Part of a request for Asky Panda who wanted 'awkward moments' in the lives of certain BPs and their significant others. Not so sure if this one is so much 'awkward' as 'just plain corny' but hey, its what the brain dolled out.
Hope its up-to-par with what you expected. Awkward Moment in Love 2
Power Joe and Lua: Make a Wish</u>
Power Joe sighed, laying placidly in the tall grass of a large hill-crest outside of the city limits. He stared off into the early evening sky, the colors of the fading sun blurred into the darkening blue-black of oncoming night, the twinkling of stars coming out to play following in its wake.
Lunar moths, huge winged insects that glowed in the light of the oncoming moon, began to emerge from their nests and dance over the field with the fireflies and singing crickets. A smaller, perhaps younger, moth came to rest on one of Power Joe's audio antennae, making it unconsciously wiggle.
It was a remarkable sight, indeed. Sadly, the display was lost on the Kung-Fu detective, his mind and thought elsewhere.
Four months. It had been four months since the Bubble Gum Sister were apprehended. In those four months, everyone had thought Power Joe would have forgotten her
They were wrong. Power Joe was just good at hiding it. He maintained a façade, playing at his old self, making smartass comments, joking remarks, and back-talking at every opportunity. Regardless the fact remained, he hadn't gotten over her
Power Joe sighed again, checking his internal chronometer. He should probably check in. He wasn't due for a shift until tomorrow afternoon, but he hadn't exactly told anyone he had left, where he was, or how long he'd be out. At the time, he just wanted to be alone with his thoughts.
While mulling over whether or not he cared enough to call McCrane, a streak of light across the sky invaded Power Joe's vision. "Cool, a meteorite." He mused, smiling lightly. Or as Drill Boy and Boss would insist, a shooting star.
The power shovel smirked. They really think wishing on one is guaranteed to get your desires granted.
Watching the sky for a moment longer, Power Joe saw yet another 'shooting star' streak across the sky, followed soon by another and another and yet more.
"Weird." Power Joe mused, sitting up. The moth on his antennae fluttered to regain its footing. "No one's been saying anything about a meteor shower tonight
" He scratched his chin in thought, momentarily wondering if he should call this in to the others. "Bah, they can probably see it. Don't think I'll both with it." He ultimately decided.
Lying back on the cool grass he watched, as every star in the sky seemed to fall down to earth. The Kung-Fu detective had to admit, it was beautiful to see. "I wish Lua could be here to see this
" Power Joe said, his optics watering lightly. He brushed the liquid away and heaved a tired breath.
Feeling a sudden overpowering exhaustion take a hold of his body, Power Joe blinked and rubbed his optics again. "Wow
really tired." He yawned. He tried to will himself to his feet to get back to the station, but that seem to be too taxing an undertaking and with out realizing it, the yellow and green robot drifted to sleep under the heavenly display above him.
Opening its wings, the Lunar Moth resting on Power Joe's antennae fluttered away.
OOO000ooo ooo000OOOPower Joe
Power Joe groaned in sleep, trying to ignore whoever was calling to him. He was dreaming about being with Lua, the two of them together on the grassy hill watching the moths and fireflies dance under the meteor shower, and really didn't want it to end just yet.
With a light snort, Power Joe shot upright, fully awake. It was early morning, the sun having just started to peek above the horizon. The power shovel yawned and rubbing his optics. "Wow
I don't even remember falling asleep
?" He heard a small voice cry out and he looked down.
A small figure was beside him, apparently having fallen off his chest when he abruptly sat up. The figure, about the size of an average human woman, stood and dusted herself off before looking up and giving Power Joe a warm smile. "Hello, Power Joe-san!"
Power Joe's jaw went slack, his S-AI completely locking up. His voice escaped him completely and he just sat there gaping at the smaller robot. A flood of questions such as 'How was this happening?' and 'How was she here?' invaded Power Joe's thoughts so fast he couldn't process them long enough to ask.
"Power Joe-san, are you not happy to see me?" Lua asked, looking apologetic. "I didn't mean to wake you up
I'm sorry if I upset you?"
wait, I mean yes
" Power Joe's S-AI finally kicked back into gear and he mentally slapped himself, Get a grip you idiot!
He internally chastised. He took a deep breath and calmed his quickly fraying nerves. "Ok, let's try this again. Yes, I am very happy,
if a little confused to see you Lua." Power Joe began, offering the small robot his palm.
Lua smiled and climbed into his hand, sitting and holding onto his digits and he brought her to his eye-level. "Why are you confused to see me?" she asked innocently. "Isn't that what you wished for?"
Power Joe opened his mouth, but faltered a moment and lost his train of thought. Wished for
He looked up at the sky. "Last night
the meteor shower
"That's right." Lua chirped.
"I did make a wish
" Power Joe looked down and the femme in his hand. "
Lua shrugged. "I don't know. I just remember waking up and being here with you, and being very happy to see you again."
Power Joe blinked. "Again? So you remember
Lua silenced him by putting a hand to his lips. "I do. I remember everything, especially how much you believed in me. Cared about me." She smiled at Power Joe and his heart melted. "I was hoping we could be friends again?"
Power Joe blushed lightly and nodded. "I'd like that very much." She insisted, setting Lua on his shoulder. He heaved a breath and stood, heading back to the precinct mentally preparing himself to either wake up from a dream or realize he was hallucinating.
"Guys! I'm back!" Power Joe called as he walked into the Decker Room.
McCrane and Dumpson both stood, ready to jump their younger brother with a heated lecture about not calling in, but both of them were derailed before they could even get started, seeing the small femme on their brothers shoulder.
They're cries of shock and surprise didn't go unnoticed to the others in the room. Everyone turned and looked at Power Joe, their gaze falling on the small figure sitting on his shoulder. Lua, feeling uncomfortable about being stared at, attempted to hide by pressing against Power Joe's neck.
Deckerd cleared his throat. "Um, Power Joe
is there perhaps, something you'd like to tell us?"
Power Joe looked thoughtful for a moment. He went through a long list of excuses, explanations, and rationalizations he'd thought up on the way here but disregarded one after the other for either lack of believability, or just sounding completely dumb. "Nope." He eventually replied. "Now seeing as I've checked in and don't have shift for another
three hours, I'm going to my room to talk to my girlfriend." He gave everyone a small wave before leaving towards the dorm hall.
The room exploded in chatter after that, Yuuta and the BPs throwing around questions as well as possible explanations about this sudden event, although none seemed the least bit probable. Drill Boy mentioned, at one point that a meteor shower had occurred last night. "Maybe he made a wish!" The young mech cheered.
"Drill Boy, even if wishing on a star worked, that 'meteor shower' wasn't falling stars. It was debris from old satellites and rocket ships being collected by the space station to recycle" Duke pointed out.
Drill Boy crossed his arms in a huff at the insinuation that wishing on falling stars didn't work, but admittedly agreed that wishing on falling satellite debris wouldn't do anything worth while. Left with more questions than answers now, the Brave Police decidedly put off the subject for another time and got back to work.
Meanwhile, on the grassy hilltop just outside of town, a small fairy with wings similar to that of a Lunar Moth was playing with her sisters and another fairy that had a mermaid's tail.