|Moment of Awesome - Matt Murdock/Daredevil During a break for food, Matt and Topaz talk over their new careers.
"Just try not to bring back anything that'll kill us," Topaz said dryly. "Everyone's done that at one point or another and it never ends well."
That seemed reasonable. "I....can try?" he offered, semi-dubious given the track record, "I think death and dying is a bad idea unless you're 90 or so."
"Everyone tries," Topaz said with a long-suffering sigh. "Death is usually not recommended for living a healthy lifestyle, though."
It was hard to be Topaz. "No, it's not," Matt agreed. "Though, it can be argued that we have chosen not to live a healthy lifestyle. What with the fighting and attacking and all that." Of course, doing the right thing and healthy were not the same.
Topaz snorted, keeping quiet for a minute to listen to Siri, and turning right. "I never said any of us were actually going to live to see old age."
Details, "You don't think we will?" he asked.
"Maybe if we all retired from the hero business right now." The sarcasm was light. "I've lost count of how many times I've almost gotten killed, usually over something stupid."
"You think we're heroes?" Matt was doubtful. He was many things, but he didn't think dressing up in body armor and running around made him a hero. Maybe tetched in the head. He was trying to help, if nothing else. "Sometimes I wonder."
Topaz resisted the urge to give him a Look. "Whatever you want to call people who dress up in various kinds of body armor and go out and fight things, then," she amended. "I'm not getting into a 'is what we do morally right' debate. I'm just here to organize books."
"And occasionally you do too," Matt's stomach growled and he was glad they were nearly there, "But your book organizing is important and appreciated."
"Usually by accident." Topaz paused to listen to Siri and took another turn. "I'm better off in the library, unless you lot need me to keep you from doing stupid like touching something you obviously shouldn't touch."
"I do touch a lot," Matt waggled his fingers, "Side effect of being blind." He was only partially joking.