Him and Her - An Odd(?) Story

Him and Her - An Odd(?) Story

by beddedOtaku

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A story of two people in their early twenties, an always expressionless(?) Aya, and cool(?) Tyson. Loves, friendships, and the small moments pile up in this odd(?) love story.


Tyson, suffering from long-lasting unrequited love, meets Aya, an odd, expressionless girl from his classes. As the curiosity about each other draws them together, it slowly sparks a friendship founded on honesty with which the two deal with one another. It is a story about two ordinary college students with their own, small circumstances, and love which blossoms between the two of them. 

Check out 1 page comics titled Ay's and Ty's Daily Lives for some funny moments between the two: http://fav.me/dc4q2wf


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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1 - Him and Her ago
Chapter 2 - Definitely an Alien ago
Chapter 3 - To Open Up ago
Chapter 4 - Can't Be ago
Chapter 5 - Without Him ago
Chapter 6 - Sunday Date ago
Chapter 7 - Monday Blues ago
Chapter 8 - Who's The Lonely One? ago
Chapter 9 - Ruthless Onslaught ago
Chapter 10 - Day in the Rain ago
Chapter 11 - Friday Kinks ago
Chapter 12 - Birthday Kicks ago
Chapter 13 - Courage and Trust ago
Chapter 14 - Thursday Reunion ago
Chapter 15 - Taking Charge ago
Chapter 16 - All the Same ago
Chapter 17 - A Robot and an Alien ago
Chapter 18 - Not the Way Imagined ago
Chapter 19 - Spring's Warmth ago
Chapter 20 - To Be a Cool Girlfriend ago
Chapter 21 - Goes Both Ways ago
Chapter 22 - The First Fight(?) ago
Chapter 23 - Loves and Friendships ago
Chapter 24 - Story Bygone ago
Chapter 25 - An Odd Pair ago
Chapter 26 - Morning Charades ago
Chapter 26.5 - The Story of Them ago
Chapter 27 - Naive Devil ago
Chapter 28 - To Get It ago
Chapter 29 - Awkward Family ago
Chapter 30 - Perfect Distraction ago
Chapter 31 - The Morning After ago
Chapter 32 - Road Trip ago
Chapter 33 - The Past's Return ago
Chapter 34 - The Most Difficult Thing ago
Chapter 35 - Perfect Couplet ago
Chapter 36 - Dinning Done Right(?) ago
Chapter 37 - Fears and Dreams ago
Chapter 38 - Promise by the Pier ago
Chapter 39 - Every Day a Journey ago
Chapter 40 - Summer Night's Quarrels ago
Chapter 41 - Perfect and Good ago
Chapter 42 - Beach Epis--Chapter ago
Chapter 43 - Midnight Beach Stroll ago
Chapter 44 - Ere and Thereafter ago
Chapter 45 - Standing Still In Time ago
Chapter 46 - Tears Without Rain ago
Chapter 47 - Aya and Ty's Antics ago
Chapter 48 - Quaint(?) Drive ago
Chapter 49 - Golden Goose ago
Chapter 50 - The Difficulties of Adulthood (I) ago
Chapter 51 - The Difficulties of Adulthood (II) ago
Chapter 52 - Snowless Christmas ago
Chapter 53 - A Year in the River of Time ago
Chapter 54 - As the Life Unfolds ago
Chapter 55 - Wedding Craze ago
Chapter 56 - Since the Time Immemorial ago
Chapter 57 - I Love You ago
Chapter 58 - Him and Her ago
Chapter 59 - Forever Him, Eternally Her ago

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Best Romance Story I've Read In a Long Time

Okay, I'm not one to put fictions in my favorites (mainly because I'm too lazy to click twice), and much less write a review, but this author has given me such a funny, enjoyable, and refreshing story that the bastard's managed to make me crawl out of my little hole to actually write a review. 

There aren't too many pure romance stories in RRL, and the characterization and banter of the characters in the predominantly fantasy ones are usually sub par at best. While I do wish for RRL to stay as a site for people who love writing the kind of stuff you can only find here, I do hope people can take inspiration from this story to make better use of that romance tag everyone seems to be putting in. 

Anyways, this was a great read, and it cheered me up a good bit after a particularly bad day. Kudos to the author for such a fun experience.

Ahem. Now, onto the actual review. I might as well do it properly now that I've gone and done it.


The style is written in a third person narrative with a good use of italicizations to convey thoughts. The author is descriptive enough that I have a clear image of where the scene is set, without being so over the top that it drags down the pacing in a bad way. This, along with that certain unique 'feeling' you get when you read another person's work that makes them stand out from the rest, gives me nothing to complain about.


Now, the story is good. I won't be saying much here due to spoilers, but it progresses relatively smoothly from chapter to chapter. My only criticism here would be the quick pace of the romance (which is essentially the plot in a novel like this). Now from the first chapter to the latest one--correct me if I'm wrong--about a week's time has passed since the beginning of the story. Though this is a good amount of time, their relationship as quote on quote 'friends' progressed quite fast. It also made the plot point in chapter 12 feel too sudden and convenient. It'd be good if the author put in some minor timeskips in between chapters, to extend the length of time the two have known eachother, and to show that nice feeling of behind-the-scenes continuation. Other than this, the story is great.


Now this, this here is what made me like this novel so much. See, in a romance fiction, characters are everything. No one wants to see the people they hate making out, much less being happily in a relationship. 

The author pulls this portion off very well. Both of the main characters are actual individual people. The MC can be a pessimist at times, but he is nowhere near a useless castrated beta-male MC. He's a cool fucking guy, I'd have to say. First male MC I've seen in a while who actually blushes (though he does do it quite a lot, this is intentionally a part of his character). No complaints.

As for the main heroine, damn. You have absolutely no idea how happy I was to not see the words 'heaven-defying beauty' when she was introduced for the first time. She has her quirks, and is an overall interesting character to read about. Her personality gets a massive thumbs up from me. I loved seeing a heroine that was actually smart, frank, and unashamed about saying the hilariously vulgar things she says. It honestly caught me by surprise how much I liked these two characters. Amazing job here author. Don't change.


Well, zero complaints here. It's easy to read, and I don't recall any significant grammar errors. That, and since English isn't my first language, doesn't really give me the confidence to be all nitpicky about the small stuff. Shit's easy to read, and I don't recall any errors. Read this story.


Aftet that long-ass rant, here's my final words. Thank you for writing this story. I don't remember a single chapter wherein I didn't laugh or smile from the extremely entertaining banter that's exchanged between both characters, and something like that is rare. Though I suggest you check out the very first chapter again, author. It didn't quite have the same amount of charm the rest of the chapters did, and almost caused me to stop reading for some reason. It'd be a shame if someone missed such a good fiction because of a single chapter. It might've just been because of my shit mood, but hey, you never know.

Anyways. If you want real characters and not a hair color strapped into a pair of breasts and a walking chastity belt suffering from impotence, read this novel. It's honestly quite amazing how much I enjoyed it.

Finally, you should probably consider re-writing that synopsis. It's a bit bland and isn't really eye catching enough to keep someone interested, nor give anyone any idea as to how good this fiction is. 

I'll be looking forward to more, so don't stop writing. I'll be lurking in the recesses of every new chapter for about ten minutes before I recede back into my little cubby hole. 

Thanks for the great read!


I'll just start off by saying that this is a must-read. 

It revolves around cute interactions and dialogue between Tyson, the aloof handsome stud, and Aya, the cool expressionless beauty. 

This story is very addicitng; this is the second time I've ever gotten so attached to a story before in just a few chapters. Their banters and enjoyable and funny, and they usually make me laugh, which is something rare. 

Instead of having a romance revolve around something more sexual, this story is more pure and adorable than others. It can definitely cheer anyone up and put a smile on your face. 

Well, enough is enough. Nobody likes to read a long review, anyway. Just go ahead and start reading this story. I hope it reaches 'popular this week' so that it can attract more attention, because it's seriously underrated right now. 


Read it for sweet sweet vanilla!

This story is simply amazing. I would even say that in terms of dialogue this is the best romance novel on this site. The story itself is also pretty good, but it is a bit cliche. However the thing that makes this novel great is its execution, the way the author styled the story and his use of dialogue is really amazing. 


This is my first review, and English is not my first language, so read if you want.

For the start, I must say this "I addicted to this"

What? Of course, I mean the story.

A great romance. This story tells about the interaction of two people, Tyson and Aya, an aloof guy and cool beauty.

You know, before I read this, I almost sure that there is no pure romances story in RRL, so I rather skeptical when I read the synopsis. But-


Their conversation will make you smile, unless you hate this kind of story. Also, this is what make it so addicting(mainly cause, the majority of the content is-).

Okay, I think it is enough, right? Because I running out of word.

So, just read this, it is good.


I'm not that good at writing review so I will keep it simple and short.
It's a sweet and funny story, something that heal the soul, appaese the mind. While the two character fall pretty rapidly in love, we can see the evolution of the relationship, even AFTER they start being a couple, which is really great.
The dialogue are amusing/funny and refreshing not your usual cliche dialogue.

When I started the story I simply couldn't stop myself, I've read all chapter in one go, and I can say only one thing I want more !


Definitely a must read. Quite refreshing once in a while seeing their cute interactions. Im at chap 8 and they both are starting to develop feelings for eachother after hanging out eachday. Seriously need more of this!


best romance I've read in years

god this was great, would reccomend to anyone looking for a relaxing read.


A very fun and sweet read perfect to fix a boring afternoon. I highly recommend that you read this if you enjoy cute romance, although the... uh, arguing, can get a bit tiresome at points.


Basically, it's a comedy. Romantic comedy. Decently written romantic comedy. Rare guest here.

There is really no real story, and characters are underdeveloped a bit, but it's okay. Dialogs are really good, thoug formatting is somewhat confusing.

I recommend it for everyone here, just to take a break from reincarnation/cultivation/heroic pile of...


Diabetes level love story, if a little inconsistent

Reviewed at: Chapter 55 - Wedding Craze

This one was a five star for me all the way up to chapter 30.  It was a cute and funny romance with nice character chemistry and tons of banter (think 'spice and wolf').  And i loved it!

Although after chapter 30 it just turns into a slice of life.  The lovebirds are still bantering, but it isnt for me anyore at that point.

My only gripe would be Aya's personality feels just a little bit inconsistent at times.  Like there are things she shows no embarressment over and other times, very similar things that suddenly she's a blushing maiden.  Sometimes she's treated as sexually naieve and other times experienced.  It was a bit weird.

But overall i really loved the story (at least the first 30 chapters anyway)