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      "What is taking him so long," Asuna Yuuki wondered as she stood awkwardly at the front desk of the Salon de Cafe, looking around at all the patrons at their tables, while she had to stand there, waiting for someone else. And there was one thing she was noticing among the customers, her fears from the outside being confirmed. "I'm way underdressed." This was a pretty classy place, and she was just dressed in normal street clothes. Granted, her normal clothes were nice, with a white coat, pink sweater underneath to stave off the mid-December Tokyo weather, but it wasn't cold enough to stop her from wearing a crimson skirt with only black tights beneath. She looked nice, but she wasn't dressed up and that made her feel inadequate. "Maybe I should have looked up the address when Kirito sent it, gotten a sense of the clientele."
      "Yo, Asuna!" Upon hearing her name, and the voice she recognized best outside her family, Asuna swiveled around towards the entrance. Instantly, her worries about being overdressed washed away. Coming through the glass door was the man she was waiting for, the man who had invited her out for the day, Kazuto Kirigaya, or Kirito as she knew him as. To say the two knew each other from the days of Sword Art Online would be leaving out 99% of the story. Being used to him, her first thought was how basic he was dressed, in the same clothes he wore everywhere besides school: jeans, a t-shirt, and a black coat . "Sorry, were you waiting long?"
      "Not that long. So, why'd you pick a place like this? This is more of the place I'd expect my mother to frequent, not so much you."
      "You remember Seijirou, right? He treated me to this place while he was giving me the lowdown on Death Gun. It seemed like the sort of place that would make for a good date. I had a day off, you had a day off, so all the pieces fell into place."
      "Kirito, you don't have to go to such lengths just for me. I mean, how much does a place like this cost?"
      "...you got me. I have an ulterior motive for picking this place. Truth is, I still have a lot of money from the GGO case, even after buying a few things for myself and Sugu, it's more than I know what to do with. I do this, I can treat you and spend a lot of that cash all at once. Another win-win."
      "Wow, I wasn't expecting such a practical reason for a man as obsessed with style as you."
      "What's that supposed to mean?"
      "You stuck by a Photon Sword in a game called Gun Gale Online because it looked cool."
      "No, it was because I spent years honing my skills with the blade! I don't know how to use a gun!"
      "And I recall one of our first encounters involved arguing over who got to keep a black coat that you just wouldn't give up."
      "I don't remember it going like that. Not saying it doesn't sound like me, but..."
      "But you would do it. Because that's the Kirito I know." Asuna smiled happily, bringing Kazuto back from his arguing. Regardless of his quirks, she loved him, a very calming thought. "Well, you're here now. Let's get a table."
      "After you." Asuna took the lead, though Kazuto still guided her to a table for two by the windows. "Be sure to take a close look at the desserts menu, they've got some real ritzy stuff."
      "I'll look, but I need to be careful. A lady needs to watch what she eats."
      "Come on, you can let loose a little bit. I still think you look a little malnourished."
      "What kind of a compliment is that?"
      "It's not. Are you sure that's how you looked before Aincrad?"
      "Of course it is! I've been through physical therapy same as you, and I've weighed myself again! Same as I've always been, thir-" In her rant, Asuna had almost lost herself and revealed a woman's greatest secret. "It's none of your business!" She looked away as a blush illuminated her cheeks, grinding their conversation to a halt. It was only after a few seconds of silence that she looked back a small bit. "...do you really think I'd look better with a little more weight?"
      "I don't think it's my place to tell you what to do, but I wouldn't exactly mind it."
      "...I'll think about it." Asuna hid her face behind the laminated paper menu, not exactly reading the contents, just blankly staring at the words.
      "Are you two ready to order anything?" In her self-inflicted isolation, she didn't notice the waiter approach their table.
      "Should we just start with drinks, Asuna?"
      Now she needed to super quickly scan the drinks menu to find something there she'd like. Time to prove that "Flash" was a legitimate nickname for her. "I'll take some of the green tea, if you please."
      "And for you, sir?"
      "Uh...I'll have the same. Actually, if we're both ordering the same thing, we should just get the pot of tea and share it. Is that alright," Kazuto asked.
      "Yes, that sounds fine," Asuna agreed, putting her menu down on the table. "Thank you," she said to the waiter, dismissing him so he could fulfill their order. Now was the traditional time to hold small discussion. "Shino's first day in ALO was last week, wasn't it? How did it go?"
      "Er, it went...fine. Yeah, nothing too special! We tried to complete that dungeon in the plains, just the two of us. We made it to the boss, he killed us, and...that was it!"
      Kazuto never was a good liar, that much was clear from how awkwardly he retold the tale, yet Asuna made the conscious decision not to pursue questioning it, or else she might cause a scene in public with what she'd be told. If he was hiding it, he had reason to be afraid. Still, it was worth remembering, to grill him about later. Instead, she'd be asking the innocent questions for now. "Did Yui enjoy herself?"
      "Yeah, she did. You know how she is, she always enjoys making new friends."
      "Yes, I know. She's a good girl." The waiter returned with their white kettle of tea on a tray with two china cups, as Asuna noticed quickly. "Oh, thank you, sir," she welcomed, taking the pot and placing it gingerly in the center of the table.
      "You've got a real knack for being polite, Asuna."
      "Hm? Oh, yes, my mother was very diligent in raising me to be a proper lady."
      "Well, good for her. You've turned out pretty well."
      "Yeah...to be honest, I kind of envy you."
      "Why? I can't think of reason why anyone would want to be me. You know, aside from the incredible skill at video games. Real enviable position I got."
      "Because you get to be you. I have to act like a person I'm not just to make my mother happy, or I'm forbidden from my few outlets to be myself." She began pouring herself tea, looking down to ensure she didn't overflow the cup, serving a secondary purpose to not look Kazuto in the eye as she opened up about her personal life and concerns.
      Kazuto didn't know how to respond to that. Despite the times he had been forced to do so, heart-to-heart support was not his strong suit. Maybe he had a natural talent for it, because the women he told "everything will be alright" to found strength in those words. So, it couldn't hurt to try again. "So, the girl I know isn't the real you? The girl I married in SAO isn't the girl you want to be? Maybe I should rethink something, then."
      "N-no, that's not what I'm saying. I want...I want you to...you know what, forget it. This is supposed to be a date, and I'm bringing the mood down. I apologize for that." She brought the cup to her mouth, holding it with her pinky finger extended, slowly sipping it, so as to not burn her mouth. "Mmm! This is really good!"
      Hearing the high praise, Kazuto poured his own share of the tea, drinking it quicker in a trademark reckless move. "Agh, too hot for me! I need to let it cool for a while before I can drink it."
      "Suit yourself," Asuna shrugged, finishing off her cup, and quickly pouring another. She could probably drink the whole kettle, it was that good.
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      Ooh...I've made a horrible mistake. While Asuna hadn't made good on her promise to drink all the tea, a large fraction of it had indeed made it into her stomach. Or rather, it was previously occupying her stomach. Now it had trickled down south, collecting in her bladder in large quantities. Of course, she felt no urge while in the cafe, only a slight twinge while they were looking at books, a more pressing desire while she dragged Kazuto with her into looking at accessories, yet of course, the real need didn't arise until they were outdoors, in the park, with no restrooms to be found.
      Well, in all honesty, she didn't know for a fact there were no bathrooms. She hadn't exactly gone looking, how could she with her boyfriend by her side at all times? She couldn't exactly tell Kazuto that she needed to pee, inform him of an action ranked among the top of a woman's most private. Not after what happened last time. Asuna didn't like the hold her mother had over her life, but she still took a few of the teachings to heart. Teachings such as "a lady's desire for the latrine should be kept to herself".
      That's why, as the two sat on a bench in the park together, Asuna was subtly trying to squirm in her seat without drawing attention to herself. It was a challenging endeavor, finding that perfect, tiny balance in speed and ferocity at which she could rub her knees, between it being too slow to make a difference and too fast to remain stealthy. A lot of fine-tuning was required, leaving a lot of time for her bladder to begin whining about lack of reprieve.
      Can I even make it back home before...something really bad happens? She didn't exactly live "close" to here, coming here required taking the train, so if she didn't get moving soon, she'd be cutting it incredibly close at the absolute minimum. If she dawdled, she'd have an accident in the walk between the station and her home, or worse, on the train. She needed to hurry, time was of the utmost essence.
      But she was on a date with Kazuto at the moment, she couldn't just run off without any explanation. After their discussion earlier about who she wanted to be, if she just bailed on their date, he would think she was having second thoughts about their relationship. That wasn't the message she wanted to send, leaving her in a bind without a correct escape.
      ...should I just tell Kirito? While the first time was far from intentional or ideal, she had told him about an urgent need to pee in the past. So there was precedence, she had real proof that it didn't bother him, and it had to be better than wetting herself. But, on the other hand, that meant she had suffered through that horror once already, and had good reason to be in no hurry to repeat that moment. If Kirito never knows I need to use the bathroom again until the day I die, it'll be too soon.
      No, this was the time to prove that she was one of the toughest players in Aincrad and be strong. She was nearly an adult, she couldn't be having a toilet emergency like a little kid anymore. It was her self-respect on the line, it was simply unacceptable to degrade herself to a lower level than a tutorial enemy. She would hold it. She had to hold it.
      "Are you cold, Asuna," Kazuto asked from her side.
      Asuna felt her heart stop. "W-w-why do you say that?!"
      "Um...you're shivering. That's why I asked. I don't think a skirt was the best choice for hanging around outside, not with today's weather."
      Asuna didn't even notice, but she looked down at herself and saw that, yes, she was shaking. She corrected that outward indicator of her state immediately. "I-it's really not that bad! I can handle a little chill."
      "Do you want my coat?" Even as he was making the offer, Kazuto was already unzipping his coat, slipping his arms out of the sleeves.
      "No, I wouldn't want to disturb your carefully-cultivated look. Frankly, you'd just look wrong in anything other than black."
      "Hey, my school uniform is dark blue. My first SAO avatar wore dark blue too."
      "Eh, that's close enough to black that it doesn't bother me. But a white tee? That's like the complete opposite of your usual color alignment." That was a good sign, even amidst her desperation, she kept some biting wit about her. Maybe she wasn't as bad off as she thought, that she was worrying herself for nothing.
      That is, until she was hit with a surge of pain from her bladder, attempting to force its contents out in one push, save itself from the stress of holding any longer. Of course, Asuna wasn't having that, and she clenched her muscles to prevent any outflow, seizing her muscles in a frantic panic to stop any leaks before they could start. It worked, she remained entirely dry, but the wave hurt. No, I was right the first time. I have almost no time left.
      "Alright, what is it this time? Your leg is shaking even worse this time."
      Ah, I really need to pay mind to what I'm doing! "I-I promise, it's really nothing. My leg just fell asleep, that's all."
      "We've been sitting down for a while now, should we start walking again?"
      I don't know if I can handle much more aimless walking, it's imperative I not overexert myself right now. "T-that's okay, I don't-" But if we were to happen upon a public restroom, I could say I'd like to wash my hands or freshen up, and go in without admitting anything! "Actually, that sounds good. We may as well look at the rest of the park."
      "Cool. Let's get going," Kazuto led, standing up, taking Asuna's hand to pull her up. "I hear there's a good flower garden on the opposite end."
      "O-oh, that sounds nice." Well, if I'm looking for the bathroom, better to cover as much ground as possible. But it's not going to be easy, that's for sure. As the two headed down the path, she put her feet closer together and walked in small steps, thighs rubbing against one another with each tiny stride, heating her legs with the friction of her tights. The relief it provided was minimal, but right now, she would take anything. Those few extra seconds she could last may very well turn out to be the deciding factor.
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      Nng...hhng...ah ah ah! In such a short time, Asuna's desperation had spiked significantly, far quicker than she had thought possible. Why did I ever think drinking a lot of tea wouldn't result in this? It took every ounce of her willpower to not grab her crotch and start childishly dancing right where she stood, out of fear of judgment by the many bystanders, and the fear tenfold stronger of what Kazuto would think. This is way different than being in SAO, I have no idea how he'll react this time!
      "They're really beautiful, aren't they, Asuna?" And Asuna had yet to find a bathroom, not even a glimpse of one despite her focused search. She certainly wasn't going to stumble across one here, a section of the park that was nothing but flat land, concrete paths stretching and spreading across the grounds like veins, all the grassy plains between them filled with homogeneous breeds of flowers in each separate field. The garden was so large that she could hardly see the borders from where she was standing, and there definitely weren't any bathrooms.
      All she could do now was continue her crusade to not let on that she was in peril. And the only way she could do that was by distracting herself. "Y-yes, they are. I can only imagine how much effort it must take the groundskeeper to maintain this."
      "I'd say it's worth it. I think a field of flowers like this is really relaxing to look at. Like, the large swaths of one solid color, blowing in the breeze...I find it soothing."
      "R-really? I wouldn't have expected that soft side out of you." Don't make me laugh right now, I really can't handle it! She could perfectly picture the state of her bladder, like watching a river crash up against a dam, her imagination turned the river yellow, and suddenly, it was an accurate depiction of her body. At least, as far she figured. The mental image progressed, as the tide rose higher, almost overtaking the concrete wall, which was cracking under the crashing force.
      Not good, not good! I can't last much longer! The urge was becoming louder, more demanding, and Asuna needed to find some way, some place, to relieve it. But there's no bathroom...what am I realistically supposed to do?! She looked around frantically for the tenth time, but no matter how many times she scanned her surroundings, a public restroom had yet to magically appear.
      Ordinarily, that should have been the only criteria in her search, but as the time of an accident drew closer and closer, she began adding more maybes. Right outside the outer edge of the flower garden were trees, bushes, large pieces of flora that could theoretically hide a squatting woman of her size. What am I thinking?! I couldn't possibly...but I could... It wouldn't be hard, just get away, squat behind something, pull her tights down, and... No no no, I can't! Two years in Aincrad must have really screwed with me if I'm still thinking relieving myself outdoors is okay! Ugh, too many drinks, far too many drinks...
      Drinks! That's it! "Hey, Kirito, I'm going to the vending machine to get some drinks. What do you want me to bring you?"
      "Really? Don't you think you've had enough to drink today?"
      Don't I know it! "My mouth's just a little dry, is all."
      "I can come with you, and pay for my drink, if you'd like."
      "No! Um, I mean, that's fine. You've treated me for everything today, I can spend a few hundred yen for myself and you."
      "Well, if you insist. I'll just take some lemonade."
      "Got it. I'll be back in a few minutes." That's a low estimate! I'll probably take a few minutes just going! Asuna walked briskly in the direction they entered the garden from, keeping her legs close together as her body strained to move amidst every stiff muscle.
      It took a few minutes for her to escape the flower garden at her slow pace, upon which she immediately shuffled in the opposite direction from where the two initially came from. If there was a restroom to be found, it had to be somewhere she hadn't seen yet. But the park looked so big from the outside...I'll need some amazing luck to find anything!
      As she hobbled through the park, Asuna continued to deteriorate. Without anyone she knew to witness, she had little hesitation in grabbing herself with everything she had, fingers quivering against her panties through her tights as the muscles in her palms rhythmically tightened. "Mmph...nngh, aah..." She couldn't stop grunting in distress as she suffered through each individual step, her hold growing weaker and weaker every time her shoes hit the pavement.
      "Please...please, just give me something, I'm begging..." Those bushes are looking better and better every time I see them... Asuna had her pride, but she wasn't made of steel. It has to be better than having an accident, right? The mere idea went against every fiber of her being, but she couldn't deny just how amazing it would feel to pull her underwear down and let out a flood of urine behind some shrubs. It's really nothing bad...I wouldn't be a bad person for doing it...I did it a thousand times in Aincrad...
      Yet, even as she continued to give herself reasons that public urination was the correct course of action, she couldn't bring herself to accept it. No...I'm a woman...I'm a lady...there's a proper restroom somewhere, it's my duty to wait to use that. "But if it's not incredibly close, I'm going to disgrace myself." But even after she had made up her mind, she couldn't help but divert her gaze to the bushes and trees she passed and whine, pining for the release they could bring if she could just let her guard down and abandon her dignity for two minutes.
      "Eep!" Well, she let her guard down, just in the completely wrong situation. She had inadvertently relaxed just a slight bit, and with that error came leaks. With her hands placed directly on her crotch, she felt the warmth immediately. The tips of her fingers, clutching her pee hole shut, suddenly had a wet sensation forced upon them, straight through her panties, straight through her tights. It was small, only a tiny trickle, but the message was clear: "I can't hold it any longer!" If Asuna couldn't find a toilet right this second, she'd lose it. Her other hand shot down, forcing her skirt against her body, squeezing her eyes closed to focus all her energy on avoiding an accident.
      After a solid minute of nothing but agony and suffering, dancing in place, possibly drawing the attention of every bystander, Asuna found the strength to open her eyes. And what she saw was the most beautiful thing she had seen in her life; in her haze, unable to think about anything beyond her burning need to pee, she had miraculously managed to shuffle within sight of a small brick building, with two entry points, marked with signs denoting gender. Asuna had made it to the bathroom. She could cry.
      She could cry for many reasons, as the next thing she noticed besides the building itself gave her good reason to. Standing in front of the door to the ladies room was a line of women a dozen strong. Some of them looked to be in decent shape, but at least half were in dire straits, holding themselves and dancing, counting the seconds until the queue moved forward even one person. With a crowd like that, no matter how desperate she was, Asuna would get no sympathy asking to cut the line. The only path into the bathroom was through waiting, and though she sincerely doubted her ability to do so, Asuna took her place at the back of the line.
      The change in her body was instantaneous. Whether it was the knowledge that a toilet was within her grasp, or knowing that it would elude her at this rate, her bladder spasmed and contracted, attempting to void its contents now. With her hands in the direct line of fire, Asuna felt the heat. "Agh!" Once again, it was short-lived, but the power behind it left an impact, splashing into her palms as the majority of her hands could feel the wetness. "T-this line better hurry up," she complained, bouncing in place and rhythmically colliding her knees, all the while bending forward at the waist, perhaps exposing a little more than appropriate from behind.
      "Don't count on it," the girl in the spot before her warned, her tall stature making her potty dance all the more striking. "I've been here for ten minutes, and it feels like I've barely moved an inch. Ooh, if I was in the game, I could run in and be done in a second," she muttered, lifting one leg and rubbing it against the other.
      So far, that prediction was proving accurate. Three minutes passed, yet only one woman exited and one woman entered. Is only one toilet working? Are the rest disgusting? I'm having an emergency here, you can all handle a little grime in the interest of hurrying things up! Yet, no matter how much she pleaded, the pace remained unchanged and agonizingly slow. How can I be expected to not wet myself at this rate?!
      And the most torturous part was that, to her right, lay a second, vacant entryway, marked with a simple figure on a sign, identifying it as the male's restroom. A dozen women were being tormented by their bladders, and there was a perfectly functional, unoccupied men's room right there. I could...it would just take a minute, I'd be out before anyone could be weirded out...it's still a real bathroom, the men's room can't be that much different than the women's...
      But what if there is someone inside?! Oh, if a man saw me enter so shamelessly, I'd die of embarrassment! I'd never be able to get married after that! Once more, a reasonable solution was presented to Asuna, practically gift-wrapped, but she couldn't convince herself it would be a solution she could live with. Every time, there was some fear of discovery that prevented her from following through. Asuna had standards. Standards that continued her torment.
      A chilling breeze blew past the line, giving Asuna goosebumps under the low temperature. Thankfully, with her hands pressing her skirt down, the wind was unable to expose her underwear to the world, but that didn't mean she survived it unscathed. The gust was cold, the speed giving it the sensation of being far colder than the surrounding stationary air. That was to be expected for the winter season, but such a biting freeze had a negative effect on Asuna's constitution, the contrast between the cold air on her skin and the hot urine inside her body.
      Asuna wasn't cold for long, or rather, her lower half wasn't. A surge of pee rushed out before she had any clue what was happening, drenching her panties in a second, piercing the front of her skirt pressed directly against the source, and a good portion snaking down her tights, dying the dark leggings even darker as the stream had nowhere to go with her legs pressed together but over her thighs. By the time it reached her feet, the multiple pieces of clothing and bodily impairment had broken the flood apart, and it crashed onto her shoes and the pavement in several simultaneous, powerful in their own right, gushes of urine.
      The splashing of the growing puddle was certainly loud, drawing the attention of everyone in the line, accelerating the pee dances of some of the more desperate members, but it was positively deafening to Asuna. As the pool expanded thanks to the plentiful additions from above, she lost the ability to hear anything outside her immediate radius. She didn't want to hear anything, with so many witnesses, there would be one reaction sure to surface: mocking. She was now an adult, one dressed as the respectable member of society she tried to be, having an accident in the line to a public bathroom in the park.
      Asuna could hardly think. It was partially due to the immense relief coursing through her body, she was bursting to pee and nothing could take away how good it felt to finally go after ages of waiting. However, that was hardly the most prominent thought on her mind. It happened...I put myself through torture to make it to a proper restroom, I turned down several alternatives to do so, and I still couldn't do it! I'm a failure. Maybe it would have been better if I did simply use a bush. I mean, it'd be a hundred times worse if someone saw me bottomless, but if I picked somewhere out of the way, that wouldn't have happened. Ugh, this was so much easier in Aincrad... Of course, none of those articulated introspections made it out of her mouth, instead replaced with one simple vocalization: "Oohhhhh..."
      The next minute dragged on for an eternity, as Asuna continued to pee and pee, completely drenching the inner half of her tights and dying the front of her skirt a dark red. Any viewer could tell from a simple glance that, unless Asuna had a gargantuan bladder capacity for her size, she was ready to explode, and she couldn't help but let loose. By the time her golden waterfall slowed to a trickle, the puddle surrounding her had stretched well beyond her feet, far enough that it could have reached the woman standing in front of her, if she hadn't been able to step forward thanks to the slowly-shrinking line.
      Finally, Asuna drifted back into reality. She blinked several times as she took in the bright sights of nature she had abandoned as soon as the floodgates opened, her worst fears realized. Once she could see again, she saw the other members of the ladies room line looking at her, or at least the ones not completely absorbed in not repeating her mistake. Even a few others who had just happened to walk by at the worst time had stopped to take in her shame. She could almost hear the laughter at a member of the wealthy Yuuki family doing something most toddlers had grown out of. If anyone knew who Asuna was, or if she was close enough to home to risk anyone she knew seeing her, she'd never be able to show her face in public again.
      No longer anchored to the spot by her unresponsive muscles, occupied by her nerves overloaded by blissful release, Asuna did the only thing she could do, given the circumstances: run. Water began to form on her eyes instead of her crotch as her chest grew tight and her breathing shallow, she let go of her womanhood and bolted from the scene, trying not to cry, an effort that would soon turn out to be wasted energy. Tears flowed freely down her cheeks, smearing and blurring her vision before she gave up and closed her eyes, and shouts of anguish filled the air around the stumbling, soaking young woman.
      Her race away from her humiliation didn't leave much focus available to look forward, only avoiding looking behind. As such, it was only a matter of time before she crashed into something hard at top speed. If it was a tree trunk, she could have been seriously hurt, but whatever she hit recoiled back, like only a person would. "Ow! S-sorry," Asuna apologized, rubbing her sore spots down.
      "Asuna?" Oh no. No no no nononononono! Anyone but him! Literally anyone would be better than Kirito! She really wanted to believe it wasn't him, like she could force it to be truth, but that voice didn't lie. In her blind panic, she had collided with exactly the man she had been running away from in the first place. "There you are, I came looking for you when you didn't come back. What happened?"
      Asuna didn't respond. She didn't even look in Kazuto's direction, deliberately looking far to the side to avoid even the slightest glance at him. There were several seconds of awkward silence before Asuna made her move: leaping to her feet and attempting escape before Kazuto could catch wise.
      Despite being well-known for speed, Flash could not escape Kirito's lightning-fast reflexes, he grabbed her wrist once she stood up partially, still hunched over but on her feet, and wouldn't let go. "Hey, where are you going?"
      She struggled against his grasp, but wasn't making any headway from it. If anything, the fight only made her predicament worse. Kazuto was eye level at her skirt, far closer than he should have been allowed to be. Hiding her accident was an impossibility here. All she could do was run away from the consequence. "Leave me alone! Just let me go!"
      "What? Why would I do that?"
      "You can see plenty well why! Do you really want to be seen with me now?"
      "Well...yeah, I can see everything, but what does it matter? Is that really the reason you ran away?"
      Asuna continued to wrestle for her freedom, but Kazuto was serious about keeping her close, leaving her no choice but to surrender, falling to her knees, a painful drop onto hard cement ground. "What's so wrong with not wanting to tell a boy about needing to use the bathroom?"
      "Multiple things. First off, didn't we have this exact same discussion back in SAO? And second, is it really so bad just to admit you need to go to the bathroom? You know, when this is the alternative?"
      "You weren't exactly sympathetic to my problems back in SAO either. You didn't help me then, why would I ever confide in you now?"
      Kazuto was silent for a few moments as he let the accusation sink in. "...did you want me to comfort you?"
      "I don't know, maybe. It certainly wouldn't have hurt to try and care about me when I was upset."
      Once again, there was silence, outside of Asuna sniffling. The only thing that could calm her down was Kazuto reaching forward and hugging her. "Well, if it'll make you feel better. I can't stand to see you cry."
      Stunned at the sudden affection, Asuna could only hug back. "T-thanks...so what made you think to come looking for me? And what made you think I'd be here?"
      "Well, truth be told...I had sort of guessed what was bothering you a while ago."
      "What?! H-how?!" After I went to all that effort to hide it?!
      "The fact that I know exactly how you act when you need to use the bathroom? You can't stand still, your eyes dart about everywhere, and you suddenly act like you don't want to be anywhere near me. Also, I've got a sister, so you're not the first girl I've seen desperate."
      "Oh, yeah..."
      "So let me ask a question: why are you so determined to keep it a secret when you gotta pee? You've already told me before, I told you it didn't bother me, so why not tell me this time?"
      "...because...it just feels wrong. It's a private thing, I can't just go telling you like it's no big deal."
      "But...it is no big deal. Whether or not it's something you want to admit, it's something you need to do. You could have just said 'I need to go to the bathroom' at any point, I would have said it was fine, and you'd be done. Instead, you let...this happen, out of nothing but stubbornness. Sugu's the exact same way, and it just makes no sense to me."
      "I don't think I can explain it. It's just a girl thing." Even calling it that was stretching, Asuna had no solid answer.
      "Look, just...just be open with me. I don't want to overstep any boundaries by questioning things, but I can tell when something's bothering you. And I want to help, support you. And I can't do that if you think even the most normal human thing is too much for us. Do you think Yui's happy that her mom is making life so hard for herself?"
      "O-of course she isn't! I'm not saying you're wrong, but...it's just so hard. I can't just undo what I've spent my whole life learning is proper behavior."
      "I'm not asking you to, I just want you to trust me. We've put our lives into each other's hands, I want you to know...that I want what's best for you." Kazuto winced, a response that even his girlfriend covered in her own urine couldn't trigger. "Ugh, it's hard being all cute."
      "But I like it." Asuna leaned in close and gave Kazuto a quick kiss on the lips. "Don't think I don't want you there watching out for me, it's just such a new experience. I don't know how to act."
      "Take your time. I can wait until you're ready. Oh, but we should probably hurry you back home to change." Standing up, Kazuto, who had never let go of Asuna's wrist, pulled her up to her feet as well.
      "Yes, I do need that pretty badly. But you don't have to come with me, I can take the train myself."
      "But do you want to? Are you okay with everyone staring at you without anyone there for you?"
      "...no. Okay, but I'm paying for your pass."
      "You don't need to-"
      "You've done so much for me today, it's really the least I can do to repay you."
      "Okay," Kazuto nodded. Moving his grasp up Asuna's arm, he linked elbows with her, leading them out of the park, to the nearest exit to the train station.
      Until a gust of wind blew past, making Asuna shiver. "Um, Kirito? Is it okay if I borrow your jacket to tie around my waist? It's...a little embarrassing how visible the accident is, and...you know, my white coat could get ruined if I used it."
      "That's fine, I can always wash it." Unzipping his black coat, Kazuto slipped his arms through the sleeves and handed the jacket to Asuna, allowing her to tie the sleeves around her back and let the torso lay over the front of her skirt.
      Well...it doesn't hide everything, but it's a little better, I suppose. "Thank you." Asuna tilted her head and laid it on Kazuto's shoulder, relaxing herself as her speech dropped into a mere whisper. "I love you, Kirito."
    • By Kirito in OmoOrg News and Updates
         10
      Hello everyone, it's updates time again! This time I have two major site changes to share with you all.
       
      Introducing: Clubs!
      What are Clubs? They are essentially similar to an older "Groups" system OmoOrg had once in its earlier days, but much more modern. They serve as a way to neatly categorize some of the sites sub-genres into a single uniformed section of the site.
      You can see a good demonstration of this system in the new Diapers and Ageplay group, where the previous Omutsu General forum and Omutsu gallery subcategories have already been migrated over:
      As of right now, there are only two official groups (the Diapers and Ageplay group and the Furry Fandom group), but we are likely to adopt more in the future. If you have any suggestions for a group you would personally like to see, let us know!
       
      Gallery Updates
      Finally, the sites Gallery system has undergone some much needed reorganization. You will find that everything is now sorted into three primary categories:
      Anime CG and Artwork Manga & Doujinshi Personal photography Each of these primary categories have subsections for gender specific content, and that's it. No more needlessly complicated duplicate categories for personal artwork, photo sets and so on!
      The Personal photography category is a brand new category for members to share their own personal Omorashi photos in! Please be sure to read the rules before uploading here - this category is only for personal photos of yourself or your spouse/partner that you have permission to upload.
      Photos you upload here can even be embedded into your posts elsewhere on the forum (such as in the Wetting Experiences section) - all you have to do is paste a link to it in and it will automagically work!
      Note: For the time being, only Established Members and up will have permission to upload to this category. Over time, it will be opened up to lower ranking members.
    • By Hehe in League of Desperation
         3
      *Work will require basic knowledge of the video game League of Legends to fully understand. I do not own League of Legends and its characters.
       
      Ashe sighed. It was another long day on Summoner's Rift waging a, in her opinion, pointless war to destroy the enemy's nexus. Today
      she was paired with Thresh, the chain warden in bottom lane. Ashe did relatively well with Thresh and so it was a generally less irritable
      match. Ashe continued to focus on killing the enemy minion wave like she had done so much times before. The frost archer was then
      interrupted from her actions when Thresh decided to engage on the enemy. A loud clink of metal signified a successful engage, and
      Ashe prepared her bow in response. Firing flurry after flurry of arrows expertly onto the trapped enemy, she was rewarded with a swift
      announcement. First Blood. Having only received minor resistance to the engage, she downed a health potion anyway and continued to
      push her lane. The bland taste engulfed her mouth, but it wasn't like Ashe hadn't got used to the mediocre tastes of the potion the
      League had to offer. "Nice work." She said to the chain warden. "Same to you, frost archer." Thresh responded. The remaining enemy
      Draven began to recall and Ashe took this as an opportunity to do so as well, as did Thresh. A blinding blue light engulfed the pair, and
      they were teleported back to base. The frost archer immediately began to purchase items with her earned gold, patiently waiting for the
      shopkeeper to hand her the items. After a swift purchase, Ashe moved back to bottom lane with damage items as well as several health
      potions she deemed effective for her survivability. After moving back in position Ashe began to push the enemy wave, confident of her
      lead in the lane. The enemy seemed to agree as well, the usually flashy and aggressive Draven opting to play passively in lane. This
      continued on for a few minutes before the enemy began to play unusually aggressively. Draven began to move in very suddenly as did
      the enemy support. Thoroughly confused by their seemingly pure stupidity Ashe and Thresh readied their weapons. Ashe's precise
      hearing, however made out a rustle in the bushes behind. "We've been ambushed!" She thought to herself, about to warn Thresh of
      this, before he was tackled to the ground by the enemy Jarvan IV. A series of swift strikes from his lance followed soon after, and the
      enemy Draven slammed both axes onto ground as they began to move toward the chain warden, assuring Thresh's death. An Ally has
      Been Slain. The announcer's voice boomed through the battlefield. Turning their attention onto Ashe, she tried not to panic and
      began to ran back to her turret, but Jarvan was quick to respond. A blow from his massive lance crippled her retreat, and she began to
      bleed. Jarvan was still too slow, however, and Ashe made it safely back to the turret. Deciding to defend to prevent the destruction of
      her turret, the frost archer forced down three health potions and aimed her bow at the approaching enemies. Thresh eventually joined
      her in defending, and they made a silent pact to play a bit more passively as well. The game dragged on for another thirty minutes
      before her team began to group in an attempt to win the game. A dull ache in her lower abdomen alerted the archer, as the health
      potions began to make its uncomfortable presence. This was quickly forgotten, however, as the opposing teams engaged in a brutal
      team fight. Aiming her bow onto the approaching enemies, she fired arrow after arrow from the backlines, dealing damage safely.
      Her front line fell quickly, putting Ashe at a sudden disadvantage. Swiftly killing the enemy Draven, Ashe began to retreat along with
      her allies. Thresh fell quickly as the entire enemy team focused on him, allowing Ashe to retreat. Both teams felt the need to play
      passively, and a silent stalemate fell upon the fields of justice. As minutes of attacking and defending alike turned into hours, Ashe's
      unnoticed need began to grow. It brought a frown onto her face, as the need to empty her bladder was actually substantial. The dull
      ache never ceased to progress, and as an hour of the game passed, it put a visible strain on her body. At this point she was
      not what she herself would call desperate, but if it was to her convenience she would use the washrooms. However, it was starting
      to bother her. The frost archer, however, chose to focus on the battle instead of her bladder. It was well over an hour into the game
      before heavy bladder spasms began to attack her. The never-ending ache in her bladder starting to affect her concentration and
      thoughts, a poorly-timed bladder spasm caused her to release a quick spurt into her underwear. Immediately and forcibly stopping
      the stream, Ashe developed a furious blush. Crossing her legs abruptly and hoping no one would see her, she did so for the sake
      of her bladder control. Noticing her discomfort, the chain warden questioned her. "This is unlike you. What is affecting your
      performance, frost archer?" "Nothing, i-it's just the weather." Ashe offered. Thresh looked at her strangely but decided to drop the
      topic. If Ashe could've gone redder she would've, the stutter and quite frankly ridiculous excuse made her look like a child. Deciding to
      again focus on winning the battle, not just to win but also for the sake of her bladder, she followed her team to the enemy's turret.
      Another half-hour passed, and Ashe was beside herself by this time. She had began to sweat and she tightened her bladder muscles.
      The frost archer frequently crossed legs and shifted side to side, and sometimes wished she could just grip her privates to manually aid
      herself in her internal battle. She could not stand still for more than a couple of seconds, and her aiming as a trained and professional
      archer become sloppy and misdirected. Each minute continued to weaken her fight against containing the ocean within her body.
      She was definitely desperate. Another fight broke out in the jungle, and Ashe readied her bow. Ashe's arrows could not keep up
      with her falling allies, and the enemy Jarvan trapped half of her team with a precise cataclysm. Ashe began to retreat, but no before
      the enemy landed a swift blow on her abdomen. "A-Ah!" She cried out, as another more potent stream soiled her underwear.
      Ashe doubled over, but by pure luck managed to land an arrow on the enemy Sion assaulting her, and promptly fed. Gasping, she
      couldn't believe she hadn't died once yet. It was probably the reason her bladder was in its condition. Two hours since the game began,
      and Ashe looked around her. The enemy team was pushing to her turret, and all of her team mates were dead. She could defend, but her bursting bladder simply couldn't wait any longer. It was now or never. Ashe let out a low whimper, her agonizingly full bladder creating a
      permanent discomfort and strain on her body. Her bladder muscles were stretched to the maximum capacity, she needed to relieve herself so
      badly. Ducking blindly into some bushes, she hastily placed a ward outside and rapidly checked her surroundings for anybody that would
      witness her release. She gasped as another bladder spasm attacked her tortured bladder. "Nnnn.... AH!" She couldn't stop the immediate
      spurt of liquid from her body. Wasting no more time, she lifted her skirt and pulled down her underwear. Finally, she let go. She couldn't
      help but close her eyes, nearly two hours of pent up liquid being released. Ashe wasn't even into her relief session for three seconds before
      footsteps alerted her. With a newfound power, she lifted her underwear up and stopped her stream painfully. Developing a furious blush
      at realizing what she was doing, she lifted her bow. The queen of freljord had just attempted to relieve herself in the middle of battle.
      Her legs shuddered and sweat ran down her face as she readied her bow. Her bladder gave another protest and another spurt ran down
      her legs. Unable to shove a hand onto her privates, she shakily stood up to face her enemy. With his back to her, she spotted the
      enemy Jarvan, and she mustered up all the concentration she had while still nursing a bursting bladder to draw her bow and release
      a precise shot. Despite her dilemma, she managed to land the arrow and draw Jarvan's attention. Staggering a bit, he whipped around
      with his massive lance, and spotted Ashe. Immediately, he charged her. In a brief moment of panic, another longer, gushing stream
      shot out of her strained bladder as her muscles struggled to contain the ocean within. She drew her bow again, realizing it was either
      she landed a critical strike onto her target or she died. Gathering all of her concentration, she blinked back tears as she let go of her bow.

      An enemy has been slain.
       
      The announcement boomed across Summoner's Rift. Sighing in tremendous relief, she took baby steps to the bushes nearby.
      Panting, she fell on her knees, as standing would cause her doom. Shakily maneuvering herself to the bush, she froze suddenly.
      "N-No! Please!" She begged uselessy as she was so close to the relief she so desperately desired. The pain of still holding back, her
      bladder muscles had too much. Finally, her bladder let go. Tears leaked out of Ashe's eyes, the shame of the queen of freljord wetting
      herself on the battlefield causing them. Despite this, a part of the frost archer was still in bliss, and she just closed her eyes. Ashe sighed,
      as the stream picked up force and soaked her legs underwear, making its way onto the ground. Her accident splashed around loudly.
      Ashe's stream didn't break quickly, and her eyes widened at the volume of urine she had been containing the entire time. After nearly
      half a minute of a full stream, her stream began to slow until she was empty. Enjoying the feeling of emptiness she yearned for the
      entire battle she grimly faced her base from the bushes, already knowing the result.
       
      Defeat.
    • By KozmoFox in OmoOrg News and Updates
         11
      Hi everybody! Its me, your lovely moderator/merciless hand of judgement, KozmoFox!
      I've been having some issues recently during my moderating duties. There always seems to be an influx of new people to this site, and as times change and people come and go, some understandings are lost. The issues I've been having, are people misusing the reputation system, abusing it by using it to attack other members, or to upvote everything a favorite does. I know it might seem like it, but this is not meant to be used in a pseudo-Reddit sort of way. Let me explain it by pasting the same thing I explained to another member just a moment ago.
      To be more clear as to the reason why, the reputation system is actually tied directly to site access. Its how we gauge how people are valued on the site, for better or for worse. You post good things, you're contributory, etc, you'll end up with high reputation. On the negative side of things, if you shitpost, post unsavory things, and just go about being some unlikeable jerk for example, you end up in the negative. Upvote the good, downvote the bad, essentially.
      And again, this is tied directly into site access. For example, in order to achieve contributory member status (which is still partially at staff discretion; that change is manual rather than automated like other things) you need to meet a criteria of 500 posts made, and a minimum of 200 positive reputation, signalling that you're an active member and contributor to the site that is liked by the community. This gives some of the highest access you can have, especially in regards to downloads and bandwidth, among other things, even higher than a paid membership will get you, because we value an active, contributing community full of great users over what money they can pay us.
      This system is not foolproof however; when people abuse this system in ways its not intended to be used, this balance is thrown out of whack. People who aren't deserving of higher contributory membership might get it. People who ARE deserving might not, due to some person they dislike just redbombing them. Things like this make it difficult to ensure a level playing field.
      There was a time that only contributory members could downvote for example; they had proven themselves good members worthy of handling such a responsibility, unlike new users who could be creepy or hateful people that just want to redbomb people everywhere, and even then there used to be a limit on how many upvotes people under a certain rank could administer per day, ensuring that for the majority of people, only exemplary posts and content would get the big old greenies.
      Recent times threw that into anarchy though. Our beloved Kirito tried to broaden it a little by extending max voting privileges to established members, in addition to contributory and vip members. Something bugged out, and now its all out anarchy with everybody simply having all this potential. Its been like that for awhile and something we're still working on fixing. I felt the need to explain all this because I've been dealing with incidents like this all week, and I feel like its a thing that needs clearing up. I hope you all take this to heart and understand what I've explained here 🙂  ❤️
      In the meantime, I'll hassle the big cheese to see where this goes definitively, and I'll try to see if I can get something like this onto the guidelines page, but in fewer words.
      Thank you for reading, and hopefully cooperating  with me! It would save me an immense amount of time that I can use to tackle other site issues, instead of policing how people use a green button ❤️
    • By Captain L in Bladder Meter
         0
      Shino opened her eyes, and the world's light momentarily blinded her. Well, that wasn't entirely accurate, because this wasn't the real world, and her eyes weren't being utilized. This was the virtual world of ALfheim Online, her first time experiencing the fantasy environment. And that meant she was no longer Shino Asada, she was taking on the name Sinon, as she had entered as her player name. This was a brand new adventure, with a brand new her.
      Sinon wasn't much of a gamer, but over the last year, she had become a frequent player of another VRMMO, Gun Gale Online, becoming one of the game's top players in the process as she sniped all competition from a distance too far to see. It was there, on the eve of the third Bullet of Bullets tournament, that she met Kirito. After getting caught up in his game of survival against Death Gun, where she very nearly died in reality, she agreed to join Kirito and his group of friends in their MMO of choice.
      To say that these sights were alien to her would be an understatement. She had plenty of experience in the video game world, with all the hours she had logged into GGO, but that only made the culture shock worse. GGO was dark, brown, post-apocalyptic, violent and depressing, and the fantasy environment of ALO was...the exact opposite, in every single way. Bright, colorful, and exotic, the empty forest she had spawned in seemed to sing like a cartoon. Sinon smiled, maybe this would be a welcome change of pace from all the recent stress of her other realities.
      However, her awe was interrupted by a ding, a small notification popping up at the corner of her vision. Friend request from: Kirito. Accept? "W-wow, how fast is he?" She had seen Kirito's speed in an action in GGO, but that was movement speed. This was a whole other category. "I just made my character!" Regardless, she tapped the circle icon on the window to accept, making her first friend in her new game, she was sure the rest would come flooding in soon. With no idea where she was, she leaned back against a tree and waited for something to happen.
      For a while, things were quiet, with no additional pop-ups or other players. In fact, this area seemed pretty empty for a "massively multiplayer" game. Was the world just huge, or were there not many players, at this time or any? She didn't do any research before jumping in, just trusting Kirito's recommendation, along with those female friends of his she met. "So why aren't they sending over friend requests?"
      Just before the situation could become depressing, that everyone else who claimed to be her friend was ignoring her, a distant rustling of the tree's branches put her on guard. Out of habit, she reached over her shoulder and gripped, only to be met with empty air instead of the sniper rifle she usually carried. She had to be reminded, this was a new game, and she was unarmed and defenseless. Still, she readied her fists to stand a modicum of a chance in a fight.
      She soon discovered, however, that her preparation was for naught, as a black-robed player flew out from the shroud of the green leaves of the forest. He looked different, but Sinon could not mistake that needlessly-dark fashion sense. "Kirito!"
      Upon hearing his name, Kirito stopped hovering and looked down. "There you are, Sinon!" He descended, landing softly next to her. "Good to see you didn't spawn somewhere dangerous. There's no control to where you first appear, so long as it's on the overworld."
      "How did you find me so fast?"
      "Well, you sent me that text that you were about to log in for the first time, so I jumped in and started watching the player list for a 'Sinon'. Soon as I saw it, I sent the friend request, which put you on my map. Then it was just a matter of flying over. So, you went with a Cait Sith avatar?"
      That's right, Sinon was given a choice between nine races, and she had chosen the cat-like Cait Sith. "Yes, the stats said they had the best eyesight and accuracy. Why? What made you choose your race?"
      "Spriggan? Uh...they...had the ability to use any weapon."
      Kirito sounded absolutely unconvincing, no one could possibly fall for that lie. "You picked it because they wore black, right?"
      "...oh right! Lisbeth had something for you!" Kirito started tapping through his menus, into his inventory, and selecting a silver bow, materializing it in his hand. "We figured you'd want to continue playing ranged, and from your explanation for picking Cait Sith, looks like we were right."
      Sinon took the bow, pulling the string in her arm to get a feel for the tension and raising it to her eye to look down its sights. "So where is everyone else? Didn't you all offer to show me the ropes?"
      "Everyone else is busy today with their own things, so it'll just be the two of us."
      Just then, something rustled inside Kirito's breast pocket, and the covering unfurled, allowing a small black-haired fairy girl to fly out, coming to rest on Kirito's shoulder. "Don't forget me, daddy!"
      "Right, and Yui's here too."
      Kirito acted like it was nothing unusual, but Sinon wasn't convinced. "Is that an NPC partner or something?"
      "I wouldn't call her that...it's complicated. Anyway, ALO really isn't much like GGO, so you're going to need the rundown on magic, skills, quests, all the standard MMO mechanics. First things first, while you've we still need to head to town and buy your equipment." Kirito flashed a thumbs-up, with a matching smile. "Think of it as paying you back for doing the same for me."
      Sinon looked over the black swordsman, suspiciously. "Okay...but it's not ending the same way, not on my watch. I have absolutely no interest in seeing your underwear."
      Kirito was not expecting that response, he reeled back in shock and almost fell over backwards because of it. "W-who said that's what I wanted?! I-I mean, Asuna would kill-"
      "Come on, take a joke!" She closed the distance and smacked Kirito on the shoulder. "Alright, let's see how well you pay me back. How close is the nearest town?"
      "W-well, it's not far, but you can't fly yet. Whether we walk or you try and use your wings, it'll take us around an hour." He began walking back the way he came, deliberately keeping slow pace so as to not outrun Sinon.
      Unfortunately, the consideration didn't mean much when she wasn't paying attention to his exit. "Wait, now I have to learn to fly? Hey, get back here!" She chased after him, on their way to the closest village to armor up, the first step on a grand adventure in a brave new world.
      Though Yui still had some questions. "What was she talking about, daddy? Did you see her naked?"
      "She still had underwear! Listen, you don't need to worry about it, Yui," Kirito assured, nervously laughing to defuse the tension. "I promise, I love your mommy very much, and I would never cheat on her!"
      "Okay...but I'm still telling mommy!"
      "You don't need to do that!" The two continued to bicker, as Sinon suddenly wondered what she had gotten herself into. This could turn out bad, if these were only part of the weirdos that would serve as her new, only friends.
      ---------------
      "That's it, Sinon, concentrate," Kirito whispered. "Keep the string pulled back, tension high."
      "Trust me, my tension's high enough already," Sinon grumbled. The two were kneeling on the apex of a small hill, looking out over an empty field, a single boar enemy minding its own business out in the open. Kirito had made good on his word of equipping her, even giving up some of his funds to dress her in armor reminiscent of her GGO attire, and now they were working off the debt and getting a combat tutorial done at the same time. Problem was, Kirito was a really annoying tutorial. "I know more about sniping than you ever will, you don't have to give me a lecture on every tiny detail."
      "But have you ever fired a bow before?"
      "Have you?"
      "...just wait for an opening to hit the boar, and...now!"
      Upon hearing the command, Sinon let her grip on the bowstring loose and sent the nocked arrow flying...where it landed safely in the grass, not even halfway to the target. The boar didn't even notice, and went about its grazing, oblivious. Of course, there were significant differences to shooting a bow compared to a sniper rifle, but that still seemed pretty pathetic. "That was only, like, a hundred meters! Is that the best a bow can do?"
      "Yes, most bows rarely have a higher range stat than yours," Yui informed, reminding Sinon of her presence after she had been quiet this whole time. "The only bows with significantly higher range are legendary bows."
      "Then I want a legendary bow."
      "Calm down, Sinon. You've been playing this game for two hours, it's way too early to start thinking about legendary weapons. No, you just need more practice." Kirito began contemplating, complete with thumb and index finger outlining his chin, as he looked to the distance for inspiration. Half a minute later, the idea hit him. "Why don't we go to a dungeon? The corridors are narrow, so you won't have to worry about range, and with me to help with higher-level monsters, you'll be learning new skills by the minute!"
      "A dungeon? How long is that going to take," Sinon asked, her face falling slightly in nervous worry.
      Kirito shrugged. "Couple hours. Why? Do you have something else to do today?"
      "W-well...no, not really, it's just...you know, never mind. If you think it's best, then let's do it."
      "Nice! Alright, I've got a dungeon in mind, not too far from here! I promise, I'll get you on equal footing with the rest of the team by the end of the day!" With the fire of determination that a clear goal provided, Kirito began running towards the dungeon, requiring Sinon to dash just to keep up. If this was the real world, she'd be out of breath already.
      Unfortunately, her stamina was not the only aspect of her real world body that she was thinking about at the moment. Before diving into the game, she hadn't used the bathroom in a decent amount of time. She didn't have to go when her consciousness shifted, but she was still preparing for it, it wouldn't do much good to need to go while she was unresponsive on her bed. She figured this session wouldn't take too long, and she'd be back in her apartment with enough time to make it to the toilet easily. But now, with a dungeon on the horizon that would take a couple of hours to clear, that timing was looking a lot more worrying. What was she supposed to do if she got desperate in that dungeon, alone with Kirito?
      "No. Don't panic, Shino," she reassured herself. "You're going to do perfectly fine. You'll be done before you know it, and then the bathroom is right there. You have nothing to be scared of." She was confident, her bladder could handle a minor inconvenience like this.
      ---------------
      "Now, fire!" Kirito jumped back from the large monster, opening a path for Sinon, hanging high in the air, to fire an arrow. But this was no ordinary arrow, thanks to the skills she had learned from slaying other enemies, it flew through the air like a missile with a misty aura. It pierced the monster's right arm, coating the limb with a thick shell of ice, weighing the creature down and causing it to drop its giant cleaver. And, with an opening created, Kirito ran in, sword glowing and screaming like a lunatic, and sliced a deep gash into its side. A loud roar echoed throughout the chamber, prompting the two to keep their distance, fearing the beast may enter a desperation attack. Alas, it didn't happen, as the creature instead fell over, exploded into polygons, and was no more.
      "Phew...that was a war of attrition," Sinon commented, holding her bow at ease.
      "Dungeons are supposed to be cleared by huge groups of players," Kirito informed, sheathing his sword. "Bosses in particular are usually near-fifty player affairs. That's why we're in a lower-tier dungeon, and why I'm sure we can do this at all. After all, I'm an experienced solo player from the SAO days."
      "Alright, no need to boast. Let's just keep going, so we can fight that boss and get this done." She watched her partner turn away and begin walking away, towards the opposite door from the one they entered from, and found herself pulling her bow back up to combat position. "You ever been told you're really trusting? We still haven't settled our duel from GGO, what's stopping me from shooting you in the back and end our rivalry right there?"
      "A bullet, straight from your gun to my heart? You know, some people call that a love letter. You've proven to be honorable, like the swordsmen of old. When we do settle the score, it'll be a true duel with both of us at our best. And it'll be regulation, within the rules of the system."
      Everything past the whole "love letter" statement went right past Sinon without her properly hearing. As soon as that was spoken, her face started burning in a blush, the red glow complemented and highlighted by the green hue of her hair and outfit. At least it was kept to herself, as Kirito was still facing away at the time.
      Desperate for a distraction, she opened up her in-game menu to check the clock and see how long she had been stuck with this moron. But the time she was presented with put her into a higher panic than their conversation. "It's been two hours already?!"
      "Oh, has it," Kirito mused, but without any of the same fear. "But I thought you said you didn't have anything else to do."
      "I-I mean, n-nothing planned, but I had other things I still wanted to get done today! You know, get my laundry done and stuff!"
      Now that time was the question, Kirito opened his menu to confirm the hour. "It's only 4. There's still a few more floors left to clear, so I'm thinking another hour should do it." He waved his arm in the direction he was going, prodding Sinon on. "All the more reason to get a move on!"
      She couldn't argue with that, time would be of the essence now, because she did have an urgent task to attend to back in the real world. The last time she had used the restroom was when she woke up, at around 9 in the morning. And while the only extra fluids she had consumed was a small bit of water with lunch before diving in, nothing could mitigate that seven hours had passed, and she had enough experience with her body to know that meant trouble. After all, she needed the toilet somewhat urgently whenever she came home from school, and that was also close to 4, with her last visit in the morning as well.
      The experience was indescribable. She knew she had to be desperate, but she couldn't feel any of it. Despite the inclusion of human needs like eating and sleeping, the lack of a bathroom mechanic within ALO meant her bladder discomfort could not be translated into the virtual environment, so all she could do was imagine. That dull throbbing, that constant prodding, that inescapable desire to press her legs together and bounce in place to stave off the desire to make usage of the alleyways on the walk home because she refused to be alone in the bathrooms at school, all those memories flooded back to her. Even if it could serve no purpose, her instincts took hold as she slightly gripped the front of her black shorts.
      And just in case she had any misguided optimism, that maybe she was worrying over nothing, a pop-up notification in the bottom-right corner of her vision was there to dash any possible hope. Warning: Bladder 90%, the terse wording cautioned, with a cartoon silhouette filled in up to the neck with yellow to drive the point home. After the NerveGear controversy with SAO, other VR companies went all-in on assuring the public that their products were safe and wouldn't hijack their user's body, and the most common way to allow the players to ensure their real bodies were safe was notifications about possible health issues. The Amusphere in particular gave alerts about matters such as increased heart rate and dehydration, or in her case, overhydration.
      Now she had a quantifiable number to tell her how much danger she was in, one that did nothing to assuage her concerns. And it certainly didn't help that she had been in this exact situation before. Once, back in GGO, she had found herself pinned down by a large boss, all on her own, with nothing she could do but take potshots at it from a safe distance. It took forever to finally kill it, and towards the end, that same bladder warning was constantly bothering her, urging her on to end it quickly or give up. While it was nice to receive Hecaté for her patience, she was running back to a safe zone to log out and just barely made it to her toilet.
      Without any confidence that she could wait the extra hour to clear the dungeon, Sinon moved onto her next option, opening her menu and hovering her finger over the Log Out button. In GGO, if a player logged out outside a town, their body would drop where it was and go unconscious, while their real body woke up. She could leave the game, take her pee, and be back in a minute, two tops.
      If only it wasn't a plan riddled with more holes than a player on the receiving end of machine gun fire. She had no idea whether ALO's log out worked the same way, but she knew Kirito would freak out if she suddenly passed out. The only way to avoid either problem would be to make her need known, something that absolutely had to be avoided at all costs. He may have saved her life, but that didn't suddenly entitle him to any knowledge of her bodily functions.
      "Is something the matter, Sinon?" And he wasn't the only one. Little Yui had left her place on Kirito's shoulder, and was now flying in front of Sinon's face. From what she had gathered in the conversations between the two, Yui was some kind of creation of the system, an artificial intelligence that regarded Kirito as her father. Bottom line, she was a program, not a human, so the chances she'd understand bathroom needs were slim. If Sinon were to be honest, she'd either get a lot of uncomfortable questions, or worse, Yui would ask Kirito.
      No, none of that could be allowed. "No, nothing's wrong! Nothing you need to worry yourself with!" Even she knew, that was bad, she sounded so suspicious.
      Good thing Yui was a naive little program. "Okay, if you say so," she chirped, happily flying back to her daddy, her task seemingly completed. Holding her breath, Sinon released a heavy sigh, relieved that her secrets remained a mystery.
      Though, if things continued to go downhill as they were, it couldn't stay a mystery much longer. The bladder notification, which had since faded away, returned into view, a percent higher this time at 91%. "That hour better be a generous estimate," she worried, running off towards the door Kirito was leaving through, eager to finish this dungeon as quickly as humanly possible.
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      "How much health does this guy need to have?!" Sinon had allowed her spirits to raise when they reached the boss room in 45 minutes instead of an hour, because that meant the bathroom was all the closer. Unfortunately, it never crossed her mind that Kirito had accounted for that in his calculations.
      "Three health bars? A half hour? That's pretty standard for this game!" With a second sword drawn, Kirito was going to town slashing at one of the giant minotaur's legs, very slowly draining the boss's first health bar. All the while, Sinon was pelting its face with explosive arrows, staggering it enough that it wouldn't immediate counter the tiny swordsman attacking its ankles.
      Their assault was ferocious, but Kirito wasn't lying earlier when he talked about how many players usually took on one of these bosses. At this rate, it'd take another half hour to beat this guy, time Sinon was absolutely sure she didn't have. In the intervening time, her bladder meter had risen to 98%, a fact it made sure she was aware of, with the rapid red flashing it had taken to as of late. It was very possible, likely in fact, that she had minutes left before the soaking failure fast approaching.
      It was still incredibly surreal to understand she was full to bursting without being able to feel even the slightest twinge, but the knowledge of her desperation was getting to her, producing a learned response, even without the proper stimulus. It didn't matter that she wasn't in any pain, her right hand still bolted to her shorts, gripping her crotch with all her strength, an attribute archers didn't have many points in. She was bouncing on her toes too, doing all she could to hold in her pee, even if she knew it would accomplish nothing.
      One more tick on her notification, now at 99%. "No, I'm...I'm out of time!" If she didn't just go for it and act right now, it'd be too late. This boss needed to die in the next ten seconds, and the only way to possibly achieve that was to go all out in the battle. She had to hit this boss hard and fast, and there was only one way to do it: point-blank. No hesitation, she ran forward, jumping high into the air in her approach, high above Kirito and meeting the minotaur's face. "Eat this!" She fired off the strongest skill she had, a piercing arrow with the force of a bullet, straight through her target's head. With all her experience as a sniper, she felt confident this would end it.
      Too bad this wasn't a human opponent. Her shot only dealt enough damage to leave a barely noticeable drop in the health bar, and only served to piss the beast off. Now, she was falling directly before the boss, it was angry at her, and it could still swing its axe. And her meter just jumped up to the full 100%. "Uh-oh."
      "Sinon!" In a flash, Kirito flew between Sinon and the boss, holding his primary sword vertically in front of him, in a defensive position. It would have been a charming gesture, if the axe he was attempting to block wasn't huge and heavy. The minotaur swung with all its might, cutting through both of them in a single stroke. That one attack was all it took to drain both their health bars to zero, killing them both instantly. Good thing this game had no penalty for death, aside from some item loss.
      Ordinarily, death to an ALO boss fight would result in the player turning into a Remain Light for ten minutes, to allow for another player to revive them. However, with no more players in the arena, the game knew not to waste everyone's time, and just deposited the two in the center of their most recently visited town, Swilvane. "That was awesome," Kirito exclaimed, throwing his arms up in celebration. "Just the two of us, and we took out a whole health bar! Just...why did you jump in like that at the end?"
      Sinon didn't respond. She had all but given up, resigning herself to the accident about to happen. It probably already had, she could just imagine the soaked bed she'd be greeted with when she exited the game. But if that was the case, then why was the bladder warning still visible? It hadn't decreased, it had actually gone up again to 101%. "How?"
      That was it! She was going past her acceptable limits, she was surely on the ropes, but she still had time! She just had to act fast. With a frantic speed to rival Kirito's, her fingers flew through her menus, ready to slam the Log Out button and return to the real world.
      "Sinon! You're shaking!" In her distraction, she hadn't even realized Kirito was calling out to her, not until he closed the distance and grabbed her by the shoulders. "Is something wrong?" He sounded pretty panicked, not surprising considering what they had previously survived together. It was kind of nice that he was scared for her safety, but she still couldn't tell him. Looking right into his eyes, she poked the button, as her vision faded and her in-game body crumpled to the ground.
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      Shino's eyes shot open, as she looked at the white ceiling of her apartment through the tinted visor of the Amusphere. Inhabiting her real body once again, she was prepared to be struck by the worst pain imaginable emanating from her bladder ready to explode. For a second, she worried how she'd even be able to stand up and make it to her bathroom in this condition.
      It turned out that fear wasn't necessary, as the shock of her consciousness changing worlds was the final jolt she didn't need. There wasn't as much pain as there should have been between her legs, but there was a lot of something else: heat. Her thighs felt warm, hot even, and there was a sticky wetness accompanying the temperature discrepancy. Not only that, but she could also hear a slight, muffled splashing.
      "No..." All these sensations together were the telltale signs of pee soaking into blankets, and that meant she had failed. "After everything?!" She went to such lengths to avoid this outcome, but even a little thing was out of her grasp. A 16-year old girl couldn't prevent herself from having an accident, and that was the most depressing part of it.
      Gulping, she looked down at her legs, incredibly stiff, eyes continuously darting upwards to avoid it. She couldn't avert from the sight forever, and in plain view, a yellow puddle growing outwards as it discolored her sheets and pajama shorts, staining them both with the proof of her inadequacy. Her bladder emptied, but all those fluids were staying with her, remaining on her in the worst way possible.
      And another aspect to add to the shame, the cause of all this, her bladder was also somewhat small. While this meant the hissing and spreading urine ended sooner, it did little to ease her misery. "I can't even hold in this much..." Her whole goal in GGO, the reason she needed to win the BoB tournament, was to prove to herself that she had grown past the traumatized little girl she used to be, and proving she still had the holding capacity of a little girl was enough to make her rethink her development.
      Either way, sitting in her own urine, wallowing in sorrow wasn't going to solve anything. Reaching up to her head, she pulled the Amusphere off and placed it on her nightstand, moving her glasses off the wooden surface and placing them on her face. Now she could see her accident in finer detail, a sight she couldn't stomach. She needed to turn away, swinging her legs off the side of the bed, feeling little drops run down her skin as she dragged her butt through the puddle before she could stand up.
      The first step towards ridding herself of all the disgusting pieces of ruined fabric she left was to undress. Her light-colored shorts were totally discolored, the crotch a completely different hue now, she winced as she slid them down her legs and dropped them in the laundry hamper, careful not to touch any of the wet patch. She did need to do her laundry today, so they'd be cleaned soon. In comparison, her black panties hardly looked out of place, aside from the reflective sheen in the center and all across the back, but the wetness on her sensitive girlhood didn't lie. Into the hamper they went.
      Shino lived on the second floor, and her curtains were shut, so there was no fear of anyone being able to see into her apartment. With that in mind, she didn't think it a priority to wipe her legs dry and put other pants on, she could afford to stay half-nude long enough to make her bed at least. She looked over the blankets, the puddle soaking down towards the mattress, and she let out a drawn-out, exasperated sigh. This was a sight she never liked seeing, no matter how many times she did. Thanks to the childhood trauma she carried, one that frequently flared up and turned her into a crying mess, semi-frequent bedwetting was just something she had to live with. That was the reason a plastic mattress cover awaited her as she tossed the sheets into the hamper as well, the large addition overflowing the container. At least her mattress wasn't destroyed.
      She had done her duty in cleaning up after herself, now she could take a quick shower and rinse herself off. Slipping her shirt and bra off and gently placing them on the pile of sheets and shorts erupting from the hamper, she took a new set of clothes with her into her small bathroom, placing both them and her glasses on the sink counter. Actively attempting not to look at the toilet she failed to visit, she turned the water in the shower stall on and up to her desired temperature, stepping in and closing the glass door behind her. Letting the warm water wash away the other warm water, she couldn't help but allow the flowing fluid from the shower head hide the new batch of bodily fluids running down her cheeks.
      Even the act of bathing was an unpleasant experience, and once she was sure she was tidied up and soaped down, she turned the water off, grabbing a towel to wipe down every inch of her skin and make sure she was dry. She hung the towel on the wall rack and put her new clothes on, allowing herself to feel relief at being in clean clothes. It couldn't have been more than ten minutes since she woke up, but it was a pleasant change nonetheless.
      Grabbing a tissue to sop up the few drops that would have fallen from her legs to the floor on the walk in, she exited the bathroom, keeping a close look on the wood floor for any small splatters. However, she was distracted by the phone on her nightstand, vibrating loudly with the screen lit up. "Someone's calling me?" She didn't really have any friends anymore that would call her cell, and that curiosity drew her from her previous task. Though the call had stopped, what awaited her on the screen was the last thing she wanted to see right now. 8 missed calls from Kazuto Kirigaya. "Kirito..." She really didn't want to talk to him right now, but at this rate, he'd be calling all night until he got a response. Very hesitantly, she grabbed her phone and tapped the notification, automatically calling him back. It wasn't even a full ring before the other end picked up. "Hello?"
      "Sinon?! Ah, thanks for finally answering! You just suddenly logged out without any explanation! Did someone break into your apartment again?!" He sounded very scared, very unlike his usual demeanor, even when facing down his own death.
      "No, nothing like that," she assured, though quiet and monotone. "I'm sorry, I'll log back in now."
      "You don't need to do that. We respawned in a safe zone, so our virtual bodies aren't in any danger once we log out. So, what happened, if you don't mind me asking?"
      Shino felt like she had nothing left to lose, and gave up on hiding anything. She already wet her pants, what harm could it do? "Just me being stupid. I had to use the bathroom and I couldn't hold it long enough for us to finish."
      Kazuto was silent, allowing Shino's mind to race with all the possibilities of what his response would be. Would he just hang up, or say something about that being gross before doing so? Maybe it would be some sort of empty comfort, where he says nice things that anyone could tell he didn't mean. Hell, she had no proof it wouldn't suddenly get creepy.
      Still, once again, he surprised her. "You know you can just say you're logging out for a minute anytime, right? I mean, outside a fight, of course. No one cares, we all do it."
      Shino was speechless. He just...didn't care. It wasn't weird to him. She was the one making a big deal out of it by assuming he would too. So why didn't she trust him? After everything they'd been through, when she had opened up about her dark past and he had been there to listen and not judge. She told him about the time she killed someone, why was it so hard to just say she needed to visit the restroom?
      She was unable to say anything for half a minute, long enough that Kazuto started calling her name to make sure the call hadn't been disconnected, when her words found her. "Why didn't you tell me that before?! You could have saved me all this trouble if you had just shared that little tidbit!"
      "I-I assumed it was the same in GGO! It just didn't feel like a necessary bit of information to include!"
      "You know what I had to deal with, all because you didn't think that was important?! Next time we meet in person, you're giving me the yen to pay for the laundry!" Two strong-willed teenagers, their argument continued for quite some time, and Shino wasn't letting up on the verbal assault. Yet, despite that, she found herself smiling as she shouted. There was something nice about having a friend she could yell at. Maybe she was already letting her guard down around him, without even noticing. Still, she swore; if word of this story ever got out, she wouldn't hesitate to shoot him in the back with an arrow.