EB: i remember now. EB: i was tricked by a troll into flying up to the last gate, using this rocket pack. EB: she said i could take a shortcut and go kill my denizen while he was sleeping. EB: it... EB: did not quite work out that way. AG: This sounds like Terezi's handiwork. EB: i don't know. she didn't tell me her name. EB: she was a blind troll. she made me this incredibly shitty map for me to follow! AG: Yep. That's her. AG: I guess she got 8oth of us then. Un8elieva8le. EB: she tricked you too? AG: Yes. AG: Well, not tricked, so much as made a pointless coin flip and sta88ed me in the 8ack. EB: wow. that's pretty cold blooded! AG: Oh, sure. She was easily the most underhanded and villainous mem8er of our group. AG: 8ut I did let my guard down. And even when she sta88ed me, I sure didn't think I was going to die. EB: why not? AG: It turns out immortality isn't all it's cracked up to 8e. Let's leave it at that. EB: hmm... EB: so i guess you never got around to giving me immortality like you said? or killing me, for that matter. EB: sounds like the blind troll beat you to it. AG: No, I did! 8ut........ AG: Ugh, this will 8e hard to explain to you. EB: explain what? AG: Haha. I guess in her own sick way, she actually set us up on this d8 together. AG: May8e I should thank her whenever she falls asleep? Or dies, god for8id. EB: so... EB: now it is a date? AG: I don't know. AG: I said it wouldn't 8e unless you remem8ered. And now you remem8er. AG: 8ut you still don't remem8er me, do you? EB: nope. AG: Yeah, thought so. AG: This version of you died 8efore I started messing with you. Not that I expect you to understand what that means. EB: no, i get that. EB: if i had decided not to take the shortcut, i would have lived. and then you would have talked to me a lot? AG: Yes, that's right. AG: I guess I should have learned to give you more credit 8y now. EB: well, i might not have figured that out, if not for... EB: some things that just happened. AG: I still can't 8elieve I'm meeting a version of you that doesn't remem8er a thing a8out me. None of my gr8 exploits, or any of the ways I helped you. Only that one stupid time I taunted you! AG: It's a vaguely frustr8ing feeling. EB: sorry... not sure what to tell you! AG: So you remem8er literally nothing I told you a8out myself? Not even the, uh........ AG: Compromising stuff? EB: well, you did just show me around your planet. which was really cool! EB: ... there's compromising stuff? AG: Your species would think so. 8ut I guess it doesn't matter anymore. EB: i guess not. EB: but who says we can't get to know each other again? AG: You wouldn't find that 8oring? EB: no way! not if you wouldn't. EB: you said the name of the blind troll who killed us, but you have not told me yours yet. AG: I haven't? EB: no. AG: ........ AG: It's Vriska. EB: nice to meet you, vriska. EB: i am john! even though you know that. AG: Yes. EB: so now what do we do? aside from be dead for probably ever. AG: Man, I don't know. AG: May8e, AG: You could tell me a8out how you died? AG: What were the "things that just happened" you were talking a8out?