Waiting to Fade...
Invisibility: superior (rank 2)
Well this is embarrassing. I am only ten feet away from getting my answers and what do I do? I get manhandled by a pair of buffed up Blue Brothers. Dr. Edison looks on as he smiles politely at me. “Now now, Mary. Struggling will only make things worse for yourself. I recommend that you should relax as I contact your father.”
Six Years Ago:
Inside the Compound's training facility, Mary gets into a heated argument with her older brother.
“You hear me kid," Patrick exclaimed, "If you pull that shit again, I will bring dad down here.”
“Eat me, Patrick!" Mary answers back, "I’m thirteen now, and I ain’t a kid anymore. So why don’t you just leave me alone and let me finish my training.”
As the two nearly get into a fight, Stephanie breaks them up. “That’s enough from the both of you! Patrick go back to your post, and Mary, come with me!”
“I appreciate the help Steph," Mary replied, "But I think I could handle our idiot brother on my own.”
“Hey, I’m your big sister. I’ll always have your back. Any way, you need to show these jerks what you’re made of.”
“I’m trying but every time I try to sneak pass these Trackers; they seem to get the jump one me. How am I supposed to get by them?”
“You want my advice? Every time you use your invisibility, you tend to move a little too quickly thus making your powers to go visible. Take your time and pace yourself, otherwise it’ll turn off the moment you start running.”
“Thanks sis, I’ll take your advice. Wish me luck.”
“Oh and don’t forget that you can be seen on infrared.”
“Right, I almost forgot.”
“Of course,” I say to myself, “That’s what I should have done.”
Dr. Edison becomes perplexed as he looks over to my direction. “And what is that, exactly?”
I look back up at the shrink as I stay completely still. “This!” My body turns invisible, to the naked eye, as I slip out of the guard’s grasp and sneak by them at a slow and steady pace. They scurry like panicked rats as I make things even more interesting by turning off the lights.
Now the darkness sets in and Dr. Edison becomes scared shitless as I see him pulling a revolver from out of his desk drawer. “Where the hell is she? That’s it, I’m calling for backup!” He scrambles for the phone, but before he could respond he hears the bad news from downstairs. “Damn it to hell! Security is preoccupied with a nine-foot werewolf in the lobby! She planned all of this just to get to me.” You got that right, genius.
...and Float Away
Phasing: superior (rank 2)
I see one of the guards beginning to sweat from his forehead. “So what do we do now?” The guard asks as he looks over to Dr. Edison. “We can’t stay on this floor and who knows how many of those freaks are down there.”
“There’s a helicopter at the top of this building. I know how to fly it, but only if you get me there first.” Dr. Edison sure is a quick thinker. But then again, I bet it comes with the territory with shrinks like him. I see them make their way to elevator with quick haste. I could easily cut them off at the top floor. Just need a little improvising by phasing through the top of these ceilings. Lucky for me not only could my body phase through a lot of things, but it can also make my molecules lighter making me quicker and faster to get.
Three Years Ago:
Mary nods away as her trainer and a member of the Trackers, Matthew Harden, is in the middle of his speech on how to use her intangible powers.
“Although there is one catch when you become intangible, Mary.” Matthew says.
“What’s that, Mr. Harden?” Mary asks.
“Your phasing ability comes with a tradeoff. You will be faster and more agile; but you will still be vulnerable to things like energy based projectile weapons because they will disrupt molecular body.”
“Okay, but I can still hang onto people making them become intangible as well?”
“Yes, but only if they are in physical contact with you. Otherwise you’ll get them stuck in between the walls. You remember how that turned out with Gluttony?"
“I keep telling you that it was an accident. Besides Mr. Gibson was still alive by the time you guys pulled him out of that floor.”
“Nevertheless, you should always keep your powers in check. We all have a duty here to make sure that we are ready to combat any type of threats that may threaten our town.”
“I see what you mean, sir. I’ll make sure it won’t happen again.”
“That’s good to hear, Mary. Now let’s take your training back to the top again, shall we?”
“The top,” Dr. Edison exclaimed, “We finally made it to the top of this building. Now let’s get to that chopper befo--”
His sentence is cut short as I phase through the last floor of this building. “Before what,” I ask the good doctor, “Before you make a hasty departure from this city? I don’t think so. Not until I get the answers I’m looking for.” The two guards stand in front of Dr. Edison pointing their handguns in my direction. They begin unloading, round after round, but to no avail as the bullets pass right through me like water passing through my fingers. After several seconds pass, I could hear the clicking sounds in their guns running out of ammo. As they try reload I merely look at the two with nothing more than a smile on my face. “My turn.”
Dodge this Assholes!
Acrobat: standard (rank 1)
“What are you two idiots waiting for,” Dr. Edison exclaimed, “KILL HER!”
Once more, another flurry of spent ammo comes hurtling in my direction. But this time, I decide to make things a little more interesting for them. I come charging at them, with full force, as I weave and dodge the bullets coming towards me. Some of them make their mark, but thanks to my phasing powers, they pass right through me. It’s a good thing that all of those gymnastics training, in the past, are finally paying off.
One Year Ago:
The sound of flesh and spandex can be heard, across the gymnastics room, as Mary writhes in pain and slowly gets back up. She looks over to balance beam and back at Anelle Brickman, another member of the Trackers, as she shakes her head at Mary.
“Now Mary," Anelle says, "I told you before that there’s nothing to sweat about. It’s only practice.”
“Easy for you to say, Anelle." Mary replied,"You’ve been doing this all your life, but I’ve been doing this for over two months and I still can’t get the vaults and flips right."
“You know, there is more than one way to finish the moves correctly. Tell me, when you become intangible does your whole body become lighter?”
“Yeah, but what does that have to do with gymnastics?”
“Everything. You see, the next time you’re in the air, try going intangible that way it will be a lot easier for you to execute the moves.”
“You think that’ll actually work?”
“Hey, you never know until you try it once. So what do you say?”
“Alright, I’ll give it a shot. But if I fall on my ass again, I’m gonna blame you for this.”
“Haha shut up and go break a leg out there.”
I can’t believe she was right about that. Being intangible made me a lot faster and agile than I ever was in my solid form. Now I am able to perform a whole bunch of flips, turns, and twists just like any other gymnast out there. It even comes in handy dodging two hundred pound meatheads as I move in closer avoiding their punches.
“Hold still you little bitch!” One of the guard’s shouts out.
“Alrighty then,” I say to the guard as I grab him by the shoulders, “Let’s go for a little ride.” The guard and I become intangible as we both phase through floor and downward into the lower levels.
“Jesus Christ,” Dr. Edison said, “Come on, let’s get out of here.” The two begin head out onto the rooftop where their helicopter was waiting for them on the launch pad. But they will not get far as I phase myself back up to the top floor still hot on their trail.
I'm Full of Little Surprises
Slashing Weapon: standard (rank 1)
Dr. Edison scrambles into the helicopter as he tries to turn it on with desperation. “Come on, COME ON! Where are those fucking buttons?”
“I thought you knew how to fly these things?” The guard asks as he looks back only to see me walking out onto the launch pad. “Aw hell no!” The muscle bound shouts as he pulls out his gun. I’m beginning to become very tired this charade, so I might as well end this. I pull out pair of butterfly knives as I flip the blades out and throw one of them at his arm and ramming the other into his chest. He tries to fight it for a few seconds, but eventually the guard collapses to the ground taking in his last breath.
“You bitch!” Dr. Edison shouts as he catches me by surprise by pistol whipping the side of my face. His revolver pretty much did the job as I collapse to the ground feeling disoriented. The good doctor looks down at me and back over to his dead bodyguard raising his eyebrows in awe. “Wow…I look at this and I can’t help but think you have the kind of greatness in you. And I look at you and you’re no different than the idiots that show up at my sessions. Totally lost and looking for answers in all of the wrong places.”
Can’t think straight nor can I focus in on my powers. I have to play this out a little bit. “You sure about that? Because my friend tells me you have all the info on everyone.”
“You mean that freak downstairs,” Dr. Edison jokes, “Oh please; you’re getting your information from people that you hardly know. What kind of a person is that?”
Seven Months Ago:
Mary, along with every other member of the Trackers, wait inside the gym as they await some sort of big announcement. The goth plays with her knife until she looks over to her friend, Amanda, and taps her shoulder
“I don’t know why we’re all in this gym to begin with," Mary says, "I don’t suppose you know what’s going on Amanda.”
“From I hear," Amanada replied, "It’s that there’s this new guy coming in today and he might become the newest member of the Trackers.”
“Is he hot?” Mary asks.
“I don’t know, but I did hear that he is big. Wait a second; I thought you already have a boyfriend Mary.”
“I do, it’s just that it never hurts to wonder. You what I mean?”
“Yeah I bet you like to mix things up," Adam says over hearing their conversation, "Ya freaky goths tend to do that weird shit sometimes.”
“Fuck off, Adam," Mary exclaimed, "You don’t know anything about me.”
Adam chuckles as he slides his chair over to her. “I know that you spend most of your time playing with knives like any other goth.”
“I don’t play, I practice. Wraith and R. T. have been teaching me how to handle myself in melee combat. Needless to say, I’ve been doing pretty well at it.”
“Whatever you say, but practice ain’t nothin’ compared to the real thing. You have to be up close and personal when it comes down to it.”
“Don’t worry," Mary says, "I can handle that.”
“Yeah…we’ll see," Adam replied as he sees something at the far end of the room, "Oh hey, here comes the new guy coming in with Stephanie.”
“Well I guess I was right about him being big," Amanda says, "What do you think Mary?”
“He is big Amanda…and kind of cute," Mary replied, "In a giant werewolf kind of way that is.”
“A damn good one,” I reply back, “Just like me.” I start to regain my senses and pull out a long dagger stabbing Dr. Edison in his arm. He cries out in pain dropping his gun. It’s high time that I end this right now as I drag him to the edge of the roof. “Now listen up, doc. I want to know were The Town is along with any other contacts that my father has on the outside.”
“Alright,” Dr. Edison replied, “Alright, I’ll tell you where it is. It’s in the Falkland Islands and I don’t know where exactly, but it’s there. And check my left breast pocket in my suit. There’s a flash drive with everyone that your father has as a mole.” I follow his instructions, very carefully, as I find the flash drive in his pocket. “So what’s your plan? Head back home and hope that your father will take you back? I will tell you that it will not work.”
“I wasn’t thinking about that,” I say to the Dr. Edison placing the flash drive in my pocket, “I plan on destroying everything that he built...this includes killing all of his spies in every organization.” Dr. Edison eyes begin to widen as I pull the dagger out of him and kick the prick off of the building. I watch as he fell a hundred stories to the street. The people on the ground floor began to shriek and scream as the good doctor is spread across half a block.
"Mary," Robert says as he talks to me through an earpiece, "Mary what the hell happened up there? I just saw a body fall onto the street. Are you alright?"
"I'm fine," I replied, "Dr. Edison jumped off of the building. I never seen anything like it. But I did manage to find something before he went. It could be useful, I'll be down in a sec." As I begin to head towards the door, I hear a whirling sound and look up only to see a security camera. I merely smile as I talk into the camera and pull out another knife, “One down, a hundred more to go." After saying those words, I quickly throw my weapon into the lens takings out the entire device.