Wait a minute I thought, I could just wait for the immersion reminder to send me back to the real world.
So I waited for what seemed like an age. "<It shouldn't take this long for the reminder.>" I whined.
Then some faint voices drew closer. "Hey, it's that thing from the games, ---" was all I could make out before the low humming sound started up again.
There was the bright flash again, but before I could see what happened, I was presented with the immersion reminder prompt.
Without hesitation I confirmed that I wanted to exit the game.
There was a falling sensation, then the feeling of the chair beneath me, and the weight of the FOG headset on my head.
I saw the words flash on the tiny text screen, "Thank you for playing. TIME UNTIL ALLOWED RE-CONNECTION [11h 59m]"
Lifting the headset off, something was very wrong. I wasn't in my room, The walls were painted a light blue colour, there was a bookcase full of books and movies I'd never owned, the computer hooked up to the FOG headset looked much more high end than my crappy setup.
That's when I noticed, I wasn't in my own body! And worse than that, this body wasn't even male.
I started to freak out, who's body was I in. who, if anyone, was in MY body. could I even get back?!
Focusing on my breathing I calmed myself down. okay, just gotta take it slow and figure out what happened