"Be my girl [Name]"
"D-Dave... I don't know what to say..."
"If you don't like me, maybe we could just try a month? Yeah, a month sounds good"
"B-But why? Why me? You're the coolest kid in the whole school, yet-"
Your sentence is cut by a stomping foot sound of a certain angry boy, which is your brother, the grumpy yet lovely Karkat Vantas.
"DAVE FUCKING STRIDER DON'T YOU DARE TRY TO ASK MY SISTER OUT"
"Aw shit, tell me tomorrow [Name], I'll wait for ya"
Then Dave absconds outside the school building. Just as he's nowhere in sight, Karkat stops beside you, and gives you a cold glare. He crosses his hands on his chest, waiting for an answer from you.
"WELL, WHAT WILL YOU DO?"
"WILL YOU ACCEPT HIM OR NOT?"
"I don't know... I'm not sure"
He sighs, then grabs your hand and head home. Your name is [Name] Vantas, and this boy, Karkat Vantas, is your little brother. Being a sweet caring brother he is, he's much more like the older one than the younger one. But still, you love him (in a family way).
Although he's younger than you, he always protects you, from the bitches that sometime insults you, or from some douchebags that likes to flirt with you.
"So Karkat. How's school today?"
"SAME AS USUAL. THE MATH TEACHER'S BEING A BITCH SO I YELLED AT HER, AND SHE CRIED"
"Oh God, that's epic!"
The two of you keep chatting about ordinary stuffs, untill you reached the park. There's a lot of families there, and your mind suddenly remembered the memories you wanted to forget most.
Karkat whimpered as he touch the bruises all over your body. Your mother has beaten you up again for no reason. You remained silent, holding all the pain mentally and physically.
"[Name]... Could I get you something..? Please.. Don't leave me..."
"I-I'm alright Karkat.. You must be strong.."
Your father never gives a fuck about you, Karkat, and your mother's condition. All he does is work, work, and work. Your mother became stressed because of him, and she released all the pain on both of you.
Almost everyday she beat you up. First it was only a hit, but then, she started to use the house property, like beating you up with the broom, or throw glass all over the house. Your family, who's supposed to give you love, is hell to you.
For you, your father and mother are strangers. They've changed, unlike once.
The only person you considered as a family is Karkat.
He's the one to soothe your sadness, and you did everything you could to protect him. You always got the beating, so that he'd be alright.
One night, when you're fifteen, Karkat thirteen, you decided to run away from home. You can't endure anymore pain, and you didn't care where you'll go later. The only thing you thought about that time was to get out from that hell.
You invited Karkat to come along, and he agreed. Just as you got out of the house, you ran straight to the street, and you didn't notice a car coming towards you a full speed. The last thing you remembered was Karkat's voice shouting out your name.
You woke up in a bright room, and the light blinded your eyes. Once your eyes adjusted with the light, you saw Karkat crying while holding your hand. Neside him was an old couple, and they smiled warmly at you.
"[Name]... I-I'm so glad you're okay..."
"Karkat... What happened?"
"You ran straight to the street once we got outside, and got hit by a car. God, you're so goddamn stupid..."
He sobs, and you smiles. You then strokes his hair affectionately. You turn your attention to the old couple besides him.
"My dear, we are glad you're fine"
"Who... Who are you? "
"Our apologies. We are Mr and Mrs Vantas, and we're the one that hit you. We're very sorry"
"I see... I'm sorry too for running like that..."
"Would you mind to tell us the whole story?"
Truting the couple, you tell them about your family, and cried in front of them. This is the first time you cried after a very long time. They listened carefully, and Karkat kept silent all the time. Finally, when you finished telling them, they nod to each other.
"Deary, we are an old couple with no children. Well, we used to have one, but she got married and left us alone. Would you, maybe, want to be our children?"
Yours and Karkat's eyes widen in disbelief, and you broke out crying agsin. You repeatedly said yes while hugging them.
That's how you got the name Vantas.
[End of flashback]
You didn't notice tears starts to flow down your cheeks. And Karkat panicked when he saw your tears.
"FUCK!! [NAME] WHAT'S WRONG?!"
"YOU'RE FUCKING CRYING!!"
He facepalms, and then wipes your tear away with his long sleeved shirt. You just giggle, and pets his head. You already have an answer for Dave's confession now.
Which is a no.
To be continued...