Virtually the Future
An Asagao Academy fanfiction
Synopsis: Jared test drives some new features on Satch’s VR machine after the video game tournament—and something strikes a chord with Jared during a scene with virtual personas of his friends.
Jared lounged on the couch, propping himself up on one arm while he watched his roommate Satch work on a black boxy machine. A pair of black gloves strung with wires lay on the coffee table beside the box, and a helmet sat on the carpet by Satch’s knees.
“Man, it’s crazy how you won the invention category by a landslide,” Jared remarked.
Satch laughed. “Well, I’m glad I did—I can actually take the time to improve this machine by quite a bit.” He twisted a cord that connected the box to a Plexiglas helmet.
“But how are you going to work that around your job?”
Satch smirked as he connected the gloves’s cords to the box. “Once I decide which company I’ll sell my invention to, I’m quitting.”
Jared sat up. “Wait, seriously? I thought you liked being surrounded by books.”
“I do. It’s the librarian I can’t work with.”
Jared’s pocket vibrated. He pulled out his phone and sighed when he saw his mother’s name on the screen. “Oh great.”
“Mom call?” Satch asked.
“Mother call.” Jared slouched against the couch. “Ugh, I don’t want to deal with this.”