Butterfli3 seemed to be on a whole other level as he easily made his way into level 21. He was a man on a mission and defeating the mini boss at the gates of level 21 was child’s play to him at the moment.
Level 21 was all town. No fields, no nothing, no open grassed areas and you were confused for a bit.
“Hey uh, random question, Butterfli3, but are there no monsters on this level? Aren’t there some kinda ‘bad guys’ on each level? If there’s no fields where do the monsters live?”
Butterfli3 was about to reply to you when you both heard a cry in the distance.
“My purse!” A voice wailed out.
“There’s your answer,” Butterfli3 replied with a little chuckle, “the monsters on this level are different. They’re in human form- NPC’s that trick people or steal stuff.”
“Is that even allowed?” you asked.
“Well, I guess so? That’s how this level is designed. Just keep an eye out for any purple cursor characters getting to close to you,” he warned.
“So how do you defeat them?” you asked curiously.
“You just avoid them really, you can’t fight them,” he replied.
“Ok, well if anyone tries to get handsy with my Mahi imma slap ‘em,” you said solemnly.
His little laugh could light up New York at night. You didn’t hear it often but when you did hear it, it was heaven and you smiled to yourself.
Butterfli3 located the marriage registry building very quickly and you both hopped off the wagon and entered through the big doors- arm in arm.
“Hi there!” the NPC behind the counter greeted you both, “would you like a quest?”
“Uh, no thank you. We’re here to register as a married couple,” Butterfli3 replied.
“Oh! Congratulations. Please pick a ring set,” the NPC said, presenting a board with all different types of rings on it.
You and Butterfli3 looked over the plethora of rings and finally settled on a matching set that you both liked.
“We’ll take these ones, please,” Butterfli3 said as he pointed to the two rings.
The NPC picked them off the board and put them aside while she packed the others away.
You and Butterfli3 smiled at each other as you held hands, waiting for the next step.
The NPC then opened a virtual document and enlarged it for both you and Butterfli3 to read and sign at the bottom. It basically said your accounts would now be shareable between each other, all items, player information, and Mahi would be available for viewing and accessing by the partner and it asked you to sign at the bottom.
You both signed and a big congratulations banner popped up.
“CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR MARRIAGE!” It read.
You smiled and clapped your hands. As you did so, the new ring that had materialized on your finger, caught your eye.
“Oh my goodness, I’m married! I’m married to Tamaki!!”
You looked at him. He was just staring at you lovingly at you with tears in his eyes.
“Awww, baby,” you gushed, enveloping him in a big hug before kissing him.
You both thanked the NPC and left, hand in hand, your matching rings sparkling in the RFO sun.
Hopping back up onto the wagon, you set off again heading for level 22 and your new home together.
“Butterfli3, baby, could you give me a hand moving this lounge? I want it facing the other way,” you called out as Butterfli3 carried another box into the house from the wagon.
“Of course, sweetheart!” he replied, setting the box down and coming to help you.
The two of you were on cloud nine and getting right into the whole ‘newly wed’ talk.
“Thank you so much,” you gushed as he effortlessly moved the lounge, “you’re so strong, hubby.”
“Not a problem, my lovely wife,” he said as he walked over and scooped you up on his arms, spinning you around before setting you down and rubbing his nose against yours.
“Well, well, getting right into things, I see.” A voice said from the front door.
You both looked over.
“Hi Kirito!” You both said in unison as the handsome man stood with his shoulder leaning up against the doorframe.
“Where’s Asuna?” you asked.
“She’s making you some cookies as a welcome gift,” he said with a smile, “she’s an amazing cook. She’s maxed out her cooking stats so these cookies will be top notch.”
“He’s so proud of her that’s so sweet!” you gushed internally.
“Butterfli3, I was wondering if I could have a quick word with you. I heard some news on the grapevine that might be of use to you,” Kirito said, addressing your new husband.
“Sure Kirito.” Butterfli3 replied, letting go of you and walking towards the legendary swordsman.
“Don’t worry, I won’t take him for long,” Kirito said to you with a wink.
“Yes, please bring him back quick or I’ll miss him too much,” you replied, playing the ‘new in love’ wife.
Once they had left, you continued to potter around the house, unpacking things and humming songs to yourself while you waited for Butterfli3 to return.
“Honey, I’m home!” he called as he entered the house.
You squealed and ran to him, launching yourself into his arms and hugging him tightly.
“Kirito just told me some interesting things,” Butterfli3 said excitedly.
“Oooh, like what?” You asked.
“The boss on level 44 is a centuria dragon that has a tonne of precious stones, gems, rare items in his cave,” he said, his eyes sparkling. “Kiritio mentioned two items in particular that I would dearly like to have; them being, Ingot of crystalline and black diamond, as I can get my chain links in this sword remade to be virtually indestructible.” He unsheathed his sword to show you the links he was talking about.
“Ohhh, that sounds awesome!” you said excitedly, “do …do you think maybe I’d be a blacksmith by then? Or a high enough level to be able to remake your sword by then? I’d love to be the one to do it for you.” You smiled endearingly.
“Oh, I’m sure we can get you to that level!” he said confidently, “what level merchant are you now?”
You swiped your menu open and checked your stats.
“I’m now level 38,” you stated proudly, “what level do I need to be to job change?”
“Level 40,” Butterfli3 replied, “you’re so close!”
Your eyes lit up.
“Well, let’s grind a bit and get to level 40. Then I can start training as a blacksmith!” You clapped your hands enthusiastically.
“Wait,” Butterfli3 said, opening his menu and clicking something.
Suddenly you got 2 notifications, one after the other and you looked down at the screen that had popped up in front of you.
“Oh my goodness, I’m level 40 now! How did that happen?” you gasped.
“I shared my EXP with you,” Butterfli3 said happily,”anything for my wife.”