Short Story: Irony
Genre: family, irony
Start from Secret Inheritance.
Irony /ˈʌɪrəni/ n. a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often wryly amusing as a result.
In other words, having a pure, righteous son when she and her husband… had more flexible morals.
For added irony, the boy who was interested in their supervillain trade was from a family of outstanding police force members.
Funny how the world worked.
Ideally, they would keep everything within the family. Much easier to hide a secret meeting over family dinner than arranging a highly suspicious meetup with their son’s friend. Unfortunately, their son’s moral code was strong, and the circle of friends he tended to hang out with would only reinforce that.
Sometimes, she caught herself watching her son and wondering how his skills would fit in their team. How could anyone refuse that innocent face? His quick thinking would surely be an asset when things didn’t go as planned. He was good at making friends. He would be great for infiltration missions.
Sigh. What a waste.