Drabble: To Catch a Superhero
My response to the August prompt ‘intentional’.
Genre: fantasy, superpowers
~To Catch a Superhero~
She gave her bag one last check. Envelop, present. Zips, working fine. The fight was almost over. It was now or never.
The billboard tipped and tumbled over the side of the building. She dashed towards it and ‘stumbled’ to the ground, right under the falling board.
She didn’t need to fake the scream of terror. Even if it was part of the plan, that board could really kill her. She squeezed her eyes shut.
A loud crash shook the ground. Her whole body froze… then continued to breathe when she realised the board hadn’t hit her.
“Are you alright?”
She looked up to see her target crouched before her. Around them, the superhero’s little helpers lifted the cracked board away and cleared a path for them among the debris.
“It’s dangerous here. Let’s go somewhere safer,” he said when she continued to stare. He took her hand and pulled her to her feet.
She remembered her mission and snapped out of her shock. She grabbed the gloved hands with an iron grip and under the guise of thanking him for saving her life, passed him an invitation to her upcoming housewarming party.
~The story continues in Not Him.~