Sheltering Home: Blackberry Hearts Part 1Sheltering Home (Equius X Reader)Sheltering Home: Blackberry Hearts Part 1 by ascendingDecendant
Beth gestured at one of the cages silently. It was obviously meant to hold the more violent animals, but even then it was bent. You hesitantly knelt in front of it and gasped.
Inside was a strange, strange thing. It had the body of a dark blue grub, but the head was of a grey humanoid. It also had… horns. It glared at you defiantly and let out an angry shriek.
You fell back in shock, spluttering all the way. Beth giggled at your reaction. “He doesn’t like being in the cage, but I couldn’t leave him out.” She said.
You stared at her in shock for a few minutes, still trying to process what you were seeing. “What is he?” you whispered.
Beth shrugged lightly. “A grub, or at least that’s what the letter he came with said. He showed up at the door today in a picnic basket with a letter. But all the letter said was that he was a grub and he needed a home. Since your folks are away
Sheltering Home: Blackberry Hearts Part 2Sheltering Home (Equius X Reader)Sheltering Home: Blackberry Hearts Part 2 by ascendingDecendant
You carried the grub into the kitchen, kicking Nina out as you went. You weren’t sure how he’d react to the other animals yet, so it would be better to keep him separate for a little while.
You closed the kitchen door and set the grub on the counter before opening the fridge to get a drink. You were still a bit uncomfortable about caring for the grub, but there was no way you were going to let the poor guy suffer or anything.
You grabbed a pitcher of iced tea and busied yourself with pouring yourself a glass, all the while keeping an eye on the grub. He scuttled around a bit, but never got too near to the edge. You had just finished preparing your drink when you heard the grub’s stomach grumble.
You shot the grub a questioning glance and his face immediately turned blue from embarrassment. You chuckled and turned back to the fridge. You were out of lunch meat and really didn’t feel like cooking him up so
Sheltering Home: Blackberry Hearts Part 3Sheltering Home (Equius X Reader)Sheltering Home: Blackberry Hearts Part 3 by ascendingDecendant
“Equius! Come on, where’d you go you little trouble maker?” you shouted. The little blue grub had managed to knock over the last gallon of milk in your house and was now hiding from you. You had cleaned up the mess, but still couldn’t find the grub.
You sighed and shook your head. “Fine, stay hidden then! I’m gonna run to the store, since we’re out of milk. Don’t get in trouble, any of you!” you growled, before storming out. You didn’t bother to grab your car keys, since there was a convenience store just a couple of blocks away.
As soon as you were gone, Equius emerged from under the couch, where he had been hiding with his partner in crime, Risa. Equius had a bad feeling about you leaving. It was already pretty dark; by the time you came back it would probably be pitch black. He knew it was dangerous for you to be out alone at night and immediately raced to the door,
Sheltering Home: Blackberry Hearts Part 4Sheltering Home (Equius X Reader)Sheltering Home: Blackberry Hearts Part 4 by ascendingDecendant
You were cold, lost and scared. There was nothing around you except dark streets. “Equius? Dave? Anyone?” you shouted. There was no response, just the loud beating of your heart. You began running, unsure of where you were going or where you started from. Your heartbeat grew louder with each step, until it was nearly deafening. The dark street ways that you were racing through suddenly became wet underfoot and you slipped.
You screamed when you realized you were now lying in a pool of blue blood. There was no way that anyone could survive losing this much blood. You were blinded by tears and deafened by your heartbeat. You curled into the fetal position and sobbed.
The world was suddenly illuminated by a soft golden glow. The bloody streets faded into white and the air warmed. You felt safe and cared for. All was well as you snuggled into the source of the mysterious warmth.
The sunlight seeped into your room