Chapter 55:

Chapter 55 [Li Ying]

Tasteless


Apartment, Early Morning.
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I wake up the next morning feeling groggy, with a sore in my back, I grunt as I try to open my eyes, looking at the window, the sun still set, my line of sight move to the alarm clock; 6.00 a.m. What happens last night was not something prepare, Li know about my power and I manage to avoid talking about it with her last night.Bookmark here

Last night when I finally left in my room, I couldn't help myself but cry as the old memories begin to flood in my mind like a dam was broken, sadness and happiness overwhelmed me as I saw Haru last night; I was happy to see him but that doesn't last long as I saw what he had become. Bookmark here

I need to stop him for sure tonight.Bookmark here

I get out of the bed slowly and head to my wardrobe; picking the blandest color cloth, I quietly wear them. I stand in front of my mirror and I could see my eyelid swollen and redden from the crying last night. Determination filled my heart while I clench my fist tightly; this time, I will make sure that nothing will stop me tonight.Bookmark here

Opening my room door slowly, I took a few light steps toward the front door, as I was about to pass the kitchen. I heard someone scream and suddenly, from the kitchen; Li with her pajama on, jump from the counter and on top of me.Bookmark here

Instead of pushing me down, she barely moves me an inch. Her arm wraps around my neck as she dangles from my shoulder.Bookmark here

I heard she let out a grunt in pain before speaking.Bookmark here

"You like a brick wall. Ouch... I think my nose hit your shoulder"Bookmark here

"Li what are you trying to do?" I ask; my right eyebrow raised.Bookmark here

"Trying to get an answer out of you!" Li exclaim; grunting while trying to hold me, preventing me from walking away.Bookmark here

I sighed before asking "if I answer your question will you let me go?".Bookmark here

"Pretty much" Li answer.Bookmark here

"So what do you want to know?" I ask; Li let me go grinning then she took a seat on the stool near the counter.Bookmark here

"Why didn't you tell me you have power?" Li ask.Bookmark here

There a long pause, my eyes wander as I try to think of an answer for Li question.Bookmark here

"I grew up in a small normal town, I love my normal life, I love my normal mom... And I love him" I said; one of Li eyebrow raised as she just heard my statement.Bookmark here

"I don't want that to change, do you understand?" I ask.Bookmark here

"I dont.," Li answer.Bookmark here

"Normal people have always treat powered people differently, either treat them badly or with too much kindness. I just want to a normal girl who wants that special someone to be at my side" I said; Li still look confused.Bookmark here

"I never tell you what am I because of this right now, you either gonna fear me or put me on a pedestal because of what I can do"I continue.Bookmark here

"And I hate that treatment" I confess.Bookmark here

"So you hide your power from me because you just want us to be regular best friends. I am offended by your statement, you know?" Li said; she turns her head away, my eyes wander to my feet as I hear her words.Bookmark here

"I'm sorry I lie to you if you don't wa—" I was interrupted by Li.Bookmark here

"You have known me for three years, do I look like a regular best friend? No, I'm your B.F.F, best friend forever, and do you think that having power gonna change the way I treated you, girl you are so wrong, I'm Li Ying and you Lina Johnson, that its. No amount of power gonna change that!" Li exclaim.Bookmark here

I look up and my eyes meet Li gaze, she smiles at me as she takes hold of my hand. Her warmth hand meets with mine, I have always known that Li is a good friend since I first met her, she has always been a straightforward person and open mind girl. I'm glad that I could be her friend.Bookmark here

"Thank you, Li. I couldn't ask for better Bff" I said; extending both of my arms, I wrap both of then around Li body and pull her close.Bookmark here

"Too tight but so soft? how come when I hit you. Your whole body become hard like a brick but when you hug me, it felt so soft like a pillow made out of clouds," Li said; I release her and shrug my shoulder at her question.Bookmark here

"Life mysteries I guess, say why are you up so early and wearing those clothes?" Li points out.Bookmark here

"Why are you in the kitchen so early?" I ask back.Bookmark here

"When we arrive home, you were kind of in an emotional wreck... And I know you need your personal space, but sooner or later you will need a shoulder to let you're feeling out... so I thought that I would wait for you here until you ready to talk to me about it" li said.Bookmark here

"You waited for me from last night to morning?" I ask.Bookmark here

"Yeah" Li answer.Bookmark here

"Now I feel bad because I was about to sneak out of the apartment," I said.Bookmark here

"What? Why?" Li exclaim.Bookmark here

"It's a long story.." I said.Bookmark here

"Does it got to do with the guy you fought last night?" Li guessed; I nodded toward her guessed.Bookmark here

"Want to talk about it?" Li worried.Bookmark here

"It complicated," I said.Bookmark here

"I understand... If you want to talk about it, I'll be here" Li said.Bookmark here

"Thank you," I said; li smiled as she heard my gratitude.Bookmark here

"So what you gonna do now?" Li said.Bookmark here

"I gonna find the man last night and bring him back" I stated.Bookmark here

"While in that cloth?" Li said.Bookmark here

"What wrong with my cloth?" I said.Bookmark here

"Geez Lina, do you want the whole world to know you?" Li said.Bookmark here

"What? I wearing bland cloth to hide my identity" I said.Bookmark here

"That not how you hide an identity. Follow me. I have just what you need" Li said then she started walking to her room, I follow her from behind.Bookmark here

Entering Li room, she immediately went to her closet, start searching for something in it, I feeling confused; walk toward her bed and take a seat on its edge.Bookmark here

"How do you hide a secret?" Li ask while still searching.Bookmark here

"Hmm...by keeping it a secret?" I joked.Bookmark here

"Haha, the answer to my question earlier is by showing them that you have nothing to hide!" She exclaims; turning to face me, she held a gold and white tight latex suit that seem familiar to me.Bookmark here

"Is that?" I ask.Bookmark here

"Yes, it's your super suit design, I found the blueprint in your sketchbook. First and foremost, I'm sorry, I went through your sketchbook" li apologize first; I look at her with my eyebrow furrow out of a slight anger.Bookmark here

"I have another thing to confess, it's always a dream of mine to make a suit for heroes," Li said.Bookmark here

"You know this just gonna be a one-time thing after I capture the man who attacks us last night then I'm going back to being a normal girl," I said.Bookmark here

"Even if it a short time, it would be an honor to me for a powered to be wearing the suit I made," Li said.Bookmark here

I let out a breath and said: "Fine give me that!" I snatch the suit off Li hand, she is grinning side to side as I grab the suit away from her.Bookmark here

"Oh wait here, a boot, your glove, and a cape. I will be waiting outside of the room, come out when you're ready!" Li said; after she places all the stuff she mentions in my hand and walks out of her room; closing the door behind her.Bookmark here

My gaze falls on the suit, I another long breath, groaning after I think about it for a few seconds, I decide I have no choice but to wear this stuff.Bookmark here

5 minutes later.Bookmark here

I come out wearing the suit that Li made for, stopping in front of the full-body mirror in the room, I look at my self; the suit almost the perfection recreation of my sketch superhero suit, the white color one-piece swimsuit looking super suit with a long sleeve and gold line from my shoulder to my hand, gold glove, gold long boot, a gold color mini skirt to cover my private area, and gold cape even the bare leg showing is the same design as I imagine it years ago.Bookmark here

I never thought one day I could wear it, my eyes wander to my shoulder; she even put the upside-down triangle symbol on my biceps.Bookmark here

"The suit is probably my masterpiece the entire fabric is made from kevlar-like material mix with some heat resistant material, the same one that the superhero used back in the days and to top it all off" Li said, she extended her hand toward me, looking on her hand; I could see a gold eyes mask in her hands.Bookmark here

Taking the eyewear, I wear it; the mask only covers around my eyes and the bridge of my nose, it even covering the little bit of my freckle. Bookmark here

Suddenly, the mask emits a gold bright light, I close and cover my eyes from the light when I open it again my long wavy brunette has changed its color to fully gold.Bookmark here

"What?.." I let out.Bookmark here

"The mask change the hair color of its wearer, awesome right?!" Li exclaim; a smirk appeared on her face.Bookmark here

"Where do you even get this stuff?" I ask.Bookmark here

"I got it from Garry the guys who work at the grocery store," Li said.Bookmark here

"Garry?" I said.Bookmark here

"Yes, Garry!, he also sells Stoalium batteries for this one customer of his, he also is the one that sells me the fabric for your suit. He said he got it from old superhero costume that been long forgotten and it comes with the mask. Very chill guy" li said.Bookmark here

"Okay.." I said.Bookmark here

"Let go!" Li said.Bookmark here

"Where?" I askBookmark here

"To test the suit out!" Li said; with a giant grin on her face.Bookmark here

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