Kirito held his hand out for Butterfli3 to place the bracelet on his wrist then walked a little way away from you two, to activate it.
“What’s it called?” Kirito called to you.
“Aqua Vortex!” You replied excitedly.
“Cool name, O/N,” he said with a smile, he then turned his attention on the bracelet and held his arm out to activate it, ‘AQUA VORTEX!’ he called loudly and the vortex enveloped him.
He reached back behind himself, over his shoulder, and unsheathed his sword- doing some routine swipes as the water followed his movements.
He tried a few ultra speed moves and amazingly the vortex kept up effortlessly.
“I’m very impressed, O/N, this is a quality item,” Kirito said as he deactivated the skill and took the bracelet off to hand back to you, “where did you harvest the wind from?”
“Hummingbirds,” you replied.
“Ahhh, perfect choice!” he said with a smile, “say, when you set up your shop let me know where you are. I’d love for you to maintain my equipment too.”
“Seriously?!” you gasped, “I’m going to maintain equipment for both Kirito AND Butterfli3?! The two most legendary swordsmen in full-dive games?!”
Butterfli3 and Kirito were both smiling at the absolute look of shock on your face and Butterfli3 stepped to your side and wrapped his arm around you, pulling you in for a side hug.
“I’m so proud of you, my gorgeous wife.”
“I’m proud of your gorgeous wife too!” Kirito said, “you’ve hit the jackpot there Butterfli3. She’s pretty and talented!”
Suddenly you heard someone clear their throat from behind Kirito and you and Butterfli3 looked past him to see who it was.
Asuna was standing there looking, not so impressed, with all this flattery and Kirito quickly backtracked.
“Whoops,” he said with a sheepish headscratch, “did I mention- pretty and talented, just like my wife?”
“Nice save,” Butterfli3 said lowly with a chuckle, “actually!” he added quickly, changing the subject, “there’s something I want to ask you two? Would you like to come inside so we can chat?”
“Only if my husband keeps his flattering tongue under control,” Asuna replied curtly.
“No, seriously, you should see the bracelet O/N made for Butterfli3.” Kirito said, trying to save himself,.”It’s amazing. It’s unique class.”
“Oh?” Asuna said, her interest piqued, “let me see…”
You showed her the bracelet and she seemed just as impressed as the boys had been.
“Ok, Kirito, I’Il let you off the hook because this is indeed a very impressive item and would require a huge amount of talent to make.”
You beamed with pride and the four of you went inside.
“So what did you want to talk to us about?” Kirito asked Butterfli3 as he and Asuna sat down on the lounge.
“Well, as you know, Kirito, the boss on level 44 has those two items I need to reinforce my sword and I’d like to put together a raid party for the mission.”
“And you’d like us to join you?” Kirito asked.
“Well, yes?” Butterfli3 said nervously, “would you consider it?”
“Who else will be in the party?” Kirito asked, getting straight into strategy planning mode.
“Well, you, Asuna, myself, O/N and two of my other IRL friends- a beast tamer and a combat mage,” Butterfli3 said.
“Hmm, sounds like a good team,” Kirito said thoughtfully, “what do you think Asuna?” He turned to his wife.
“I would love to join! It sounds exciting!” Asuna said happily.
“Ok, we’re in,” Kirito said with a smile, “will O/N be maintaining our equipment?” He looked from Butterfli3 to you and smiled.
“Yes! I definitely will!” you replied enthusiastically.
“Perfect,” he said, “this will be a good raid.”
Butterfli3 beamed. “Wonderful. I just need to ask my two other friends now and we can start working out an attack plan.”
“That’s where Asuna shines,” Kirito said, his eyes sparkling with pride, “she was vice commander of the knights of the blood oath in SAO, specializing in strategizing.”
“Oh stop it, Kirito, you’re making me blush,” She gushed with an embarrassed giggle, putting her hands to her cheeks to cover the pink blush dusting them.
You smiled. They were such a cute couple.
You all chatted lightly about possible ways to attack the boss when you suddenly remembered something important.
“Butterfli3, does the dragon spit fire?!”
“Yes, I think it does,” he said, replying your urgent question.
“Oh, thank goodness! Otherwise I’ve made a completely useless item.”
He chuckled. “Even if I can’t use it in this fight I will definitely use it in other ones.”
“Thanks Hun,” you said with a smile, reaching for his hand to squeeze it.
“Hey. Have you told Mirio about Tamaki being Butterfli3 in RFO?” you asked your B/F at lunch the next day?”
“Nah, babe, I wouldn’t expose him like that, if he wants Mirio to know, he can tell him, his damn bloody self.”
“Ok.” You laughed. “Im just asking because Butterfli3 wants to put together a raid party to take on the level 44 boss and he wants you and Mirio on the team as well.”
“Me?!” B/F yelped, “why me?”
“Because he trusts you and he likes your skill, that’s why. But don’t worry, I’ll be there too.”
“How’s Butterfli3 gonna get Mirio to join?” B/F asked.
“Not sure yet, but do you know where Mirio hangs out in the game? Because we need to accidentally on purpose bump into him so that Tamaki can reveal himself,” you said with a chuckle.
“Well, he’s still up on level 43 as far as I know? We could go and chat to him now? Y’know, pretend we’re just innocently asking questions but we’re really trying to get intel?”
“Oooh, sneaky, I like it,” you replied, taking her cue and standing up to follow her outside onto the grounds.
She located Mirio quickly and you walked over to where he, Nejire, and Tamaki were sitting.
Tamaki smiled when he saw you approaching and scooted over so you could sit down next to him on the bench seat.
“Hey baby,” you whispered as you plopped down next to him and snuggled into his side while wrapping your arms around his arm, resting your head on his shoulder.
He gingerly patted your head and sat still, almost afraid to move.
“Tamaki.” Nejire laughed. “You look like you’re about to pass out.”
“I am about to pass out,” he whispered shakily back, “there is a beautiful girl on my arm and I don’t know what to do.”
You looked up at him and giggled. “Oh stop it, you little flirt.”
“Can’t a man flirt with his own wife?” he whispered cheekily to you, bending his head down to kiss you on the forehead.
“W-Wife?!” Nejire spluttered. “Did you just say ‘wife’?”
“Inside joke! Inside joke!” you said hurriedly while waving your hand in a stop motion.
Tamaki blushed and you nudged his knee with yours.
“Sorry,” he whispered, his head still turned towards you as he nuzzled the side of your head with his.
“Anyways!” B/F suddenly said loudly, “Mirio! Where you at in RFO these days?”