Black Hat x Reader: Sympathy and Tenderness
(Requested by a friend~ My only warning is that reader is kidnapped…)
You opened your eyes, your mind in a mild haze, but all you could see was darkness.
It didn’t take you long to recall the last few minutes before you went unconscious and (with a bit of struggling) to realize you were once again tied to a chair and blind folded. You mentally sighed.
Of all days, why today?
Pure darkness was quickly replaced by harsh fluorescent lighting as you felt a hand take off your blindfold. You grimaced as your squinted eyes adjusted to the sudden change. Although you could hardly see for a few seconds, you didn’t need your eyes to tell you you were being watched.
"(F/n) (L/n),“ a gravelly voice a few feet in front of you said, "Always a pleasure to see you again, my dear~"
You looked up, your eyes now able to see clearly, and saw the inhuman creature who you’ve had the displeasure of knowing for the past several months.
"Black Hat.” You addressed him curtly.
You looked to your left to see his minions were also present: Dr. Flug raising an eyebrow at you, Dementia smirking mischievously, and 5.0.5. staring at you with innocent curiosity.
You gave a small half smile. “Hi Doc. Dementia, 5.0.5.” You greeted them.
"Hi (y/n)!“ Dementia chirped while waving her hand vigorously.
"Greetings, Miss (L/n)” Dr. Flug said cordially.
5.0.5. was about to greet you too when Black Hat let out a low growl. “Enough! You lot: out!” He said to his henchman as he pointed to the nearest door. “Except for you, (Y/n), you’re still tied up here."
"What else is new.” You said sardonically. “Bye guys~” you said to the three as they quickly and quietly exited the lab, afraid to anger their boss any further.
You sighed slightly and turned to face Black Hat once more. “What? Am I not entertaining enough for you?” Black Hat said crossing his arms. He wasn’t even trying to hide the jealous overtone in his voice.
"I hope you know he’s not going to show up.“ You said, not responding to his question. "Golden Gladiator is still dealing with the prison break that happened this afternoon. He won’t come for me."
Black Hat smirked slightly as he walked over to a set of security screens that viewed various sections of the outside of the manor. "We’ll just see about that.”
About an hour passed of Black Hat staring at the several screens (glancing back at you every now and then) and you counting ceiling tiles.
Glancing at a clock that hung from the wall, you saw it was nearly midnight. “He’s not going to show up.” You said, now staring at the floor. This was the icing on top of the crap cake you were fed to all day today. First, you slept in and were late to your job, getting you in trouble with your boss. Then because you slept in late, you didn’t have time to eat breakfast so you were starving until 1:30. And all throughout the day you had to deal with rude and snobby customers. Then when you came home Golden Gladiator, your roommate and boyfriend, wasn’t there to comfort you while you cried.
Then again you were pretty much used to that. You knew once you started dating him there would be a few prices to pay: one of them being having to deal with the constant loneliness while he was off saving the city. But as time went on, the heavier the feeling of isolation grew. You didn’t have family or many friends, and your boyfriend was the only person who would listen to you when you needed to talk. But with the increase in crime, he was hardly ever around anymore…
The second price to pay was that once you started getting affiliated with heroes, you’d have to deal with the villains too. Although none of the villains knew Golden Gladiator’s alter ego, they still managed to figure out that you were special to him, and that meant getting caught in dangerous situations and being frequently kidnapped and used as bait.
Such as the situation you were currently in…
You turned looked up slowly and gazed at Black Hat: One of your boyfriend’s many enemies. After Golden Gladiator destroyed a few warehouses filled with Black Hat Inc. products, Black Hat himself decided this particular hero was bad for business, and ever since the demonic villain has been hellbent on defeating your significant other.
Black Hat’s face slowly curled into a dark grin. “Not coming, eh? I suppose that means I’ll just have to keep you, then.” He said coyly.
Your face flushed slightly. That was one of the many things that was unsettling about Black Hat: his continuous flirting while you were being held prisoner. Ever since he first nabbed you, you knew he was attracted to you. You could see it in his eyes. But the strangest part was, you didn’t mind the playful banter that went on between you two.
You actually kind of enjoyed it…
“Beats going to work in the morning.” You said shrugging your shoulders, trying to hide the small smile forming on your face. “I’d give anything to not have to go back to that place.” You muttered.
Black Hat heard that last part and raised an eyebrow. “Rough day in retail?”
"The worst.“ You said.
Black Hat blinked for a moment before grabbing a nearby stool and placing it where he was previously standing. He sat down and crossed his arms. "Go on."
Your eyes widened. Of all people, you never pegged Black Hat as the type to play therapist.
Well, it was better than talking to no one…
"It’s been a difficult day.” You began. “I slept in, I was late, my boss threatened to fire me, I had to deal with these god awful teenagers, I hardly ate, and when I went home…” You swallowed hard. “He…wasn’t there."
"That seems to be a reoccurring thing with him.” Black Hat said deadpanned. “No kidding.” You said staring at your converse. You didn’t see the smirk appear on Black Hat’s face, but you could feel his smug attitude in his words.
“Some hero he is. What’s the point in saving lives when you can’t even save the love of your life?” Clenching your jaw, you desperately tried to hold back tears. You could hear Black Hat stand up from his seat and move closer to you. Gloved fingers lifted your chin up so you were forced to look at your captor.
Black Hat stared at you, his eyes cloudy and a small grin on his face. “You know what I see when I look at you, (y/n)?"
"A girl staring back at an inhuman sociopath?” You said coldly as you blinked back tears. You really didn’t want him to see you cry.
"No.“ Black Hat said maintaining his expression. "I see a woman-a beautiful and fiery young woman with intelligence and charm. A woman who’s had it hard. A woman who’s been neglected.”
"Neglected?“ You said raising an eyebrow.
"It’s clear to me that your boorish boy-toy has been neglecting his so-called ‘relationship’ with you.” Black Hat sneered. He let go of your chin and began circling you. “Leaving you all alone to go off on his self-righteous missions. Never there to care of his precious jewel when she needs him the most. …It’s despicable.” He stopped behind you and placed his hands on your shoulders.
You froze up at the sudden contact, but slowly relaxed into his touch. You slowly closed your eyes, sniffing slightly.
Black Hat grinned wider and began massaging your shoulders. “Why even bother with heroes, (y/n)? Those goody-goodies are so overrated.” He leaned down so his face was nuzzling your (h/c) hair. It was way out of his nature to be nice-let alone coddle, but he could tell you were enjoying this. And so was he.
You opened your eyes slightly. “I…I can’t just…leave…G-Golden…” you managed to say. It was getting hard to think…
"Why not? He has no trouble leaving you.“ Black Hat said slyly. He gently brushed back your hair from behind your ear before whispering into it. ”If you were at my side, I’d be sure you never left it.“
Your eyes widened. He was actually asking you to leave the Golden Gladiator…to be with him.
"You’d also never have to go back to that irritating workplace again or that cramped little apartment.” He said as he stood up straight, gently stroking your hair. “You could start a whole new life here.” You blinked for a moment before craning your neck to look at him.
“You….you’re serious?” You whispered.
Black Hat slowly walked in front of you before getting inches apart from your face. “As serious as the plague, my dear.” He said, giving you a toothy grin. A thousand thoughts ran through your head as you stared into the dark being’s eyes.
A whole new life…
You knew it wouldn’t be as perfect as you pictured it, but anything sounded better than what situation you were currently in. And the idea of being with Black Hat didn’t seem all that bad. He was plenty attractive, as strange as he was. Although you knew he was temperamental, you had a strong feeling he’d never try to hurt you (if he intended to, he would have done so by now.)
"Well my sweet? What do you say~?“ Black Hat said, although he appeared to already know your answer.
You swallowed hard. "If…I say yes,” you began, “you have to promise not to kill Golden Gladiator."
Black Hat’s eye’s widened. "What?! I won’t just-” He stopped when he saw the pleading look in your eyes.
Those beautiful (e/c) eyes…
Black Hat huffed slightly. He knew he couldn’t just refuse your request-no matter how ridiculous it was. “Very well. But I will make no such promises about maiming!” He growled.
"Fair enough.“ You sighed. You knew Black Hat wasn’t going to let Golden’s actions go unpunished. But as poor of a boyfriend the hero was, you certainly didn’t want to see him dead!
"Now! Unto more important matters.” Black Hat said grinning, his gloved hand now magically growing long and threatening claws. Without another word, Black Hat took his taloned hand and slashed the rope that you were tied up with, setting you free. You sighed in relief. The rope was starting to itch.
Just as you were about to thank him, the same hand yanked the front of your (f/c) shirt, forcing you up and pulling you into Black Hat’s long arms. You blushed heavily at the sudden contact.
The demonic businessman stared down at you with his dark eyes, his sharp teeth showing while he smiled. “Now poppet,” he said seductively, once again placing a finger under your chin, his hands back to normal. “Remember your half of the bargain."
Your eyes widened as Black Hat got closer, his arms holding you tighter. He was about to kiss you, but a loud beeping noise coming from one of the security screens interrupted him.
"What is it this time?!” Black Hat snarled as he glared at the computers.
You craned your head so you could look as well, and on the far right screen you could see a small golden figure fighting guard bots with a shining sword.
Black Hat’s face quickly shifted from irritated to triumphant.
“Well well well.” He smirked. “Look who it is.”