My name is Dash. I don't know how old I am. I forgot. I like to cosplay even though I'm not very good at it. I take way too many selfies. I reblog anything I like, but mostly fandom stuff. I like Danny Phantom, Attack on Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Sonic, Gravity Falls, How To Train Your Dragon, My Little Pony, and like a billion other things. Feel free to message me for literally any reason. I write parody songs but I'm too shy to sing them.
"You know V-man, when I finally got that full portal working, that was the proudest day of my life." Jack listed a little to one side, making the bar stool groan at the abuse. "Proudest day… actual ghosts," he chortled, a vapid grin spreading across his broad features.
"I’m sure," Vlad responded dryly, reaching for his own glass. It was a distinct misfortune of ghost hybrids to be resistant to alcohol. He’d require at least three more before this idiot’s ravings began to be amusing.
"Proudest… except for…" Jack dropped his elbows on the counter and cupped the shot glass in one hand. His jovial mood vanished faster than the liquor in his glass. "Except… it was the worst thing, Vladdy. Worst thing I ever did. I’m a terrible human being."
"That at least we can agree on." Vlad downed the whiskey, savoring the burn in his throat.
"Hah! V-man, you were always the funniest! It’s the truth, though. A big secret. I didn’t tell Mads, not anybody. But you… You’re m’best friend. You should know."
A drunken confession in a bar? Wasn’t this a little too cliche?
"I’m dying to hear it," Vlad deadpanned, pouring himself another. Two to go.
"I killed my son."
Vlad stiffened. A little whiskey splashed out of the glass and onto the counter. He must be more drunk than he thought.
Jack didn’t seem to notice; his bleary eyes stayed fixed on the little shot glass, his gloved fingers rolling it back and forth. “I left the portal running, Vlad. On, plugged in and everything. Danny stepped inside of it. Killed him. Zap! Like a bug.”
"You’re saying Daniel… is dead?" Did this oblivious fool… but that was impossible. "He looks perfectly healthy to me."
"Oh, he hides it real well. You can’t even tell, just by looking at him. Almost a perfect replica. It’s pretty amazing, seeing how human it acts. I guess that’s why I still haven’t called him on it. Just watching, that’s…"
Jack looked up, and there was a cynical edge to the man’s smile that Vlad wasn’t used to. “That’s the thing, Vladdie, that’s what makes me terrible. Our son’s dead. I haven’t told Maddie he’s gone. I haven’t told anybody. And why? Because it’s interesting. It’s exciting. I wanna see what this ghost can do.”