The Alphas were already on the scene and it was rare that they ever called in for back up. So when I got the call, I moved without delay, leaping across the cityscape to the disturbance. The streets were already cleared. The red diodes floated about as a warning for all who saw. Then the roar pierced through the sound of the burning, followed by a solid crash. I leapt over another street and set my eyes on the disturbance. It stood a story high, swatting at a silver flash that zipped around its head.
I leaped at the creature, its attention solely on Steel Will, and plunged my fist into his scaled skin. The flesh cringed under my metal fist. I pounded harder and harder, before the creatures large clawed hands came down on me.
Almost immediately I could feel my strength wane. My muscles strained as I pushed against the beast’s claws, but I could feel my arms losing their definition. The claws closed on me and I could feel myself flying through the air until I finally crashed into a storefront. My metallic skin fell briefly as I gasped for a sustaining breath. I focused to return it.
As I looked up, I could see Will now in the creature’s clutches. He was too being drained, and this wasn’t the first time he had fell into the monsters claws. I pushed myself to rise and I leaped toward the creature once more. He swiped at me but acrobatically I avoided the strike and landed upon the creatures face, placing both feet into its eye. It stumbled back as I landed on the ground and, after only regaining my balance, once again did I leap to strike at his knees. The creature, however, recovered quickly, reeling back from my previous attack and clapped both of its claws upon me. I thrashed against his palms, but my energy was leaving even quicker than before. He threw me into the air and I flailed helpless before he swatted me like a fly through the air.
I could hear my name being screamed as I crashed into pavement. My eyes flickered as a few flashes went through the sky above.