KARKAT: WELL, WHENEVER SHE WAKES UP, WE ALL NEED TO HAVE A SERIOUS TALK ABOUT THIS. KARKAT: IF SHE'S IN THIS CONDITION WHEN WE GET TO THE NEW SESSION, IT'LL BE A GODDAMN EMBARRASSMENT. KARKAT: NOT TO MENTION DEADLY! NEED I REMIND YOU WHO'S STILL FOLLOWING US? SHE DOESN'T LOOK PRIMED FOR BATTLE FROM WHERE I'M STANDING! KARKAT: WE NEED TO ACT AS A UNIFIED FRONT, DAVE. WE NEED TO LET HER KNOW THAT AS HER FRIENDS WE CAN'T STAND BY AND WATCH HER DEGRADE HERSELF LIKE THIS. DAVE: man i dunno DAVE: sounds like you wanna make this needlessly melodramatic KARKAT: STAND BY. I'M PUTTING YOU ON SPEAKER CRAB. DAVE: speaker crab KARKAT: YES. SPEAKER CRAB. DAVE: man dont put me on speaker crab KARKAT: SHE NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU DAVE. SHE TRUSTS YOU. DAVE: god DAVE: honestly she can do whatever she wants i put this all behind me a while ago DAVE: why do you really want me in on this conversation is it just that you dont know what to say by yourself KARKAT: MAYBE IT IS DAVE! KARKAT: MAYBE THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT FUCKING IS. KARKAT: I'M SORRY. I'M NOT A "GOD TIER". KARKAT: I AM NOT SO FORTUNATE AS TO BE BLESSED WITH THE "GIFT OF GAB" LIKE YOU. DAVE: what KARKAT: THAT BADGE YOU EARNED. YOU KNOW, THE ONE THAT MAKES IT EASIER TO TALK TO PEOPLE? KARKAT: LIKE, REALLY OPEN UP ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS AND SAY WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE SAID? DAVE: hahaha thats what you think that does? KARKAT: ISN'T IT?? DAVE: no dude thats not what gift of gab does KARKAT: OK WHAT DOES IT DO THEN WISE GUY! DAVE: its utility isnt really comprehensible to lowly mortals sorry KARKAT: YOU SNIDE CHUTE HUFFER. KARKAT: WHY DON'T YOU COME UP HERE SO I CAN PUSH YOU OFF THIS BUILDING? DAVE: nah KARKAT: I'M PUTTING YOU ON SPEAKER CRAB, AND THEN TOGETHER WE ARE GOING TO KEEP IT *REAL AS SHIT*, DO YOU HEAR ME?