Black hole Philosophy
A/N: okay, the main idea behind this story is that it's an AU of the Pariah-verse. Everything starts out almost the opposite of how it is in Pariah. It's also dedicated to Chibi Izzum/ Voyeurism.
1: Fancy meeting you here
Trin sighed, hating that she decided to go to the bank now. Still, she and her evil twin needed money for books and she certainly could not relay on him for such an important task. Shin would have made it to the bank and got the money, but by the time he got to the book store, he would be penniless and that was if he made it to the book store. There was always the chance that he would get so distracted that he might never make it to the whole reason he was going to the bank for in the first place. Just thinking about it made Trin sigh again.
She had class in a half-hour, so she would really appreciate the line that she was standing in moving sometime that century. Looking at her, one would not think that Trin had class, but then again, one probably would not know what to think she had looking at her. She was wearing a blush pink suit with a golden vest and canary yellow tie. She had matching pink low-cut boots. Shin had called the outfit "disturbing and disgusting" when he saw her leave the apartment that morning; he was throwing her words back at her from when she described most of his outfits.
Trin checked her watch, just to see how long the line had been at a standstill. It felt like an eternity, but it was not even two minutes. But, two minutes was still way too long for a line to not move. She could not believe that so many people were in the bank on a weekday morning either. She had thought that she was being slick by coming in mid-morning on a weekday when everyone should be at work, but it would seem that she was wrong.
And then, suddenly, something even more annoying happened. A hole was blown in the ceiling from the roof and a woman entered the bank threw the new portal. The woman had a flowing ebony mane and pale green skin. She smirked as she landed and a flame charged out of her hand like fire on a candle. She displayed the power proudly and from the outfit that she was wearing, Trin could guess what was going to happen.
"No way," the blonde college student muttered. Her luck could not possibly be that bad, she told herself.
"Okay, nobody move and I won't have to fry anybody. Just fill this bag with money quickly and everybody can be on their way," the super-powered female announced while throwing duffle bag at the teller behind her.
Shego could not believe what she had been talked into doing by Drakken. Come on, bank-robbing? How goddamn cliché was that? But, he required fast money for his latest problems, namely paying his henchmen. She would not have cared, if only she was not included in that lump of people that lacked a paycheck. She figured that she was going to have to start giving Drakken an allowance if he was going to blow check money on his nutty schemes.
Trin watched as a teller started loading money into the bag. Oh, hell, no, she thought. There was no way that she was going to be held up and probably have to go to another branch of the bank after such a mess. She also did not want to have to go through all of the questions from police that would come after a bank robbery. So, it was decided then as far as she was concerned. She stepped out of the line.
"Hey, I said don't move," Shego ordered.
"Yeah, I have a listening problem," the college student remarked.
The blonde, borderline nerdy-looking female surprised Shego by leaping at her. The villainess gasped as she dodged a very precise punch. A millisecond late on that move and Shego would have had a broken nose. The green-skinned woman would have been incredulous to what just happened, if only she had the time.
Shego had to put her forearms up to block a kick coming at her from the blonde girl. Trin snorted slightly because she could not land a blow. She lost the element of surprise by then and she knew that. She put her hands up as a counterattack came, which she was pleased did not include those green flames. She ducked as claw assault came her way and she took Shego's legs out from under her.
The emerald-eyed thief grunted as she hit the deck. She rolled out of the way as Trin tried to come down on her with her fists. She flipped up to her feet and then flung a plasma sphere at Trin, which the blonde barely dodged; she did lose some strands of golden hairs to the shot, though. As she avoided the blast, Shego met her at the space that she dodged to. Trin threw her hands up to block the next assault.
The blonde college student found herself being defensive as Shego came at her stronger than before, so she knew her element of surprise was totally over. So, she dipped and dodged as best she could, waiting for the perfect area to attack. She saw an opening and went for it, punching Shego in the right side of the ribs. Shego coughed when the blow landed, more stunned than pained, but now Trin was coming at her.
Trin continued with fist attacks, which Shego was trying to dodge or block. And then the sound of sirens going off distracted the green-skinned villainess. Shego cursed under her breath and then flipped away from Trin as quickly as possible. She returned to the hole that she had blown into the ceiling.
"We'll do this again, geek bait," Shego said to the blonde before disappearing.
Trin sucked her teeth in frustration, having gotten going in the fight and wishing for it to continue. She turned her eyes away from the hole and fixed her clothing. She then turned her attention to a teller, noticing that she was standing right in front of the window. She slid her withdrawal slip to the woman, who was in complete and utter shock as to what just happened between the customer and the would-be bank robber.
"Yes, so if you could just give me my five hundred dollars, I'll be on my way," Trin stated as if nothing happened. As the teller went to get the money for her, the police burst into the bank, hollering "freeze!" to no one in particular.
Tatsu was out of her element. She had come to one of those new coffee shops that opened up on a side of town that she hardly visited. To be honest, she rarely left her shabby garage, except for "food" shopping and to see races on occasion to see her work in action. Food shopping for her consisted buying anything that she only needed to add water to or could stick in a microwave. Other than that, she did not typically venture outside amongst the throngs of people, hating crowds.
She was going to the coffee shop because of the few female race-car drivers that she knew swore to the high heavens that she needed to try the place. She was not a big coffee drinker, but she did not have anything better to do with her time. So, she went to broaden her horizons; things like she was doing now were as far as she would ever go in doing something like "broadening her horizons." Her boyfriend was always trying to tell her that she needed to try new things anyway. But, what did he know, she remarked to herself.
She brought a cup, believing that the coffee was damned expensive and she probably never would go to the shop again. As she was leaving the place, two teens entered, speaking to each other. The pair did not seem to be paying attention and that would explain why the girl amongst the two ran right into Tatsu.
"Ah, damn," the ebony-haired mechanic muttered to herself because the cup in her hand was knocked against her chest and she was covered in her drink.
"Oh, my god! I'm so sorry!" Kim screeched as she realized that she had just caused the person she ran into to spill her coffee on herself. From the volume that Kim screamed at, it was clear that she thought that it was scolding hot coffee too.
"It's okay," Tatsu muttered, looking down at her now filthy dark blue jumpsuit.
"Are you okay?" Kim pled to know.
"Fine. It was cold," the mechanic answered. She had gotten an iced coffee because she did not feel like waiting for the drink to cool off.
Kim breathed a sigh of relief, knowing that she had not horrible burned someone. But, she now felt guilty. She had caused the woman to spill her coffee, after all. Not just spill it, but get it all over herself too.
"Let me buy you a new one," Kim offered with a bright smile. Ron was busy being scared out of his wits because he realized just who his best friend had spilled the beverage on.
"That's all right," Tatsu replied in her typical mumble speech.
"No, no, no! Let me," Kim insisted.
"No thanks," the blue-eyed mechanic stated and she started toward the door, which was a few feet away.
"Please, let me!" the redheaded hero implored her and she grabbed Tatsu by the arm.
Ron gulped as Tatsu turned around slightly, looking at Kim from the corner of her eyes. The look that she gave his best friend was borderline artic in temperature. Kim seemed unfazed by the expression in the ice blue eyes.
"K.P, maybe you should let it go," Ron suggested.
"No, no, no. I made a mistake and I'd like to make up for it," the adventurer explained.
"It's all right. I didn't want it anyway," Tatsu said while pulling her limb back to her.
Kim seemed rather dejected by that and Tatsu took the brief moment of inaction to walk out of the place. Kim sucked her teeth because she had really desired to make up for her clumsiness. Ron breathed a sigh of relief.
"Wow, Kim, that was close," the blonde boy commented.
"What was close?" Kim asked curiously.
"That. Don't you know who that was?" he inquired.
"No. Who was that?"
"What the? That was Tatsu," he informed her, but Kim's blank expression let him know that she still had no clue what he was talking about. "Tatsu, the serpent. You know," he said.
"No, I don't know. So, are you going to tell me?" Kim inquired.
"Oh, come on! She's like a gangster or something. She's involved in those street races that you hear so much about. I hear she even kills people," Ron answered.
Kim looked skeptical. "Where do you hear these things?" she asked him. He always knew the most bizarre things, in her opinion anyway.
"Around," he answered with a shrug. Sometimes, he did not even know where he got his information from. Kim smiled at him and shook her head in an amused way. She silently commented to herself that Tatsu was pretty soft-spoken and understanding for a gangster.
Trin rubbed her eyes as she exited her night class. That bastard Shin had left early without telling her why, but she suspected that it had something to do with him wanting a new video game that came out. She did not see why he did not ditch their morning or afternoon classes, but then again, she did not understand why he felt it necessary to play video games either. She liked to think that at nineteen they had both grown up some, but she was pretty sure that everyone that knew them would disagree.
It was dark by the time she got out of classes, but that did not bother her. The campus looked deserted, even with the street lights on. She started the walk to her car and then stopped along the way as she caught sight of a familiar figure standing under a street light.
"I hope you didn't come all this way for your ass-kicking to continue," Trin commented. It was Shego that was standing underneath the light, looking rather smug in the blonde's opinion.
"I came all this way to continue your ass-kicking," Shego replied. There was no way in hell that she was going to let some prissy-looking bimbo get the better of her in a fight.
"You don't want to fight me," Trin stated. She now supposed that it was good thing that the cops came when they did and chased the robber off. She could end up in a lot of trouble beating the thief the way that she typically did to those that antagonized her and her little sister was not around to stop her.
"No, I think I do. So, put the bag down and let's get to it."
"You don't want to do this."
"What, you scared?" Shego inquired.
The blonde dropped her shoulder bag to the floor and put her hands up. She knew that she should not do it, but ever since that fight at the bank, she had desired to face the thief again. She was no fool. She knew who the woman was and that just made her want to battle with Shego even more.
The green-skinned woman smirked. She did not know as much about her opponent as Trin knew about her. She just knew that a blonde student named Trin Possible had embarrassed her in a bank and delayed her paycheck because of that. She knew that she wanted revenge and she was certain that she was going to get just what she wanted.
The pair both got into their fighting stances, obviously not caring as to the fact that they were about to battle on a university campus. All they wanted to do was go at each other again and so they did. They fought even harder than when they were at the bank because they both knew what the other was capable.
Trin frowned while fighting with Shego. At the bank, it had not registered to her who she was dealing with, but now, she knew. She was fighting with a woman that tormented her little sister almost on a weekly basis. The thought of someone hurting her little sister over and over again bothered her, of course. It bothered her a lot.
The blonde hated seeing people mess with her little sister. Back when they were younger, people used to pick on her sister just for being her sister. People used to torture her sibling just for being related to Trin. Kids used to try to beat her sister up and having endured more than enough beatings in her childhood, she never wanted her sister to go through the same, so she used to wail on people who touched her sister in harmful manner. She had plans to do that to Shego too.
The green-skinned female was shocked by the power that Trin was coming at her with. She did not think that a girl that looked like Trin, like some glamour girl, should be coming at her as she was. It did not matter, though. She met Trin's force with her own while noting something odd about the blonde's style. Trin reminded her of Kim, but more like a demon version of Kim.
The way that Trin moved was similar to Kim, Shego thought. Even the combinations that she went with seemed like that little goody-goody, Shego noted. Since she knew that Trin's last name was also Possible, she wondered if there was an relation, even though she could imagine someone that fought like a devil being related to an angel like Kim.
The pair danced with each other like two fire-breathing dragons, complete with fire on Shego's end. They landed blows that would have knocked out weaker beings easily and yet they kept coming. They were both in disbelief as the fight progressed and neither of them fell to the other quickly, or even slowly. They both fought until they could not fight anymore.
"Amazing," they both thought while backing away from each other, never taking their eyes off of the other until they were out of sight.
Kim was walking with a pile of books in her hands. She was trying to keep a good hold on them. She had taken them out of the library because she had a huge project that was due and she knew that she needed to get to it while she had the time. She turned a corner and felt herself run into something that she could not see. The something grunted on impact and the sound of things falling, which were her books and something else.
"Sorry," Kim said before she got a good look at who she had hit and then she looked up. "You again," she muttered as she noticed that she had bumped into Tatsu again.
"It's all right," Tatsu muttered as she looked down at what was going to be her dinner. She had gone out for fast food and brought pizza. The pizza was on the concrete, as was the soda that she had been drinking. "Sorry about your books," she added when she saw that some of the books had landed in her spilled drink.
"It's cool," Kim answered as she leaned down and started to pick her books up.
Tatsu bent down to help, even though she did consider just walking away. It was not her fault that the redheaded teen was clumsy, she told herself. But, she did not listen to that voice in her head and she picked up half of the books, holding on to them while Kim had the other books.
"Thanks," Kim said and she waited for Tatsu to pile the other books on her stack.
"Where you going?" the mechanic inquired.
"I'll carry these," Tatsu stated and she thought that might seem weird, so she guessed that she should explain why. "So, you don't hit anyone else."
"Oh. Okay, thanks," Kim replied with a broad smile. If Tatsu was a gangster then she was just about the sweetest thug that Kim had ever met. "But, if you help me, you have to let me make up for dropping your stuff again."
Tatsu sighed, but she agreed to that. She hoped that Kim making things up to her did not involve anything over the top. They started walking and that was when Kim thought to introduce herself.
"I'm Kim," the younger female said.
"Tatsu," the mechanic sort of grunted out.
Kim nodded for lack of a better thing to do. They walked to her house, which was a few minutes away. After that, Kim suggested that they go to the pizza shop and she would buy Tatsu a makeup slice for her mistake earlier. Tatsu accepted because she really wanted a slice of pizza.
They did not really talk through out the walk, but Kim did keep looking at Tatsu rather curiously. It was not something that Tatsu was unfamiliar with, but she could tell that it was not the same kind of staring of many people that did not know her. Kim was not wary of her or anything. It was kind of nice, she thought and then she shook that notion away.
"Thanks," Tatsu commented once the pizza was purchased.
"No problem. It's the least I could do," Kim replied with another smile.
"Take care," Tatsu said as a farewell.
"Okay. I hope I see run into you again…well, not literally again," the redhead said with a sheepish smile on her face.
Tatsu shrugged as a response. Maybe they would run into each other again. She did not think that she would mind that. Kim seemed like a nice girl and she would not mind being around her for a few minutes, which was more time than she was willing to spend with most people. Hell, she even hated being around her boyfriend after a few minutes.
Next time: Kim and Tatsu become friends while Shin and Trin talk about relationships. Shego and Trin also build up a routine.