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Programming: a romance

by M. Arbon on 2018-02-11

"Did you just hack me?" Cam asked.

"Yes. Sorry."

"Hmm. Thought so." His expression was mild. "Successfully, too. It's been a long time since that's happened."

Introverted Lewis needs to increase his Social score for a shot at his dream job with his favorite serialized space opera. So he hires human-machine hybrid Cam to pose his boyfriend. But Lewis isn't interested in a real relationship, and he takes steps to ensure that the liaison remains purely for show.

Cam dates people for a living. He enjoys his job, and he's good at it. He's not allowed to touch Lewis. But there's nothing that prevents him from talking...

Contents include: space opera fandom, sexy talk, and a fake boyfriend who isn't going to take this sort of thing lying down. So to speak.

This 6,500-word story was previously published in Shousetsu Bang*Bang.