Setting down my glass of wine I stare eagerly at three photos of the new WAL members I am put in charge of to train. My finger brush through the long strands of my hair as I wonder how the hell I'm going to train them each properly in such a short notice. Usually I would spend weeks studying recruits and making a damn well good training that would benefit them, but this is sorta short notice. I'm going to need to give it my best, and prove as to why I picked for this position.
Moira- The Park
"It's wonderful to finally get to train with you!!" I whip out my cellphone and snap a selfie of the two of us before she has much time to react. "Quick, right? I even managed to get the sun in the background!" Theoretically, I can move at the speed of light, buuuut I'm good not having bugs lodged into my eye lids so I tend to tone down my speed. My reflexes are on point though.
"It's totally a cute photo. Should we use #Mercury? The name very well suits you in my opinion." Certainly, it's up to her if she wants an extra name to go by, but it fits her well.
I pull a syringe needle out my pocket and wave it in front of our faces. I press the needle onto my skin, and I inject the venomous fluid into my body. "In a few minutes I'll be dead. In the field there will be times when allies or hostages are poisoned, and there may not be enough time to get them to the hospital or a healer." What she isn't aware of is that I can burn the poison out of my system if she fails to get it out, but worse abrupt moments like these will stress any future hero on a mission.
Son of Wukong - rooftop of WAL HQ.
My first glance at him, and I already feel somewhat intimated from how tough he looks! "you were a bit of a trickier one to figure out." In all honesty it makes me anxious meaning he will automatically be a challenge for me. I'm really intrigued to learn more about his control over Ki, since I have yet to really work with it. A first time for everything makes life more fun!
As the wind blows I feel heat pouring from my body. I manipulate the light waves in the air causing the temperature around us to dramatically escalate. "I'm rather curious to see how the extreme polar differences in temperature will affect your body, and if your Ki is any different." I move my foot to see liquid cement rising along with the sole of my boot. Hopefully no one notices the minor damage on the rooftop!
"Blair you are going to die if you stay here!" yelled Hotaru as I push the last remaining parachute into her hands. "Like your mother won't kill me for letting anything bad happen to your on my watch? GO!" As stubborn as she is she pleads with me to jump with her, however, I push her and our teammate off the plane as the missile impacts the our jet with me inside.
I can still feel the burns on my body as I watch this young hero in training walk towards me. She has no clue about my connection to her alternate self that she had with me. I miss her a lot.
"It's a pleasure to finally have the time to be one on one with you." I don't really get a response that makes me feel incredibly uncomfortable. "Sooooo let's start then! I get that you are quite the quick one am I right? Why don't we play a game of tag?" Particles of light begin to break apart my body slowly until I evaporate into nothing. Photons quickly collect together besides her as my body appears back to normal. I whisper into her ear. "Catch me if you can."
I vanish to reappear a yard away from her in distance. "Can you even spot the real Cellphone Girl?" Echoes of my voice repeat as they spread around the forest. Replicas of myself form all around her. Some of them are even trees masked by an illusion of constructed light.