"Years ago, a gene virus ran rampant across the planet, leaving a small percentage of people gifted/ cursed with extraordinary abilities and humanity itself forever changed. Suddenly, there were people with super strength and speed, people who could read minds, people who could teleport themselves from place to place with but a single thought..."
About 'Kingdom of Heroes'
Author: Jay Philips
Genre: Fantasy / Superhero / Mystery
He shook his head as he opened the box. “It’s going to be a long night, isn’t it?”
“Are you planning on being quiet at any point?”
“Probably not,” he answered as he began pulling clothing from the container.
“Then yes,” she said with a sigh, “it’s going to be a long damn night.”
“I’m going to choose to ignore that last insult just because I’m such a nice person.” He sorted through the clothes, making sure he was leaving with everything he had come in with. “Let’s see, one tan overcoat with built in holster, one brown suit, one white shirt, one black tie, one pair of black shoes, one black fedora---”
Ice interrupted him, sharply turning and staring at the black hat he held in his hand. “A fedora? Seriously?”
“Chicks dig fedoras.”
“Yeah, keep telling yourself that, slick,” she said as she moved towards the elevator‘s control panel. “Did you get everything?”
The Detective pulled a pistol from the box. “And one 9mm Beretta.” He pulled out the clip then pushed it back in. “Still loaded.”
“You need a gun?” she asked, pulling the gun from his grasp. “You have powers; isn’t that a bit of overkill?”
The Detective took the gun from her hands. “Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it, or something like that. Maybe I just like it cause it’s shiny and goes boom.”
She pushed the button for the top floor. “Whatever makes you happy. But you now have exactly five minutes to get dressed before we reach the top, and if you’re not ready by then, I’m going to leave your naked ass here.”
The Detective picked up his pants and started to put them on, before stopping and looking back at the woman staring at him. “A little privacy, maybe?”
The Ice Queen shrugged her shoulders as the force of the elevator going up momentarily put them both off balance. “Probably not going to happen, slick.”
“Oh well,” he said in return as he took off the hospital gown and began to put on his pants. “It’s your show, princess.”
Jay Phillips lives in Tennessee with his wife, his two children, and a golden retriever named Shippo. A lifelong lover of comic books, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and everything else from the nerd culture, he prides himself on writing fiction that crosses boundaries.
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