Humans, monsters, heroes, villains—to Victor it was all just a matter of semantics. Someone could call themselves a hero and still walk around killing dozens. Someone else could be labeled a villain for trying to stop them.Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.
Hero flirting with an experienced but easily flustered villain...?
1) “You do know that when you wipe my memories it doesn’t actually
work, right? One of the perks of being me.”
The villain froze at the hero’s words. They’d just attempted their grand
entrance four times in a row, trying to anticipate the hero’s response,
blanking their brain when they didn’t quite get it perfect. First impressions
were important. PR won battles as
much as soldiers did. “Don’t worry,” the hero grinned,
looking the villain up and down slowly. “You’re doing great. Very
Now they definitely had to die.
2) The villain prowled closer, gaze intent.
“Mm. The last time someone looked at me like that we didn’t get out of bed all
weekend, good times.” “Cute bravado, it won’t save you.”
3) “You could be so brilliant if you only turned your mind to
creating things instead of destroying them,” the hero murmured. They paused to
tighten the villain’s restraints, before glancing up to catch their
eyes. “I’ve never seen anything like you. You’re stunning.” It was so
earnest that, for once, the villain didn’t quite know what to say. The hero wet
their lips, practically on their knees. “Just let me help you, please. You’d be a
terrible waste to the world rotting.”
4) “Are you going
to put me in handcuffs? Tell me how bad I’ve been? Punish me to the full extent
of the law?”
“Do you want me to?” The hero shoved them up against the wall, breath hot
against their ear. “You do seem to spend rather a lot of time making me
chase you. All those clever schemes, your convoluted games. I mean, I’m flattered, but you could just ask
me for a coffee.”
“Ah, but how would you know it was really me then.” A shiver ran down their spine
for all the flippancy of tone.
5) “Oh, I could just take you apart. See how long that cold,
untouchable reputation of yours lasts then. You’re trying so hard to pretend you’re not even human, but look at that…” the hero pressed a hand above the villain’s heart. They both felt it pounding far too clearly. This was not supposed to happen. There was a reason nobody was supposed to get close.