Chapter 6

Chapter 6

Chapter Six

Moving Day

Toriel and Asgore had finished moving all of the stuff they had gotten on the mainland into their new home. It was three days after everything had been finished, and it was even more beautiful than they thought it would be. They were happy to be on their own now, even though they had been thankful for the help they got from Sans, Melinda and Papyrus.

“You have been so generous,” Asgore said. “Thank you.”

“It was my pleasure!” Melinda smiled. “I am always here to help.”

Asgore nodded and walked away. Melinda sighed. Peace and quiet in her house again.

“MELINDA!!!”

Or not….

“Hey Pap, what’s got you so excited?” Melinda asked, with a tired smile.

“Mettaton. He….asked me to be his….” Papyrus blushed. “BOYFRIEND!”

Melinda clapped and smiled. “Yay!!! Congrats! I’m happy for you both!”

Papyrus smiled. “Thank you! I’m so excited.”

“I would be too!” Melinda was beaming. “Have you told Sans?”

“No,” Papyrus said. “It just happened. You were the first person I thought to say it to. I wanted to shout it to the whole world!”

Melinda laughed. “Yeah, I understand that. Have you seen him by the way?”

Papyrus glanced around, then shrugged. “No. Last I saw him, we were helping the Dreemurrs move out.”

Melinda thought a moment. “Alright, he’s probably taking a swim. After all of that work, he probably needed to cool off.” She smiled and stood up. “Congrats.” She hugged Papyrus.

Papyrus hugged her back. “Thank you again!”

Melinda smiled and set out to find Sans. She walked out to the beach, but didn’t see him in the water. She glanced over to see if the boat was there. It was, and he was in it, laying back and looking up at the sky.

“Heh,” Melinda laughed a little to herself. She walked over to him and rocked the boat a little bit to snap him out of it.

Sans looked at her. “Oh hey, you.” He smiled.

Melinda smiled back and hopped in the boat. “What are you doing, cap’n?” She giggled.

Sans laughed a little. “Just…thinkin’.”

“About?”

“This. Us. The whole situation. It’s so strange, yet amazing. I couldn’t ask for a better outcome to all of this.” He looked at her. “Especially you.”

Melinda blushed a little. “Aww, Sansy. That’s sweet. I wouldn’t want it any other way either. I love this…and I love you.”

Sans looked up at her, then sat up. He kissed her sweetly. “I love you too.”

They cuddled in the boat for a bit, when Papyrus came up to them. “Brother!” He exclaimed. “Did you hear the news?”

“No, Pap, what’s up?” Sans asked.

“Mettaton and I are official!” Papyrus smiled wide.

Sans also smiled. “Oh that’s great! Congrats to you both!”

Papyrus was still smiling, when Mettaton came up. “Thank you!”

“Yes,” Mettaton smiled as well. “Thank you, darlings.”

Papyrus looked at Mettaton. “Hello! I didn’t expect you to be here so soon.”

“Soon? I’m right on time.” Mettaton grinned. “Ready to go?”

“I….I didn’t have a chance to ask yet.” Papyrus stammered.

Sans looked at them. “You need to use the boat?”

Papyrus nodded. “Is that alright?”

Sans grinned. “It’s fine. She’s all yours.” He hopped out, then held his hand out for Melinda to get out. She took it and he pulled her toward him and kissed her.

Mettaton gave a sly grin. “Get a ROOM, you two.”

Sans laughed. “We already have one.” He winked.

They walked over to the beach as the boat’s engine started. They watched Mettaton and Papyrus leave.

“Love birds,” Sans winked.

“Oh, and we aren’t?” Melinda shoved him a little.

Sans laughed. “Oh, we are, but they are new love birds.”

Melinda also laughed. “True.” She walked away to go lay on the hammock. It wasn’t her favorite place to sit, but she liked it best when she was tired, which she was. Sleepless nights due to the kids in the house had finally taken their toll on her. She laid down and felt the coolness of the palm tree shade.

Sans came over and sat in one of the beach chairs she had on a platform that the hammock also stood on. “Sleepy?”

“Mhmm,” Melinda nodded. “My goal isn’t to sleep right now, but rather to just, relax.” She smiled, looking up at the clear sky behind the trees.

Sans looked up. “I still can’t get over how beautiful this place is.”

Melinda nodded. “I’ve lived here for a while, and even I can’t believe it either.” She laughed a little. “Of course, you being here makes it even better.”

“Aww” Sans laughed. “I was going to say the same about you, but you beat me to it.”

“Hehe” Melinda giggled. She noticed the sun was starting to set. She closed her eyes again and just took in the evening air. Nothing was better than being out there, with the one she loved, in nothing short of paradise.

Before she knew it, Sans was gently waking her up. She opened her eyes, and wiping the sleep away, she realized now it was dark out. “Huh?” She asked, confused.

Sans laughed. “You pulled a ‘me’ and fell asleep when you didn’t mean to.”

“You let me?” She looked at him with a smile.

“Uh, well, yeah, I didn’t say that I didn’t do the same.” He grinned.

“Oh, haha. Well, whatever works!” Melinda started to get up when she heard the sound of paddles on the water. She tried to look in the direction of where the sound was coming from, but the rock was in the way.

“Have Papyrus and Mettaton come back yet?” She asked Sans.

“Nope. But this isn’t them. I can’t tell for sure, but I see red hair, and blonde hair.” Sans looked out, following the sound.

Shortly after he said that, he heard the faint sound of his boat’s motor. “Well, they’re on their way back now. Perfect timing.” He laughed.

Melinda laughed nervously, but still listened for the other boat. “We need to see where that boat is going.” She said. She got up from the hammock and waded into the water to get a better view. Sans was right. The boat had two women, one redhead and one blonde, in it. They were coming toward the island, following behind Papyrus and Mettaton.

“Do you think they found the girls?” Melinda asked Sans.

Sans shrugged. “I have no idea. I guess we’ll find out.”

Papyrus and Mettaton came around and slowed down to dock the boat. Once out, Mettaton ran up to Melinda.

“Great news, darling!” He said, a grin from ear to ear. “Do you remember how you mentioned in that game there was a Dr. Alphys and captain of the Royal Guard, Undyne?”

Melinda’s face went pale. “Y-yeah.”

“We found them! They were at the….” Mettaton stopped. “Uh, place we went to.”

“Great!” Melinda exclaimed. ‘But where will they stay?’ “Do they know what’s going on, or do we need to explain it again?”

“Already done!” Mettaton smiled. “I know you have told that story so many times, we wanted to save you the trouble. Undyne was skeptical, but Alphys was amazed, and happy to finally have some answers.”

Melinda grinned. “Yeah, that sounds like them.”

Undyne and Alphys pulled their boat up and docked it. They turned and smiled at each other, then walked over to everyone else.

“Hi!” Melinda smiled. “So I hear Mettaton here talked to you about the confusion you have had recently? “

Alphys nodded. “Y-yeah, and he said that….we were close friends back where we came from.”

Melinda laughed. “Well, you BUILT him.”

Everyone stared at her, even Mettaton.

“U-uh…guess I forgot to mention Mettaton was a robot.” Melinda smiled nervously.

Mettaton was amused. “Oh really? Well I suppose that explains a lot”

Melinda grinned. “You were meant for entertainment, which is why you are so eccentric.”

“Eccentric? I hardly think so, darling!” Mettaton looked at her. Melinda narrowed her eyes at him. He realized how he sounded. “Oh, right…alright, carry on!”

Melinda turned to Undyne and Alphys. “So, we have been building this island into a community for everyone to enjoy, now that there are so many people who were in need of homes and information. Undyne, King Asgore is here, so you may want to pay him a visit, and Alphys, if you have any memory of being a doctor, you could help us here.”

Alphys smiled. “Yes! I remember things like that, but I didn’t know where I got that knowledge.”

Undyne was taken aback. “King Asgore? That name….it’s so familiar.”

“He was the king of the underground. You were the head of the underground Royal Guard. We won’t really be needing that here, but if Asgore is starting to remember, I’m sure he would love to see you again.” Melinda gave Undyne a warm smile.

Undyne nervously smiled back. “Alright, but, I’m not sure if I know much about my past skills or anything.”

Melinda laughed. “Knowing you, you’ll remember it soon!”

They all smiled at Undyne, keeping her spirits high.

“So, there’s one issue here. You guys are probably pretty tired from paddling that boat, huh? So you would need a place to sleep. But, we haven’t built a house for you yet. I mean, you could stay in our house, but I’m not sure if you want to do that….” Melinda trailed off.

Mettaton and Papyrus looked at each other, then Mettaton nodded.

“They can stay at my place until they have their own.” He turned to Melinda and Sans. “If that’s alright with you.”

Melinda and Sans nodded at the same time. “Of course,” Melinda smiled.

“Then it’s settled!” Mettaton beamed at Undyne and Alphys. “Right this way. I’ll show you where it is and let you get comfortable.”

“Thank you Mettaton,” Undyne said, still confused.

They walked away to the house, leaving Papyrus, Sans and Melinda still standing on the beach.

“Well, that’s the whole main crew of the game.” Melinda said. “I think we did it. We got them all. Unless the other monsters are now also in human form and floating around out there.”

Sans shrugged. “I hope not, or we are going to end up needing to buy these other islands.”

Melinda laughed. “Well, I already took care of that after saving up for them.” She gave Sans a big smile.

“Wait, really?” Sans was shocked.

“Yeah! Why do you think they are empty?” Melinda continued laughing.

Sans looked around. “But why?”

“Isolation,” Melinda looked down. “I thought it was something I was going to want for a long, long time. But now, I’m glad I did it because I can use it for you guys!” She looked back up.

Papyrus smiled. “It’s strange how things seem to work out like that.”

Melinda nodded. “Yeah. It is.”

Mettaton signaled to Papyrus to follow him. Papyrus waved and walked away.

Melinda was happy. Everything had fully fallen into place, even more so than before. Her happiness quickly faded though, when she realized that there could be two different outcomes to this. Frisk was a good child, but with the wrong decisions placed in front of her, she was incredibly dangerous. Sans was seeing his past, but Melinda feared he saw his future as well. She shook it off as nothing though, and hoped she was wrong.

Sans took Melinda’s hand, snapping her out of her reverie. He smiled at her. “Are you alright?”

“Yeah,” Melinda smiled. “Just thinking about how all of this is coming together.”

Sans looked around. “Yeah, it’s really nice. Hopefully, once we all start to remember everything, we can work ourselves back into our old roles and such.”

“With newfound personalities too?” Melinda winked.

Sans blushed blue a little. “You mean, Lust?”

Melinda laughed. “Well, actually I didn’t, but yeah, him too.”

Sans’ blush faded a little, and he pulled on Melinda’s hand a little. “Let’s go home.”

“Yes, I’m exhausted.” Melinda agreed.