Happy New Year!
I joined roughly two weeks ago and I just found out about this thread. I'm not confident about my writing so I'd be grateful for constructive input. Certainly, I'd return the favor (though it might not be that helpful...). So far, there're three chapters out. It's typical (?) modern romance story.
Virtually and Genuinely in Love with You
Verlene is a lurker in an online community for artists. She loves to stalk popular artists for inspiration and drowns herself in a loop of depressing songs when desperate for melancholy sparks. Occasionally, she browses NKD for new songs and live streams.
A small preview of black screen with bolded words in white read: FIRST STREAM caught her attention. The amount of viewers did not even reach 30 when she entered the room.
A certain streamer: "Thank you all for coming! I'm actually quite nervous about this…"
Verlene (ID: Kiku): This voice is so misleading… Let's ask in the comment box! "Uh… boy or girl?!"
A certain streamer: "How rude, Kiku-san! I am a MAN!"
Verlene (ID: Kiku): …Yeah, right. As if.
Many years later:
Hibiki: Am I not manly enough for you?
Verlene: Well… Whenever you sing in high-pitched voice, it can't be helped…
Hibiki: … Fine! Let's take this to the bed!