“ I’m afraid I can’t, I’ve never been.” Damien mutters. “ the DG’s little shock collar would fry my brain if I left city limits. Hephaestus managed to take out the tracking and power blocking features, but we can’t get it off.” Damien says rubbing his neck.
“You know. I hadn’t killed someone before they put this little thing around my neck, declared me a villain...” Damien mutters.
“ Cool! Apophis is fighting that dick blur!” Ejirou yells.
“ eji is pissed because blurr stole his plush when he visited their school. Mocked him in front of the class. “
Apophis practically purred. “ awww, he does like me. That’s adorable.” He said basically giggling.
Apophis then teleported behind blur, taking out his legs with a tentacle.
“ your ability isn’t needed right now, so your heart is safe.” He shrugged.
"Doesn't excuse the fact that you've killed," Asher says with a sigh. "But even killers can be redeemed. That's why they call it the road of life, no matter how far down the wrong path you go, you can always turn back."
Asher hadn't been answering his hero phone at all, the people at DG would be pissed, but he didn't care. Asher was startled when Ejirou bursted out like that, but he walked back over to see what was going on. "What's happening? Is it on the news?" Asher asked. Dang, what was Apophis doing now? He regretted not checking his phone, Asher always took on any jobs with Apophis. He didn't consider Apophis a villain at all, but more of a vigilante. The other heroes disagreed with him there.
"'Like' is such a strong word. I'm sure he has his reasons," Blur said, but Apophis disappeared right before his eyes. Then, Apophis's voice was heard right behind him, and it made Blur jump in surprise. "Creepy lil s---," Blur says
“ when you’re being sexually assaulted you’ll do a lot of things.” Damien said simply as he gets up and goes outside to breathe.
“ uh...yeah.” Tatsuya nodded, even though he’d received the information from Mei. “ some antique store.” He furthers.
“I hope apophis kicks his ass.”
“Y’know, you’re calling me a thief, but you stole from a kid and then humiliated him.” Apologist said as he pressure pointed Blur so he couldn’t move.
“ that’s pretty sick.” He decides as he kicks him in the side,
Asher frowned at Damien. He wished he could've talked to him more, but he went off to be alone. Now Asher felt stupid, but he didn't really have time to console a villain, as much as it pained him to think that. "Which antique store?" He asks the kids, trying to sound more curious and not worried. Asher had to get there, to stop whatever hero who was sent from causing a scene or harming Apologist.
Blur cried out in alarm when he got hit in a pressure point. He had no response to Apologist's words and crumpled to the ground as he got kicked and flunged halfway across the store. Blur growled and stood back up, holding his side but still able to move fast. He ran headfirst to Apophis, grabbed some random sculpture from the isles, and hit Apophis in the face. "I'm a hero- when I steal, it's funny. When you steal, it's against the law. When I humiliate people, it's hashtag relatable. When you humilate people, you're a disgusting monster. Get that through your f---ing head," Blur said tauntingly.
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Mina hummed “ this one.” She said showing him the address she’d scribbled down. “ apophis is gonna kick blurs ass.” She decided happily.
“ b------ deserves it. He’s a filthy crook.” Ejirou snapped.
Apophis raised an eyebrow “ oh? Now you see, that isn’t how it works.” He said as his tentacles shot out from underneath Blur, wrapping around his legs.
“ you see, I was going to let you go unharmed, but you just reminded me, chiro is the only safe one on my list.” He said serenely...as he snapped both of Blur’s legs.
“ you took advantage of a child, you stole a gift from his now dead sister, and then you destroyed it. You laughed at an eleven year old with anxiety. So I think it’s only fair..if other people laugh at you.” He comments casually as he throws Blur through the store window into the streets.
“ is abusing a child still hashtag relatable?” Apophis asks as he slams Blur into the ground.
"Cool," Asher says casually. "I hope Apophis is okay," he says with a half smile. "Now, I gotta use the restroom," Asher announced and headed to the restrooms. Of course he then used this oppurtunity to change and sneak away. The antique shop wasn't so far away so he ran there as fast as possible.
Blur screamed in pain as Apophis broke his legs. Then in even more when he was thrown through the window, right as Chiro came in from a corner and arrived at the scene. Blur, despite being in pain, spit in Apophis's eye as retaliation. "Cretin," he murmured.
"Apophis!" Chiro said. The scene looked pretty bad, Blur's legs were at odd angles and news station helicopters were above them, trying to capture the fight on video. Chiro summoned about five hands to hold Apophis back from Blur.
Apophis wiped away the spit in anger. He glanced back at Chiro.
“ hey there.” He said cheerfully. “ you know, this is nice but I have a boyfriend so, could do without the groping.” He teases.
“ hey, Blur, still think abusing kids is funny?” Apophis calls.
“ do you think it’s okay for heroes to steal and humiliate people just because they are heroes?” Apophis asks Chiro curiously. He doesn’t look concerned,
"That's not- I-" Chiro made the hands disappear, blushing and flustered at Apophis's comment. Blur ignored Apophis, trying to crawl away with his arms now that his legs and powers were useless.
"Of course that's not okay," Chiro answered Apophis. "Heroes have no excuse for doing something awful just because they're heroes. They have to answer to their karma," Chiro said. He was confused for a second before remembering that Ejirou said that he got his toy stolen by Blur.
"And by that I mean they need to apologize," Chiro said quickly, realizing that saying 'answer to karma' can mean many things for Apophis. "Admit that what they did was wrong, show that they regret what they did." Chiro said.
Blur proceeded to shoot the bird at Apophis. Chiro facepalmed.
Apophis shrugged. “ yeah, well, Blur’s been systematically abusing his position to hurt kids, and this.” He says pulling out a pen drive. “ is all the evidence.”
“ now, I have a boyfriend waiting on me at a restaurant...soo, bye.” Apophis commented cheekily as he began to walk away..with the stolen items.
“ oh and for your information Blur. I’m not a villain. I’m a vigilante. I have a hero licence.” Apophis revealed.
( so like. Legally he can be in costume and use his powers. But the dg told everyone he doesn’t have a License?)
Chiro let Apophis walked off. "You're letting him get away?" Blur asked angrily, coughing up blood with the strain. Chiro ignored him and dialed an ambulance to pick up the superhero.
Chiro wa surprised at the reveal of Apophis's hero license, but it could have easily been fake. It didn't make since, why would DG paint him as a villain if they also allowed him to legally act as a hero? He needed to leave and get back with Youta and his siblings, so he sprinted out of the scene quickly. The news copters tried to follow him but lost him as he went around a corner.
Asher had 'been in the bathroom' for atleast 20 minutes now. He quickly made it to the restaurant and snuck inside the men's restroom to get back to his.... boyfriend.. . . . .
Wait, hold the phone, what did Apophis say before he left?
Youta was back at their table and eating when his boyfriend arrived. “ Hey! The work thing cleared up, so I have the rest of the day off...uhm...if you...wanted to do something that is. I mean we don’t have to...actually you’re probably way more busy than I am...I’m so sorry.” The anxious bean said.
Damien hadn’t appeared to have returned, yet. Which was odd. He didn’t exactly like the sun. It was kind of suspicious, since the three kids had been left alone.
"No need to apologize, I don't mind spending the day with you, darling," Asher said, sitting down next to his boyfriend. He studied Youta closely. There was no mistake, the hair color matched, the body build, his voice.. why hadn't he realized it sooner? Youta was Apophis!
Now that it had dawned on him, it made a lot of sense. Damien for sure had to know, no wonder he was getting a kick out of seeing them together. Speaking of, he wondered where that bloodsucker had run off to. He didn't mean to leave the kids unattended for so long, but he had expected Damien to atleast come back and watch them
Youta shyly steals a kiss before he sits back. He seems relaxed now. Youta is looking at Asher with loving eyes. It was obvious that he didn’t know he was Chiro.
The peace however was shattered, when the news app sent Youta a notification.
“ The Dg have caught notorious villain Vampyr.” The headline read. Youta tensed up.
Damien hadn’t done anything in a year. He’d been in hiding the entire time. The DG has him. He looked at the live video feed.
His brother was bloodied and bruised, and around his neck was another one of those dreaded collars. He could see it in his brothers eyes. He was terrified.