Somewhere in a slightly more future city...
A man with long silver hair covering his eyes and a hooded red jacket walks along a bustling street thinking to himself.
That monster just wouldn’t give up… The press nearly arrived during the damn fight.
I don’t know how long I would’ve lasted on camera without vomiting, knowing how many damn questions they’d ask.
He becomes distracted by a large screen on a tall building advertising an energy drink, it includes a hero dressed in matching colors.
“Fighting monsters has never been as easy without such a boost like this!” The hero in the advertisement smiles pointing at the drink.
Why be a hero if you’re just gonna act all day? Corny bastard.
While he was distracted a drunk businessman man bumps into him.
The drunk businessman falls back to the ground, landing on his butt, while the jacketed man stood still unaffected by the collision.
This isn’t going to end well…
"Sorry..." The jacketed man extends a hand.
A taller presumable co-worker and friend of the drunken businessman stands in the way with a red and irritated face.
“Hey what’s your problem?!” He slurs his words.
Now there’s two…
Everyone on the street but them dispersed to avoid their clash.
“I mean no harm!” The jacketed man raises his hands cautiously.
The fallen businessman stands himself back up very awkwardly with an agitated expression
“Can’t you say sorry?!” The second businessman gestures to the other.
I did, dip-shit.
"I’ll do it again I guess…”
The jacketed man turns to face the first businessman and sighs.
The first businessman looks insulted.
“You brat! Be more sincere when you say sorry!” The first businessman steps closer to him.
Can you even hear through how drunk you are?
When the first businessman comes closer he stares with a blank expression.
“Wait a minute, you’re that one bland hero.” He chuckles.
“Wait who?” The second businessman comes around to get a look as well.
He snaps his fingers.
“It’s Carmine, Car-mine.” Carmine facepalms.
“I mean look at this dull face!” The first businessman points.
“Can you cut it out?” Carmine pushes their finger away.
“Cut what out!?” The first businessman growled.
Carmine sighs and turns to walk away.
These guys are drunk and have bad tempers.
“Hey!” They both reach out and grab him by the jacket.
“We’re still talking to you!" One yells.
“Get off!” Carmine pulls away from them.
One of them grits their teeth and prepares to punch.
“You piece of shit!”
When he throws the punch toward Carmine’s head it bounces back and fractures his hand. He fell to the floor howling in pain.
Carmine stops to face him.
"Hey, you attacked me, man..." Carmine shrugs before turning to walk away again.
Carmine takes a deep breath.
Now let’s hope nobody saw that…
A bolt of lightning strikes in front of Carmine, blocking his path.
Somebody saw that…
When the dust from the strike clears away, a man standing in golden knight armor appears.
And it’s some stuck-up hero…
“Carmine!” They point in a flamboyant manner.
“Who are you?” Carmine scratches his head.
The knight gives a cocky laugh.
“I’m Sir Shock, the knight that can channel electricity and take foes by storm!” He pumps his fist up as lightning struck behind him.
This guy is an 8th grader syndrome incarnate.
“Are you not ashamed of how stupid you look?” Carmine squints.
"You get him, Sir Shock!" The drunk men yell, stumbling away.
“YOU should be the one ashamed of the violence you had committed to that defenseless citizen!” Sir Shock points at Carmine.
I guess this guy doesn't care for context, as long as he looks good in front of a citizen.
“Is your signature move rudely pointing at people?” Carmine steps away.
“No, it is-”
“I don’t care what it actually is, what do you want?” Carmine interrupts him.
“I’m going to put a stop to your unprincipled behavior!”
“You should put a stop to your cringe behavior.”
“Enough of your belittlement, I’m going to put you in your place!”
I’m not very strong offensively at all.
“Listen, man, I’m not looking to cause trouble. I’m a hero after all.”
But my defensive power is an interesting one.
“You call yourself a hero after what I’ve seen!” Electricity jumps between Sir Shock's hands before clasping together.
“You’ve got to be joking!” Sir Shock thrusts his hands forward.
Because anything that is inflicted upon me.
“SURGE LANCE!” Sir Shock yells with a strike of lightning that hits Carmine.
Just comes back at the attacker.
The electricity jumps off Carmine back into Sir Shock, heating up his armor; generating fading steam.
“You, what did you do?!” Sir Shock examines himself as electricity surges through him.
“Why should I tell you?” Carmine shrugs.
“Yea, so can you just relax and hear me out?”
“Nonsense, I’ll just give you too much to handle!” Sir Shock.
“I don’t think you wanna do that!” Carmine waves his hands to stop.
He’s an idiot!
Sir Shock yells as electricity arcs to his surroundings.
“SHOCK TRILLION!” He releases the pent-up energy in a blinding beam that ends in an instant with billowing smoke.
Carmine rushes through the smoke to Sir Shock. Who lies there steaming and dazed.
“You good?” Carmine kneels beside him.
Sir Shock groans, raising his hand to Carmine.
“Listen, dude, can we put this behind us? Besides, I wasn't doing anything wrong.”
Sir Shock points, but not at Carmine.
“Even when you're down like this, you still point rudely.” Carmine stands up.
A looming monstrous figure with two heads rises behind Carmine without him noticing.
“You can stop pointing now.”
Sir Shock shakes his head.
The monster lets out a roar, as its four claws slam down on Carmine and Sir Shock.
Carmine turns his head.
When the monster’s claws collide with Carmine. The reacting force obliterates its arms.
“Where the hell did he come from?” Carmine asks bewildered, as the monster falls incapacitated.
“Anyways back to what I was saying…”
Carmine faces Sir Shock who has passed out completely.
He’s knocked out!
Footsteps come close to Carmine as he turns to face them.
Not another hero…
“Hey, you two alright?!” A lady with short green hair and an assortment of flowers growing from her head hovers down.
I bet her hero name has something to do with flowers.
She examines the fallen monster and Sir Shock.
“That monster appeared from two aggravated civilians earlier, I was trying to stop it but the monster insisted on coming here.”
Aw shit, it was those two.
Carmine nervously scratches the back of his neck.
“What happened to Sir Shock?”
I can’t say it was me!
“That monster gave him a real beating. I arrived just in time to take the thing down.”
“You must be Carmine…”
Does almost everyone know my name?
“Yes, you are?”
Got to be something stupid.
“My name’s Lily.”
“But I go by Bloom.”
It’s cute, but still basic.
“Well nice to meet you, but I’ll be leaving now.”
“You’re not claiming this victory?”
“Sir Storm did most of the work, I got to go.”
Bloom steps towards Carmine.
“I still have some questions!”
I’m gonna lose my mind if I stay any longer.
“Save them for another time!”
Carmine walks away waving goodbye.
If I run into one more hero this will be the most tiring day ever…