“You’re cheating with Tamaki, aren’t you!” she gasped, “I have always said you gotta watch the quiet ones, god, Y/N, you player! What’s he like in the sack? Is he all like, secret dom or something? NO WAIT! He’s into some kinky weird shit, hey? Like using his tentacle quirk on you? OH MY GOD, HENTAI! He’s a hentai or die senpai, isn’t he, I knew it!”
“Are you done yet?” You asked in a bored tone, giving her a half lidded ‘done’ look while she rambled.
“Definitely hentai…” she said again, “It’s kinda hot though, isn’t it…”
“Seriously… what do I do with you?” you asked with faux exasperation as you shook your head, “are you going to let me talk, or are you just gonna sit there and fantasize about Tamaki and tentacle porn?”
“Well, if you’re giving me options…” she replied cheekily.
“Ok, no. No, you listen to me now. I’m the captain,” you said, copying the meme before taking a deep breath in- getting ready to launch into your secret life online.
“Oh shit…I can’t say that we met in RFO because that gives his secret away too!” you suddenly thought.
You paused… then continued.
“Umm, you know how I met this guy online? Well, turns out it’s actually Tamaki! But now that he knows that it’s me he’s been talking to, he’s been ghosting me IRL and it hurts. But, having said that, all day today he’s been sneaking looks at me and I don’t know what to make of it,” you cried, slumping dramatically forward on the table.
“That bitch!” your B/F exclaimed, “he better man up and tell you he likes you IRL or imma slice his ass off, kiss it, punch it, then sew it back on upside down and see if he likes that!”
You just stared at her for a good 3 seconds, impressed and mortified at her threat.
“Ok, that was super weird. but I love you, so I’m gonna let that slide,” you said with a straight face.
“Love you too, babe,” she said calmly, stuffing her face with a cream bun.
You sorted with amusement.
As you opened your locker that afternoon at the end of school, a note fell out and you picked it up to read it.
“4pm, the usual,” it read.
You gasped and shoved it in your pocket before grabbing your things, changing your shoes, and then racing for home.
Having basically jumped from the front door, up the stairs, then into your room and up on the bed the second you entered your room, you grabbed the nerve gear headset then jammed it on your head and laying down quickly.
“Fucking, link start, baby!” you screamed at the headset. Thankfully it understood what you wanted and connected you to the game immediately.
You blinked a few times as your apartment came back into view and you looked over to the bed from the couch where you had logged out from yesterday.
Butterfli3 was sitting up on the side of the bed, looking down at the floor.
“Hey,” you greeted softly and he looked up at you, startled.
“Hi, O/N…I mean, Y/N,” he said softly and the hair on the back of your neck stood on end as an excited tingle shot through your body.
“It feels weird hearing you say my name in RFO…Tamaki…” you replied with a sheepish grin.
“It does, doesn’t it,” he replied as he got up and walked over to you. “Can I apologize to you first?” He sat down beside you on the lounge. “I’m so sorry I didn’t stop you from leaving on Friday.”
“No, that’s ok, it was a lot to take in…” you said.
“Well…it was a bit of a surprise, yes,” he said, “But, Y/N…O/N….I’ve actually thought you were pretty cute for a long time now but I’ve never had the guts to tell you.”
“W-what?!” you gasped, “you thought … I was… cute?”
He nodded. “But I didn’t think I ever had a chance with you so I forced myself to try and forget about you…then I met this … well… you. In RFO. And I thought I had finally moved on. But it’s you!”
You laughed at his really adorable explanation and gingerly reached a hand out and placed it on his that was resting on the couch.
“So…does this mean we’re ok?”
He nodded. “Y/N, would you be my girlfriend in real life and would you be my girlfriend as O/N, in RFO?”
You grinned from ear to ear. “I would LOVE to Tamaki-Butterfli3.”
He smiled up big and leaned in towards you, kissing you happily on the lips.
“I’m so sorry it took me a while to process everything,” he apologized again.
“It’s all ok now, Tamaki, there’s no need for any more apologies, alright?”
“Ok,” he said as he leaned in and hugged you. “Do you want to go and work in the shop now? I’ve missed helping you in game.”
“Yes, please!! People have been asking me things and I have no idea what they’re on about!”
Tuesday morning, Tamaki was waiting in front of your locker at school.
“Hi…Y/N,” he greeted softly as you approached him.
“Hi, Tamaki,” you replied happily.
You opened your locker and put your stuff inside and turned to face him to say something but he was mid way through leaning in for a kiss and he had his eyes closed, so you quickly moved your face to connect with him and felt him jump slightly when your lips touched.
“Tamaki,” you giggled as you pulled back. “You need to give me a little more warning when you want a kiss.”
“I…I’m sorry I’ve never had a girlfriend before.” he said shyly, pushing his hands into his pocket and looking down, “I’m trying to be confident.”
“You’re doing an amazing job!” you said encouragingly.
You reached a hand out and rubbed his arm tenderly and he blushed madly at your touch.
“Can I hold your hand, Tamaki?” you asked gently and he nodded, removing the hand from his pocket- of the arm you had just rubbed, and held onto your hand with his.
He looked equal parts elated and freaked out as your fingers intertwined and you thought it was just adorable.
Once you were comfortably hand in hand, you walked down the hallway and entered the classroom together.
Mirio was the first to notice.
“Oh wow!” he yelled, “go, Tamaki!”
Tamaki went bright red and hung his head, his whole body shaking with nerves.
“Mirio! Don’t call him out like that!” you chided but couldn’t hide the giant grin on your face.
Others in the class turned to see what all the fuss was about and soon all were asking a ton of questions and congratulating you both.
You separated as class commenced but kept looking at each other throughout the lesson- very clearly smitten with each other.
“I can’t wait to spend more time with him in RFO tonight!” you thought happily.