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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 4—Page 7

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So! The Platinum Priestess is ready to move on. But The Annihilator seems to want a special moment with Kyle. What will he say? And how will Kyle react?

Tune in this Wednesday to find out! Hope to see you there! 😀

 

  • Raaawr, not happy.

    And that last panel o.o will Kyle bite his hand?

  • O.O Kiss?

  • The Goddess is back in command.

  • Sapfo

    What!

  • DonnaC

    I wish my butt looked so good, panel 2. I had forgotten how much her cape had burnt.

    • I know right?

    • Sapfo

      Metal panties will give anyone this good a butt 😉

      • Adam Black

        but .. sitting down?

        • Sapfo

          padded on the inside to get that bubbley butt you always wanted. Also makes sitting down very soft and warm

          • Adam Black

            those edges are gonna smart. I dont think there is much room for padding.

    • syllibub

      I swear her costume’s shrinking.

      • Tyler Griffin

        But you’re not complaining, right.

        • syllibub

          I think we all know the answer to that.

      • Klaus

        She has demonstrated costume changing magic back in chaoter one.

  • davefragments

    This is going to be a heartfelt comment to Kyle that gets a response we might not want to see.

    • Tyler Griffin

      First panel of the next update is just one giant blurred out censor symbol, lol.

      • davefragments

        Give me a few minutes and I guarantee I won’t use a naughty word but you will be mortally wounded and your ego crushed.
        wink, wink

      • syllibub

        Kyle somehow overcomes the immobilizing suppressor just so he can flip Duncan the double bird.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Red Hot: “I will do whatever it takes to stop you. Not just because I hate you – and I do – but because stopping your scheme is the right thing to do.”

      • Klaus

        Exactly!

    • syllibub

      Yeah, if Kyle can speak, this should be telling. Actually, his expression will be revealing even if he can’t talk — the art continues to be marvelous.

      • davefragments

        “Brain dead old pharte” is a phrase that comes to mind.
        You are “a worm, a slug, a bottom dwelling feces eater in the cesspool of life.” is another phrase.

    • Tyler Griffin

      “Rufio, if I’m a maggot burger why don’t you eat me! You two-toned
      zebra-headed, slime-coated, pimple-farmin’ paramecium brain, munchin’ on
      your own mucus, suffering from Peter Pan envy!”

      I couldn’t resist…

      • Michael

        “near-sighted gynaecologist!”

      • davefragments

        I might borrow that for my ventures into the realm of politics.
        ⚡️

  • Hamish C

    Blazingly obvious. Beautiful pun there, Sircea. However, Duncan may wish to watch where he puts his hand. He might get it bitten off telling Kyle what he should or shouldn’t do.

  • Megan Staples

    Kyle: “Fuck off, asshole.” More or less the nutshell, I believe.

    • davefragments

      What he’s thinking isn’t nice. Somehow I think Kyle has in mind worse than a simple two word phrase.

      • bronakopdin

        with three words :p
        kidding ^^ obviously Kyle will have a lot to say! Question is whether he can sort his thoughts and somehow bring it out in all his anger.
        Who am I kidding? I’m sure he will

        • davefragments

          Well yes. This is a graphic novel and it can’t just be glares and bad looks. It has to be dialog and words to add to the visual impact.

          • bronakopdin

            :p

  • Tyler Griffin

    GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Suddenly I can’t remember camping to save my life

  • Jeldenil

    Watch it, he might bite.

    • timemonkey

      You mean the super villains aren’t emotionally stable and healthy mature people? The shock! XD

  • syllibub

    “Blazingly.” Real cute, babe.

    • Cydney Sabin

      So glad I’m not the only one who saw that…

  • davefragments

    The two snake-bound minions are still laying on the ground snake-bound. HaHa
    Damn, that must reek of fear and other unmentionable ugly things the body excretes…

  • Hours Left

    Seeing the minion still tangled in the snakes, and PP’s charbroiled outfit is quite hilarious.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    I was going to say, “Someone get those fire snakes off that minion”. But then I though, well, maybe if they’re preparing for a visit by a demon lord that’s the type of random decoration that you want lying around in the background.

    • Or an offering of a light snack.

      • Saxon_Brenton

        That works too.

      • Tyler Griffin

        Sircea is a very considerate host, always thinking of those little extra touches like hors d’oeuvres.

        • And he’s lightly seared too

          • Tyler Griffin

            Being one of her own minions seals in that lightly ironic flavor that you can only get in organically grown minions. It’s all about quality, really, you can always tell a generic brand or processed minion.

          • With a touch of hell snake venom, you have five star demon cuisine.

          • Samurai Jack

            Minion Tartare. Delicious, a bit risky, but satisfying filling at the same time.

          • Just so long as the chef knows which parts don’t contain the poison. Kinda like with the blow fish.

          • Michael

            the minion wearing crimson has the pellet with the poison, while the henchman on the pension has the brew that is true.

          • Kit the Coyote

            *Laughs* I love that bit but I have to explain it anytime I use it nowadays.

          • Michael

            But do you make a fool of yourself?

          • Kit the Coyote

            Probably, I bookmarked the Youtube clip of it.

    • Ha!

  • davefragments

    One question that has been nagging at me — when Kyle sees Duncan die an ugly slow highly dramatic death, will he admit that he could have or might have once upon a time enjoyed a fling?

    • Mary Klemzak

      It will be oh-so-satisfying. This is YAOI at its best. The reluctant bad guy. Cmon you know he’s not 100% all in. At best, Anni is maybe 87%. Redheaded baraboys are very tempting!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      That’s a tricky question. I suspect that something like that requires an level of emotional detachment that, for several reasons, Red Hot just does not have at the moment. Partly because it’s less than a day since the betrayal happened, and the wounds are a bit too raw. But also partly because he’s young and probably hasn’t emotionally grasped that idea sometimes relationships just don’t work out. Which would be especially so in his case because his past history with his powers and his closeted sexuality means he’s never actually had a relationship.

      • davefragments

        That’s a good point.
        To be succinct, what if instead of a heartfelt hug or cradling a dying Duncan’s head he gives him a good, swift kick in the family jewels? Is that emotionally satisfying enough?

        • Mary Klemzak

          But before that, Kyle goes in for a speach and like he’s going to kiss him or something, then whamo!

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

          • A very interesting analysis, Saxon. Fun for me to read. 🙂

          • Klaus

            Kyle’s defining characteristic is that he is a hero. That is how he sees himself. He would do anything to save the world, no matter what his personal feelings for the villains were. Or anything that did not clash with his idea of heroism, such as betraying friends.

          • Adam Black

            But he may have to awaken the hellspawn monster, to get free

          • Columbine

            However all of this pans out I’d be really interested to see what Kyle thinks of Duncan and their interactions ten years down the line.

          • davefragments

            Kyle is only 18 ands the time to grow. He won’t look back and regret that he missed a love affair. Duncan isn’t the “love of his life”

            However, Duncan lived a life and should have learned and understood the consequences of his seduction. HE already regrets the fact that Kyle in minutes gave him more pleasure the a life of crime. Duncan is acting like a love-sick teenie girl now because whenever learned the lessons of life.

          • Saxon_Brenton

            [cackles malevolently] Oh, that’s brilliant Dave. After everything that he’s done, it’s Annihilator who gets manipulated because of lovesick emotions.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Saxon_Brenton

          I think that a swift kick in the groin is *far* more likely.
          After he was used by Annihilator, when the others were retrieving him from the warehouse, Red Hot made two specific comments. One was that he’d learnt his lesson and there were some things that he shouldn’t let happen, ever. Fluke was clueless enough to think he was referring to dating to a supervillain, but Spooky picked up on the fact that Red was referring to having a relationship, period, and had to give him the ‘some day you’ll find the right guy’ speech on the cliff top. I doubt if Spooky’s speech has had time to fully sink in, simply because too much has happened in so short a period. On a subconscious level Red Hot is probably defaulting to an assumption that since he was chaste and celibate for the better part of a decade, then he can continue to be so for the rest of his life. Wistful what ifs would only get in the way of that.
          The second was the earlier reply to Spooky’s question, ‘if you could do anything right now, what would you do?’ Red Hot said he would do anything to stop the villains. At the moment I suspect that Red Hot is determined to follow through with that vow, partly because he’s still angry at Annihilator, and partly as a way of proving to himself that he’s a human and a hero rather than a hellspawn monster.

          In summary, I don’t think Red Hot is in the appropriate headspace for yaoi romance might-have-beens and recrimination angst. The only way I can see him having a kind word right now is what Mary is suggesting in the comment immediately below: pretend to be nice as a way to lure him close enough to attack.

        • Klaus

          “As well set your boot to the mountain’s root”

      • Klaus

        I think Kyle is well aware that if one party enters a relationship with the intent to exploit and discard the other, that relationship is higly unlikely to work out.

  • Tyler Griffin

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Kyle’s sheer impotent rage level reaches over 9000 and he “accidentally” overwhelms the dampener with a flame burst *JUST* long enough to get a good singe on that shield bracelet wrist…

    • *was waiting for someone to make the ‘over 9000’ reference*

      • Tyler Griffin

        😉 What can I say. I’m old enough to know that reference before it was ever a meme

      • Tyler Griffin

        😉 What can I say. I’m old enough to know that reference before it was ever a meme

      • Tyler Griffin

        😉 What can I say. I’m old enough to know that reference before it was ever a meme

    • *was waiting for someone to make the ‘over 9000’ reference*

    • *was waiting for someone to make the ‘over 9000’ reference*

    • Samurai Jack

      That would make Ani, PP and their minions the Ginyu Force. Let the posing begin!

    • Columbine

      The downside of that is that if it overwhelms *his* dampner it might overwhelm the other ones right next to him and crisp a few of his friends.

    • Toli Bera

      so you want him to push it…. into the red?

  • Michael

    BAHAHAHA That joke is awful, so, so awful.

    “you shouldn’t have come”

    Because that’s how they summoned Laampros and caused this whole mess to begin with.

    • Tyler Griffin

      *ba-Dum-dum Tshhhhhhhh*

    • Klaus

      I do not agree that puns are the lowest kind of humor. But coming puns are.

      • Tyler Griffin

        I love all puns. The lower, the better.

      • Toli Bera

        low hanging fruit is still on the tree.

  • Mary Klemzak

    Yaoi.. You’re doing it right. Angst level:300.

    Cmon, Anni, get yourself together, man! You’re the bad guy!

  • Mary Klemzak

    Is it me, or has Sircea given Duncan way too much leash? The endgame is not looking promising. From their perspective anyway.
    Ugh so funny and will be glorious to see their downfall.

    • Klaus

      Give him enough rope …

  • davefragments

    I have to go to sleep. Y’all have a good night, take care, stay warm.
    I’ll be back tomorrow.

  • Frank.noha

    those dragons… are pretty alive for a down spooky…

    • IamM

      Dragons came from a potion. Guess Spooks doesn’t have to be involved once the potion is made.

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  • Melinda M

    I unrealistically want Spooky to wake up and be pissed and possessive about the touching.

  • Wyrmidon

    Am I an utter moron for still hoping Anni and Kyle will be together in the end?

    • bandanajack

      hey, hope springs eternal. i am up for reunion sex.

      • Wyrmidon

        Thank the gods I am not the only one. And I have oceans of hope to spare for these two, so… here’s hoping, lol.

        • bandanajack

          or even hate sex, that’ll work.

          • Wyrmidon

            Hmm. Hatesex is all fine and dandy for a one night endeavor to blow off some steam, but you can’t build a relationship on it without it being abusive, so…

    • Dakejev

      You’re not; I’m hoping that against all odds, too.

      • Wyrmidon

        Let’s hope together, the more of us, the stronger the hope, after all!

    • bronakopdin

      no, my first name actually means hope ^^ and I’m in fact pretty hopeless, as I always hope this in whatever story/comic/series with relationship situations comparable to this x’D

      • Wyrmidon

        Same here… impossible odds? You bet I’m gonna root for exactly THAT. 😛

      • Klaus

        A hopeless optimist, in other words. Now there is an oxymoron.

        • bronakopdin

          funny enough it’s only with stories and comics and such x’D
          in RL I’m told to be rather pessimistic… though I call it realistic :p

    • Kit the Coyote

      Duncan’s acts were really unforgivable, the ultimate betrayal and rape. But even the unforgivable can conceivably be forgiven. Kyle is the only one who can do that but Duncan has no right or real expectation to get it. Even if he does, that relationship will take a LOT of rebuilding and trust development to work. *grins*

      • Wyrmidon

        Agreed. It all depends on how Duncan plays it. So far he’s not doing a good job of it. Touching Kyle while he’s all tied up and unable to move AGAIN is a very bad idea in that context. *sigh*

    • Saxon_Brenton

      No, you’re not. And never let anyone tell you you’re a moron for going for the feelz. This is fandom. We do shipping.

      Now, personally right at the moment I don’t see it, and would hope that I have my arguments against it properly sorted. But. This is a yaoi comic, so there’s genre conventions in favour of it. And Alex likes to write unexpected plot developments to keep us guessing. And I’m a long term Dr Who fan, so the notion of “The triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism” runs deep. I’m never going to say ‘no’ to the possibility of Red Hot winning over Annihilator. But just at the moment I see that as an intellectual possibility rather than feeling it as a visceral drive. YMMV. Peace love and mung beans.

      • Wyrmidon

        Well said, thank you. At this point in the story, the actual probability of them getting together is… below zero, I’d say. But, I suppose that’s what hope is for. Nothing is impossible with some masterful story telling, and we all know just how skilled Alex is in that area. So I’ll just keep hoping here. 🙂

  • bandanajack

    the art work of late seems to have improved by orders of magnitude, great work pencils and colors. i wish the doses were larger, but i believe i could read this strip for a long time because there are so many stories yet untold…

  • NOW Duncan wants to be all gentle and cuddly with Kyle. Probably make a small speech.

    Dude really has no sense of bad timing, does he? 😉

    As for our Platinum Priestess. If this is her good mood then I really don’t want to see her in a foul mood. Everyone around her would probably be dead, if they’re lucky.

    • Tyler Griffin

      “I will kill you, then I shall bind your soul in a chalk board and spend the next century writing on you with squeaky chalk, then when I get bored with that, I’m gonna resurrect you, just so I can kill AGAIN!”

  • Klaus

    Didn’t she just say that they need not right the fallen gate? Unless it offended Duncan’s sense of feng shui.

    • Elizabeth

      my guess is, she wants to make as good an impression as possible

  • Too funny how they all just ignore the magically snake wrapped minion. Sheesh, you can always get another one.

    Where’s the Minions Union people when you need them?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      As a minor aside, I’ve been skimming back through the scripts for this chapter. The only mention of the snake-bound minion is on page 1, where there’s the overview of the situation. So it looks like Adam has decided to run with the gag as an easter egg for us.

      I’ll also note that Red Hot is unique in consistently being referred to as ‘Kyle’ in the scripts, even in the list for page 1 about what order of left-to-right the Young Protectors are being held prisoner in. All the others are consistently referred to with their code names, and the villains usually but not always get referred to with their code names. This is something I noticed a while ago, but still I’m not sure what (if anything) to make of it.

    • syllibub

      That part of the panel really made me laugh — he’s just lying there like “Guys? A little help? GUYS?!” and Sircea’s practically going to step over him without doing anything about the snakes. RIP, Minion #4.

    • Sanbai

      I just hope he stays a running gag, hah.

  • Aitsuki

    Crisp ‘im, Kyle!! Turn his arm into a charcoal briquette!

  • bronakopdin

    …….whut?
    How can Duncan just touch Kyle like that as if it’s a given?!
    I mean I still have hope that they might turn out to have a chance but waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
    laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaateeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrr
    after loads of things happened… right now he has no friggin’ right to touch Kyle? In his face even, which is hella intimate!!
    I mean sure, he wants to explain himself but this is daring… I wonder what he thinks to gain from being this brash?
    As he was so lilent all this time I wonder whether Kyle (and the others ofc) are somehow restricted not only in movement but speech, too? Could he even answer or complain about it if he wanted to?
    Well if he can’t his face is already talking volumes there for a while!
    Anni needs those glares!! Teach him some!!!

    gah…. I mean I’m happy that Anni tries to protect our Heroes (and all of them, not Kyle only though ofc that might just be calculating) and yeah we still do not know all of the background of this whole thing here… but this behaviour now is somehow too…. I don’t know how to phrase it…. “taken for granted” maybe? Like it is not even a big deal to him, as if it’s natural that he can just touch Kyle like that!? Out of nowhere… just mere hours after his betrayel…

    As Kyle can move his head at least I wonder whether he’ll try to bite Duncan’S hand or spit on it or sth…
    It’d be more than justified!

    …. and after calming down I just imagined:

    *comment section two years later into the comic*

    A: “oh wooow do you remember that scene at the ritual place short after Anni’s betrayal? How he touched Kyle’s face there? OMG those feelings now!”
    B: “ofc and yes! If only we knew back then that !”§$%&§”$/(” and what Anni thought/knew/planned at that point!!!”

    or sth like that x’D

    • Wildroses

      Kind of wish I’d seen this comment before I wrote my overly long text wall about how Duncan is presuming an emotional intimacy he does not have any right to with that hand 😛

      But the final panel of this strip filled me with such anger I had instantly write out my essay to deal with it.

      • bronakopdin

        I can totally relate x’D

  • SofiaT

    Oh, Anni. You’re breaking my heart. I want to come and hug you and squeeze you and call you… no, not George, that’s already taken. But yes, stop mooning over Kyle, you just kicked his butt (again) and that of his friends, not exactly the best time to grieve what could have been and make cow eyes at him.

    Go, do your thing, try to save the world, screw it up royally so that you realise you did a bad, bad thing -then we talk.

    • Stubbylegs

      I shall call Anni ‘Squishy’ and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy.

  • Shiny Gwilly

    BITE HIS HAND KYLE, BITE HIS THUMB OFF
    …ok, maybe too violent, but he’s that angry i imagine
    Anni this is just not the time, it’s REALLY not, i’m sorry dear, you mean well and you got him and his friends spared, but that’s not enough for him to forgive you
    PP just wants shit done, “come on guys, let’s get back to work”

  • Amanda

    Oh Duncan you silly man, why are you doing this crap when you already had Kyle?

  • Columbine

    Lots of people seem to be saying Kyle should bite him and it’s making me wonder if the dampner is stopping him from moving and speaking. As far as I can remember we haven’t seen him actually open his mouth while he’s been in it, just sort of bare his teeth-

    I’m starting to think the demons are coming through and the heroes arn’t gonna be able to stop it.

    • Wildroses

      I’ve been wondering if the dampner has been forcing him to keep his mouth shut for a while as hell on the basis of his expressions. From the first page of this chapter Kyle really looked like someone longing to unleash a torrent of verbal abuse. But I couldn’t discard the possibility of him thinking: “I must not piss off the only person here who wants to keep my friends alive” so I haven’t been willing to commit myself to that theory.

      Now the Priestess has walked out of hearing range and Duncan has decided to act like someone who has the right to touch Kyle, I think we might be about to have this theory addressed.

    • Klaus

      Not the dampener but the high tech bondage gadget.

      • Columbine

        XD True! Unfortunately real life bondage technology does not work like this 🙁 I mean that thing is awesome, it’s portable, doesn’t require a support beam and doesn’t (seem to) cause circulation problems. It’s genius! I’d take three.

  • TwilightDreamer

    I know this is a serious moment and all…….but am I the only one struggling to keep a damn grin off my face?? XD haha!
    Love this page, cause let’s face it…I think we’ve all been waiting to see some interaction between those two again…even if it’s one way right now…
    Not sure how they’re going to fix the gate, but we’ll see.

  • Wildroses

    For goodness sake Duncan, stop acting like you still have a chance with Kyle, or the right to be concerned for him, or the right to touch him intimately. You seriously don’t.

    It’s that hand cupping Kyle’s cheek that fills me with disgusted rage. Wanting to speak to him and saying “You shouldn’t have come” I can understand, even forgive while knowing it is a really awful idea. I’m pretty sure “You should not have come” is Duncan’s lead in line to his justification to Kyle why he did such a terrible thing to him personally and will do to the world generally.

    But laying hands on him like that presumes an emotional intimacy Duncan does not have or deserve to have with Kyle. It’s even worse than for a more typical breakup. Couples who break up nearly always had at some point a period in the relationship in which both sides felt they had a genuine emotional intimacy. Kyle and Duncan never once had that. Kyle thought they did, or at least that they were building an emotional intimacy but it was all a lie. Duncan only pursued him as part of his plans. Their entire relationship was Duncan manipulating him. This realisation was devastating for Kyle, and Duncan acting like it’s still okay for him to treat Kyle like someone who wouldn’t mind a gentle, reassuring touch just makes me want to punch my computer screen.

    You might still have feelings for Kyle, Duncan, but he doesn’t, and acting like you still have a chance or the right to touch him is just making you look like a delusional creep. That look on Kyle’s face between Duncan saying he’ll go to Sircea in a minute and Duncan touching him and his opening line says it all. Incredulous hatred.

    Storywise, this is probably a good thing though. More angst, and a chance for Duncan to tell the audience more details about these broken walls him and Sircea are so worried about.

    • Columbine

      Agreed. That said I am glad Duncan’s concerned for Kyle because I think that concern is what stopped Sircea wasting half the YP…..

    • Klaus

      Interesting how differently people see this. Just compare with TwighlightDreamer’s comment immediately below.

    • Kit the Coyote

      I would agree, his actions with Kyle were effectively rape and an unforgivable sin. This establishes though that he does have feelings for Kyle. I don’t think those feelings were intended, I think going in he was just planning to manipulate him to open the gate but the feelings happened as they often do.

      • Derkins

        Yes, and we still don’t know what Duncan’s actual motivations are. I’m dying to find out what he thinks would be so much worse than all this. Sircea definitely seems to be doing this for the immortality, but Duncan at least seems to really be trying to do the right thing. Even though he is soooooo lost as to what that is.
        I think that’s why people can have such a wide range of reactions to this, as Klaus pointed out below. I think Duncan is going to redeem himself along the way, but I think things are going to get really ugly first.

        He is archetypal of the character who is misguided, selfish, and calculating, yet still ends up finding their goodness at their core in the end, due to their exposure to the pure heart of the hero. I do suspect. The Prince Zuko character, if you are into Avatar.

        In stories that have these characters, it is precisely because the hero is pure hearted that they can be forgiven by them. That’s the thing, hero’s tales aren’t about every-day individuals like you, or I. They are about people with unbounded capacities for forgiveness, like Aang, Luke Skywalker, and Frodo. Kyle is that kind of guy. The kind of guy who gives people a chance, even when they might not deserve it. This is my prediction for the end of the story.

        I will say though, that in all these stories, the person who was redeemed DID have a brush with death, or die. We’re talking’ darth vadar and smeagle. Zuko was the only of the three from my sample set who actually lived to the end of his respective tale, though only because Aang saved his life when he woulda otherwise frozen to death (a poignant metaphor).

        To me all this also just means Duncan’s character and storyline is written really well, honestly. His intentions reinforce so well all that rhetoric that he was spouting at Kyle during their date. He really believes it. Kyle is beginning to be faced with that truth, as you can see registering on his face, on the last page. That everything wasn’t a total farce, including the feelings they shared. We don’t know what sort of thing it was that made Duncan actually justify his actions. We just know he did it. He’s not forgiven, but I can see how some may feel his redemption story coming. He probably cares too much about Kyle at this point to not get himself into trouble later, I think.

  • Columbine

    Also I know this isn’t what we’re here for but is anyone else appreciating the uh view of PP in panel two?

  • Spit in his face, Kyle!

    • Klaus

      New name for Kyle: Spitfire!

    • I had the same thought!

  • purplefoxglove

    I wonder how Anni’s portable dampener protection works – does it have to have skin contact with you to protect you, or is it enough to get within range of the force field it generates? If it is the latter, Duncan has just de-dampened Kyle…

  • Nate

    Duncan just breached containment. I strongly suspect Sircea will regret that, as the interaction of his field (which allows him to keep his powers, IIRC), and whatever is holding the Protectors captive may have unpredictable effects.

    (It is unclear to me, at this point, if he is doing it on purpose.)

  • MoonByte

    May I say that I absolutely love Kyles expression in the final panel?
    He looks so angry and disgusted, it summarizes perfectly what he is most likely thinking about all this bullshit.

  • fujoshifanatic

    Wow, I hadn’t realized that much of PP’s cape had been incinerated but DAMN DAT ASS! Anyway, Annie, really? The nerve of you even addressing Kyle, let alone touching him like that! You have to know that you would have to have one HELL of a redemption arc (as in, a self-sacrificing kill yourself and rot in hell to save the world arc) for Kyle to ever regard you again with anything but pure demonspawn-level hatred. It would be cool if the interaction between Kyle’s dampener field, Annie’s anti-dampener field and Kyle’s rage-fueled, demon-charged fire power caused a fireball big enough to take care of this mess, but that would cut the story too short (as well as the lives of his friends!), so I will have to just keep biting my nails until Wednesday.

    • Derkins

      I’ve always had a feeling that we were going to see big daddy again before all this was over with and resolved. this is the calm before the storm, I suspect. o-o

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Oh yeah… Annihilator touching Red Hot might extend the anti-dampener protection to cover the hero. Huh, I completely missed that one. Just goes to show: always read the comments.
      Lessee, more ambiguity, more questions to leave the readers on tenterhooks. Will Red Hot be able recognize that his powers are back? (Possibly. This is the third time his powers have been dampened, even if it’s only the second time by this method.) Will he take advantage of it? What would be the best way to take advantage of it? Is Red Hot’s anger at a point of boiling rage where he’ll automatically lash out, or is he now all steely resolve where he is planning the best way to further the team’s goals?
      | Annihilator walks away.
      | Commander: “I notice you didn’t attack him when you had the chance.”
      | Red Hot: “I wouldn’t have been able to take out the Priestess as well. Plus, I would have injured you guys. We’ve got twenty minutes to think of something.”
      | Commander: “As a matter of fact I do have a plan.”

  • Pikinanou

    BITE HIM!

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Thank you all for another beautiful page. The artwork continues to go so far above and beyond what we’ve learned to expect on the web and from this genre. It is truly a gift. And the way the art supports emotion via expression, composition and color is exceptional.

    I’m just saying Alex, Adam and Vero that I know you could produce a lesser page, which we’d all love much easier, but your efforts will live in a Graphic Novel in perpetuity and that’s a very good thing. Thanks again.

    I read all the comments below and this fandom is a riot. I swear it’s often as much fun reading comments. So thanks for that.

    I’m still in love with Sircea and yes, what everyone has said about her heiny x 200. She is the diva of all diva’s and I love her. GO SIRCEA… move this plot forward.

    I do understand that Duncan’s angst and the unrequited love thing is what drives Yaoi and much of the fan interest. I’ve learned they whys of Yaoi in THIS comic, as I was never a Yaoi follower prior to TYP. I didn’t previously get that never-ending angst was a genre norm.

    I’ll just have to accept that I’ll never like Duncan as a person, as his passive aggressive, flip flop, denial behavior triggers me. However, that said, I do appreciate him as a quality character (hoping he learns a new “pick-up” line). I’m sure I wouldn’t feel so strongly (negatively) about him if A, A & V didn’t do such an excellent job in executing him as an infuriating character and I’ll strive to remember that.

    Although tbh, I’d REALLY want Kyle to tell him to “feck right off and step on a Lego you wank trumpet”.

    I’m sure it is obvious that a Kyle robbed of agency (again), forced to be abused emotionally or physically (again), isn’t easy for me. It hits all my triggers, so I’ll stop with that. Others have expressed the outrage at Duncan better below.

    I do wish it wasn’t always Kyle helpless and unable to speak. It makes Kyle passive and we’re unable to experience these scene through his voice and Duncan always monologues the same thing. So, I’m not sure what we’re learning here about Kyle’s (hopefully) evolving character.

    I do very much like Kyle and live in hope that his moment will really come. However we’re deep in this book and so far he’s been little more than Duncan’s emotional punching bag (again maybe that’s just a Yaoi thing that I don’t understand). As of right now, we’ve seen Amanda, Spooky and Mitch in a much more heroic light, and Gordon is at least ballsy in his grumpiness. So, I’m waiting hopefully for Kyle to put some big boy pants on and “show” us who he is.

    I will say that this panel does make me look forward to Laampros’ arrival and I NEVER thought I’d say that.

    In spite of my sharing my emotional baggage, this is a beautifully presented page and I can’t wait for Sircea to get busy. Thanks again for sharing this exceptional work. Bravo(a) guys. Onward!

    • Klaus

      Duncan is not bad, he is just written that way.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        HA!

        • Klaus

          Duncan Welsh Rabbit?

    • syllibub

      I’m going to borrow “wank trumpet.”

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Please be my guest. It’s one of the better epithets I’ve run across. 🙂

  • OK, this is horrible, but Emperor’s New Groove came on the TV.

    PP = Izma
    Anni = Kronk

    *runs and hides*

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Sorry, but Sircea has a much finer posterior than Izma!

      • …wasn’t really trying to compare them that way…

        • Chris Dangerfield

          What? Are you saying you’re not a bottom watcher? 😀

  • Kit the Coyote

    It just occured to me while some of us are expressing that Duncan doesn’t really have the right to touch and express affection to Kyle like this after what he has done, he is an Alpha male villain so he doesn’t really play by those ideas anyway. hehe.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Exactly true. That is how all rapists and abusers feel — that they have a RIGHT to do what they do.

      Every feminist on this list will understand the correlation. Men who firmly believe that they have the “right” to be inappropriate in whatever situation (because women really like THAT). The victim’s needs don’t come into the mental equation for these sorts of people.

      Duncan clearly only responds to his own needs. What Kyle feels and/or wants is not a conscious idea that crosses his mind. That he has (and continues to) damage this young man isn’t something that he knows how to think about.

      Aside — remember, this is the man who killed (or had killed) the very Kontari who provided him with the alien tech that is currently allowing him to have this moment. Clearly it doesn’t occur to Duncan that there was/is a conflict, because if killing Kontari gets him what he wants then that is at it should be.

      I think the final line on this page exemplifies this concept. “You shouldn’t have come.” WTF? How does that help. Whatever? Kyle did come. He did his best to be a hero as he understands the situation. He feels horribly responsible for all that’s happened (and may yet happen).

      Thus, this moment (line) can only feel like a mental rape to him, bound and silenced (again). So Duncan saying this to him can only be horribly painful.

      Kit, you are right, Duncan’s warped understanding of these events is classic villain. Kyle get’s to feel the failure on multiple fronts and Duncan gets to pretend that he’s somehow being kind, because in Duncan’s POV, Kyle obviously needs this from him.

      But, Hannibal the Cannibal has his own worldview and the POV of others is not at issue. Classic villain served up hot and steaming.

      Duncan doesn’t eat human flesh, but he’s young and soon he’ll be immortal. Over time he may learn how to enjoy human liver and fava beans.

      Given enough time, anything is possible.

      • Kit the Coyote

        I don’t actually think he is pretending, in fact I would say he is probably rather shocked at how much he feels for the boy. But being what he is, he is certainly not going to feel guilty about it.

        • Jaq

          In my happier dreams, Anni is inserting his immunity device into the power nullifier, to be followed by a massive cascade failure on first Kyle’s – then the other – nullifiers, putting the heroes on the board again.

  • Danul Patterson

    Has anyone thought that Anni dear just might be having actual second thoughts about this whole deal with the devil gambit and actually needs help dispensing with old Long Joan Silver? (Sure she the weakest she’s ever been, but even that is still bad as all get out. If Anni Girl is going to do the deed his going to need help. And this may just be it.)

  • <3 Ahh! I've always loved The Annihilator/Kyle pairing, but after what happened, I know Kyle probably doesn't want to have anything to do with the villain. Yet I can't stop gushing over the affection The Annihilator is expressing in that last panel! XD

  • Kyle looks pretty incredulous in panel 5. I’m gonna assume he’s not too pleased about it. :p But, I do like the interaction. How much is Kyle able to move while he’s like that? If he wanted to turn his face away, could he? I guess we’ll find out. :p

  • Pinkfeiry

    Kyle’s all: ewwww don’t touch me

  • Mir

    Welp now i’m pumped for the next page. Duncan and Kyle haven’t had a conversation since he betrayed him. I don’t like them together but it if Duncan was like “I don’t want you to get hurt, little hero” I think my heart would skip a beat lol.

  • Jason Moon

    To be betwixt and between at that moment! On one hand Kyle wants to shudder at his touch while at the same time wanting to TREMBLE at his touch. I imagine the next scene with Kyle spitting out “You used me.” while a single tear, unnoticed and beyond his control slips slowly down his cheek.

    • Mir

      I hope Kyle would be kind of emotionally sad like that in the next page but I feel like it’s going to be more of anger than anything else. Maybe both? Tears from anger and hurt all while imagining Duncan getting punched in the face repeatedly.

      • Jason Moon

        He got played by someone with experience. ONE HIS FIRST TIME. THAT will resonate for a very long time, and will likely affect a lot of his decisions, viewpoints, and actions for a while. Talk about salt in the wound.

    • Michael

      I imagine the next scene with Kyle spitting out “You used me.”

      With a Scottish accent.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3IzHq7c0p8

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Ermmmmm…… ok?

  • stickfigurefairytales

    I can’t help but find it incredibly funny that that one minion is still trapped by Spooky’s hell snakes and nobody seems to care.

  • I would be interested to know Kyle’s precision with his flame. I mean could he, you know, spit a small fireball at Duncan? Maybe shoot a bit of flame from that redhot (hee) glare of his? Or is it all large scale?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Well now, this is just another reason for wanting to get our hands on the powers trading cards from the kickstarter, isn’t it? (No, sorry, that’s me being silly. I’m treating it like one of the multi page writeups in the likes of the Official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe, and trading cards won’t have the room for that sort of detail).
      Quickly flipping through the story so far… On the positive side, he had enough control to air-write the letters ‘yes’ after he left the bar in the prolog, and able to light two candles with a flick of his fingers at the warehouse in chapter 2. On the negative side, when he drew the fire from the burning building in chapter 1, it came out as a fireball that blew out several windows. Oh, and the ongoing problem of losing control when he’s having sex. I’m guessing it’s multi-factorial, with the size of the fire he’s trying to manipulate being a major factor.
      As for spitting or glaring fire. Most of the time he’s using his hands for direction (even when he’s drawing fire into himself, as with the building fire in chapter 1). However he’s had at least two occasions when he’s had fire coming from his eyes (including the bedroom scene at the start of chapter 2, when he had fire coming out of his eyes, hands and feet).
      Overall, I think it’s his ability to manipulate fire at a distance (combined with the few examples that we’ve seen where he uses something other than his hands as proof of concept) that is key. I’d guess he could project fire from anywhere he wanted to (out his mouth, out his nose, from his nipples…) and it would ultimately be a matter of concentration and practice.
      [glances at preceding PhD thesis wannabe post] Crap but I’m such a nerd.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Butt you’re my favorite nerd so that’s something. Right? Saxon, awesome analysis. As always. Thank you.

      • Nerd away, dear Saxon, nerd away. 🙂

        I forgot about the lighting of the candles, so small streams are possible from his fingers, which if he could would serve the purpose of lighting up Duncan’s eyebrows if he wished. But I suppose I asked about the flame eyes and spitting the fireball since Duncan is touching his face and his hand is under the anti-dampner field. I would assume that the anti-dampner effect would affect only the area it touched Kyle.

        As for blowing out the windows when he pulled the fire to him, that may have been because RedHot was in a hurry to get the fire away from the people and so lacking in any finesse.

  • Dekira

    I am looking SO forward to the next page. Ohmy.

  • I just want to say: Mr. Duncantor, of course Kyle came. He’s a hero. That’s what heroes do, even when the odds are bad. Heroes hero.

  • Brother Aaron

    Anyone know what the face/figure/creature on her crown thing is?

    • I think the last everyone decided it was some sort of bovine type creature.

    • davefragments

      Chapter 4 page 1 has a good picture of her tiara or crown.
      It looks like it might be 5 animals — two deer rampant, two smaller somethings (hounds maybe) rampant with a stylized bovine face in the middle. The bovine face has horns.
      This tattoo is the closest image I can find to the bull I see in it…
      http://www.xxswitchbladetattooxx.com/tattoo-gallery-2.php

      The “Bull god” can be traced back to at least the Epic of Gilgamesh. It is enshrined in the night sky as Taurus (I’m one of those), and appears in 17,000 year old cave paintings in France. The source for this “bull god” is probably Ugarit which was a Neolithic/Bronze Age City founded circa 6000 BCE and abandoned 1200 BCE.
      Since Sircea admits to being 6000 years old, It’s a good bet that her headdress is that the Bull god of the late Neolithic and/or Bronze Age and in later years was called Ba’al or Baal or Bael or Hadid…

  • dpolicar

    “You shouldn’t have come.”

    Well, granted that would have prevented the whole plot from unfolding in the first place. But honestly, he could hardly expect Kyle not to have when he was — oh, wait. That’s not what he meant, was it.

    Never mind.

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    • threedevilshared .

      holy crap thank you

    • Damius

      People picked up on that double entendre but ignored the interesting choice of words with ‘blazingly’ referring to Kyle and his fire powers.

  • maia_banana

    finally its time for yaoiiiii

    • Kinda doubt that. One thing is touching Kyle, and give a liitle speech, but I don’t think Duncan would be stupid enough to try more than that. Of course, I could be wrong and he’d try for one (probably last) kiss, but it woyld certainly be a one way kiss. Nothing more than perhaps a bite from Kyle.

  • Justin White

    it’s so hard to be mad; it’s so hard to watch. WHAT AM I DOING!

  • Hello good folks!!

  • davefragments

    How is everyone tonight.

    • I haven’t done anything today but make the soup for tonight’s dinner (which included grinding the pork for the meatballs.)

      • davefragments

        I simply baked some chicken thighs.
        There was a bit of snow and ice outside so I stayed home disgusted.

        • We got everything at the store yesterday so there was no reason to leave the house. Of course I should have been doing something, like writing, or writing, or something, but I did basically nothing. Go me!

          • davefragments

            I read another chapter of “A Criminal Magic” and I like it but I have my taxes covering my dining room table and I am going to have to break down and start them. Ugh.

          • Boo on taxes!

            What’s the book about?

          • davefragments

            It’s set in 1926 (thereabouts) and argues that instead of prohibition being about alcohol, it was about banning magic.

          • That sounds interesting.

          • davefragments

            It’s nicely written. Someone shoved a novella from online at me and without Grammarly, I picked out eight errors in the first 300 words. I hate that.

          • Oops!

          • davefragments

            Yeah… I’m not the best at grammar but I try.

  • Nate

    I won’t be able to camp tonight. I’ve had a fairly stressful day (I am SO over winter), and I feel a nasty headache coming on.

    Here’s hoping the YP are about to make their comeback rally. Mitch needs to get back to Carlos. 😀

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Okay, quick roundup and time for a wild mass guessing.

    *So far there have been numerous votes for Red Hot to fight with Annihilator, various involving telling him off, biting Annihilator’s fingers, or possibly spitting fire in his face when the force field that Annihilator is using to protect himself from the dampener briefly gives Red Hot access to his powers again.
    *At the other extreme are people who are waiting for a heartfelt discussion, possibly even as kiss.
    *Now, while I have long since given up trying to predict what will happen, I still like the idea of Red Hot trying to trick Annihilator by sweet talking him. It seems like such a genre appropriate action to take.
    *And I would probably be remiss if I didn’t mention the possibility of the military showing up (And, I dunno, being soundly defeated by the Priestess, who would then skin one of the soldiers in order to make a replacement cape. Or something.)

    So, in the few hours of camping before the update, what batsh!t insane suggestion do you have for what happens on the next page?

    • davefragments

      We kind of are promised a confrontation between Laampros and Kyle.
      That means an impressive gate opening sequence and more.

    • Connor

      Now it gets revealed that Duncan was actually Spooky in disguise this whole time. (And Spooky was an automaton.)

      Or alternately, Kyle yells at Duncan for a while before all Hell breaks loose, literally.

    • syllibub

      Duncan’s just about to explain himself and convince Kyle and the team to help him take down Laampros…and then Sircea unceremoniously opens the gate and demons start pouring through in shrieking hordes, and the moment is lost forever.

      • Mir

        “JOIN ME.”
        “NEVER!!”
        *dramatic scene of demons pouring out*

        …I like it!

      • davefragments

        I can’t imagine anything Duncan could say that would calm Kyle.

        • syllibub

          The best I think he could do would be to convince Kyle that there’s a bigger, more imminent crisis than Kyle’s desire to kick his ass, and convince Kyle to form a (very grudging) truce until everything’s dealt with.

    • Mir

      It all really depends on both of them. Anni could be heartfelt while Kyle is just filled with rage. Or vice versa; “how dare you bring yourself here and risk your friends lives?!” and Kyle is all like “You broke my heart.”

      Orrr since we’re not 100% sure whether or not they can talk while being held in that control (chances are they probably can’t because i’m sure Kyle would’ve said something by now or he’s holding it off so they won’t kill his friends). It might just be Anni giving Kyle a talking to about the whole thing.

    • Samurai Jack

      The rest of the team wakes up, and we find that the dampening field doesn’t affect magic after all. But Spooky is smart enough to bide his time…

  • Mir

    READY FOR THE PAGE TONIGHT! WOOOO.

  • syllibub

    I hope the next page involves background antics with Sircea yelling at the minions as they scramble to fix the bone circle.

  • Sapfo

    Morning! ^.^

  • Cman65

    PooPoo please my lady would you get the FUCKIN snakes off me

    • davefragments

      Think of the fun the writer can have for a sequel — the struggle ends,
      Sircea and Laampros defeated. Kyle and Duncan reconciled, the Team celebrated and the scene returns to the forest and this minion with snakes wrapped around him is bleating pathetically: help, help, anyone, help …

      • Michael
        • davefragments

          I was thinking more noir and less piggy.

          • Michael

            What is more noir than her plaintive, unanswered, hopeless cries?

          • davefragments

            LOL

  • davefragments

    I think tonight is simply one of those nights…
    I’m thinking of the Manhattan Transfer from The Offbeat of Avenues:
    The Quietude
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h1Txoz1HMk

  • Kyle Hamilton

    For some reason, I can’t get the image on this one (chapter 4 page 7) to load.

    • I have same problem. Might be a little glitch after Alex posted the new page. I’ll email him about it. Check back soon.

  • D. G.

    Damn. I got a bad feeling Kyle is needed for a ritual. Or a sacrifice. Probably his blood or a body part. Not death.