The Mad Ventriloquist is confused.
Really, really really confused.
Christmas was pretty good. Derek cooked and there were presents, and things were good until David showed up. Then there was a lot of yelling and a couple times people walked out. And then there was a lot of talking about feelings and everything turned out ok. Derek doesn't like to consider David his father, but they really do act like family.
It was only after that when things got confusing.
The Mad Ventriloquist is getting married.
That would probably be confusing enough. He hasn't seen David for years, and they only really started dating a few months ago. And even that was just sorta dating. Like, no one said anything about it. They just sort of did dating things. Not all that often either, since The Mad Ventriloquist was running around trying not to die and David was running around doing whatever he does. Yet The Mad Ventriloquist wanted to ask him. And apparently David wanted to ask The Mad Ventriloquist because they sort of ended up asking at the same time. And all of this can't help but have The Mad Ventriloquist think about how wrong it is.
Of course, The Mad Ventriloquist has done a lot of bad things. This is the only sin that he doesn't regret.
Still, it's very confusing. And he is feeling happy and scared and all sorts of things about it. But David didn't stop there.
He wants The Mad Ventriloquist to join the slender man.
He made some very good points too. About how that would probably protect Derek. About the chance of destroying things from the inside. About how he didn't want to see The Mad Ventriloquist die.
It was really hard to tell him no. But he did.
David said that it isn't going to stop him. That he'll find a way to convince The Mad Ventriloquist.
The Mad Ventriloquist is worried about that.
He's actually scared about the man he's going to marry.
This is all very confusing.
Also, the building across the street is on fire.