* HELLO ? HELLO , HELLO ? // @springlxcks : this was definitely some time after he'd been spring locked and 'died' that he's encountering the other as a spirit. " You seem to be still in such awful shape... " (ok william)
he wasn’t expecting their next meeting to go like this .
the springlock animatronic had made a promise while festering in that saferoom , both to himself and to the children , that if his creator ever crossed him again he’d make him regret it . he had no reason to expect william to be anything besides warm flesh that’d turn to ugly shades of purple and blue beneath metal fingers , bones that’d snap and splinter and he couldn’t WAIT to hear it────── but it seems that something , or someone , beat him to it .
the SIGHT of him like this ── a specter ── only dazed the yellow rabbit for a brief moment , for it was quick to give way to the closest thing to CATHARSIS he’d felt in years . perhaps a twinge of jealousy that he wasn’t there to put him down himself , or at least see it , but there was a relief he thought he’d never have flooding his circuits all the same . ( he hoped it hurt . hurt like they did when he killed them , hurt like he did when he slammed his head into walls or tore at his wires in a frenzy , trying so hard and failing each time to rid his suit of that filth he’d felt ever since he wore him , he hoped it HURT . )
a sordid bitterness began to coil in his circuits right alongside that repose at afton’s words . he should have been livid , seething at the mere idea of the man still having the nerve to demean him when HE was the one who bit the dust , but spring didn’t crack , didn’t snap or hiss about how it was HIS FAULT he was such a wreck , his fault he was practically a robotic corpse . instead , the rabbit laughed . quietly at first ; a raspy , creaky sound that puffed from his voice box almost hesitantly , as if this would all disappear if he truly relished it . then it grew louder , and louder , a cacophony of grinding metal and glitched audio that the worn animatronic nearly DOUBLED OVER WITH────── but his voice box gave out with a static pop before then , leaving him emitting metallic wheezes that slowly , slowly found their way to form words again as the rabbit steadied himself .
❝ c-c-caa-n’t say y’er d-d-doi-in’ any B-BE-BETTER , b-boss-s . ❞