A/N: Because Kirito so is. Canon.
“She’s a legend.” Tae shrugged, like any fan trying to pretend that no, they really didn’t want to get their hands on a limited edition. “So is Vincent. You saw how my family looked when Klein said Fuurinkazan was on his quest. How did you ever meet him?” She couldn’t hide a little bounce this time. “Some monster? A flood threatening a village? Oh, maybe it was a necromancer….”
He shouldn’t. He really, really shouldn’t, Kirito told himself firmly, as Tae’s speculation rambled on. Fuurinkazan thought they knew him. But most people seemed to find his sense of humor a little… odd.
Well, except for Argo. Who wasn’t exactly known for leaving people laughing. More, ‘throttle that know-everything if it’s the last thing I do….’
Oh. And maybe Asuna. Though she was just as likely to drag him through town by the coat collar as giggle. And people wondered why he stayed out of towns?
“I mean, that was Vincent Valentine. It had to be something world-shaking, but I didn’t hear anything about it from the Guides, or the boss planning meetings-”
…Why did he think Vincent would find her gleeing just as annoying as he did?
Oh well. Maybe she won’t believe the truth. “Second-level quest,” Kirito shrugged.
Worth it. So worth it.