Ever have an off day? You know, one of those days where everything looks like it'll be a normal nothing special day, but within an instant one single event that changes everything forever? For most people it's that they've adopted a stray animal, got fired from a job, or maybe even became a parent, but for me it's different. In my case…..I'm fighting for my life against a giant evil lion man as I try to protect a baby, who's supposedly the savior of the earth, and the real hero was hit by a car and now the pressure from being responsible for the fate of the world is crushing me! But I'm getting a head of myself aren't I? Well maybe I should start from the beginning. Once upon a time there was a prophecy; it said that a baby, a super baby, would be born and become the savior of the world. Time passed and just as the prophecy had said, the super baby was born. Everyone praised the baby as everyone believed they were safe and would live in prosperity now that the super baby was born, but it was short lived. Out from the shadows the most vicious, dastardly, evil villain appeared to challenge the super baby's power. This villain's name was Darkdeath Evilman and the only one strong enough to stop him was the greatest hero who ever lived, the Absolute Victory Unlosing Ranger! The challenge between the two was decided and the two had one whole day to get ready for the battle, it was said that this fight would be the battle of the century and that the fate of the world rested in the hands of the Unlosing Ranger. But before any of that, I should probably explain a little more about myself, my name is Zed and before any of this I was nothing more than just a weak bystander. The fight between Darkdeath evilman and the Unlosing Ranger was actually going to be held in my neighborhood, because of that the day before the fight the whole town was buzzing. The vendors on any street would be selling the unlosing ranger's merchandise (You name it, action figures, hats, shirts, souvenir cups, and even lighters if you can believe that.); it seemed that the only thing anyone could focus on that day was the unlosing ranger. I on the other hand that day was just a normal day for me. As soon as I woke up, my parents were arguing about something. There's always a fight everyday ever since I was 9 years old, they always argue and fight about the same thing, and they always fight about me. This may not be a shock to anyone but I look weak and unreliable considering I'm a wimpy bystander and I'm also not very smart either. My Mom and Dad always argue about whose fault it is, it's always "It's your fault that he's so weak, so stupid, so unreliable looking, so useless and unwanted." They keep hiding the fact they're arguing about me, but I already know. I heard them fight about me one time. The exact words were "It's your weak genes that made such a useless son" that I heard from my dad and that stabbed me in the heart for the longest time. My sister blames me for all the fights; she won't even look at me without a frown or a scowl on her face. She wishes I was dead and it makes me wonder if anyone even cares about me at all. I ignored this fight completely and went to school without a word. School isn't much better than home to say the least, I'm constantly bullied by everyone and I haven't got any friends at all. Everyone always keeps their distance from me, because nobody wants to be associated with "Zed the weakling." I honestly could stop going if I felt like it, but there is one reason I still go to school. I go there to see the most beautiful girl in the world, Kyoko Yuki. She lives just across the street from me and I've had a crush on her since the first grade. But she probably doesn't feel the same, on the up side she's the only human being I know who treats me with any decency. Only problem is, I don't know how to talk to her without sounding like an idiot. This time I thought I could do it, I would tell her I like her and nothing would stop me. So I walked up to her and began to do my "Idiot stutter talk."
"H-hi, Ky-Kyoko" Kyoko simply turned to me and gave a smile that could make any guy fall in love.
"Oh hey Zed, how are you?"
"F-fine thanks f-for asking. S-so you hear about the unlosing ranger?' you know looking back that was a really stupid question to ask, "everyone" knew about the fight. Apparently though, that didn't matter to her.
"Yeah, I'm sure he'll win too. He saved my life when I was little and ever since then I have full faith in the Unlosing ranger."
"Yeah he saved me too." It was true back when I was nine, me and my sister, Choco, were kidnapped by a villain. I might've not have been alive today if it wasn't for the unlosing ranger, but that's another story for another time. "Hey uh since its taking place in our neighborhood tomorrow, would you like to watch it with me?" This would've been great I finally got the courage to ask her out, but it was short lived. Her friends, Eri and Yukina, barged in and interrupted before she could say anything.
"And just what do you think you're doing, Zed the loser?" said Eri jumping in front of Kyoko.
"Yeah, Kyoko has better things to do then to be around you. So why don't you just buzz off." Yukina added. Eri went to Kyoko and tried to whisper something to her, except she didn't realize I heard everything.
"I can't believe that wimpy fodder character tried to ask you out. Well you don't have to worry we're saving you from getting his loser germs on you. It's for the best someone with your social status here would be ridiculed if you were hanging around with him, because after all who could care for Zed the loser." I couldn't listen to this anymore I got out of there as quickly as I could and it didn't end there I ran out of the school and never looked back too. I could hear Kyoko calling my name just before I left, but I didn't respond or look back. Why would I when I'm just a burden to her? I spent the rest of the day alone in my secret spot, where I go when I want to get away from everything, and later I went back home. I ran up to my room without a word and began to pack my bags, I decided that everyone would be better off if I disappeared and I decided to do just that. I was going to run away.
~Kyoko's POV of the moment~
Why do they have to say stuff like that to him? Its bad enough his parents might not care for him, why do my friends have to harp on the poor guy too? As soon as he ran I tried to call him back, I wanted to tell him that's not true and I don't think that. But he was long gone before I could.
"That wasn't nice you two and I don't need friends who make other people feel bad so that I'll feel superior." I said, angrily to my former friends and I stormed off. The rest of the school day was slow, I kept hoping to myself that I'd see Zed again so I could tell him that I was sorry for what happened. I thought to myself "You'll be watching the battle right? So I'll see you soon then and then everything will be alright."
And so ends chapter 1 of the Zettai Hero Project fanfiiction. Stay tuned for chapter 2