Summary: Wendy once again breaks up with Stan for Token, in his moment of desperation he goes back to the people who helped him get through it the first time, unaware that another has already joined their gothic ranks. After a while Wendy wants Stan back, but maybe now he feels he's better off without her? Im trying to make it a slow-burn
3rd person POV
Stan Marsh was just walking out of class, looking for his long time girlfriend Wendy Testaburger so they could walk home together. She was so excited when they reached high school and, despite their on and off relationship, were still going steady. She wouldn't stop gushing about how they were high school sweethearts which sometimes got annoying but he had to admit the way her eyes lit up was cute.
"Stan?" Her voice was unusually timid as he found her waiting by his locker.
"What's up babe?" He smiled and she sighed as she looked away.
"I have to talk to you about something serious." He raised an eyebrow, this probably didn't have to do with her regular "girl struggles" she often complained to him about.
"Okay, what do you want to talk about?"
"Well, I'm not sure how to say it and I don't want to sugarcoat it so I'll just say it. Im breaking up with you." She stared into his eyes and he blinked.
"Why this time? Did I forget something important?" His lack of reaction got her upset.
"No Stan! Im breaking up with you for real! As in, we're not going to get back together, ever!" His eyes widened at her words.
"What! Why?" He couldn't believe what she was saying. Sure they'd broken up a few times in the past, but they always eventually got back together after things were patched up.
"I just don't see us really having a future together, sorry, I hope we can still be friends." She turned around before he could respond, her hair lightly whipping him in the face as she practically ran off. He stared after her, a sinking feeling in his gut.
"There's no way I'd believe that lame excuse." He tightened his hands into fists.
"Woah, what's wrong Stan?" Kyle asked from behind him and he turned around as he crossed his arms.
"Wendy just broke up with me."
"Again?" Kenny snickered and Cartman rolled his eyes as they heard the news.
"You don't get it Kyle, she said it was for real this time, that we were never getting back together ever again."
"Oh, but why?"
"She gave me some bullshit excuse." He swung his backpack onto his shoulders and marched out of the school.
"So what are you going to do?" His friends followed him.
"I'm going to her house, there's no way I'm going to be left hanging like that without a proper reason."
"I say you ditch her, Wendy Testaburger is a major bitch and you act like a pussy whenever she's around." Cartman shoved some chips in his mouth and Stan glared.
"Shut up Cartman." He went off in the direction to her house and his friends stopped following him.
"Good luck dude." Kyle called to him and he waved without looking as he ran down the street toward the large house. He impatiently hit the doorbell a few times and tapped his foot as he waited until it finally opened.
"Is Wendy-" He expected to see Wendy's mom, dad, or even the girl herself. Who he didn't expect was to see one of the only black kids in South Park.
"Oh hey Stan, what's up?"
"Token! What the hell are you doing here?" At this point Wendy came to the door and shook her head.
"You don't know when to quit Stan, I already broke up with you but I guess you didn't take me seriously." He saw Token shrug in an unapologetic if not slightly confused manner before the door was slammed in his face and he couldn't help but stare at the wood for a few minutes before numbly walking away in a sense of déjà vu.
"Token? Why Token again?..." He mumbled to himself as he walked home. Suddenly when Stan doesn't have a girlfriend anymore, all the couples in South Park seemingly decided to go out at the same time, doing lovey-dovey things that only made him feel worse. He barely remembered opening the door to his house and walking inside, or his mom asking how school was. "Fine..." He muttered and walked upstairs, letting himself fall facedown in bed still absorbing what just happened. He gripped the front of his shirt and turned over, remembering the last time this happened and the events that came with it. "My heart... My soul..." He mumbled before his eyes slightly widened in realization and he quickly got up, looking through his closet to find as much of his black clothing as he could.
"Stanley, where are you going?" His mom was making cookies in the kitchen as he ran downstairs.
"Just with some friends!" He ran out of his house and towards a house he had only visited a few times many years ago, dressed in black jeans, an ash grey tshirt, and changed his regular beanie for a black one, running down the street to the only people he knew wouldn't shun away his pain. He got to the front door and knocked quickly, a sweet looking woman opened the door and greeted him with a smile.
"Hello there, a friend of Henrietta's?" He nodded while catching his breath and she let him in. "Dear, a little friend of yours is here." She called up the stairs.
"Whatever mom, just let whoever it is up." The door didn't open but he could hear Henrietta call back.
"Alright hun! I'll be right there with some snacks, okay?" She smiled at Stan as he went up the stairs toward an out of place black door, knocking on it.
"What do you want?" He opened the door and saw a familiar sight, expect everyone was just older. Henrietta with still chubby with huge boobs, Michael was tall and lanky with thick curly hair at the top of his head, Pete's bangs were still long with red highlights in them, and Firkle was probably in middle school now. "Oh, it's you. Tired of being a conformist?"
"I need your help." They all took a drag of their cigarettes in sync.
"That much is obvious." Pete rolled his eyes.