Spider-Man swung through the night. It was snowing and he wasn't used to swinging through the air during the winter months he usually kept to the ground where the air wasn't cold enough to kill a polar bear. This was important though. As he hurried he thought to himself and tried to pull all of the information together. He just left Fisk Towers after spying on The Kingpin. Fisk had just finished telling his assistant to put an end to his super-soldier project and destroy all evidence of it.
*Wilson Fisk had his hand in super-soldiers? I bet S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn't even know about this. Fury's an ignorant jack-***! No, he probably is helping Fisk. I have to find this Zabo guy before he does anymore damage. Hell's Kitchen is Daredevil's territory and he prefers that I'm not around. This is bad though. I'm not sure how bad but it could get really bad. I have to hurry.*
The man formerly known as Dr. Zabo stood on top of the nearly finished building admiring the view. Thinking to himself of all the power and of all the control that he was about to take into his possesion.
*It's all mine now. I'm unstoppable. I beat Wilson Fisk with my bare hands. I'm going to be the new Kingpin and then I'm going to take over the world. If I have to crush the skulls of all of those who stand in my way, I will own the world.*
Daredevil stood silently behind Zabo. The man didn't look any different than he had in court today but he was different. Hours before Zabo was on trial for the rape of a woman. He should've been put away but the girl was confused and denied that it was Zabo. All the evidence pointed to him but the woman just kept saying, "That's not the man, not those eyes." Now Daredevil had to take down Calvin Zabo before he did any more harm. He knows that somehow Zabo's stronger than he is and the fight is going to be dangerous. He didn't have any other choice. Justice had to be served. Lives had to be saved.
Daredevil: "Calvin, you have to come with me. You need help."
Zabo: "You again, Hell's Kitchen isn't yours anymore, Devil. I beat you once and I'll kill you now. I hope all you costumed freaks aren't so stupid. I have the feeling I'll be dealing with more of you as I build my empire."
Daredevil: "You're not well. I have to take you in. I want to help."
The man just stared back at Daredevil coldly.
Zabo: "I think I'm just gonna start collecting your heads and put them on display outside my homes."
He began to charge at Daredevil.
Daredevil jumped over the charge and kicked his attacker in the head. Zabo slipped on the icy surface and slammed into the ledge of the building, leaving a crack on the small ledge. Getting up instantly, he began to walk over to Daredevil and began swinging at the vigilante. Daredevil had no problem dodgeing the fists. When he found a break he swung hard to Zabo's jaw. Zabo caught the fist in his hand and began to squeeze.
Zabo: "See it's not so hard to understand. I'm bigger and stronger. Zabo's smarter but weaker. We make such a great team. But I'm in control, Devil, I'm always in control."
Next, he brought a fist down on Daredevil and knocked him to the ground hard. He kicked Daredevil. Daredevil went flying and slammed into a metal beam. Zabo then picked up a chain and began to walk towards his prey.
There was then a sharp whistling sound. Spider-Man swung in and kicked Zabo in the head. Zabo stumbled a little and began to swing back at Spider-Man.
Spider-Man:"Calvin Zabo I presume..."
The two fought back and forth. Spider-Man useing his spider senses was more successful than Daredevil. The two continued there elogant dance. Spider-Man dodgeing every move Zabo threw at him and even getting some good shots in. Daredevil got up and watched the two mostly studying Zabo's moves.
Daredevil:"Kid, I told you to stay out of my business. Get out of here before you get hurt."
Spider-Man concentrating more on the fight breathlessly answers back.
Spider-Man:"Are you still on about the Frank Castle incident? Look, I think this situation is a tad different. Besides, it didn't really look like you had it all under control, Red."
Spider-Man then delivered a spinning wheel kick and knocked Zabo back a few steps. Daredevil jumped in and kicked Zabo to the ground. He got up faceing away from the two costumed heroes. Zabo was out of breath, on one knee, and began to reach into his pocket.
Zabo:"So two costumed heroes? That's not very fair now is it. It's a shame you make me do this. I owe so much to the good doctor. Now in order to succeed, in order win, in order to kill you I must kill him."
Daredevil heard Zabo's heart beating faster and faster. He was about to do something drastic. In his hand was a vile. Spider-Man's spider sense began to go crazy.
Daredevil: ZABO DON'T!!!
Dr. Zabo took down the whole bottle. His shirt, already torn from the fighting began to tear and his body mass began to grow, and his eyes burned with a blackness that was indescribable evil.
Hyde: "There is no more Doctor Zabo. There is only Mister Hyde."
Spider-Man:"Hahaha! Mr. Hyde? Is this guy for real? Look pal I've takin' on things much bigger and much uglier than you. I know it's hard to believe there are things out there that can't even hold a candle to you but at least they had decent handles"
Daredevil: Kid, don't...
Spider-Man then leapt up at Hyde. Hyde quickly slapped Spider-Man away as he went flying nearly over the edge. Useing his webbing he swung back at Hyde. Daredevil jumped in to help, knowing better than to fight this monster that was now infront of them. Dardevil and Spider-Man looked like little kids climbing on a body builder. Neither of them were doing any damage and were getting tossed around like ragdolls. Hyde then grabbed Spider-Man by the face and began to squeeze. Daredevil flipped back and threw his billy club at Hyde's face, hitting him between the eyes. Enough of an impact to get a reaction. Hyde then threw Spider-Man to the ground and went after Daredevil.
Hyde:"I'm going to to eat you and use your ribs as toothpicks"
Hyde took big swings at Daredevil. If he wasn't so quick he could've easily have been crushed. Backed the edge he had no where else to go.
Hyde: "I heard some of you costumed freaks can fly. What d'ya say Devil you got wings with those horns?"
Hyde then grabbed Daredevil and held him over the ledge.
Hyde: "Maybe someday we'll meet eachother again... In Hell."
Hyde threw Daredevil over. Dardevil tried to adjust his senses and could pick nothing up. Reacting almost instantly he took his billy club and fired it up towards Hyde. The other end wrapped around Hyde's neck. Hyde took a step closer over the ledge and then began to pull the cord up. Dardevil dangled in the air as the wire brought him higher and higher.
Spider-Man: "Hey ugly, did you forget how to count to two?"
Spider-Man had used his webs to fasten himself to two Construction Beams. He then slingshotted himself towards Hyde and knocked him over. Hyde began to fall and so did Daredevil again. Spider-Man dove down and rescued Daredevil. Hyde fell to the ground with a impact that people within a block could've mistaken for a small earthquake. The two heroes landed in the street and began to walk over to the body of Calvine Zabo, a transformation that was seen by a handful of Hell's Kitchen citizens. Calvin was shaking, in the fetal position, and holding his arm. His body then went still.
Spider-Man: "I found out what happened it involves the Kingpin and super-soldiers and that combo can't be any good"Is he dead? A fall took him down like that?"
Daredevil:"No, heart attack... I knew Fisk had his hand in this? Super-Soldiers, though? Those are high stakes even for The Kingpin. Kid, I told you to stop your antics. You shouldn't have been here."
Spider-Man:"What is wrong with !? I just saved your life. A thank you would've been fine. And what do you mean 'antics'? My costume doesn't have horns. What do you have against me?"
Daredevil:"Some of us manage to fight the good fight without making complete jackasses out of ourselves. You parade around in your blue and reds in broad daylight like this is all some kind of game. I've been fighting this fight for a long time now. It's dangerous and no place for you.
Spider-Man:"And I'm not fighting either? You know crimes just don't happen at midnight. Things happen all the time. I'm just trying to help with the powers that were given to me!"
Daredevil began to remember when he first started out. He used to wear yellow and his Weapon of choice was a self modified walking cane. Until S.H.I.E.L.D. took notice of him and gave him some improvements.
Spider-Man:"We gotta leave, the police will probably show up soon."
Daredevil: "S.H.I.E.L.D.'s here now."
Suddenly there were S.H.I.E.L.D agents everywhere. Around the body, interviewing witnesses and holding off other civitizens.
Dardevil:"Do you have a problem with them?"
Spider-Man:"Nick Fury's a jerk. He's a bully. I think he's up to no good."
Dardevil:"Nick's a good guy. He's got a lot to deal with and he's just trying to do what's right with the responsibility given to him."
Spider-Man:"Please tell me you're S.H.I.E.L.D. too!? I can't get away from these guys! What are you some kind of Ultimate or something. What are your powers anyway?"
Daredevil: "Haha, no, I did some work for Nick a while back. In exchange he lets me do what I have to where I have to and he also gave me some upgrades to my costume and weapons."
Spider-Man:"I still don't like him. He's shady."
Spider-Man:"And stop calling me that!"
Daredevil:"What do you want me to call you? Peter?"
Spider-Man:"What....!? How did you?! Did Fury tell you? I swear I'm gonna kill that man."
Daredevil:"Nick didn't tell me."
Spider-Man:"Then how do you know? What else do you know. What are your powers anyway?"
Daredevil:"Not much else. I have my ways. Stay here for a minute."
Nick Fury stepped out of the shadows and stood over Dr. Calvin Zabo's dead body. He was wearing a large black trenchcoat that blew in the slight winter's wind. Daredevil walks towards him. The two shook hands. Spider-Man watched as the two talked.
Fury:"So what happened?"
Daredevil:"The kid said he heard Wilson Fisk was working on a super-soldier serum."
Fury:"The Kingpin? He's smalltime. I hope he's ready to take on the big dogs. I'll put some agents on him."
Fury then looked over Dardevil's shoulder at Spider-Man.
Fury:"Was he any trouble?"
Daredevil:"No, he actually helped me out a lot. I owe him, Nick. I just don't like a kid his age being out here like this."
Fury:"We're handleing it Matt.
Daredevil:"What do you mean you're handleing it?"
Fury gave Daredevil a look that said don't ask questions. Daredevil, still unsure, ended the conversation.
Daredevil:"Do you need anything else?"
Fury:"No, we'll take care of the cleanup. I'll call you if I need anything. I might be planning another trip to Japan soon, so be ready. Take care of yourself Matt."
The two parted and Daredevil went back to Peter.
Spider-Man:"What did he say about me? Don't tell me nothing. I know he said something he's got a crush on me, I think."
Daredevil:"Nothing, kid. Look go home now. We've both had enough action tonight."
Spider-Man:"Wait, you know my powers and my name and you're not gonna tell me your secrets?"
Daredevil looked at Spider-Man with the same look he had just recieved from Fury.
Daredevil:"Go home, kid."
Spider-Man:"Am I the only Super-Hero in this town that doesn't suck?"
Spider-Man turned to swing away
Spider-Man turned back.
Daredevil, with a smile on his face, used his grappling feature on his club to swing away and disappear into Hell's Kitchen's cold snowy night.
Peter thought to himself.
*I still didn't get his name or his powers. Maybe he does suck a little less now."
With a smile he swung off back home, trying hard to make it in before Aunt May's curfew.