And here I am again, writing ANOTHER fanfic. I have so many that are going on and one's that I'm still building that it's getting ridiculous. Anyways, this lovely wasn't my idea. Instead, the credit for the premise goes to Barbacar. I highly recommend reading their stuff, it's really good. But before I keep babbling, let's begin this little tale shall we?
"E͡ȩnie͡.͢ Mabel turned to face Stan and Ford before looking into her brother's eyes. This was it. They lost the battle and now there wouldn't be anything to keep Bill from finding a way out. "Mee͝n҉įe͘."͏ How could they lose? They fought so hard, they were the good guys! "M̶i̸n͘ie͡.̴" Bill's eye flicked back to the shape of a shooting star. Mabel knew exactly what that meant.
"Stop it! Stop it! Please, please, don't kill him." Tears ran down her face, ruining her sweater. Ford's mouth hung open, as if he was about to speak instead.
"Mabel, stop. I'll give him the-"
"No!" She swung her head to look at the demon, "Please, you can kill me. But don't hurt Dipper, ever."
If Bill could smile, he would have a grin covering half of his face. "So ͡ho̴w҉'s ̀a̴bo͝u͞t ͟a̸ d͘èa͟l͟?҉"
Be brave Mabel. Be brave like them.
"Okay. What do you propose?" Cries of disbelief at this choice and her family screaming at her to stop never reached Mabel's ears. She was too focused on the task at hand: saving her family and in return, payment for her awful choices.
"Mabel no!" Dipper finally choked out, "Don't ever make a deal with him!" Mabel squeezed his hand, a soft warning to be quiet.
"T͞h̢at̶'s̛ t́h̡e̡ ̶f̢un͡ny͡ t͢hi͝ng̷ Pine͝t҉r͜e͘e,̢ she̷ a͞lread̵ý h̷a̵s!͞" The heartbreak wrote itself all over Dipper's face, "͘Çan'͘t b͟e͟l͏i̵e͏v́e ̕it͞ ̸ķi͢d? We͟ll l̢e҉t͜ ͞ḿe t҉e͏l͟l̶ ̨ya-ác̷tual҉ly… Wh̴y͡ ̕do̴n͏'̵t ̷S̨hoot͠ing͢ ҉Sta̸r t̀el҉l̀ ̕y̴oú?͘ I͜t҉'́l̴l ̴b́e̶ f͜u͟ǹ!̀"
"I-I-" Mabel held her breath. She could have kept it secret, really. But fate really did have other plans for her. She sobbed, faced with the consequences of her actions. This was her reality now.
"Mabel… what's he talking about?"
"Hey kid, what's he rambling on about?"
"It-it's-it's all my fault."
Dipper looked confused, slowly bringing himself over to hold his broken sister, "Mabel, what's your fault?"
"DON'T TOUCH ME!" She pushed him away violently.
"This! All of this is my fault! It's my fault that he won! I let him!"She choked out the truth, she had doomed them all those mere four days ago. "I-I made a deal with him. I was selfish enough to want it, so he gave it to me at the cost of everything."
"͡W̧o͜w, t͢hę cat i͡s re͢ally ou͜t́ ̵o̴f̨ ̸t͢he ̸b̕ag ͞now ̶huh?"͞ Bill looked right at Mabel, a wicked gleam in his eye, "̧You kn͠ow̛,̧ ͞I҉ don't ̛t͞h̵i͢nk evęryo͝n̴e ͝q́ưit͡e hear̨d ỳo҉u.̡ Say ̶it l҉oud͡er̡ Sta̶r."
"I-I-I was the reason this all happened." She said a tad louder.
"͢Not̢ ̨lo͜ud ͘enou͠gh͘ k͢i̡d͢do̴. ̢L̸o̵ud̡er͡. ̸I̛ wa̴nt ̧th͘e͡ t̴o͡w̢n ̨t̨o ̵h̛e̵aŗ ̕h͢eck̷,̴ let the͞ w̴ơrld hear͟!"
Dipper's face burned red, "No! Why would you ever make her do that?!" He turned to see Mabel sobbing uncontrollably. "Mabel… You don't have to."
It's the brave thing to do. The smart thing. Wouldn't you like to prove yourself to them? A hateful voice full of sugary sweetness whispered deep inside Mabel's head.
But I don't-
Be brave Mabel. I know you can.
Taking a deep breath Mabel yelled at the top of her lungs with a ragged crack, "I CAUSED THIS! ALL OF IT, IT'S MY FAULT!"
"̢Ya k͏n͞ow ́S̡h͡oo̴t͝i̴n͠g̷ ́Star, ͠yo̢u ͏di͏d̸n̸'t ͏r̕e͝a̛lly get̵ ́t͝o ex͢p̨e̕rienc̵ę W̶èi̵r͞d̢m̸a̵g͡g̵e͢d͘don. ̡You̶ ̷kn͢o̡w҉, the ͝result ̶of̧ yoųr͢ b̧a̡d҉ ͝c͢ho̢ic̴e͠s͜ k͠i̶d.̧ ͟How̷'̴s ̨abouţ ̡yo͠ư-͠-"
"You leave her alone!" Dipper's voice resonated with everyone else's thoughts. But before he could yell anymore at his family's torturer, Mabel's cold hand found it's way back into his.
A quick and silent hug came between them. Mostly silent, for Mabel had softly whispered into his ear words only for him, "Live for me, okay? Don't ever stop living."
Bill hadn't noticed this exchange, preferring to continue with the execution of one Pines. "-҉-̸ex͝p͜er̕ie͘nc҉e it ͞now̶?̢ A҉L҉L͞ AT ǪNC̀E͞!"
Mabel broke into screams, the kind that tear at your soul and destroy you from the inside. Her braces melted, burning her mouth and leaving the skin in shreds. Her body slowly transfigured into solid stone from the feet up. Her eyes burned as toxic bugs exploded from the collagen fibers and consumed her ears and nose. The blood running through her veins froze solid, effectively freezing her fingers and they fell off one by one. Eventually, the pain just stopped. All she could feel was misery. She didn't want to live anymore, why would she? She pleaded with her heart and mind to just let her die. Stop beating, stop breathing, stop. Stop. STOP. The body complied, and broke. The bones melted, the skin, the organs, all of it. In the end, all you could see was a burnt and melted puddle of a once joyful person. The good inside was now just a memory and a small pile of rainbow glitter where her soul was.
"̡Rou̕nd͝ ҉twò ͡for Pínét̢ree m̢áy͠b̀e?" Cipher asked. There was nothing like good ol' chaos to make you feel alive.
"NO! Please, I surrender." 'Ford' burst out, "You can have it. Just please, don't hurt the rest of them." He stepped forward, tears covering his beet red face.
"͢Oka͟y̴!̸ Sh͘a͟ké m͢y ҉ha̷nd͏ ̨th͜e͡n̶!̧" Bill took the deal, like a fool. Not realizing the terms, or who he really shook hands with. Pulling himself into "Stanford's" mind, he saw a blank and empty void. "W̕ow, ͡y̢ou̧ r̛e̛áll͏y cl͢ea̡n u͜p̢ in ̢h̶e͡r͟e ͏S̀i͟xe̢r͠."̧ He finally reached a worn and wooden door. Opening it, he saw not Sixer. Instead, Fez with a face that could send the devil running. "W̶h̀a̧t ̕i͠s th̛i̕s?́"͠ ̛
Stan stood and stomped towards the demon. "You. It's your fault all this happened."
"̛Ya ͡sure?͡ S̨h̀oo͠t͝i̧n͏g̵ Şt͡a͠r̸ ͟s͡ai̶d sò ̶ḩe͠r͠şe҉l̕f ̢t̡ha͜-"͘
"Shut up." Stan growled. Bill complied because for the first time in his life, he was scared. Truly terrified of what's to come.
Ford stepped towards his brother's body, pure rage painted his face. Looking over at Dipper he saw a hollow shell kneeling on the floor, unsure of how to feel. Pulling out a memory gun, he set it wipe away everything with two words: STANLEY PINES.
"You know, I was just supposed to keep you here until we disappeared. But, since you decided to hurt MY FAMILY," Stan beat Bill into a pulp, his singular eye bruised and ruined. "That's not only for me, but for all of them. Because of what YOU did, she's gone! I never wanted to see anyone else go through what I did for those thirty years, but now? Now a twelve-year-old boy has to live with the torture of his own sister for the rest of his life! So you better go through that same hell for eternity, wherever things like you go!"
Ford squeezed his eyes shut, and pulled the trigger. This was it, the end.
"̘̻͔̩͙̗̪̺̬͠P̡̕͏̰̭̠̮̫͎̲ͅL̡̨͍͔̤E̫̱̟̲̙͙̤ͅÁ̮̳͜ͅȘ̢̲̺̥͚̦͇̤E̡͇̻̥͡ͅ ̸̼̻̬͖̼̣͢Ṉ̡̡͖̹̕O͎̲͇͓͢!͚̖͓̗͎̲͉̕͜ ̵̩̱̥͠W̵̢͕H̶̝͇̤̻͔̜̺̻Ḁ̧͚T̺͍̬̀̕͜'͚̹̝̟͉̠͈͢S̴̵̬̬̼̥̦͚͉͓͓ ̵͉̯̪H͈A̺͈͈͢P̣͍̫̪̟͙͚P̟͚͎͝E͢҉̪N̸̨͉̗̤͘I͕̪̖͍̝͉͍͕̗̕͜N̸̼̞̣̦͔̠̜̤G̶͕̮̝̱̝̮̻̮̕ͅ ̡̟̻͕̯̣͇̠͇͢T̛͢͏̺O̺̙̺͖̩̠̬̝ ̲̥͡M҉̫͘É͔̬͉͚͔̗͈̳?̱̱͉̖̰͚!̫̯̲̫͈͖̮͖͢͠ͅ ͙̱̥̰̮͔̠A̧͇͜͟-̷͍̻̬͚̣̘̬̫X̛̫͓͇̺͖̺͡-̛̤͕͈̺̫́͜O̢҉͇̗̘̖-̳̗̠͚̮̰͈̱͝L̢̡̫̩̹͍͔̜͘-͏͈̳Ó̘̙͝-̸̷̼͍T͙̯̱̼͓-͙̱̠̲ͅL̗̜̥̦̲ ͖̰͟͢M̡̛͉̗Y҉̖̀ͅ ̗̟͇̪͚̰̳͡T̡͉̩̩͓͇͇͈̀̕I̸̖̹͇̪M̢͇͕̹̠̯͙͔̗͜͝ͅḚ̴̛̳̺̘̪̘͟ͅ ̳̖̖͓̩̠͘H̢̲͇͓̟͇̺͚͝Á̘̗͕̝̻̞̫̖̩͘͝S̴̰̟̭̤ ̝́͟ͅC͏̵͍̤̰͍O̶̵͔͕̪̰M͏̢̝̻̖̼̗̙̩͜È҉̵̲̜͖͈ͅ ̷̝̭͉͈͇̜̠T̼̞̘͓͠͝O̠̟̺̮̼ ̨͈͓̳͢Ḇ̕̕͠ͅÙ͉̰͙̣̕R̷̟̯͖͓̪͍͘N̤͕̦͔͇̻̻͢,͈̝̼̖ ̴͔I̸̩͇̗͕͝ ̸̗̺̱͔̝̠I͏̟̪͓N̶̢̺̼̘͚̟̮̥̗V̱̩̳̥̩̱Ó̧̳̯͈̣͜K̩͖̦̙̠͚̻̀E̸̛͉̤̜͚ ̭̠͘Ṯ͔͙͍̳͚̜͢H̦͖̭̖̟̹Ḛ̶̶̞̘ ̡͙̗̘̺ͅͅA̻̠̯̥̥͔̲̳N̵͓̙̘̤̳͍͇͉͟͠C̨̨̼̟̻̯̞I҉̸̖̱̰E͍̱͔̬̱̠̖̜͎̕͠Ń̺͔̙̗̜͈T͏̡͈̞̘̬͍̘ ̡̜̩̗̤̮̟̰̟P͉̱̥͜͟O̧͎̪͇ͅW̖̜͖͜E͏̧͙̮̗̹͔̖R̷͓͓ͅ ̞̘͍͚̩T̵̲̤̝̼̹͎̠̭̣H̶͈̣̗͞A̶҉̲̬̤̤̥̼̦̟̘Ṯ̡̥̲̳̀͢ ̩̖I̡͎̹̖͞ ͉̤͓̮̕M̸̠̖͚͞A̠̼̺͚͕͜Y̛͔͇͕͇̭͙̺̠ ̸͙̬̤͈̟̤̰͕R͏̷͎̥͕͔̜͙̞͡E̶͉͙̙̤͚̭̜͎Ṭ̢͎̦̲͍͕̲͉͟Ư͕͈̠̟̹R̤̮̼̠̖̗̣̩Ṇ͚
̨̢̛̥̬̯͎̮̠͈͕̳́͘ Stan punched him one more time, "That's called payback." Picking up a framed photo of the pines, Stan sighed. "Guess it's goodbye." The burning blue wrapped around Stan like a final embrace and dragged him away, never to be seen again.
Ford fell to the ground, his heart had stopped feeling. The only remaining members of the Pines family were broken. Their other halves were gone, a hollow shell and a pile of goo the only remnants of them.
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