Virtual Friends | Dipper Pines x Reader
English isn’t my first language, so please excuse any mistakes.
Characters: Dipper/fem!reader. Mabel is mentioned.
(Y/S) stand for “Your state”/(Y/UN) stand for “Your username”/(Y/C) stand for “Your city”.
Word Count: 1676 words.
Though many people don’t believe, virtual friendship is possible. People often say it’s dangerous or that you can’t replace personal interaction with that… But what if that’s what someone is looking for? Dipper never had many friends in real life, and also didn’t have much luck in the virtual life, although he met some nice persons online. But he had something else. It was there that he met (Y/N).
The two of them had met on a forum about games and quickly became friends. And eventually he developed a crush on the girl. But of course he had a problem. She lived in (Y/S), which was far away from where he lived, lowering his hopes of someday get to see her.
But he never stopped trying. In fact, he had talked with his parents about it, but they didn’t seem to take the idea in a good way. They started to talk about how dangerous it would be to find someone who he had never seen in his life. Mabel seemed to cheer up, making thousands of questions about how the girl was and if they would be good friends. Possibly.
After the negative reaction that his parents had about his friendship with (Y/N), Dipper was upset all through the time he was in school. His mood has not changed much when he got home, throwing himself on his bed. He had told (Y/N) the night before that his parents were cool people when it comes to send him on trips to other states. He practically has confirmed to her about his trip to (Y/S). Now he would have to take back everything he said. Dipper could not stop thinking about whether she would or would not be disappointed with him.
The boy crawled to his computer and started to get into random sites, trying to distract himself from the bad day he was having. Suddenly a notification appeared on his screen, letting him know that a new message had been sent to him.
(Y/UN) (16:43): Yo Dipitty-Dip.
A smile appeared on his face and his heart began to beat faster.
(Y/UN) (16:43): I’m happy to announce that my last test was today and I’m dead, thanks.
PineSplicer (16:43): It means that you are already on summer break.
You don’t know how much I envy you.
(Y/UN) (16:44): Don’t be fool, I always knew it.
But it will come for you soon.
(Y/C) IS WAITING FOR U MAH FRIEND.
Dipper stared at the keyboard for a few seconds and took a deep breath before he started to type.
PineSplicer (16:44): About that…
I think it will not happen.
(Y/UN) (16:45): Oh that’s okay.
My BioShock 2 Multiplayer will have to wait a little longer. :c
He could not define if she didn’t care as much as him about they getting to meet each other or if she was just trying to hide her sadness with jokes. One or another, Dipper felt reality hitting him hard. They probably never would see each other.
He was in love with a girl who he would never see.
A girl who he would never hold.
He never felt bothered about it before, just talk with (Y/N) has made him the happiest guy in the world, but he wanted more. More from her. More of them.
Dipper threw himself on the bed once again, staring at the ceiling for some minutes. He ignored when the sound of a notification of a possible new message from (Y/N) filled his room. He remained on his bed, slowly falling asleep.
The boy didn’t know if it was just him or if it happens to everyone, but the more upset he was, easier for him to fall asleep at random times. And usually these naps ended up lasting for hours, causing him to lose most of his day.
And that’s exactly what happened. Dipper woke up and the Sun could not be seen shining outside the window anymore. Darkness enveloped his room and only the moonlight gave the place a bit of light. He rose lazily from his bed, glancing at his phone. 22:55. The boy growled. He had really lost all day.
He stared at the nothingness in his room for a while, then turned his attention to his computer, crawling for it again. The page he was before going to bed was still open, as his conversation with (Y/N).
(Y/UN) (16:57): Dip?
(Y/UN) (17:12): Dippy?
Are you this upset for not being able to play Bioshock? haha
(Y/UN) (18:29): Dipperrrr.
(Y/UN) (19:35): Did I say something wrong?
(Y/UN) (20:46): YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND
BEST OF ALL BEST FRIENDS
Don’t leave me alone in this dark and gloomy night.
(Y/UN) (22:30): Dipper?
The boy felt embarrassed while he was reading her messages. He was upset but he didn’t have the right to leave the girl talking to herself.
PineSplicer (22:59): Sorry.
Are you still here?
(Y/UN) (23:00): As the old saying goes:
The flower always springs at night.
Once again a smile appeared on his face. It was normal that only a conversation with her improve his mood.
PineSplicer (23:00): I’m 100% sure that this saying doesn’t exist.
(Y/UN) (23:00): Where did you go?
Dipper could feel his face heating up.
PineSplicer (23:01): …
I guess I was a little upset that I can’t see you.
I wanted to meet you.
I want to.
(Y/UN) (23:01): Oh Dip.
Someday we’ll see each other, we just have to wait.
Meanwhile we live like banana with sugar.
PineSplicer (23:02): Seriously now, from where do you get these things?
(Y/UN) (23:02): Family xD.
PineSplicer (23:02): My sister also say some strange things sometimes.
(Y/UN) (23:02): TRUE!
PineSplicer (23:03): …
You don’t know my sister.
(Y/UN) (23:03): ACTUALLY…
(Get ready for the biggest shock of your life).
I AM YOUR SISTER!
The possibility began to hanging around his head: Mabel could be (Y/N)? Both of them acted similarly sometimes. And he had never seen a picture of the girl, as he had always refused to show himself to her. A shiver ran down his spine. He could not be in love with his own sister.
(Y/UN) (23:04): Just kidding.
But I talked to her today.
Okay, Mabel have talked to (Y/N) and this could be worse than Mabel being (Y/N). His sister knew shameful stories about him and let her talk alone with the girl he liked could not be a good idea. Dipper held his breath.
PineSplicer (23:05): Don’t.
(Y/UN) (23:05): MabelDash.
PineSplicer (23:05): I don’t know how to react right now.
What did she say to you?
(Y/UN) (23:05): Meh, she didn’t say anything important.
Finally his breath was released and he was relieved to feel the air filling his lungs again.
(Y/UN) (23:06): SHE DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING…
BUT GET READY FOR THIS…
She send me a photo of you.
Okay, it was definitely worse than anything Mabel could have told her.
Of course, someday Dipper expected (Y/N) to see him, but it had to be on time. With the right photo. Why the hell did Mabel had to do that? What photo did she send? Did she just ruined every chance he had with the girl?
PineSplicer (23:07): No.
(Y/UN) (23:07): Don’t worry Dip.
You’re super cUTEE.
If Dipper’s cheeks were no longer hot after confessing how he wanted to meet her, after the girl’s compliment it must have been like two tomatoes. Then he saw his chance to get to see her too. And he used it.
PineSplicer (23:08): …
We’re in an unfair situation here.
(Y/UN) (23:08): Hang on.
Didn’t take more than a minute for him to receive a photo, making his heart beat a little faster than normal. (Y/N) was beautiful, perhaps not the most beautiful girl he had ever seen in his life, but she has charm. A lot of it.
(Y/UN) (23:10): Gimme your opinions.
PineSplicer (23:10): You’re super cUTEE.
(Y/UN) (23:10): Learning huh Pines?
You love me so much.
Don’t deny it.
PineSplicer (23:11): I don’t.
(Y/UN) (23:11): Good.
Because your sister told me that you’re whisper my name around your house. c:
First, Mabel had sent a photo of him to (Y/N) without his consent, then had told the girl about his crush on her? Why did Mabel had to talk to (Y/N) in the first place?
Dipper was lost looking at the screen. Then at the keyboard. Then back to the screen. He didn’t know how to react. What should he say? Admit it? Deny it?
(Y/UN) (23:16): Too quickly?
I wasn’t subtle.
Look at the bright side:
You’re my virtual crush too. o/
Dipper stared at the screen, rereading again and again the words written by (Y/N), trying to take in everything that was happening. That day had already taken so many twists that until midnight he was sure he would have a heart attack.
(Y/UN) (23:20): Too quickly again?
PineSplicer (23:20): Nah.
You always say things on the perfect time.
(Y/UN) (23:20): Cheesy.
I like it.
Keep doing it.
Another smile appeared on his face, this being wider than the others. Nothing over his day could have prepared him for that, for their conversation, he had a chance with her and he wasn’t going to waste. Anyway, nothing could have prepared him for what was coming next.
(Y/UN) (23:27): My parents wouldn’t let me go meet a virtual friend who lives in another state either.
But I may or may not have some relatives in California.
And I may or may not have been able to convince my parents to go visit them.
Your sister may or may not have helped me to convince them to let me go there during the trip.
And I may or may not already be on my way to Piedmont.
PineSplicer (23:28): Don’t.
(Y/UN) (23:29): Going into a tunnel here. :c
See you soon Dippy ♥.
Heart attack processed successfully.