Sword Art Online: A revolutionary game of its time that would affect the entire world with its creation. What was supposed to be a simple adventure game turned into a fight for survival because of the hands of Kayaba Akihiko, creator of SAO and mastermind behind an entire plot to make his world more 'real'. If you died in game you died in real life, a system that murdered thousands of players and turned many into twisted monsters of their past selves.
One group in particular, The Laughing Coffin, was the most notorious in just how far they went in murdering other players plaguing their accounts with red indicators. But for what reason did they exist, just how did one group be brought to the brinks of insanity because of the decision of one man? Just what became of the group across the time span of this game, what had changed?
When did SAO cease being beautiful?
November 6, 2022
A girl stood silently in the crowd, silently waiting wearing a hood over her eyes and wielding a spear by her side. It seemed to serve as something to support her rather than help her fight anything, still whatever the reason all she was receiving were apathetic glances from passing players. She was simply another player, that or a strange NPC, gracing the land of SAO. So just why was she standing among strangers while nervously breathing in and out. What was she waiting for?
The girl whispered silently to herself, clearly confused with the entire situation. Why was she here, why did she have to agonizingly wait in a foreign land for someone familiar to walk her through what it was this game consisted of. Couldn't she have waited in the real world...couldn't he tell her through some way once he was going to be on. Get used to the game, make friends, experience the world for once in your life...
She staggered out into the road, still gripping onto her weapon as if it was a walking stick before finding her face to face with a running crowd. It took her off guard before being violently shoved to the side to make room for the laughing group of people. All she could do was clutch onto her spear before being violently pushed against a nearby wall. Of course it didn't hurt, nothing hurt in this world, however her body still quivered out in internal pain through the action.
I don't like this...
"Hey are you alright- Ohhhh another cutie. Even if this isn't real their physics and proportions of certain objects look stunning!"
This world was real, everything was real and she could walk normally. However she didn't like this, the loud noises, the people running to and fro, and just how small and insignificant she felt because of all of it. Looking up she could see a super model like appearance in front of her, however his eyes hungered over her chest causing her to grow red with embarrassment. Two friends beside him with similar super model like features began laughing with him as if it was some big joke by the way he was talking.
"Come on man don't be like that, it's rude to be too open even if it's true."
"But she is cute, what's your name sweetheart. Want to form a party with us?"
This was too much for her. She wanted her brother, she didn't like this at all and found herself at the mercy of three harmless guys who were just striking up a conversation with her. But all of this was foreign to her, she could barely take this much interaction with people before practically exploding. Where was her brother...why hadn't he messaged her yet?
"Hahaha you guys come....hey are you alright? Look we didn't mean to-"
Before she knew it tears had formed in her eyes as she quickly tried to wipe them away to hide her embarrassment. But now it was too late, the three men were honing in on her out of pity rather than attraction before and she had no way out of it as opposed to sprinting away. Just what did you do in this game, what did you do that made Sword Art Online so fun?