They really needed to review their modus operandi. Ever since he developed the ability to travel through shadows, all his team did on rescue missions was send him in alone and crack jokes while he worked.
Right now, the topic of interest was his his catchphrase.
“I’m Sunshine. Agent Sunshine.”
“It’s a classic.”
He waited in the shadow under the bed until the girl was left alone.
“When the shadows of the world threaten you, remember that I am there. Who am I? Your sunniest shadow. Agent Sunshine.”
The guard finally left. He stepped out of the shadow. The girl let out a startled cry and hid behind a pillow.
“It’s ok. I’m here to help,” he said.
“Who are you?”
“I am the superhero who shines your way in the darkness. I am… Agent Sunshine!”
“A superhero. Your parents called me to bring you home. Let’s go.”
He slowly scooped the girl into his arms.
“Close your eyes and count to ten,” he said.
“What happens at ten?”
“You’ll see your parents.”
The girl closed her eyes.
He sunk into the shadows.
“I’m Agent Sunshine, and it’s counting time!”
When he got back, he was going to hang everyone upside down on the roof.