Today really was hot~
Since the air conditioning was broken at work earlier, work felt like it took a lot more effort than usual. I was in my room with the air conditioning going at full power, laying down on my bed. Originally, I was planning on doing my part-time work till night time, but I now suddenly had time to spare.
That’s right, I haven’t played very much recently, so let’s play some Human Beast Wars. The other party members probably aren’t online, but I can still train alone. With that train of thought, I pick up my phone charger on top of my desk, and launched the application while lying in bed.
“Oh, Ryoma-san is logged in.”
At the top of my friend list, Ryoma-san was marked as online. Without any hesitation, I sent a message to Ryoma-san. He’ll probably respond in a little bit, so I can think for a little bit as I wait.
After 10 minutes, Ryoma-san was still online but a reply did not come back. He doesn’t seem to be on a quest, I wonder what happened? Maybe he forgot to turn off his smartphone? I also forgot to turn off my phone during work, so when I was done and I looked at my phone, there was only a few percent of my battery left.
Ryoma-san almost never ignores my messages, so he probably just forgot to turn off his phone. After making that conclusion, I select the matchmaking mode and went on quests with other players. That’s too bad, I really wanted to go questing with Ryoma-san instead.
“I have a girlfriend, you see?”
His words echoed in my mind, and stabbed my heart. I was on my bed when I saw my in-game friend Yosshii-san message me, causing me to let out a big sigh. Yosshii-san, who came online about 10 minutes ago, messaged me, “Do you want to go on quests together?”
I received the message, but I didn’t reply. Because of that, Yosshii-san was now going on quest right now. To be honest, going on a quest with Yosshii-san right now would be hard on me. The Yosshii-san that I like, is my coworker Setsu-kun, and that Setsu-kun, has a girlfriend. Just knowing this fact disturbed my heart to the point that I wasn’t in the mood to play games.
Then why am I looking at this screen? It’s because it is the only proof that I have of my relationship with him. I wanted a little something that was more like him, but I didn’t have any pictures of him, so I could only look at the game screen. His username was Yosshii-san, and his icon was a picture of a dog, but for some reason, I could see the image of him smiling.
Well, he hasn’t smiled like that in front of me before, when he talks to the owner he ends up smiling. It’s been like this for a while now. I keep thinking about him, and it won’t leave my mind. For me, who doesn’t talk very much to other guys at school, this was my first time feeling this way.
However, even I understand what this feeling is.
I’m sure… that I… have fallen in love with Setsu-kun.