Earth 2: Part 5

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Dayspring was winded; he really didn’t see that hammer coming. He laid on the ground for a moment. Oh, yeah, criminal.

As he sat up, he saw that the man had turned around. Wow, assuming your opponent is down is a big no no.

Dayspring got up as quietly as he could and blasted the man to the floor.

The man scurried back, “Hey man, take it easy!”

Typical criminal, always wants to play rough until he’s not the one with the big guns.

The man jumped up and bolted for the door, only to be stopped in his tracks by a blast of light. This time the man didn’t get back up. Dayspring walked over to check, the man was unconscious but still breathing.

Dayspring then went over to the girl.

“Are you okay?” He cut the zip tie carefully.

She sobbed for a moment before speaking, “I think so… Are- Are you Dayspring?”

“Yeah, I’m glad you’re alright. Can I take you to a hospital?” Dayspring smiled reassuringly.

“I… Sure…”

“Alright, just give me one second.” He reached his hand to his earpiece and turned slightly away. “Pau- I mean Prophet, have you called this one in?”

“Police are already on their way, they should be there in about 30 seconds, I’ve told them there was an attempted murder.”

“Alright, thanks.” Dayspring looked back to the girl, “I never got your name.”

“Oh, I’m Vanessa.”

“It’s nice to meet you, Vanessa.” The ambulance came into view. “Now let’s get you to the hospital.”

Dayspring helped her onto the ambulance and rode in the back with her. Dayspring waited for her parents to get there and met them. He then heard Paul in his earpiece.

“Dayspring, I think I know what stuck out to me about her, bring me to the hospital with you. I need to see for sure. I’ll fill you in on what I’m thinking on the way.”

“Roger that.” He walked over to Vanessa and her family. “Hi, I have a friend who would really like to meet you, would that be alright?”

“I’m not sure if-” Her father began.

“Yes, that would be fine.” Vanessa interrupted.

“Alright, I’ll be back in a few minutes.” Dayspring said. He flew back over to the car, which of course felt like starting now, and drove back to pick up Paul. The pair arrived to the hospital room in about half an hour after they left. Dayspring knocked on the door and was invited back into the room. He guided Paul through the doorway.

“This is my friend, Paul.” Dayspring gestured towards Paul.

“Hi, Paul, I’m Vanessa.” She sat up in her bed.

“Hello, would you mind if I took your hand for a moment? I’m blind you see.”

“Oh, uh, sure.” That explains the looking off into the distance, is holding strangers hands a normal blind people thing?

Paul took her hand for about 10 seconds, he then released and turned away from her. “Jude I think I was right.”

“I see.” Jude stared at Vanessa pensively.

“I’m sorry, I’m not following.” Vanessa swung her legs off of the bed. Her parents looked even more confused than her.

“Vanessa…” Jude paused for a moment, “My friend and I believe you have powers.”

“You mean like you?” She replied, her confused expression intensifying.

“Yes- Well, not exactly like me, different powers.”

“What… What kind of powers?” A wave of emotions washed over her. Powers? Could that mean…?

“Well, we’re not exactly sure, but if you’ll allow us, we’d like to help you find out.”

“Absolutely!” She exclaimed.

“Whoa, whoa, whoa. I’m not so sure exactly what kind of intentions you have for my daughter.” Her father stepped forward.

“Dad! This is my decision.” Vanessa turned to her father with an exasperated sigh.

“Can we speak for a second?” Her father began whispering back and forth with her. After a couple of minutes, he turned back to Dayspring, “I suppose finding out what powers she has, if any, has no harm, but it will be done on my property.”

“Very well.” Jude nodded. “I will meet with you soon.”

 

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It’s spring break for me, so I’m making 2 posts this week. Have fun and be safe on your respective spring breaks/regular work week.

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