Chapter 32

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-Karkat P.O.V-

You repeat the plan in your head a few times, Kankri will lure him out, Mituna, Latula, and Dirk will be a distraction for the mindless demons, Meenah and Jane are on healing duty, and everyone else attacks Derek. You watch your brother waiting for the signal.

"Derek, I've thought about it, and I'll join you." As if right on cue, Derek appears in front of him, but he's alone.

"Good boy, Kanny." You see a smirk on that asshole's face, he leans close to your brother. "I know this is a trap, Vantas." A sword suddenly goes through your brother's chest. "Aw, don't look so surprised, I was going to sacrifice you anyway." You lunge at Derek without thinking. He grabs you by the neck and throws you into a tree. "It's been a pleasure, but alias, my savoir awaits."

Right before he leaves, Dirk tackles him, you sit there in pain as you watch the fight, unable to help. Dave picks you up. "Come on babe, it isn't safe for you here." The last thing you see is the body of your dying brother being quickly dragged away from the fight.

"I should've done more."

"Hey don't worry, Bro's done shit like this for years. It's not your fault." You nuzzle into his chest.

"I love you." He gives you a kiss on the forehead.

"I love you too. Everything's gonna work out, okay?"

"How do you know?"

"I don't, honestly I'm just hoping it does." You laugh a little bitterly, wiping a few tears from your eyes.

"I do too."

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