The blue haired girl stepped into the park, breathing in the relaxing night air. After a day out, she was glad to be returning home to her shared apartment with Kaitlyn. It was a few days after season 2 had ended and everything had finally started to calm down. The park was quiet and dark, and she liked it that way. It made her feel like she was the only person left in the world and was soothing in an odd way.
As she neared a lamp post, she slowed, seeing a figure sitting on a bench under it. Someone she had been trying to avoid all season, but finally felt ready to face. “Pepper?” She called out cautiously into the night.
Upon hearing her voice, the boy turned his head, his face lighting up once he realized who it was. He tried to quell his emotions and was soon staring off into space again. She neared the bench and felt the glow of the lamp on her. “Mind if I sit down?”
He gave her a nod, and she sat next to him on the bench. The two looked out into the park for a while, each lost in their own thoughts. She finally spoke, startling him. “How have you been?”
A strange grimace crossed his face like a shadow. He tried to brighten his expression but only managed halfway, his face becoming contorted. “As well as can be expected. How about you? What have you been doing this season?”
Trying not to seem too excited, she shared about how great things had been going for her. “It’s been going pretty well! I’ve had a lot of time to practice sports, which was really nice, and I’ve been shopping too! I was rooming with Kaitlyn and that was lots of fun, and I did some exploring of the city! I even stood near where they were doing some of the challenges for this season and watched! It was nice to just observe for a change.” She laughed, then grew quiet, realizing something. Her adventures had been fun, but they somehow felt incomplete. She struggled to put what she was feeling into words. “As much fun as I had this season, I just felt like something was… missing.”
He gave her a rueful smile. He knew exactly what she meant. “A tennis skirt, a splash of bright blue hair.”
She was almost in tears. “A red shirt, a sharpened sword.”
"A bolt of Lightning."
"A dash of Pepper."
And suddenly they were holding each other close, both crying now, like they were a couple that had been away from each other for far too long, which, in a way, they had. It went without even saying that they wanted to be together again.
As she was hugging him, she felt something odd. Two twin scars on his back, still rough. “What happened?” She asked into his shoulder.
"While you were gone, I finally found my wings." He mumbled back into her, the words gently warming her curly hair.
They stayed that way a while, two angels, one in innocence, the other in bloodshed, bound together by something they couldn’t explain. Deep inside, they knew that this was right.
(Whoop whoop!!! It finally happened!!!! :D I meant to get this typed up yesterday, but… eh! They’re together for now, but stay tuned for more excitement through season 3!!!)