The day had been long, and Michael was due for a good rest. His tired brain was screaming for it, but Michael forced himself to do one last thing before flopping into bed and passing out. He made his way into his bathroom and opened up the cabinets, searching through the various medicines to treat his burns while looking up how to actually treat them on his phone. That guy before had also said something about a method to treat his burns, but his brain was so tired he could barely remember any of it. Nevertheless, he persevered, and managed to finish the bandages after a good while. Now for a good sleep...
Michael yawned as he woke up, still feeling sore and tired, but at least a little better than yesterday. A quick trip to the bathroom later, and he was soon freshened up, ready to start a whole new adventure. He began making something to eat while opening up a browser on his phone to catch up on the latest news. Something caught his eye on the news; in fact, it was all the news was screaming about right now.
"What the..." Michael muttered as he tapped on one of the headlines. "The Ascots: Parasites of Society... William Ascot's powers... 'Narrative Role of Familiarity'..." The article went into quite a bit of detail about his powers, and made some clearly exaggerated tales of potential misuse. Michael opened up more articles, a lot of them saying similar things. At the top of many of the articles was a video, presumably of the one spreading this information. "Galbrek Ravenovich... what a dangerous guy..." Michael said as he watched the video. The information Galbrek was revealing was too detailed to easily disprove, and the slander and libel coming from the news articles was undoubtedly going to damage the Ascot family's reputation.
"How unfortunate for them," Michael said, sympathizing with the Ascots. Michael sent a brief text to William:
To: William Ascot
From: Michael Angie
I saw the news about you, and it's not looking good. What are you going to do?
Naturally, Michael was going to aid the Ascots however he could. He had gone this far to gain their favors, and he was not going to let all that effort go to waste just yet.