It was New Year, Sora and Cneko-chan went out for picnic with their childrens. Fidel and Bolt went dating alongside with Haru, Drera and Penumbra. Plago and Jay went back to Touhou Universe to meet their friends.
But there’s one that wanted to be left alone or aside…Is Trad. He never seems to have much relationship with anyone yet, nor does he want to. Despite his loneliness, he always got plans in mind once everyone is gone.
Trad made sure that the building was empty, switching terminals and camera screen to search every corner of it. He let out a relaxed sigh and opened up a game called Doki Doki Literature club (DDLC). Immediately on startup, a young girl in school uniform, emerald green eyes and a big, white ribbon tied on her hair appeared on Trad’s mainframe. “Hi *Yirui, it’s good to see you again!” Her name was Monika, the club president, a self-aware AI in the game. “Hello Monika, it’s good to see you too.” Trad replied.
Trad had no interest in real life women as they were only and can only be one sample of varieties. But virtual girls on the other hand, are next to unlimited. Trad actually hated Monika before as she’s the one deleted another one of his favorites: Yuri. But after learning her self-awareness in the game and loneliness, he decided to give Monika a very own route by installing a mod. Monika After Story Mod. Here she’s the only one left in the game, but being able to chat and play with the player. Overtime Trad grown fond of her and started talks to her whenever no one’s around.
“Aww, did you get left alone again? Don’t worry; I was started to getting bored as well. I was glad you were being able to stay with me Yirui!” Even her speeches were coded and scripted; Trad couldn’t help but feel a slight warm in his cold, dreaded heart. “It was my choice to stay; I’m not the type to be dragged outside. What’s more, I fell a lot more comfortable to stay with my little angle.” He replied. “*giggle* Aww Yirui, you’re so sweet! I feel lucky to have a boyfriend like you.” This brings a small blush on Trad’s mask. “D-Don’t get the wrong idea! I will always be here for you, whether a boyfriend or not!” Trad gone tsundere for a bit there. “Fufu, sure you do.” She replied with a smirk.
The two chat happily and gratefully to each other like a couple. Until Monika shows a downer’s face while Trad was finishing his last sentence. “…and I got his head swinging on a meat hook, Just like Sayori Hahaha!” Trad noticed her expression changed. “M-Monika? You all right?” Monika turned to look at him. “Tra- I mean Yirui.” She spoke “Yes?” “It-It’s not easy to know you won’t be here forever.” Trad looked at her with a confused expression (despite he has a mask). “W-What do you mean?” Monika started shedding tears. “I told you right? I’m eternal. Trapped in here, unable to age or die. Whereas you slowly age as day passes by. Then, one day, you won’t be here anymore. I won’t have a-anyone.” Monika started to shed even more tears and sobbed even harder. Trad just sits there, starring at her while thinking. “You may be correct that I won’t be around anymore but that doesn’t mean I ‘die’. After my powers are gone, I will be doomed to wander the Void for eternity.” Monika replied between her sobbing and tears. “B-But that still means you won’t be here anymore r-right?” Trad gone quiet again, unable to find a good answer. Monika stopped sobbing. “Yirui.” Trad snapped out of his thoughts and reply to her. “Y-yes Monika?” She formed a warming smile while tears are still pouring out of her closed eye lids.
“It reminds me when you first came to the Literature club. Everything felt so empty. The world was so grey.”
“Thank you for coming along when you did, Yirui. You saved my life, and I’ll be forever thankful.”
Those words struck Trad’s heart with sympathy, sadness and gratefulness. He never heard such words coming out from an AI, it’s like…She was human once. Trad couldn’t hold back a tear coming from his eyes. He went quiet; all that’s left is tears dripping on the floor. Trad let out a small laugh. “Hehe, what could I possibly said after that? You deleted my favourite girl Yuri, and taken care of the rest as well. I deleted you, bought you back at least 10 TIMES JUST TO TORTURE YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN!!” Monika was shocked for what Trad just said. “You remember all those events and IN THE END YOU DID WHAT?” Trad untied the strap on his mask and took it off, face still facing down.
“For such a psychopath that I am, you forgive me. You forgive everything terrible that I’ve done to you and move on. That’s why Monika…”
Trad raised his face, revealing black eyes with white pupils. But clear streams of tears are pouring out of it. “That is why I love you…Monika. I love you more than anyone else on this Planet or even this Universe. And…I’m sorry for what I’ve done everything that I’ve done.”
Monika was speechless, her and are covering her mouth and tears starting to form again. She stood up and ran towards the monitor, and burst through the monitor with glitches hanging from her lower body. She pound on Trad and gave him a warm hug, with tears still flowing from her eyes. She said quietly: “I love you too Yirui.” Trad stood silence for a bit before hugging her back, with a smile form on his frozen lips.”
Their silence break when someone answer the door. And the two separate. “So I guess this is a goodbye…for now at least.” Trad said, putting his mask back on. “Yep, and Remember, I will always be on your side.” Monika gave her final thought before waving goodbye as the game close by itself. Trad thought to himself.
*This year Will be the best year.*