Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Just One More Level

"Hello!" I called out as I walked into the house.  All I got was a vague grunt in reply.  I followed the sounds of laser gun battles to my girlfriend's room.  Sure enough, she was on her computer playing Star Guilds, the hot new MMORPG.  Her eyes never left the screen as I walked in.

"How's it going?" I asked, taking in the stack of dirty dishes beside her.  I was pretty sure the bottom few plates had been there last time I'd visited. 

I walked up and put my arms around her, giving her a kiss on the cheek.  This also afforded me the best view of her progress.  "You ready to go to the show?"

"Just one more level," she replied.  It was the only thing I'd heard from her over the last two weeks.  My eyes darted to her experience meter.  She had just leveled up; it would easily be several hours before she reached level 89.

I checked my watch.  "If we leave now, we'll still be able to make it before the movie starts."

No reaction beyond the now familiar furious clicking of mouse and keyboard. 

Coming to a decision, I sadly gave her one more kiss and let her go.  "Good bye, Jen."

All I got was another grunt as I walked out the door.


Shawn of Major said...

I've been the player... I've been the non-player. The truth stings.

Shauna said...

I'm sure that many of us have been both at one time or another.