Break This Hint of Love
You’d done enough shipping to know when something would work out, and when something wouldn’t work out.
You’d seen enough ships sink to know when things weren’t looking too great.
Sometimes you predicted one of your ships would sink just based on what your friends were doing or just based on the kind of person they were. It didn’t matter what kind of ship it was either; red, pale…you could guess if they’d work or not with all the expertise you’ve developed as a veteran shipper.
You’re even more skilled now than you were when you first started your shipping wall, a few sweeps ago.
And that might be why you get a little sick to your post-ingestion organ when you think about your own red crush.
Whenever you see that ship on your wall, you feel a little nervous.
It’s one of the oldest ships on your wall, and it has your own little comment too: “ohhhh yesss!”.
You can’t deny you love Karkat like nobody else. The amount of times he creeps into your mind on a quotidian basis, and the amount of times you stop, sigh, and think about knocking him down and giving him the spinal cord of a prized catch of yours absolutely covered in delicious chunks of meat and good blood…
He’s infested in your think pan, and he won’t get out. You’re infatuated with him, and you always giggle when you just think of him, and you blush and giggle even more when you imagine even talking to him.
But why? You scorn yourself sometimes, as a veteran shipper. It annoys you sometimes that you love him as much as you do…what if your love wouldn’t work?
You know, you know you know you know he’s a grouch. You know it might not work, and yet, you love him nonetheless.
It’s stupid, and you can’t believe you’ve let yourself fall head-over-heels for someone who can never love.
You’ve done enough shipping to know that a relationship might not work out, and you’ve done enough shipping to know how to deal with that sort of problem
. You could get over it; you know you could. One quick slaughter of a gigantic hoofbeast and you’d be okay! You’d just need to get your sadness and anger out of your system, and you’d be a-ok!
…And yet, here you are.
Staring at a picture of Karkat you drew yourself.
Wishing, hoping he’d feel the way about you the way you feel about him.
You’re more than welcome to offer criticism of any kind, including tips on characterization! You know the drill very well by now, right? XD