You were happy.
You had never felt this happiness like this for years.
Taylor had been avoiding you and Karkat at school and the bullying against you cooled down somewhat. You were still bullied, but not as much. But, it didn't bother you now.
You loved him. You love Karkat. You never thought you would.
Once you and Karkat came back to your apartment, you both sat down and did homework. He seriously hated how stupid it was and didn't get any of the classes. He replied to them as this:
Reading: This is the worst literature that I have EVER seen. This is NOT romance. Why would clones fuck with each other in public and screw every single woman or man they can find? Only Ampora would like this…
Science: What the fuck? Humans have all of these useless theories on the most typical things? Why?
Algebra: Okay, what the fuck. Why the hell would you need to do all of these steps for ONE GOGDAMN EASY NUMBER SCRAMBLE?!
Latin: Isn't this a dead human language? Why are you learning this shit if it's an Earth language that DOESN'T EXIST?
Choir: Why. The. FUCK. Did you sign me up for EAR RAPING VOCAL TRAINING?!
World History: These 'historians' are the dumbest assholes ever. I CREATED this planet. These dumbasses don't know shit.
But, you didn't care. Grades won't really matter to him. And you pretty much agreed with him on the classes too.
You looked over to Karkat. "What is it, Karkat?"
He put his books down and turned over to you. "Have I ever told you about quadrants?"
Quadrants? As in four groups or something? What does he mean? "No. Can you tell me?"
"Well," Karkat started, "They're the troll relationship caste. There's Matesprit, Aupstise, Morail, and Kismisis. Morail means the term 'best friend'. A kismisis is you're rival or mortal enemy. Aupstise is where someone steps into the kismisis and keeps them from killing each other like a peacekeeper. And matesprit…"
Karkat's face turned a little red. "It's a devotion. Like what you humans call 'engagement'… Or, boyfriend-girlfriend. When they feel flushed for each other."
… Engagement? "You mean… Like if you love them and they love you back, that quadrant happens?"
"No shit, _______."
You got a little curious. "So… When matespritism comes, will there be babies involved?"
"How do grubs get-"
"OUT OF THE FUCKING QUESTION."
"Well, why did you bring this up all of the sudden?" you ask. Karkat turns away. "I used to be flushed for someone… She was a little crazy, but… Yeah. You don't need to know ANY more, got it?"
You nodded. Wow. You feel really sorry for him.
He's far away from his crush… And who knows when he'll see her again? "Karkat… I'm so sorry…" you say softly.
"… Whatever, just finish your boring, useless human activity papers while flipping through your number scramble book."
You agreed with him about homework. Seriously.