Another week, another Big Hero 6 update! I've got a couple more chapters set aside and ready to go before I have to ACTUALLY start writing again. I swear I'm trying to work up the energy and determination to do it. But with that said, here's the next chapter for you all! I own nothing except the story.

"Baymax, scan for Sue and Stu!"

"Scanning." Baymax activated his sensors, and within moments, he gave a high-pitched beep as his search concluded. "I have located Supersonic Sue and Supersonic Stu. They are nearing Torii Gate Park at a very unsafe speed. Chief Cruz is in pursuit."

"Gotta give him credit," Go Go's eyebrows raised slightly. "He's serious about doing what he can to rein in supervillains."

"He makes our jobs easier. Now let's make his job easier too. Punch it, Baymax!"

Baymax turned his head to look at Hiro. "I do not believe my rocket fist has the necessary range to reach them from this distance."

"No, I meant, full speed."

"Oh." With that understanding, Baymax's thrusters increased their output, much to Wasabi's disdain as he clutched at Baymax's arm even tighter. "Hiro, Supersonic Sue and Supersonic Stu are approaching a densely populated area."

"Trying to take a hostage?" Honey Lemon wondered out loud.

"She knows the only thing that'll get Chief Cruz off her tail is putting civilians in danger." Hiro scowled. "Honey Lemon, we'll need you to set a perimeter until we get everyone to safety!"

"You got it!" Once they closed the distance between them, Honey Lemon activated her purse's minigun mode, spraying a barrage of chemballs that quickly inflated into giant purple orbs of goo, cutting the villains off from the civilians. "Perimeter set!"

"Nice, Honey Lemon!" Fred pumped a clawed fist. "You might have some competition, Go Go. Honey Lemon's aim is on point!"

"We'll see."

"Let's go!" Now with the villains boxed in, the heroes landed in front of the fleet of police cars, with all the officers armed with tasers at the ready. "Good to see you again, Chief Cruz, I see you're on top of crime as always." Hiro said in his 'Captain Cutie' voice.

"Uh, thanks." Cruz replied awkwardly before taking a step towards the villains. "You've got nowhere to go, Supersonics!"

"Nana, is that true?"

"Of course not, honey bunny." Sue cooed into her grandson's ear. "Do you remember what Nana gave you for your birthday?"

"Really?" Stu grinned. "But…you said I wasn't supposed to use it until I turned 35 next year!"

"Desperate times, desperate measures."

"Wow, I never thought we'd ever be in desperate times." Stu put his grandma down and slapped his elbows, activating an electric charge that caught everyone off-guard. "Supersonic Stu me, Nana!"

"If you thought it was hard taking me on, Skater Tot, try dealing with an Electric Elbow with a wider radius!" Sue cackled as she heaved her grandson into the blockade, the large man's balled-up form slamming into a car which sent a massive wave of electricity surging through the area, knocking everyone down and leaving an unpleasant tingle coursing through their bodies.

"Power-power-power surge…r-r-reboot-reboot-reboot."

"Baymax!" Hiro picked himself up off the floor and rushed over to his friend as fast as he could. The robot was still vibrating violently from the electricity blast as his internal systems tried to reactivate. "Baymax is down, we need insulation!"

"On it!" But Honey Lemon didn't get back up fast enough, as Stu was already a wrecking ball, smashing into everything and everyone, leaving a trail of electricity in his wake. It only took seconds for him to crash into Honey Lemon, sending her flying until Fred came to her rescue. "He's too fast!"

"That's my sugar bear!" Sue cackled with glee. "Whaddya think, circus freaks?! Crazy what happens when someone steps up their game! Speaking of which…" Expertly catching Stu while still avoiding the electricity, the old woman hurled Stu into one of Honey Lemon's perimeter chemballs, and it exploded into goo as soon as Stu made contact. "That's our ticket outta here!"

"Ew, Nana! I'm all sticky…" Stu whined as he peeled off globs of pink.

"I know, but don't worry, Nana will give you a bubble bath once we've escaped."

Stu pouted and stomped his foot. "Aww…fine…" He picked up Sue again, and was about to take off, but he stopped as he noticed the ball he'd just popped was somehow back. "Hey, Nana, didn't I pop that?" Then the ball grew eyes and a smile, and Stu shrieked in fear, dropping Sue on the ground as he curled into a ball. "It's a monster!"

"Yeah, that's right! And you're not going anywhere!" The ball morphed into a humanoid shape, as it posed triumphantly. "Never fear, Globby is here!"

"Alright!" Fred cheered. "Globby coming in the clutch!"

"Always happy to lend a glob!" Globby morphed into a globby pink bull and smirked at the two villains. "Now, wanna try that electric wrecking ball trick on me?"

"Nana, please no."

"Sorry, sweetie, but remember what I said about desperate times!" Sue grabbed Stu and threw him towards the monster in spite of Stu's cries of protest. That protest would justify itself as Globby then morphed into a t-rex, swallowing Stu and stopping him in his tracks. "Did you just eat my grandson?!"

"In a way, yeah. But don't worry, he's fine." Globby looked down at his belly, where Stu was sucking his thumb in fear. Then Globby stomped towards the remaining villain with a smug expression. "Since I can turn into literally anything, including stuff that doesn't conduct electricity, might be time for you to surrender now."

Cruz and the rest of the police force stepped back up with their tasers raised again. "I'd listen if I were you."

"Nana, please surrender!" Stu cried with tears streaming down his face. "I can't stand being in here, it's all slimy and gross and scary! I don't wanna be digested!"

"Oh please, I'm not gonna digest you." Globby scoffed. "That's just disgusting."


Sue snarled as she took in her surroundings. With Stu out of the picture and her gear inaccessible, the old woman growled as she put her hands out to be cuffed. "Fine, you win this round. You're just lucky I wasn't able to jump in myself."

"Please, keep trying." Go Go smirked. "It's fun watching you lose over and over again."

"You just wait until next time, Skater Tot. I'll teach you a lesson you'll never forget."

"Alright, that's enough." Cruz put cuffs on Supersonic Sue and had his officers escort her into one of the cruisers before putting his attention on Globby. "Let him out."

"Yes sir!" Globby oozed Stu out of his belly before morphing back into his humanoid shape. "There ya go, glad I could help!"

"Yeah, well…thank you." Cruz cuffed the goo-covered Stu and got him back to his feet, pushing him towards the cruiser. "Big Hero 6, thank you for your assistance."

"Our pleasure, Chief." Hiro saluted, and received a curt nod from the police chief before putting his attention on his friends. "Nice work, Globby. Thanks for coming."

"What, you kidding?" Globby grinned. "After everything you guys have done for me, it's the least I could do! You ever need my help, you just call and I'll drop everything to come to the rescue!"

"Did anyone else notice that Chief Cruz wasn't exactly thrilled to talk with us?" Wasabi pointed out as the fleet of police cars started driving away. "You sure we're not still on his hit list?"

"We're fine." Go Go answered as she pulled up her visor to pop a bubble. "He's probably just in his feels since he's realizing there's stuff we can do that he can't."

"Based on my readings of Chief Cruz," Baymax spoke up as he walked over to the others. "Go Go is correct."

"Nice to see you again, Baymax!" Globby went in for a squishy hug, and the robot instantly reciprocated the gesture. "So, as long as we're all here, wanna join me and Felony Carl at Joe's Diner? He's making a new hotdog recipe in my honor!" Globby gestured dramatically. "The Glob Dog!"

"What's a Glob Dog?" Wasabi cringed.

"Oh it's awesome!" Globby exclaimed. "It's a footlong hotdog with a bun, but then he covers it in chili, melted cheese, ketchup, mustard, relish, those awesome potato stick things, and…the secret ingredient…canned pineapple!"

The team joined Wasabi in cringing, all except for Fred who was tapping his face in thought. "Hmm, interesting combo choice…but I'm willing to give it a try for you, buddy!"

"Oh, I almost forgot! He adds one last topping just for a hint of freshness…cilantro!"

Fred's face fell instantly. "Aaaaand now it's ruined."

"Don't worry, Fred." Globby wrapped a gooey arm around the Fredzilla costume. "Joe's pretty good about special orders. He can take off the cilantro just for you."

"Thank goodness!"

"Maybe we'll try it later." Hiro said as he stepped up. "But first, we'd like you to come with us to the secret base. We have something we wanna ask you."

Upon their return to the base, the heroes almost instantly had Megan in their faces, as the girl practically rattled off a play-by-play of the entire battle. "And when Globby ate that big guy and turned him into a crying mess, that was the most hilarious thing I've ever seen! I wish I'd been there in person!"

"Yeah, well, I'm kinda glad you weren't there." Hiro took off his helmet and set it on the conference table. "We all got a nasty shock from Stu's electricity attack, including your dad by the way."

"Speaking of whom," Wasabi spoke up. "He still doesn't like us very much, does he?"

Megan rolled her eyes. "It's not that he doesn't like you, it's just that he still thinks the police should be able to protect a city without superheroes. It drives him a little crazy whenever he's reminded that there are just some things that need a bit more oomph."

"That's fair." Honey Lemon nodded in understanding. "But I'm glad you enjoyed the updates. Thanks for keeping her in the loop, Basemax!"

"You are welcome, Honey Lemon."

As everyone took a seat around the conference table, sans Megan and Globby, the gelatinous hero crossed his arms with a curious gaze on his face. The last time he was here, it was because they rehabilitated Nega-Globby, who was still spending all his time with the Mole family, since they were the only ones who could tolerate his know-it-all attitude, as they also shared the same trait. "So…what'd you need to ask me?"

"Well, Globby," Hiro cleared his throat. "Um, first of all, we just want to congratulate you for all the great work you've done around San Fransokyo. You've really become a hero in your own right."

"Well, thanks!" Globby smiled. "But why did you need to bring me all the way here to tell me that?"

"I'll field that!" Fred jumped on the table, his face exposed though he was still in the suit. "You see, Globby, as heroes, we have a sacred duty, to defend our city no matter what sinister plots evildoers may concoct."


"We want you to join the team."

"Go Go!" Fred whined. "I was just about to get to the dramatic retelling of Globby's journey from villain to hero!"

"Yeah, I know, we don't have that kind of time."

As for Globby, he was still staring in dumbfounded shock at what he'd just heard. "You…you want me to join your team? Like, officially?" Globby's mouth wibbled as his emotions started to overwhelm him. "I…I don't know what to say!"

"All you have to do is say yes." Hiro replied.

"Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!" Globby encompassed everyone in a gooey hug. "Ohhh if only my mom could see me now! And she said I'd never amount to anything, now I'm an honest-to-goodness superhero!"

"Yay!" Honey Lemon clapped once Globby released everyone from the embrace. "Welcome to Big Hero 6, Globby!"

"Wait!" Mini-Max suddenly spoke up. "If there are no longer only six members, should the name not change to something more numerically appropriate?"

"Normally I'd agree with you, Mini-Max," Fred replied. "But there is something to be said about brand recognition. We're Big Hero 6! No matter how many of us there are!"

Megan's smile vanished, replaced with a pensive frown as she looked around at the team. "Although…from what I hear…you guys may be down to Big Hero 5 soon…are my sources right on that?"

"Megan!" Hiro hissed quietly.

Wasabi, Go Go and Honey Lemon all looked down awkwardly for a moment. "By sources, I assume you mean Hiro?" Go Go received a nod from Megan, while Hiro just put his hood over his head and tightened it around his face. "Well, it's kinda true."

"Kinda?" Megan raised an eyebrow.

"Wait," Globby suddenly looked a lot less excited. "You guys are leaving? But why?"

"It's not that we're leaving the team, Globby!" Honey Lemon exclaimed. "It's just that we've been applying to some jobs now that we've graduated! Although…"

Now Hiro raised an eyebrow as he sat back up in his seat. "Although?"


"The truth is…" Wasabi rubbed the back of his neck.

"No one's hiring us." Go Go deadpanned.

"What?!" Hiro blurted out in shock. "Not hiring you?! That's ridiculous! What happened to Bragg Tech?!"

"They decided to go in another direction." Wasabi shrugged. "It happens sometimes."

"It's not the norm for new graduates to get hired at the first place they apply to." Go Go added. "We'll keep looking for other opportunities."

"No, that's not okay! You guys are like, the best at what you do!" His head swiveled around to Wasabi. "Wasabi, your research on applied physics and quantum optics blew my mind when we first met! And Honey Lemon, there's no one who can come up with chemical formulas as fast as you! You've come up with ideas that we didn't even know were possible! And they're all totally biodegradable!"

"It's really okay, Hiro." Honey Lemon said soothingly. "But I appreciate how passionate you are on our behalf."

"Life doesn't always go the way we want it to." Go Go said. "We'll bounce back and kick butt when the time comes. It's not like we don't have other things to do in the meantime."

"So…you guys really don't mind getting rejected?" Megan asked. "Wasn't this your dream though?"

"Well…" The three young adults all looked at each other for a moment.

"You…did have a plan, right?" Hiro asked.

"Well, I know that I enrolled at SFIT because I wanted to introduce energy-efficient, environmentally friendly chemical formulas to the world…" Honey Lemon tapped her fingers together. "But I wasn't completely sure how the best way to go about doing that was."

"I know I wanna do something in the racing industry. I think I can revolutionize the world of racing as we know it with my propulsion system designs." Go Go popped a bubble. "Bragg Tech honestly wasn't going to give me much room to work with that."

"Wow…" Megan said softly. "I…didn't realize getting the job you wanted was so challenging. I can't imagine how I'd feel if I applied to jobs to be a journalist and kept getting shut down."

"Persistence is crucial when striving to achieve a desired outcome." Baymax stated. "The support of friends and family can help someone from becoming discouraged."

"But still…"

"Megan, is something bothering you?" Hiro asked as he placed a hand on her shoulder.

"It's just that…all my life I've wanted to become a top reporter." She wrapped her arms around herself. "I'm going out of my way to do everything I can to prove I have what it takes. But knowing that some of the smartest people I know can't seem to find jobs after graduating from one of the most prestigious universities in the country?" She shook her head in disappointment. "I don't have the best grades in the world, in fact I'm lucky to average a 'C' when it comes to science. And don't even get me started on algebra."

"Oh, Megan…" Honey Lemon came up behind the younger girl and turned her around, crouching so she could look her in the eyes. "Now you just listen to me, okay? You don't just have what it takes, you managed to do what no other journalist in this whole city managed to do. You are Super Sleuth Megan Cruz, the girl who unraveled the mystery of Big Hero 6's secret identities!"

"And how does that help me?" Megan scoffed. "I can't exactly put that on a college transcript!"

"No, but you'll find other hard-hitting stories and put that on your resumé instead." Go Go spoke up. "I think being around Hiro has warped your definition of what 'normal' is. We're all a bunch of super nerds, we didn't lead normal lives."

"Yeah, growing up was tough for me since I didn't have a whole lot of friends." Wasabi added. "Science and my personal hobbies were pretty much all I had."

"If there's anyone who knows what it actually means to be a failure, it's me." Globby chimed in.

"Globby, you're not-"

"Please, let me finish, Honey Lemon." Globby gently interrupted the tall girl. "Take it from me, Megan. I got kicked out of high school for causing problems when I was a kid, even my own mother lost faith in me after a while. Before I was Globby, I was just a guy making one bad decision after another. I owed money to a crime boss and almost got tossed off a roof for it, I became a petty purse thief to try and get some of it back."

"And you were awful at it."

Globby shot the speedster a deadpan look. "The point is, my life was on the fast track to nowhere. But then fate stepped in and I was turned into Globby! And even then I still had some growing up to do! Once I finally realized that being bad wasn't good, I decided right then and there that maybe doing good might be worth it for a change…and for once, I made the right decision!"

"Man, I wanted to be the one to tell this story." Fred grumbled as he drew imaginary circles into the table. "Would've been so much cooler."

"Inspiring stuff," Megan raised an eyebrow. "But what's this got to do with me?"

"My point is that it's never too late to chase your dreams!" Globby exclaimed. "You're still young, and you're already awesome at what you do! You have soooo much time to find your place in this world. So don't stress!"

"I guess you're right."

"Not to sound like Nega-Globby, but I know I'm right!" Globby then morphed his hand into a chocolate bar. "Maybe some chocolate will cheer you up?"

Megan cringed. "Eh, no thanks…but, I appreciate the pep talk, from all of you. Thanks."

"Sure thing!" Wasabi smiled. "Trust me, we're all gonna get to where we wanna go eventually, we just gotta keep working at it! That's why I've started seeing a therapist to help me get over my fear of public speaking!"

"I can assist with your recovery, Wasabi." Baymax spoke up.

"A licensed therapist, Baymax. But thanks anyway."

"You never told us that." Go Go's eyes widened at the revelation.

"It's something that I decided recently." Wasabi looked away slightly. "Actually, it's partially thanks to you, Go Go."


"Remember when you told me I should try reverse psychology to convince myself that I love public speaking?"

"Yeah…but that was a while ago…and it didn't even work for you."

"Technically, that's true. I still froze up for a whole six hours."

"Six hours?!" Globby exclaimed in shock. "Like…did you not even need to go to the bathroom at any point?"

"I actually have the livestream archived on my phone." Fred replayed the footage of Wasabi staring wide-eyed at his students for the pink monster. "Never reached slow-clap-cat levels of viral, but it got around."

"Indeed, I have never seen human ocular orbs get so large!" Mini-Max exclaimed. "It was truly disturbing!"

"Thank you, Fred and Mini-Max." Wasabi grumbled. "Anyway, during those six hours, I strangely had a revelation of sorts. I want to be a professor of quantum optics at SFIT."

"What?!" The entire room echoed with the shouts of the rest of the gathered party.

"Thanks for the vote of confidence guys." Wasabi rolled his eyes.

"We're sorry, Wasabi." Honey Lemon replied. "It's just that it's such a surprise!"

"Yeah, considering how much you hated public speaking." Hiro added. "We figured you'd never wanna do it again."

"At least not without backup!" Mini-Max landed in front of Wasabi. "Fear not, my fearful compatriot! I shall use my Mini-Maximum booty-shaking to ensure that all eyes will remain firmly on my handsome visage while you educate their impressionable minds!"

"Much appreciated, but that won't be necessary." Wasabi patted the robot's head. "I know it sounds crazy, but I honestly didn't have any idea what to do with my research. I just enjoyed the process of experimentation. But while I was standing up there, lost in my own mind…it was almost like an out of body experience. I could see myself influencing and developing the minds of some of the greatest future scientists in the world. I felt…fulfilled, like that was where I belonged."

"That's so heartwarming, Wasabi." Honey Lemon wiped a tear from her eye. "You have our full support! Anything you need, just say so and we're there, right guys?"

"Like always." Go Go nodded.

"I will increase my database on cognitive behavioral therapy," Baymax brought up a download graphic. "In case you require supplemental material."

"And I will increase my database on the hottest dance moves!" Mini-Max exclaimed. "In case you require a Mini-Maximum distraction!"

"Thanks guys, it means a lot."

The sound of a phone ringing caught the group's attention, and Megan excused herself with a bashful smile as she went to pick it up. "Hey, Dad."

"Phew, well, today was a big day, huh?" Globby sighed. "I should probably get outta here, Felony Carl's gonna start worrying if I show up too late."

"Alright, but before you go, can you let me see the neurotransmitter?" Hiro just got a blank stare from the monster. "The thing that lets you control your body."

"Oh, sure." Globby morphed and shifted enough of his mass to allow the device to be clearly visible. "What are you gonna do?"

"Just wanna make sure it's holding up okay. And also I need to add a comm link so that you'll be able to contact us or vice versa. You're part of the team now, so you get to have input on whatever's going on with Big Hero 6."

"Man, that still sounds so awesome!"

After just a few minutes, Hiro removed his hands and tossed the leftover globs on his hands back into Globby. "Alright, give it a try."

Focusing on contacting the others, Globby shrieked as he briefly heard feedback squeal into where his ears would be. "Is that supposed to happen?!"

"Sorry." Hiro chuckled sheepishly. "We're all so close to each other that they feedbacked on themselves. We'll test it later."

"Well, if you say so." Globby smiled and oozed around the room, giving everyone a hug except for Go Go, who put her hands up before the monster could wrap around her. Instead he gave her a fist bump, and with that he was out the door. "Until next time, team! Wow, that sounds so fun to say!"

"Bye, Globby!" Honey Lemon waved. "Ooh, Freddie, I'm so glad you convinced us to add new members to the team! We made Globby so happy!"

"Yeah we did! And now we have some extra muscle to back us up!" Fred blew on his knuckles with a smug expression. "Trust me, when it comes to superhero stuff, I know my stuff." He then turned his attention to Hiro. "Speaking of stuff, I told Olivia what we decided and now she wants to know when her suit'll be ready!"

"I'll get started as soon as I can." Hiro replied. "First I have to come up with a material that's both light enough to allow for flight while still solid enough to allow for projectile deflection. Then there's the wind gusts…the stun beams are actually gonna be the easiest part, I'll just put Buddy Guard lasers on the suit's antennae."

"Hey, guys?" Megan walked back in. "Sorry, but I really gotta go. Dad's on his way home from work and he wants me to be home when he gets there."

"No problem." Wasabi stood up. "I'll drive you home, free of charge. My Super Driver tenure may be over but I'm still a super driver!"

"Classic dad joke, Wasabi!" Fred nodded in approval.

"Those are the worst kinds of jokes." Go Go stood up next. "You need to get home fast if you're gonna beat your dad home from here. Probably best if you come with me."

"Oh no," Wasabi furrowed his eyebrows. "She needs to get home safe! And you have gotten pulled over how many times?"

"None. It only counts if they catch you."

"Um, actually guys, I was kinda hoping that…" Megan turned to Hiro. "Hiro and Baymax could give me a ride home?"

"Oh, sure!" Hiro nodded. "Just lemme get you a helmet and we'll head out." Hiro looked over his shoulder to the others. "We'll see you guys later, good luck again, Wasabi!"

"Thanks for everything!" Megan waved as she followed Hiro out, with Baymax also waving before the doors closed behind him.

"Soooo, Honey Lemon," Fred wiggled his eyebrows. "Remember what I said about that ship war?"

"This means nothing! Hiro is giving a good friend a ride home!"

"And they'll have to be extremely close to each other," Fred illustrated how close with his hands. "Her arms wrapped around his waist."

"Hiro blushed the last time he saw Karmi!"

"Guys, seriously?" Go Go crossed her arms over her chest and shook her head like a disapproving mother.

But Fred and Honey Lemon were undeterred, as lightning shot between their eyes in their intense staredown. "Okay, let's make a bet!"

"Name it!"

"If Hiro gets together with Megan, then you have to wear an 'I Love Hippos' t-shirt for a week!"

"And when Hiro gets together with Karmi-"


"WHEN he does," Honey Lemon emphasized even stronger. "You have to set up a date for me with…" She swooned. "Andre."

"Deal." Go Go's sudden interjection surprised the others. "What? Maybe if she finally gets this date, she'll stop mumbling his name in her sleep all night."

"Alright," Fred nodded. "It's a deal." He spit in his palm and held it out for Honey Lemon. "Shake on it."

"I-I'm not doing that."

"Why not, you scared?"

"No," Wasabi cringed. "She's disgusted."

Fred looked down at his saliva covered hand, and grinned sheepishly as he wiped it on his clothes. "We'll just uh…take each other's word for it."

There was something calming about riding on Baymax's back when there wasn't a huge rush to get somewhere. No impending threat of a supervillain attack, no ticking clock to beat Aunt Cass home before she realized he wasn't where she thought he was. Hiro could just relax and take in the sights.

Granted, there was a little bit of a time crunch, since Chief Cruz wanted Megan home and he doubted he'd appreciate seeing his daughter ride in on the back of a flying robot at crazy heights and speeds. Hiro had to give Chief Cruz credit for one thing, he cared deeply about his daughter's safety.

The boy genius briefly looked over his shoulder, seeing that Megan seemed quite comfortable where she was. Her first time flying on Baymax, in the wake of discovering their identities, she'd been apprehensive, and any sudden change in speed or altitude made her shriek. Now, though, Megan seemed like she'd been up here all her life. "Enjoying the view?"

"Yeah, this beats flying on a plane any day!"

"You'll have to tell me what it's like someday!"

"Wait," Megan blinked in shock. "You've never even been on a plane before?!"

"Never needed to, I've been in San Fransokyo all my life."

"Like…not even for a vacation?" Megan shook her head in disbelief. "Not even to go away for summer camp?"

"Funny, that's the same reaction Fred had when he found out."

"It's worse than I thought. I feel sorry for you, Hiro. Really. You missed out on so much. I wish High Voltage hadn't wrecked my school dance, we would've had so much fun that night."

"Yeah…" Hiro frowned as the memory of that night came back. "Listen, Megan, I never said it, but now I probably should…I'm really sorry for not telling you the truth about being in Big Hero 6."

"No, I get it." Megan held onto him a little tighter. "It's that old comic book trope, right? The villains use the ones you love against you?"

"Exactly." Hiro sighed. "There are so many people I worry about now, in both meanings of the phrase. My Aunt Cass, she doesn't even know I'm part of Big Hero 6 and she's still in danger because other villains know me without the suit."

Megan hummed in thought. "Y'know, I don't want to overstep my boundaries here…but it just seems to me that if your aunt is in danger anyway, maybe it'd be best if she did know."

"Believe me, I've thought about it. Many times. But every time I just go back to thinking that the less she knows, the better. It's like, not knowing keeps her innocent in a way, separate from my superhero life. Yeah, the villains may know she's my aunt, but they also know she has no clue about me so that means she's useless to them unless it's as a civilian hostage. So…she's in less danger than if she knew."

"I guess that makes sense." Megan said nothing for a few moments, then she laid her chin on Hiro's shoulder, prompting him to look behind. "I just want you to know something. If you're ever in any trouble, you can count on me to have your back. I may not be a superhero, but if I have to, I'll have literally the entire San Fransokyo police force coming to your rescue at the drop of a hat."

Hiro actually laughed at that. "Thanks. I guess if push comes to shove, there is strength in numbers."

"Hiro, I am detecting Chief Cruz below us."

Hiro looked down and saw the chief's police cruiser driving down the highway, getting ready to turn onto the exit for Megan's house. "Your dad's almost home. Come on, Baymax, let's get her there before he shows up." Under Hiro's prompt, Baymax picked up speed and flew lower to the ground, with Megan hanging on tighter than ever to Hiro to compensate for the increase. "Alright, Megan, hang on tight!"

"Any tighter and I'll pop you like a grape!"

Hiro laughed again as Baymax's thrusters pushed even further, just below the speed that would have triggered a sonic boom. And within seconds, they were hovering over their passenger's house, beating Chief Cruz there. "Alright, there ya go. Better get inside before your dad shows up."

"Yeah." Before disembarking, Megan decided to give Hiro one last squeeze, then she hopped off of Baymax and tossed her helmet up to him. "I'll keep in touch about your party! I promise, it's gonna be the most fun you've ever had in your life!"

"Looking forward to it." Hiro gave her a thumbs up. "Alright, Baymax, punch it!"

"I understand. Full speed."

Megan watched as Baymax blasted skywards, kicking up a gust of wind that she had to shield herself from. Once that dissipated, she just fondly kept her eyes on the sky as the boy and his robot disappeared into the distance. "Seeya soon, Hiro." As soon as she got inside, she kicked off her shoes and left them at the front door, climbed up to her room and tossed herself onto her bed, a happy sigh escaping her lips.

Then there was a knock on her door, and seconds later, Chief Cruz walked in, still in uniform. "Hey, kiddo, how was your day?"

"Pretty great…" She opened her eyes slightly. "And yet somehow it still could've been even better."

"Glad to hear it." He sat down at the foot of her bed, patting her shin affectionately. "Say, Megan…" Cruz rubbed the back of his neck awkwardly. "Do…Hiro and his friends…Big Hero 6, that is…well, you know them pretty well, right?"

"I'd like to say yes," Megan sat up and raised a suspicious eyebrow. "Why do you ask?"

"It's just that," Cruz sighed. "I just wanna know that they're open to working with the police, maybe in a more official capacity if possible."

Megan crossed her arms, warning bells going off in her head. "Dad, what are you getting at? You're not gonna try and get them to stop again, are you?"

"No, no." Cruz put his hands up. "I've learned my lesson on that front, I promise. But…I'd like to be able to find a way to make it so that this city doesn't need Big Hero 6. I know that right now it does, but it shouldn't be that way."

Megan's frown softened a bit. "Okay, that's a different argument. And honestly, I agree." Megan crawled over to hug her dad. "I'm gonna let you in on a little more info about Hiro…he's not doing this for the thrill of being a hero, you know. In a way he feels obligated to do this, just like his friends do. You remember talking to Robert Callaghan about Big Hero 6, right?"

Cruz nodded. "I remember. The fire he started. Hiro's brother was the only one killed that day. And the funny thing is, if I think about it…Callaghan had every intention of becoming Yokai before Big Hero 6 ever showed up…if they weren't there, so many other people would've gotten hurt." Cruz groaned and smacked his face against his palm. "I feel like such an arrogant fool. I let my personal feelings get in the way of the reality smacking me dead in the face."

Megan hugged her dad a little tighter. "I know you were hurt. I wish I could've met Grandpa, he seemed like a great person."

"He was the best." Tears welled up in Cruz's eyes at the memory. "His death inspired me to become a police officer, so I could stop people from getting hurt…just like Hiro's brother's death inspired him to bring Callaghan to justice. Same inspirations, same goals…we just chose different paths. He's so young though, he has so much to live for. He shouldn't have to sacrifice his life like this."

"On that, we agree." Megan sighed. "I'll talk to Hiro for you if you want, say you wanna arrange a meeting of some kind to discuss future hero-police relations or something."

"No, that's okay. I'll take care of that myself. It's time I started doing my part in treating Big Hero 6 as an ally instead of an obstacle." Cruz relinquished a small smile. "Besides, you have your own work ahead of you. You have a birthday party to plan, don't you?"

"Yeah," Megan smiled too. "I do…but don't be surprised if the party ends up being bigger than you thought."

"I'm not made of money, pumpkin."

"No, but Fred is." Megan smirked. "I told Hiro what I was planning. Fred was there, and he insisted on paying for everything." When her dad raised an eyebrow at her, she rolled her eyes. "Trust me, I tried to say no, but Fred refused to take no for an answer…they all really care about him, he's like everyone's little brother, they all practically adopted him after Tadashi died."

"He's very lucky to have them." Cruz kissed Megan's forehead. "And he's lucky to have you too." He got up from the bed, stopping at the doorway. "I'm gonna get started on dinner, anything you like in particular?"

"Um…something simple is fine, not super hungry right now."

Cruz chuckled. "Read you loud and clear. I'll let you know when it's ready."

"Thanks, Dad. Love you."

"Love you too, Megan."

Megan went back to lay down on her bed properly, staring up at her ceiling before taking a glance at her old conspiracy wall. There in the center of it all was the photo she took of Hiro, smiling with embarrassment as he held Alistair Krei's cow costume. It was weird, painfully so. Yet, somehow it just seemed like par for the course for Hiro.

"Don't worry, Hiro." Megan whispered to herself. "I'll make sure you get a chance to be normal…and maybe one day, we really won't need Big Hero 6. And then we can be normal together."