A Shot in the dark
There was no glory in this. I hadn’t asked for this crap. Trouble had come to me, in big dark swarms. The good and the just, they were like gold dust in this city. I had no illusions. I was not one of them. I was no hero. Just me and my powers, and the crook. My options had decreased to a singular course. Survive. It was an odd feeling when I walked into that room and found the dead bodies of the people I was meant to be meeting. There was nothing I could do. They were dead. I could tell by the empty accusing stare of their eyes. And in that moment everything changed. Something awoke within me. I felt more in control. More aware of my surroundings, I felt the pull of the Earth and the movement of the steel framed world around me and then it was gone. So I ran. I ran as far and as fast as I could.
I never claimed I wanted to be the most powerful, the smartest man or the strongest man. What I have claimed is that I am the best in the world. I’ve always strived to the best at whatever I put my mind to. At the moment that was being the best fighter in our little rag tag group. I still haven’t quite mastered using these powers of mine in any useful way in a close up fight. Sure I could throw things and do some nice bits and pieces but it was all from far away. That’s not how I knew how to fight. You got up close into the personal space. Made things like guns, something I used to fear a lot, much less useful. I had to figure a way out. I had to be the best.
The horror in the night, the old monster snapping its eyes open in the darkness had been waiting for us. I have no idea how. I have no idea why all I know is it was there and I knew one way out of it. Thankfully I was able to dispense with the quick jabs and the feints and just go for the roundhouse punches and haymakers. Eventually it went down. Unfortunately we had to find Kimi who had to wander away during the fight. Eventually I found her beside a door.
In a nightmare, every choice you make is the wrong one. The door was taunting me. Knew exactly what to say to get me angry. It worked and I kicked open the door. I may have released a monster. A larger monster than we had fought before but that didn’t stop me. I did what I did best now. I fought.