The girl in Pigtails

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: July 02, 2017

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-chapter 1- 

The faint moonlight of the cold summer night sweeped through my room. I've spent the whole day wandering around the corners of the internet talking to my online friends. I have teaching as a hobby so my friend recommended me an application that lets me teach people online. I downloaded the app and I started setting up my own profile. 5 seconds later, and boom! A new message from someone named " Kaede " popped up. I went to the message inbox and started to have a little chat with her. I taught her some things that she didn't quite understand in her english class. I had a blast talking and chatting with her. It feels like this application has made feel alive again. After that, we talked day after day. I helped her study and prepare for her english proficiency test. It feels really weird because I have never rooted for someone to pass this hard before. And to top it off, I don't even know her in real life. I was anxiously waiting for the exam's result. After a quiet 2 hours of waiting, my phone ringed. She passed the exam! I was really happy and proud of her. The cold sweat that ran through my entire body cleared when I read her latest message. Later that night, we talked for a couple of hours. From 7 pm to 2 am. Those hours felt like a few minutes. By the end of our chat, she sent me a heart emoji. What could this mean? Is it love? Am I overthinking this? I couldn't properly sleep that night. Later that day, I gathered up all my courage and asked her about the "heart" emoji. She didn't respond. I waited for hours just to get a reply from her. I started thinking to myself " How could she like a guy like me? I'm not even that attractive. Plus, we haven't even met in real life" Just like the stupid and depressed guy that I am, I thought about negative things and that furthermore made me sadder. "Why do I get my hopes up" "I shouldn't expect someone to love a useless person like me" My mind was swallowed by darkness and negativity. I turned the lights off and I jumped to my bed. Swallowed by depression and anxiety, I nearly cried. I never thought that a person from the internet could make me crave for emotional support and warmth. The warmth that I never felt in my life. Later that night, she sent me a message saying " Yes, I like you". I tried to shake my head and wipe my eyes. Oh crap, it really is real! I kept silent, but I was screaming internally. I was overjoyed. I felt feelings that I've never felt before. Feelings that feel foreign to my heart. I sent her a message and she sent a message back. We had a conversation until 3 am. After we said goodbye and sleep well to each other,  I cuddled my pillow and drifted away to sleep.


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