“So, he’s ok?” Jinny reiterated, “he’s not hurt too much?”
“He’s fine,” Hiyoko replied with a smile.
Jinny started to calm down, now that Hiyoko and his calm demeanor were present and as she took a few deep breaths and wiped her eyes, the nurse came back in with news of Chi.
“The doctors are half way though surgery now. I have been assured he is, currently, in a stable condition,” she said with a gentle smile, “he will go to the intensive care unit after he comes out of surgery, just so they can monitor him around the clock for the first 24 hours.”
Jinny nodded. “Thank you, nurse,” she said with a wobbly smile.
“Thank you for the update,” Hiyoko said politely.
“It is my pleasure,” the nurse replied, “please rest your wing, Condor.”
“I will, ma’am,” he replied with a smile.
The nurse left and Condor looked back at Jinny.
“I’m going to go and check on Todoroki now. Your parents will be here any minute.” He stood to leave. “I expect you’ll be in hospital for a day or two. You need to rest.”
Jinny nodded and lay back against the pillow. “Please keep me updated on Chi’s progress,” she said as he headed for the door.
“I will,” he replied, “I’m interested in his progress as well.”
Just as Hiyoko left, Mrs Kirishima- Jinny’s mum, came running into the room.
“Jinny! Honey, are you ok?” she asked in a worried voice, “I heard the news and saw footage of everyone outside the shop!”
Poor Jinny burst into tears again and put her arms out for a hug from her mum.
“Chi got shot!” she wailed, “they’re saying he’s ok, but I want to see him!”
“It’s ok, honey, it’s ok,” Mrs Kirishima said over and over, rubbing her hand up and down Jinny’s back, while outside Condor and Red Riot debriefed the situation outside the room.
“The boys took a lot more of the hits than your daughter did,” Hiyoko said to the sturdy built hero, “Bakugou took a bullet for her so she’s more shaken about that than anything else. I’m going to organize some psychologist visits for the three of them so that they can debrief about the mission.”
“Good thinking,” Red Riot replied, “unfortunately there is an ugly side to hero work and that’s watching others get injured and hurt.”
Hiyoko nodded. “Very unfortunately. I’m very sorry that they got caught up in such a dangerous mission. We weren’t expecting the villain to show up while we were on reconnaissance.”
Red Riot shook his head. “Don’t apologize. We are heroes. This is what heroes do. It’s a good thing that they got to see the reality of it. I think sometimes only the good things are shown on the television and they forget about the danger. This experience will forge their future selves.”
Hiyoko nodded and patted Red Riot’s thick shoulder.
“Thank you for understanding,” he said with a small smile.
“It’s the manly thing to do,” Red Riot replied, “I’ll let you go and do your visits. I need to see my daughter.”
“Of course,” Hiyoko replied, letting Red Riot pass him and walk into the room- smiling a little as he watched him go, “I also need to get back to Kana. He forced me into the ambulance with the other two.”
Back on scene Kana had been using the text to talk app on his phone to relay information and keep people in order.
After Hiyoko, Jinny, and Chi had been sent to hospital in the ambulance he had asked Anthony (via the app) to control the crowds while he went in to get Soshi- assuming that Kujin had gotten away.
As he walked into the building, the police had arrived, so he let them handle it and that’s when he discovered that Soshi had caught Kujin just before the villain had broken into the jewel vault and stolen a lot of jewels.
He quickly ushered the paramedics in to get the unconscious student and take him to hospital then he updated Hiyoko on the latest findings and set about detailing the police about the incident and how everything had unfolded.
The whole time he was working with the police, Anthony had kept people away and helped set up barricades so that the shop could be dusted down for finger prints etc…
As the news helicopters caught wind of the story, the area became a hive of activity, paparazzi zooming in from all directions to try and get some footage.
Brian had just gotten home that day to get ready for his and Anthony’s anniversary dinner when he found that his boyfriend wasn’t there.
A little confused but not too worried, he flicked the TV on and that’s when the breaking news was aired- with uncle Anthony, front and centre, being interviewed at the scene.
“Beyoncé! Lord above, boo-boo!” Brian screamed, running on tippy-toes to the front door and grabbing his Channel bag as he raced to the car to go and save his man.
“Will you be ok from here, Kana?” Anthony texted the hero.
Kana looked down at his phone then up at uncle Anthony and gave him the thumbs up.
“I’m so sorry to leave you at this point but if I don’t get home and ready for dinner, Brian is going to flip his lid.”
“Go,” Kana signed with a grin, then texted Anthony back, “I do not want Brian to flip his lid!”
“Thank you,” Anthony signed, packing his phone back in his pocket and walking over to the yellow tape that was across the barriers out the front- holding the crowds back.
As he approached the mass of people he could hear a very familiar voice calling as the person pushed to get to the front of the scene.
“Move bitch, I’m gay!” the voice called urgently.
“Brian?” Anthony asked, looking up and over the people to see a little blond head pushing through the crowds.
“Boo-boo!” Bri wailed when he saw Anthony up ahead.
“Baby, I’m sorry, I was trying to get—,”
“Why are you apologizing, sugar honey, you could have died today!” Brian wailed.
“Uh,” uncle Anthony hummed, “no. I wasn’t involved in the ro—,”
“Beyoncé have mercy, do not take my fine man from me just yet and put him in your heavenly choir. I’m not ready to let him go!” Brian wailed dramatically.
“I’m not dying,” Anthony deadpanned to his smaller boyfriend.
Brian let out another dramatic wail and threw himself into his tall boyfriend’s arms, sobbing uncontrollably.
“Bri…” Anthony hissed, looking around with embarrassment, “you’re making a scene…”