[Short Story - Action] Kidnapped Heroine

"What?" Captain Justice's face contorted into a shape that I had never seen before. I could hear him breathing heavily, perhaps trying to keep his anger under control. Probably the first time someone ever talked back to him. But as the constantly kidnapped victim, I figured that I had at least earned that right.

"You've heard me," I said as I freed my hands from the ropes that bound me earlier. "Since you're complaining so much, let me be the hero instead. You be the kidnapped heroine."

Captain Justice opened his mouth to say something, closed it, and walked away. He kicked one of El Loso's thugs in the process, sending the poor guy crashing through the nearest cubicle. Groans of pain followed. At least someone was having a worse week than mine.

I followed Captain Justice to the edge of the floor, near the broken window that he broke through. He was staring at the skyline below, the great city of Ipoh, the city under Captain Justice's watchful eyes. I could tell that he was still unhappy at my earlier outburst.

"Look, I'm sorry for what I said earlier," I placed my hands on his shoulder and squeezed it. "I shouldn't have asked you to be the kidnapped heroine instead."

"Besides, even if you're kidnapped, I'm sure you'll be out in a jiffy," I chucked at my own joke, trying to lighten the mood. It has been a long day for the both of us. El Loso, one of the Captain's many enemies, tried to turn the city's residents into Human Tacos for his latest plan.

To delay the Captain, he kidnapped me as a distraction. The fifth person to do so in a week. Unfortunately for El Loso, he severely miscalculated the Capatin's superspeed, and like many before him, was given a good beating even before he could say 'What?'

Captain Justice shook his head, still refusing to look at me. "You're right. For someone without powers, I cannot even begin to imagine how would you feel if you're constantly kidnapped to be used a a leverage against me. You have every right to be angry at me."

"Well, it's not that I-"

"Shhh." The Captain placed his finger on my lips. I felt the warmth of my blood rushing to my cheeks, as my heartbeat increased. He leaned in close to me. I could smell the sweat, and had to resist the temptation to run my hand down his back. Despite the inconveniences of being kidnapped, I did enjoy the thrill of being saved by perhaps the most eligible bachelor in the city.

"You have a right to be angry. And I am sorry for complaining about you being kidnapped every time by my enemies. They do think that you're my girlfriend, after all," the Captain whispered, his voice suddenly as sweet as honey. His finger moved from my lips to my hair. "I know how to finally make things right."

My heart wanted burst out in anticipation. I had hoped that all those kidnappings would be worth it, and finally it was coming true. "Are you asking me to be your girlfriend?" I gasped.

The Captain grinned. "No. I'm solving both our problems."

Before I could react, I felt a strong push from my back.

"Goodbye," I heard the Captain whisper, as I lost my balance and plunged from the 67th floor of the building.


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