Living a life as two separate personalities is weird!
But that's okay.
"And that's how my curse got broken!"
"That's awesome, Mrs. Kabby!"
I patted the blond-haired Sylvie on the head. "Thank you."
Veronica raised her hand, her purple ponytail bouncing with her energetic body.
"Tell us the story of how you and mister Cameron got together again!"
"Oh, but I'm already tired from telling the first one!" I stood up, handing a drawing to the kids. "But you can keep this. It's a picture of me and you guys!"
"Gee, thanks Mrs. Kabby! That's super cool!"
"No problem. I'm gonna go step outside, k? Gotta practice my magic with uncle Timothy!"
Shutting the door behind me, I sucked in a breath of the cool night air and approached my friend.
"Nice night, isn't it?" He remarked, staring at the full moon.
He put an arm around me. "How's Cameron?"
"He's doing great. How's Frisk?"
He sighed. "I don't know. She disappeared yesterday, and I can't seem to get ahold of her. At least she didn't drag the kids with her this time."
I laughed. "Yeah."
Timothy gave me a worried look.
"I really think... we should look for her..."
"Of course you do." I saw his confused look and quickly added, "I like her too. I want to look for her as well."
I summoned a ball of purple light in my hand. "Lets go look, then!"
"And leave the kids?"
"Why not? Cameron can take care of them."
"Yeah, I guess you're right. Lead the way!"
"Friiiisk!! Where are you?"
I turned away from the mountain to see Kabby and Timothy racing towards me.
"There you are, you little miscreant!"
Timothy threw his arms around me and we tumbled to the ground.
"Miscreant? Really?" I laughed. "Don't make me laugh! Wait, you just did."
He laughed in response.
"Alright, what are you doing out here, anyway?"
"Watching the mountain."
"But it doesn't do anything."
Timothy stood up, pulling me up with him. "Come on, really. Why are you out here? This is the third time this week. I'm getting worried about you."
"What's my name?"
Since Chara and I share the same body, it's kind of fun to make people guess which one I am right now. But this isn't a game.
"And who is Frisk?"
"What is Frisk's purpose?"
He hesitated. "Existing?"
I began to walk towards Kabby.
"What is her purpose?"
Kabby shrugged. "Being in charge, I guess. That's what almost all your memories were about."
Timothy gave a choked laugh. "Not supposed to talk about the curse, Kabby."
I put a hand on Kabby's shoulder.
"To put it a way a movie did, with great power comes great responsibility."
"You sound so weird when you quote seriously."
"I know. Anyway- I didn't have much responsibility, did I?"
"Nope. You killed everyone because you felt like it."
"Shh. She wants to hear this."
I nodded in agreement.
"You want to go back and fix it."
"But you can't."
"You're clearly still attached to that power, aren't you?"
Kabby sighs. "Look, Frisk. I know you want that power back, but you just can't-"
"Hear me out. Timothy, I... I've considered this for a while, but can you Reset?"
Timothy shrugs. "I don't know. I only tried inside the void and it didn't exactly work there."
I gave him a pleading look.
I put an arm around him.
"You and Kabby are happy. Me and Chara are... pretty happy, I guess. Cameron's happy, the kids are happy. You know who's collectively happy? Humans. Humans are happy."
"I want a happy ending. This is not a happy ending. The monsters were the people I was tasked with, not humans. The monsters stayed in the Underground for a thousand years just to be killed by one, singular human child. I'm happy now. I know the importance of happiness. I want to give them another chance."
"I don't want to leave the remaining monster's lives as total wrecks. Maybe trying to Reset could do something crazy like erase us all forever, or something, I just... I've lived pretty happily knowing what I did for a while. But I can't handle it much longer. I want my friends back.
"They didn't mean something to me when I had all control. I saw them as objects. But now that they actually mean something... they're gone.
"So please. If you would... try. For me?"
Timothy nods. "I understand."
He outstretches his hand, and a red glow envelops it for a moment, then disappears.
"Don't worry about it. We'll try until we get it, okay?"
"Maybe holding hands?"
"Oh! That's a good idea!"
I strained for a moment, then saw a glimpse of the button.
"Ayy! With the power of friendship!"
"I don't think that's how it works."
"Shh. I do what I want."
"Can I press it now?"
Kabby pulled us into a hug.
"Come back soon."