Alone Ch 01.0

Being a superhero’s not supposed to be boring.

I shouldn’t complain but me and Prodigy had been waiting for three hours.  Three hours floating over the city.  Yeah, it’s a great view and all but that wears off after the first hour.  Plus, and this was the worst part, it was almost but not quite raining.  If you’ve never flown in that then take my word for it.  You get all cold and damp without being really wet and it’s just… well it just sucks.

Okay, I can’t get cold but you get the idea.

Could be worse though.  Prodigy was stuck down below, kinda hunched up in the corner between two buildings so she could hit the perfect mix of shadows to keep her out of sight and let her watch what the goons were doing.

Think about that, three hours waiting for someone from the Legion of Justice to show up and tell us we could actually do something.  The whole time she knows we could just go in on our own and stomp all over these guys.  But no, we have to wait for permission instead because we’re not eighteen yet.   Also, no matter what you’ve heard, that doesn’t make us the Minor League or the Little Legion or anything like that.  We are Legionnaires in training, thank you very much.

Anyway, she’s waiting that whole time, for what amounts to barely any reason at all, and she’s gotta do it crouched into a weird looking kind of a ball position twenty feet off the ground.

It wasn’t very nice but I grinned at the thought.  Maggie takes herself so seriously most of the time that I just couldn’t help it.  I mean, it’s not like I’m happy that she’s gotta be getting sore and bored and everything down there but…  maybe a little happy.  Oh well.

All she had to do was say Granite Ghost and his gang are about to leave the back room of that pizza place they’re hiding in and we’d get the go ahead but if she doesn’t want to then I’m not gonna try and make her.  After all, I may be a little damp but at least I’ve got an okay view.

Still, it’d been awhile.  Who was supposed to be coming?  I don’t think they’d even said, just ‘The first available full Legion member.’  Hm, weird.  Most of the grown ups are pretty good about being on time, I think.  At least, I can’t remember ever having to wait that long before.  It’s not like I thought we actually needed the help or anything.

Maggie is literally the smartest girl in the room, no matter who else is in there with her, and when she’s got her ‘Prodigy face’ on she can get really scary.  Me… well, they used to call me ‘the Word’s Most Powerful Preteen!’  They stopped cause I turned thirteen, not because they found someone stronger.

Really, there was no reason at all we couldn’t just go in there right then and be done in five minutes but the rules are the rules.  Feh.

I started paying attention again when I saw movement down below.  Or at least, I thought I did.  It’s kinda hard to see from so high up.  “Hey Base, did Prodigy say anything about changing her hiding spot or something?”  Our costumes had all sorts of cameras and microphones and stuff built in so we could talk to the people back at the Legion’s base.  It also let them know exactly where we were and what we were doing all the time so they could help out when we needed it.

Usually it bugged me a little but it came in pretty useful sometimes.

“No, Invincibelle, she’s moving on her own and she’s not answering her radio.”

Whoever was on the other end of the radio sounded pretty nervous.  I didn’t blame him.  I was starting to feel the same way myself so, just to be careful, I drifted a little lower.  It meant someone might see me but I didn’t care.  I had to make sure Prodigy was okay.  She’s one of my best friends.

I spotted her down on the ground.  She wasn’t even hiding as she crossed from one end of the alley to the other.  I sped up a bit, getting closer, and I didn’t care if I was seen at that point.  I was actually really worried cause Prodigy’s usually so careful and this wasn’t like her.

She just opened the door and walked right into the part of the building where Granite Ghost and his gang were hiding.  I mean, what the heck?  I know I’m not the stealth expert on the team but that didn’t seem like a good idea to me.  I spent a moment trying to figure out how to deal with it but couldn’t really come up with anything too clever.  Eh, when you don’t know what to do, do what you know, right?

“I’m going in.” I said, then flew almost straight down as fast as I could before Base could answer me.  I didn’t feel any resistance when I went through the roof because, duh, it was just bricks and cement and I’m Invincibelle.   Obviously it wasn’t gonna slow me down.

The tricky part when you do something like that is actually stopping in time to not go through the floor, which I managed to do just fine.  Bonus, I was hovering a few feet up with my cape spread out and bits of the ceiling falling in around me.

Pretty sure I looked totally awesome.


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