"I cried alone every night. It felt like every day that past here stole another piece of my real life away. After I cried, I’d go and fight as hard as I could. My only thought was of winning, moving forward, and getting stronger. But then I saw someone napping in the shade at the plaza. It made me so mad. I told him to stop wasting his time. And he replied that it was Aincrad’s best season and its best weather setting, too. So entering a dungeon would be a waste. Then I tried lying down as well and I slept like a baby. When I awoke it was evening and he looked a bit annoyed. But as we partied up together…Even in this world he was really living. He wasn’t losing a day in the real world. He was gaining a day here. The one who taught me that was Kirito-kun. When I began thinking of him as I fell asleep, I stopped having nightmares. I began to look forward to seeing him. For the first time since I arrived here…I was happy. To me, Kirito-kun is the meaning of my two years here, and proof that I’m alive. The reason I tried the NerveGear that day was so that I could meet him."