Song 1: "Who Can It Be Now" - Men at Work
Alphys looked around, feeling her soul pitter-pattering in her chest. She thought she could hear footsteps, even all the way down here in her True Lab. If they knew she was here, she'd never hear the end of it from the masses. Once they saw the Amalgamates, that would be it. She'd be done for. (Not that part of her didn't feel she deserved it.)
Gasping, she spun around, and she just saw Endogeny, nearly bouncing off the walls and noticeably drooling.
"Oh... you're just hungry? Okay."
She went off to get it some food.
Song 2: "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" - Timbuk3
Sans couldn't help but smirk. It was surprisingly easy to get a job related to incredibly complex topics such as quantum physics. Even as he studied these subjects and helped to discover what there was to learn, his mind couldn't help but try to twist itself around these concepts and what they would mean to him. Maybe the world would end up going to hell later if these concepts were misapplied; it wasn't like Sans cared that much. His life already felt like hell sometimes, even as everyone he loved felt good in their lives.
Song 3: "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" - Culture Club
Mettaton's wheel nearly threatened to create a rut in the floor as he paced and paced. Dr. Alphys was sure taking a long time making his final body. Of course, he knew in his heart that genius couldn't be rushed; that was a lesson he lived by. And yet... was there something bigger going on? What was taking so long? Was it a situation where, if she altered one flaw, a bunch of bigger flaws would open up? If so, he could somewhat understand (even if he sincerely hoped that wasn't it; then, it'd just take even longer to finish his body). Sincerely, though, he'd seen the blueprints; denying him that form would just be teasing, crueler than the kind he did on a regular basis.
Song 4: "We are the World" - USA for Africa
Frisk looked up into the sky. They didn't know what the future held for humans and monsters, but they knew enough history to know that relations between minority groups and the majority didn't always start off on the right foot. But they were determined; if they could win over the entirety of monsterkind, from the royalty to the celebrities, winning over other humans couldn't be that hard.
Each and every one of their friends would be there to stand by them if things went wrong; whether defending them with words or acting as bodyguards, they would all rather look foolish in front of the humans instead of allowing Frisk to be hurt. Maybe someday, every person would have an entire group of friends to stand up for them; Frisk dreamed of the day when no one had to live in fear of anything.
Song 5: "In the Air Tonight" - Phil Collins
Frisk found themselves shrouded in darkness; the only other thing that existed in the world was another child, who looked very much like them. The other child folded their arms.
"Don't try to blame me for all of this," they said. "In the end, it was your choice to take all those lives. What happened to staying determined, huh? You took the easy way out; you even killed people who tried to spare your life. Remember Papyrus?"
Frisk couldn't stop trembling; this child was right.
"And now you think you can just go back as if none of this ever happened. Well, too bad. It's time for you to learn the consequences of your actions!"
The child produced a knife and lunged at Frisk; Frisk had dodged several attacks before, but just like Sans, they couldn't dodge forever. And here, their luck ran out.
Song 6: "The Boys of Summer" - Don Henley
Many years had passed since that day in Waterfall, when Frisk had saved Kid's life. Now, Kid was a kid in name only. It was the last day of summer, and as they walked down the roads, they couldn't help but notice some of the shops they would go to.
Frisk loved some of these places. Heh... I still remember when they brought the house down on their first karaoke night.
Of course, Frisk had ambassador duties, which meant that every now and then, they couldn't stay in town. The end of this summer was the most recent of such occasions. Kid sighed; such were the problems of being adults.
Maybe one of these days, when Frisk came back, they could join Kid in revisiting the past. Something within them never completely grew up; they hoped that something never would grow up.
Song 7: "Born in the USA" - Bruce Springsteen
Gerson looked at his old war equipment on the shelf. If he didn't take care of it so much, it probably wouldn't have lasted this long. He sadly sighed; the humans had nearly massacred all of monsterkind. It said something that he was considered a war hero just for surviving the ordeal. Most of the others who did survive were long-gone by now.
Even worse is that the humans had them in something of a catch-22. The only way the monsters could leave was if they killed seven humans and took their souls. But then, once they got to the surface, the humans would be out for their dust because they'd killed seven of their kind just to get to the surface.
Another sigh. Sometimes the world worked in completely unfair ways.
Song 8: "Rock Me Amadeus" - Falco
Undyne's fingers gleefully pounded out different melodies on the piano. A huge grin was on her face; if she was going to learn an instrument, she was going to go all-out. Because if she didn't give it her all, she might as well have been giving it nothing.
Asgore stood off to the side, looking slightly bewildered. He hadn't even known a piano could be that loud. Then again, she at least seemed to be picking up the concepts quite well. And she was putting herself into what she played; that was just as important.
Song 9: "Only the Lonely" - The Motels
Toriel woke up from her most recent dream, frowning. It was rather fuzzy to her at this point, but what she remembered of it involved Asgore; she'd forgotten that she was supposed to be angry at him. She couldn't hold back an exasperated sigh. The more rational parts of her wanted nothing more to do with him; he'd refused to keep a cool head when it mattered most. A grieving father should know better than anyone else how it feels to lose someone close!
And yet... why did part of her heart yearn for him again?
Song 10: "Waiting for a Girl Like You" - Foreigner
Alphys initially thought Asgore would be the person for her; she tried to tell herself this in spite of how the rest of her knew that he still wasn't over his ex-wife. But he seemed to understand her better than anyone else, so who else was there?
And then Undyne charged into her life as if to yell "Me, punk!"
Something about Undyne... Alphys didn't know if it was her enthusiasm, her willingness to go full-tilt into life, or something else. But when she was around her, things just felt like they were going to be okay. Even when Undyne learned about Alphys' past, she didn't even reject her, but instead reached out to help her.
Alphys couldn't believe someone thought she deserved love. And yet, somehow, Undyne made her believe.