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~Sans POV~

Sans woke up with a start. C***! He knew the kid would reset. Especially when they lost because of interference. What were you even doing here? Not to mention why did he even dream of you? So many questions with no way to get them answered.

"SANS, YOU LAZYBONES, WAKE UP! BREAKFAST IS READY!"

Good ol' paps. Welp he should probably head down, before Papyrus comes up. Lazily he got up and threw on his blue hooded jacket. He plastered on a smile and headed downstairs. As soon as he sat down at the table he took one look at the burnt, runny, glittery mess on his plate and strategically sent it to the void. Pappy's spaghetti always made him cringe, but he held back to spare his brother. Keeping paps happy and was always first priority.

"SANS! HURRY TO WORK, OR YOU WILL BE LATE. ALSO YOU STILL NEED TO RE CALIBRATE YOUR PUZZLES."

"sure thing bro." He looked at his brother for another moment, to burn this image again into his memories. Then watched as his brother left before him.

After taking another moment to gather himself, he teleported to his station by the ruins. He knew the kid wasn't due to show up until at least tomorrow, but he needed to think. Particularly about the last time line. How did you get there? Did it have something to do with that crazy dream?

He was just about to sit down when he heard something. A soft groan was coming from behind him. Quickly he turned into a defensive position, when he froze. There at the edge of the tree line was you. He couldn't believe it. You are not only in the underground but you started at his century station.

When he saw you begin to stir he shook his head to clear his mind. He would help you, make sure you were ok, then he would get some answers.

~(Y/N) POV~

You woke up cold and with a headache. Is this what death is like? You gave a small groan as you shifted in the snow to get up. Once you sat up you looked down to see the wound, but it wasn't there. Why not?! Was it a dream? That's when you heard snow crunching ahead of you. When you looked up you were surprised to see Sans walking calmly towards you. You made a move to stand up, but your legs felt like jelly. Unfortunately you only managed to make a thorough mess of the snow around you.

"hey buddy, you ok there?"

You looked up to see concern and amusement in his eye sockets. He was really close to your face. He had squatted down to get eye level with you, and you had to admit that he was much cuter in person. You immediately felt your face heat up, and quickly averted your eyes.

"I-I think so. I just can't get my legs to work."

Why did you just tell him that!? You tried to stand again, when you felt his hand grab your arm to help you up. For a moment it was hard to get your feet under you, but finally you were able to stand. You lock your knees and knew that walking was going to be impossible for a while.

"Thank you"

"heh, snow problem kiddo."

You immediately let out a giggle. While you weren't that great at making puns, you did love them when you caught them.

"i'm sans. sans the skeleton, and you?"

"(Y/N)" You replied while reaching for his offered hand. You knew it was coming and prepared a comment for him. The moment you heard the fart noise you laughed.

"Wow dude didn't know you had it in you."

The look on his face was priceless. You knew that he was about to tell you it was a classic, but having the joke turned around on him left him speechless. He broke into a big smile, well bigger since he usually shows a smile. Slowly he shook his head as he placed both hands into the pockets of his blue hoodie.

"heheh. gotta admit i didn't expect to have my own prank turned around on me. you're pretty good."

"Well I try." You smiled. It was really cold out and the wind had picked up. You shivered lightly trying to keep what little warmth you had left.

"hey you ok? you seem a little chilled to the bone."

You were about to reply when you realized he used another pun. You huffed out a laugh.

"Yeah didn't mean to give you the cold shoulder, but I wasn't expecting such an icy reception."

He immediately let out a deep heartfelt bellow of laughter. Bent the way he was you couldn't see the tears of joy gathering in his eyes.

"that was a good one kid. hey why don't you come to my place, to warm up? it will be a lot more comfortable to talk than out here." He said gesturing to the forest around you.

You clench your teeth to keep from chattering and nod your head. He placed his hands back into the pockets of his hoodie and began walking back to his station. Tentatively you made a move to follow him. Shifting your weight from one leg to the other however was a bad idea. The moment you tried, your legs gave out and you found yourself right back in the snow, with a small yelp. Sans must have heard you, because his head whipped around and the next thing you knew he's standing in front of you again.

"what happened?"

"Sorry" you said between pants. somehow your breathing had become heavier and it felt like you had run a marathon. You looked up at Sans and suddenly felt dizzy. You closed your eyes and felt the rest of your strength give.

"whoa! buddy you ok? buddy? hey (Y/N)?!"

You felt him shake you progressively harder just before you passed out.