MacCurtis’ suit fades away as the orange energy surrounds his body, his hair flames out as he launches through kinetic energy towards the form standing outside of his friends’ house. Were Rick and Susan still alive? PinBall closes the distance ready to rebound the form into the stratosphere.
The form’s massive arm straight armed with open palm catching PinBall by the throat. The hero dangled as the fingers compressed around PinBall’s throat. “Really feeble child, you were my Avatar here on earth. You are nothing.”
PinBall tried to form the words, but he felt his windpipe being crushed.
Inside the kitchen. Susan moves broken bits of table off of her. She felt the warmth of blood on her legs and arms, she tasted the iron taste in her mouth. Rick was unconscious. Laying in what was the kitchen wall separating it from the living room. His right hand was close, she could see the celtic cross ring that held his power.
Her eyes fell on a protruding 2 x 4 stud, only it had snapped and was jutting out through his abdomen. Blood was running down. Susan remembered how the change would heal him. “Damn it Rick.”
Her fingers brushed the cross of the ring. She whispers quietly “Bionics On.” And winces as the lightning comes. . .
The chopper was metres away. Agent Regis motioned to Johnny Power to launch. Johnny Power could not fly, but he could leap far distances and this was one of those moments. Speedster could move her legs fast enough to vibrate to ground and followed her godfather out of the chopper.
Shotgun hung out the side and aimed. “Great Crime Fighters Unite!”
The form has huge stag horns coming from his head. He drops the unconscious PinBall, blue energy crackles around his eyes.
Johnny Power’s shoulder slams into the standing form’s abdomen. Blue energy shoots out at the chopper vaporizing the pilot, Regis and MacKay leap out. Herne’s elbow slams into the base of Power’s neck knocking the hero to the ground as Speedster is clotheslined.
Regis looks to McKay as they land.
Herne smiles. He had just taken apart the Great Crime Fighters without breaking a sweat.
McKay levels his shotgun at the godling. “Now you die monster.”
Herne simply laughs.
“You are mistaken human.”
McKay pulls the trigger as buckshot explodes. Regis covers his ears and dives behind a poplar tree.
A sandal catches Herne in the back of the head, and a molecular shift in the air redirects blue energy back at Herne.
The godling slams hard into the ground. Johnny Power stumbles back up to his feet. McKay smiles. “Zed, Street Avenger took ya long enough.”
Zed smiles, as the one called Street Avenger straightens his gray tie. “I am Mystery.” He kisses Zed on the cheek. “The Street Avenger legacy ended with my nephew, to be healed a new trail needed to be blazed, and that trail begins today by sending this mutt back to nowhere.” Mystery shifts the air molecules more wrapping Herne in a field of telekinesis and closing it around him.
PinBall reaches out and touches the godling’s foot. It was time to see if how to send him out of the realm of this earth still worked. He gasped for air, but the kinetic energy that fuelled him was working overtime to re-knit his throat back together. This thing had killed Rick and Susan.
“Bionics on.” Barely a whisper. The lightning flashed. . .
and Herne laughed?
To Be Continued