It’s my fault you got bitten.
I wasn’t there when it happened!
I need to fix it.
*Dipper sat up in bed* It’s not your fault…!
You weren’t there because I snuck out. And-
…Look, I know you want to help me, Mabel, but… You can’t just go out there without a plan! People have looked for a cure for centuries, you can’t just- You can’t just find it like going to the store for milk!!
I can do it, Dipper, I can DO IT.
I wanna do this!
If that means going out and killing that monster, then fine. I’ll find him. I’ll take care of it!
Mabel, stop! For pete’s sake, listen to what you’re saying!
That thing, it- It could kill you! It almost killed me!
There’s no way I’m letting you face that monster alone.
There HAS to be a cure, bro-bro.
For the werecat thing.
I’m going out and looking for one.
Enh? Wait- Mabel, it’s not that easy! I don’t even know where to begin looking, I…
… I think the only thing I’ve heard about that I haven’t tried was that I may have to kill the one that bit me. But even then, I’m not sure I- It’s long gone anyway, and…
Yeah! Raising the dead would be…bad.
I know that, Dipper! You’d never hurt me. That was Bill though, not you. …he seemed pretty pleased with himself after seeing my reaction toward it.
Guhh, that creep! If Soos hasn’t cleaned that up yet, I’ll make sure it’s gone before you have to see it again…
The grin faltered as the boy got a better look at him. “What things do you mean?” He asked, tilting his head a little.
I…looked through the journal. Recited some weird spell or incantation or something.
He was horrifying, Dipper. This whole thing had been horrifying. He…drew a picture…with him in your body, and with me. It was with blood, I think. And um…my head wasn’t there.
Wow… I’m glad that worked… As opposed to raising more zombies. That would’ve been bad…
A picture? …Oh, Mabes… Geez, I- I’m sorry… I’d never do that- you know that, right? I know I’m unpredictable on the full moon but as long as I’m locked up…
I’ll talk to William. See if there’s a way to prove these things work without risking anything. It doesn’t hurt to ask… I think.
If this stuff actually works then I’ll stick with it, Dipper. I can’t risk you being possessed again. Not when I have a way to stop it, I mean. It… you mean too much to me, dude.
Awesome… Thanks, Tam. Don’t do anything crazy-dangerous for my sake, alright?
Enhh, I hate to say it, but I probably need to sleep again… ‘S getting hard to keep my eyes open…
I don’t think I’m gonna leave Dipper’s side.
Not yet. Nope.
Don’t wanna risk anything.
Mabes… I appreciate it, but it’s getting kinda late…
You should probably get some sleep too. Last thing you wanna do is end up like me, right? Haha…
…quiet. Quiet and calm and… blue. Literally blue. I’m pretty sure he belongs to another universe. You know, like one of the ones where people’s personalities are flipped when compared to here.
But he’s not just different from the Bill here. He’s… also got a Bill from here hanging out with him. They share a body or form or whatever. So, uh, yeah.
I’m starting to think this is all a really bad idea. Ugh, I feel like a hypocrite…
Huh… So it’s like opposite Bill, weird…
The whole sharing-body thing is what’s making me kinda hesitate, though. If there’s a way to confirm what it does beyond just taking his word for it, maybe… Otherwise it seems kind of like a shot in the dark.
I dunno Tam, it’s hard to think right now… I’ll leave it up to you on this one. I’d really rather not deal with having a demon in my body again, if there’s something that can prevent it, that’d be great…