nightmare…”

“Do you remember it?” G’s eye started to glow. Something was messing with her, and he didn’t like it. He was automatically in fight mode.

She looked at him, her left eye flashing blue and yellow. “Yes.”

G was taken aback. That hadn’t happened in a long time, aside from her teleports. “Your…eye…”

Melinda blinked, and the flashing stopped. “Sorry.”

“Don’t be.” He blinked away his glow as well. “This is clearly troubling you, dollface. What’s going on?”

“A child, like Frisk. She’s coming.” Melinda looked down. She started to cry, but not just a little. She cried uncontrollably, sobbing and hyperventilating. G hugged her and held her close to him.

“Shhh, you’re alright.” He said. He was alarmed. A child, like Frisk?

Melinda covered her face with her hands and cried some more. “She kills us all. She leaves this place in ruin and chaos. And she’s coming. I can feel it.”

Classic’s intuition. He was always pretty good at knowing whether someone was good or not, although both of the original ‘skelebros’ were convinced that everyone could be good if they tried. His intuition though, almost never failed. She had a right to be worried and upset.

Melinda’s crying subsided a little, and she clung to G. “What if it’s true?” She whispered.

G shook his head. “It’s just a nightmare. Don’t worry. I’m sure we’ll be fine.”

Melinda closed her eyes and against the darkness of her eyelids, she swore she saw bright red lettering. She tried to focus more.

Hehe, you won’t be fine, though, will you? You know we will meet. You know what I will do. See you soon. =)”

Melinda gasped and opened her eyes again. She was afraid to close them. Her mind was playing tricks on her.

G was alarmed at the sound of her gasping. “What is it?”

“Words, letters…” Melinda couldn’t seem to form a sentence.

“What did they say?” G asked.

“It said we wouldn’t be fine, that I will meet them, and that I know what they will do.” Melinda looked at him.

G’s eye started to grow bright. “Who is this person??” He growled.

“I-I don’t know! They look like Frisk, but they are wearing green and yellow like Asriel –“ She stopped. “It’s Chara.”

“Chara?” G remembered that name. Why? How? Had he met Chara? And why would she be coming here?

“Yes, she was the Dreemurr’s first human child. She fell into the underground, and they took her in. She killed herself to allow the monsters to go free, so she said, but once she and Asriel crossed the barrier, she wanted to end humanity. Asriel wouldn’t let her. The humans killed Asriel, and Chara became a spirit. The only other determination soul besides Frisk. So if Frisk went into the game planning to kill all monsters, Chara would aid Frisk later in the game.” Melinda explained.

“Well, she sounds like a lovely person,” G sneered. “I would love to meet her.” His hand was glowing yellow and his eye got brighter. “I have a feeling that if she is speaking to you, causing these nightmares, maybe she is already here, waiting.”

“Guess it’s a good thing I didn’t go for that walk earlier.” Melinda looked down.

“Yes.” G agreed. They both got up and got dressed. They headed outside into the darkness. It was early morning, before the sun had started to rise. Melinda was on high alert, but she wasn’t scared now. She was ready for anything that may come their way. She wanted to protect G as much as he wanted to protect her.

They heard light laughter from behind a cluster of trees. It was a child’s laughter, but it was sinister. Definitely who they were looking for.

G put his arm out in front of Melinda, protecting her. She looked up at him. “G,” she said, “I don’t need protecting. We are in this together, no matter what happens.”

G sighed. He dropped his arm and nodded. “You’re right.”

They kept walking toward the sound of the laughter they heard.

Melinda called out, “Are you a coward? Come on out! We’re waiting for you…”

G grinned. Melinda was tough. He didn’t realize, and especially being a kindness soul, that wasn’t something that seemed like it would come from her.

A figure emerged from the shadows. It was a child, and she was still shadowed herself, but part of her was visible, including part of her shirt. Green and yellow. Melinda gasped a little. She looked at G and whispered. “It’s her.”

G was ready and on guard.

Chara came out completely from the shadows of the trees. “Aww,” she said, with a smirk on her face. “But I was having fun!”

“Playtime is over,” G growled. “What do you want?”

“Well, see, this place is pretty interesting. I wanted monsters and humans dead. But this place is filled with monsters who have turned human! This is a wonderful place to be right now. Consider it ‘killing two birds with one stone’.” Chara laughed. “Oh, and let’s not forget that you have my family, and didn’t even invite me!” She grinned. “Not that it matters. They will all be dead too.” She pulled out a knife. She looked at it and moved it around in her hand. “So…which one of you is first? The wannabe overpowered amalgamate of a former skeleton, or the actual human?” She looked up at Melinda. “Kindness, huh? Sorry, but I might have to change that. Let’s see how kind you are after I knock some sense into you!” She charged at Melinda with the knife.

Classic Sans’ magic kicked in, and as Melinda’s left eye flashed blue and yellow, she pushed her arm out in front of her, knocking Chara back into a tree. She fell to her knees. She stayed like that for a moment, then laughed maniacally and got up.

“Not bad!” She smiled. “But I can do better.”

“You have a knife, that’s it.” Melinda scoffed.

“It’s a weapon, which is more than I can say about you two.” She looked at G. “How about you? How good are your reflexes?” She approached him. G put his arms up almost in a shrugging motion, and on each side of him a Gaster Blaster appeared, ready to fire.

“Oh, you have those lovely dragon friends? How sweet.” Chara laughed. “Don’t worry, after you’re dead, I’ll kill them fast. They won’t feel a thing.”

G’s eye glowed fierce. “Don’t bet on it.” He fired the blasters. Chara giggled and dodged them.

“Oh, puh-leeze. Have you not learned anything from Classic?” She smiled. “This is all just a game to me.” She ran at G again, and Melinda jumped in front of him and fired a blaster at her. She didn’t have time to dodge, so it hit her. It didn’t take much health from her.

Melinda was shocked. Chara noticed this. “Aww, you were hoping I wouldn’t be this tough, weren’t you?” She ran toward Melinda. “Well, SURPRISE!

Melinda pushed Chara back again. She turned to G. “We are going to need help.”

“I know, but I’m not leaving you!” G exclaimed.

“And I’m not leaving you,” Melinda agreed.

“See? That’s what kindness does. You would rather die for him than eliminate the enemy. Hahahaha! Oh this is going to be so easy.” Chara mocked them.

Melinda and G looked at each other and nodded. Melinda switched to G’s power and both of their left eyes started glowing yellow. G made a scythe appear, and Melinda brought up three blasters. “The only one who will be dying here is YOU,” she snarled. The blasters fired and G shot blue magic from the scythe. They all hit Chara, knocking her down.

“This kid is horrible at dodging,” G observed.

“No, she’s not. She’s trying to trick us. Don’t let your guard down.” Melinda was still focused on Chara. “As soon as you do, you’re gone.”

G nodded. “Alright.”

Chara’s knife lit up. “You aren’t the only ones who can use tools to shoot magic.” She lifted the knife and shot blue magic right back at G. Melinda counteracted with a green shield.

“You should know by now that he can handle his own!” Chara screamed angrily at Melinda.

Melinda grinned. “Oh, someone is getting a little worked up.”

Chara growled and charged again. She tried to slash Melinda, who jumped out of the way. She fired a blaster and sharp bones as G’s magic again. Chara dodged, but disappeared.

G and Melinda looked around. “Huh?” Melinda asked. “Where did she go?”

G’s eyes went wide. “BEHIND YOU!” He shouted.

Melinda turned and brought up a counterattack, but it was too late. Chara fired yellow magic at Melinda, hitting her right in the chest. Melinda fell.

Chara looked at G and grinned. “Yellow magic, the color of justice. I would say justice has been served, wouldn’t you?” She laughed. “Oh, wait, no. I still need to get you.

G looked down at Melinda, who had activated a shield around herself to allow healing. He looked back up at Chara, both eyes blaring yellow. In a moment of anger, he threw the scythe to the side and trapped Chara in a cage and surrounded it with blasters. Just before they could fire, Chara laughed again. “You just made a mistake, trash bag. Do you know what it is?”

G was taken aback for a moment, then retorted, “Not killing you sooner!”

“No,” Chara smiled. “You dropped your weapon. Her knife glowed the color of the scythe, light blue, and the scythe lifted, floating toward her. “Didn’t Gaster tell you not to let emotion get to you?” The scythe was now upright and facing G. Chara pointed her knife at him, and the scythe swung down. Melinda deactivated the shield on herself and it appeared in front of G, stopping the scythe in place. She stood up and faced Chara.

G waved his hand and the shield disappeared. He caught the scythe and charged at Chara. He swung it, but she dodged.

“You’ll get tired eventually, Sans,” Chara glared.

“Heh. You don’t know me too well, do you?” He brought up the bone cage and blasters around it again. This time he fired them. Chara glitched out of the cage, but was still hit by one of the blasters. She fell to the ground behind the cage.

“All Sanses are the same!” She yelled.

The sun was starting to come up, and Melinda knew Alphys and Undyne would be awake soon. She breathed a small sigh of relief. She was starting to feel pain again. Her health was at half. She didn’t want to tell G, though. Emotions clouded his judgment and almost got him killed once. She didn’t want it to happen again.

“No, not all of them. In fact, most of us are more powerful than the one you’re used to. Guess that’s a shame for you, isn’t it?” G grinned.

Chara screamed and charged at G, who counteracted with his scythe. “Nice try.”

Melinda brought up blasters with red eyes. “Here’s just a taste of what you might get if you were to encounter yet another Sans,” she smiled. She fired them and hit Chara, who hit her head on a tree as she fell. Melinda’s eye stopped glowing red, and she fell to the ground.

G waved his hand and the scythe disappeared. He knelt down by Melinda. “Are you alright?”

“Yeah,” Melinda said through gritted teeth. “I’ll be fine.” She was lying. Something was wrong. But Chara was going to wake up eventually, and she didn’t want G to be worried about something else.

G was unsure about her, but he nodded anyway. “Alright.”

“Go…go get Undyne. She can help.” Melinda stammered.

G looked over at Chara, then back at Melinda. Melinda saw this. “I’ll be fine,” she said.

G kissed her forehead and went to Undyne and Alphys’ house. He knocked on the door and told Undyne what was going on. In no time, Undyne was out there with them, armed with her spear and her armor.

Chara was starting to come to. She held her head and stood up. She saw Undyne and G looking at her, with Melinda just standing up herself.

“Oh, well look at you now. You recruited the fish,” Chara mocked. “Oh, I’m sorry, former fish, right? Well, welcome to the party! Looks like someone wants to become sushi today.”

Undyne narrowed her eyes and growled, “The only one who is going to be getting fileted here is you!” She launched her spear at Chara.

Chara dodged. “Aww, is that the best you can do?” She ran toward Undyne with the knife. Undyne blocked with a spear, which Chara cut in half.

Undyne stepped back, shocked. Then she gave a sinister grin and moved as G brought down his scythe. He hit Chara with no chance of her dodging. She fell to the ground.

She looked like G had knocked her out cold, but then she looked up with a menacing smile and grabbed her knife. She stood up and with a loud scream, she charged at G. G got on the defense with bones in front of him to block her, but she changed course and ran after Melinda instead.

Melinda stiffened up, eyes wide. She brought up her green shield, but it was too weak to stop Chara, who charged through it and stabbed Melinda.

Melinda fell to the ground again, coughing up blood.

“NO!!” G yelled and ran to her.

Melinda looked up. “D-don’t, G.” She said. “Ch-Chara…”

G looked behind him just in time to see Chara holding her knife to him. He fired bones at her at the same time Undyne pinned her with a spear. Caging her in bones again, G looked back at Melinda.

Melinda’s head was facing the ground. G picked up her chin. “Hey,” he said softly. “Stay with me, alright?”

Melinda smiled a little. “S-Sans…don’t worry about me…”

Undyne came over. “Is she going to be alright?” She saw the blood. “Oh my god. I’m calling Alphys. We need to get her to the lab!”

“Right,” G sighed angrily.

“You’ll never kill me,” they heard. G glared over at Chara in the cage. “You can cage me all you want, trash bag, but you’ll never kill me.”

G growled, “Why are you doing this?”

Chara’s face got serious. “Why?” She looked at him. “Somehow all of you, even Asriel got your happy endings! But me? I was left behind! I’m always left behind! So if I can’t be happy, neither can any of you. I will kill everyone on this island. You will never get your happy ending!”

Melinda looked at Chara. “Go t-to the Dreemurrs. They w-will be p-pleased to…..” she stopped, and started to close her eyes. “to s-see you….”

G crouched down to Melinda again. “Stop. Don’t strain yourself. You need the energy.” Melinda’s eyes were still closed. “Hey, dollface, stay with me!” He looked up at Undyne. “Where is Alphys??”

“She’s coming,” Undyne said, with a melancholy look on her face.

“What’s that look for?” G snarled.

“Alphys is…concerned.” Undyne said.

“Good! She should be concerned!” He looked back at Melinda.

“That’s not what I mean, Sans,” Undyne looked at him. “She’s worried Melinda might not….make it…”

G didn’t even look up. “She will. She will! Alphys and Gaster will make it so!!”

Undyne sighed. “Sans –“

Chara cut her off. “Oh, please. She wasn’t a good use for you anyway. Besides, it’s just a slash. Put a Band-Aid on the ‘boo boo’ and she will be fine.” She rolled her eyes. “Her kindness just wasn’t strong enough to survive this battle, was it?” She laughed.

Undyne’s eyes went wide when she saw G turn to Chara. She knew his emotions were running wild. She was ready to defend him if needed.

G stood up slowly and walked over to Chara, a bleak look on his face. “You say you cannot be killed. Let’s put that theory to the test.” He raised his hand and surrounded the cage with blasters, all which fired at the same time, over and over again. He just watched, with a numb look, like nothing mattered to him anymore. He raised his hand again and clenched his fist, stopping the blasters. They stayed in place, but stopped firing. He looked at Chara. Undyne watched. Chara was….crying?

“I wanted a happy ending, too,” she sobbed. “I killed myself to get it. But Asriel wouldn’t follow my lead and died! How does he get a second chance?”

“How are you here if you aren’t…living?” Undyne asked.

G shot her a look. “A better question is why you are crying about it now, after you have made it clear that you wanted to kill all of us?”

“All wars have casualties, trash bag,” she looked up.

“Not like this!” Undyne said angrily.

Alphys ran up to Melinda. Gaster came up from the lab. They took her down. G watched, then turned his attention back to Chara.

“They may have casualties, but this is different.” He mumbled.

Chara laughed. “Why? Because I went after your girlfriend?”

“Fiancé,” G corrected. Undyne’s eyes widened. “And no, because you purposely attacked her to weaken me.”

“And it worked,” Chara smiled. “Just like you have weakened me enough to make me cry like a baby. Thankfully, that didn’t last long.” She stood up. “So, what now?”

“Now, you will have to deal with me, unless you follow my instructions.” G growled.

“Do you think I am af-“

“First, Melinda’s right, you need to see the Dreemurrs. This is for two reasons. One, because you clearly said you wanted a happy ending, but didn’t get it. Two, because if we can’t handle you, Asgore will.” G surrounded Chara in blue magic and got rid of the cage.

“Hahaha! That fur ball? I was able to walk all over him when I lived with them! You really think he will hurt me?” Chara remarked.

G slammed her down to the ground. “If you do NOT follow my instructions, I assure you, you will die.”

Chara sighed, “What makes you think I won’t kill that family when you walk away?”

G teleported the knife out of her hand and into his. “Because you know better.” He grinned. “Don’t you?”

Chara scowled. “Fine…I’ll do what you say – “ Her eyes went wide. She was looking behind G. She tried to run toward what she saw, but was shoved back by the blue magic. Sitting on the ground, she smiled, tears in her eyes. “A-Asriel?”

G turned and saw him. Asriel hesitantly stepped forward. “Chara?”

“You remember me?” Chara cried.

“Of course! How could I ever forget you?” Asriel smiled.

“I thought everyone did…” Chara looked at the ground.

Undyne nodded to G. G let go of the blue magic, allowing Chara to go free. He started to walk toward the lab, but stopped at Undyne before he did. He looked her straight in the eyes, his face only inches from hers. “If that kid kills anyone, I will not hold back next time. On them, or anyone who tries to stop me.”

Undyne glared at him. “Calm down. You wanted her to see the Dreemurrs, yet you wanted to kill her. You have to pick one!”

G walked away and down into the lab.

Asriel helped Chara up. He laughed a little. “Ha…ha…just like the day we first met, huh?”

Chara smiled. “Yeah I guess so.”

Undyne stood in the shadows, thinking about what G said and watched them walk to the Dreemurr’s house. She looked at the entrance to the lab and headed down. She heard monitors beeping and stood outside the door it was coming from. She looked in to see Gaster hooking up monitors, Alphys setting machines and G sitting still in the corner, staring at the ground. He had completely detached himself from reality. She sighed and went in. She sat next to him.

“I’m sorry.” She said.

He didn’t look up. “Not as much as people will be if Melinda doesn’t survive this.”

Undyne put her hand on his shoulder, but he shrugged it off. She got angry. “Hey! These guys know what they are doing! She will be fine. Have faith.”

“She had a health of ONE, Undyne.” He finally looked up. “One.”

“It’s better than nothing.” Undyne sighed. “And I don’t blame you. I would feel the same if it had been Alphys.”

There was a knock at the door. They all looked up and saw Asgore.

“Asriel told me what happened,” he said. “Is she alright?”

Gaster smiled. “Yes, she will be fine. It will take some time, but she will make it. We stabilized her, and she is getting a blood transfusion now.”

G scowled. “You heard what happened. Is that child still in your house?”

Asgore looked confused. “The new child? Chara?”

Undyne put her hand up. “G, don’t.”

G shrugged gritted his teeth. “Yeah, I was just wondering.” He looked back down at the floor.

Asgore nodded. “She seems to be getting along really well with Asriel. He told us that the human child had fallen into the underground while we were monsters, and we took her in as our own. She and Asriel were like brother and sister. So, now we have a boy and two girls!” He laughed.

G couldn’t even fake a smile. “Great.”

Asgore looked at him. “Hey, don’t worry, Sans, I’m –“

“IT’S G!” G snapped.

Asgore sighed. “I’m sure she will be alright. She seems like a tough girl.” He looked at Melinda. “What exactly happened anyway?”

G opened his mouth, but Undyne stood up and started talking. “We had a bit of trouble with someone, and Melinda tried to help us fight, but the person who was causing trouble was too powerful. Well, actually, she wasn’t, but she pulled an unpredictable move and hit Melinda full force. We weren’t able to dodge or counteract.”

“Ah,” Asgore nodded. “Well, is the problem solved now?”

“Yes,” Undyne nodded.

“No.” G said at the same time.

“Hmm?” Asgore looked at him.

G shook his head and walked out. Asgore and Undyne looked at each other.

“I think we should leave this room so he can come back and be with the one he loves.” Asgore said. “Besides, I would like to speak with you.”

Undyne agreed. “Sure, let’s go into the room down the hall.”

They walked in and shut the door. Asgore smiled. “So Asriel tells me there was a royal guard in the underground, and you were the captain.”

Undyne looked at her armor. “Oh! Ha! That would make sense, huh?”

Asgore nodded. “I was thinking, since we might need protection against others here, maybe we could assemble a guard? It wouldn’t be a royal guard, but it would be the same idea. How about it?”

Undyne nodded. “Of course! I would love that! Who would be captain?”

Asgore looked down. “Well, I would say myself, but I’m not sure. I suppose you would make a better captain, but I will help out as well.”

Undyne laughed. “Yeah! That would be great!”

Asgore thought for a moment. “I would also like G to join, and Melinda, too. It was brought to my attention that she put up a good fight. I think with some training she would be alright.”

Undyne nodded. “Yeah, I agree. She did put up a hell of a fight. She knows what she’s doing. And she seems to be the only natural human with magic. So that’s something.”

Asgore also nodded. “Yes. I noticed that as well. She is much more powerful than a kindness soul normally is.”

“Yeah. Well, I think we should tell G about this, too,” Undyne said.

“I’m right here,” G said from the doorway.

Undyne and Asgore turned around. Asgore smiled. “I’m sorry if I upset you earlier, G, but I didn’t realize that you didn’t like being called Sans.”

“It’s fine. I wanted to apologize too. I shouldn’t have snapped like that.” G looked up. “But, how about what you two were talking about?”

“We would like to set up a guard…a force that could prevent or conquer dangers here.” Asgore said.

“I accept.” G nodded. “And I’m sure Melinda will too, but when she wakes up, I will speak with her about it.”

“Good,” Asgore smiled. “Then I will leave you guys alone and help out with this new child we have.” He started to walk out, when G stopped him.

“Please…be careful,” G said, tears in his eyes.

“Oh….I will, G,” Asgore agreed. “Thank you. You are a good friend.”

G nodded and the tears fell. He followed Asgore out of the room and went back into Melinda’s room. She was awake.

“So….” She looked around. “I’m here again, huh?” She laughed.

G looked at the floor. Melinda had never seen him so serious. “Yes. You are. And the problem still isn’t gone.”

Melinda sat up and grabbed his hand. “G, we’ll be alright.” She smiled.

G looked at her. His eyes were glazed, and he looked almost unrecognizable. He didn’t even smile. His eyes didn’t lighten when he saw her. He was cold. Distant. He looked back down. “Asgore and Undyne are assembling a guard and asked if we would be in it. I said yes about myself, but I’ll let you –“

“Yes. Definitely.” Melinda said. “Now, look at me.” Her voice was stern.

G looked at her, with the same expression he had before. “What?”

“What happened to you?” Melinda asked. She took his hand again and smiled at him. “You aren’t the G you were before all of this.”

“It’s my fault that you’re here.”

“No, it’s not, Sans. You didn’t know she would change course like that.” Melinda smiled.

“I should have. It’s the oldest trick in the book.” G’s voice was shaky. “Get your guard up so I can go over here and get the one I was really trying to get.”

“And if you had tried to protect me instead, she would have gotten you.” Melinda said softly.

“It’s better than you being here for a second time! And anyway, I could have handled it.” G said angrily.

“Sans, she would have hurt you as well, possibly killed you. Trust me, this doesn’t feel so great.” She tried to bring a smile to his face, but it made it worse.

G stood up and started pacing, a frown on his face. “Now, she is with the Dreemurrs. We just completely let her off the hook! She’s going to go and live this happy life with them. One she doesn’t deserve.”

“Everyone deserves a second chance.” Melinda said.

No they DON’T.” G silenced her. “People like her, they don’t get to redo everything. They don’t get happy endings. I should have killed her when I had the chance.”

“Sans, stop.” Melinda looked at him. “Listen to yourself! This isn’t you.”

G looked at her, a grin on his face. “Heh…you didn’t know me in the AU’s I was in. All of them. I’m not that cuddly teddy bear Sans you have. This is me, dark and dreary.”

Melinda grabbed his arm and pulled him on the bed so he was face to face with her, shock on his face. “Well then, I think I can handle an edgy Sans,” she grinned and kissed him hard.

His eyes went wide, but then he followed her lead. He closed his eyes and kissed her rough, caressing her face with one hand, and holding himself up with the other. When he started to pull away, she pulled him back deeper. They kept the kiss going for a good few minutes before breaking it.

G pulled away, but didn’t get up. He smiled at her, the spark back in his golden eyes. “Heh,” his smile turned into a mischievous grin. “You really know how to keep me on my toes, huh?”

Melinda laughed a little. “Mhmm, I do, but only because you keep me on mine. And you love it.” She teased the back of his neck. “Or does this new G disagree with some of those things? I guess we will find out.” She narrowed her eyes and moved in to kiss him again.

G started to sweat. “Uh, I’m still the same G, just more G than Sans now, if that makes sense? And I d-do still enjoy that, and y-yeah, I –“ He was pulled into the kiss, as she still teased the back of his neck. He pulled away faster this time. “You do realize you’re in a hospital bed, right?”

Melinda looked around. “Hmm, really? Does it matter?” She laughed. She was still teasing his hair line on the back of his neck.

“Y-yeah it m-matters,” G closed his eyes, and when he opened them, they were fierce. “Alright, alright, stop!”

Melinda stopped and put her hand down. She grinned and whispered in his ear, “You wouldn’t be asking me to stop if we weren’t here.”

G kissed her again. He was fierce and it made Melinda’s eyes go wide. He laughed and stopped. “You’re right.”

Alphys came in. “Alright, Melinda, your –“ She stopped, and her eyes went wide. “I-I’m sorry, I can come back later?”

Melinda laughed and moved over so G could sit on the bed with her. “No, it’s fine. I’m just trying to calm him down.” She looked over at G who looked a lot better than he had before. His eyes were brighter, not shaded, and he didn’t have that scowl on his face. If there was one thing Melinda could take pride in, it was that she could make G better no matter what.

Alphys nodded. “Well, that slash wasn’t as bad as we thought. After the blood transfusions, you came back stronger.” She looked at the notes. “Actually, literally, you came back stronger. Probably because the donated blood is from us…the humans that used to be monsters.”

Melinda’s eyes were wide. “Really? That’s great!”

Alphys smiled. “Yeah, so you should heal right up soon. I think you can go home tomorrow. But until then, get some sleep. G, you may stay with her if you’d like.”

G smiled. “Thanks Alph.”