The Great Escape Ch6 bit – Not Obvious

“Pepper.” Tony pointed at the guardian. “About a year and a half back. Wasn’t that guy Takami Sahashi’s arm candy?”

“Arm candy?” Bruce blinked, as if he’d never heard the phrase.

“Kagari?” Pepper had expanded the image, sitting up straight. “You’re right, that is him.” She nodded at Bruce. “There was an event at Shinto Teito, Tony dropped in for one of the evenings. Dr. Sahashi is one of MBI’s top researchers; they had obvious bodyguards looking after her. Kagari was the one who wasn’t obvious.”

Bruce raised an eyebrow at that. “So if he wasn’t obvious – how could you tell?”

“I sometimes do things that are not obvious,” Tony said wryly. “Watch Natasha and Agent Barton when they’re not watching you. I grant you, not easy. But watch how they move. What they look at. It’s not quite like regular not-an-assassin people. Bodyguards do a lot of the same stuff.”

“So not just a good Samaritan,” Bruce observed. “He knew what he was getting into, stepping into a fight.”

“So it would seem,” Jarvis stated. “Someone in MBI was apparently giving Homura intelligence on when and where Sekirei were released.”

“He planned it in advance,” Tony muttered. Which fit the impression he’d gotten of Takami’s companion at that party, before the music started getting loud enough to wake the neighbors and Dr. Sahashi had called it a night.

“But why would he take that chance?” Bruce frowned. “If they need an Ashikabi to stay healthy-”

Which was when the other shoe dropped, and Tony felt a familiar icy chill down his spine. “Don’t think Kagari was worried about making it that far.”

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9 thoughts on “The Great Escape Ch6 bit – Not Obvious

  1. “Don’t think Kagari was worried about making it that far.”

    No, he wasn’t.

    Maybe at the very, very beginning of this whole mess, he thought maybe I’ll make it. Through Kagari / Homura strikes me as the type to be aware that, even under perfect conditions, killing Minaka was never going to be easy and he could very easily die doing it.

    But he did become less and less optimistic about that when the only Ashikabi he was reacting to was Minato. Something he rather vehemently denied. Partially because he didn’t know what a Guardian was and thought there was something very wrong going on with him. Besides the whole unstable thing that any unwinged Sekirei would experience after a while.

    Granted the Avengers don’t exactly have all this information. Largely because some of it can only be obtained by actually talking to Minato and members of his flock.

    It’s not quite like regular not-an-assassin people. Bodyguards do a lot of the same stuff . . .

    *nods*

    Reminds of a bit from a Danny Phantom fic where an OC character is describing some of Danny’s and his friends behavior to collegue who also helps out teenaged super-heroes.

    He describes them, especially Danny, as having the habit of scanning any room they enter for threats, weapons, and exits. In that order. And his colleague agrees that sounds like superhero syndrome all right as her patients who save the world tend to do the same thing.

    He also notes that Danny seemed almost bored by his bully’s attempts to bully him. Like it was not an actual threat but more of an annoyance. Just something he had get through – like a math test.

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    1. He describes them, especially Danny, as having the habit of scanning any room they enter for threats, weapons, and exits.

      *gets the giggles* The geeks on the ship who took terrorism training seriously do that, too.

      I’m no good at it, although I get mistaken for a cop often enough, but my husband is excellent– now I’ve got a mental image of him as a super hero…..

      (A very grumpy, rather pale, rather more like a very minor middle-aged computer geek villain looking superhero.)

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