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From heights guiding star streaks down
I heard the news over lunch today but somehow it's still surreal. It was on the radio in the deli I went to. I don't think I actually ate the sandwich I got. I had no appetite.
At work this afternoon, nothing got done. I just kept checking up on the news. I couldn't believe he was dead.
If it wasn't for the Captain, I wouldn't be here.
Memory flares roar louder
Echo his virtues
It's been several days since I put anything in here. The energy was lacking.
It was only earlier today when I heard about the memorial service for the Captain that my mood turned around. Lots of people had things to say. There was news on all the stations of what the Captain had done.
I got to thinking. Since my powers emerged, I'd just sat and done nothing. How I got them, they were like a gift from the Captain. I have to make him proud.
Hesitant soul whitewashed brave
Clothes define the man
At first the get-up felt stupid. It was like Halloween or something. Still, after getting used to it in the mirror it really made me feel more heroic.
God, a guy like me could never fight crime. I could never do what the Captain did. If I became a new person though, someone that's a hero in body and spirit. That's who's needed to carry on the Captain's legacy.
Symbol for a golden age
There's a big list of scribbled out words on the last page. Those were the rejected ideas.
You'd think it would be easy picking a hero name. Take the Captain for example. Captain Khazan, he probably put about two seconds thought into that. It made me feel stupid worrying about how people would know me.
Haiku got stuck in my head, so I just went with that. After all, the name doesn't matter. It's what the name stands for.
Across asphalt quick ears launch
Vigilance keeps life
I saved a little kid today. It felt good. It really felt good.
I wonder if this is why the Captain kept doing what he did. With all the junk that went on it must have felt like an endless battle. You think the guy would give up eventually, but no. He just kept plugging away.
I never knew the Captain as a person, I only knew him as the hero. Today, I like to think I know him a little better as a person.
Honed eyes snare one gunman's plot
There was a bank heist uptown today. I first caught sight of it from a couple hundred feet up and made my quick descent.
They had guns. They could have shot innocent people. The money was replaceable but not the lives.
In the heat of the moment I nearly smashed one guy's skull in. He's probably still hooked up to some machine.
Yeah, he was a bad guy. But there's right and wrong. And there's going too far. I've got to remember not to cross the line.
True grit holding plane aloft
His legacy lives
It's tough getting out sentences. My hand's shaking a bit as I write. I can't seem to calm down from the afternoon.
That plane of innocent people. I knew I could never stop it, but I tried anyway. It's what the Captain would have done.
Somehow everything was alright. Somehow, God I don't know. I don't remember much but the blood in my eyes and the one thought that I had to save those people.
It's what the Captain would have done.