I met her 4 years ago. I was a young, naive lass looking for friends on DeviantArt. I had just gotten into object shows a few months prior, and I was desperate to talk to anyone in the fandom who would listen.
Her art really caught my eye. She made characters look so fluid and lively despite them being simple drawings. So I asked to roleplay with her. Though my excitement probably spooked her, she agreed to do so.
I remember staying up late one night, my heart beating against my chest in anticipation for her response. It felt so cool having to share your ideas with somebody and have them add onto it. And so we started talking more and more.
Our minutes spent reading and replying to each other had turned into days, then weeks, then eventually years.
She's helped me through my parents' hospitalization, periods of depression, and a panic attack.
I asked her just last month, "what are we?" and neither of us had a very good answer.
But here we are now, with her being the b