Eats whatever a Spider can (Open) Sept 16, 2016 5:22:27 GMT -6
Post by piper2 on Sept 16, 2016 5:22:27 GMT -6
The smoke stung Kaydi's eyes deeply, and she could barely breathe through the clouds of black billowing into the the distracting pain of sitting amongst shoes and umbrellas and hanging clothes her seven year old eyes could spot the orange glow flickering through the spaces of the closet doors. This light was scary instead of comforting, as light should be; light never burned up her room or the hallways of the apartment. Light didn't choke her and blind her every so often. Except, maybe now.
It was getting close to where she was, in that cramped closet. Kaydi huddled back a bit more into the corner of the room and frantically pushed a few pairs of shoes in front of her, hoping that just maybe it would keep the fires back. The sound of crackling flames was loud, but not enough to mask the sounds of the floor making awful moaning sounds. She even felt everything shift to the right a little bit in a sudden snap, and that's when she shut her eyes tightly. Kaydi curled herself into a sobbing ball, shuddering in pure fear while the flames only got closer and closer to the closet doors. She shrieked when the doors suddenly swung open, thinking that the fire was about to swallow her whole.
"Woah! Hey! Hey! It's okay!"
Kaydi frowned; fire doesn't talk. The little girl looked up towards the source of the voice and gasped.
"Yeah. I look funny. I know...C'mon. Whaddaya say we get outta here, huh?"
"I have to go in there- My Daughter's still inside!" The woman frantically shoved herself against the fire fighter in a desperate attempt to get past him. Even if weren't for him being clearly stronger, there were still four other fire fighters nearby that would notice the commotion.
"I understand that!" He responded gently. The man knew that, with the rate the building was burning at, the little girl had to get out of there fast. "But the building's already crumbling from the base, the whole thing will come down on top of you!"
The mother tried again from a different angle, narrowing her eyes intensely at him. "I DON'T CARE! I have to get her out!"
"Ma'am! We'll get her out!" The fire fighter struggled; geez, she was actually stronger than she looked. "We're working on getting the ladder close enough for us to get in!"
"Move back! Move back! Everybody, go go!" A police officer abruptly bellowed from their side, followed by the loudest crackling sounds ever heard in that night. The west side of the apartment some sixty feet away from the crumbled downwards to the concrete soil. The firefighter was broken out of his startled stupor by the screams of citizens and shouts of parademics fleeing the area, picking up the struggling woman sadly.
The rest of the building fell in a domino-like fashion, each section that hit the ground affected the next section. The whole thing collapsed when the last part of the building gave out, but a tiny blur swung out of the window just before it was smashed. The blur went unnoticed by the watchers below until a wet slapping sound was detected at the the corner of a nearby lamp post, and then the sound of feet thudding on a car roof.
To the left, a figure was crouched almost majestically upon the roof of an ambulance van. The figure, aside from soot, was dressed in dark blue spandex pants below a red long-sleeved spandex shirt that appeared tight against the figure's body and outlined obvious feminine curves, along with the black Web pattern. While toeless socks adorned the small feet of the figure, fingerless gloves attended to the hands and outlined two distinctively built watches with tiny nozzles. A huge red fabric was pulled over the figure's entire head like some kind of mask, and tinted lenses sat where the eyes would be. The chest of the shirt had the symbol of a spider, but it was blocked by the body of a little girl.
"Kaydi!" The woman cried suddenly, rushing towards the vehicle while anyone nearby simply watched in surprise.
"Mommy! " The little girl squirmed happily. The figure leaned forward and held out the girl with a hidden smirk.
"Yeah see?" The vigilante's voice was unmistakably female, albeit slightly muffled."I told you I'd get you back to your Mom!"
The mother tearfully took hold of her child and hugged her about as tightly as one could imagine, and the girl did the same as best as she could. "...Oh, I-I'm sorry, Honey...I should have taken you w-with me..."
The little girl managed to grin at her. "It's okay! She saved me! She's really cool!"
"...th...thank you..." Was the sniffling show of gratitude towards the vigilante, who was watching them in silence for the moment.
"Uh...Any-Any time..." The figure stuttered, nodded curtly and leaped to her feet in a nonchalant movement, as if getting ready to leave. Although it was hard to be certain, the figure looked at Kaydi with a soft chuckle. "Er, Great daughter you have! Bravest girl I've met in a while. And that's coming from me."
"Thank you, Spider-man!" The little girl beamed in a sing song tone while her mother smiled. Piper didn't seem to notice this, as she was more focused on being confused for Spider-man himself. She didn't really know what to think of that, or how to think of it. For now she'd take it as a compliment, she guessed.
Wolf Spider gave another nod and leaped away from the recovering masses, air rippling her otherwise tight costume and making her thankful for the wind resistant lenses. Her signature hand movement occurred and a thin Web line smacked onto the corner of a roof, allowing her to swing around using momentum move down that block a little bit faster.
A strange rumble vibrated her entire body, and she looked down at her flat stomach in disapproval. Fighting hunger had been fun for a while, but now she was in desperate of a fast burger...or a taco. Something that was undeniably cheap at least. New York wasn't known for that, but as soon as she made her way back to her dorm and changed into more civilian attire , Piper would do a little patrolling for a decent bite.