I suppose he could come across that way to some people, but...he kinda reminds me of me, since I'm not very good with people either. ^_^;
One reason this story caught my eye was because it reminded me of one I've been writing on my own for the past few years (not for public consumption). My story involved a cheerful, happy-go-lucky guy take an interest in a depressed, quiet wallflower, and was largely about them becoming closer. The similarities definitely caught my interest, and your game gave me some inspiration to keep working on my own stuff.
Too bad wallflowers are ignored in the real world. This is why fantasy is always better!