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I Have a Bad Feeling About This

The energy flare receded quicker, Suzanne thought, than it would have had she seen it in the flesh rather than through the telepathic link.

The cameraman -- the killer -- was standing there, his costume tattered around the edges and smoking lightly. He laughed, a short, ugly sound, and stepped toward Lizzie, who was still dazzled by her own attack.

MOVE, LIZZIE! Simon and Megan both screamed through the link. Lizzie threw herself backward as he lunged forward.

From one side came a swoop of wind and something hit Camerabro hard in a tinkling crash of machinery. He flew backward a good ten feet, landing in a bed of tulips.

The camerawoman, Eartha, dropped the remains of her useless camera. "I always KNEW you were an asshole!" she screamed, skidding to a halt six inches above the ground.

(Renata picked her up into the link, and Suzanne could hear the edges of Renata's high-speed explanation to Eartha. The camerawoman circled rapidly behind the House crew.)

Jeshri noticed Brandon bending down and retrieving something that had bounced to his feet: it looked like a tiny gramophone, with a large black horn and a box made of moving gears.

Camerabro made an incoherent noise of rage and bounded to his feet, then to Brandon.

Brandon looked up at him, still with that silly little smile on his face. "Bro?" he said, and held the thing out to him.

The cameraman snatched it out of his hand and slammed Brandon out of the way with a backswing of his forearm, starting for Jeshri again.

There was a moment's stab of panic through the link -- from Jeshri, who was too far from the light post to grab any electricity, from Lizzie, who had depleted her stored energy, from Simon, who wasn't sure he could get there in time, and from Megan, who was leaping for him.

Then Meteor's giant hand swatted the killer away as casually has he'd just swatted Brandon. He flew in a neat parabolic arc back toward the entrance to the park.

Simon was running as fast as his four legs would carry him, which was blindingly fast to Suzanne, and snapping through the link, Goddammit, Meteor, you DON'T fucking throw the supervillain so he's CLOSER to civilians. Megan, c'mon. The rest of you, stay here and call the cops!

What was I supposed to do? Meteor snarled. Invite him to dance?

Knock him into the river. Squash him flat. I don't care. Simon bounded over a bush. But move your giant ass. Let's try to stop him from killing anyone else.

Oh, Simon, Suzanne thought, Simon, be careful. She remembered him telling her about going to classes at the Gold Star Academy when he was a teenager, learning how to be a better team leader and all that. She thought, You may not be in spandex, but spandex keeps chasing you.

The boy's all right, Renata said. He knows what he's doing.

Yes, Suzanne said, and didn't add, But so did Mitch. She wrenched her attention away long enough for a gulp of coffee and a glance at Watson's intent but calm face before diving back in.

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Note from the Author:
Yes, I am cruel. The next new episode will be next Tuesday!

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Date: 2011-09-15 06:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kore
AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH

-- Yay camerawoman! Is she named after Eartha Kitt? That made me smile.

He flew in a neat parabolic arc back toward the entrance to the park.

ILU for pointing out "parabolic arc"

You may not be in spandex, but spandex keeps chasing you.

....SLIGHTLY distracting image there. //fans self

Gramophone device, for the Camera/Mystery Man? Hmm.....

Date: 2011-09-16 09:39 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
Yes! She is!

Whoops! Didn't mean to be quite so distracting with imagery for Simon! ;)

Date: 2011-09-16 10:18 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
SIMON IS ALWAYS DISTRACTING FOR SOME OF US.

Date: 2011-09-18 08:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kyleri
THIS SO VERY THIS.

Date: 2011-09-16 06:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pheyne
Ya gotta love spandex. ;)

Date: 2011-09-16 09:39 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
In all its senses.

Date: 2012-01-28 09:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] the_leaky_pen
Whoo Eartha! Kick his ass!

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