written for j's birthday.
When Hanamiya is four his mother gets his IQ tested, and is presented with startling results; when he is five he stops talking to kids his age altogether. They have nothing to offer him, not that most adults can keep up with him either. He retreats to his books, to his bitter chocolate, to entire days spent at the library in isolation. He doesn’t mind knowing so many things, though it’s frustrating to have nowhere to apply them to in his everyday life.
So he waits for the opportunity, until one year passes. Two. Three.
When he is eight he is given his own computer, and the possibilities open up. He has no interest in social networking – he would need a social life to begin with – and assigns little importance to trivial things like videos or gaming. He’s heard of all the communities online and hopes to find others like him, prodigies his own age unlike the old men trying to recruit him into their pathetic clubs because they happen to share the top percentile (he’ll surpass them all).
He comes close. There aren’t nearly enough child geniuses to fill up an entire forum, but he does stumble upon those of his own ilk. People who have too much time on their hands and are therefore investing it in the future, in a few lines of code than can rewrite someone’s entire history in less than an hour.
When he is nine he thinks mostly in binary, and when he is ten he can feasibly live on his own by figuring out how to send supplies of food and clothing to his house, free of charge. As long as no one looked to close, and they never did, because he was just a child who didn’t speak. He’s learned to dumb himself down and prove their earlier theory wrong, so as not to attract too much attention. From morning to afternoon he goes to a regular school, in a regular uniform with regular children, and from the hours between dinnertime and bedtime he makes himself something like a god.
A young, haughty one, but none of his hacker acquaintances need to know anything about him beyond his screen name: Kumo.
(He’s always liked spiders, and how the webs they spin do most of the dirty work.)
By the time he’s eleven he’s infamous in the cyber world. And when he is twelve, well.
When he is twelve, Hanamiya makes his first real friend.
have you ever had a friend thats like super attractive and really talented but you arent really jealous of them youre more like super happy for them like holy crap!!! my friend is so fucking cool fuck yeassssssssss!
this whole thing this season with chris, sheriff, and melissa serving as parents to not only their own children, but the whole pack - sheriff caring for allison, melissa for stiles, chris for isaac - this is what i signed up for wow