So this was originally supposed to be another 10-minute-AU... but ended up going over the course of a few like weeks so it's probably like a 10 hour AU
no definitely not that long but still ;v;
And please don't judge the name, a friend made it for meeee
This AU takes place at a time where, on the Surface, the Witch Trials are going on.
If yall don't know what that is, it's basically everyone freaking out about witches and thinking there are witches everywhere cursing people and stuff and trying to get said "witches" executed.
Which makes things really hard for the wizards.
Five of the seven wizards who created the barrier have been executed. The Determination wizard, Timothy, and the Perseverance wizard(unnamed), lived.
Chara ended up getting accused of being a witch, which isn't surprising because she has some magic that she can do.
Though, she can only do the stronger spells when she has something to channel magic out of, such as blood, which has magical content.
Chara, before getting accused of being a witch, realized that in due time, she WOULD get accused of being a witch because of her magic.
So, since she was only 10 years old and her slightly high-pitched voice could be assumed to be a young boy's voice, she disguised as a boy(cut her hair shorter, wore boys clothes) and ran off to the next town over, assuming the name "Matthias".
Unfortunately, that didn't work very long, and she got caught and ended up running away and falling into the Underground.
She ended up getting adopted by the royal family, of course, but her dad is still alive.
Her father is Timothy.
Timothy is the Determination Wizard, as I mentioned.
His wife was one of the wizards who got executed, and Chara is(or was) his only child.
He ended up escaping the same way Chara did, by falling into the Underground along with the other living wizard and a few other "witches".
Timothy and the other wizard worked together to create a small barrier around the area where they fell down, that wouldn't let monsters through.
They occasionally steal food and water to live.
Once when Timothy was on his way back from stealing food, he ran into Asriel.
And Asriel was being the completely innocent child he is, so he wasn't going to hurt Timothy.
But Timothy freaked out and cursed him.
Asriel's curse ended up making it so that, whenever Asriel laid eyes on a monster, he would go temporarily insane and make an attempt to gravely injure or kill said person.
Asriel has managed to kill a few monsters, and needless to say, they aren't very happy about it and Asriel isn't gonna make a very good king.
Gaster built a machine and made an attempt to use it to lift Asriel's curse but ended up sending Asriel to the Void.
The citizens of the Underground demanded that Gaster be punished for his accidental "murder" and some radical people cut off some of Sans and Papyrus' fingers when Asgore refused to punish Gaster, and after a while Asgore gave in.
The punishment was having holes cut in Gaster's hands, since Asgore didn't want to do anything permanent.
(I know he has permanent holes in his hands, but I meant like if he cut off some of Gaster's fingers or something then Gaster wouldn't be able to pick up stuff. That's permanent.)
[Yay I'm done]
Yay it didn't actually take too long--
I hope you like the AU---
if you see a trail of blood then it's gaster and you need to tell me so i can meet him
it's a joke but like Gaster actually is bleeding eternally because he has an issue with his body where it won't fix wounds
See yall in the comments, sorry if it's too edgy ;v;