"Th-that was actually really fun,…" TNT said, blushing as clraik helped them across the street.
clraik chuckled and eyed him “see? It’s worth a bit of cheating having a few extra neopoints around.”
"N-NO THAT’S NOT WHAT I MEANT AT ALL," TNT gasped, even though they knew exactly how clraik got all those neopoints to take them out.
TNT had to admit it was a lot of fun spending the night at the deserted fairground playing all those sketchy carnival games. clraik would spend np on them like it was nothing, and it made TNT feel kind of special and gave them a fluttering feeling in their stomach. But cheating was still bad. And TNT knew why they originally started talking to clraik, and they had to keep their objectives in mind… It made TNT shiver now, thinking about betraying their friend, but they knew what had to be done.
clraik slid off his jacket and put it over TNT’s shoulders. “You looked a bit chilly, kiddo,” he explained.
TNT’s heart leapt and they flushed bright pink “I-I’m older than you!” They stammered.
"Could’ve fooled me with that moe purity thing you’ve got going on."
clraik was always so cool, collected. He knew exactly what to say to make TNT feel uncomfortable, but at ease. It was as if he had cast a spell on TNT, he was so hateable, yet so loveable at the same time. His voice was so rich and silky, and he was so handsome there were almost no flaws to him…
"Hey, kiddo, we’re here." clraik said, snapping TNT out of their daydream as the two stood at the entrance of TNT’s neohome.
"Oh." TNT said, with audible disappointment.
"Aw. Don’t paint yourself grey, now." clraik said with a smirk. "we’ll see each other soon."
Ah, this is my chance! TNT thought “Oh hey, what’s your username? I’ll neomail you!” It seemed like the right time, maybe they had finally gained enough of clraik’s trust.
clraik paused for a moment, still smiling “I was wondering when you’d ask,” he said knowingly “And here I am maybe trying to win your heart,” He pulled TNT close, “you’ll have to be more clever than that, kiddo,” he whispered.
TNT stood frozen as clraik leaned in and quickly kissed their forehead, sending chills down TNT’s collective spine.
"We’ll keep in touch," clraik said with a wink, walking off coolly into the Haunted Woods’ fog, leaving the jacket as his only trace…
…Well, other than the promising IP address TNT managed to get.
the fanfiction community has gone full circle. goddamn it tumblr.