So, that's a thing that happened. I had a friend I'd see online on Friday and Saturday nights for 'dates'. In that we'd roleplay, make characters, interact, and fuck like rabbits. The sex was fun, we tried all sorts of interesting things - but that wasn't the only part of it. It was the roleplaying. The world building. Making a place, giving it consistency, and looking at it as well. Setting up scenarios, and trying out new things, and going places. It was exploring boundaries, and being able to do that with someone.
And my friend would make characters for me to meet. I didn't make as many.. she was mostly having fun seeing how I reacted to things - and every now and then I'd make a special evening for her to relax and enjoy herself. The more recent one was taking her character to see an aquarium, look at the fish, and I was using one of my favourite fictional cities for this - expanding a bit on the 'mythology' behind our stories.
Tonight, she came on, and I was thinking about what to do - but she had news. Tonight was her last night. She decided she needed to leave the MUSH - to leave online RP for good. No more dates. No more hanging out. It hurts. Her reasoning behind this was solid - and I can't blame her for it - but it still hurts.
See.. it means the characters I made - the characters she made - they're in limbo. They're not going anywhere, they're abandoned. And I feel for these 'people'. Their stories have come to an end, no happy ending, no ending at all. And that makes me sad.
Thank the goddess she took the time to come see me and let me know. Thank the goddess she agreed we could talk on e-mail from time to time. Because .. well.. it's so much better than what I'm used to. Where the person I decided to get close to just disappeared on me without a word - to never speak to me again. To not know if they're okay or not, to not know what's going on, or why they left.
At least it isn't that.
So.. small blessings.
But it hurts.