As you returned home Toriel, Frisk, and Asriel welcomed you back. Toriel was glaring at you a little unhappy, “My child, I have been messaging you for the last few hours asking when you would be home, but you haven't replied to any of them. We did receive your message about going to Jim's lab. Is everything okay? You aren't experiencing any side effects from the medication for the toxin are you?” You pull out your cell phone and see about fifty text messages all from Toriel.
You scratch the back of your head and give a nerves chuckle, “I put my cell phone in a locker so not to damage it while I was working out on a cool punching bag Jim made...that I ended up destroying...along with the entire room.” Toriel is looking at you with concern, “No one else was in the room with you were they?” You shake your head, “Jim was at first, but this happened hours later. Which is a good thing since the room is now located underground. Jim wasn't to happy about it, but he just took it for what it is.”
Toriel sighs, “It seems you caused him some trouble. What are we going to do with you?” You grin, “Well Azzy said one time I have potential in demolition. I can really bring the house down.” She smiles and just shakes her head, “Well as much as that is true I think your should get cleaned up, dinner is almost ready.” You sigh, “One down side of getting sweaty and dirty is having to take a bath. Fur is a really pain to deal with and it doesn't even cover my entire body.” Asriel chuckles, “It sure is, but you get use to it.”
You grab Asriel in a headlock and ruffle his head fur a bit, “Never said I haven't got use to it, just that it's still annoying to deal with. Though...” You grin at Frisk, “Hey Frisk, want to help give me a bath?” Frisk tilts her head and Asriel manage to wiggle free from you, “I can if you want me to, but you shouldn't really need my help to do so.” Asriel is glaring at you, “Bro what are you scheming?” You give him a mischievous grin, “Nothing Azzy, I just thought I could save some time and Frisk could wash me in my cat form.”
Frisk face lights up as she comes over, grabs your hand and starts pulling you towards the bathroom, “That sounds like fun and I really enjoy it when you're a kitty. It's to bad that only times you're really in it is when your sleeping. Can I brush you afterwards?” You nod and see Asriel is not kin on this as he still glaring at you the entire time. You were about to say something to Asriel, but Frisk is dragging you along to the bathroom.
You were going to have to make this up to Azzy later, but you've been out for a couple of weeks and wanted to spend sometime with Frisk. When you got into the bathroom Frisk lets you go and turns on the water to fill the tub enough for a cat. As she was doing so you remove your clothes an neatly fold the suit up and lay it on the counter. You shift to your cat form and jumped up on Frisk head. This startled her and caused you to fall off into the tub of water.
Frisked looked down at you and started laughing at the sight of you. Your fur is drenched and matted. You looked scrawny and pathetic as you look up at the still laughing Frisk and give a toothy grin. Before she knew what happened water splashes her in the face. You used your wind magic to direct the water at her. Frisk stood there dripping wet and looks down at you with a stern look, but then you both start laughing. She start tickling your belly and scratching behind your ears. You wiggle and squirm under her treatment trying to get away.
After a bit she grabs the bottle of shampoo and begins washing you. You just sit there and let he do so, purring all the while. You don't understand what is so bad about this and what cat's don't find relaxing about it. Though you weren't really a cat, but this was nice. Frisk rinsed you off and then scooped you up into a towel and began to dry you off. She grabs a brush and heads to the bedroom with you to finish up. She's humming a calm, simple tune as she brushes your fur and you just lay there on her lap with your eyes close the entire time.
You really wish more days could be like this, but you knew until Dualality was dealt with everyone was at risk. You cracked open an eye and see Asriel peeking in from the door way with a pouty looking face. You meow, pointing with a paw and Frisk looks over seeing Asriel quickly duck back into the hallway. Frisk just smile and sets you on the bed for a moment. She heads towards the door and then you see her drag Asriel over to the bed.
She gestures for him to sit down on the bed. Once seated Frisk places the towel on his lap, hands him the brush, and then places you in his lap. He looks at Frisk, then down at you and you look up at him. “What's wrong Asri? You looked like you wanted to join us, I don't mind if you want to brush Brod for a bit.” She leave the room for a moment and comes back with another brush.
She gets up on the bed and starts to brushing one of his ears gently. He blush a bit, but decides to focus on brushing you. You all spend the time just relaxing together until Toriel call out that dinner is ready. Frisk is the first one to head out and you look back up at Asriel. “Meow meow nyah? (Well that was nice wasn't it? Wait, what the hell?)”
You start laughing for some reason and roll off his lap onto the floor. He looks down at you with a confused look. You point your paw at Asriel head and continue your laughter. He gets up and looks in the mirror in the bedroom to notice ribbons and flowers around his ears and on top of his head. He runs out of the room, blushing and yells out, “FRISK!!! WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME?!?”.
You could hear laughter not only from Frisk, but Toriel as well. You did your best to compose yourself and head back to the bathroom. Changing back so you could retrieve your suit and clothes you head back to the bedroom. You drop off you dirty clothes and grab some clean clothes from the dresser. Once you're done getting dressed you head out and notice Asriel trying to remove the ribbons and flowers, but Frisk was doing everything she could to keep him from doing so. You just snicker and sit down at the table and let this play out.
You pull out your cell phone and take a picture, Asriel noticed and is now trying to grab it from you. You just laugh as you easily fend him off and notice Frisk adding more stuff while he was busy trying to take your cell phone. Of course everything came to an end once Toriel decided to break it up.
The rest of the evening was uneventful and everyone is asleep, well except for you. You walk out of the room and decide you needed some fresh air.
Going to the exit, you take a seat overseeing the clearing and forest area of Mt. Ebott. You look up at the stars and think about some past events. Tears rolled down your face as you think of Chara and how you wish you could have saved them. You had a feeling they weren't cruel, just another pawn in Dualality's little schemes and you wanted to make sure that didn't happen again. Though you took those scientist lives from the lab you destroyed and now you wonder, “Were they all evil? Did they have families of their own? How many could have been in the same exact position like Jim and Clyde?I could have killed so many innocent people and injured so many others. How many more victims will there be?”
You're determined to get back to training tomorrow and get stronger so hopefully you can stop anyone else from getting hurt. Though you had no really leads at the moment, but you'd find something somehow. You lean back and continue to look up at the sky and you slowly drift off to sleep with a gently breeze blowing across your face. You wake up and find you're back in your room. Looking over you see Asriel and Frisk are still Asleep.
“Okay, how did I get back here?” You hear a giggle in your head, “Of course, so can we talk or is that not possible?” You expected not to get a reply when you hear... her voice. It defiantly sounded more feminine and a little more clearer, “You fell asleep outside and were shivering. It's a good thing you're not that heavy when you're a cat. It made it easier to bring you back to the house.”
“So are we able to talk from this point forward? Also how'd you open the front door anyway? I haven't exactly seen you outside of a shadow in my mind. Have we officially created the bond between us? You hear her again, but it's more distant, “The times I can speak is still limited and no our bond isn't fully in sync yet. As for the door, you'd be surprised at what you can do with magic if you put your mind to it.” You think about what else to ask, “So how did you fill in the ground the other day anyway?”
You waited for a response, but she didn't respond, “Well that's great, seems our time to chat is already up, but I must be doing something right since I could hear her so much clearer then before.” You look over at Asriel sleeping face, his mouth hanging slightly open as he's drooling a bit. You crack a smile and lay on top of his mouth and snout.
After a few seconds he is flailing about and bolts up. You are sent off of him and land near his legs. You look up at him as he notice you with a grin on your face. He gives you a glare of annoyance and grabs the pillow behind him. He throws it at you, but you dodge out of the way running out of the room. You head into the kitchen and leap up on the counter and meowl at Toriel.
She looks over and pets your head, “Good morning my child, how many times have I told you about jumping up on the counter like that?” You just rub up against her and she chuckles, “That's enough of that, go get washed up and ready for breakfast. While your at it could you wake Asriel and Frisk.” Like on cue Asriel enters the kitchen, “I'm already up mom, but I could have done without you trying to suffocate me in the process Bro.”
You leap down and run out through Asriel legs and he try's to catch you, but ends up losing his balance falling on his rear. “Bro when I get you I'm going to pay you back.” He just hears you meow from down the hall. He gets up and sigh, “I swear he so weird when he's a cat. Not to say he isn't weird when he's not, but...” He has an evil look on his face for a moment, but it is quickly replaced with a smile, “So is breakfast ready?”
Toriel looks over her shoulder, “Almost, but you should join Broderick and wash up. Also could you check to see if he's woken Frisk up yet.” Just like clockwork they both hear a load thud, a meowl, along with yelling. “I think she's up and I think Bro going to have a bad time.” Toriel chuckle, “Well could make sure they don't rough house to much.” He nods, “I'll try, but who's to say I won't join in while they going at it.”
He walks off before Toriel could say anything more. She could hear running through out the house and sighs, “Those three are paw-ful, I better finish up here before they destroy the house.” A vase got knocked over and Toriel was scolding you three, some of your fur was singed, and Frisk tied a ribbon on your tail. Things got back to normal and you finally all managed to have breakfast. At the table you talk to Toriel about doing a bit of training with Asriel if that was okay. She nods, “That's fine, Asgore and I have some free time before we have to do our rounds. We'd like to oversee your training and help out with what we can.”
“That's fine, Frisk do you want to come an watch us? You can see what me and Azzy have been up to for a while. Also it'll get you out of the house.”
Frisk was hesitant at first, but slowly nods, “It would be nice to spend more time with everyone.” You smile at her, “Also you haven't been outside of Mt. Ebott since you came down here. Of course the barrier made that hard to do, but now that you can pass through safely I think you should get some fresh air.” Asriel walks over to Frisk and takes her hand, she looks up at him seeing him smiling at her, “I can show you all the cool magic I've learned from Bro. Also maybe we can continue to see if you have hidden magical potential.”
At this Toriel curiosity was peeked, “Asriel, what do you mean by continue?” Asriel was going to say something, but you intervened, “Well remember when we talked about some of the topics when I was with Jim. Not the recent time, but the time before that. How he told me about the negatives of monsters casting human magic and some humans still have the ability to cast magic despite it being rare.”
“So you think Frisk has latent magic?”
You shrug, “We're still not sure and don't worry I haven't taught her anything dangerous. I just taught her a simple light spell, but she didn't seem to have any luck with that. Though that doesn't mean she still doesn't have the capabilities to do so, we just haven't really followed up on it as of late.”
Toriel now looks concerned, “If she does I hope you don't plan on teaching her how to fight. I rather not have to worry about all three of my children getting hurt.” You shake your head, “No, of course not, but if she does then we should know. Since that would make her an even bigger target for Dualality. Since they use those with magic for their experiments. Which was why things worked out the way they did for me.”
She sighs, “Well if she does have the ability to cast magic I want to be involved in everything she is taught.” You nod, “I don't have a problem with that, you're our magic teaching and all.” Everyone smiles as you all head out to the entrance to the underground. When you arrive you meet up with Asgore, “Howdy, How is everyone this morning?”
Asriel runs up to give Asgore a hug, “Everything good dad, I'm going to show Frisk some of the cool magic I've learned.” He just chuckles, “That's good, but just remember to be careful when you do.” He just nods and Asgore looks over at you seeing that you're walking slightly slower and with a brooding look on your face. He walks over to you and you didn't take notice of him til he knelt down and put a hand on your shoulder.
“What is wrong my son? You seem distracted, are you sure your up to training today?”
You nod slowly as you reply, “Yeah, I just had a lot on my mind as of late, but I'm fine.” He looks at you still with concern, but doesn't force the matter. You all walk through the barrier and make your way to the clearing below. You see Undyne is here and a few benches were set up. No doubt Undyne carried them down here, “You ready you punks, I'm going to whip you into shape.”
Asriel looked a bit scared and you just smirk, “You think you can keep up?” Her response was throwing several spears at you, which you caught, “Little eager are we? Let those who aren't participating get out of the way first.” You just shatter the magical spears in your hands, as Toriel and Frisk make there way over to one of the benches.
As you, Asgore, Undyne, and Asriel train for about an hour before you decide to head over to the bench were Toriel is sitting at. Frisk was chasing a few butterfly's and collecting some flowers nearby. You sat down, grabbing a towel wiping a bit of sweat away and give a sigh. Toriel noticed that your mood is still down, “What's wrong my child? I thought you would be happy to be out and training with everyone.” You look at Asriel, Asgore, and Undyne really going at it, “I guess I'm just envious of Asriel a bit. He gets so much more out of this then I do. I have to always have my guard up and be holding back to not overdo it.”
She give you a gentle hug, “I understand, It's never easy to hold back. I remember when Asgore and I were younger. We were working on improving our magic and at the time I out classed him in control and strength. So I always had to hold back for his sake, but he got annoyed one session. He told me,
“stop holding back, how am I suppose to improve if your not giving me your all.” Let's just say it didn't end well and he got hurt. I told him so, but he just laughed it off.”
You smile weakly, “That cool, but did he improve?” She giggles, “Of course, but in overall magic I still have the edge over him. Which is why I've been teaching magic to Asriel, as well as other children in the underground.” You stand up, “Hey mom, could you tell Azzy I'll be back in a few. I just need a moment to clear my mind.” She was going to say something, but you were gone. She sighs to herself as Frisk come back over, “What's wrong with Brod mom?”
She just reaches over and picks Frisk up, setting Frisk on her lap, “He is just feeling lonely in a way. He feeling left out of not being able to participate with Asriel, Asgore, or others like they're able to. He's always having to hold back in fear of hurting people. I haven't seen what he's fully able to do, but what I have seen of his magical control and how quick he's to adapt and learn. I fear what would happen if he ever lost control of all that.”
Frisk gives her a hug with a smile on her face as Toriel looks down at her, “Don't worry mom, Brod has us to help him through all that. He's a good person deep down.” Toriel pats Frisk on the head, “Yes he is my child. “Though he's had such a painful past, I just hope he'll find the peace he's looking for once the threat is over.” You were in a desert area with nothing around for mile, “Is there even a point to this anymore? Jim, Mom, dad, Asriel, Frisk, and everyone else have so much hope in me, but will I be able to really stop Dualality in the end? Is what I have enough, will training with everyone really help me improve, or will it just slow me down?”
You shake your head, “No, stop thinking like that Brod. Everyone is doing there best even you...” A voice chimes in, “Having fun talking to yourself?” You sigh, “So we going to be able to talk longer this time Or are you going to leave me hanging like before?” You hear a tsk-tsk, “If you want to blame someone, then blame yourself, but you're already doing that. What you really need to do is stop feeling down all the time. Look I know you've been through a lot and anyone else would have broke down long ago, but don't give up. You'll find happiness, Oh, by the way left punch.”
You blink trying to make since of that last remark, but were sent flying back across the ground. You rolled along the ground as you manage to spring to your feet wiping some blood from your lip. “Nice reflexes, though if you had been paying attention beforehand I probably wouldn't have hit you in the first place.” You notice a toned older man with a sliver beard and mustache, Silver tail that resembled that of a wolf, along with Silver color ears and hair. “So, I figure your from my good friends at Dualality, what's your stick and name?”
He just chuckles, “Name's Silver...” You interrupt, “Really original.” He just scuffs, “Brat, you asked, so don't give me sass and interrupt. As for what my deal with Dualality is, well I'm looking for someone, but can't tell you who.” You raise an eyebrow, “So your not here to knock me out and take my family back to them?” He just laughs, “Nah, have other plans, but since I saw you I figure I go ahead and include you in them.”
“Well isn't that mighty kind of you. So we done talking or are you ready to tango?”
He just holds up his hand, “Well I'll give you some heads up first, see a squad of troops are moving in on Mt. Ebott as we...” Before he could finish you dart off, “I swear kids these days are just so rude. Well guess I'll get a front row seat to the show.” He heads in the same direction you went. When you get back you notice that everyone was eating and talking. They all look in your direction and notice the worried look on your face, “Bro, what's wrong?”
“We've got trouble, you all need to get back inside Mt. Ebott. Dualality is sending people this way.”
Everyone stands up and is looking around. Asgore looks at you, “Are you sure about that? How do you know?”
“I met someone named Silver and he's a hybrid like me. He told me that they're sending a squad this way. So I'm worried if they're moving they found a new way past the barrier.” Toriel picks up Frisk as you hear something in the distance, “You guys head back and get everyone to the shelters just in case. Azzy you help with keeping everyone safe if anyone gets past me. Dad could you have Sans watch over the entrance while you and mom work to evacuate everyone to the shelters.”
“Bro, shouldn't I be helping you? Isn't that why we're doing all this training for.” You sigh, “It is, but something is off. Until I know what it is I want to be cautious. Your the final defense in case I fail, let's just hope I'm being overly paranoid about the situation.” Everyone looks like they were going protest, but you use wind magic to lift them back up to the entrance-way.
“Sorry everyone, we don't have time to sit around and debate over this.” You see a few trucks emerge from the treeline. You start to head in their direction, but for the second time today you're sent flying. This time you weren't able to react enough to recover as you crash through a few trees. You groan and slowly work yourself out of the rubble of tree bark. Splinters embedded in your body, arms and legs. You were defiantly annoyed at this point and head back to the clearing. You see Silver there with a shit-eating grin, sitting on one of the benches as he waves at you, “Yo, what took ya? I didn't kick you that hard did I?”
“So I guess you'll be joining the party then? So why is Dualality mobilizing? Is it because they found a way past the barrier or are they looking into that Pym guy?” He just snickers, “Nah, they don't give a shit about his ass, but I do applaud you on taking him out. He was just overly creepy and a jerk for attacking people when they're down.”
“Doesn't that lump you in with him, you sucker punched me and now blind-siding me with a kick?” He just laughs, “Good point, but I blame your lack of experience and not paying attention to your surroundings. So overall, your own fault both times not seeing it coming.”
“Well despite all that, since I seem to have done you a favor with Pym, why not pack up and let me take care of the current situation with those guys over there. Though if you really want to pay me back more, why not just tell me where I can find Dualality's HQ.”
“I would, but sadly I don't have that kind of information. Let's just say I'm not on the best of terms with them at the moment and they don't trust me. Though if you give me a promising fight I'll tell you were the lab I came from is.” You grin, “Well there's a couple of problems with that, one you won't be able to tell me anything once you're six feet under and two; why the hell should I trust you?”
He gives out a hearty laugh, “I like you kid, you got spunk. Point taken on both accounts and so I'll just be honest with ya. See the reason I'm not on such good terms with my current employers is I already destroyed that lab and my current job assignment is just to let these guy do there thing. So basically I'm just a decoy at best.” You were a little confused at this, “So wait, you destroyed one of their labs and are just here to keep me busy, but isn't that a little low for someone like you?”
“Again your right and to let you in on more, I'm just using them for my own personal need. Remember I told you I was looking for someone, well I had a feeling they knew where they might be. So I've just been sort of pretending to work for them.”
“So you were never working for them in the first place, then why are you helping them now?”
“Mainly appearances, you'd be surprised how close they monitor things, but well I guess we got a little match we got to do. Before that I'd like to give you something just in case something happens to me.”
You cock your head slightly to the left, “What is it? This better not be a trick.” He chuckles, “Nah, here.”
He pulls out what looks like a piece of paper as he walks closer to you and hold it out to you. You look at it suspiciously, but reach up and take it. You go to unfold it, but he stops you, “Look this isn't the best time for you to do that. Lets get our little bout over with first.” Again you raise an eyebrow trying to figure out what he's up to, but just go ahead and pocket the piece of paper for now.
You look at the trucks and notice that a few are half-way up already. You make a feint at him, only to dash to the side and head for them. He sigh and catches up to you with hardly any effort as he grabs your arm and slams you to the ground. “Don't think I'm going to make this easy for you now. If you really want to deal with them you're going to have to stop me first.” You attempt to break the hold he had on you, but he easily overpowered you.
You strike him full force with wind magic, it really didn't hurt him, but it did knock him off of you. You scramble to your feet and get into a fighting stance, “Seems I can't play around with him. He is way tougher then Pym and I can tell he's just toying with me.” You shift forms and you see he does so as well, “Well seems the Kidd gloves are off.”
You charge at him, but he just stands there. You hit him with a right hook in the jaw, but the force of your punch doesn't even phase him. He grabs your right arm and brings his elbow down onto it. The force easily breaks your arm and as he lets go you stumble back. You wait for a follow-up attack from him, but nothing comes.
He just stands there with a cocky grin. “What's wrong, big bad wolf scared of the little kitty cat?” He just snickers, “Nope, just didn't want to leave you disarmed.” You groan, “Your just as bad as a skeleton I know. You two would get along in the bad pun department.” After a few minutes your arm heals up, you move it around, opening and closing your hand, “Seems you got a good healing ability there, but your punches are sure lacking. You sure you beat Pym?”
You growl at him as you chuck a few fireballs at him, again he just stands there and takes it. You used this time to gain some distance from him as you head towards the trucks again. You activate a wall of fire in their path as you turn to refocus on Silver. You look around for him, but couldn't track his whereabouts. You felt something poke at your cheek and as you look, you seem him with a goofy smile, “Where you looking kid? You're really slow you know that. How do you plan to stop Dualality with this pathetic display your putting on?”
Anger overtakes you at this point and your just throwing punch after punch at him. He dodges and looks really disappointed at you, “Wow, you really are a mess? Guess everything you've been through hasn't helped. Still you have potential, just got to work towards it.”
He gets sloppy and you connect, but this time your punch is combined with gravity magic and he's sent sailing into the forest. You hear some crashes and trees falling as you stand there breathing heavy. You wanted to change in, but he may ambush you in the foliage of the forest. You decide to wait for him to come back to you. Though in the mean time you take care of the trucks and personal. You only knocked them out and head back down to deal with Silver.
He still has yet to emerge from the forest, “Did I knock him out with that? As much as it feels weird and I barely know him I hope I didn't...” Your thoughts are interrupted as the ground explodes under your feet. Silver uppercuts you and as the force continues to send you upwards he grabs your right leg and throws you back into the hole he come out of. You weren't having a good day, you crawl your way out of the hole, “Mental note: is able to burrow underground like a mole.” You hear chuckling in your head, “Oh don't you start in, I've already got enough to deal with as is.”
You finally manage to get back on your feet only to have Silver greet you and hip toss you back onto the ground. You open your eyes to see him standing over your with a shit-eating grin, “So, Still good to go or do you need a minute?” You attempt to spin around and leg sweep him, but he dodges out of the way. You follow through with several lightning strikes from above him, but you are still are unable to hit him. You were so pissed and frustrated at how he was still just toying with you this whole time.
You create a large dome of fire that encompasses him along with about a half mile around him. The sky turns dark and a bolt of lightning around the same size as the dome of fire strikes down. The force was a little more then you accounted for, as the impact sends you flying back towards the mountain side. Using your wind magic to slow yourself and gain your footing back on the ground. You now look at the destruction before you and start thinking you may have over done it a tad.
“So you think you got him?”
“Yeah, there's no way...” You turn and stumble back in surprise. He is grinning ear to ear, “No kidding, toasted him good do ya.” He starts laughing and you lose it, “STOP FUCKING MESSING WITH ME AND FIGHT ME SERIOUSLY!!!” He just looks at you a bit confused, “What do you think I've been doing this whole time, singing and dancing. Last time I check I gave you an uppercut and threw you to the ground twice. Maybe it's you who isn't taking this whole matter...”
You leap and slash at him with your claws. He barely had enough time to move out of the way, “Well that's not very sporting of you.” You were tired of his cocky attitude and your form shifts again. This caught him slightly by surprise, “Well that doesn't seem...” He didn't get to finish that sentence as he was grabbed and pile driven into the ground.
His upper body was now located in the ground as his leg dangled and kicked in the air. There was muffled noises, but nothing that could be made out. You send your claws through his legs and lower torso a few times. Blood pooled below him and you plucked him outta of the ground as he still was wearing a grin with one eye closed. He coughs a little bit, “Attaboy.”
You make it so you're holding him by his left arm and then cleave clean through it. He falls to the ground, a mix of pain and laughter as he lies there. You then pick him up by the leg again and slam him repeatedly into the ground. If you were fighting anyone else they would have been dead by now, but he still seemed amused despite being manhandle by you. You then throw him towards Mt. Ebott were he slams into the rock face.
One eye still closed, he looks up and watches you slowly approach, “Well kid, looks like I don't have to worry about you anymore. You sure can put up a fight if you need to, but you'll need to get stronger since this form has to many flaws.” He pull only arm free and works himself out of the cliff-side. He brushed himself off and pops his neck, “Well how about we call this a draw? I think we both had enough for one day.”
You charge at him full on, but his form shifts again. His size remains about the same, but he looks more like a wolf then before. He moved so quickly you had no chance to avoid the chop to the back of your neck as your eyes go wide for a moment before they roll back into your head. He walks over and grabs his severed arm and holds it in place where you cut it off as it reattached. “Guess you disarmed me better, but would have appreciated if you could have left me intact.”
He looks down at the ground to see a small cat laying limp on the ground, “Cute.” He picks you up and breaths a sigh of relief, “Got worried I may have hit you to hard, but you took it like a champ.”
He gathers your clothes from the ground and make sure the piece of paper is still there. After doing so he runs you back up and enters Mt. Ebott. As he walks through the barrier he's met by a stout skeleton his eye glowing cyan.
“Hey buddy, you seem to be holding a friend of mine. If you put him down I might not give you a bad time.” he smiles at Sans, “Sure, I figured I bring him back to his home. Don't want to leave him out in the open taking a dirt nap. Besides I got what I need out of this.” He holds you out to Sans, a blue aura appears around you and your clothes as you float towards him.
“You know I'm happy to know he made some great friends and gained a family that cares about him. Now if he'd stop acting rash he may learn to finally grow up. Anyway, keep taking care of him for me will ya.” Sans now holding you looks confused, “I don't get it, aren't you with that Dualality group? Isn't your job to capture everyone and haul us away as lab rats?”
As he turns back around he has a couple of tears rolling down his face. He wipes them away with the back of his hand and this really caught Sans off guard. “I'm sure that's somebodies job, but not what I'm here for. Look don't worry about the guys outside I'll take care of that for ya. Though a piece of advice, you all may want to find somewhere else to live. Any of Dualality's hybrids can come and go as they please. This spell just isn't what it's cracked up to be anymore.”
Sans had a dark expression on his face his eye socket are just a dark void, “So if they can waltz in here anytime willy nilly then why haven't they?” He points to you, “He's about the only thing keeping them cautious and before that they didn't have the hybrids they do now. He was the first one they made and they made the mistake throwing him down here with all of you. Though unless he really ups his game he's not going to be of much help to anyone in the future.” he turns to leave, but Sans speaks up one more time, “So, before you go. What's you name?” He stops and reply's, “Silver.” then he was gone.
Sans walked out of the barrier with you and any signs of an invasion are gone. The only sign that anything happened was the damage by magic and fighting. Sans looks down at you, “Well kiddo, seems we have another oddball to deal with. Not sure what to make of him, but he didn't seem like a bad guy.” Sans reaches into his coat pocket and pulls out his cell phone. He presses the screen a few time and it starts to ring.
He hears a click, “Howdy, Sans is that you?”
“Hey Asriel, I need you to come pick up the kid.”
“Oh god, Is Bro okay? Please tell me he's not hurt like last time.”
“Nah, he's out like a light, but other then being a bit roughed up he's fine.” He hears a sigh of relief, “Why'd you call me first? Shouldn't you have called mom or dad first?”
“Well I know you can get here the quickest and It would take Tori or Asgore longer to reach me. I would just take a shortcut, but there's something I need to do.” With that he heard a click and in a few moments Asriel was in front of him. Sans hands you off and Asriel is asking questions, “I'm sure the kid can fill you in on the details of the matter when he wakes up. As it stands right now things seem to be back to normal. So everyone should be able to leave the shelter area, but that's not my call.” with that he walks off and vanishes.
Shortly after that a distant explosion rings out and Asriel look towards the source as he see a plume of smoke rise up from beyond the tree line. Asriel goes back in worried about the sudden development.
Asriel heads back to the shelter area and walks in. He is greeted by Toriel and Asgore as they notice Asriel holding you, “Oh my, is Broderick okay? What's going on my child?” Asriel passes on the little information he knows and they both look at each other concerned.
Asgore speaks up, “I really wish Sans hadn't left like that, but until we're a hundred percent sure it's safe everyone will remain here. I'll send Papyrus and Undyne to continue to survey the situation outside. As for Broderick why don't you take him to one of the rooms to recover.” He nods and Toriel takes your clothes from him. Asgore walks off to find Undyne and Papyrus in the mean time.
Toriel walks over to a table and sets down you mangled clothes and as she does so a piece of paper fall to the ground. She bends down to pick it up and looks it over. The scrap of paper is really worn and she unfolds it. What she saw shook her, her face grave and she folds it back up. She quickly heads off to find Asgore to talk to him about what she found.
Hours have gone by before you awaken and you look around the dimly lit room. You laid on a very uncomfortable bed as you stretch out. It take a few moments for everything to catch up and realize you weren't outside or fighting with Silver anymore. “Ugh, what happened? Did I lose? Did I win? The moments are so foggy, but I think he knocked me out. It looks as though I'm in the shelter. Which is good to know. I was worried to find myself in a laboratory being tested on.”
More light filed into the room as the door was open, your eyes take a minute to adjust, but you see Frisk standing there with a small smile on her face. She come over and sits next to you petting your head and scratching underneath you chin. You purr lightly and give a low meow. You let her do so for a bit before changing back. You adjust yourself to sit next to her on the bed, “Hey Frisk, glad to see your alright, but could you tell me what has transpired while I've been out.”
She fills you in the best she can, but the details of the information is limited. “If the threat has been taken care of why is everyone still in the shelter? What are mom and dad doing?”
“They went into a room and locked the door behind them. Mom looked bother by something, but they haven't came out in hours. When they did come one time it was to get a few thing, but they wouldn't tell anyone what was going on.” You sighed, “What are they doing that so important? If anything they should be helping out with our current situation. I guess I'll go talk to them and see what's up. In the mean time, have you seen my pants Frisk? I was given something by that guy I fought and haven't had a chance to see what is so important about it.”
“I think they're on a table in the main area, but they're in pretty bad shape to be worn.” You head out and rummage through them. Though you notice that the piece of paper you tucked away is missing. You sigh and then you notice Asriel walking towards you, “Hey Bro, I see your up. Why the long face?”
“I was given something by that guy Silver. It was a piece of paper...” He interrupts you, “I think I remember seeing mom with a scrap looking paper. It looked old and worn. That's about the time dad and her went into the room.” he thumbs in the direction of the door with a delta rune symbol of it. “What's on it anyway?” You shrug, “I'm not sure, he wouldn't let me look at it. Told me to wait after we were done with out little bout. Whatever is on it has made mom and dad ignore their duties though.”
Asriel looked concerned, “Maybe it has something to do with Dualality. Since he was with them and all.” You thought about it and it was possible, but there was only one way to find out, but first,
“Azzy is everything safe, is there any sign of more soldier from Dualality outside?” He shakes his head, “No, coast has been clear for a while, but everyone have been waiting for mom and dad to give the all clear.”
“Well it looks like they won't be getting to it at this rate. Well since your the prince of the underground and they seem to be preoccupied why don't you go ahead and do so.” He looks worried, “Yeah, but it's not like...” you interrupt, “Azzy they've been cooped up in here long enough. Lets get everyone back to their comfortable homes, okay.” He just nod and slowly moves off and talks to Undyne and Papyrus.
You on the other hand walk over to the door and knock on it, “Mom, Dad, are you in there? It's me, Broderick, I'd like to ask you something if that's okay?” You could here shuffling and finally the lock clicking as the door creaked open just enough so Toriel could stick her head out, “My child, what can I help you with? Are you hungry?”
You shake your head, “I'm wondering if you might have found a piece of paper that I had in my pants?” Her expression grew worrisome as she glaces back in the room and you see her give a nod. She open the door and move aside to allow you entry, “I think this matter is something we shouldn't keep from you, but we were unsure how to tell you.” You walk in still confused, but as you look at the table in the center of the room, there's the piece of paper in question.
“It must have been something troubling if it kept your from your responsibilities. You haven't forgotten about everyone in the shelter have you? They've been waiting for the all clear for a while now.” Asgore spoke up, “We didn't forget as much as we were preoccupied. Though that's no excuse, at least one of us should have checked on the situation. I'll go do so...”
You hold your hand up, “Don't worry about it now, Azzy is currently handling the situation. So we might as well get this matter out of the way.” You go over and pick up the piece of paper. You unfold it carefully and on it is a picture of a baby with some worn writing down below. “Have you seen this child? Age: two months, Name: Broderick Palmer Boone. Please call --- --- ----.” The number has long faded as you go pale, you stomach knots up, and thoughts run through your head as you run out of the room and out of the underground. The photo slowly drifts to the floor as Toriel and Asgore attempt to give chase. The door slowly shuts behind them and the photo is forgotten in the moment.