Anyone who says online relationships don’t matter (be they platonic or otherwise) has quite obviously never been in an online relationship.
"I know, Nico, but you're going to get winded really easily for the next few months, but especially for the next few weeks. And if something happens, and you get sick or hurt.." Will shook his head. "I just can't leave you alone when there's so much that could go wrong." Nico frowned deeply. "I can take care of Carter and I can take care of myself," he replied, sounding defensive.