Chapter 1: A NEW FACE, DARLING!!
“And that's a show! Great work, Mettaton!”
Apparently, there was a show going on. The show had just finished and all were dismissed for their well-deserved break. The star of the show was none other than Mettaton, the pop star of all seasons.
He was a robot that looks like a flamboyant young man. He had jet black wavy hair; a lock covering half of his face. His smooth metallic face undoubtedly attractive as his beautiful hourglass figure. His hot pink boots complemented his beautiful slender legs as he gingerly strutted over to the backstage.
The backstage had a few people managing it, but he went over to a particular individual. The one he called, “Blooky”. They were... a ghost with headphones operating the DJ table behind the scenes.
“Blooky, that was perfect!!”
“Do you really think so, cousin?” said the ghost Blooky. Their name tag, however, read “Napstablook”.
“Without a doubt, darling! That was the best performance I've ever had with the ambassador! Even better than our first back in the Underground!” said Mettaton as he hugged Napstablook tightly.
“Wow... I'm happy for you...” said the ghost.
They appeared to be a rather shy ghost with a melancholic disposition in life. But even so, Mettaton seems to be extremely close to them that nobody else dared to mess with them for fear that Mettaton may use his influence to disintegrate them. And why wouldn't they be close? They were cousins, after all.
After they had evacuated from the underground, they found a new life on the surface. The monsters had a challenging time when they tried to co exist with the humans. Some had tried to kill them, but thanks to the ambassador, no bloodshed had actually happened. It was a little easier for Mettaton to assert himself because he looked humanoid and he had a charming personality, so needless to say he was one of the people that made it a little easier for the humans to accept them slowly.
“How about those ghost sandwiches, Blooky? I ordered them to celebrate today's show.” said the celebrity as he snapped his fingers. One of the assistants came to them with unusual sandwiches on a tray. They were all... ghostly transparent.
Napstablook took one and began to munch down on it, albeit a little shyly. “Hey... can you still eat them...?”
“Sure darling, I can still-” Mettaton's teeth phased through the sandwich. His metallic cheeks seemed to light up a little in a shade of red. “On second thought, I'm not hungry at all. I just had some Glamburger™.”
“True...” Napstablook said. “You don't want to get any robotic flabs...”
Mettaton's cheeks were even redder... hmm, must be the LED under his metallic cheeks.
“Blooky, I will never get fat! I'm a robot!” said Mettaton, though he sounded like he believed his cousin.
The ghost took the other sandwich and then munched down on it... they appeared hungry, but they didn't complain. They looked at the flustered robot and then blinked their eyes a little.
“Cousin... aren't you getting your face completed today?” said the ghost, and at this, the celebrity robot's face lit up. Although not literally.
“Oh my, you're right! We have an appointment this afternoon. I'm so excited when I finally get my beautiful face done!”
He began going on about his face. He then looked himself in the full body mirror and posed a few times in front of it. He began examining his figure, his posture, he was very experienced in flaunting his slender body. Napstablook seemed used to this and didn't react at all.
The main reason why Mettaton's face had been covered by his lock of hair all this time was because it was incomplete; he was still lacking an eye and a few metallic implants and circuits so that he can finally say the body of his dreams was complete.
The two cousins decided to rest in their own rooms until they had to go for their appointment. A few hours later, they came out of the studio and checked their bags and belongings.
“Now you didn't forget anything did you, Blooky?” asked Mettaton as he wore a beautiful silken scarf with a summer hat to go along with it. “I sure know I didn't. I have my MTT brand sunblock lotion and my MTT brand perfume. Eau de Mettaton, so you can smell like moi~”
Napstablook shook their head and went alongside Metatton. They walked to the sidewalk just outside of the studio and eventually met their driving service that will take them to their appointment.
There came a fashionable convertible red sports car, its hood down to expose who drove it. By its passenger door, there was a sign made of cardboard that read “METTATON'S ONE AND ONLY GREAT DRIVER NYEH HEH HEH!”
“METATTON! OH MY GOSH I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M WORKING FOR YOU NOW!” said the driver. He went out of the car and opened the passenger door for him.
He was a skeleton. A tall skeleton that wore sunglasses with... muscular arms, attached to his real arms. He wore a shirt over what seemed to be a battle suit. His shirt had the words “COOL DUDE” on it.
“Hey, Papyrus.” said Mettaton with a smile as he bowed in courtesy, and then sat on the passenger seat.
“HE KNOWS MY NAME! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS! THIS IS THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE, GHOSTY!” said Papyrus as he opened the door for Napstablook to ride in the backseat. “SO WE'RE GOING TO THE LAB, RIGHT, METTATON??”
“Yes, and please make it quick! You wouldn't want to miss my greatest transformation, right?” said Mettaton as he turned to him and winked.
“NOPE! AND AFTER THIS, I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU MY PRIZED SPAGHETTI! YOU'LL LOVE IT!” said Papyrus with much eagerness, evidently a huge fanboy of the celebrity.
It took them a few minutes, then they stopped in front of a tall white building. It looked modern; simplistic in nature but it had a professional aura to it. The three got out of the car as soon as they had parked the car in the parking lot just next to it. Papyrus escorted the two cousins, apparently more than happy to carry out his job and asked for an autograph from the celebrity.
They went through the glass double doors and immediately a cold breeze met them. The airconditioning system of the building was too much, but growing up in the Underground, this didn't seem to bother them much. They went to the elevator and went to the fifth floor, where the appointment was waiting for them.
“Mettaton, you're back!”
A yellow reptile with glasses met them. She was quite short and chubby in nature and she wore a white lab coat. She seemed rather shy, but not as quiet as Napstablook seemed to be. She hugged Mettaton and then nodded at the other two.
“How are you?? Undyne and I were just watching your show. You were amazing!” she said with a smile.
“I'm fine, Alphys.” said Mettaton. “It was, wasn't it? Even with my face incomplete, the show went on gracefully. I don't think you can expect any less from me, my dear.”
Alphys grinned a little sheepishly at this. “Of course. I know you'll kill them all! I-I mean... well, not literally! … Hehe... so are you ready for your face operation?”
“Always, my darling.” said Mettaton as he walked with Alphys to the operation room.
“...” Napstablook floated behind Mettaton and seemed to reach out for him, but they decided to stop halfway. They decided to float away to a corner and just stayed there.
Papyrus noticed this and as much as he didn't seem fond of ghosts, he walked over to them and called on them. “HEY UHH... WHAT WAS YOUR NAME AGAIN? HAPPSTABLOOK THE HAPPY GHOST? OH WAIT. YOU DON'T LOOK TOO HAPPY... THEN YOU'RE SADDSTABLOOK, RIGHT?”
“...” Napstablook just stared at them and a few moments later, they began to cry.
“WHOA THERE!” Papyrus said evidently alarmed and then he looked from left and right to see if anyone was watching them. Thankfully they were all alone. “H-HEY, I'M SORRY IF I HURT YOU!”
“...” Napstablook just stared at him and then they shook their head. “... No... it's fine... really. I'm just worried for my cousin... are they going to be all right...?”
“OH?” Papyrus looked a little more relaxed when the ghost finally decided to talk to him. “WELL, OF COURSE! I MADE A PROMISE, DIDN'T I?? I TOLD HIM THAT I'LL GIVE HIM SPAGHETTI AFTER THIS! I ALWAYS KEEP MY PROMISES!”
“...” the ghost finally looked a little better. At least they stopped crying. “Thanks...”
“YOU'RE WELCOME!” said the skeleton. “SO YOU'RE METTATON'S COUSIN HUH? WOW! YOU'RE SO LUCKY THAT YOU GET TO BE WITH HIM EVERY SINGLE DAY! I'M SUCH A BIG FAN YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS WATCH HIS SHOWS! SOME PEOPLE JUST DON'T GET IT THOUGH... I MEAN, ISN'T HE JUST GREAT ON THE SCREEN??”
“Yeah...” said Napstablook, sounding less hostile. “He's the best, too... I wish I can make it up to him in some way...”
“SAY! HOW ARE YOU COUSINS? I HAVE A SKELETON BROTHER... BECAUSE I'M A SKELETON! BUT I DIDN'T KNOW ROBOTS CAN HAVE GHOST COUSINS!” said Papyrus rather innocently.
“...” the ghost seemed to stare into his SOUL and just looked away.
“H-HUH? WAIT! I DIDN'T MEAN ANYTHING BY THAT! I WAS JUST REALLY CURIOUS! H-HEY NOW, DON'T CRY! I'LL GIVE YOU SOME SPAGHETTI TOO!” said the skeleton as he tried tapping on their shoulder... but they didn't have shoulders, and touching a ghost wasn't physically possible.
The skeleton felt bad and just sighed. “WELL... I CAN'T BLAME YOU IF YOU FEEL BAD. I'M SORRY! I'LL JUST BE WAITING IN THE CAR, OKAY? AND RELAX, I'M SURE YOUR COUSIN WILL BE FINE!”
Papyrus left with a smile and then crashed through the nearest window. He basically just leapt through it and felt like an assassin as he jumped on the truck load of manure just parked under the window.
”THIS WASN'T THE LEAP OF FAITH I WAS HOPING FOR!!!!!”
A few hours later...
“OH MY GOD ALPHYS, IT'S GORGEOUS! I AM GORGEOUS! I COULD JUST KISS YOU FOR THIS!”
Napstablook looked relieved and to an extent, “happy” when his cousin came out of the operating room. As Mettaton was a robot, he didn't need any time to heal from the operation. He came out with a full face and a few improved features, such as polished paint job and a few added weapons and defense mechanisms.
He no longer needed to hide his face behind the lock of hair, but he decided to still style his hair that way since the fans have already recognised it as MTT style.
“Blooky!” Mettaton ran to Napstablook. “Oh, I'm sorry I left you all alone here!”
Napstablook just shook their head. “It's fine... at least you're here now and that's what matters... how are you feeling...?”
“LIKE A MILLION BUCKS!!” Mettaton looked extremely happy. “Blooky, I feel so complete now! My face! My gorgeous face is complete! I have jet pack boots so I can fly with you now!”
“Jet... pack... boots...?” the ghost seemed confused as he just stared down at the celebrity's boots.
“Yes, see? Boots with jet fuel that- AAAAH!!” Mettaton lost control as soon as his jet boots started. He was flying around the room CRAZY! He was flung to the walls, to the windows, to the ceiling...
“O-Oh my! Hang in there, Mettaton!” said Alphys in a panic and then took a remote control from her coat. It seemed to control the jet boots better and it made the robot land on the ground safely, albeit in a mess.
“Cousin...?” said Napstablook as they looked up at Mettaton.
“I'm gorgeous...” Mettaton seemed to have a few loose circuits. "Teeheeheeheehee~"
“I-I... hehe... I should have warned him to take it easy on the boots. Hey, you're his cousin right? Here! Have this remote control if it goes out of control again!” said the scientist. She showed them how it worked and which buttons stood for which.
“Okay... thanks...” said the ghost as Alphys fixed up Mettaton a little and put him on sleep mode to recover.
“Well, your cousin should wake up when he's fully charged! Which should be in... about... hehe... 24 hours??” she said a little awkwardly. “But don't worry! When he wakes up, he should be feeling just great!”
“Okay... thanks...” said Napstablook. “Um... we need to get going... our driver may be waiting for us...”
“Oh! Right!” said Alphys. “Wait, where IS he anyway?”
Papyrus entered the room with brown bits on him, a few flies gathering around him. He looked distraught and embarrassed, but he came to them anyway. With a smile, no less! “THE GREAT PAPYRUS, REPORTING FOR DUTY!”
“W-Whoa, Papyrus! What happened to you?!” Alphys looked surprised to see him in such a state. She instinctively covered her nose with her hands.
“I TOOK THE LEAP OF FAITH!” said Papyrus. “I WANTED TO BE LIKE THOSE ASSASSINS IN VIDEO GAMES... BUT WHY AREN'T THERE ANY HAYSTACKS HERE?!”
Napstablook looked at them awkwardly and began to talk. “He... umm... he took the leap of sh-”
“THE GREAT PAPYRUS, AWAY!!” said Papyrus as he took Mettaton in his arms and dashed outside of the building through the fire exit.
“My cousin won't like his smell when he wakes up...” said the ghost and then they turned to Alphys. “Doctor...”
“Hm?” Alphys looked curious. The ghost looked like he wanted to strike up a conversation, for once.