You put the little device in your pocket then went out to farm some venus fly traps before logging out for the day.
The next day in RFO the mysterious man was back to pick up your message.
“Hey, umm, d-do you see Butterfli3 often?” You asked the guy.
“Yeah I do, he partied with our guild to take on the level 43 Boss.” He replied.
“OH! You’re from OOF?” You replied with a smug look on your face.
The guy’s eyes went from lively to dead in a split second. “Uh…no we call ourselves Overthrow F.” He replied in a hollow tone.
“No no, I’m pretty sure it’s OOF.” You replied with a smirk.
The guy looked equal parts embarrassed and disappointed in all his life decisions up until that point.
You cackled with laughter. “I’m sorry, your leader is such a jackass I just couldn’t help but have a dig.”
“You know Swiftkill?” He replied.
“Yes unfortunately, I had a bit of a run in with him but Butterfli3 sorted him out for me.” You said proudly.
“Butterfli3 really likes you.” The guy said. “I’ve seen him fight a few times now and he always takes it seriously but this time is a bit different and I think it’s because he has a new purpose for fighting.”
You blushed, thinking back to his message.
“He’s really cool…” you said softly.
“Anyway I had better go, I’ll tell him you are doing well.” The guy said before turning and leaving.
“Thank you!” You called our after him.
The next day at school you B/F was pestering you about your boyfriend. You two were sitting out on the grass enjoying the sun.
“So when do I get to meet this ‘officially not official’ man of yours?”
“Uh…umm well when it becomes official I guess? I don’t wanna scare him off…” you replied.
“Where did you meet him again?” She asked as she picked a blade of grass.
“Umm online…” you said vaguely.
“Where? On a chat site?” Your B/F asked.
“Uh…yeah I guess?”
“You’re not being very helpful.” She said with a laugh, “do you even know the guy?”
“To be honest, no.” You said with a hollow laugh, “it’s still early days, just…give me some time.”
“Girly do you even know his name?”
“I know his online name!” You said proudly.
She deadpanned. “So let me get this right, you like him, he likes you, you went on a date but you don’t know his name or anything about him except his online name?”
“Basically.” You replied, “but like I have said like, 50 times…it’s still early days!!”
“Ok, ok, fine!” She said with an exaggerated sigh and eye roll.
“Hey changing subjects, I was mucking around with my quirk a few weeks ago and I stumble upon something interesting! I think Tamaki is a secret gamer! But don’t say anything hey, the poor guy would have a heart attack if anyone knew, he’s so shy.”
“Tamaki is gorgeous,” your B/F said, “he’s really good looking AND shy which is really attractive don’t you think?”
“Yeah I definitely agree.” You replied.
“OOOOH BITCH YOU PLAYIN!” She suddenly yelled.
“W-what?!” You stammered in reply, shocked by her sudden outburst.
“You got a man and you’re crushing on Tamaki!”
“I-I never said I was crushing on him! I just agreed with you!” You shot back defensively. “Plus I don’t technically have a man …Yet…”
“Anyways, what makes you say he’s a gamer? What did you find?”
“I tried to do a quick switch with him but I wasn’t fast enough and I’m pretty sure he knows it was me that did it. But ANYWAY, he was writing down fighting combos in the back of his book and he had drawn a sword.”
“I wonder what game it’s from?” She said, idly fiddling with more blades of grass.
“Not sure…one combo was called ‘whip sting’ or something like that? Which doesn’t make sense if he drew a sword??” You mused.
“I wonder if us talking about RFO has gotten him curious about the game?” Your B/F mused.
“Dunno?” You replied, looking up across the grassed area and watching as Mirio, Nejire and Tamaki all walked together, during the break.
“You still seriously have to get onto RFO it’s awesome! I’m a beast tamer now and Mirio is still grinding away to become a combat mage but we’ve met up in game a few times and it’s really fun.” She said excitedly.
You smiled secretly to yourself.
That night in game you were just about to close up shop when the neighboring shop owner came bounding through your doors.
“Did you hear?!” He said excitedly.
“Hear what??” You asked, packing some of the display away.
“Level 43 has just been cleared!”
“SERIOUSLY?! THEY BEAT THE BOSS??” You squealed excitedly. “THAT’S AWESOME!!”
“Yeah! And I also heard that the minute the boss was beaten Butterfli3 flew away.” He said poetically, raising his hand up in a grand gesture as if to imitate something disappearing into the sky.
“Really?!” You gasped excitedly, you were hoping that that meant Butterfli3 was coming to you as soon as possible.
You thanked the neighboring owner and he left you to pack up with a big grin on your face.
“What time is it now? Should I stay online till he arrives? Does he know where I am? Should I go looking for him?”
You mulled over what to do, deciding to go out briefly to the field to grind a bit before coming back to the shop.
You gathered a few rats and such then raced back to your shop, wondering if you should prepare to make something for the two of you, should he arrive.
You had just arrived back and had gone upstairs to put some things away when you heard the door downstairs open.
“O/N? Are you here?” You heard a gentle, medium voice call.
Your heart skipped a beat.
You turned and raced downstairs, Butterfli3 had just stepped inside and had closed the door behind him, pushing his hood off and giving you a beautiful smile.
You ran towards him and he opened his arms to catch you as you jumped into them. He buried his head into your neck and kissed you softly as he spun you around.
“I missed you O/N,” he said softly as he pulled back from you to look you in the eyes.
“I missed you too Butterfli3, it’s been so long since I last saw you!”
He smiled again and glanced at your lips as your arms hung onto him around his neck.