2 Works in Monster Pulse (Webcomic)
Rob’s always had trouble counting steps. Doesn’t matter the direction, going up or going down (but especially on the way down), he tends to always miss one. There’s nothing so familiar and so horrible as the lurch in his guts when he steps down and the ground isn’t there to catch him, or the stumble when he steps straight and his foot catches on that last step. He’s gotten pretty good at laughing it off and not taking it personally when people look the other direction and pretend they didn’t see anything. They’re not being rude, they’re just being people.
He wakes up one morning feeling like that and spends the new few weeks waiting to land.
There’s a small flask of gin that Roger gave her once. It sits unsipped for six months, tucked in her back pocket beside the locket he gave her. Thirty minutes after they subdue the children and restrain them, she slips off and finds a hidden place in Rjinder’s lab.
She drinks it all in one go, trying to drown out Desmond’s screams, still ringing in her ears. He was the one who took the video, she reminds herself. They’re going to put his stomach back where it belongs. This will bring Roger back. This will save Ned. This will save SHELL.