A few heads turned to look at her. She ignored them, focussing on Nick. "Put this on," she said, handing him an identical suit.
"What the hell?"
"We don't have much time. Quickly!"
He looked at the hazmat suit, dropped it, and ran to the front of the bus. "Excuse me, I need to get off. Like, now."
"What's the rush, man? You can get to wherever you're going anyway," said the bus driver.
The mystery woman said, inaudible to anyone outside, "He's doing a Beta."
"Copy that, Agent, get him corralled into the alleyway. We'll take it from there."
Nick quickly negotiated with the driver and ran for his life. She ducked rightward, out of the bus and view, and followed, periodically materialising her soles for traction.
She came into view in the sidewalk, ahead of Nick. "Look, what do you want from me? I don't have anything on me except my clothes and some medication, you want that?"
"No," she replied, "I'm here for something else. Put the suit on and let's go."
Reluctantly, he did so. "Lesson Zero," she said, and-
No sequels yet. Why not write one?
Comments (3 so far!)
Average reader rating 4.00/5
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
I love the fast paced mix of narrative and dialog.
- #1649 Posted 6 years ago
- 4 out of 5
It's always nice to pull stories out of the archives. I missed a lot of writing for a while there. I've been slowly catching up over the last few weeks.
This is a fascinating arc. I'd love to see you continue it.
- #2405 Posted 6 years ago
Inspired by (sequel to):
A glint of dark light. A pitch-black night sky, if you will, crisscrossed by dark galaxies, stars, …Unfamiliar Ceiling
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"She ducked rightward, out of the bus and view, and followed, periodically materialising her soles for traction." - That's a tricky sentence, I had to read it a few times to understand what you meant, and I'm still not sure I do... She also has super powers, some form of dematerialization?
I'm really liking this story, it's fantastical, and I'm excited to see where it goes!