“ I’m sorry for your lost.” Youta says sympathy evident in his tone. He had lost a few siblings along the way.
“ oh I wish.” Youta says smiling.
“ I have a lot of family, adopted you see? Actually three of my siblings and I moved in to the city recently. Since we’d been living on the outskirts, older brother needed somewhere to stay and I wanted to help my siblings get to school easier.” He explains gently.
“ sorry you didn’t ask about that, I just really...get carried away,I love my siblings a lot.”
Asher gives Youta a sad smile. "It's okay. It happened a while ago," he says. He takes another sip of the mocktail before continuing.
"That's so thoughtful of you! I didn't grow up with the best financial situation either, I wish I'd had an older sibling like you to look up to," he said.
"I understand. I love my family a lot too," Asher admits. He'd never even gone through a rebellious teenage stage. Asher grew up learning good manners and morals, respect for older people was a big thing for him.
Youta flushes gently. “ well...I had some good role models myself...well that’s not exactly true, my older brother Damien actually taught me how to lock pick, so that’s probably a good picture for why my older brother Damien is irresponsible.” He laughs gently,
“ Damien’s the brother whose moved into my house, while my younger siblings and I are living in a house in the suburbs right now.” He smiles gently,
“ it’s nice being able to walk my siblings to school, and it meant I could get to the school when my brother had an issue with that speedy hero. That guy is such an a--hole yet he’s treated like a saint,”
"I guess lock picking can be a useful skill," Asher said thoughtfully. Contrary to popular belief, picking locks could be helpful. Even Asher knew how to pick some locks, but he didn't exactly brandish around that skill since he was a superhero and whatnot.
"Who, Blur?" Asher asks. He hadn't come into contact with him that many times, once they had a mission together but he insisted on taking most of the glory even though he did the least amount of work. Asher didn't mind though, he had assumed that since Blur wasn't the most famous superhero that Blur needed to mock up points with the public in order for recognition.
Youta nods. “ that’s the reason I passed the skill on to my younger siblings...Damien however just wanted to be sure I could pick a lock to get out of being grounded,”
Youta nods angrily. “ yes, the b------, forgive my language, stole my brothers backpack while at a school event. He then went through it, breaking a lot of his things, then mocking him for carrying around a small plush animal, and finally he stole his necklace because it had the cafe’s logo on it. “ he says sounding furious.
“ because apparently a snake devouring a sun means he’s in some kind of Apophis based cult.” He sasses furiously.
Asher had never expected Blur to be this bad. Asher would definitely have to ask him about it at DG. "That's awful! Why would he target your brother like that?" Asher is frowning.
Goes to show not to judge a book by it's cover. Just because you're labeled as a hero behind your suit doesn't mean you are one. Any good hero knew to treat people, kids especially, with care and kindness. These were the ones who looked up to you! Asher should know, he was just the same when he was a kid.
“ I think it was because my brother basically called him out on his thievery and disregard for others?” Youta snorts. “ ejioru is a little social justice warrior, he then got in serious trouble for punching blur across the roof.” He snickers.
“ we’re supposed to be meeting with the guy soon to apologise, but I have no intention of allowing any of my siblings to apologise to someone like that, however I will be demanding he returns the f---ing plush because that’s a gift from his very f---ing dead sister.”
"Oh damn," Asher says. He doesn't know how to respond to that. He had no idea Blur was this bad. Luckily, Asher was a hero who worked in the same company he did. Asher could simply go ask Blur what the deal was. Or maybe there was no deal? Maybe Blur was just this much of a dickhead.
Of course, Asher couldn't just take Youta's word for it. He needed information from a different source before forming an opinion on a person. Youta doesn't seem like the type of person to lie like that, though. Asher goes to take another sip from the mocktail, but was surprised to find that it was empty.
(Don’t be sorry for anything.)
JD slid another two mock tails onto the table.
Youta sighed and nodded at JD.
This is when the news reported that Vampyr had been spotted down town.
“ oh, I’m so sorry I’ve over estimated my schedule, the meals on the house and maybe we could do this again sometime?” Youta told him before he ran off upstairs, not waiting for a reply.
Apophis was leaving out of he secret entrance within minutes, and perched on a roof top downtown with three more.
Apophis scouted for vampyr.
Vampyr was knocked into a building by the hero he was fighting, he coughed up some of his own blood.
All he had down tonight was get a little girl out of a burning car. That was it. He was being treated like scum, for saving a child.
"Of course!" Asher says as the mysterious cutie leaves him. He was left flustered and a little dazed, like he'd been hit by a car, but had survived with no injuries. Is this what being lovestruck felt like? Asher wondered if Youta could be his soulmate.
Snapping out of his daydreams, Asher realizes that the news was talking about Vampyr. Strange. The company would've called Asher or another top hero if there was a villain on the loose.
Asher decides to go check it out, so he leaves the cash for the meal on the table (even though it was free, he wanted to pay). Asher suits up and heads down town.
Apophis drops down and begins to battle the attacking hero.
He remains silent as usual, simply defending himself and not fighting back. “ please. We do not wish for violence. This is all a misunderstanding.” He says calmly to the hero.
( can you play the hero please?)
A wounded vampyr was trying to lift himself off of a spike on the gate of the building he’d been knocked into. Vampyr hissed. “ apophis leave me behind and go!” He hisses.