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Sans comforted what remained of Papyrus. He wept, for he arrived too late to save him.
Tears of anguish rained down the Skeleton’s eye sockets. He wanted to avenge his brother, but
by then, he was too late, for a figure in a hoodie unsuspectingly slashed his body from behind.
Sans cried tears of anguish, and lied on his injured back. A strong knife it was that struck him,
the same used to kill Papyrus.
The hooded figure wasted no time in finishing the monster off. The same knife was used to
severely disfigure the hapless skeleton…
A wide gasp. “Papyrus, NOOOO!”
Sans awoke from his slumber. He was surprised to be in bed, as a Monster and not some
His brother overheard the yelling. “Brother, is everything all right?”
“Yes, brother? What seems to be the problem? Why are you yelling?”
Sans told his brother to come closer, and come closer he did. The teary-eyed, helpless skeleton
hugged his sibling tight. “I am glad it is just a dream. I thought I would never see you again.”
Papyrus sighed, clapping his brother’s back. “Oh, brother, you are doing it again. I am always
here for you. Do not worry!”
A cup of coffee each was enough to make the tears subside. The comfort of togetherness; being
in a functional family brightened Sans’s mood.
“Sans,” Papyrus said. “Are you feeling better now?”
Sans gently blew the coffee before taking a sip. “Sure, bro. Better.”
“Wonderful!” exclaimed Papyrus. “I am proud to see you in better shape.”
Sans nodded. “Sure, Paps. Anything for you.”
“But Sans,” Papyrus hesitated. “Lately, I notice you have been waking up in the middle of the
night, and you were often screaming your bones out!”
Sans sighed. “Good one, bro.”
“You seem to be in a world of trouble, brother,” Papyrus suspected. “Please, tell me, what is the
matter? Maybe we can try to sort it out…”
Sans was stony-faced. He could not make out ways to explain his dream. That he wanted to tell
the truth, but at the same time avoid discomfort to the listening Papyrus, it was a tricky and
Soon, the little skeleton sighed. He knew he had to do the right thing. “Paps, it is the human.”
Papyrus’ sipping of his favorite coffee came to an unsuspecting halt. “Eh? The human? Our
“You heard me right.”
“But, I have not seen the human, ever since he left to venture the Waterfall. Sans, did you dream
about the human?” Papyrus’ quizzical tone turned to a questionable grin. “Ah, you miss him!”
“The human needs to be kept a close eye on, bro.”
Papyrus looked puzzled.
“In my dream, something, or someone, vandalized and tortured this place. That thing came
equipped with a sharp knife…no, wait, a blade!”
“Yeah, and…” Sans tried to avoid going to the part that hurt him the most. “He killed many.
Many of us.”
Papyrus gasped. “That…that is horrible! Sans, you are having a horrible dream!”
“Hard to admit, but you’re right this time,” Sans replied.
“But, what does this have to do with the human?” Papyrus inquired.
Sans replied, “Like I said, we need to keep a close eye on the human…”
Papyrus stared at Sans; his face resembled questions, and he looked like he did not sit well with
his older brother’s stance. He knew firsthand human Biron’s attitude, but he wondered what was
also going through Sans’s mind.
“But Sans,” Papyrus said, “remember when I say this, that the dreams just do not happen, they
are not exactly real.”
“They may not be real for now,” Sans continued, “but the feeling, I cannot take it.” Sans took a
deep breath. “I know it’s hard, but bro, we need this. Not gonna let anyone ruin our day.”
Papyrus cast a face of reluctance. He nodded without question. “Understood, brother.” A smile
soon etched on his face. “Fear not, dear brother-”
Papyrus carried on, “For it is a new day! Now, what do you say we leave this trouble behind, and
head out with joy on our faces!”
I don’t wanna lose you, just as much as I don’t want to lose me. I don’t wanna lose the human,
too, if that can be helped…