Special thanks to Kuro .com/ who is helping me make sure this is a good fanfic. Anyway this takes place after episode 2 Anyway let me know if there's anything I need to fix so that I can improve and stuff thanks for reading! BTW No Pairings!
Tiger was getting scolded by Lloyd about his teamwork skills and the Attacking Statue incident. . Kotetsu Kaburagi ignored Lloyd.
"It's just really hard working with him." He sighed and scratched his head.
"You can always quit." Said Lloyd, he touched a piece of paper.
Kotetsu glimpsed at it, it looked like resignation paper. He looked down.
"No, I…I'm sorry."
Lloyd sighed. He walked towards Kotetsu and patted his shoulder.
"I really hope you get your act together if you really want to continue being a hero."
Lloyd walked towards his window and stared."You can go now."
Kotetsu left the room and bumped into Barnaby. They looked at each other for a moment.
"Do you have something to say?" Barnaby asked.
"Nope." He walked away. Barnaby watched him.
He drove all the way to a bar and thought about what Lloyd said. He ordered a beer. Kotetsu reached for his wallet and realized he had no money.
"Uh…" he raised his hand and scratched his head.
"Is there a problem sir?" said the bartender
"Well…" he said.
"He's too embarrassed to say I'll be paying for our drinks" said a woman around the same age as Kotetsu, she wore a brown business suit and had red hair and tied in a bun. She smiled at him. Kotetsu blinked. She paid for their drinks.
"Who are you?" he said.
She took a sip of her drink. "You're Kotetsu Kaburagi right?"
"H-How do you know that?"
"Let's just say I have an inside source where you work."
Kotetsu looked around. And made sure was watching no one.
"So then you know about me."
His face turned serious.
"What do you want?"
"I should be asking you the same question" She smirked.
Kotetsu gave no response.
"I came here to give you an offer you will find very satisfying."
"What is it?"
"How would you like to work for my company?"
"Oh…that…" Kotetsu began to loosen up.
"I thought you were going to blackmail me or something?" He chuckled and scratched his head. "Thanks but no thanks I already have a job."
"Oh yes, you're Barnaby Brooks Jr.'s sidekick" She swirled her glass before taking a sip of her drink. He pouted.
"How's that working out for? Or are you already handing in your resignation?"
"How did you-" Kotetsu sighed. "You know for a woman who's offering me to quit my job and work for a company I've never even heard about, you're pretty bad at this."
"My apologies." She giggled. Kotetsu raised an eyebrow. "I was only trying to say we can give you more liberty, you don't have to be anyone's sidekick, I can make you the next King of Heroes and-"
"I'm not doing this for the fame; I'm doing this to help people."
"I understand but you're only human, you need money to pay for bills, food, support your family etc." She smiled. "With our benefits you can have paid vacations anytime you want."
Kotetsu looked at his glass for a moment. He got up "It's getting late. Thanks for the drink."
She gave him a card. "Call me if you want to try it out."
Kotetsu put the card in his pocket.
He walked away. The woman watched him. She sighed.
Kotetsu went home to his house. He decided to call Kaede while he heated up some leftover fried rice that he made a night ago.
"I'm sorry" Kotetsu ate his fried rice.
"I was so scared, you know!" she said over the phone
"If only I had been there, Daddy would have protected you."
"I was alright without you, Dad."
"Huh?" He blinked.
"There's a new hero called Barnaby. He saved me!" He frowned as he heard that.
"He's really cool. I've become a fan!" He looked at his spoon and pouted.
"Huh? Yes Kaede?" He said playfully.
"Why didn't you come?"
"I was! I…I was on my way there…but by the time I got there they were uh…evacuating the building"
"Liar." She said. "You never came…"
"No Kaede I did-"
"I have to go to bed." She gave the phone to her grandma.
"She's really mad at you." Said Anju Kaburagi.
"Yeah I know…"
"She's still scared about what happened, even if she told you she wasn't anymore."
"I know." He sighed. "I really messed up."
"I'm sure if you visit more often she'll feel better."
"Ah mom I want to but hero doesn't have time to take a break." He tried to sound confident.
"And neither does a father." She said somewhat upset.
Kotetsu looked down. "Don't worry mom I'll come visit soon, I won't let you two down. I love you both too much."
"Give Kaede a big hug for me." He laughed.
"I always do, good night son." She said hanging up the phone.
"Good night…" He hung up. He looked at the card that the woman gave him. He left it on his desk and stretched.
"Time to call it a night."
End of Chapter 1
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