As you watched from where you hid, you could see the dragon was indeed glitching heavily at times and you waited to see what your man would do.
Butterfli3 moved slightly, then shot forward at lightening speed. You only just caught a glimpse of him before his chain whip wrapped around the beast’s front left leg and he yanked back hard on the chain but the dragon’s leg glitched at that point and the chain whip sword slipped right through where the leg would have been- causing zero damage to the formidable foe.
The dragon, upon seeing Butterfli3 right next to him, swung his head down and shot a lightening bolt from his mouth just narrowly missing Butterfli3, who jumped back just in time.
Butterfli3 readied himself again and lunged forward, aiming for the dragon’s neck but the body glitched this time and Butterfli3 flew straight through his black, scaly opponent.
The dragon, angered now, whipped around and shot another lightening bolt at Butterfli3, who didn’t quite dodge in time and the bolt struck his sword, conducting the lightening perfectly and scorching Butterfli3’s hand.
You gasped and covered your mouth in fear when you saw Butterfli3’s charred skin, your anxieties increasing when you saw just how much health had been drained from Butterfli3 in just that one attack.
“If he keeps getting hit like that it will only take like.. 7 or 8 goes, before that dragon drains all his health. That’s if he doesn’t stop and use health potions… but I don’t think he has the time to stop and revive?”
You watched helplessly as Butterfli3 tried a few more tactics but each time his attack got thwarted by the dragon’s glitch.
Finally, Butterfli3 drew back and opened his menu quickly, swiping and clicking on something before closing his tabs back down.
Another sword materialized on his left hip and you looked at it curiously.
“What is that? Another sword? Is Butterfli3 a duel wielder like Kirito?”
You were so engrossed in your own curiousities that you didn’t hear a female player sneak up behind you.
“Awww yiss,” she suddenly said as her head popped past yours to lean around the corner, “I haven’t missed the fight.”
“What the fuck?!” you whisper screamed, “Where the hell did you come from? Get out of here! It’s dangerous!”
“Like HELL I’m leaving now! Butterfli3 is about to fight and I wanna see it!”
“Yeah, but it’s not safe here! You need to go!” you replied emphatically.
“And what about you? You’re here! Shouldn’t you be going?” She shot back in a snarky tone.
“I’m his girlfriend! I ain’t goin’ nowhere!” you retorted.
“Shit, seriously? Fucking lucky bitch! I’d kill to be dating Butterfli3,” the female player sighed.
“..kill?..” you questioned suspiciously.
“Figure of speech, babes, chill, yeah?” she replied flippantly, turning her attention back to your man.
“Oh fuck yeah! He’s gonna use the rapier!” she squealed in a hushed tone.
“The what?” you asked in a deadpan tone.
“Rapier? Y’know? Thin stabby sword thing. He doesn’t use it often but he’s fucking badass when he does use it. Holy shit is he going to duel wield? Fuck yeah!”
“Ok you need to calm down,” you said with slight amusement, “you know a lot about Butterfli3 and his fighting habits…”
“Yeah I’m a HUGE fan, the guy’s a legend.”
“That’s my man you’re talking about,” you replied smuggly.
“Ok, no need to rub it in,” she replied in a repulsed tone, eyeing you from the corner of her eye.
A loud roar drew both your attention back to the fight and you watched as Butterfli3 stood, in a very open stance, with the chain whip sword in his right hand and rapier in his left.
The dragon shot another reem of light at Butterfli3 and the bolt connected with the chain whip sword, sparks flying from the metal.
You shut your eyes at the light and then opened them to see what had happened to your man but he wasn’t where you last saw him.
“Where’d he g—,”
“Yass, bitch!” the enthusiastic player hollered from beside you, “he got him!”
You shushed her heavily then looked back at the dragon.
Butterfli3 had managed to place a hit across the dragon’s left shoulder and was now behind the beast.
“WOAH! What happened there? I didn’t see it?” you asked, puzzled.
“He’s using one sword as a decoy!” your female companion squealed excitedly.
“What? How? What?” The confusion evident in your voice.
“Seriously?” she deadpanned, “watch him closely.”
You turned your attention back to Butterfli3, who had now shot forward and missed placing another hit on the glitching dragon as he passed him and was now back in front of the fearsome creature.
He bent down and picked up the chain whip sword that he had dropped previously and held both swords out to either side of himself again.
This time when the dragon spat more lightening he used his chain whip to attack, wrapping it around the dragon’s left leg and shattering it into a million crystals.
The dragon roared and went down on his side, allowing Butterfli3 to execute a few more well placed hits- finally defeating the beast and bursting it into a flurry of a million bright crystals.
“I still don’t understand what happened?” you whispered to the player who was silently fangirling beside you.
“The dragon was targeting his swords because it learned that the metal conducted the electricity and increased the damage done to Butterfli3, so Butterfli3 called another sword forward so he still had an attack item! When the dragon targetted one sword he dropped it at the last second and used the other one to attack. It momentarily caught the dragons attention and allowed Butterfli3 an opening which he used PERFECTLY!” she gushed, “I don’t think the dragon glitched when it was attacking either? What’s with this dragon, hey? It has a strange algorithm. They don’t usually learn attack patterns? Maybe that’s why it’s glitching because it’s an AI? Or it’s become sentient? Fuck, sentient dragons, no thanks.”
“Ok, wow that was a lot of information to take in,” you said, slightly shocked, “so in short: Butterfli3 is amazing and dragon is possibly sentient.”
“Meh, not sure about dragon but Butterfli3 is a god, yes,” the player said to you before turning her attention to Butterfli3 and calling out to him, “Oh my god, Butterfli3 that was amazing, I love you!” She suddenly shouted as she stepped out from hiding.
Butterfli3 whipped around in surprise. He hadn’t thought that anyone had been watching him.
“Oh, umm… thank you,” he replied to her humbly, putting his rapier back in virtual storage, “where did you come from, are you ok?”
“Oh, I was hiding with your girlfriend in the rat suit,” she said casually, “rat kink, huh? I can get behind that.”
Butterfli3 blushed. “Oh uh… I like animals…” he said softly.