Zero to Hero Mar 9, 2018 20:57:10 GMT -6
Post by Sketch on Mar 9, 2018 20:57:10 GMT -6
ZERO TO HERO
CAFFEY'S PL: 20
The buildings were tight together and loomed over her, like a forest of stone. When a certain bird boy looked up, the roofs were so close together that he could only make out a sliver of the blue sky that was mirrored by the tiny stream of light that trickled along the cold stone ground. The alleyway twisted and turned back on itself, first going to the right, then to the left. From where Caffey stood, whether he look in front or behind, he saw nothing but stone. And this was supposed to be a shortcut to his friend Whisk's house! Whistling and staring at the orange sky of the sun above, Caffey continued to trot through the secret path, whistling a tune. Alas, he found himself running right into someone else.
Unflinching, unblinking, a strange man blocked the bird's path. This tall Brenchian's face was mostly masked by a handkerchief. The knife that was being toyed with in his thick fingers glimmered in the sunlight as it was twirled so deftly- Caffey was rather impressed by the trick. "Wowee, mister, that's cool! But... Can I help you?" He spoke without any nerves. This wasn't his first dance in a Satan City alleyway, but it was Caffey's. "Swap, now." The bird looked down to the cracked device in his hands. Footfalls echoed in the trash behind Caffey. Perhaps this man had brought some nice friends, but... Something about this rubbed even the kindly avian the wrong way. "W-well... I-I don't know, d-dad did get me it for Christmas and it means a lot to us. I... I think I know a place where you can get one cheap, thou--"
The man approached before Caffey could utter a word, holding the knife scarily close to Caffey. "I said now, kid. Don't make me hurt you." Caffey's expression finally sank. Why would someone be this... mean? What did Caffey do? Was it something he said? "H...Hurt?" Caffey spoke, taking a few shaking steps back, only to bump into another mugger. The tiny cardinal glanced about, holding the cracked device to his chest. Swaps were hard to get, and Caffey had an awful rare Majin Bros model. Back against the wall, Caffey could only shiver and curl his legs to his chest, waiting for the inevitable hurt. It was times like this he wished his dad let him follow his superhero dream earlier in life.