Drabble: Rescue Kiss

Genre: superpowers, fantasy


His words slurred in his exhaustion, but she didn’t need to hear the words to know what he wanted to say.

“Don’t be silly. There’s no way I can leave you when you obviously need my help.”

She counted at least 6 enemies surrounding them in all directions, not including the dozen more groaning on the ground. From the looks of it, she had arrived at the end of a long fight.

“Just because I’m helping you doesn’t mean I’ll do it for free. Usual rates apply. One kiss for one minute.”

Their enemies had shaken off their initial shock and started to close in. He mumbled something she assumed meant ‘yes’ (there was no time for objections anyway) and she leaned in.

The kiss activated her usually dormant powers. Without wasting a moment, she twisted the world into something like Escher’s impossible stairs. The illusion lasted for two minutes at most, but they were long gone by then, carried to safety by a griffin that didn’t exist.

Beside her, the dark-haired superhero was completely knocked out. She couldn’t just leave him there, where anyone could walk by and take advantage of him, but she didn’t know where he lived. Her only solution was to get comfortable and wait until he woke up.

She grinned.

He owed her for this, and she knew the perfect way he could repay her.



Check out the related story First Kiss.


Posted on February 25, 2017, in Potpourri, Short Stories and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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