Yukio tipped back his chair, glancing out at the sun sinking into the horizon. Dinner time at the hospital was probably scheduled to start soon, though there was no point in going to eat. Even if he was the slightest hungry, it didn't matter because Yoko was still sleeping peacefully. Or at least that's what it would seem like to anyone unfamiliar with the concept of Data Spell. To most it would seem the girl was resting soundly, eyes open in a trance-like state. Getting out of his chair for just a moment, Yukio walked over to his sister's side and closed her eyes so as not to raise any suspicion as to what was really happening to her. In reality, she was no longer there in that hospital room, or anywhere near that hospital for that matter. She had escaped to a new world, she had escaped her frail human body for a form more majestic and free. It comforted Yukio to know his sister had somewhere she could go to; he knew how miserable she was been stuck in bed all the time, away from home, unable to run about and play. It was more like those doctors were caging her in than actually being any help.
After tucking Yoko in, Yukio returned to his chair and situated his own laptop on his lap. He waited as it started up. Though he may have been eager to join his sister in the virtual world of Kahkrah, it was incredibly difficult to tell since as always Yukio showed no sign of any emotion. His gaze wandered from the loading screen to draw his attention to his sister once again. Naturally she was still motionless except for the slightest sign of her breathing.....
Zima slowly opened her eyes. The cool mountain breeze glazed over her sleek, snow white fur as she raised her head, scanning around the area of her usual resting place deep within the Friozo Mountains. She yawned, a puff of frosty breath floating into the wintery air like smoke. Once she had gotten to her feet she headed over to the ledge of the mountain ridge, spread her great pure white wings and took to the sky. She glided through the air, pumping her wings to gain momentem. Flying was always so refreshing, especially so early in the morning when she practically had the sky to herself. Well, except for the birds, but she didn't mind the avian population of Kahkrah at all. It was those pesky other dragons that made things troublesome.
Just as she was enjoying the wind coursing through her mane she felt a presence. It must have been Jaeger; she could sense he had appeared somewhere on the island miles below her. Perhaps she would seek him out...
Jaeger scanned the area where he had just appeared in. He didn't recall how he had ended up in the grasslands, but apparently that is where he had stopped before logging off last time. He looked to the sky, gazing over at the breaking dawn. He could tell his sister was flying overhead somewhere, but apprently where ever she was was much to far away for him to see her. Having no interest in anything particular and since his sister would likely be in the air for a considerable amount of time no doubt, Jaeger decided to wander about the grasslands, keeping an eye out for any rambuncious adventurers or over-powered dragons that might try and jump out at him for no reason other than the cheap thrill of meaningless fighting.
"Sekai de ichiban ohime-sama
Ki ga tsuite nee nee
Mataseru nante rongai yo
Watashi wo dare dato omotteru no?
Mou nanda ka amai mono ga tabetai!
Ima sugu ni yo
Oh, check one two... Ahhhhhh!
Ketten? Kawaii no machigai desho
Monku wa yurushimasen no
Ano ne? Watashi no hanashi chanto kiiteru? Chotto...
A, sore to ne? Shiroi ouma-san kimatteru desho?
Mukae ni kite
Wakattara kashizuite te wo totte "ohime-sama" tte
Betsu ni wagamama nante-"
Miku's song came to an abrupt stop when the otaku singing it rather loudly heard an aggravated pounding at the door of his dorm. Evidently not everyone appreciated the magnificent work of the most infamous vocaloid. That must have been it, as no one could ever have anything against the otaku himself. Afterall, he was the likable hero character in the manga of his life, or at least this is what Takeshi's delusions led him to believe.
Takeshi begrudgingly made his way over to his computer and paused the music that had been blasting from his speakers. Thankfully shortly after he heard the man outside his door trudge off, much to his belief. He was not looking forward to going all ninja mode on that guys should the need to fight arise.
Of course Takeshi's lean, muscleless figure was a dead give away of how that little dispute would have ended.
Sinking back into the spinning chair at his computer desk, Takeshi let out a deep sigh trying to figure out what there was to do. Of course he could take this time to watch the last two episodes of Shugo Chara, but before he could even make the first click of the mouse, a bright green post-it stuck loosely to his Haruhi Suzumiya figurine caught his eye. Carefully he stripped Haruhi of the note, scanning over the scribbled reminder on the parchment. His eyes and grin widened as it occured to him there's was something even cooler to check out; he had made himself a reminder on said post-it to check outbthis site his forum buddies had informed him of known as "Data Spell".
From the information he had recieved Takashi had jumped to the conclusion it was yet another clichéd fantasy MMORPG, and this reason alone was enough to drive him to check it out ASAP.
His fingers danced over the keys at lightning speed as Takeshi typed in the URL address. In no time the home screen popped up on his monitor and Takeshi lunged his cursor at the "Register" button the millisecond it was visable. He didn't know what he was getting into, but it looked so frakking awesome he was already squealing like a giddy little fangirl. Next came filling out all the required information and then selecting a suitable character and username. This section was simple; obviously Takeshi would be an adventurer, since that was basically fantasy slang for "hero". Then he quickly jotted down "Ryu Banzuke" as his username and spazztically whizzed through the terms of agreement. 'Cause who actually reads that stuff anyways? Having gotten past all The required fields, Takeshi leaned back into his chair as he waited for the game to finish loading so it could start. Feeling rather successful about begining his adventures as Ryu Banzuke, Takeshi slid his chair over to the right side of his desk so he could reach his Dr. Pepper. He guzzled his soda with great pride, certain that this was the start of a new heroic journey, for Takeshi to once again prove himself to the citizens of the internet! To wrapped up in his own thoughts, Takeshi didn't even notice the short beep as the screen changed and the game had begun.
After spilling the remaining Dr. Pepper all down the front of his Soul Eater shirt, the soda can dropped to the floor with a soft metal clang. The almost lifeless otaku slumped in his chair, dead weight, the truimphant smirk wiped off his face, now replaced with a blank trance-like stare.
Meanwhile, after feeling an incredibly odd sensation overcome his entire body, Takeshi heard a chipmunk. Now, this might not sound like the most epic awaking, but considering Takeshi had yet to realize he had left the comfort of his dorm, the sudden wildlife scared the shit out of him! After scaring the creature off with a loud yelp, Takeshi, or rather Ryu stumbled backwards, right into a tree. This started the blue-haired adventurer even more, as it was one thing to have a rodent sneak into your dorm, it was a whole other thing to be jumped by a tree. "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!" Ryu yelled at the tree, kicking it in self defense and just about breaking his foot in the process.
Once Ryu had collected himself and tended to his wounded foot, it cane to his attention he was in a forest. Suited in the armor of an adventurer.
Naturally his first assumption was that he was, indeed, the chosen one.
Then he got in touch with reality, or rather virtual reality. It took him a moment to process, but after a moment of thought Ryu realized he was actually in the game. Upon coming to terms with this, Ryu begin to jump and dance around in a manner that was completely unsuited for his character. He continued this fangirl ritual for several minutes before stopping in his tracks, as began to actually give thought to the important stuff like "What the heck do I do now?" Just now, about half an hour (in game time) after logging in and transporting into the depths of the Keresto Forest, he was just now trying to figure out what he should do.
What a hero.