The Marvelous Legends of Republic City
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Chapter 1: "Come into my parlor" Said the Spider to the Avatar
Korra, Mako, and Bolin walked down the bustling nighttime streets of Republic City. They had just finished training for the next day's match against the White Falls Wolfbats.
"I'm telling you guys, we need to buckle down this next week and train harder than ever if we want to win." Mako said as stretched his arms.
"That's fine with me, I want to see the look on Tahno's face when we break his team's streak!" Korra said confidently. However as the two talked, they didn't notice Bolin lagging behind.
"Man, why did I eat right before training?" He earthbender said as he clutched his cramping stomach. However as he was passing an alley, was grabbed and thrown against a wall.
"Alright pal, hand over ya money and ya don't get hurt!" A rather rough looking man said as he held a knife to Bolin's throat.
"HELP!" The earthbender shouted, as the mugger pushed the knife deeper into his skin, drawing some blood.
"Shut up! I can kill ya before anyone gets here!" However, no sooner had he said that than Korra and Mako came running down the alley. The thief quickly positioned Bolin in front of him, the knife still at the boy's throat.
"Stay back! I can slit his throat faster before either of ya can do anything!" The mugger warned, causing the duo to lower their guard.
"Excuse me, but can I cut in on this dance?" A voice from behind the mugger said as a black gloved hand clamped down on his knife arm and pulled it away from Bolin's neck. The mugger was then pulled face to face with two large white eyes that almost seemed to glow in the dim light of the alleyway.
"Boo!" A voice said as a streak of red struck the mugger, knocking him out cold. The owner of the shining white eyes walked out of the darkness, carrying the mugger, to reveal a man in a startling costume. He wore a black trench-coat with a black shirt, vest, pants, boots, and gloves. On the front of the vest he had a small red spider emblem on his chest. The mask he wore however was the thing that was really frightening the Fire Ferrets. The mask was completely black and the eyes were shiny white ovals that gave a sinister stare. The masked man then threw the unconscious mugger into a trash can and said,
"Trash ready for pick up!" The masked man said in a happy tone, as he turned to the three teens, seeing their shock.
"Ooookay, well it's been fun kids, but I gotta run!" The red clad stranger said as he then ran into the dark alley, revealing a large red spider symbol the back of his coat, and out of sight.
"Wait! Who are you?" Korra called after the masked figure, who yelled back,
"Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!" For once in her life, Korra was rendered absolutely without a doubt speechless.
"I think we need to report this to Chief Beifong." Mako said as he looked his brother over to make sure his was alright. Bolin however stood still as a statue, to shocked to move.
Bolin had identified the man who attempted to mug him, having calmed down from the ordeal, and decided to head home. Korra and Mako however decided to stay and have a chat with Chief Lin Beifong about the masked crusader who saved Bolin's life. Her reaction was unexpected to say the least.
"So you're saying that you've seen him?" Chief Lin Beifong said wide eyed as she stared at the three teens.
"Uh, yeah he called himself Spider-Man." Mako said as he rubbed the back of his head. Lin sighed and rubbed her temple.
"This job is just one migraine after another." Korra was extremely confused and said,
"What's the big deal? Some guy in a costume saved Bolin from a mugger. He's a hero if you ask me." The Chief gave a humorless chuckle at the Avatar's simplistic view of the situation.
"This 'Spider-Man' is a vigilante at best and an outright criminal at worst. He takes the law into his own hands, interferes with police business, and has caused quite a bit of property damage as well as reckless endangerment of civilians." Lin said as she took note of the shocked expressions on the teens faces.
"How come we haven't heard about him before now?" Mako asked, as Korra thought to herself.
"He's only been around a few months, and I've tried to keep his escapades under wraps so I wouldn't have to deal with a bunch of copycat vigilantes getting themselves killed." The Chief said as she then ordered a few officers to investigate the crime scene. Korra came out of her thoughts and asked,
"He's been around for months and you haven't caught him?" Lin fought back a growl as she said,
"I've seen some pretty spry fighters in my time, but this guy takes the cake. The way he moves is almost inhuman!" The Chief then let out a big sigh and said,
"Look, I didn't want it to come to this, but I'm afraid I have no choice. I'm making a public arrest warrant for Spider-Man, and Korra I want you to help us bring him in." The young Avatar stood mouth agape after hearing that. The Chief of police wanted her help? This was a new one for Korra.
"My men can't catch him, and even I can't get a hold of him. I need someone who he won't expect. I'll keep your involvement a secret so we don't tip him off." Lin said as Korra looked confused on what to do.
'He saved Bolin, but does that make it right for him to take the law into his hands like that?' After a minute she said,
"Okay, I'll do it."
Just who is this Spider-Man? How will Korra capture him? Are there more like him? Tune in next time to find out!