The Takedown

Coming soon from Loose Id, a new Superpowered Love story!

About The Takedown
Jody Aguirre's family was kidnapped and tortured by witch hunters, and after a few days of captivity, he's all that's left. Using his frosty awakened superpowers, Jody manages to escape—and is rescued from the side of the road by Bren Faulkner's stretch Town Car. Bren, a hot-thermal awakened with government connections, promises to help find the witch hunters who destroyed Jody's life.

While navigating his trauma and pain, Jody comes to rely on Bren for more than just food, his house, and his superpowered connections. Brendan is all that reminds Jody what's left to live for, and a strong advocate for justice vs. vengeance, like the proverbial knight in shining armor he is. As their affection for one another deepens and their attraction becomes impossible to deny, Bren wonders if acting on their feelings would be taking advantage. Jody, meanwhile, struggles to claw his way back to something like normality, knowing that Bren's part of the solution, not the problem.

But none of it matters, if they don't take down those witch hunters.

Character Stats
Jody Aguirre by Astro. Click to enlarge.
Name: Jody Aguirre
Age: 22
Height: 5'9"... on a good day
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
Current Residence: Sorta in transit, currently.
Occupation: Just graduated with a BA... not sure what's next?
Powers: Cold-thermal.
Level: Average
Control: Great! I've never accidentally frozen off a body part or anything.
Politics: Liberal and Progressive
Religion: Catholic
Favorite music: Either dance party stuff or Mozart-type stuff. Also all the things in between.
Favorite movie/TV: I like the THOR movies? Oh, also, Luke Cage was great.
Favorite book: I'm supposed to say The Red Pony because I'm named after it, so I'll go with that, because man, this question is way too hard to answer.
Favorite fictional character: Xena, Warrior Princess. Or maybe Bob Belcher.
Favorite food: Mom's empanadas.
Favorite drink: Vitamin Water. Also Scotch.
Favorite sport: Soccer, come on!
Favorite artist: Thomas Eakins? I don't know, there's something really American (and queer) about him that I like.
Favorite news outlet: Washington Post, probably.
Favorite superhero: Jubilee from the X-Men
Favorite supervillain: Magneto, totally.
Describe yourself in one word: Frostyfresh. (What, it's a word!)


Brendan Faulkner by Astro. Click to enlarge.
Name: Brendan Faulkner
Age: 33
Height: 5'11"
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Current Residence: Arlington, VA
Occupation: CEO, Faulker Electonics
Powers: Hot-thermal
Level: Advanced
Control: Excellent
Politics: I'm trans and gay; figure it out.
Religion: No, thanks.
Favorite music: Britpop. Shut up.
Favorite movie/TV: I like the Coen Brothers movies? Something by them, probably.
Favorite book: Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis, overall, but recently I liked The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
Favorite fictional character: I... have no idea.
Favorite food: French or Indian. Better yet, Indo-French.
Favorite drink: Laphroaig
Favorite sport: Boxing
Favorite artist: Warhol
Favorite news outlet: Wall Street Journal
Favorite superhero: Superman.
Favorite supervillain: Lex Luthor, clearly.
Describe yourself in one word: Ready.

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