A hiccup of silence and the dead spaces between them spread. He had said something he did not mean to be said and she was staring at him with pain etched into her brow. Her eyes twinkled and pooled with crystal, her lip quivered and her hands grasped grey fabric at her middle. Her [h/c] head dipped down and her nose buried itself into the scarf around her neck.
What had he done that made her make those atrocious faces? When he saw them it make him want to take back his words. It made him want to touch her face and wipe those sleek, salty stains dry from her cheeks. It made him want to get closer to her, tell her he didn't mean it the way it had come out. Karkat never felt more vulnerable in his goddamn life and it made him scared.
They both stood facing each other and his mouth was held ajar, searching for those next few words to tell her he was so—
That he was so—
Karkat's blood boiled and his cheeks flamed a deep crimson. Turning his face away he raised a hand and gently placed it on her shoulder, the same shoulder that was heaving as she cried. The reason why she was crying was beyond him, but the least he could do was console her. It's what the humans did in RomComs, so maybe [Name] operated the same way the girls in those movies do.
Her blood-shot and puffy [e/c] eyes lifted, she sniffed deeply to collect any fallen snot. She looked helpless and beaten and it was all his fault. He also blamed the human race for being so fucking delicate.
Her chapped lips mumbled.
Karkat started off, though his eyes continuously refused to meet her own.
"I don't know shit about this stupid kind of situation but it's physically painful to see you cry like that. And I'm just plain fucking...sorry, okay? I'm sorry I said those mean things to you, I'm sorry for any bad thing I might have unintentionally done to you, I'm sorry my kind doesn't fucking know what the shit 'love' is. I'm sorry that most of our fucking relationship might be one-sided."
[Name]'s mouth was pressed tight and her lips formed a line. Her eyes jumped over to his hand and placed her own on top of it. Another couple of tears rolled down her cheeks and she begun to laugh.
"Wh-what the—?! Why the shit are you laughing for?!"