Nejire laughed. “Gosh, can you imagine me playing Rapid Fate? I would be terrible!”
“Can’t be worse than me.” You sighed internally.
“I bet Tamaki would be amazing at it!” Mirio said excitedly. “I can see you being a good gamer for some reason?” He said, turning to the shy boy beside him.
Tamaki hung his head, the tips of his ears going bright red.
“I-I-I….I don’t know.” He whispered.
“You won’t know unless you try it!” Mirio said encouragingly.
“What would I be?” Tamaki whispered again, his head still lowered.
“Hmmmm I dunno?” Mirio replied, thinking hard.
Your B/F, Nejire and Mirio all discussed different things Tamaki would be good at, finally settling on ‘butterfly tamer’ a new class they made up which was supposedly a high level of beast tamer.
“I’m pretty sure that class doesn’t even exist on ANY gaming platform.” You thought.
“Hey wait..umm…sorry I’m a little slow today but why butterfly tamer and not some other animal?” You asked.
“Because Tamaki loves butterflies that’s why!” Nejire replied.
Your eyes widened.
“Do you like butterflies, Tamaki?” You asked him as his soft eyes slowly looked up at you.
He nodded, just the mention of butterflies was enough to bring him out of his shell a bit.
“Butterfly…..Butterfli3?????? No surely not?” You thought as you scanned his pretty face.
You were about to say ‘there’s a player in RFO named Butterfli3’ but then you remembered that you weren’t supposed to know anything about RFO so you just bit your tongue.
Everyone was looking at you.
Suddenly you felt embarrassed and you blushed heavily. “S-Sorry don’t mind me, I’m tired, continue your conversation.” You said quickly taking another sip of coffee so that you had your mouth full and wouldn’t be able to answer any potential questions.
Slowly Mirio and your B/F went back to discussing the game and you sighed with relief internally.
After school you raced home to see Butterfli3 again… I mean… play RFO again.
You lay down on your bed and placed the nervegear on your head, smiling as you logged in.
As your eyes slowly opened you focused on Buttefli3’s empty avatar lying beside you, you had logged out when you were lying on your side yesterday and you smiled again, he looked so peaceful sleeping there beside you.
You studied his face for a while before becoming curious to see if you could feel what his skin felt like.
Gingerly you reached a hand out and poked his cheek gently.
You touched him again with the tips of your fingers, letting them trace gently from his cheekbone to his ear.
“I can even feel warmth?”
Just then he woke up and you jumped violently, quickly ripping your hand away.
He looked across at you. “Hi O/N,” he said with a smile; then his face fell as concern took over. “A-are you ok?? You look a little red in the face?”
“Oh! No, no, no I’m fine!!” You said quickly, freaking out that he might have felt you touching him.
“Want to farm some harder monsters today?” He asked hopefully.
“O-Oh sure!” You said, quickly sitting up, realizing that he hadn’t felt you at all.
“We’ll go into the forests today but first would you like to buy a dagger to use? It could come in handy?” He asked as he sat up as well.
“Umm ok, and also I need to pay that nice player back who works downstairs too.” You said, “I definitely have enough money now!”
“I’m glad.” He replied, getting off the bed and putting his cloak on before flicking the wide hood up and over his head. “Let’s go.”
You smiled and followed him out of the room.
Butterfli3 opened the door the the restaurant downstairs and let you in first before following and standing off to the side to wait for you to talk to the player who had lent you Mahi for the first nights stay.
Thankfully she was there.
You paid her the 95 Mahi and thanked her profusely for her kindness. She was grateful you repaid her but she kept glancing over your shoulder at the cloaked figure by the door.
“Hey, is that Butterfli3?” She asked, jerking her head in a small upward motion in his direction.
“Yeah it is.” You said with a smile, not looking over your shoulder.
“Fuck, he’s so cool, do you two know each other?” She asked.
“Umm, no not in real life, I met him a few days ago and he’s helping me get a handle on this game.”
“You’re so lucky!” She whispered. “I’m a huge fan of his, I’ve seen him fight before and he’s so flippin’ amazing, like I just can’t-.”
“I’ve only ever seen one fight if his and I didn’t even see him more it was that quick!” You replied.
“RIGHT??” She hissed in awe. “What I wouldn’t let his character do to mine.” She said suggestively with a slight groan.
You could feel your cheeks heating up.
“W-what do you mean???”
“You do know you can get it on in RFO?” She said plainly as she looked back at you. “You can take your clothes off and get to touchin’ and stuff.”
“Yeah but you can’t like…umm..y’know…uh…” You did some interpretive hand signals. “Do that can you???”
She gave you a sly smirk. “Wanna make a bet that you can’t?”
“Ohhhh my god.” You gasped. “VR sex is possible?!”
“Of course it’s possible.” She laughed, “dunno if it would feel the same as in real life though??”
“Well…I’m not planning on doing any of that anyway so….”
She smirked again. “Mmhmm sure.”
You gave her a ‘look’ and turned away. “Anyway, thank you again.” You said quickly as you walked away.
“Use protection!” She yelled to you as you headed back to Butterfli3.
You went bright red.
“What did she mean by ‘use protection’?” He asked innocently from beneath his hood as you approached him.
“SHE MEANT BUY PROTECTIVE GEAR!” You blurted out with embarrassment.
“Oh! That’s not necessary O/N, you have me, I’ll protect you.” He said calmly.
“God bless his innocence!”
“Oh thank you Butterfli3!” You replied quickly as you grabbed his wrist and led him out of the restaurant, face still glowing red from embarrassment.