Peter swung down to the drainage line, dropping in front of it, knowing that Felicia would be right behind him. He reached down to his belt and activated the light on the belt. It was bright red so the light was no too damaging to eyes when in darkness. It was why he chose to use it. Low impact meant it was easier to keep his night vision when he needed to disappear into the dark to avoid someone who he was fighting.
“This drainage line has a secret break off, designed specifically as an entrance to this secret facility.” Peter walked closer to the entrance. “Do you want me to lead the way or do you want to go first and have me watch your back Felicia?”
Felicia dropped down beside him, landing lightly on her feet in a slight crouch. Taking a quick sweep of their surroundings, her eyes finally came to rest on him; her night vision contact lenses taking their intent effect. She kept her hunched over form, staying close to him.
”You’re the one who’s been here before, Spider. I think I’d like to take the back seat on this one. So go ahead,” she gestured for him to move, “lead the way.” she gave his rump a small slap and threw a cheeky smile his way, “I’ll watch your back
Peter chuckled and then continued to swing. He didn’t even think to offer her a ride, because normally when he offered, she turned him down. He was trying to respect her independence, but next time he would fix his mistake for certain. He fired a few more lines out, advancing down the street and quickly approaching the Hudson River.
Felicia was no newbie when it came to swinging through the city. Sure, she had to do a little running and jumping occasionally, but it was no biggie. The thrill of free falling and swinging high above the city was totally worth it. She wasn’t slow either and soon enough she was coming up along side him as they neared their destination.
”Down there, I take it?!” she called across to him, letting herself slide down the line, getting closer to the ground.
”A swing around the city? Like right now right now?” In all honesty, the idea sounded great at the moment. Even though the Carnival had ended up being more successful fun than originally thought (its the clowns. I just don’t trust them… with their giant noses and augh—) “… I have my suit in the bag.. I mean, if you really want to.”
Felicia’s shoulder rose and fell in a shrug, “It’s a nice night out, I thought we could grab some food, go for a swing and park it on a rooftop with a nice view; something romantic.”
“Yeah no kidding.”
“That’s going to give me nightmares, I just know it.”
“I’m a cat burglar. It’s not really in my nature to care about certain things.”
Peter chuckled and shook his head at her as his lens covered eyes met hers and his mask moved to match the movement of his forming smile. “Oh yea Cat. Just like old times.” Peter turned from her and took off towards the edge of the building, leaping at the last second as he fired a web out and it caught onto the side of a different building and Peter started to swing like he had on so many other nights like this one.
”Ever the gentleman,” she muttered sarcastically, “didn’t even offer me a ride.” Chuckling, Felicia took a running start toward the ledge and pushed off into the air, just as he had. In her decent, the quickly shot a line from her grapnel, felt it go taut and swung her back, then forwards, building up the momentum for her next big swing.
Peter watched as she came to a stop standing before him. Nervous and knowing what was most likely coming he took a small step back. As soon as he felt the mask go up above his mouth, he gently stopped her placing his hands on hers. ” What kind of masked hero would I be if I just let any beautiful girl take my mask off? “
He blinked some grinning as he nose was tapped. ” Oh, so their are other consequences of crossing a black cat’s path? ” He decided to play along for now, it certainly distracted him from the boring event-less night.
”Now why would I take it off?” she yanked it back down over his nose and mouth, letting it snap back into place, “You know I love the mystery of the man behind the mask far too much.” Another chuckle sounded in the back of her throat. “And I think you know the answer to that question all too well. You should consider yourself lucky that I can control it now.”