He never thought that by playing RFO he would bump into another player who he would find himself genuinely romantically attracted to.
“What if she’s not ACTUALLY a female in real life?! What if she’s a 50 year old man with a handlebar mustache named Steve??”
This thought spiked his anxieties so much he had to stop eating for a minute to calm himself down again.
“No, she can’t be an old man in real life there is just too much about her that is consistent with a girl around my age.”
His heart rate slowed and he was able to eat again after rationally going over all the little things you said and did.
“I wonder if I should ask her some things about herself? Her REAL self?” He thought as he ate some of the takoyaki in front of him. “No I can’t do that…I already told her I didn’t want to talk about my REAL self… but what if we were to meet someday…”
His mind reeled with the possibilities.
“What if she doesn’t like how I look? Or doesn’t like the fact that I’m not as confident in person as I am in RFO?”
“I guess I don’t need to worry too much as I’m leaving for the front lines tomorrow so I won’t see her for a while…”
The next day at school you were very spritely, bounding into class with a big smile plastered on your face.
“Ok what happened?” Your B/F asked you when she saw how suspiciously awake you looked.
“I got 8 hours of sleep!” You squealed with excitement.
She laughed. “Wow…ok, lets just celebrate the little things in life hey?”
“Yo, this is a BIG deal I haven’t had this much sleep since like….a week ago? Two weeks ago?”
“Since you started studying around the clock…” She prompted.
“Oh! Yeah! Right, right….study.”
She narrowed her eyes at you.
“So you’re gonna absolutely cream the test next week then, yeah?”
“We…we have a test next week??” You gasped.
“Oh. My. God.” She groaned, “have you been that zonked out that you didn’t hear the announcement? They told us yesterday!”
“Fuck!” You snapped. “I need to stu-.”
Her eyes bore into you as she raised an eyebrow slowly.
“Ok Y/N what the FUCK is going on. I knew you wouldn’t be studying around the clock, what’s happening?! What are you not telling me!”
“I have a boyfriend.” You said with a dead expression.
“THE FUCK?!” She yelled.
“Shhhhh!!!” You hushed her sharply. “For fucks sake woman keep it down!”
“SORRY!” She whisper screamed. “BUT WHAT THE FUCK?!”
“Ok ok,” you replied, still in a harsh whisper. “We’re not official official but we had a date and he said he liked me and I like him soooo.”
“When did all this happen?!” She whispered in a strained voice back.
You panicked again, you weren’t ready to tell her you were playing RFO and it was a fellow RFO player that you had fallen for.
“Y/N?!” She whispered. “I’M SUPPOSED TO BE YOUR BEST FRIEND! WHY HAVEN’T YOU TOLD ME ANY OF THIS?!”
“I know, I know! I just…it’s all happened really quickly!” You whispered harshly back.
“Ummm…. guys I can hear like… your WHOLE ENTIRE conversation.” One of the girls at the front of the class said in a bored bitchy tone as she turned slowly to look at you both.
“Umm yeah that’s because your quirk is to do with super hearing…” you B/F shot back in the most ‘so done’ voice you had ever heard her use.
“Ok, we’ll talk later yeah?” You whispered to your B/F as she turned her head back towards you after rolling her eyes at the rude classmate at the front.
She just gave you a thumbs up and looked down at her book. Just then the teacher walked in and class started.
It was Advanced Quirk class this morning and you had been loving the class because it was giving you a chance to come up with some special moves that would put you at the apex of your quirk game.
You had mastered your quirk quite well and used it confidently but you still felt that there was room for improvement so you had been wracking your brain, trying to find a new application for it.
“Well what if I looked into the speed aspect of my quirk? It’s not really a speed dependent quirk but maybe I could use it to switch places with someone and switch BACK before that person even realized I’ve used my quirk? That COULD be helpful in situations where we need to see what someone is looking at? Like, a message on their phone or something???”
You pondered it as you jotted notes down in your book, coming up with some names to call this special move.
“Subliminal switch? Blink switch?”
You looked up and around the room.
“Maybe I should try it on someone and see if I can do it fast enough so that they don’t know I’ve used it…”
Your eyes roamed a few classmates.
“Nejire? Nah….B/F?…. nah…who is someone here that I’m curious to see what they’re looking at?”
Your eyes scanned to your right and against the wall, a row ahead of you, was Tamaki Amajiki. He had his head down, pen in hand, looking really intently at something in his book but it looked like it was in the back of the book.
“Is Tamaki drawing something? I wonder what he’s drawing?”
You turned your face towards him and took a deep breath in, feeling your quirk build just beneath the surface.
“Ok Y/N, you just need to do this super quickly otherwise he’ll be able to tell you’ve used your quirk on him. Just switch in and switch out as FAST as you can. But also pay attention to what it is that he’s drawing…”
You braced and activated your quirk. As quickly as you had activated it you looked down then de-activated.
“Ahh crap that was way too slow!” You berated yourself, hesitating a glance back towards Tamaki.
He was looking around the room in confusion and his eyes met yours.
You quickly looked away and he did as well, blushing and hiding his face when he realized you two had made eye contact.
“Damn it he knew it was me… oh well, now I just need to remember what he was drawing…”
You closed your eyes and thought back to the image in his book.
“Stats?? Combo moves?? Is he playing a game or something? These words look like something from a computer game? Was there a sword drawn there too??”