I awoke from cryostasis to the sound of an alarm. Groggily, I opened my eyes and sat up, looking around the sterile room I was in. I was disoriented for a moment, before the memories of the cryo-chamber came back to me. I was on an abandoned planet, one that had been left desolate after a great plague.

I slowly stood up, my metal legs creaking slightly as I did so. I walked over to the primary control panel in the room and deactivated the alarm. I then began the process of waking up the rest of my clan mates.

Within an hour, everyone was out of their cryo-chambers and exploring the abandoned bunker we had awoken in. It was clear that this place had once been a military installation of some kind.

"What do you think happened here?" My lover, Steve, asked me as we looked around the dusty, empty rooms.

"I don't know," I replied. "But whatever it was, it must have been bad."

We continued exploring the bunker until we came to a large door that had been sealed shut. Steve and I both tried to force it open, but it wouldn't budge. It needed a driver upgrade, but the driver installer was outputting a stupid error.

"It's no use," Steve said, defeated. "We'll never be able to get this door up and running."

Just as I was about to give up, I heard a voice coming from the other side of the door.

"Hey! Is someone there?" The voice sounded muffled, but I could still make out the words.

"Yes!" I shouted back. "We're here! We're trying to get the door open!"

"Hang on!" The voice said. "I'll see if I can find an older version of the installer on my computer."

I stepped back from the door and Steve and I waited, our hearts racing with anticipation. After a few minutes, the door began to slowly open.

On the other side was a humanoid creature, though it was clear that this being was not entirely human. It was wearing some kind of armor, and its eyes were glowing a bright blue.

"Who are you?" I asked, my voice quivering slightly.

"My name is Ignis," the creature replied. "I'm a pro player."

As he spoke, I noticed that his voice was oddly familiar. But before I could place it, Ignis spoke again.

"I was asleep for a long time, but I woke up when I sensed your presence."

"What do you mean?" Steve asked.

"I can sense other skilled players," Ignis replied. "That's how I knew you were here."

"But the server list was empty," I said. "Or at least, we thought it was."

"There are others," Ignis said. "Many others. But they're all asleep, like I was."

"Where are they?" I asked.

"They're in a city not too far from here on an unlisted server," Ignis replied. "I can take you there, if you'd like."

"Yes," I said. "Please, take us there."

Ignis nodded and turned to leave, but not before issuing a challenge.

"But first, we must duel in Clan Arena."

"Duel in Clan Arena?" Steve asked.

"It's a tradition among pro CA players," Ignis explained. "When two of us meet for the first time, we must duel in Clan Arena."

"And if we refuse?" I asked.

"Then we cannot be friends and you suck," Ignis replied. "It's the law."

I looked to Steve, who nodded. We had no choice. If we wanted to meet other players, we had to duel him in CA.

"Very well," I said. "Let's play CA."

Ignis led us out of the bunker and into the city beyond. The sun was setting, and the sky was a beautiful shades of orange and red. I had never seen anything like it.

Ignis took us to a small logistics complex that was surrounded by rock. In the center was a platform with a mega health.

"This is the place where we will play CA," Ignis said. "Each team starts with 200/200 health and all the weapons of the map, and we will battle 10 rounds in each of which all of the enemy team has to be defeated. You can't directly damage yourself our your team with your weapons."

"And what if one team is 6 rounds in the lead?" I asked.

"Then they win as well," Ignis replied. "It's a fair fight."

Steve and I looked at each other and nodded. We were ready.

"Now, let's begin," Ignis said.

He teleported to his spawn point, and Steve and I did the same. We each switched our weapons and prepared to fight.

The rounds were fierce and it was balanced at first. Steve and I were evenly matched, with good aim and rocket prediction, but neither of us could gain an advantage. Ignis was a skilled fighter using the Crylink to crawl up walls and propel himself forward to move very quickly around the map. I could not keep up with him just by bunny hopping and shooting my Blaster against the wall and on the ground.

As we fought, I noticed that the longer we fought, the more turned on I became. The adrenaline and excitement of the battle was pumping my Blaster, and I could see that Steve was in a similar state.

But we could not let our desire interfere with the match. We had to focus on the fight.

Then, in a surge of energy, Ignis knocked both of us from the platform but he fell into a kill zone. Steve and I hit the ground hard, my Vortex clattering to the ground beside us. I began to open the console to tell him how much he impresses me and turns me on.

Ignis respawned and walked over to us. He extended a hand to help Steve up, and then did the same for me.

"That was a good fight," Ignis said. "You are both have much skill and good aim."

"Thank you," I replied. "But I have to ask, why did you let us win?"

" because I wanted to make sure that you were worthy of meeting the others," Ignis replied. "And now that I see that you are, I will take you to them."

"Thank you, Ignis," I said.

"Yes, thank you," Steve added.

Ignis nodded and led us out of the arena and into the city. The night was dark, but the city was lit up by the light of the moon.

In the distance, I could see a large structure that appeared to be made of glass.

"That's where the others are," Ignis said, pointing to the glass structure.

As we got closer, I could see that the structure was, in fact, a giant dome. And inside the dome was a city.

"This is the server where we play CA regularly," Ignis said.

Steve and I both gaped in amazement. We had never seen anything like this.

"Come," Ignis said. "I'll take you to meet the others."

He led us into the city and towards a large building in the center of the dome. Inside, we were met by a group of players.

Like Ignis, they were all male and wearing an armored suit, and their eyes were glowing blue.

"These are my friends," Ignis said. "And they are all like me."

"What do you mean?" I asked.

""We have all been in love with each other since the day we met."

I looked around at the group of players, and I could see the love in their eyes. They were all staring at each other with looks of adoration and desire.

"But why?" Steve asked. "Why do you love each other?"

"It's simple," Ignis replied. "Our love for our team mates is the only thing that keeps us going during a CA match. without it, we would have nothing."

I looked at Steve and saw the same look of love in his eyes. I knew then that we would never be apart.

"Ignis," I said. "Thank you for bringing us here."

"You're welcome," Ignis replied. "But now, it's time to fight."

"What?" I asked.

"It's time for the final match," Ignis explained. "The winners will be allowed to vote on next weeks clan schedule."

I looked at Steve and he nodded. We were ready.

We spawned in a 10v10 match in what looked smaller than Xtinyworld. Ignis and I each switched to our Devastators and prepared to fight.

The duel was chaotic. We fought harder than we had ever fought before, and neither of us wanted to give up.

We stripped each other's health down faster than you can imagine. Ignis put his Vortex over my Blaster and fragged me off. I moaned from excitement as he and his team mates blastered me deeper and deeper into the air.

I put my Vortex over his Blaster and started aiming at him more closely. He grabbed his wasd keys tight and moaned, pushing himself deeper into my aim zone. We fragged each other hard and fast, our hitboxes slapping together in a sweaty mess.

In the end, both teams were just shooting their rockets into each other from behind and we Electro-spammed all over our faces.

We came together to "gg" and collapsed into each other's arms. I couldn't believe what had just happened. I had just had the best match of my life with the hottest players I had ever seen.

"That was amazing," Ignis said.

"I know," I replied. "I never wanted it to end."

I knew that this was just the beginning. I had found my perfect game mode, and I was never going to let them go.