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**384 sweeps**

"...Eridan?"

"Yeah, Fef?"

"Please, never leave me..."

"I'll stay wwith you, forevver. I promise."

Unkept promises.

The two lonely sea dwellers sat on the perimeter of their meteor, surround by empty, soulless abyss that was the darkness of space. Eridan had his cape wrapped about the both of them, encasing them in the fabric. They were hungry for each other's presence, since, well... They were the last two left—literally.

Every one of their dear friends and family died, and it's been so many sweeps since they've last talked to them. Hundreds and hundreds of sweeps ago, that it was like they were never there. But, no. They were too precious to the both of them to ever forget. Far too precious...

At one point in time, it was too painful for Eridan to go on anymore. He just wanted to get his damned life over with so he could see them in the dream bubbles again, and tried to drown himself in the emptiness of space. To fall, and continue falling until he died, suffocating. 

"Kill me!"

Luckily, Feferi stopped him before he threw himself over the edge and knocked some last more sense into him. She hadn't remembered feeling so scared in a long, long time.

"Don't go dying on me!"

They both remember separate things about everyone of their friends. But they could still remember both of their each amazing aspects that made them lovable and unique. It both hurt and comforted them to think about them, but every once and a while, their thoughts lingered on them for an entire day or week.

Karkat's loud voice that spoke with utmost confidence.

Aradia's interest for death.

Tavro's way where he never wanted to make anyone feel bad.

Sollux's (endearing?) lisp and ultimate hacking skills.

Nepeta's gigantic shipping wall and adorable cat puns.

Kanaya's lovely sense of sophistication and fashion.

Terezi's mischievous self and her sets of chalks.

Vriska's winning streaks and all of her luck.

Equius' STRONGNESS and respect for the hemospectrum.

Gamzee's lax personality and love for his "motherfuckin' faygo".

But now...

They were all swallowed up by the monster of death. And there was nothing more they could do for them anymore.

They've spend days, no, months thinking about how they could revive them and reunite, but they knew deep inside that it was impossible. That they really were dead, and were never going to come back. They knew it was the horrible, disgusting truth. Maybe they never admitted it verbally, but without speech, they both knew in their head.

There wasn't even a goodbye. 

They were also aware of how the hemospectrum worked long before anyone died. They knew the one with the lowest blood were going the first ones to die.

In other words...

Karkat didn't even last 12 sweeps.

"Terezi, wwhere's Karkat?"

"...Wh4t do you th1nk, you 1d1ot?"

...

")(ey, )(ave you seen Karcrab? I've been meaning to ask )(im somefin!"

"Y0u...W0n't be able t0 ask him anym0re, Feferi..."

...


Then, by the hemospectrum, everyone died according to their blood. Painfully, it slowly killed off each of their friends.

Sometimes, they remember their first time playing sgrub, and creating the human's world. They remember watching the kids grow up, and it was all calm. Well, it was confusing, but they could still keep everything in line and understand. No one was dying three times over, no one was going insane, no one was suffering, nothing...

But, honestly, the humans died so long ago Eridan and Feferi barely even remember them anymore. Sometimes Feferi wonders if they're a fragment of her imagination, because it was simply that long ago.

Everyday dragged on like a small eternity, and then when you finally thought those hellish hours were over, it repeats itself all over again. It was a continuous loop of pain and sadness. It was only with each other's company that they were able to get through each day.

"I wonder if they're waiting for us to die. So we can reach the dream bubbles." Feferi wondered quietly, speaking her mind. Eridan kept silent, only pulling her closer in the cape. She didn't oppose, grasping his hand.

"I…think they're happy, Fef." He spoke. She hadn't expected him to reply. "Those damned dream bubbles givve them happiness, except probably wwhen they're cyclin' through their bad memories. I think they're wwithout wworry, grief, or pain. It's not their place to care about us anymore—that's our responsibility."  He had grown a lot calmer lately, getting more tired as the days dragged by, as she did too. Slowly, but surely, they were getting older by the moments.

"Not their responsibility to fret about us...yeah..." she said, her voice still a hushed whisper. They never spoke loudly anymore. Never. They had grown accustomed to conversing in quiet voice, even though they would be able to scream and cry all they wanted without anyone hearing them.

They truly have tried. After a week of screaming, they were certain their voices wouldn't reach their dead friends, no matter how many times they lost their voice. 

"DAMNIT! DAMNIT, I'M SORRY! FUCKIN'...fuckin'..."

...

"COME BACK, PLEAS--E! YOU SURVIVED TWIC--E BEFORE, RIGHT?! W)(Y NOT THIS TIM--E?!"

...


"I suppose. But, I guess...WWe're truly the last ones, aren't wwe? WWe're the last ones left," Eridan sighed, as if he'd been and fought through a thousand battles. And, in a way, he really did. So had she.

"I—y-yeah." She stumbled over her words, her heart numb and cold. "We...are. We're the last."

"That's wwhy I'm so grateful you're here," he breathed, holding Feferi's hand a little tighter. They were desperate for company, love, acceptance, and fulfillment. At least, as much of those you could get from one person.

"As I am grateful for you," she replied, never once raising her voice.

**808 sweeps**

"Oh, cod, Eridan!"

"Fe—Fef, I'm so sorry, I–I can't keep my promise…"

Lying in bed, the sea dweller coughed badly, he kept on opening and closing his eyes, and each time, she was so scared he was going to close his eyes forever. He was getting very weak by the single minutes, and she felt a swallowing fear. His end was finally here...The dreaded end.

"I don't care about the damn promise," She choked out, holding back her tears. She couldn't cry, not right now… She had to stand up and be strong for him. She couldn't leave him a dying memory of her crying, it would be unacceptable.

"Fef, I'vve alwways told you it's okay to cry," Eridan whispered, grasping Feferi's wobbling hand. "I'vve told you I lovve you, right?" His voice was getting dangerously quiet.

"Cod fucking damnit, yes, yes, you've told me so many times, Eridan! I love you a lot too…" She cried, blinking furiously. She couldn't be the one mourning right now!

"Please don't die, Eridan, please!" she cried, grasping his hand tightly. "Eridan, please!" The tears began to roll in, Eridan bringing up his wobbling other free arm to wipe away her tears.

"Don't givve up, got it? Stay STRONG. E--Equius woulda said it like that, eh? You--You don't deserve to see the face of death." Eridan attempted to laugh, but he ended up splattering the front of his shirt with his purple blood. "H-Hey, smile, wwon't ya? C'mon, just this once...Like this." He cracked the smallest smile, only to crushing her on the inside even more.

Her eyes widened as she stared at his frail hands and body, which were practically just skin and bone, and the large purple blood stain on the front of his shirt. She tried to calm herself, but she found the task was easier said than done.

"Please, Fef, smile... You don't look your best wwithout it," he choked out, resisting the urge to cough up more blood again.

Feferi tried to smile as happiest as she could at this very moment, but it was only a half heart felt smile. She couldn't truly bring herself to be the cheery, bubbly person she once was.

"Be happy in those dream bubbles, okay? Just, please, wait for me..." Feferi couldn't bring her voice any louder than a whisper. 

"That's a promise I can keep...I'll wait for you forever," Eridan replied, his lips barely moving. His eyes began to droop, and he whispered his last sweet nothing.

"Good bye, my beautiful princess."

Then, he closed his eyes for the last time, and he was completely still.

"..."

The whole world was now silent, like she had been dreading it was going to be for the past hundreds of sweeps. She was alone, all by herself in the entire universe, enclosed in this nightmare of a home. All alone, and by herself.

"...Eridan?"

"...Why aren't you answering, Eridan?"

Tears began to stain his already bloodstained clothes.

••1000 sweeps••

Breathing slowly, she lowered herself into the chair. Her inhales and exhales were heavy, her eyes stared out the steel window into the abyss she once stared at with her last friend. Everything about her home was nostalgic, and painful. Her body was much older now, her entire being feeling heavy. Each step was dragged and delayed, and tiring. It felt like so many sweeps ago since she saw all of her friends...which was true. 

She blinked once, looking at the bed sheets on the bed. She never could bring herself to change them out or wash them, for some reason. She would always think about how Eridan would say about how he couldn't sleep with such dirty sheets, but, despite it all...The purple, faded bloodstains continued to stay on the blankets. His torn and threadbare cape lay on there as well.

She could practically feel her heart begin to slow, making sure to take slow, deep breaths. Her forever long, frail hair cascaded to the floor in gentle waves, the ends of her strands breaking. A sinking feeling was starting to rest in her stomach, her eyes beginning to fall.

Ever since Eridan died, she was the last one. She would be the only one to ever see what was the last of this damaged world, being the only one left in the universe.

Taking off her rusted circlet, she lazily tossed it onto the bed, which sank slowly into Eridan's cape. The symbol and gold of it was bronze of old age, practically an ancient artifact. She soaked in her last surroundings and feelings, which would be her very last.

"It's finally time for me to leave," the princess uttered, permitting herself to hear her voice once more before her death. "After all this, painful, slow time..."

She could finally sense herself beginning to drown into her permanent slumber. Memories flashed through her mind as her eyes begin to blink its last and her body started to go limp.

"YES, I AM 'GLUBBING' SERIOUS, FISHY PRINCESS." Karkat glared at her in irritation, which only made her smile.

"I'm 0kay with that, Feferi. Really, it's 0kay! 0_0" Aradia smiled her rare smiles at her.

"H3H3H3, justic3 is fin4lly s3rv3d! Right? >:]" Terezi giggled her unique laughter, making her laugh as well.

"FF? Can you plea2e make 2ure not to drop me down a fliight of 2taiirs? II'm getiing a weiird feeliing about iit..." His hand was desperately holding to hers as they walked down the stairs together, hand in hand.

"uHH,,, hEY FEFERI, HOW ARE YA? }: )" A few early morning words were exchanged, giving lovely smiles.

"*AC purriously wonders what is wrong, and then smiles at her friend! :33 <*" Nepeta pounced on her, which she responded to with a bear hug.

"Do Not Fret, My Dear Feferi. I Will Create The Most Amazing Dress That Is Suitable For The Heiress." That dress became the most beautiful piece of clothing Feferi ever owned, and for a while, it was the only thing she ever wore. Kanaya smiled every time she saw it. 

"But........I h8ve aaaaaaaall th8 luck! Mayb8 I can spare you some of it! : : : : )" She did go by her word. Luck was spared for her, and because of it, she didn't die in one certain battle while playing sgrub. Thanks to Vriska's luck, she was alive.

"D --> My—My STRONGEST greetings, highblood. I...I need a towel..." Although they usually had stiff conversations, they were pleasant nonetheless. It was simply nice to have small acts of kindness.

"HeY tHeRe My MoThErFuCkInG fRiEnD! HoNk, HoNk! : o )" It was an evening, the sky beginning to darken. They winded down, trolling each other before falling into a happy slumber.

"Hi, Fef. WWanna go do somethin' together? Just as moirails maybe?" The movie they had watched together became her all-time favorite, and it was one of the best times in their moiraillegiance.

Taking her very last sigh, she closed her eyes, a soft smile gracing her cracked lips and dark purple tears staining her gray cheeks.

I'm finally going to join all of you again. 

Thank you, all...

For waiting.

I'll be there soon.
This is what got finished first, so here you go. Have some tissues, all.

This is inspired by the sadstuck video "As the sweeps pass by": www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdfNtK…

Enjoy-- at least, as much as you can enjoy a sadstuck fanfic.
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PerryPickny Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Student General Artist
whelp my heart now sises to exist!! There is nothing left but a black hole filled with sadness!!!
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SoapyTheSoapBar Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I thought this was an x Reader, until I read no (y/n) or ____'s. Still good though, although, I still don't really like the fefidan ship. Good job anyway! derp aquamarine - emote 
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SakuraXblossum7894 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am trying so hard not to cry... :iconcryforeverplz:
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melodythecat9 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Student Filmographer
I was trying so hard not to cry but I failed this story gives me way too many feels!
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CoolJakarta Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This hurt my feels
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stember Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
listening to depressing homestuck music omfg
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sam12008 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Whelp
I cried.
I sobbed, even. 
Thanks man My feels are killed.
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XxRobothumanxX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
"It's just... a gam-"

HUSSIE FK U AND UR IT'S JUST A GAME!! WHY DID I SELL MY SONS TO U

((don't think I hate Andrew Hussie, he's amazing))
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XxRobothumanxX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Urgh, I'm now at the past where Eridan says: "goodbye my princess" I wanna keep reading but I can't!
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XxRobothumanxX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ok did it now I need to make sure my dad doesn't CC me cry g xD
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Homestuck-FanFics Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man! I'm sorry it made you cry (?). But, I'm glad you enjoyed it! ...I hope? ;)
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XxRobothumanxX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
X3 no need to say sorry but I had a lot of emotions that day and yes I did enjoy it :p
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iNSaNiTYisAmazing Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
rUDE DONT DO THIS TO MY FEELS
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OrigamiKat Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oof
my feels
where did they go
*looks at a box you're holding*
you
yoU STOLE MY FEELS DAMMIT
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pinayako2020 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why do you hurt me in this way :)

Ah this was lovely my heart is aching
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0_o *cries is corner* WHYYYYYYYY Miuna Crying Icon 

But that, was a masterpiece. Hats off to you Homestuck-FanFicsMuseum Entry 
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AwaitingPain Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Eridan doesn't have purple blood, that's Gamzee, Eridan has violet, not being rude here, also Terezi uses 1's instead of i's.
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Homestuck-FanFics Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn!! sorry, i'll have to fix that, thank you for pointing that out. :) 
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AwaitingPain Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
No problem! :) It was an awesome read! I love this ship! <3
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Zodiak12332 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 12, 2015
*! Shouldn't be read!ng th!s !n class ;-; ! Almost cr!ed*
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XxRobothumanxX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Poor u
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Flutteryay101Backup Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I can't feel my jaw, it's STIFF! So close to crying after reading that,
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Oxy-Morons Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student General Artist
no
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your stories are amazing
i had a box of tissues next to my pillow by the time i finished reading this
your fanfics are just
amazing
they touched my heart and it left me wondering what will also happen to humanity
thank you
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HETALIAN-DIAMOND111 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
MoThErFuCkInG FeElS man
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Zodiak12332 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Cry forever Right in the fuckin' feels ;-;
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ShipperGurl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
KJYHSPOIJOSRH
TTwTT
DIS WAS AMAZING
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HOMESTUCK4EVVR Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaaaaaaand I cry my face off!
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PYR0P3 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I beloved my soul has shattered. I could never write like you ever omg! I think I will die now… his he feels!!
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CrispySparklez Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Y u mak me cri!?!?



; o ;
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cataclysmicCheshire Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.....holy shit
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hskhhetaloki13 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
can I have one of those tissues? Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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Homestuck-FanFics Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course dearie OF COURSE *gives you five boxes of tissues*
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HaileyCrafted Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Øh I remember that sadstuck art
Øh Gøg My eyes hurt frøm crying really hard    ;A;   QAQ
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sweetly-spaded Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I really enjoyed this fix. Condragulations, I am bawling my eyes out. You are a great writer!
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Homestuck-FanFics Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed it! I worked very hard on it, after all. Too much editing, I'll say! Thank you very much, though. :D I appreciate it!!
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werty267 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS SO PERFECT ^^ I love it sooool very really much :) although it's sadstuck
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xXlifesApartyXx Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Right in the feels... ;~;
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wildewriter99 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Writer
This deserves a standing ovation. No, seriously, this was just so well written O____O . My eyes are a bit wet now to be honest XD. Very, very well done.
I did notice some sentences that were a bit repetitive and had some grammatical errors, like this one: "His hand was desperately holding to hers as they walked down the stairs together, hand in hand" . The 'hand in hand' isn't needed (and 'together' since it is implied they are together, by the holding hands) and you could just have "His hand was desperately holding hers as they walked down the stairs". But really, little errors like that aren't a big deal, especially because this was just WOW. 
The one bigger error I noticed was here: "Believe me, they've tried. They know our voices won't reach them, no matter how loud their screams are" . For the rest of the fanfic, before and after this quote, it's told in the third person. The only break to first person is there, and frankly, I'm not sure who "me" "they" and "our" are supposed to be, especially when you transition from "OUR voices" to "THEIR screams" :/ . WHO is making the noise? This is such a heartbreaking sentence though, and it would just make more sense if it was in the third person :)
Feferi's desperate need for Eridan's company is shown flawlessly in their conversations, which are just so tense and so emotional :O . And the details, like this: "She could practically feel her heart begin to slow, making sure to take slow, deep breaths. Her forever long, frail hair cascaded to the floor in gentle waves, the ends of her strands breaking. A sinking feeling was starting to rest in her stomach, her eyes beginning to fall" make me feel like I'm right there with Feferi :O . This is one of the best fanfics I've read :D !
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Homestuck-FanFics Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Really! Thank YOU for taking the time for analyze this and read it so nicely! And, well, I try, ahaha! XD I can't stop smiling, really!
Whoops. I have a tendency to repeat myself sometimes, and I guess that showed through here. I did revise it and read over it several times, but perhaps I should have gotten someone else other than I to look at it. I'm only one person with one brain and one pair of eyes. But thank you again!
Dang. My flaws are really showing through in this XD Thank you for pointing that out, though! I would never have noticed if it weren't for you. I can be painfully oblivious to things like this. ;-__-
Agh, you're too nice! I seriously have this stupid grin on my face. I cannot thank you enough!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. <3
I promise there will be many more fanfics for you to enjoy! :D //hugs//
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wildewriter99 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Writer
Aaaah you're welcome! :D
One revising tip I learned from English class this year is to read your work aloud, because reading aloud makes a different part of your brain work, and you can hear the errors you've made. Sometimes when you read silently you tend to miss those errors because your brain is processing what you WANT to read. Meanwhile, reading aloud keeps that from happening in your brain so the errors are easier to find. I've done that a lot before and it's quite helpful :) .
Oh no it's okay! It's easy to make small errors like that. Don't feel bad, 'cause we all do it =P
YES! I'm so excited for more fanfics to come :) .
//hugs you back// :)
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Homestuck-FanFics Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I used that trick for my Suicidal!Dave X Reader fanfic. I noticed a lot of mistakes I didn't before when I was reading it in my head. Sometimes I use google translate to read it for me,  but sometimes it doesn't work out so well. Also, it's more fun to read aloud myself. XD Thank you for the tips, though!
I'll make sure to bring you good fanfics! :) I'm planning on writing a lot of sadstuck fanfictions at the moment, without any reader inserts. They might be really feelsy, but maybe you would like me. I don't know, I just thought you might like to know. XD
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wildewriter99 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Writer
No problem :)
Sounds cool! Of COURSE there will be feels XD, but I'm not afraid of them! =P Thanks for the advance notice though.
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AnnaTheWonderGirl01 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember that comic... so sad... :'(
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RainbowDash3221XD Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wow no no no no no not ok not ok not okay no who do you think you are i am crying
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