Superhero family Lu au
The sizzle of bacon on the stove was barely audible over the music that someone had started playing in the front. At least it wasn’t another person paying for the same song twenty of the same song over and over as a prank.
Link could hear Marin laugh at something one of the customers said, and he couldn’t help his own smile at the sound. Marin had a great laugh, and it never failed to brighten the room, even when it was two in the morning and they’re all just running on coffee and spite.
Cracking an egg open, he hummed along to the song. He’s never heard it before, but it tickled the back of his head like most things do these days. So, he’s probably heard it before, but he just doesn’t remember. One day he’ll just have to go through the whole jukebox and make a list of all the ones he might remember. It won’t help him find out anything about his life Before, but it would at least be something to do. Maybe Marin would help him? They could use it to pass one of their really slow nights. They’ve done weirder things out of boredom.
The door to the kitchen swung open, and Marin walked in, still smiling. Her cheeks were red and he was just about to tease her about that when she grabbed his arm. He hastily released his grip on the pan before he showed them both in bacon grease.
“By the three, you’ll never guess who’s sitting in booth seven right now?”
Marin wasn’t usually someone to get excited over celebrities, so he was caught off guard. Still, he knew not to leave a lady waiting when she asks a question. “The guy that makes those great crepes on Fifth?”
“What?” Marin seemed thrown by his answer. “No. What?”
Shrugging, he explained. “I really want to know how he makes them.”
That pulls another laugh from her. “No, not the crepe guy over on fifth, even better.”
Wild didn’t know how something could be better than crepes, but if she said so. So he asked. “Then who?”
“It’s Veteran and Traveler.” She was bouncing on her toes, an uncharacteristic show of excitement from the usually calm women. She hadn’t been this excited when she’d gotten that prize money for stopping that serial thief. But now that he thinks about it, hadn’t Veteran been the hero that been chasing that guy?
“Okay.” He said, still confused over the fuss. He knows that the two heroes were part of the collective group that kept New Castle Town safe, but he’s watched one too many ‘Hero Fail’ videos to be in awe by them.
“Okay?” Marin seemed mildly baffled at his lack of reaction, before shaking herself and letting go of his arm. “I should have known, you’re not surprised by anything.”
At that, he just raised an eyebrow at her, because she had to explain to him why coccos can’t fly and why it rains, and a hundred other little things that had been lost with his accident. Links is just good at not showing his surprise on his face, which is very different from never being surprised, and Marin of all people should know that.
“Yeah yeah,” She laughed her own words away. “I know, stupid thing to say.”
“Well, if you don’t want them eating burnt bacon then I suggest we both get back to work. You can tell me all about it later. Show off the napkin I’m sure you’ll get them to sign.” he turned back to the food he was still in the process of making, but Marin didn’t move.
“You think he’ll sign something for me?”
Turning to look back over his shoulder so that he could give her another unimpressed eyebrow raise. “He?”
“Uh,” She looked more caught out than that time he caught her sneaking a dog into the back of the restaurant. “They. I meant do you think they’d sign something for me?”
Snorting, he turned back so that she couldn’t see that he was struggling not to laugh. She poked him in the back anyway, so he doesn’t think he was fooling anyone.
She refilled one of the pitchers with water and started the coffee maker on a new bot, ignoring the full pot that Link had made an hour ago.
“Don’t get too starstruck, I’m not making a new pot every time your hero wants a refill.” He joked. He didn’t need to turn around to know that she was flipping him off as she left the kitchen.