Pain Baby Ep. 1: Here comes the Pain
By: Brandon YorK
On the streets of Boston City in the dead of night a crime was in progress as a gang of masked thugs filed out of a grey van and up to the enterance of the Boston City bank.
Hurry up! One thug ordered to the others. We're on the clock!
As they reached the bank's entrance another thug pulled a small knife like tool out of his pocket and began to cut the glass of the door as the rest kept an eye out.
Okay we're in! Remember, five minutes then we're outta here!
They all rushed into the bank as one thug stayed in the car just in case they needed to make a quick get away. Inside the bank the guy that cut the glass began work on hacking the vault.
Three and a half minutes to go let's pick up the pace!
Outside the thug in the get away van was pouring himself a cup of coffee. Come to Papa! He said as he was about to take a drink, just then a sneeze caused some to spill on his pants.
Ouch! He yelled as the hot coffee filled the seat. Ah man these were my brand new pants. He said as he began to clean up the mess.
Aw isn't that a shame. He suddenly heard a female voice say before turning to meet a fist.
Inside the bank the thugs were just rapping up the robbery. Alright this was our easiest hit yet. One of them said rounding up the last bags of money. And check it out we still got time to spare.
Funny because to me it looks like your time is up. They suddenly heard a voice say before looking up to see a girl on what looked like some kind of hover board wearing a blue costume with a pink P and B symbol on both the front of the mask and on her chest, her costume revealed the bottom half of her face, her shoulders, her waist, and the lower part of her legs.
Who the heck is that? Who cares shoot her!
The place suddenly eruppted in gun fire as she flew around the room making the bad guys miss every shot.
She's too fast we can't hit her! One thug said before the mysterious woman swooped down and knocked him out.
You're making it to easy for me boys. She laughed taking them out one by one.
Stay still so we can end you! One yelled shooting at her before running out of ammo. Let's spilt! Quick get to the van!
They rushed to the enterance, but suddenly the woman jumped down in front of them blocking their way. Uh uh boys, you gotta get through me first.
Ha you think we're afraid of you little girl? You don't look so tough let's get her guys. They all charged at her making her smirk before swiping their feet right out from under them.
This is just to easy. She laughed as she grabbed one guy and threw him into one of his friends. I mean I thought for sure you guys would put up some kind of fight. She continued to joke jumping over another one before kicking him in his stomach. I guess I really could make a career outta this. She grinned looking around the room at the masterpiece she just created.
Wow that was unbelieveable Sis. She heard Kyle, her older brother say over the communacator built into her mask. It's a good thing you didn't have these power when we were kids Crystal.
She then smirked. Just think of the things that would of happened if I caught you reading my dairy, oh well at least I got a good work out. She joked dusting off her shoulder.
Yep I guess you could say that's how it all started for me being a superhero and to tell you the truth it's probably the last thing I ever thought would happen to me, that is until I got my powers, how did it happen you say, well sit back and I'll tell you. My name is Crystal Conley and this is my story.
Our story takes us to the Boston City high school where Crystal was caught up in yet another day dream while staring out the window as the math teacher, Mrs. Shirley was giving the class a lecture on the latest lesson.
Crystal! The young lady heard her bark waking her from her day dream. Maybe you could give us the answer to this problem?
Crystal then turned her attention to the problem on the chalk board. Um...five. she answered with the class suddenly laughing at her.
No the answer is seven. Mrs. Shirley stated correcting her. Pay attention.
The red headed girl then sunk in her seat from the embassment just as the bell rang to go home.
Outside in the hall Crystal was walking to her locker while reading one of her favorite comic books and just as she was putting in her locker code, suddenly she heard an annoying laugh coming from behind her, turning around she saw Rebecca Simmions, the caption of the school's cheerleading squad.
Well if it isn't Crystal the comic book geek. Rebecca joked with her posse snickering behind her. Why don't you put that stupid book away and pay attention on not being such a geek.
Crystal had always been looked at as a geek and a loser in Rebecca's eyes, putting up with the mean girl's jokes and insults, but she never really let it bother her, even when Rebecca came up with the most hurtful pranks, instead she just tried her best to ignore it and move on.
The red head gave them all a look of disgust before turning to open her locker, just then she saw Michael Corgon, the caption of the School's wrestling team walking down the hall in her direction.
Ever since Crystal can remember she's had a crush on Michael and would at times fantasize about being his girlfriend, but she was always to afraid to acknowledge him or even ask him out because of embarrassment of what he and everyone else would think of her.
As he came closer and closer to her, Crystal thought this was the chance to finally talk to him or at least say hi, but just as she opened her locker to put her books away, suddenly a water balloon flew out and smacked her in the face soaking her.
Laughter automatically filled the hall as the red head stood there embarrassed from yet another one of Rebecca's hurtful pranks.
Later after school Crystal took it upon herself to go and bug her older brother Kyle at his comic book shop, Conley's comics.
Well well if it isn't my little trouble making sister. Kyle joked as she walked through the door. Here to bug me outta giving you the latest Blue Bolt comic or did you just wanna say hi to me.
I think I'll take the comic. She smiled at her brother's joke before he saw that her hair was all wet and damp.
Within an instant Kyle knew that his little sister had run into yet another one of Rebecca's pranks, Crystal then explained what happened earning a small laugh from her brother.
A water balloon? Kyle chuckled as he handed her a towel to dry her head. What's next putting tacks in your seat before you sit down, oh wait she did that last week.
Kyle was always one for a good joke, even when it was on his own sister, even so he's always looked out for Crystal ever since they were kids and with all they've been through together he wouldn't trade her for any other person in the world to be his sister.
Here kid I bet this will put the twinkle back in your eye. He said placing the newest issue of the Blue Bolt down on the counter. They say this one's the best one yet, he fights a mutant that can spit six different kinds of acid.
Crystal's eyes sparkled staring at the comic, the bolt bolt was her favorite superhero and just as she took the book and putting it in her backpack, suddenly the two saw their mother on the news doing another report.
This is Kimberly Conley channel eleven Boston City News and as you can see I'm standing just outside of the Boston City Muesum where new exibits are being added courtesy of the funding bill that was passed by the Mayor earlier this week.
As the two watched the news the red head stood there with her brother wondering if their Mom would ever get that big break she was looking for, ever since Crystal was a little girl Kimberly has been in the News game and has always wanted to find that one big story that would lauch her to the top.
Don't worry. Kyle said with a smile. I'm sure something will happen.
Just then the alarm on Crystal's watch starting going off. Oh I'd love to stay and chat brother dear but I've got a date with some test tube back at the science lab.
With that she headed out the door and back to the school, while on the way there she suddenly saw a police car race down the street with it's sirens on which meant someone was in trouble and at that moment the memories of her father begin to rise, Crystal thought about how he used to put his life on the line night after night and how she saw him as a hero for it, the night that he was shot and killed was probably the most heartbreaking moment in her life and not a day went by that she didn't miss him but she knew that he was looking down upon her.
Later that day at school in the science lab the red head took it upon herself to start reading her new comic while mixing chemicals, she flipped through the pages as she continued pouring different colors into a number of test tubes.
Crystal had always loved science, it was one of her many favorite subjects, all her life she had been a smart girl but also had a problem with getting easily distracted with other stuff to really pay close attention to what she was supposed to be doing.
As she was reading her comic she accidently grabbed the wrong test tube and mixed the two, just as Crystal turned back to the chemicals her eyes widened learning the mistake she had just made and with in and instant the whole thing blew up in her face.
She fell to the floor as the room started slightly filling up with a gas, Crystal could barley see and just as she tried to crawl away the gas came into contact with her causing her to choke and sufficate, even with all that was happening Crystal managed to make it out into the hall before fainting on the floor.
Later the next morning Crystal awoke to find herself safely in her bed, she looked around puzzled not having a clue of what happened or how she got in her bedroom.
As she got dressed and made her way down stairs to the kitchen she saw her mom making breakfest.
Hey morning sleepy head. Kimberly smiled as she flipped over the eggs in the flying pan. Have a nice nap?
The red head didn't really know what was going on and when she asked about it her mother explained that they found her passed out asleep in the hallway at school, probably from too much late night school work.
I called the school and told them that your gonna stay home today, want some eggs? Kimberly asked with Crystal still trying to make head or tails of it all.
No Mom I'm not hungry and I'm feeling fine really, besides we have a big test today and I don't want to miss it. With that she headed out the door on her way to school.
Later at school Crystal was in deep thought as Mrs. Shirley was continuing the math lesson from the other day.
Now class who can tell me what the lowest common multiple of 7 and 9 is? Seeing the red head again not paying attention she decided to call on her.
Crystal why don't you give us the answer. She said getting the young lady's attention.
Oh the answer is 63 ma'am. She answered without missing a beat.
Correct. Mrs. Shirley stated congratulating the young lady and as she was about to move on Crystal suddenly cut in. But the multiples of nine are 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, and 90 just as the multiples of seven are 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, and 70. To find the lowerest common multiple you look and find the smallest number that goes into both numbers, the smallest number they both have in common is 63. She continued to answer before realizing what she was doing leaving the class in both shock and frustration. Um....nevermind.
Later at lunch Crystal was busy getting her food as Rebecca watched her from across the room.
Look at her. She sneered. Yesterday she was out of it like a light and today she decides to act like a total smarty pants.
The cheer leader then got another idea in her head to try and humiliate the poor girl, seeing her deep in thought as she walked down the row Rebecca smiled evilly as she scooped a big spoonful of smashed potatoes and waited until Crystal got close enough.
Hey Crystal heads up! The mean girl yelled as she threw the potatoes at the other girl's head but at the last second Crystal dodged at the speed of light causing the mess of food to hit the princple, Mr. Blair in the face making the room go quiet.
You're in alot of trouble Ms. Simmons. He grunted whiping off the potatoes before escorting the mean girl out of the room leaving everyone to turn their attention to the red head, who shortly left the room herself.
The young lady made her way into the poorly lit empty gym scratching her head still trying to figure out what just happened, how did she move that fast, she never did it before and she didn't even know she could, it's like something just took over her body for that split second.
As she stood there leaning up against the wall suddenly her eyes rested upon a balance beam out near the center of the room.
Hmm I wonder? Crystal thought to herself before making a run at it and from out of no where began doing back flips across the floor, it's like she wasn't even trying and with one final leap she landed square on the beam.
Crystal's eyes then widened at the sight of what she just did and with a smile forming on her face she then began bouncing all over the room.
I can't believe this! She thought continuing to have fun. Oh I've got to tell someone about this.
Meanwhile back at the comic book store, Kyle was busy building a house of cards on the counter that he had been working on for hours and just has he was about to finish his masterpeice, suddenly Crystal rushed in knocking it down.
Hey do you know how long it took me to build that! He grunted at his younger sister before asking why she was even here and with a big grin on her face Crystal gladly answered. Brother dear you are never going to believe this.
Minutes later on the roof of the building Kyle watched in amazment as the red head gave a demonstration of her new found acrobatic abilites.
Wow that was wicked! Kyle gloated as he watched her. And you said there was this accident at the science lab.
With a nod Crystal explained that the chemicals must've altered her DNA somehow, making super active, super strong, and super smart.
As she demonstrated her strength by bending a metal pipe with her bare hands, Kyle out of excitment stated that she was like a comic book super hero come to life.
Now that you mention it? Why don't we give it a shot? Crystal smiled rubbing her chin as her brother gave an equal smile an agreement.
Later back in the built in apartment above the store the two got to work on a costume design and after hours of hard work it was finally finished.
It looks great! Crystal gloated as she observed the refection in the mirror, but for some reason she still couldn't help but feel like it was missing something. I need a symbol? A name?
I got it! What about Baby Girl! Kyle suggested earning a negitive response from his sister. The Blue Baby? Wait what about The Pain Patroller?
As he continued to give out names, Crystal then smiled as she turned around. I think I've got the perfect name and the perfect symbol!
Our story takes us back to the bank where Crystal was continuing to gloat over the knocked out bad guys, just then Kyle informed her that the police were moving in which meant it was time to high tail it outta there.
Well it's been a blast boys but you know what they say a date's gotta end sometime. She said reaching behind to the back of her belt and throwing a retangular device out in front of her that transformed into her hover board.
W-who are you? One thug managed to utter out even though he was still in agoninizing pain.
Who me? Oh just a concerned citizen. She Replied walking over and kneeling down beside him. But if you really wanna know I'm the Pain Baby. She stated placing a small note on his stomach. And tell your friends their gonna be seeing alot of me from now on.
With that she hoped on her board and took off just as the cops showed up. Great job Sis. Kyle congratulated as she flew through the night sky. Head back to the store, I ordered a pepperoni.
Later back at the comic shop the two enjoyed their pizza as they watched a report on the bank robbery.
And in other news a robbery was prevented earlier tonight, Kimberly Conley was the first at the scene.
This is Kimberly Conley Channel 11 Boston City news and as you can see I'm standing out of the Boston City Bank which just minutes ago was on the verge of being robbed, security camera's show that the robbery was prevented by some kind of costumed woman.
Crystal and Kyle couldn't help but smile as their mom continued the report. A note was discovered at the scene. PEOPLE OF BOSTON CITY YOU NO LONGER NEED TO FEAR "PAIN BABY" YOUR NEW HERO IS HERE.
The next morning as she was getting the things needed for the day out of her locker, Crystal didn't see michael walking down the hall in her direction and just as she turned around they bumped into each other.
Hey it's Crystal right? He asked earning a shy response from her. I hear your a smart girl, listen if it isn't to much trouble would mind helping me out with my homework sometime.
With a nod he then handed her his phone number and as he walked away Crystal couldn't help but smile. I think I'm going to like being a superhero.