People look at this and think "oh that's so cute. It's a boy growing up" but what they don't realize is to grow up this boy went trough hell and back died 3 times watched his friends die then watched his father die... All I can say to this is "let me tell you about homestuck"
The way I picture this happening: When they where kids this is how it always went, Dave would take both and John would just smile and laugh. John was so scared when Dave said this. He thought he lost his friend