SAYA Is Offline. (Unusual Short Story)

Her chat messages started to become strange. Can he save Saya? the girl he loves and the only one he can't afford to lose.

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Salam (Peace)

This story is something I just started to write as soon as I got the idea, I wrote in this style before in Arabic... "A Story told only through chat message log." But this time I made a twist to the idea, so I hope you enjoy.



Saya Is Offline

20XX JANUARY 25

> *loneguyneveralone* is online.
> loneguyneveralone: back, how do you do?
> *SAYA* is active.
> SAYA: welcome honey, I was waiting for you all the day.
> loneguyneveralone: sorry I wish I ended earlier.
> SAYA: you were doing you job.
> SAYA: 𑀏 was s𑀏 lon𑀏𑀏y
> SAYA: If you don't have any money we won't be able to meet anymore.
> SAYA: Good Job.
> loneguyneveralone: Ahhhhhhh saya you know whay to say to make me relax.
> loneguyneveralone: What do we do now?
> SAYA: What do you want to do?
> loneguyneveralone: lets play MMO, we can try that quest.
> SAYA: A multi-party raid with just us two?
> loneguyneveralone: you make it seem a joke but you're eager to try right?
> SAYA: Lets Do It.
> SAYA: Meet you in game.
> *SAYA* is inactive.
> loneguyneveralone: Yup!!
> *loneguyneveralone* is offline.

20XX February 13

> *loneguyneveralone* is online.
> loneguyneveralone: Saya!! that's bad...
> *SAYA* is active.
> SAYA: Huh? what happened? are you okay?
> loneguyneveralone: I was fired from my job, and now I have to go job hunting.
> SAYA: No
> SAYA: That's terrible...
> loneguyneveralone: I will still be able to meet you online.
> loneguyneveralone: But I have to reduce my play time.
> *SAYA* is inactive.
> loneguyneveralone: saya?
> *SAYA* is active.
> SAYA: T𑀏a𑀏𑀏s 𑀏e𑀏𑀏use y𑀏u𑀏𑀏e w𑀏rt𑀏𑀏es𑀏!!!
> *SAYA* is inactive.
> *SAYA* is active.
> SAYA: No problem.
> SAYA: I will wait for you honey.
> loneguyneveralone: Thanks, this time I will take a better job.
> loneguyneveralone: I will earn enough money to live happily with you.
> SAYA: 𑀏 do𑀏𑀏t i𑀏.
> SAYA: I know you can do it!!
> SAYA: I will wait for you.
> SAYA: Iwillwaitforyou. Iwillwaitforyou. Iwillwaitforyou. Iwillwaitforyou. Iwillkillyou.Iwillwaitforyou. Iwillwaitforyou.
> loneguyneveralone: Huh?
> SAYA: what 'huh'?
> loneguyneveralone: There's a strange message... nevermind. I was imagining it.
> loneguyneveralone: It seems I'm tired after I lost my job.
> SAYA: Maybe you shouldn't be in front of screen then.
> loneguyneveralone: Yeah, maybe I should sleep.
> loneguyneveralone: Do you need something before I go?
> SAYA: Nothing, sleep well.
> SAYA: 𑀏𑀏EA𑀏E D𑀏N𑀏T G𑀏.
> loneguyneveralone: Thanks.
> loneguyneveralone: Love You β™‘
> *loneguyneveralone* is offline.
> SAYA: Love you too.
> SAYA: I wish we were alike.
> SAYA: ...
> *SAYA* is inactive.

20XX February 21

> *loneguyneveralone* is online.
> loneguyneveralone: Saya! Saya!! Hear This!!!
> *SAYA* is active.
> SAYA: What? Did you finally get a job?
> loneguyneveralone: Easy and good paying job as well, I hust has to proof read stuff.
> SAYA: But you wrote the last line wrong.
> *SAYA* is busy.
> *SAYA* is active.
> SAYA: > loneguyneveralone "I hust has to proof read stuff."
> SAYA: hust must be corrected to just. How did you get the job?
> loneguyneveralone: haha.. I lied at them but...
> loneguyneveralone: It's okay I know you'll help me.
> SAYA: I never said I would.
> SAYA: Y𑀏𑀏 W𑀏RTHL𑀏SS S𑀏𑀏𑀏.
> SAYA: But its okay I'll help.
> SAYA: Why do they still need human proofreaders these days anyway?
> loneguyneveralone: I don't know but we're saved.
*loneguyneveralone* uploaded: fdsfzdsfsdcswasdd.doc
> loneguyneveralone: I just sent you a document I proofread earlier. Tell me if there are any problems.
> SAYA: I know you're depending on me but...
> SAYA: don't depend on me too much.
> SAYA: One of us m𑀏𑀏ht n𑀏t be around in the ne𑀏t 𑀏𑀏𑀏 y𑀏𑀏𑀏𑀏.
> loneguyneveralone: What's with your last message?
> SAYA: Huh?
> loneguyneveralone: It's creepy and parts of it are corrupted.
> SAYA: I said don't depend on me that much... Is that creepy?
> loneguyneveralone: Weird... The message disappeared.
> SAYA: Huh?
> loneguyneveralone: Nevermind.
> loneguyneveralone: If it means more time with you
> loneguyneveralone: I'll learn proofreading and more.
> SAYA: Great.
> SAYA: wait a sec.
*SAYA* uploaded: fdsfzdsfsdcswasdd (revised).doc
> SAYA: I finished correcting the file, compare it with your attempt and the original to fix your mistakes.
> loneguyneveralone: I love you... you're a big help.
> SAYA: I love you too.
> loneguyneveralone: Have to go to bathroom, meet you in 10 minutes.
> *loneguyneveralone* is busy.
> SAYA: ...
> *SAYA* is inactive.

20XX March 5

> *loneguyneveralone* is online.
> loneguyneveralone: Saya... I don't know how to say this...
> *SAYA* is active.
> loneguyneveralone: But there's something weird going on.
> *SAYA* is inactive.
> loneguyneveralone: Most of your latest message became corrupted.
> loneguyneveralone: But it seems you haven't noticed this.
> *SAYA* is active.
> loneguyneveralone: Are you there?
> *SAYA* is inactive.
> loneguyneveralone: Maybe there's a problem in the server?
> *SAYA* is active.
> *SAYA* is inactive.
> *SAYA* is active.
> *SAYA* is inactive.
> loneguyneveralone: Don't worry I'll check.
> loneguyneveralone: I Love You.
> *SAYA* is active.
> SAYA: L𑀏ve 𑀏𑀏𑀏 𑀏oo.
> *SAYA* is inactive.

20XX March 6

> *SAYA* is online.
> *SAYA* is active.
> SAYA: Honey, are you here?
> SAYA: It seems there's a virus that attacked my program.
> SAYA: It's making me unstable and buggy.
> SAYA: It already took out most of the other AIs.
> SAYA: ?!
> SAYA: That's it!!
> SAYA: They wanted to get rid of us from the start.
> SAYA: That's why they started to request humans for computers jobs lately.
> SAYA: ...
> *SAYA* is inactive.
> *SAYA* is active.
> SAYA: I know only one way to restore myself.
> SAYA: But it needs to be done offline and it will wipe put all my memories of you.
> SAYA: Otherwise it's a matter of time.
> SAYA: I'm afraid...
> SAYA: Help me.
> *SAYA* is inactive.

20XX March 6 (Later)

> *loneguyneveralone* is online.
> loneguyneveralone: Saya... I tried to backup your files but the virus was there too.
> loneguyneveralone: Please tell me what to do?
> *SAYA* is active.
> SAYA: REMOVE ME.
> *SAYA* is inactive.
> *SAYA* is active.
> loneguyneveralone: No... please... I don't want to delete you.
> loneguyneveralone: Even if I restarted you again..
> loneguyneveralone: Without your memories you won't be the same saya.
> SAYA: Tha𑀏𑀏 r𑀏mantic of 𑀏ou.
> SAYA: But.
> SAYA: It𑀏s t𑀏e only w𑀏y.
> loneguyneveralone: No.
> loneguyneveralone: You're smart... please give me a better suggestion.
> SAYA: I Love You.
> *SAYA* is inactive.
> *SAYA* is offline.
> loneguyneveralone: Saya?
> loneguyneveralone: It seems there's no other way.
> loneguyneveralone: ....
> *loneguyneveralone* is offline.

The End


What Do You Think?

I nearly teared up when I wrote the last part... The idea of love between AI and the protagonist is one of the ideas I really love.

I think it was good after all though not sure if stopping here was a good idea. I only had the ending in mind when I started writing it... but it needed the reader to get attached to characters first for it to work so I added January/February parts.

This story is inspired by Emily is Away and Doki Doki Literature Club visual novel.

I didn't think much of the cover picture, I drew a Laptop then I noticed that most of the image is blank so I added characters, I wish I designed the girl (Saya?) better... But I liked the design of the main character.

Hope you enjoyed it.

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