Sprawled on Chair
Katherine Hana Li spin_kick_snap
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The Li Family Apartment, Koreatown, Los Angeles, Wednesday Afternoon
Things were still tense in the apartment today, but at least she hadn't been kicked out or disowned or whatever. Kathy'd half-expected to find all of her belongings tossed out on the street after she and Raven had gotten home for the night after a night out as Banzai and Mystique, but no. Her parents weren't actually talking to her, but they hadn't decided to evict her, either.

It just proved what everyone had been telling her: her parents had only had the power over her that she had given to them. She was pretty self-sufficient now; even if they had thrown her out, she and Raven would have been perfectly fine. What could they do to her? Ground her? She'd ignore them. Hit her? They never had before and she couldn't imagine them doing so now. Send her to bed without dinner? Fine, she'd call for delivery. A frisson from the unexpected freedom ghosted up her spine. If she were a slightly different person, this realization could have been dangerous. Good thing that she was the type of girl who defied her parents only to go be a superhero-slash-clinic nurse.

Honestly, the only real punishment she could think of that would actually affect her would be to forbid her from seeing Sarah. Her little sister meant everything to her.

No matter what was going on with the outside world, Kathy was determined to keep her safe.

[NFB, and also for tigerundercover if she so wishes!]

tigerundercover

2016-04-20 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Please. Like they'd actually be able to keep Kathy and Sarah from each other. Especially with someone like Raven as an ally.

"I'm proud of you," Raven said. "You know that, right?"

Yes, Raven, she knew. You'd said it enough times since the argument.

the_family_li

2016-04-20 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

"I know, right?" Sarah said--and then did a doubletake. "Uhhh..."

That, she hadn't been expecting.

tigerundercover

2016-04-20 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

"What, you didn't think your superhero sister would have superhero best friends?" Raven asked, bluster covering for the faint nervousness she still felt when people reacted to her blueness.

the_family_li

2016-04-20 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Blink. Blinkblink.

"This is so unfair!" Sarah said. "How did my lame, nerd sister not only become cooler than me, but get cooler friends, too?" Sarah stomped her foot. "If you tell me she's got some hot, superhero boyfriend she also hasn't told me about, I'm going to totally scream."

tigerundercover

2016-04-20 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Well," Raven said, looking sideling towards Kathy. "She doesn't like to call them 'boyfriends.'"

the_family_li

2016-04-20 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Kathy was trying to wave Raven to be quiet and avoid this topic, but Sarah smoothly stepped in front of her. "Did I just hear a plural?" she asked, grinning. "Oh my god, Raven, you have to tell me everything." She shoved Kathy over and then proceeded to sit on her in an attempt to keep her quiet. "I mean, we've already proven that if I wait for Kathy to tell me anything, I'll die of old age before I learn what the weather's like, so clearly it's up to you."

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spin_kick_snap

2016-04-20 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

"You might have said something to that effect," Kathy said, hugging a pillow to her chest and grinning. "But I'm okay with hearing it again."

tigerundercover

2016-04-20 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

"And again and again," Raven promised. "How long do you suppose it'll take for them to calm down and start talking to you again?"

spin_kick_snap

2016-04-20 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Possibly forever?" Kathy said with a nervous laugh. "Usually it bothers me a lot more, but today..." She shrugged. "It's like, let them sulk, because I'm right and in the end they can't do anything about it."

tigerundercover

2016-04-20 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

"I'm sorry your parents are dicks," Raven said. "We should just take Darah with us when we leave."

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the_family_li

2016-04-20 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Speak of the devil and she'd end up slouching in your doorway after school let out for the day. "You know, I should be totally pissed at you," she announced.

spin_kick_snap

2016-04-20 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Kathy glanced up, startled, and then dropped her head. "I know," she sighed. "Look, I'm sorry you had to find out this way--"

the_family_li

2016-04-20 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Umm, excuse you?" Sarah asked. "Found out? No, I'm pissed you didn't tell me. But I've known for, like, a year. Why do you think I covered for you that day with dad and the paper? Duh, sis, keep up!"

spin_kick_snap

2016-04-20 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

"What?!" Kathy gasped, jaw dropping. "No you didn't! How?! I was so careful!"

the_family_li

2016-04-20 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Well, for one, you suck at lying," Sarah said, rolling her eyes. "The only reason Mom and Dad haven't caught you is because they couldn't believe their precious older daughter would do anything like that. And two, the last time I was at Fandom, I went snooping. Your gi was in a bag in your closet on top of, like, a bunch of weapons. I am smart enough to put two and two together, Puff."

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