Title: Failure to Launch
Rating: PG
Word Count: 502
Pairing: Keith/Kotetsu
Topic: Anon meme Prompt
Type: Post Series
Genre: General, Humor
Disclaimer: I don't own anything from Tiger and Bunny. Tiger and Bunny belong to Sunrise and their respective creators.
VTM: Deanoning this one.


It had been a long night and while the whole situation was fun in the beginning Nathan was getting a little tired of it. The plan was simple, go out to the bar and secretly help hook Wild Tiger up with a pretty little lady or maybe a fine gentleman. The man needed to get laid, Nathan decided. He had been so glum since his and Barnaby's partnership had been dissolved by their company. Kotetsu needed a distraction, maybe if he was lucky something more.

However, on this night everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Oddly enough though, the problem wasn't really Kotetsu. Nathan had to admit, the man had his own charm when he was calm. He wouldn't have minded taking him home for himself in all honesty.

"Goodbye! And goodbye again!" Keith chirped cheerfully as another pretty lady stalked off.

Nathan sighed as he watched, Keith had practically leapt at the chance to help. It all seemed innocent at first, until Nathan began picking up on suspicious patterns. Keith would interrupt or go off on some random tangent, or bore the potential dates. Luckily Kotetsu seemed to remain in the dark on what Nathan's intentions were, but there were a few close calls. This game had to stop though. Nathan saw his opportunity to get to the bottom of the matter when Kotetsu got a call from his daughter and went somewhere private to talk with her.

"Sweetheart, I have to ask, are you doing this on purpose?"

Keith gave a confused blink. "What do you mean?"

"You do realize that we're supposed to be helping Tiger out, right?" Nathan reminded him.

"Of course! I'm more than happy to help Mr. Wild!" Keith answered with a charming smile.

"Then why do you keep sabotaging him?" Nathan finally asked. His eyes then locked with the wind wizard's. He then took a sip from his drink. "Don't even try to bullshit me, you're a terrible liar."

Keith broke eye contact with Nathan. "N-no..."

"Keith, are you carrying a flame for Tiger?" Nathan said with a suspicious tone.

Keith looked down at his hands, like a child that was being scolded.

"Yo, guys!" Kotetsu suddenly called to them. "I'm going to go home, thanks for the good time."

Nathan gave a long sigh. "Well that's the end of that plan."

"Wait Mr. Wild..." Keith then got up from his seat. "I'll drive you home."

"Do I seem that drunk?" Kotetsu asked.

"Well no, but it's better than being alone, right?" Keith said thoughtfully.

Kotetsu looked a little surprised, then seemed to think it over for a moment, and soon smiled. "Okay, I appreciate it."

"Hey, wait a minute..." Nathan said suspiciously. "Don't tell me you were planning that?"

Keith left the table without a word and went to join Kotetsu on the other side of the bar.

Nathan watched the two of them leave, pouting slightly. "I guess even a boy scout has a few tricks of their sleeves."

-The End-