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Moar striped kid ships? MOAR STRIPED KID SHIPS. And just in time for Valentine's Day! :D So here we have it, a shippy fanmix for Frisk "The Human" and Asriel Dreemurr. And some Flowisk, because of course.

Special thanks to all my friends for offering suggestions for songs and providing support. The cute cover art is drawn by [ profile] kennymoh and has been used with permission. :)

This mix takes place post-True Pacifist. Here's how a soulless flower learned to love again...

Nothing Better to Do :: A Friskriel Fanmix from Shamanic Shaymin on 8tracks Radio.

1. Oingo Boingo - Gratitude || 2. Purity Ring - bodyache || 3. Eisley - My Best Friend || 4. Owl City - If My Heart Was a House || 5. Josh Groban - Evermore || 6. Iris - Delivered One || 7. matryoshka - Last Wanderlust || 8. Timbaland feat. The Fray & Esthero - Undertow || 9. Evanescence - Where Will You Go || 10. Björk - All is Full of Love (Video Version) || 11. Orgy - Blue Monday || 12. Plumb - Phobic || 13. VERIDIA - Still Breathing || 14. Sheppard - Geronimo || 15. Future of Forestry - Slow Your Breath Down || 16. The Perishers - Sway || 17. Vienna Teng - Never Look Away || 18. Björk - Hidden Place || 19. Smashing Pumpkins - Stand Inside Your Love || 20/21. Beauty and the Beast (Broadway) - End Duet-Transformation + Beauty and the Beast (Reprise) || 22. Lifehouse - First Time

Bonus Tracks: 23. Death Cab for Cutie - All is Full of Love || 24. Madonna - Like a Virgin

1. Oingo Boingo - Gratitude

I used to eat little girls I knew for breakfast
I used to fly high up in the sky
I used to chew up rocks and spit out gravel
I had a heart as cold as ice...

But when I think of you
And what you've done to me
You took away my hope
You took away my fantasy
I once had lots of pride
The world was in my hands
I lived way at the top
Of castles made of sand

I dream of you sometimes...

Asriel Dreemurr went from being the sweetest little cinnamon roll to becoming an immortal terror named Flowey the Flower. Then a human kid named Frisk came along with stronger reset powers than he did, which he took advantage of to become his most powerful form (an eldritch cactus or Absolute God of Hyperdeath, depending on the timeline), only to be defeated at long last...

2. Purity Ring - bodyache

You sweat and you bled
I couldn't look cause your body
Your body would shake
You feared a lonely death
Like a lake
Leaves you alone in her depths

Take a break take me down, take me down there
I wanna stare at the tears how they
Watered your years
Take a break take me down, take me down there
I wanna stare at the tears how they

Not to say Frisk is wholly innocent either, especially if they did Neutral routes (or heaven forbid an Aborted Genocide run) before going full Pacifist. In an odd way, Frisk and Flowey have more in common than they think.

3. Eisley - My Best Friend

And I'm carving your name in the tree where (I'm so sorry)
I sit and pray about all of the things I've done (I'm so sorry)
And how I wasn't there with you always (I'm so sorry)
But I wasn't in the right place (My love, my love)

And when I hold you
I will uphold you
You are my best friend

And when I see you
I'll really, truly, see you
You are my best friend

Due to absorbing every soul Underground (minus Napstablook's) and Frisk's efforts to reach out to him, Asriel realizes how much pain and suffering he has caused everybody, leading to his sacrifice.

4. Owl City - If My Heart Was a House

We got older and I should have known
(Do you feel alive?)
That I'd feel colder when I walk alone
(Oh, but you'll survive)
So I may as well ditch my dismay
(Bombs away... Bombs away...)

Circle me and the needle moves gracefully
Back and forth, if my heart was a compass you'd be North
Risk it all cause I'll catch you if you fall
Wherever you go, if my heart was a house you'd be home

Frisk remembers Asriel fondly from the short time they've met and said goodbye...

5. Josh Groban - Evermore

Now I know she'll never leave me
Even as she fades from view
She will still inspire me
Be a part of everything I do
Wasting in my lonely tower
Waiting by an open door
I'll fool myself, she'll walk right in
And as the long, long nights begin
I'll think of all that might have been
Waiting here for evermore

Meanwhile, as he waits to turn back into Flowey, Asriel vows to never forget Frisk or how they helped him regain the memory of love and compassion.

6. Iris - Delivered One

Well your last words were see you later
Now the violence of love is gone
In exchange for the hopeful ending
I am liking what you've become

You've really changed
Not for the bad
Just rearranged
So the good parts are all that you have

Despite seeing each other at their worst, Frisk and Asriel believe in the good the other possesses inside them. In a way, they really were each other's best friend.

7. matryoshka - Last Wanderlust

I know who you are
You’re a wall to climb
You want me to fall and cry

Under the ground, you live
Holding your breath
You dream of the sea and stars

What disaster do you imagine there?
Is there anything you wanted?

Shining stars in the empty sky
Everything here goes weathered
Stories start always with you
There is nothing left to lose

First verse is Frisk's POV, second verse is Asriel's/Flowey's. Speaks for itself really. The lyrics can be a liiiiiittle breathy and hard to understand, so you can read the rest of them here.

8. Timbaland feat. The Fray & Esthero - Undertow

I don't wanna talk now
I don't wanna hear you scream no more
Want somebody to save me
Everything I do feels like it's wrong
All we do is fall down
Even though we try to stay afloat
I swear it's gonna kill me
Even though you think it won't
So why rock a boat and make waves?
And everything's coming okay
So why am I confused if you love me?
Thought this would be smooth sailing

This is the happiest possible ending, right? Just the way things should be? If it ain't broke, don't fix it...

9. Evanescence - Where Will You Go

You're too important for anyone
You play the role of all you long to be
But I, I know who you really are
You're the one who cries when you're alone


But where will you go
With no one left to save you from yourself?
You can't escape
The truth
I realize you're afraid
But you can't abandon everyone
You can't escape
You don't want to escape

General call-out song from Frisk to Flowey/Omega Flowey/Hyperdeath. See also: a determined child who decides to say "fuck you" to destiny and refuses to leave their ex-worst enemy behind.

10. Björk - All is Full of Love (Video Version)

(All is full of love)
You just ain't receiving
(All is full of love)
Your phone is off the hook
(All is full of love)
Your doors are all shut
(All is full of love)

This is a good song for Undertale in general, but it's on the Friskriel/Flowisk fanmix for precisely the lyrics above. Think about it... a kid singing this song to a being who literally can't love.

11. Orgy - Blue Monday

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasn't for your misfortunes
I'd be a heavenly person today

And I thought I was mistaken
And I thought I heard you speak
Tell me how do I feel?
Tell me now how should I feel?

Now I stand here waiting...

I thought I told you to leave me
While I walked down to the beach
Tell me how does it feel
When your heart grows cold?

Flowsriel is bitter about being saved, daring Frisk to tell him he should feel grateful or still capable of feeling the slightest sparks of compassion, anticipating their disappointment. Why is Frisk so nice to him? What's left of him that's worth caring about?

12. Plumb - Phobic

I watched you sit alone
I watched you cry your eyes out
Now tell me what you've done

Is it so bad that
I would shut you out
And leave you here alone?

Yes, I saw what you did
I was right there with you
I won't let you sink
No, I forgive you

Frisk is fully aware of the kind of person Flowey is. It doesn't matter, they forgive him.

13. VERIDIA - Still Breathing

I don't wanna hear that
Everything is okay
'Cause it's not alright
I need a little time to find
Some peace of heart
Some peace of mind
All I know is we don’t always get a
Happy ending
It’s not about where we are right now
But where we’re going

I'm still breathing
Blood is burning in my veins
I wanna feel the pain
You're still healing
Every moment, every day
Is a gift you gave
I can't believe I'm still breathing

First verse is Flowsriel's POV, second is Frisk's, the final is both of them. Frisk & Flowsriel acknowledge that while life may have kicked their asses before, they're not going to let their pasts define them.

14. Sheppard - Geronimo

Well I'm just a boy
With a broken toy
All lost and coy
At the curtains of the waterfall
So it's here I stand
As a broken man
But I've found my friend
At the curtains of the waterfall

Check out this tiny animation clip. For the first time after who knows how long spent Underground, Flowsriel begins to find hope on the surface.

15. Future of Forestry - Slow Your Breath Down

This chest is full of memories
Of gold and silver tears
I'll give you more to own than
All of this
And I'll give you more than years
For you were once a child of innocence
And I see you just the same
Your burdens couldn't win or
Lose a thing
Oh, I'd tell you once again
But you're always on the run

Childhood trauma is a bitch, and Frisk knows even if Flowey becomes Asriel again, he will no longer be the same innocent boy he was before his death. They let him know he's worthy of love and compassion all the same.

16. The Perishers - Sway

I don't want to hurt you
I don't want to make you sway
Like I know I've done before
I will not do it anymore
I've always been a dreamer
I've had my head among the clouds
Now that I'm coming down
Won't you be my solid ground?

Frisk's kindness rubs off on Flowsriel. A definite song for when Asriel gets his soul back, but while Flowey can't promise he won't be an asshole, he has no interest in genocide and promises to never abuse/threaten/kill Frisk or their friends again.

17. Vienna Teng - Never Look Away

Let me uncover the silver in your dark hair
The weight of your bones
I want to witness the beauty of your repair
The shape you’ve grown
For you are made of nebulas and novas and night sky
You’re made of memories you bury or live by

So if you’re out there in the cold
I’ll cover you in moonlight
If you’re a stranger to your soul
I’ll bring you to your birthright
I want the storm inside you awoken now
I want your warm bright eyes
To never look away
Don’t you ever look away

There will always be a Flowey/Hyperdeath inside Asriel, but that doesn't mean he should repress that part of him entirely. A friend of mine said it best: "The fact is emotionally, there IS a storm in [Asriel], and rather than tell him it was bad, Frisk would... encourage it. Cultivate it into something beautiful." Plus lyrics like "We’re gonna photosynthesize and drink up the sunrise" and "For you are made of nebulas and novas and night sky" are totally references to Flowey and Hyperdeath, shh.

18. Björk - Hidden Place

Now I have
Been slightly shy
And I can smell a pinch of hope
To almost have allowed one's fingers
To stroke
The fingers I was given to touch with
But careful, careful
There lies my passion, hidden
There lies my love
I'll hide it under a blanket
Lull it to sleep

First two verses is Asriel's POV, last verse is Frisk's. Shit is getting serious, and a certain someone is close to getting a new soul...

19. Smashing Pumpkins - Stand Inside Your Love

Don't understand
Don't feel me now
I will breathe
For the both of us
Travel the world
Traverse the skies
Your home is here
Within my heart

And for the first time
I feel as though I am reborn
In my mind
Recast as child and mystic sage

Who wouldn't be the one you love?
Who wouldn't stand inside your love?

Goes back and forth between Frisk and Asriel's POVs. The lengths the two of them go to let each other know they're worth loving, caring for, and saving.

20/21. Beauty and the Beast (Broadway) - End Duet-Transformation + Beauty and the Beast (Reprise)

We are home
We are where we shall be forever
Trust in me
For you know I won't run away
From today
This is all that I need
And all that I need to say...
Don't you know how you've changed me?
Strange how I fin'lly see
I found home
You're my home
Stay with me


Belle, look into my eyes!
Belle, don't you recognize
The beast within the man
Who's here before you?

Whatever the method, Asriel finally has a soul again. But this time, nobody will need to die or give up their freedom/emotions/humanity for a happy ending. (Included "Beauty and the Beast (Reprisal) to make transitions less awkward; the reprisal itself is 43 seconds, so this might as well be one track)

22. Lifehouse - First Time

Looking at you
Holding my breath
For once in my life
I'm scared to death
I'm taking a chance
Letting you inside

I'm feeling alive all over again
As deep as the sky that's under my skin
Like being in love, she says, for the first time
Maybe I'm wrong, I'm feeling right
Where I belong with you tonight
Like being in love to feel for the first time

We're crashing
Into the unknown
We're lost in this
But it feels like home

Frisk and Asriel finally have a future, and they look forward to it... together.

Bonus Tracks

23. Death Cab for Cutie - All is Full of Love

In any language
All is full of love

See notes for #10. :P

24. Madonna - Like a Virgin

I made it through the wilderness
Somehow I made it through
Didn't know how lost I was
Until I found you

I was beat, incomplete
I'd been had, I was sad and blue
But you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
Shiny and new

I'M GOING TO HELL FOR THIS but hear me out. Flowsriel's done pretty much everything there is in the Underground, right? Read every book, burned every book. Saved everyone, killed everyone. He's been absolutely bored and miserable... until Frisk comes along and makes everything exciting and new again.

Yeah. Exactly.


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