Earth 2: Part 48

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Anastasia looked down at the man she had just defeated. She felt like she should know who he was, but she couldn’t quite recall. He was nothing special, a large balding man laying on the ground of an old sewer, but he just stood there and took it. Victory didn’t feel quite how she had expected it to. She felt almost a little sick.

“Good work. Let’s move.” Jude patted her on the shoulder, and brought her back to reality.

She turned her attention to the way they had been going. There was a light at the end of the tunnel, literally. She cast one last glance down at the man, before running off towards it.

Jude flew alongside her. “We can’t be sure if what he was saying was true, but unless it becomes necessary, I don’t want to use my powers for now. The sewer gas could blow us all up.” He glared forward as he flew. “Besides, he’s seen my powers. He hasn’t seen yours.”

“Okay…” Anastasia felt unsure, but Jude’s urgency pushed her onwards. Her thoughts went back to her previous fight, and how her ice had seemed to do nothing to him. It melted away before it could hit him. She wondered if she could actually do this. She moved her thoughts to Paul.

“Don’t do anything you’ll regret, just keep your head.”

His words echoed through her mind. She wondered if that previous fight had been what he was talking about, if that was what she would regret.

“Keep your head.”

She needed to focus on the task at hand. She focused on running. As she approached the light, she saw the hall abruptly open into a much larger room. The floor was piled with things. As they neared, she was able to identify many of them as things she had seen in the house. They entered into the opening, and immediately felt uneasy. All that could be heard was the distant sound of running water.

Jude looked to her, and gestured for her to wait for him. He began to hover over the rubble, and all was silent. The tension in the air was palpable. There was a sudden crack, and lightning arced over Jude’s head, leaving a black mark on the wall. Jude quickly ducked down behind the junk, and everything was silent again. He locked eyes with Anastasia, and gestured for her to move in quietly, before taking off.

“Enough is enough. Give me my friend back, and face justice.” Jude soared over behind a different pile, barely avoiding another blast.

“I can’t do that, man!” His footsteps echoed through the room.

Anastasia used this to begin her advance. She skirted around one of the larger piles, until she was more or less opposite of where she thought Jude was, and peaked out from behind.

She saw Paul’s captors standing a few feet off of him. Paul was sat up against a wall, not seeming to be awake. Electrified’s gaze darted back and forth between various piles, but mostly stayed on the ones near Jude, while Metal Man just seemed to stand there. Most importantly, their backs were turned. She was unsure what her powers would do to Metal Man, but she felt confident she could take out Electrified.

“Then you’ve left me no choice.” Jude’s voice echoed throughout the room.

“I didn’t want this! This wasn’t how it was supposed to go!” Electrified clenched his fists and turned to where the voice came from. Jude popped out and he barely missed him with another blast.

She had a clean and easy shot to take care of him, and he would deserve it too. The asshole who knocked her out, tried to kidnap her, and succeeded in kidnapping her friend, would be no more. She wound up, but began to feel uneasy.

“Don’t do anything you’ll regret, just keep your head.”

She knew what she needed to do, but didn’t know if it was right. Without time for thinking, she wound up and took her shot.

 


 

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Hello, all! I’m very excited to say that I have finished writing the finale for this season, and I’m very happy with the result. Thank you so much for sticking with me through this.

I wish you the best in 2019, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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