If Rolf hated anything, it was waking up after a night of defeat. He checked himself in the mirror and could only see failure reflected in his eyes, this Fire Vixen has been a whole another league. He did start to learn the power of his regenerative abilities, most impressive was the fact that he seemed unwounded. He did feel his wound under his skin but a casual outsider would never notice. It was almost as if his body knew he needed to be presentable to the outside world. Perhaps it is his unconscious that is encouraging how to heal his wounds. A sudden jolt of pain made him ralice that for as quickly his skin was healed he was in no shape to anything. He wasn’t even fully healed during the last battle. Perhaps he should quit, this Fire Vixen was way too powerful.
Downstairs his sister was watching the morning news. Talk about Fire Vixen would be the news all day again. “Can you believe it?” His sister asked. “Lightning Wolf was defeated again. That can’t be right!” “That’s the problem of this world, there will always be someone stronger.” Rolf responded. His sister turned towards him. “But Lightning Wolf is a good guy, right?” “Well it does break the law…” “But he saves innocent people!” “Perhaps.” “And good guys always win?” “Maybe in stories but in real life…” He saw the underlip of his sister quiver and suddenly realized how hard he was on the girl. “But if he truly is a good guy he must find a way.” “You are way too skeptic, brother!” “You are way to optimistic.” “It’s an unfair fight too, if that fox girl was all alone she couldn’t and steal the money and fight Lightning Wolf. It’s like four against one. They distract Lightning Wolf too. Normal boring criminals should be arrested by the normal boring cops.” “It’s not like the Lightning Wolf could work together wit the cops, he is on their wanted list.” “Perhaps he should consider it though, they share a common enemy.”
The next few days the city was quiet and Lightning Wolf was heavily wounded. But neither of those things kept him off the street. He was unsure if he should even fight, but his insticts demanded to hunt. Luckily there was nothing to hunt, perhaps a few common croaks that crawled out their holes. But the Lightning Wolf barely paid attention to them, they were boring criminals for boring cops. During one his patrols route he noted a strange figure on the roof of the Police Building. The figure was flashing lightsignals in the sky. When he got closer the Lightning Wolf noted it was a cop and decided to investigate. He jumped behind the policemen. “Strange night we are having, are you trying to attract mosquito’s?” He asked. The cop, visibly startled, took a moment to turn and respond. “Not insects but wolf I am hunting.” He said with a mysterious smile. “Well you caught one, what kind of trap is this?” “It isn’t a trap, I wanted you to inform.” The cop looked at the door into the building, afraid of anyone else walking on the roof. Fear felt the nostrils of the Lightning Wolf, but also doubt and duty, what was this cop planning? “Well, inform” The Lightning Wolf demanded. “You see, I never though of you as a bad guy. Our current police chief hates you because you are a threat to his power. He even put an insane reward out to turn the city against you, but I didn’t think anyone would have bought it. However we got a tip. Someone knows the location of the hide out of the Fire Vixen. Worse, this person promised the Chief he would both arrest the Fox and the Wolf.” The cop did another round of scanning the roof, unsure of his next words. “Well, we are going to raid it in a couple of days. We already had a stake out and almost enough clues for a SWAT-team. The chief planned this during the daytime, so you wouldn’t interfere.” “So?” The Lightning Wolf interrupted. “I am not exactly willing to help the man that is paying a million for my head.” “So… I don’t think we can do this without you. I am not sure if you noticed but during you two battles with the Fire Fox, the police was t here too. I mean people say you got beaten, but we are completely blown away without doing anything to this… this… thing… I also don’t care for our chief.” His eyes darted again, fear filled the air. “But I wouldn’t want him to get burned to a crisp. Let alone any other good man of the force in that raid. I beg of you, Lightning Wolf, are we not fighting the same enemy? Please lend us a hand, perhaps together we can do what neither of us could do alone” The Lightning Wolf frowned, words of his sister spooked through his head. “There is a reason why I don’t appear during the day. I got a secret identity to keep.” “At least consider helping us. I don’t think many of us want to be your enemy.” The Lightning Wolf turned around and left, without saying another word.