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Encounters at the Ramen Shop

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Kid Comet

by | Oct 6, 2022

When Kim became a teenager he started helping out cleaning the restaurant. His father Kenji, was the head chef. The job didn’t pay much, but it was familiar territory and it wasn’t so bad for a first job.

One night, Kim was taking out the trash. He saw someone lurking in the alley and he was pretty sure it was one of the local bullies. He had been hassled by them before and he didn’t want any trouble.

He tried to slip away quietly, but the bully grabbed him. Kim was terrified. The bully started to rough him up, but then something happened. Kim’s eyes started to glow and he started to float off the ground.

The bully was so startled that he ran away screaming. Kim didn’t know what had happened, but he knew that it was something special. He wasn’t sure what to make of it, but he knew that he could never tell anyone about it. It would be too dangerous if word got out.

Kim quietly got back into the restaurant. His heart was beating rapidly. He had no idea what had just happened, but he was sure that it was something special.

Eventually, Kim started to experiment with his powers. He found that he could fly and that he had superhuman strength. He was careful not to use his powers in public, but he did start to use them to help out at the restaurant.

Kim’s father was very strict, but he was also very fair. He taught Kim how to cook and how to run a business. Kim quickly learned everything that his father had to teach him.

By the time Kim was in his early twenties, he was running the restaurant by himself. Business was booming and it seemed like nothing could go wrong.

One night, after closing up the restaurant, Kim was attacked by a group of thugs. They were trying to rob the place, but Kim fought back. He used his powers to take them down and he even managed to scare them off for good.

After that, Kim realized that he couldn’t just sit around and let people take advantage of him anymore. He had to use his powers to help others. And so, the superhero known as Kid Comet was born!

Kid Comet became a local legend, running a ramen shop during the day and fighting crime at night.

Eventually, Kim got some heavy competition by a new ramen shop opening in the street next to him. The shop was owned by the evil Mr. Fingers and it quickly became popular with the criminal underworld.

Kid Comet knew that he had to put an end to Mr. Fingers’ reign of terror. He went to confront him, but he was ambushed by Mr. Fingers’ henchmen. They beat him up and left him for dead.

Luckily, Kim was found by a group of homeless people who took him in and nursed him back to health. After he recovered, Kim went back to fight Mr. Fingers again. This time, he was prepared and he defeated him easily.

With Mr. Fingers out of the picture, Kid Comet’s restaurant became the most popular in town again.

Kim eventually married his childhood sweetheart and they had a son together. His wife wanted him to retire from being Kid Comet, but Kim refused. He said that as long as there were people in need, he would never stop being a hero.

And so Kid Comet continues to fight crime and help those in need to this day.

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