A young man sat on his wheel chair, he brushed the small amount of hair that was in his face out of his face, he was on a mission, a mission to start over, a new life, the fact that he was no longer able to walk kinda sucked and well knowing a bunch of people who were once his best friends now laughing at him he couldn't take it so now he sat on a train, without knowing anyone, the train stopped letting new people on, one happened to catch his eyes, a very tall fellow who looked like he was having a rough day, also maybe because his face was painted like a skull, and well how could you miss a guy with BRIGHT purple hair his face painted like a skull he had a vest on with a long sleeved striped shirt on, with one sleeve rolled up.
The skulled-faced male sat down and stared at the floor for quite a while, fiddling with one of the many bracelets on his wrist, he could almost be mistaken for a girl with his long hair; his figure said otherwise, he really was obviously a guy.
Skull-face looked up and stared directly at our handicapped friend, who happened to have a seat open right by him.
The brown haired male looked around, he couldn't get away and he finally snapped out of his thought and almost squeaked when he heard a voice say "Hey there I happened to notice you stare at me from over there, my name's Gamzee" The purple eyed and haired male said with a smile holding out one of his hands "what's your name?"
"t-Tavros" he said taking the quite outgoing male's large hand and shaking it "Tavros Nitram
"Sweet name my last name is Makara"
Tavros stared at Gamzee blankly for a bit
It took the clown-ish male a second to process the information "oh sorry If I'm scaring you or anything, it's a bad habit of mine to be all friendly and shit..."
"No no that was fine, it's good to be friendly I was just, uh, no offence but, staring at your face paint"
Gamzee's eyes widened a bit "oh really? I forgot I had this stuff on, I tend to keep my face painted for reasons"
"Like what?" Tavros asked feeling bad for asking something that seemed so personal
Gamzee looked down for a second "it's a long story; I could tell you if you wanted to know"
"Uhh…sure I guess"
"Well I don't really motherfucking know what happened Tav, it's okay if I call you that right?" Tavros nodded "okay anyways, it was a crazy day back where I lived, I just one day I got really mad, like REALLY mad… my place was trashed, and well I blacked out, I woke up with blood on my hands and other places, and a huge ass scratch on my face right across my face, so I use face paints to cover it all up, or else people were scared of me…"
Tavros stared at gamzee 'so he just said he has killed people… and is running away' "so you killed people?"
"No way! I would never kill a motherfucker, that I know of, that's just wrong.. "
"Oh okay, then can I ask something..?"
"Sure, what is it?"
"Why do you have purple hair?"
"I'm always changing my hair color; I just wanted to go purple, like my eyes because I've gone almost every color of the rainbow, sometimes I even get my hair every color of the rainbow all at the same time"
"Do you do it on your own?"
"Yep, would you want me to do your hair at some point?"
Tavros shrugged "sounds cool but I don't know, maybe, I don't think I could go any strange colors like you though"
Gamzee stared at Tavros for a bit, "you could do red streaks"
"That sounds kinda cool"
"Or maybe lighten the tips or your hair, there are a bunch of things that could be done"
"You don't think funny of me by this but, it's like I've known you for a long time, kinda"
"No shit same here bro" Gamzee said with a smirk "but it's like I know everyone, to be honest, it's kinda weird"
"Ah, now that I think of it, what was your original hair color?"
"Dark dark dark dark brown"
"And your eyes are naturally purple?"
"Eyup, why are you asking all these questions?"
"When I was really little I had a friend that you remind me of"
"He didn't have a painted face though, he was really foolish his hair was usually a slight mess but you could tell someone tried to fix it, and he always would go on about-"
"Miracles and other crazy shit like that?" Gamzee interrupted
"Yeah, and he called fairies-"
"Miracles with wings?"
Gamzee smirked "did he have a big scary dad?"
"I never saw his dad he was usually alone when his friends were around"
"Ah so he's gone now?"
"Yeah, last time I saw him he hit his head really hard, and he was in the hospital and I moved away…"
"Hey that ain't cool, your parents didn't think you should see your friend?"
"My parents didn't always care what I did, they usually were away, so they didn't know. Wait…" Tavros looked out the widow "Oh no I missed my stop!"
Gamzee looked out the window also "so did I, why don't we just stick together?"
"I just met you though"
"It's cool I won't hurt you, I'm a nice guy, plus I know a couple people out around this area, we can crash with them so we can head on out" Gamzee said as the door opened and he stood up throwing his overly packed backpack on "want some help?"
Tavros shook his head "nah I'm fine" he then rolled towards the nearest door and got off the train with gamzee following after him, "so Gamzee where were you headed?"
"Anywhere, I just needed to start over"
"Let's start over together then!" Gamzee said with a big smile.
Tavros nodded "sure"
The two headed off side by side, chatting trying to figure out where the hell they were because no one really paid attention to any of the signs, but later on Gamzee whipped out his phone and called a friend
"Hey, can you come pick us up?" the clown said into the phone
"Where are we, uhmm, I don't know bro.." "Woah woah chill out, wait do you know where a bagel shop is?, because we're close to a bagel shop now"
The voice on the other line rose up quite loudly yelling
"Do you think I know where every single bagel shop in the world is?! Why did you have to get off in the wrong area closest to where I live?"
"I don't know it just happened to be when we realized"
"Fine I'll pick you and your new friend up just give me a second"
"Okay karkles we will wait in the bagel store" Gamzee said then hung up
Over on the receiving side of the call sat a frustrated young man with bright red eyes, and also bright white hair, who had his face slammed onto his desk, one of his closest friends was a complete fool. He stood up and headed off, throwing on a hoodie and a hat to cover most of his hair. His little sister (who wasn't blood related and just liked to stay at his house) watched him head on out "Karkitty where are you going?"
"Gamzee was being an idiot again and is lost but at a bagel shop with his new friend and I need to go pick their sorry asses up Nepeta"
She nodded "Okay, pick up a couple bagels then while you're at it, your fridge doesn't have much food at all, and you'll starve to death"
"Okay" Karkat said rolling his eyes and walking out the door.
Karkat Vantas wasn't the kindest of people but you know he cares, he is an albino which makes him different from many so he tries to hide it usually he dyes his hair jet black but he hasn't done it in a while and well sometimes having bright white hair is well cool, most people can't pull it off. He is also not the tallest man in the world but not everyone is, Gamzee towers over him but well, Gamzee is just a tall guy both his parents were tall, the lucky asshole, Karkat was a little under Gamzee's shoulder sadly the purple eyed clown was just too tall!
The red-eyed human got into his car and tried to remember where any bagel shop was, he remembered once being at one because he blacked out from not eating for a couple weeks, and luckily Nepeta was in the passenger seat and knew how to drive.
Gamzee was munching on a bagel sitting next to tavros
"gamzee, you aren't worried that your face paint will get on your food?"
Gamzee looked at tavros, he was in mid-bite, but he set down the bagel and had a small smile like he had the whole time they were talking so far "well it doesn't bother me anymore, I got used to it, it does smudge off at times but there's no big deal with that."
"Ah, does it ever get In your food?"
"Sometimes, but not all the time"
"Would you wear it if you went to a fancy restaurant?"
"Depends on the occasion if it's really fancy and nice like that, I'll take it off and probably just use normal make up to cover up my scars."
"Why do y-" Tavros was silence by gamzee putting a chunk of bagel into his mouth
"You ask a lot of questions Tav…you shouldn't worry so much and just chill out ya know, you can keep asking questions but you should stop for a little bit, and take in all the answers around you"
Tavros nodded slightly
"Also I have some questions for you"
Tav, swallowed the piece of bagel he was given (of course after chewing it he wasn't going to choke) "Like what..?" he asked
"I don't want to sound rude but, how'd you get handicapped?"
"Oh, it was a while ago, I uh.. , I was on a hiking trip with a girl who was once sorta like my girlfriend I guess, I left her later on, but she thought it would be like some kind of joke and well I was pushed, off I cliff, and I hit my legs a couple times and lastly landed on my back and blacked out, next thing I know I'm in the hospital and the doctors say I'm paralyzed, and well one day I could get fixed up and probably be able to walk again but I don't have the money I wish I did…"
"Ow…" Gamzee mumbled "How about I'll help you out so you can get the money to get you your legs back?"
"Y-you would do that?"
"Sure, even though we just met today, I know you're pretty cool, and well you're in need of help and I'll help ya out"
"Thank you Gamzee" Tavros said with a smile
"Is your touching "heart-warming" moment over yet, I'd like to get back into the darkness of my room" Karkat said standing in front of Gamzee and Tavros
The two looked over at Karkat, Gamzee stood up and hugged his albino friend "Hey Karkat how're you doing?"
"Terrible, let's go"
Tavros was staring at the major height difference between Gamzee and Karkat, and also there odd eye colors and hair colors
"And this must be your new friend?"
Gamzee nodded, "I met him on the train today"
"And that's why you missed your stop to where ever the hell you were going?"
"Okay, then both of you come on, my car is right outside"
Gamzee nodded and motioned tavros to follow along as Karkat walked on out.
"Hey gamzee have you done his hair?" Tavros whispered to the purple-haired male
"Why do you ask that?" Gamzee replied in a hushed tone
"Because well it's white"
"Ah no I didn't do his hair it's naturally like that, but he's kinda stubborn about it and we shouldn't talk about it"
"Ah okay" Tavros said with a nod then stopped by the car along with gamzee, who glanced back at karkat who was by the trunk "Hey you probably have to put your wheel chair back here, because there will probably be no room in the back seat"
"Oh okay I guessed that" Tavros said then rolled over to Karkat
"Now can you stand at all?"
Tavros looked down at his legs "Sadly no, I wish I could, maybe I could go into the car first then you can bring the wheel chair back..?"
Tavros nearly squeaked when Gamzee Picked him up "Nah it's cool I'll just carry you into the car, how about that Tav?"
"U-uh that's okay I guess.." Tavros stuttered as gamzee brought him over to the side of the car
"Now you have to open the door"
Karkat was struggling with the wheel chair but managed to fit it into the vehicle.
On the drive back gamzee was making faces at the people passing by for the hell of it while karkat threatened to leave him on the street with a bagel crammed down his throat, (before he interrupted their conversation he got a couple) while tavros tried to make sure he didn't laugh to loud at how they acted together, they were truly best friends or frienimies, karkat really seemed to get tcked off by Gamzee but you sorta could tell he cared.
The car stopped "And we're here, Gamzee wipe your face paint off the window then help your friend out of the car, I'll get his wheel chair" Karkat said turning off the vehicle taking out the keys and getting out of the car and heading back to the trunk.
Gamzee quickly wiped all what was there of face paint on the window then nearly rolled out of the car and headed over to the other side to help tavros out.
Nepeta heard the commotion from outside, mainly karkat cursing. She walked on out "Hey do you need any help..?" she asked
"Nepeta, hey my mother fucker furrend!" Gamzee said with a smile
"Gamzee!" Nepeta squealed running over and hugging the clown. "I haven't seen you in furever"
"Shut up witht the cat puns and let's go inside already" Karkat barked setting the wheel chair on the ground then walking away
"Okay bro" Gamzee said then picked up Tavros "Sorry bro if you don't know what's going on, this is my family from another, well family" he said then set his new friend down in the chair
Tavros looked at Nepeta and waved
"Helloo~," Nepeta said with a smile, "and befur you think of it, Karkitty is my brother, and I just like to come to his house to make sure he's alive"
"Okay" Tavros mumbled "I wasn't going to think that you two had any romantic relationship, karkat seems to be the anti-social type.."
"Oh he is," Gamzee and Nepeta said, "but he's got us to drag him out"
"Oh, well that's good"
"Yep" Gamzee said then was pinned in the head by a bagel "GET INSIDE ALREADY!" Karkat shouted.
Nepeta looked at karkat "Karkitty! Don't waste the bagels!"
"DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!"
"I'll call Terezi!"
"I so would!"
Gamzee snickered "Hey tav why don't we head inside, there's a guest room where I crash at when I come over"
"Okay" Tavros said as the two headed inside while nepeta and karkat were talking, Karkat was yelling like the world was ending.
Luckily gamzee was there to pull him back and try to calm him down, which worked after gamzee dug through his bags of stuff from his old home and gave Karkat a romcom that he picked up while he was headed to somewhere.
Later on Tavros and Nepeta sat in the living room together as gamzee was helping karkat out with something (that will be mentioned later)
"So Nepeta you're Karkat's sister right?"
"Half sister we aren't blood related, our parents got together, to be honest at first I thought our parent wanted us hanging out a lot and I kinda actually started to like karkat, I shouldn't have said that so suddenly, oh well it doesn't matter much anymore. So how'd you meet Gamzee?"
Tavros had a small smile "Well to be honest we met today on a train, I was trying to start over on my life and so was he, and we both missed our stop and ended up here, I'm glad he has you and karkat out here to help him"
"yeah he's a lucky fellow, yet he knows a butt ton of people, and for a guy who goes around dressed clowln like he's really a friendly guy and he's not that scary a lot of people get nervous because of his looks, and when he got his scar…"
"You were around when that happened?"
Nepeta nodded "Yeah me and karkat were, we when over to his house along with a lot of our other friends and well we were at a party and it was really nice until someone came in and, well she was known for not being the nicest, and she set him off, and Gamzee's like a bomb with a really long fuse, she was impatient and lit it close so it would explode faster."
"So what happened..?"
"He snapped, completely lost it, Karkat tried to calm him down but well yeah.. he even got me but I forgive him we all forgave him it wasn't his fault, the only one who did forgive him was the girl who made him snap, he broke her arm, and gave her a nice black eye, it was kinda sad though, we had to leave we all had to and we had to knock him out and we brought him home.. and well he is where he is now…"
"Wow.." Tavros mumbled "I'm glad he calmed down…"
Karkat walked into the living room his hair now jet black
Nepeta looked over at her brother who had a pained look in his eyes, you could tell that he had been listening to the story "We're all glad Gamzee calmed down, if he didn't he'd be in Jail, but jail would throw him into a mental asylum he has multiple personalities, the one you met, and all the rage what lies within him."
"Oh..," Tavros mumbled, "where's gamzee right now?"
"He's messing with his hair, he's always changing its color, and he had a bag full of hair stuff"
"He should open up a hair parlor, he's pretty good at it," Nepeta said, "but he's also great at painting, anywhere"
"I could tell his face paint was pretty detailed by what I saw" Tavros said
"You should see what he does with more time" Karkat muttered
"He gets better" Nepeta pointed out
"If you ask him he can paint your face, he could also do your hair, all for free which it helpful. I don't even know where the hell he gets all the money to get all this stuff" Karkat said
"You never know Gamzee is kinda magical in his own way" Nepeta said with her usual cat-like smile
"Hell mother fucking yeah I'm magical" Gamzee said walking in his face free of face-paint and his hair wet from him washing the left over dye out, he now hada deeper purple shade to his hair, like grape jelly, unlike his earlier color of purple that slightly had faded out. "How do you like the new look?"
"Well gamzee we would have to see your hair dry to see the new color" Nepeta said with a smile
Karkat sighed "All your hair is going to fall out one day because you change it so much.."
"Karkat, my hair won't fall out, I know how to avoid that, unlike you who gets the bad dye and puts your head at risk."
Karkat rolled his eyes
Tavros didn't know if he felt at home or completely left out, but he had a warm feeling in his heart that told him he is where he should be, also he was in shock that gamzee didn't have face paint on and looked absolutely stunning, he didn't understand why people would be afraid of the scar on his face, it was only a couple shades lighter than the rest of his skin, but it looked okay, not scary at all, it made him look more mature, more,
No wait Tavros just met Gamzee today, he couldn't simply fall for him that quickly that would be odd, but there is love at first sight. But what is Gamzee's other personality like what would he think?, there were so many possibilities, But there was something about the purple eyed male that just made Tavros like him, it was completely unknown, to tavros.
Gamzee sat down on the floor after grabbing a soda from the fridge "So now that I think of it, We've got the rest of the day ahead of us, along with until somewhere comes to us, what are we going to do?"
Karkat looked at Gamzee "I'm going to stay home you and Tavros can go do as you please I don't care"
Nepeta quickly Hit Karkat's arm "No you'll go with them I don't want you in here by yourself all day in the dark you need to get outside and get a social life" she said with a huff
Karkat looked at Nepeta "I have a social life for your information"
"I know you do, but you need to go out more.."
Gamzee scooted over by Tavros "Sorry for all this, it's cool right?"
Tavros shrugged "It's not literally cool, but it's okay I guess, but it's cool that they're just letting us stay over."
"They're used to me coming around normally, and Nepeta has been here more often making sure karkat doesn't die. And to be honest I'll crash at anyone's place except for one person…" Gamzee said and as he ended his sentence his words began to have a darker tone and his eyes narrowed
"Who's that one person..?" Tavros asked
"If you know her, I feel bad for you , her name is Vriska Serket… She's done a lot of bad things and a lot of them are on "accident" but I know they're on purpose, she's the reason why I have this scar, she made me snap"
"Vriska…She's the one who made me handicapped"
"So you once dated her?"
"Yeah..i never will ever again now, he's done a lot of bad things to me, and well I learned that she wasn't right for me, so yeah.."
"Wow.., she's done a lot to my group of friends, she even made one of karkat's loves blind"
"You don't wanna know, and now to get off that subject why don't I show you the room you can stay in?" Gamzee said standing up
"Oh uh sure"
Gamzee nodded "Then follow me tav bro" he said then walked off with tavros following after him
Through-out nepeta and kakat's bickering then soon noticed tavros and gamzee had walked off.
"Oh they're gone.." Nepeta mumbled looking around
"Yeah I watched them leave from the corner of my eye, gamzee said something about the room tavros can stay in and they got up and left"
"You weren't listening to me?"
"No I was I was just obviously listening to two conversations at the same time.."
Nepeta sighed "Oh well gamzee knows what he's doing so it shouldn't matter we should go and do something our selves instead of sit here and argue"
"Good thought nepeta I'll go hide away in my room and you go watch the cat channel" Karkat said standing up and walking off to his room.
Gamzee opened the door to a room, that seemed already inhabited "Here's where you can stay while we're here" he said with a smile
Tavros looked around, "Who's room is this..?"
"Mine, it's originally the guest room but not many guests come over so it's my home away from home, or my new home who knows" gamzee said with a laugh added at the end "so you can stay here"
"Where will you sleep?"
"Maybe on the couch, or on the floor in here, who knows"
"I don't want to take your room if you're here"
"Nah it's fine"
Tavros looked at gamzee "Okay then.." he mumbled then took the bag off the back of his wheelchair and set it down on the bed "Your really sure I can stay here?"
"Sure as my hair is purple" Gamzee said with a smirk
"Oh okay.., we have some time left in the day so uh, what should we do..?"
Gamzee shrugged "I dunno, we could head out to town see if we can find anyone we know"
"Gamzee I've never been here before.."
"Oh then I can help ya out, I know a ton of people that can be your friends"
"Yeah, we can head on out if you want to"
"Just let me get my face paint on.." Gamzee said then walked off "You can go anywhere you want for now I'll meet up with ya in a jiffy"
"Okay" Tavros mumbled then shuffled though his stuff and pulled out a teddy bear from the bottom of his bag 'maybe I should leave this in the bag..' he thought.
Gamzee was in the bathroom he was just staring at his face, everyone knew he usually had face paint on and if he didn't what will people think..they couldn't think completely different of him. He picked up the white face-paint that he usually used as a base.
Tavros rolled out of the guest room and just kinda looked around, trying to get the feel of the house, it was where he was going to probably stay for a while.
Nepeta nearly gave him a heart attack when she jumped out from a closet, but she did managed to make him flip backwards and onto his back with is mobile device
"Ah! I'm so sorry!" Nepeta said quickly trying to help tavros out "I didn't mean to scare you!"
"I-it's okay," Tavros stuttered, "but could you help me up…?"
Nepeta nodded then helped prop the chair up along with tavros "Sorry about that, I shoud've noticed it wasn't gamzee or karkitty because there were no footsteps.."
"It's okay..do you know where they are?"
Nepeta shrugged "I saw gamzee walk off to the bathroom to probably put on his face paint again, and karkat is hiding in his room I think. But hey he could've walked out and strolled over to the kitchen to get a soda. But gamzee should be done by now.. I don't know what's going on I'll go check on him." She said then ran off to find her clowny friend.
She opened the bathroom door to find gamzee sitting on the floor with his face buried in his knees his long wavy hair covering most of his head and face.
Nepeta walked over to gamzee and knelt down by him "Gamzee are you okay..?" she asked him quietly
There was a small sniffled "Nepeta.. do you think I'm a freak..?"
"Of course not.."
"But I am one, look at me, I'm a monster, I have a scar across my face I hide with a fake smile, I'm a complete wreck, I have a split personality who will beat the hell out of others for fun.."
"Gamzee you're not like that, you're a great guy"
"Why are people still afraid of me then.." Gamzee said looking up at nepeta,
It was rare to see gamzee said, if you did it was a once in the lifetime chance, he looked terrible when he was sad, but not terrible in a bad way terrible in the way you'd just want to hug him until he smiles again.
Nepeta wrapped her arms around the male "Because they don't know you, if everyone knew you everyone would love you, now don't be sad, you're a wonderful person. Why don't you go see Kanaya and let tavros meet her also, she knows what to do for everything"
"I guess you're right.." Gamzee mumbled "I'll go see her but right now I just need a hug" He said hugging nepeta back with occasional sniffles. "I just don't feel all the way accepted in this fucked up world ya know, I just want to be normal like the rest of you all… I have to be some crazy clown with a scar on his face…"
"Gamzee no one is perfect, and you're special not fucked up, trust me you're the color to a lot of our worlds, and if it weren't for you vriskers wouldn't have gotten any sense knocked into her, if you know what I mean."
Gamzee laughed a little "I still don't know if I regret that day or like it, I think I regret it more… Remember what had happened long long ago?"
"How you once dated her?"
"Yeah, that was terrible" Gamzee said letting go of Nepeta and leaned against the wall "Wasn't I like every one's first now that I think of it??"
"Yeah you sorta were, a lot of our group of friends lost their virginity to you"
"But hey that means I wasn't bad"
"Yeah.. is tavros your next target then" Nepeta said with a snicker
Gamzee looked at Nepeta and lightly punched her arm in a friendly way "Of course not, I met him today"
"Gamzee you have your way with words you could get anyone, even on the first day"
"I wouldn't want to do it with tav on the first day he's different ya'know. But, I guess I could try.."
"Gamzee no, you've broken my shipping wall to many times now"
"On accident, you know me now to the don't you don't ship me as much right?"
"I think I might have to ship you and tavros together now, your perfect for eachother"
"Your eye colors, you're are like grape jelly and his are like peanut butter, you make a sandwich!"
"A damn good sandwich too.. okay you might be somewhat right, but no not just yet, he's just going to stay my friend until whatever tells we to keep going"
Nepeta held one of her fingers up under her nose as a finger stash "Hello my name is whatever and you should make a move on tavros" she said with a giggle
"I couldn't, think about it, he probably just thinks of me as a friend, I mean we just met today…"
"Gamzee he saw you without your face paint no one can resist you without your face paint, how about you stand up and get out of this bathroom and go give tavros a tour!"
"Okay then.. I'll put some makeup on though, or just something"
"Okay" Nepeta said then stood up along with gamzee "I'll tell the others you are alive, and then you can go with tavros, okay?"
Nepeta nodded and headed on off.
Gamzee walked over to the mirror and looked at his reflection, before quickly covering up his scars and heading on out. But bumped into Karkat.
"Oh hey karkles what's up?"
Karkat slowly pushed Gamzee into the bathrrom "I need to talk to you quickly.."
"Sure.." Gamzee mumbled
"Please be careful gamzee, don't get lost, don't leave your new friend and for the love of god don't get drunk and steal more people's virginity"
"I promise" Gamzee said with a small nod
"And one last thing.."
"Why do you like tavros so much you just met him today, you've never talked to him before, so why?"
"Well because, I don't know there's something about him, that just got me hooked onto him, and I shouldn't leave him waiting I need to give him a tour before it gets to dark"
"Okay fine" Karkat muttered then walked out of the bathroom.
Gamzee sighed then walked out of the bathroom scratching the back of his neck 'I didn't take everyone's virginity…. ' he thought to himself walking down the hall.