Aria jumped and slid down the roof, doing another small hop to get over the rain gutter, and landing on the soft, wet grass. She gently shook off some of the water, wet from chasing the monster through the sprinklers. Her least favorite part about fighting monsters at night.
She carefully jumped back in her bedroom window, and dismissed the transformation. She tucked the black crystal fragment in her pocket, and then pretended to be coming downstairs from using the bathroom.
"I'm back!" Aria announced to the room, sitting down in her seat.
"What took you so long?" her brother teased.
"Business as usual," she answered tactfully, avoiding any proper answer.
He frowned, frustrated that a common ploy hadn't worked.
"Honestly, though," her mother started, "you can't just leave for twenty minutes during dinner. Your food will get cold."
"Sorry, I know." Aria dipped her head shamefully.
"You've been making a habit of this."
"Well, you know. Sometimes you just gotta go." Fight monsters, she added to herself.
Comments (3 so far!)
One thing's certain: those monsters aren't going to fight themselves.
- #4034 Posted 3 years ago
Getting out there and kicking butt and getting back all within 20 minutes is pretty amazing. I'd be equally amazed if her parents don't suspect something. Probably drugs. Could be a fun kind of Buffy thing going on.
- #4052 Posted 3 years ago
Yeah, she's working on learning to speedrun these things. It helps when it's a smaller monster. Her parents are getting a little concerned, but they aren't sure what to make of it yet, since you can't go outside to do suspicious illegal activities from the second floor.
- #4067 Posted 3 years ago
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