Brian continued to wail as Anthony picked him up bridal style and carried him back through the very confused crowds, taking him back home to calm him down.
Hiyoko had checked on Soshi and had a chat to him then his parents turned up so he left them to talk and went to check on how Chi was going.
“Good afternoon, nurse,” he greeted the lady on the front desk, “I am just inquiring about a student of mine who underwent emergency surgery earlier today- Chisuki Bakugou.”
The lady nodded and looked down at the keyboard then punched some things in and read the computer screen on her right.
“He’s out of surgery now, love, he’s in the ICU ward. We’re not allowing visitors but you can go up and check on him briefly.”
“Thank you, I will do that, if that’s ok?” Hiyoko said.
She nodded and pointed to the elevator, “go ahead, love.”
He nodded and stepped back, heading for the lift.
Once on the ICU ward, he was directed to Chi’s room and entered softly, making his way over to the side of the hospital bed.
Chi was asleep so he didn’t disturb him, but was happy to see the heart rate monitors were beeping regularly and his heart beat appeared very stable on the machines.
“Thank goodness everyone is ok,” he thought before silently backing away and leaving the hospital.
As he caught a taxi, he pulled his phone out to find 30 messages from Kana and a few missed calls and messages from his Mum and dad.
Thinking to ring his parents first, he did so- so that his mum wouldn’t have a heart attack from worry, and he had to talk fast to calm her down before sending Kana a message.
“Babe. I’m just leaving the hospital, where are you?” He finished the message and pressed send, the reply coming back immediately.
“I am at the police station. I will be leaving soon. I am collecting witness reports and statements from workers.”
“Good,” Hiyoko texted back, “would you like me to meet you at your house? My wing is still broken. They told me that UA’s recovery girl would be able to fix it so I’ll see her tomorrow.”
“Are you in pain?” Kana texted.
“A little, but I will be ok,” Hiyoko replied.
“Stay at my house. I will look after you for tonight,” Kana sent back, “I will be there soon.”
Hiyoko sent a red heart back and then leaned forwards in the taxi to tell the driver where to go.
The next morning Jinny woke, still in the hospital bed but the IV line had been removed the night before and she felt much better.
“It looks like you will be going home today,” the morning nurse said to her as she did her rounds.
“Thank you for looking after me,” Jinny said with a smile, “I feel much better today.”
“I’m glad,” she replied before walking out of the room.
Jinny was just settling back when a soft knock on her door drew her attention.
She looked over and saw Soshi standing there with bandaids and bandages all over his face and arms.
“Soshi!” she gasped, opening her arms for a hug, “are you ok?”
He ambled in and hugged her over the rail of the hospital bed then walked to the end and sat down so they could debrief about the week they had had and the mission they had survived on Friday.
“Have you seen Chi yet?” he asked after they had chatted for a bit.
“No . Not yet, have you?”
“Is he allowed visitors today?” Jinny asked, more asking the question rhetorically than anything else.
“I dunno. Let’s ask if we can go and see him,” Soshi replied.
Jinny gingerly sat up and held Soshi’s hand as she got out of bed, the pair walking out of her room to the nurses station to ask if they could pay their friend a visit.
At being given the go ahead, they headed up to the ICU ward to his room.
“Chi?” Jinny called softly as they pushed his room door open.
“You guys are here too?” Chi’s voice asked, his upright form in the bed greeting the worried eyes of his friends.
“You’re ok!” Jinny cried, running over and throwing her arms around him as he sat in the bed.
“Hey careful!” he grunted, wincing as she squeezed him.
“Sorry! Sorry! I’m just so happy you’re ok!” she wailed, “I was so worried!”
“Hey,” Soshi grunted from behind Jinny and chi looked up at him, “you ok?”
“Yeah,” Chi replied.
“I threw an ice arrow at Kujin for you when I heard that you had been shot. I assumed it was him because he had a gun,” Soshi said as he looked away and scratched his cheek.
“Thanks,” Chi replied with a smirk, “I wished I could have kicked his dumb ass.”
“I did it for you,” Soshi replied.
The boys grinned at each other and just then Hiyoko and Kana arrived.
“Condor, your wing is all better!” Jinny said with surprise when she saw that it was sitting up high again and there was no bandage.
“Yes. I went to recovery girl this morning and she kissed it better,” he said with a chuckle, “but more importantly- Bakugou… how are you feeling?”
“Ok,” Chi replied, “better than yesterday.”
“Good to hear,” Hiyoko said with a nod, “Kana and I just want to commend you all on the work you did yesterday. We had no idea it was going to turn into such a dangerous mission but thanks to you all, Kujin has been caught and will be put away for a long time.”
The students grinned.
“I have organized a few necessary therapy sessions for you all to attend once you leave the hospital so that you can debrief from yesterday’s events but I do hope you all go on to become wonderful heroes in the future,” Hiyoko said with a smile.
“It was such a fun week,” Jinny said with a smile.
“Yeah, I learned a lot,” Soshi added.
“I’d do it again too… just without the shooting,” Chi said, making them all chuckle.
“Kana and I have written your reports and have handed them back to Mr Shinsou, your teacher, and I’d like to say that on the bottom of each report I have requested that you give Kana and I the privileged of working alongside you once you become qualified heroes. I’d like for you all to join my agency.”
The students faces lit up and they thanked the two heroes in unison- elated that they had done so well in the eyes of their mentors.
Jinny looked at her two friends with a smile, then back to Condor and Seismic Kana.
“So this is what it’s going to be like… being a second generation hero.”
~ END ~