Start Date: 10-19-2005
This story is fictional, I'm sorry if it resembles your life in
any way shape or form. Constructive criticism is welcome. If gay
relationships offend you, then “How did I manage to start
reading this story?” is a good question to be asking
yourself. This story does not include any sex scenes, and I do
not plan on making any.
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Copyright ©2005 Gaco. All Rights Reserved.
Kevin Oscar is 15. He plays computer games and he is gay. When he
started playing the hit game Counter-Strike he met a player who
called himself Parker. After talking and chatting a lot with
‘Parker’, Kevin found out his real name was Thomas.
Thomas and Kevin both had the same interest when it came to
computer games; they both played many FPS games and a couple
MMOG’s (Massive Multiplayer Online Game).
Kevin: Have you heard of the new game? It’s called World of
Parker: No I haven’t. What’s it like?
Kevin: Well, there is this really cool VR interface, where it
almost feels like you are there in person.
Parker: That’s awesome. When does it come out?
Kevin: Tomorrow. I’m going to get it from the game store
Parker: Awesome, I guess I’ll get it too, so we can play
Kevin: Yeah I hope we can, it’d be a crime to not play a
game with you after all this time of playing games together.
Parker: That’s true I suppose.
Kevin: Hey, it’s late I have to go to bed, school comes
early you know.
Parker: LOL I know… Talk to you later I suppose.
The two boys then logged off of their computers. Kevin set his
alarm, crawled into bed and fell asleep. He had a multitude of
dreams that night one of which included Parker. Parker and Kevin
were together, holding hands and walking through a forest, when
they were suddenly attacked by a group of bandits. They used
magic and weapons just like in a game, yet, it seemed so very
real. Kevin woke up to the blaring alarm clock, hitting the
snooze button so hard he thought he could have broken it. He got
up, went through his normal morning routine of taking a shower,
brushing his teeth, and finally getting dressed. After eating a
quick breakfast of cereal he ran outside to catch the bus.
The bus was overcrowded and extremely uncomfortable. Since he was
the last person on the bus, he always had to share a seat with 2
other people, this was not at all enjoyable. Once the horrible
journey to school was complete, he went inside to attend his
first class, math. No better way to make a typical Monday other
than having math first thing in the morning. Kevin was pretty
good in math but by far it wasn’t his favorite subject. He
managed to drag through the day daydreaming about the new game he
would get after school.
When school finally let out, Kevin walked the mile and a half to
the city bus station. He used his bus pass to get on the bus and
ride to the game shop. After purchasing his game, he went home
and installed it. Kevin decided to wait for Parker to get online
to actually start the game, he wanted to experience it at the
same time. After about an hour of surfing the web Parker logged
Kevin: Hey Parker. What’s up?
Parker: Not much, just got back from the game store, you ready
Kevin: Yeah I’ve already installed it, just waiting for you
to install so we can go into it together.
Parker: Cool, give me a second.
Parker took the time to install his game and bring up the launch
menu. He then messaged Kevin.
Parker: Ok ready when you are.
Kevin: Lets do it!
Kevin clicked the “start game” button and the screen
went blank. After a few seconds a menu came up with a basic
mannequin. He was asked to customize his avatar. Kevin gave
himself the typical blonde hair blue eyes. And a lean body that’s
about 5’9 and the perfect amount of muscle. After Kevin
created his character’s avatar, he clicked ‘next’.
A menu came up and asked ‘What is your name’ Kevin
entered ‘Kevin’. ‘How old are you?’ Kevin
entered ‘15’. ‘Male or female?’ ‘Male’
‘Please choose your sexual orientation from the list
below.’ Kevin had to pause for this one. He wasn’t
sure if he should be honest, or tell it what people wanted to
hear. Kevin decided it wouldn’t matter since it was online
anyways, and clicked gay. Once again Kevin clicked ‘next’.
The screen went blank again and text came up in the center. ‘Do
you TRULY wish to escape this world?’ Kevin thought about
the question, and decided it was pretty harmless and he didn’t
see any objections. It was a computer game after all, right?
Kevin typed in yes, and the screen went blank again. After about
10 seconds of stairing at the screen, everything around him
turned black, and he begun to get scared. Then as suddenly
as it had started, he appeared in a meadow outside of a town.
”What the…” Kevin asked himself. He turned
around and realized he was no longer still in his room! He could
feel the air moving around him, the soil under his feet, and
smell the fire burning in the town about 100 meters away. ‘No’,
Kevin thought, ‘this definitely isn’t my room.’
Just then he heard a voice from behind him. ‘A voice. I
cant hear players voices… I don’t have headphones or
a microphone.’ He thought. Instinctively almost he knew the
name of the person in front of him without ever seeing this
person before. It was Parker.
“Hello.” Parker repeated.
“OH hey Parker, what’s up” Kevin asked.
“Not much he said, just got in the game too.” Parker
“It feels kind of crazy actually… almost too real.”
Kevin had the urge to reach out and touch Parker’s arm.
Instantly after he touched Parkers arm, Kevin knew all the
information about parker, including the fact that he’s
homosexual. Kevin was surprised at that fact, but was also
excited. The friend who he had always played games with, who
constantly got him excited is gay too! They decided they should
start playing the game.
They walked towards the town and as soon as they entered a
computer controlled character approached them. “Hello. I am
Arwin, and I’ll be your guide to the World of Wonders. The
first thing you will need to do is choose a class. You can do so
by speaking with a QuestMaster. There is a QuestMaster in each
town and they are denoted by the sign you see hanging above the
third door on the right.” He said, pointing to a sign with
a big blue engraved eye on it.
We thanked Arwin and went on our way to visit the questmaster.
Once we got into the shack we saw an old man. He was talking to
himself and waving his hands like a madman. ‘Hmm, he seems
pretty deranged’ Parker accidentally thought aloud.
He looked around and Kevin was just smiling. The old man didn’t
hear the comment so they approached him. He finally recognized
“Greetings newcomers! I am John the Namer. You will get
your classes from me. Let’s see here. Do you boys know what
it is that you want to be.”
They both shook their heads no.
“Very well then” John said. “Let me read them
off the list to you.
“MAGE!” Kevin and Parker said in unison, interrupting
John. They looked at each other and gave each other a high five
for choosing the same thing. ‘Strange’ Thought Kevin.
‘I feel as if I am in complete control of my surroundings,
I’ve never been able to do that in a game’.
“Very well.” John said. He waved his hands and the
two boys were encompassed in a volley of light. Kevin felt a cold
shiver as the light passed over him. They were given two basic
spells ‘Shock’ and ‘Mundane Flame’.
“Awsome” they both said, once again in unison.
Both boys ran out of the shack while the old man was babbling on
to no one in particular. On their way into the city they saw some
wild boar just outside of the city gates. They went outside and
practiced their skills. Each boy took a different boar, and fired
several volleys of flame and sparks at boar. Once they both
reached level 3 from slaying wild boar. The server clock chimed 6
times, signaling 6PM EST. Both boys realized that it would be
time to eat dinner shortly, and said their goodbyes. It wasn’t
until they tried to log out of the game, that they realized it
“What do we do?!” Parker cried after trying to log
out for 5 minutes.
“Well I consulted the help files, all we are supposed to do
is think log out…” Kevin replied.
“Obviously its not working.” Parker said stating the
“No shit Sherlock… Let me think.” Kevin said,
pausing for a minute. “Parker… Did you happen to
answer a strange question when you were registering your
“Uhm… What are you talking about?” He replied.
“When I registered, there was a question. It asked ‘Do
you truly want to escape the world?’ I answered yes to it.”
“Wow… I answered the same question the same way.”
Parker said, while the meaning dawned on him.
“I think we are stuck here bud.” Kevin said.
Just then, Parker heard his stomach grumble. “What are we
going to do? I’m hungry, Kevin.”
figure something out. Let’s collect these boar hides and
see if we can sell them or something.”
After collecting about 6 boar hides a piece, they had no more
room in their packs. They started to head back into town when the
wind picked up. Suddenly, out of no where a bird, the size of a
house swooped down towards the two boys. They both dove separate
directions, out of the way. The bird hit the ground, pulling up
dirt in it’s talons as it flew back into the air. Kevin
noticed it was coming around to attack Parker. Kevin cast both
his shock spell and mundane flame. However, the great bird was
hardly phased. Just as the bird’s talons were inches from
Parker’s face, someone in the distance shouted “FREEZE!”
Instantly the bird stopped. Slowly a sheet of ice encased the
bird and the bird fell to the ground with a very loud and
Kevin ran over to Parker who was still frozen with fright. Kevin
saw that the bird was beginning to thaw and was still very much
alive and snatched Parker in the direction of the voice. They ran
as fast as they could, but soon heard the familiar sound of those
great beating wings. They ducked into a small crevice between
several rocks. Holding each other tight, both terrified for their
life, they looked up to once again see it coming at them. Knowing
this would be their last time, they kissed. It was not a kiss
full of lust, but only of eternal love; love that one only
realizes before death.
They looked up to see the great bird only a foot from them claws
ready to pick them up. They decided at the same time to give the
bird one last chance with mundane fire. They both raised their
unoccupied hands, pointing their palms towards the bird. Just as
they forced the magic from their hands, they were shaken, almost
like being electrocuted. A great power coursed through the two
and the bird was obliterated. Feathers, guts, blood, and bird
meat flew everywhere. Ironically, it smelt like chicken. Seconds
later, the two boys passed out.
They awoke with someone shaking them from their hiding place.
There was a grinning face staring down at them.
“Which one of you did that!?!?”
“Uh… Neither? I don’t know” Was Kevin’s
“Well I sure didn’t do it, and we are the only people
around.” The stranger mused.
“I don’t know then.” Kevin shrugged.
“Well….. You two ok?” the stranger asked.
The two boys nodded and stood up. Noticing they were still
holding hands, the dropped each other’s immediately. They
“Don’t worry about it mate, you were terrified…
close to death, I would have done the same thing.”
The two boys knew that was true, but there was also much more
than death that brought them together. They could both feel it
from when the power expelled it’s self from their bodies.
“I’m Dango by the way.” The boy said.
“Cool. I’m Kevin, and this is my friend Parker.”
Dango shook both their hands. Smiling the entire time.
“Where are you from Dango?” Parker asked.
“Australia, mate. You two?”
“We’re both from the US. I’m from Georgia.”
“And I’m from New York. Why are you online so late,
“Late? It’s nearly 10 AM. It’s the morning.”
Dango spoke. “I do have to get going in a bit
however, I got school. Only a half day today. Im sure you two
could make a meal out of the bird meat. Go to the Inn, in town,
and see if you can get a room. You two look like you need your
energy build back up. I’ll be goin now. Gday.” As
Dango finished speaking, he vanished into thin air.
Both boys’ mouth was hanging open from Dango logging out.
“I guess it is us…” Kevin spoke.
“I wonder if our bodies are still in front of our
computers…. Or if we truly are here.” Parker said
more to himself than anyone else.
“Come on, we need to rest.” Kevin spoke up. “I’m
completely exhausted from that huge blast. Lets get to that Inn.”
They begun walking when Parker spoke up. “How did we do
that?” He said, referring to the power.
“I have no idea. I do know that I love you though.”
As Kevin said it they both felt a surge.
Parker smiled back to Kevin and said “I love you too.”
They walked silently to the town. Once they found the inn, they
traded 8 boars’ hide for one night’s stay. They
walked into their room and noticed it was quite like the rest of
the ‘game’. No technology. Kevin decided to use the
rotisserie over the fireplace for their chicken. After it was
cooked, they ate a small portion and decided to rest. They both
got into the only bed in the room, laid down, and both passed
out, into a dreamless sleep just after 8pm.
They woke to hear a banging on the door. Kevin got up, walked to
the door and opened it. It was a maid. She told them they had 1
hour to get out. “So early” Kevin yawned while
walking back to the bed where Parker was still laying. Kevin
slithered back under the covers and cuddled next to Parker.
Kevin kissed parker on the back of the neck then whispered “It’s
time to get up my love.”
“Can’t we just sleep another few minutes?”
“Only if you want that big scary maid to take you to the
cleaners with the sheets.” Kevin joked.
Parker jumped up like he was terrified and made an insane dance.
They both broke out into a laugh that was sure to be heard for
miles. They both got dressed and walked out of the Inn.
“It’s all so realistic, Kevin. I wonder if other
people see it the way we do; with the maids, beds, cuddling and
all those details.” Parker thought.
“I don’t know.” Answered Kevin.
The pair went to talk to the QuestMaster. Once they arrived the
crazy man was once again babbling to himself. However, the second
we walked into the room he stopped.
“You two have gained 10 levels!?” He screamed,
“Did we?” Kevin paused. “Oh wow! We did!”
The two boys searched through their knowledge and realized they
now knew a numerous amount of new spells. The spells were
‘Blinding Light’, which blinds their opponents with a
bright flash, ‘Ethereal Shield’, which is a
protective barrier around the caster, ‘Thorns’, which
grows a field of thorns that slows their opponents down,
‘Lightning Bolt’, which calls for a bolt of lightning
to fall from the sky and attack an opponent, ‘Torch’
which sets opponents to flame, ‘Reign of Stone’,
which rains small stones down from the sky, ‘Freeze’,
which temporarily freezes their opponents while doing damage,
‘Apprentice Lock smith’ which allows for locks up to
level 5 to be opened, and finally ‘Home’, which
allows the mage to create a temporary abode anywhere with a 10
foot clearing and although it does not offer perfect protection,
it does offer protection from the elements.
Speaking very clearly for the first time, John the Namer sounded
excited and sad at the same time. “The two of you are not
normal mages of the World of Wonders. unlike the other players of
the ‘game’, I am sure you have noticed that you can
not leave. The World has chosen you two. You will become great
kings together. Kings of the World. There will be great love and
happiness in your lives. However, there will be great loss and
sorrow as well.” By this time Kevin was looking at Parker
like the guy was crazy. He knew they couldn’t leave, but he
felt all this was a bit far fetched. “The prophecies of The
World have foretold the two of you. Lovers, separated by a great
distance, brought together by an imaginary land which is more
real than they think. Life as you know it has changed. The
prophecies speak of death, destruction, and chaos. You will
experience the suffering of a dying race, and will have little
control over the process. I will attempt to guide you through
your path. However, be warned, temptation leers at every corner.
It is time. I will unlock what hidden powers of yours that I can,
however, you must unlock your TRUE power on your own, in time.”
He placed his hands on our shoulders and instructed us to clear
our minds. I felt a gentle energy flow through me and after a few
seconds I felt his feelings, several of his strongest thoughts,
and everything about his stats, like I noted about Parker.
John began to speak again after regaining his composure. “You
both can now sense feelings, which includes truth or lies. You
can ‘hear’ a persons’ most strongly felt
thoughts. You can also instantly know everything in a player or
character’s profile such as name, age, level, powers, etc.
Know this however; you are not invincible or unique. As we speak,
there are two others, like yourselves who have extraordinary
powers. You have the ability to hide your powers, feelings,
identity, and level from all who seeks that information, save the
two evil ones. Beware of their promise of power, and their
amazing beauty, for it is not as wonderful as it seems. Greed and
lust are their true power. If you didn’t need them, I would
rip your eyes out now, and tell you that you will never advance
beyond a stable boy. Yet, I know your true destiny, and I know
what you are to become.”
John paused for a bit, apparently thinking; however, he quickly
opened his eyes wide and whispered harshly while waving magic
about. “Quickly! You must escape; the Evil Ones are in this
very town, looking for you. They are much too powerful for you to
face this early.” As he said that, a hole in space appeared
in front of us. It’s sides were like water, distorting the
things behind them, yet the center was a swirling of black and
white. “Go through this portal, you will arrive in Braximus
Prime. Lie low and conceal your identity from all. It will be
simple, since it is the capital city of The World. Do not worry
about me, I will be safe.”
John more or less pushed the two boys through the portal and when
they stepped out they were in a city with buildings as tall as
the sky. Even though The World did not have great technology, it
still had amazingly tall buildings. Kevin was lost; being from
Georgia he had never saw buildings so tall. However, Parker was
right at home in the gigantic city. Parker immediately set off
walking, looking around. He had to drag Kevin to get him to
follow and not gape at the view, in a stupor.
They stopped in front of a large building with a sign in front of
it that said ‘Eternal Sleep Apartments’. Kevin didn’t
like the idea of sleeping forever but parker didn’t care
and dragged him inside.
Kevin then spoke “How are we going to pay for this?”
“John slipped me some coin when we were going through the
portal.” Parker replied smugly.
“I see.” Was Kevin’s response.
“We need a place to live; I think we are stuck here.”
“As long as I am stuck here with you, I think it will be
bearable” Said Kevin.
The two boys walked to the front desk and spoke with the
attendant. After paying the rent of the first month’s pay,
and arriving inside the apartment. Kevin let loose.
“700 coin!? Have you gone mad!? We can’t afford that,
do we even have money left for food?”
“Don’t stress, love. We still have enough for next
month’s rent and food to hold us until then.” Parker
said trying to calm Kevin down.
Kevin was still visibly upset when there was a knock on the door.
He sighed, walked to the door, and opened it. He was shocked to
see Dango, grinning at him, dagger in hand.
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