“Shouldn’t you be something more productive?” The voice of her concerned mother echoed from the doorway as she peered into the dark room. The room was completely dark except for the little laptop screen keeping the impeding darkness away. “That’s not good for your eyes either you know.”
The room was simple, there wasn’t much too it, there wasn’t any room for a desk causing the girl to be cross-legged on her bed leaning towards her laptop screen. Eyes focused thoroughly as her glasses reflected colors of dark green, red and blue. She was in her own little world now as her fingers pushed in a systematic way against the keys. Though her mother could not understand she was in her own little world right now. It wasn’t uncommon for people these days to be subjected to the video game life style and was even more uncommon for them to fall in love with it.
With a sigh the mother turned shaking her head “I will never understand” she muttered as she shut the door causing the darkness in the room to envelop entirely now.
The girl in front of the computer screen is thin and small, she was never graced with the height she had so desperately wanted. Her hair is dark, in the room it would look black, all put up into a bun on the top of her head. Pale skin all but reflects the light of the computer screen as one her pieces of clothing seem to draw away from that. She leans forward as her hands work faster, the keys all but slamming down until finally with a huge sigh she falls back on top her back with a chuckle. “We did it guys, I knew we could.”
A smile was planted along her face as she laid there for a second as the chatter from the other side of her headset started something furious. They had managed to down another one of their goals today that makes two this week. With the difference in servers there wasn’t many people in North America that could do what they did, and they intended to do more even still. Smiling, she slowly pulled the headset off and got off her bed. The only thing about streaks of her gaming was she ignored food for a very long time, and now that they had accomplished something else it was time for food.
Slipping out into her living she glanced around nervously, sure it was her house, but that didn’t make her any less nervous. She wasn’t the most confident of girls, she knew her height of 5’2 and her average/thin build didn’t make her anything special. She was use to hiding from people, use to not being noticed or seen. It was second nature to all but sneak around her living room into the kitchen. Years of her being what felt like an outcast to society did that to her. Finally managing to open the fridge she frowned seeing how empty it was, looks like no food tonight.
“You just missed dinner an hour ago” her mother’s voice rang behind her in a tone of sheer annoyance.
She jumped, even with family she was awkward, and it was just her personality now. Her shoulders fell, her head instantly looked to the ground, and she had all but made herself seem smaller. “I’m sorry, I didn’t hear you.” Her voice was quiet, she hardly even whispered.
Her mother sighed heavily and seemed to get more annoyed. “Why can’t you just stop playing those games and get some people to hang out with outside of your computer?” It was obvious she really wanted to know.
“You know those people don’t like me.”
“You wouldn’t know unless you tried”
“I remember what happened the last time I tried, I’d rather stick with these friends, they won’t hurt me.”
“They are people too! They can hurt you just as bad!”
She shook her head. “No mom, they know what it’s like, we’re like family, they’d never do what most do to me.” With that she turned on her heels and slipped past her mother trying to get out of their before she spoke anymore. It seemed as if that was going to happen as her hand fell on her door.
“You know, I’m family too” her mother’s voice cracked.
She stood there for a moment before opening the door. “I know, but even you have hurt me.” And with that she stepped back into the darkness and shut her door.