20. Storm for Marvelsepticeye, pretty please? (I'm p sure I've already requested something else but dang i love your writing...)
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Marvin had never been good with storms.
It wasn’t the rain that he hated so much as the thunder and lightning, cracking open the sky with blinding lights and Marvin hated it. Because of this, he always checked the weather before leaving the house to provide magic tricks on street corners, but the app was never guaranteed to give him the most accurate information.
When the storm rolled in, Marvin had packed up his equipment and was walking back through an alleyway towards the Septic Egos home. The thunder came first, loud and booming and Marvin froze, back straight and he was sure he squealed a little as well. Glancing up at the sky, Marvin prayed that the thunder was a singular occurrence, the warning of a coming storm that wouldn’t hit until he was home, but he wasn’t that lucky.
Lightning cracked across the sky and Marvin’s entire body went numb. He nearly dropped his equipment but managed to grab it and fell to his knees. Getting stuck in an alleyway in the middle of a storm was not ideal but Marvin couldn’t move. Thunder boomed again, and Marvin screamed, grabbing his head in his hand and pressing his hands to his ears.
“The fuck is wrong with this kid?” A voice asked.
Managing to look up, Marvin saw two people standing over him. Nothing about them really stuck out except for tattoos on their hands. It was a capital V with an X going through it, the symbol of “Villain”, the main enemy of Jackieboy. Wide eyed, Marvin tried to stumble to his feet but he couldn’t, his body still reacting to the thunder and lightning around him.
“He’s afraid.” One of the men laughed, “Don’t he look familiar to you?”
“Mm…you know who he looks like?” The other man grinned, “Our dear old Magician, the poor little lover-boy of dear old Jackieboy.”
“And what would it matter if he was?” Another voice demanded, and Marvin jumped to his feet.
Jackieboy appeared in front of him, hands on his hips and cape billowing behind him because of the wind of the storm. Marvin had never been so happy to see him before, and the two men looked wary, backing away towards the entrance of the alleyway.
“We don’t want any trouble man.” The first man spat.
“Neither do I.” Jackieboy agreed, “We’ll have our chance later. I’m here for Marvin and that’s that. Now get out of here.”
The men scarpered, leaving Jackieboy to turn to Marvin and draw him into his arms.
“Are ye okay?!” He inquired, snapping his fingers to put a barrier around them to block the rain, the sound of the thunder and the sight of the lightning for Marvin. “Did they hurt ye?”
“No.” Marvin murmured, “I was scared of the thunder and they just…happened on me.”
“I knew as soon as I sensed the storm that ye’d be scared so I came to find ye. I’m glad I did! I’m sick of Villain always taking ye, Marv.” Jackie huffed, hugging Marvin close to him and kissing his forehead. “Let’s get ye home.”
Nodding, Marvin wrapped his arms around Jackieboy’s waist and gripped his equipment tightly, ready for the flight home. Flying in a storm was just as terrifying to him, but Jackieboy kept the barrier around them so Marvin saw nothing but dark skies around them, and it was comforting. As was Jackieboy’s heartbeat.
By the time they got home, Marvin’s eyes were squeezed shut and Jackieboy had to coax him to let go.
“Hey,” He said gently, “We’re home.”
“Mm. Thank you for coming to get me, Jackieboy.” Marvin smiled, planting a gentle kiss to the side of his mouth. “I’m sorry to be a nuisance.”
“Don’t say that.” Jackieboy chastised, patting Marvin on the head and tilting his cat mask up to kiss him properly, “I’m the hero, I’ll always come for ye.”