Being a Girl Online Made Me Become a Girl in Real Life
The longer I wait the more complicated it will be to advance with my plan to get closer to Touma. I suspect Touma only had time to go out with me since Saya is currently stuck at home and out of the picture. That means I have until Thursday to gain some more points with Touma before Saya comes back and makes things harder. After all, it seems that even though we got close on our first meeting, he still left our date early to go to Saya’s home.
Only three days I need to do something quickly. I need to find an excuse to get Touma to spend more time with me these next few days. It seems like the only reason he was eager to be with me is that he couldn't be with Saya.
If it wasn't for Saya staying at home our date might have never happened and I wouldn't be able to get close with him. Saya would have only gotten closer and closer to him, leaving me with no chance at getting her back.
The thought of me not doing anything fills me with frustration. I slam my mouse on my desk in anger at myself for not doing enough. I need to think of something right now, the longer I wait the harder things will get.
Maybe I can get him to help me with something, after all it seems he likes to do that… just what can it be though.
I angrily click away at my mouse at the game I'm playing. I want to break this stupid thing. I slam my mouse against the desk a bit harder than last time. Hmm, If I break this mouse then I can have an excuse to ask Touma to help me buy a new one. I truly am a genius, this is a perfect plan.
This time I seriously try to destroy the stupid little thing… but it’s indestructible. They really built this one strong. I unplug the mouse from the back of my computer and raise it above my head. Sorry but this has to be done… I throw the thing with all my strength onto the floor. The mouse explodes on impact sending shards of plastic everywhere and completely obliterates the mouse. I scoop up all the pieces off the floor and put them on my mousepad to set up the murder scene.
I took a photo of the destruction I just caused. Hopefully this can be convincing enough on it’s own.
Now I just need to wait for him to ask me to play video games tonight.
It's taking too long, I’m not waiting. I will send out some bait myself.
Me: Help me UwU
I send a picture to Touma of the fallen comrade. After a few minutes he finally replies.
Touma: That’s impressive. Looks like it exploded or something.
Me: I’m crying T_T
I wait only for a few minutes for his reply but I receive a call instead.
“Hey Touma *sniff*.” I try my best to pretend to be sad by using fake sniffles like I was really crying.
“Shinobu, are you alright?!”
“I’m a little sad *sniff* that’s all...”
“What happened to your mouse for it to be broken like that anyways!?”
“I got a little upset when playing and I just hit it only a tiny bit...”
By a tiny bit, I mean intentionally throwing it full force onto the floor for the purpose of getting you to talk with me and invite me to go on a date. The more I think about it the more insane I sound.
“A tiny bit? Looks like you smashed that thing into a million pieces.” He says with a skeptical tone.
“We all have our moments when we get upset playing… the game isn't the same without you with me Touma.” I say to try and make my story more believable.
“Haha so that’s all? Well there is no need to cry Shinobu, just buy a new mouse and you will be all good right.”
“No, it’s just now I won’t be able to play games for the rest of golden week.”
“All you need to do is order a new one right?”
“If I order online, it will take over a week to arrive and my golden week will be over UwU”
“So just go to the store and buy a new one?”
I thought the bait I threw out was an easy one for him to catch onto. Guess I need to spell it out for him.
“I’m too scared to go into those electronic stores alone! They are so big and it's so confusing I would just get nervous and leave UwU. What should I do, Touma?” I strain my voice to try and show I’m really in a dilemma here.
My sentence stumbles along awkwardly but I think I managed to make the bait more enticing. Now that I think about it, this excuse was really dumb. I could easily have got a mouse online and it would arrive the next day. Hopefully my shy personality and his instincts to protect me get me through this.
“I'll take you there, don't be sad, okay! We can get you a new one tomorrow.”
Heh, what a simp.
“Really you would help me!?”
“I mean all I’m really doing is following you in the store, it's nothing really.” He nervously laughs a bit.
“Yay I knew if I messaged you about this you would make me feel better! You are the best Touma!”
“It’s not that big of a deal, but if it makes you feel better I would be glad to help Shinobu.”
“No really thank you so much!”
“I like it when I can make you feel happy…” He says under his breath. “Will tomorrow around noon be fine? Let’s meet up at Namba station, there is a big electronic store around there, Wic Camera.”
With that, the bait is taken and I'm reeling him in. Success.
I make sure to give myself some extra time to get ready in the morning as this is the first time I would be doing everything myself. Before I left Yuri’s house she gave me everything I would need to do it on my own. Since her family would be home for the rest of the week, she didn’t want to risk anything happening by bringing me over.
Touma mentioned he liked more mature girls, whatever that meant so I decided to wear something that would make me older than I appear. Today is a simple beige-colored skirt with a black belt and a darker beige-colored sweater.
I start doing my makeup. I don’t have a small mirror to look at myself in so I lean into the mirror I have behind my door. I spent all night watching makeup tutorials to get a feel on how to apply some of this stuff. To be honest it’s super easy to do and I’m not doing anything complicated. For my first time doing my makeup on my own I am impressed I didn’t make any mistakes.
I look at myself in the mirror. I seem like a college student who is very majime, like an earnest student who takes their studies seriously and never fools around. I wonder what kind of impression I would leave him this time. I hope he likes this style better than the sweet and cute style I went for last time.
I leave my home a bit early as I wanted to try and buy something to improve my smell before meeting up with Touma. I go to a shopping center near where we are supposed to meet at Namba station. I know exactly where I need to go and what I want to get. I've also looked online to look up what kinds of perfumes would match Saya. I feel like if I buy one that fits the image of Saya, then I could use it on myself to attract Touma.
I go into the washroom to apply the perfume I bought. It’s called fever and the glass bottle looks like a purple egg or grenade depending on how you look at it. It reminds me so much of Saya, when I close my eyes I can imagine her near me. When applied lightly it’s a sensual floral smell with a hint of sweetness and spice that is deep and edgy but not too overpowering. It certainly doesn't fit my personality but it fits Saya’s. With this I feel like I am the perfect girl today, nothing can get in my way of getting close with Touma.
It’s almost time to meet up with him so I rush back to the station and tell him I’ve just got off the train. I wonder if he will hug me again today. Actually, he better hug me today or else I would have wasted so much money on that perfume.
I wait near the entrance outside of the station. He finally arrives and approaches me. I brace myself for him to hug me and compliment me on all this effort I put in to look good today.
“Hey, how are you doing today Shinobu?”
“I’m fine I guess, how about you?”
“I’m starving. Do you mind grab something quick to eat at McDonLad’s before we go shopping?”
“Sure I don’t mind, thanks for even coming out here for me anyways.”
What the hell, where is my hug!
“You look quite uneasy today. Don’t worry, nothing bad will happen, we are only buying a mouse after all haha.”
“Yea, you are right…”
Dammit Touma, notice me. Nothing today? Not how my clothes look nice or how I’m cute? I also happen to smell great today! Notice me goddamnit!
Instead of holding his hand I latch onto his arm tightly. Yes, like this he has no choice but to be close with me. Come on, I’m waiting for you to say something!
“W-whoa guess you are extra nervous today. It’s fine you can stay as close to me as you want.”
Ugh, why is this so difficult! Say that I smell nice you idiot! Notice me!
After we walk for a few minutes I finally calm down a bit and finally start to relax. I can't just force things to happen, it is better to be natural with things like how I am online or like our last date. I feel a bit defeated but I guess I’m being too cocky with what I can accomplish.
As we enter the McDonLad’s I feel eyes staring at me. We are being watched, but by who?
“I’m going to order, want me to get you anyth-”
“No way, what are you doing here Touma? Weren't we supposed to meet up later?” I hear a girl's voice from behind us.
Who the hell is this girl? Out of nowhere a weird blonde haired, tanned skin bimbo starts talking with Touma.
“Oh hey, what’s up Haru! Didn’t expect to see you here.”
“Yeah weird huh! And who is this? Hmm, is this why you told us you wanted to meet up later on today...”
“This is my friend.... Shinobu, I’m uh, was gonna help her with something today.” Touma looks around awkwardly as he seemed unsure of what to tell her.
“Friend huh?” Her eyes stare me down from head to toe. “Hmm, well anyways since you're here, come chill with us for a bit.”
“Sure, as long as she doesn't mind too.” He looks over at me.
Am I supposed to agree to this?
“I want to get to know your friend over here…” She turns her attention away from Touma and starts to speak with me “So how about we get to know each other for a bit.” She says and smiles at me.
“...” I don't know what to say.
I can't just refuse, it would be pretty awkward and rude. I came here to spend time with Touma and now this girl is cockblocking me!
“She is a little shy so be gentle.”
“First time I’ve seen you with a quiet one, it should be interesting.” She gives a little smirk and seems to be more interested in me now. “Well nice to meet you Shinobu, you can just call me Haru.”
“N-nice to meet you too…” It feels weird to talk with a girl I have never met before. I have never really spoken to any girls outside of Yuri or Saya so I’m not sure how to act. This could end up real bad if I am not careful.
“You don’t need to be shy about me I’m a pretty open girl, come let’s go upstairs and sit”
“Touma, get your greasy hands off her and give her to me!” She grabs my hand and pulls me off of him. “Come on, let's go! My other friend is upstairs so I’ll introduce you to her!”
Aw crap, there is another one of them! This can’t be good news, I have no social skills whatsoever! Now I have to socialize with two girls at the same time! I have only ever spoken with two girls in my entire time so far in highschool
We get up the stairs and make our way over to the table where Haru was sitting with her other friend.
“Yoo Maika, guess who I found!” She basically yells over to her friend across the room.
That name does sound familiar. As we get closer I realize that this situation couldn't get any worse. Maika is one of Saya’s friends I see her hang out with during school. She is one of the popular girls but she is a scary one. I definitely heard rumors that she used to bully lots of people in middle school so nobody dares to mess with her now. She definitely has a pretty face but she has an intimidating aura around her. If some loser like me or Yuri spoke to her during school, it feels as if we would need to bow before her presence.
I have not planned for anything like this to happen but I need to keep it cool, I’m a pro at being a girl after all. Never in a million years could I imagine having to make friends with two girls today. Nothing I’ve trained with Yuri or looked up online has prepared me to be with other girls. I only know how to deal with guys, that is what my specialty is.
But I’ve come too far to mess everything up now! Even though the difficulty of this date has increased, I will push through and win! Bring it on...