You all gave each other affirmative looks then signed out in your different seats. With a deep breath in, you awoke in your own house and grabbed for you phone the minute you pulled your headset off.
Tamaki, waking up in his bed at his place, heard his phone ringing and reached over to get it, forgetting to pull his headset off and getting confused momentarily as to why he couldn’t get the phone to his ear.
“Hello?” you asked, hearing scuffling noises on the other end.
“Hello? Y/N,” he finally said.
“Hi baby! Long time no see,” you joked, “what do you make of all of that in game? It’s totally Anarchy_Lord, it has to be!”
“The more we uncover stuff, the more it’s sounding like him… or someone with similar values to him.”
“So what do we do now?” you asked, “which hero do we tell?”
“We would need to tell someone who is somewhat computer savvy… maybe we should talk to the teachers at school. I’m sure what he is doing is against some kind of rule?”
“It’s a tricky one but it is meddling with human lives so there has to be some way to get him put away… if it is the same guy as the one who was making the game glitch then that’s two strikes to his name,” you said, getting off the bed.
“I agree,” Tamaki said, also getting off the bed as well, “let me think about it then we can discuss it tomorrow at school…”
“Ok,” you said with a smile, “don’t worry, we’ll get this person… thing… if it’s the last thing we do!”
“We’re a team,” Tamaki said with a soft smile, looking down at the ring on his finger.
“You bet,” you replied, also looking at your ring, “see you tomorrow?”
“Yes,” he said in a soft tone, “I… I love you, Y/N…”
“I love you more, Jiki, see you tomorrow.”
“What about… Sir Night Eye?” you offered, later the next day.
“Mmmmm,” Tamaki hummed softly.
“We need someone who knows computer stuff,” you said, laying back on the school lawn and look up into the sky, “but I don’t know who to contact about it…”
“We should leave it with the teachers,” Tamaki said softly, “we’re still students and this is heavily law involved.”
“I guess you’re right,” you sighed, “ok, we’ll talk to the teachers after school, but do we have enough evidence to put a case forward?”
“Not sure… but we can try,” Tamaki replied, “it’s our only shot.”
“True,” you sighed again letting silence take over for a little bit before changing subjects, “oh hey, do we hear back about the internship soon?”
“Yes, I think it’s at the end of this week?” he said with a small smile as he shifted closer to you on the grass and intertwined his fingers with yours.
“I hope we’re together,” you said hopefully.
“Even if we’re not, it won’t be long until we’re living together,” he said reassuringly, “then we’ll never be apart again.”
You sat up and kissed the tip of his nose then lay back down again.
“Even though you’re shy, you’re so positive and sure, Jiki, that’s what I love about you.” You smiled at him then closed your eyes to enjoy the feeling of the grass under your back and the gentle breeze on your face, while Takami enjoyed watching your peaceful face.
After class finished that day, you and Tamaki went to the staff room and spoke with the teachers about what had been happening in game and pointed out that there was a possible breach of conduct there.
The teachers agreed, naturally, but explained that there wasn’t much they could do and so you and Tamaki decided to go to the RFO game headquarters and talk with people there- taking it on as a hero mission with permission from the teachers at UA.
You and Tamaki decided to use the rest of that week to gather as much information in game and out of game, as possible, to use as evidence against the BB.
Whenever ‘cloud’, ‘blue cloud’ or anything of that sort was typed into the RFO forums, a mass of anecdotal reports would come forth- all witnesses claiming to have been part of the higher ups of the BB clan and had supposedly seen the talking cloud that would give direction to the chief of staff.
A number of them has since defected and had intentionally killed off their avatars in game to escape the blue businessmen as they also claimed to have felt really strange when in the presence of the talking cloud, like it was glitching their headsets.
“All of these reports are lining up,” you mused to Tamaki as you lay on his bed on his laptop, scrolling through the forum chats, “they’re all saying the same things and all feeling the same things, so I’m inclined to believe there’s something to it. If people were all saying different colours of the talking cloud or whatever it is, or only one person had felt weird in its presence then, ok, probably made up, but these are all very similar recounts.”
Tamaki nodded, reading over your shoulder as he sat beside you on the bed.
“And the quotes from the ‘cloud’ all seem to be that same medieval type speech with ‘retribution’ and ‘moral cleansing’ and that kinda stuff… all lines up with Anarchy_Lord,” you continued.
“It appears that the glitching monsters wasn’t doing enough for him so he moved onto something bigger,” Tamaki said, “we completely deleted him when he entered the dragon boss for level 44 so he didn’t have an avatar anymore… but he’s found a way to still disrupt the game.”
“He should have just quit there and then,” you grunted, “now he’s gonna go to jail. What he is doing is definitely not legal.”
“Oh! It’s 4pm now, should we go and talk to Praetorian?” Tamaki said suddenly, glancing at the time.
“Yes! Wait! I don’t have time to go home and get my headset so I’ll dive as my other avatar from here and you can go in as Butterfli3.”
“Ok,” he said, reaching for the headsets by the bed and handing you your one then putting his on.
You both lay down and held hands then called for ‘link start’ and into the game you both went.
Praetorian was already there when you woke and he smiled in greeting at the two of you.
“Any news from outside the game?” he asked.
“A little,” you said, “we’ll be going directly to the game headquarters to speak to someone there about the player we suspect… because I’m sure this is illegal.”
Praetorian nodded. “There will be a long list I’m sure.”
Just as you were about to say something else you got a message from the in game chat and you froze.
“Guys?!” you gasped as the messages popped up rapidly, “it’s Delilah! BB has her hostage! They’re out to get us…”