It was a lazy weekend and Tynan didn't have to go to work. Initially, he intended to spend the day lazing in bed until noon but when he saw his new phone, he was quickly reminded of Lauren and swallowed thickly. The realisation of his feelings last night made him feel a little awkward around the e-ghost who was now very silent.
Getting out of bed, Tynan wondered what would be a good breakfast for the snoozing e-ghost. After a few days, Laura and Tynan discovered that while Laura didn't need sleep or food, she would sometimes go offline for a few hours. During that period, the phone would work like any other phone and Laura couldn't be contacted.
It was a scary thing but Laura explained it as a power outage of sorts where the system wouldn't allow her to view the outside world and she would feel a very strong feeling lulling her into a half-asleep state where she could not open her eyes yet could still hear faint stuff going on around her. Laura didn't know what she was
Tynan was taking a break. He'd call it a rather productive day as the game was making good progress. The first dungeon stage was complete and he tested it several times to find bugs. Laura even helped out as the game reset, giving him comments about where she found it lacking or difficult to cope with. He didn't know that the e-ghost was a gamer but Laura turned out to be rather decent with games even though she claimed that she didn't play games often in the past."You're actually quite good at this," Laura commented and Tynan rubbed the back of his neck in embarrassment."Thanks. I actually wanted to work in a game development company that's why I studied programming. It's hard to get into that market here in Australia. I did think about moving abroad to America but nobody would employ me. The dream company to work for would be Playrix in Russia but I don't speak Russian so that's a huge no-go. Getting a job at that shitty convenience store was the only thing that al
Laura and Tynan settled into an easy routine after a while and just like that, two weeks flew by. The dirt princess was slowly but surely levelling up her housekeeping skills but she was unable to complete the new task the system assigned her. She wasn't able to improve Tynan's financial system and that was becoming a little bit of a nuisance."Why wouldn't the system level up already? Surely it wouldn't take much longer to get Internet Consultant to level 2, right? I'm already level 10 with cleaning, level 3 with cooking and level 7 with comforting!"The system addressed Laura's complaints with patience.[The ratio of xp to level up purchased skills from shared xp in trainable skills is 5:1. Replying, a total of 30 levels must be achieved in trainable skills to level up purchased skills once. Shared xp function works collectively, purchased skills will be levelled up at the same time.]Laura read the explanation twice and threw her hands up in frustratio
The strong chemical smell of hair products invaded Tynan's nose as he entered the salon that he hasn't been to in half a year. His hair was already touching his shoulder and the natural waviness of his red locks was becoming a tangled mess since he hadn't maintained it.It didn't take long for Laura to figure out that Tynan hated the hair salon with passion. The man kept fidgeting and scowling whenever the stylist touched his hair and praised it. The lady with rainbow fringe kept asking him a volley of questions that Tynan didn't know how to answer or particularly care for.Hence, the e-ghost took matters in her own hands and texted Tynan to communicate with the distressed programmer.Laura: Do you want to keep it long or short?Tynan looked up from his phone and asked the hairstylist if he could maintain the length of his hair. It was a pain to keep coming back to the salon because his hair grew as quick as the unattended grass outside. He didn't want to
After the successful image transformation, Laura quickly uploaded a good picture after some editing. Tynan left it in her capable hands and decided to tackle the more important stuff, grabbing discounted groceries from the store. If he was going to save money, he was going to start by cutting down on food expenses. For a while, he wouldn't be taking cooking requests from Laura.Laura didn't question where Tynan was going in such a hurry. She was busy dealing with marketing matters for his new freelancer profile and checking out the competitors on the website while the programmer jostled for discounted vegetables and meat.The grocery shopping trip ended quickly and Laura noticed how many people were looking at Tynan. Perhaps it was his new looks, perhaps it might be the ridiculous amount of grocery bags he was carrying home. Either way, he attracted a lot of attention."Tired already?" the dirt princess asked when Tynan had to stop by at a park to rest before he
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Two weeks passed in a blink of an eye. Nothing much has changed at this point but Tynan was starting to become a little curious about the things Laura was hiding. Hence, he decided to put in some effort to sneakily do some research about other AI assistants that G-phone boasts about. The results were disappointing.While G-phone intended to revolutionise the use of digital personal assistants with their customisable personal assistant program, it was also full of bugs and extremely inflexible. Many people complained about the AI lacking the ability to keep up with simple tasks like basic scheduling, thanks to the excessive emphasis on aesthetics over functionality. The ratings for G-phone plummeted with many tech review magazines giving it a horrible rating despite the sleek designs and affordable price range, compared to the i-phone. Not to mention, the developers failed to take into consideration h
Even after spending weeks of using time in between his regular activities to search for Laura's social media, Tynan still turned up empty-handed. He was starting to believe in the time-travelling theory. Maybe it was easier to ask Laura about it instead of trying to search for something from the internet. Finding Laura on the internet was akin to finding a needle in a haystack. If he didn't have more information, he would simply be wasting time running in the wrong directions.However, getting any information out of Laura was easier said than done. His friend remained very tight-lipped about her identity and her past so it was trickier than Tynan thought it would be. She would often change the subject, evade the question or simply tell him that she doesn't remember.Initially, Tynan thought that the e-ghost really couldn't recall anything about her past life bu
It was business as usual. Tynan arrived on time and tied his apron in place before starting his shift. The meatball manager was nowhere in sight and Laura wasn't accompanying him. Time passed very slowly that day while Tynan restocked, cleaned and tended the cash register. He could be seen checking his phone frequently and Roy noticed it but didn't say anything. Everyone knew that Tynan was a diligent worker. For him to constantly check his phone, there had to be something important so nobody bothered him. Lunch break finally arrived but Tynan didn't feel hungry even though lunch looked appetising. He made these last night and everything was Laura's favourite. The reminder made him lose his appetite and Tynan checked his phone again. The lock screen appeared normal. There were no signs of cheeky e-ghosts anywhere which made him concerned. Did he go too far yesterday? Latest chapter