My Undertale fan fiction, The Six Human Souls. This is chapter four of part one. Yes, Undyne is in it and she is the head of the royal guard. I realize that at this point in the timeline, that probably isn’t likely to be the case, but eh, I went with it anyway. I feel like even if she wouldn’t be the head of the royal guard yet, she’d at least be part of the guard, or attempting to be.
Chapter 4 – Royal Guard Dog
Fiona stayed with Toriel for several days, though she wasn’t sure exactly how long it was. Toriel didn’t seem to have any sort of food around other than the butterscotch cinnamon pie, which was so large it lasted quite a while, a couple chocolate bars, and snails, which Fiona refused politely. While Fiona was not against eating all these wonderful sweets, at some point she did start to get sick of them and crave some real food.
“I really do need to go shopping,” Toriel admitted. “Maybe I could go out and get something that you would like!”
Fiona just nodded her head, though in the back of her mind she was thinking about when she could leave. It felt to her like Toriel was waiting for Fiona to figure out she liked it here enough not to go, or that she would forget about leaving entirely. That wasn’t going to happen, though.
Those few days she spent there she mostly passed the time by reading and playing with Puppo. Toriel would tell her stories about monster history. Fiona found she enjoyed these stories more than the fairy tales she had heard growing up. They seemed much more magical and and intriguing, and seemed to have slightly happier endings.
Finally, Toriel decided she was actually going to go out and get some more groceries. “Now, I think you should stay here,” she told Fiona. “I don’t think I’ll be gone too long. You can read a book while I’m out, and I’ll be back before you know it.”
“Wait, Toriel,” Fiona said, lightly tugging on her sleeve to keep her from going. “I was wondering… when do you think I could go and try to talk to the king about going home?”
Toriel hesitated, then she laid her hand on Fiona’s head and patted her. “I… I’m not yet sure. Why don’t we wait a little longer. See, I’ll get all the ingredients for a good meal and we an have a nice supper tonight. You can sleep on it a little more, okay?”
Fiona sighed a little and nodded her head. “Okay, if you say so.”
“Good girl.” Toriel leaned down and hugged Fiona, then smiled. “I’ll be back shortly. Be good while I’m gone.”
Fiona waved as Toriel left the house. Puppo whined a bit and Fiona pulled him into her lap and began rubbing his belly, which calmed him down instantly.
“You know, since she’s not here to tell us what to do, we could leave right now, potentially. But, I’d feel really bad if I did that. If she came home to see I was gone, that would be really awful, wouldn’t it?”
Puppo snorted and rolled over, getting to his feet and wandering around the living room. Fiona sighed and leaned back, lying on the floor in front of the fireplace.
“But you know, at the same time, I have a feeling she’s not actually going to let me go. I know she means well and she doesn’t want to see me get hurt, but I don’t like sitting around doing nothing either. What should I do?”
Puppo made a yip in response, and then he wouldn’t stop yipping. Fiona blinked and looked up to see he had gone toward the staircase in the other room. She pulled herself to her feet and went after him, but as she approached he started bounding down the stairs. Fiona gasped and ran after him.
“Hey, stop! Toriel said she didn’t want us going down there!”
The puppy didn’t stop, and he kept running away from her, rather fast despite being so small and rather clumsy most of the time. Fiona chased him down the stairs and through a long, dark tunnel. She glanced around it as she ran, and something about it sent a shiver down her spine.
“Puppo, come back! I don’t think we should be here!”
He ran yipping through a large door that lead outside. Fiona stopped just before going through the door to catch her breath and watched as Puppo ran down a path through a deep forest.
“Come back!” she cried. “Puppo, please!”
He didn’t stop or turn around, but just kept going down the path. Fiona grimaced but saw no other option but to follow him. She apologized to Toriel under her breath before stepping through the door and into the forest. The door closed behind her, and when she turned around to see if she could open it again, she saw this side had no handles of any kind.
“Oh no… oh no, oh no, oh no…” Fiona let out a shaky breath then turned and started running after Puppo as fast as she could. “Puppo, get back here, right now!”
She soon managed to catch up to Puppo, jumping forward and tackling him, grabbing him up and pulling him into her arms. He made a soft yelp then licked her face, panting and glancing around in a sort of excited manner.
“What is it?” Fiona asked. “What’s got you so worked up, anyway?” She glanced further down the path and then saw what looked like a cross between a sentry station and a large dog house. She blinked and got to her feet, walking toward it cautiously. Puppo started squirming in her arms, but she didn’t let him go.
The area seemed deserted, but she couldn’t shake the feeling that there was someone, or something, else around watching them. As Fiona approached the dog house, she asked in a quiet voice, “Is anyone there?”
A pair of ears suddenly appeared from within the opening of the dog house, and soon the head of a large Siberian Husky emerged. It had mismatched eyes, one blue and one brown, and it gazed up at Fiona in a strange sort of way, like it couldn’t quite see her clearly.
“Someone there?” the dog said, glancing all around. “Heard somethin’, smell somethin’. Is it… a human?”
Puppo barked and jumped out of Fiona’s arms, bounding toward the dog house and clattering up to get to the dog inside. The husky blinked and looked down, sniffing at the puppy before giving him a long lick.
“Ah! Where have you been? Mother’s been worried about you!”
Fiona blinked, watching the two dogs interact. “Wait… you two are related?”
The husky’s ears flicked in her direction and it turned its head toward her, curling up its lip and giving a bark. “Who goes there!”
Fiona squeaked and took a step back, holding up her hands. “Uh, uh, sorry, I don’t mean to do any harm! I, uh… is that your puppy?”
The husky blinked again, twitching its ears, then it nuzzled against Puppo. “Son, yes. Lost him some time ago. Mother’s been worried.”
“I… I found him in the Ruins all alone. I was taking care of him.”
The husky glared at Puppo then and Puppo tucked his tail between his legs. The husky snorted and then Puppo slunk off in the direction that Fiona supposed was toward his home.
The husky then sighed and laid his chin on the counter of his sentry station dog house. “Thanks,” he said, and Fiona could see he was wagging his tail a bit. “Wife will be pleased.”
Fiona nodded then walked forward cautiously. The closer she got, the more of the dog she could see. He was standing on his hind legs like a person, and he seemed to be wearing armor of some sort. How peculiar. Then again, Toriel was a goat, so she guessed it wasn’t all that peculiar.
“Um, excuse me,” Fiona said. “Do you think you could give me some directions?”
The dog’s head perked up and he looked at her with his mismatching eyes. “Human!”
“Are you a human?”
“Um…” Fiona wasn’t quite sure how to answer. She thought if she told the truth, it might end badly, but she thought maybe she could change topics and the dog wouldn’t notice too much. “Could you tell me how to get to the king’s castle?”
“King’s castle?” The dog’s ears perked up again. “Work for the king! I’m a royal guard!”
“Oh, really?” This could end up really badly, Fiona thought, but she tried to keep her cool. “Do you think you could take me to see him?”
The dog sniffed in her direction then snorted. “Are you a human?” he asked again. Fiona sighed deeply and nodded her head.
“Yes, I’m a human. I wish to ask the king if he could let me go home.”
“Human!” The dog leapt out of his sentry station and charged at Fiona. She gasped and made a run for it, but the dog was atop her before she could get very far. He knocked her to the ground and stood atop her in a sort of triumphant manner. “I’ve captured a human!”
“Get off me!” Fiona screamed, thrashing beneath him. The dog, however, did not move. She frowned and reached for the toy knife she kept in her pocket, but she couldn’t find it. Then she remembered she dropped it back when she first met Toriel and had never gone back to pick it up.
The dog lifted up his head and let out a loud howl, and a few moments later there was another howl off in the distance. He must have been communicating with another dog sentry somewhere. The dog then laid down atop Fiona, his paws stretched way out, so she couldn’t move at all.
“Captured human!” the dog said, his tail thumping hard on the ground. “I’ll get treats! Undyne will come and take you to the king.”
“The king?” Fiona glanced up at the dog. “Hey, that’s where I wanted to go in the first place! Um, would you get off me, please?”
“No, can’t! You’ve been captured, have to keep you restrained until Undyne gets here.”
“But I won’t run away, I promise.”
The dog snorted again and just continued to thump his tail on the ground. Fiona frowned and tried to think of a way to get him off. Then she got a brilliant idea. She reached her hand up and started rubbing his belly. It was an awkward angle, but she managed to get just the right spot. The dog groaned and fell over onto his side, rolling off her. Fiona got up, stretched a little, then continued rubbing the dog’s belly. His tongue lolled out and he rolled onto his back, thumping his leg on the ground happily.
“Noooo,” the dog howled. “Tummy rubs, stooooop.”
“I’ll just keep this up until Undyne gets here,” Fiona said with a smile. “Although, I would’ve liked to say goodbye to Puppo before I left. Oh well.” She sighed and shrugged her shoulders.
She wasn’t sure how long she was rubbing the dog’s belly, but at some point she heard clanging footsteps behind her. She glanced up and saw a tall figure wearing a full suit of armor glaring down at her. The dog’s eyes grew wide and it jumped up immediately.
“Undyne!” he said, holding his paw up in a salute.
“What a pathetic display,” Undyne growled. “A member of the royal guard reduced to a squirming pup on the ground at the hands of a human?” Undyne turned to Fiona. “What sort of power do humans have, anyway?”
“Um, I was rubbing his belly,” Fiona said quietly. Undyne snorted.
“Whatever. You’re coming with me, human. I’m taking you to see King Asgore.”
Fiona stood and nodded her head. “No complaints from me. I wanted to see him anyway.”
Undyne grasped Fiona by the shoulder and she winced a bit. The armor clad figure then led her through the forest into a snowy terrain. The passed by several other sentry station dog houses, and then Fiona saw one with a dog nuzzling a little puppy. The puppy turned when it saw them passing by and yipped excitedly. Fiona smiled and waved a little.
“Bye, Puppo,” she said. “I’m glad you found your family.”
“Keep moving, human,” Undyne hissed, pushing Fiona forward. Fiona stumbled a bit then growled faintly.
“Alright, geez, I’m going.”