I suppose this will be... romantic. For my lack of romanticism, that probably means quite bit.
It starts in the age of technology and lies. Yes, likes. Many many lies. The internet was perhaps the easiest place to lie. Regardless of that fact there was still love.
It started out simple. A boy was lonely. Not the lonely where one finds no solace, simply lonely. He had very few friends and happened to be quite introverted, to say the least. No siblings to speak of and being a "black sheep" made it all the more difficult. He found a place however. He found a place to open up. It was small at the time, it was innocent at the time. A sweet little place to express himself and be himself, it was wonderful. It was home.
He made friends. It was amazing and new. He also made enemies and people that were not the best of company. Yet it was still a magical place. He made his first friend early on. They shared hobbies and ideals and the boy came to care for this new friend immensely. Said friend had a terrible story to tell and yet he was kind. It was a long friendship for the two. The bear and the bunny as they were known.
The Bunny and the Bear met a cat along their travels. The bear adored the cat. The bunny was not too fond of the feline. They fought and they bickered. Yet they agreed to get along due to the bear. They both adored the bear. The bear had many friends and family. His eventually the bee grew to love the Honey Bee was his most loved. The bear loved his bee and grew to love the bear. They went to their own lives, leaving their friends behind.
A Duck was part of the strange family of the Honey Bee. He was the youngest and perhaps the most willful. The Bunny loved the duckie like his own. The duck grew to hate the feline however. The bunny was not happy. He became resentful one day of the duck going away and leaving him. The duck's actions irked the bunny and unintentionally pushed the young one away and the duck never came back.
The bunny and the Cat in the meantime grew to like one another. They became good friends. The bunny was sad though for his lost bear friend and his little duck but the feelings were mixed. The bunny got along much more without the bear, strangely enough, even though the bear made them try friendship in the first place. The cat however had many trials with love and people. So much anguish.
After a while the two got along much more and after his worst break-up the bunny decided he would tell the cat how he felt. They were more than friends, that much was true. They hadn't been together but they should have been long ago. They loved each other maybe. Probably. Definitely. After six years they decided to try and two years after they knew it was meant to be.
The strange part of this was that none of these poor souls ever met. They were in different parts of the world and different lives altogether. The cat eventually moved to live with the Bunny but that came later. All this happiness and good fortune came from a place where lies were truth and words were gods. Love came to two young boys because of a place called gaiaonline.
After much reading and rereading, the winners have finally been determined! In total there were over 30 stories and I enjoyed reading every one of them, so it was tough determining which ones are my favorite, reason why it took me so long to announce the winners!
So without further ado, here they are! The winners of this little Valentine's Day contest! emotion_bigheart
creepin it real
First Place - Page 1
Spark of Madness
Second Place - Page 12
Third Place - Page 10
In addition, here are the other candidates who had wonderful stories! There will be consolation prizes going your way!