7. The Soul
After running as quickly as I could to the castle, I finally made it. Just looking at it made me think of back when I was little, when I came here to challenge the king. I remember how determined I felt, I realize now it was kinda dumb to think I could fight King Asgore. And how dumb is it to think I actually have determination in me!? That would be impossible, I guess it's not the worst though, just the thought of melting to the ground like that when I die? And what if Alphys... Oh god, it makes chills run down my spine. (I'm not sorry) I walked in to see the usual chain with a note saying something about how Asgore was in the garden. He's always in the garden. I unlocked the chain and walked down the long hallway to the garden. Sure enough, there he was watering flowers. "Oh?" he said, "Who is here?" He turned around, his face lit up when he saw me. I'd never tell anyone this, but sometimes, Asgore feels like the father I never had... "Hello, Undyne, what brings you here on such a beautiful afternoon?" "Alright, this is gonna sound weird, but I need a human soul." "You do?" "Okay, let me explain. So that TV star Mettaton, ya know, the one Alphys made?" He nodded, "And um, that skeleton that I started to train, Papyrus?" "The one that is too innocent for the Royal Guard? The one you started giving cooking lessons instead?" "Yeah, him, well you see those two are dating and uh, long story short the skeleton had determination in him, and he's dying. So he got all melty and uh, they hugged, I guess? And now they're an, uh, amalguh- something? And you see, they're both very close to me and if they died, or got melted together... I don't know what I'd do." "So you need a stronger soul for the skeleton?" "Yeah..." I can't believe I'm doing this. I'm throwing away not only mine, but everyone's hopes and dreams for a skeleton I'm friends with because he stood on my doorstep all night. But it's not just for him, if Papyrus died, Mettaton would, uh do something hugely out of character? And without Mettaton, everyone would lose hope. He's the underground's star, the only person that keeps all the monsters happy in this huge mess. A-and if we lost Mettaton, I'm sure we'd lose Alphys too, and by that I mean I'd lose Alphys. What would I even do without those three? I can't live without my best friends and the love of my life... So maybe I kinda am helping. I don't even want to think about going to the surface without them! I'd feel too guilty. "Yes, I need a human soul," I said, "I'm sure." He took me down to where the human souls were kept. He handed me the one in the green case labeled 'Kindness'. "I believe this one will suit your friend, good luck!" "Thanks, Asgore!" I rushed back to Snowdin as quickly as possible.