You were amazing.
We did amazing things.
If you've ever been through the receiving end of a break up, you know, first-hand, that if feels as if you've taken a blow to the gut. It feels as if you've been drained of all your oxygen, and you crave the day in which you will be able to breathe again. This was the way it felt for (Name).
(Name) and Karkat. It had been that way for years. You never saw one without the other, as if it physically pained them to be apart. And you know what, at the time it did indeed feel that way for her and her beloved troll. They had met in middle school, when a teacher was being unfair to him because of him being different. Trolls had arrived to Earth only 5 years prior, and most of the world wasn't used to having them around. (Name) had been brave enough to call the teacher out on her copious amounts of bullshit, and landed them both detention for a week. For the next 5 days, they bonded over the little things like cussing, romcoms, romantic topics and the like. They officially became best friends that same year, and in the middle of 8th grade, he finally popped the question.
(Name), of course, said yes to becoming his moirail, which is what they wanted at the time.
Now having the both the best friend and moirail title, she spend most of her time with him, chatting away carelessly as well as calming him in his fits of rage, and he calmed her when she was entering the early stages of depression. They both pulled themselves out of the way of every obstacle they faced. It was an amazing moirallegience, but one that, fortunately, only lasted two years.
By the 11th grade, (Name) and Karkat had been together through everything. Loss of pets, breakups, unrequited crushes. You name it. She had grown into a curvy young woman with soft features and the smallest hints of laugh lines. He had grown taller than her by almost half a foot, and his eyes filled in with his color. They were inseparable at this point. Usually, though, when you're this close to some one of the gender you find attractive, you start to fall in love. And that's exactly what had happened.
Upon realizing their feelings for each other, both parties panicked. There was no way in hell they could have fallen for their moirail, no fucking way. It's funny how life fucks with your brain that way. A year of both vague and subtle hints combined, (Name) finally asked her on a date. He agreed embarrassingly fast.
That same night, they became an official couple and flaunted it to any one who would hear. Their friends said that it had been a long time coming and that no body was surprised at the turn of events. Karkat and (Name) only became closer, in both mind and body. It seemed like the perfect love story at the time.
And then college came around, and along with college, came Terezi Pyrope.
Terezi was a nice girl. Scheming and weird, but over all nice and quickly befriended both you and Karkat. She thought it was so cute that Karkat had found someone who could stand him. That's right, Terezi had met Karkat through the Internet whilst he was in middle school, but shortly drifted away from her when he began to get closer to (Name). The latter thought it was a nice coincidence and had no qualms in letting them rekindle their friendship.
Her trust came at a price however. (Name) and Karkat had been around each other for so long, that it didn't surprise her that he started spending more time with Terezi, who was something new and refreshing in his life. That was fine, because Terezi's boyfriend at the time had decided to get to know you better around the same time.
Dave Strider was a perfectly human boy. Blonde hair, red eyes, rad shades. He was charming in his own pseudo-nonchalant way and him and (Name) hit it off right away. It was then, that the arguments began.
Karkat was jealous of Dave, plain and simple. He didn't think his Matesprit had the right to spend so much time with another dude. (Name) argued that the only reason her and Dave were spending so much time together was because he was always off with Terezi. It only spiraled downward from then on.
Suddenly they fought and argued every day. Every day was a battle between the two, and the very weapons that were once aimed at a mutual enemy were now trained on each other. They both sought comfort from Terezi and Dave respectively.
All attempts to rebuild their relationship failed, and in their sophomore year of college, Karkat called the whole thing off.
It hurt (Name), to be totally honest. It destroyed her. She begged and pleaded for him to work things out between them, but even though Karkat teared up a little, he stood by his decision. For years after that, they didn't talk to one another.
During that time, Dave spent much more time with her than before and eventually him and Terezi broke it off as well. But at least their breakup had been a mutual agreement. After months of seeking comfort in the arms of the Youngest Strider, they both made it official and started dating.
She was happy again. After months of being utterly unhappy, she finally found her light. Her Knight. And he loved her passionately, and unconditionally. Eventually, she would learn to love him with her all in return. Dave didn't have a problem waiting, though. They had all the time in the world.
They were married now, Dave and (Name), an were expecting a little Strider to pop out in a few months.
After years of not talking to each other, (Name) called Karkat and his devoted Matesprit Terezi and invited them both for dinner one night.
That night was tonight.
The four of them had been chatting away carelessly for hours. Dave and Karkat were joking around like old buddies and (Name) and Terezi giggled about girl stuff. All was well. Terezi and Dave smoothed out their differences and became good friends, and (Name) and Karkat did the same.
(Name) smiled to herself as she watched Dave and Karkat wrestle over a pen, while Terezi cheered Dave on.
She knew she still harbored bitter feelings towards the Candy Red-blooded troll, and she doubted she would ever treat him the same as before, but she was perfectly fine.
Karkat glanced at her and offered her a blissful smile, before Terezi licked his cheek. As he flipped and threw one of his famous Karkat Tantrums, Dave pulled (Name) in for a sweet kiss.
Everything had turned out alright.
And I wouldn't change it,
cuz we did amazing things.