Title: Reflect in a Dream
Word Count: 479
Pairing: A couple mentioned pairings, nothing more.
Topic: Facing one's self
Type: "What if...?", Based sometime post series (Spoiler warning)
Disclaimer: I don't own anything from Tiger & Bunny.
VTM: Okay, second attempt at a Tiger & Bunny fic. This was an idea that's been swarming around in my head for a bit. It should be fairly short, nothing too big chapter wise. Warning, I'm still new at writing for this fandom, here we go! It's show time!
Kotetsu wasn't fully sure how it all started. He was at the local convenience store, going to pick up a six pack of beer. He was heading for the check out when he had suddenly heard the screams. He rushed over to help of course, and instinctively tried to activate his 'hundred power' ability. Only to suddenly remember that he had lost his powers completely just a few days ago.
It was then that a bullet suddenly hit him, he stumbled, and finally met with the cold, linoleum floor. The noises of the robbery slowed, and soon sounded garbled, almost like he was submerged underwater. It wasn't too long before everything went black as Kotetsu finally lost consciousness.
It almost felt like he was falling, plummeting from some great height. Kotetsu couldn't help but wonder if this was what death was like. While one could argue that he did 'die' once before, the memory of the experience was really fuzzy. But this was definitely different from that time. Was he plummeting straight into Hell?
"Huh...!" Kotetsu's eyes snapped open. He found himself staring up at skies that were grey with what looked something like rainclouds. Kotetsu stared for a few moments, wondering what had happened. He thought he remembered getting shot, but not leaving the convenience store.
Kotetsu forced himself to sit up, he then looked himself over, he was dressed in a black suit, it was oddly familiar to him, but he couldn't quite place where he had seen it before. He didn't remember wearing it when he went out to the store. But Kotetsu didn't have much time to think on it either, as he felt a throb of pain. "Ugh...!" His breath hitched in his throat, with the suddenness of it.
"You okay mister...?" said a young voice.
Panting slightly, Kotetsu looked up, and saw a young boy standing before him. He gave a confused blink, the kid wasn't there a moment ago.
"Mister, are you hurt?" The boy asked.
Kotetsu then noticed the pain had died down, he felt around his body for any obvious wounds, but couldn't find anything. "N-no...I guess..."
The kid gave a concerned look. "...Yes you are. Don't you remember?"
Kotetsu canted his head to the side. Looking at the boy made him a little uneasy, there was something that made his presence surreal in a way.
"You're in some big trouble, huh?" The boy said suddenly. "I guess that's why you're here, right?" he then smiled. "I kind of missed you."
"Missed me? What are you talking about?"
"Don't you remember? You locked me and he others away...After she died."
"What are you talking abou-" It was then that Kotetsu fully realized that the boy standing before him was the exact image of himself when he was ten years old. "Who are you? And where the hell am I?"
-End of Intro-