The one to start communications was [Name]. She messaged him through the small, and should I say, crappy chat that the creators of the game had set up for the players. Not many people used it, this was the first time [Name] had ever used it, but it certainly wasn't her last.
[Name-slayer] : We've played together for a while so I thought it was time I said hi.
[Kenma-Wizard] : Um, hi.
[Name-slayer] : I'm [Last name] [First name], but you can call me [First name].
[Kenma-Wizard] : Kozume Kenma
~Kenma-Wizard has gone offline~It was difficult for her to coax him to speak to her. At first she just thought he was a shy person, but she had come to find out that he just kinda like human interaction very much, nor did he like attention. At first his lack of replies bugged the girl, but over time it became the norm.
That semi awkward encounter was the first time the two of you ever spoken, it was not your last.
Over the span of a few weeks the two talked none stop. In the beginning Kenma's replied were rather short. If [Name] has asked a question like, "How was your day?" The reply would be a simple, "Fine." And that was it. She developed little ways to get longer replies, liking asking him a question about things he liked. The only thing she was for sure he like was video games. So, she asked about those. She asked him what kind he liked the most, what his favorite game was, the basic questions really. Day after day the two talked about the same old things. Kenma grew accustom to the many questions, he even began to talk a bit more. He even asked her a few questions now and then. [Name] learned a few new things about him, like the fact that he was a setter on the Nekoma Highschool's volleyball team.
The two teens grew attached to one another, looking forward to speaking to the other after their school activities were through. Secretly [Name] started to develop a small crush on the setter. But she knew that she would never be able to tell him that. Kenma lived a great distance away from her. If she were to confess her feelings to him and he liked her back, the long distance relationship would never work out. It pained her, talking to him everyday, hiding her feelings from him, rather poorly I might add. There were days she just wanted to tell him how much she liked him, but she was always too scared of the reply, so she never did. She would type it out, "Kenma-kun, I like you." but the message always sat there for a moment, and then it was erased. Every single time.
Today was one of those days, she had the message typed out like usual, "Kenma-kun, I really like you. And I don't mean like a friend, I mean I like like you." She stared at it for a moment. "Should I send it?" She asked herself allowed. She then shook her head, answering her own question. If people saw this they'd probably think she's crazy, talking to herself, how strange. She pressed what she thought was the backspace key. She expected for the words to slowly disappear. But, to her surprise all the letters disappeared at once. She stared in horror as she realized the mistake she had made. She pressed enter instead of backspace and sent the message! Half of her was panicking. The other half of her was overjoyed. She finally did it, she said was she had been thinking for a long time. "Oh no!" She hissed, frantically slamming her hands against the laptop, trying to find a way to delete the message that was sent.
She looked with dismay as she realized that there was absolutely no way she would be able to retrieve the message before he had the chance to read it. She put her face in her hands and leaned her elbows on her desk and waited for the dreaded reply.
The soft ping of the chat went off not too long afterwards.
[Kenma-Wizard] : I like you too, [Last name] - chan.