…the future of pizza (X)
an interesting question.
first i’d like to say that i generally don’t like what-ifs of this variety because it feels like i’m being asked to choose sides in some kind of covert ship war. tosoth was not meant to be an arasol vs erisol sort of thing and i want to impress upon anyone who asks me these sorts of things that sollux loved both of them more than he could properly express. so i don’t want what i’m about to say to in any way devalue the feelings he held for eridan in the story because we’re looking at a completely separate universe where a completely separate set of truths exist.
ANYWAY with that disclaimer out of the way, i’d say that several things would have been different had aradia not died. first, eridan would have still moved into the house across the street from gamzee’s, but sollux would not have been with them. he would have still been in the apartment he shared with aradia, and probably still going to school. so he’d likely see eridan, but not as much as he had in the original context of the fic. if anything, eridan’s dealings would have largely been with karkat. because let’s face it, tosoth eridan is a very needy soul and karkat is cursed with abominable sympathy, so he would have borne he whining as only an emotional martyr of his variety could. sollux, no longer wrapped up in his own grief and also having aradia to intimate with separately, would probably be more receptive to eridan’s condition. he’d probably take the role of begrudging emotional support in this universe, much like karkat had in the original one. not only that, but i can see aradia and eridan becoming close as well, if they ever got the chance to talk. add to all this the fact that regardless of sollux’s circumstances, karkat’s dealings with john would have ended in catastrophic failure, and we’re very much looking at a world in which eridan and karkat could have gotten together, aided none too gently by sollux himself.
and eridan still would have died at the end.
The danger of returning to childhood games.
Cats With Flower Crowns!
An elegant meal for one, tonight.
the fucking dream
fuck and now i have nutella AND oreos