luck-it's always been with me. Not saying I always had bad luck,
no. I mean, I could direct it to something else. Like, I could
cause a billboard to fall, pipes to explode, ground to slicken,
glass to shatter, etcetera. And it wasn't like I couldn't control
it, because I could. Someone with a power like this, someone like
me, can never be a hero. Can never be a good guy. Can never be…
nice, even if I wanted to.
lost in a place I didn't understand, different from everyone
else. Of course, there were others like me. Not the same power,
but, you know. Like the heroes I saw, who ranged from speed, to
heat, to power, to flight. And then the evil ones, like mind
controlling, destruction causing, explosions, braniacs and mad
scientists, and more. But unlike all of us, I was afraid to show
my true power, to show what a freak I was. At least, until I
And so it
became that I was evil, and I quit high school. Now, at age
sixteen, I robbed banks and stores and even teamed up with other
teens in my group; there was Cross, who could teleport himself
anywhere at any time if he can see it, if he's been there, and if
he's seen a picture of it and was seventeen. Next was Sonic Bomb,
a.k.a. Sonic-his voice was really loud when he wanted it to be
and it could shatter metal, explode your head, and more of the
such, and was only fifteen. Addition, or Add, could create
thousands of multiples of himself within a second and was
sixteen. And then, last but not least, Dark, who had dark energy
power, much like mine, but he could control minds, was a super
genius, and he could control weather to a mile radius of himself
at only the age of seventeen. He was the leader of this
pet, Momo, the animal shape-shifter-he could change himself into
any kind of animal. The way we knew it was him was because he had
a strange, brilliant white, skull-shaped mark on his left side.
He completed the group with his healing powers that make any
wound weeks older then it was with just his saliva.
we called ourselves the Clan. Of course, I had a name as well. It was unique and
interesting, and it sort of described what I did to people…
Chapter one: when it all began
open, I thrust my arm towards the door. It broke off its hinges
and dropped to the ground with a loud "thud" at my feet. I nodded
at Add to go in. In an instant he had five clones and we rushed
inside. It still shocked me every time he did that-you could
never tell which one was the real one. You kill a clone and it
disappears in a puff of smoke, but it was nearly impossible to
guess the right one.
he yelled, and Cross teleported himself inside while Sonic, Dark,
and I rushed inside. We had to take everything we could
you know what's good for you!" someone yelled.We turned our heads
to see another group of people, except there were seven of them.
My eyes narrowed.
the group of heroes, no older or younger than our Clan. They were
the Justice of Francisco, a.k.a. the Justice. The leader was
Flash, the fastest person on the block, and then there was
Rubberband, the stretchy kid, Windy, the girl who could control
the wind, Dexter, the brainy kid with a rather large head, Gassy,
the boy who had really toxic gas, Rex, the boy who had the power
to change into some kind of animal that had no name, and Rayne,
the water girl.
bothered me that I was the only girl in the Clan. I was jealous
that Windy and Rayne had each other to hang around with and just
be girls. But I was stronger than they were, so they always
fought me together. The number of wins and losses were equal
between the Clan and the Justice (the Clan always managed to
escape whenever we lost), but unfortunately, in the end, the
Justice always somehow made up for their losses against the Clan,
so that was pointless. It was obvious to me that sooner or later,
the Justice would take down the Clan and would send us all to
prison. And I knew that Dark knew it too. I looked over at him
and he looked back. An understanding passed. This would be our
last fight here. We were going to have to go to a place where
there weren't many heroes.
on Flash, Sonic took on Rubberband, Add took on Rex, Cross took
on Dexter, and then me against Windy and Rayne. And so the fight
went on. It seemed obvious that neither team was exactly winning,
what with Sonic and Cross down, as well as Rex, Windy, and Rayne.
All those who were left and not knocked out were Dark, Add,
Flash, Rubberband, Dexter, and me. Three on three. Suddenly,
Dexter took a shot at Dark, and Dark managed to rebound it,
surprised, and both of them shot away from each other and slammed
through a couple of buildings. Neither of them came out again.
While Add and Rubberband were going at it, Flash and I stared at
so good about being bad?" he asked. I shrugged, fake lunging
towards him. He caught the bait and he disappeared, appearing
behind me, just like I'd figured, and I slicked the ground with a
thrust of my hand. As soon as he fell, I broke the road open and
he fell through the crack. He grabbed the edge with one hand,
holding on for dear life. I began to crush him in between the
crack by bringing the split road together again.
could do this." I replied, stepping on his hand. He grabbed my
ankle with the other one and managed to pull himself up, throwing
a punch at me. I put up my shield with both hands, as fast as I
could, but Flash was too fast and managed to get me in the
stomach. I shot towards a building, crashing through a window.
Both of us were gasping, covered in cuts and blood.
I got up,
shaky, and looking around for Add. It seemed that Add and
Rubberband were still going at it, but were no longer in sight.
The streets were deserted of people since no one wanted to be
around a fight like this. They needed to stay out of the way of
their heroes so they could bust the bad guys. Something stung me
in my heart, and I clutched my chest and doubled over.
I thought, I'm fighting Flash here-no time for weakness! I stood
up, steadying myself and ignoring the pain in my heart, knowing
that I needed to disinfect my cuts as soon as I was done
fighting. I look at Flash, who was ready, and shuddered-if I ever
get done fighting. With one arm, I cause a car to float up into
the air and moved my arm in a throwing motion, launching empty
cars on the street towards Flash. I threw them a little off
target to where I thought Flash was going to be in the next
second as he continuously got closer and closer, like a game of
Red Light, Green Light. I finally managed to launch a bus at
he shouted when it reached him and crushed him under its weight.
I rushed towards him, a few cars floating around, and I continued
to pile us on top of him, over and over and over till all was
quiet. I couldn't even hear Add and Ruberband anymore. I dropped
to my knees in exhaustion, laughing a little. I won. I'd beaten
for breath, I stood up and ran to the building I'd seen Dark
being pushed into. He wasn't in a good condition, but then again,
neither was I. Finding water, I soaked my skirt in it and rushed
over to him, squeezing the water into his face. He stirred a
little. When I nudged him, he groaned quietly, but his eyes
opened anyway. Then, with sudden realization, he sat up quickly,
wincing when he felt pain. I was no doctor-Cross was, and god
knows where he could be. Dark could track people easily, so I'd
found him first. Plus he was the leader. He always knew what to
are we? Where is the rest of the Clan? Why are you here,
shouldn't you be fighting?" he asks, starting to get up. I rest
my hand on his shoulder, gently pushing him back down.
whispered calmly, steadying him. "I think we've won. I've
defeated Flash. I don't know where the others were, so I found
you." He takes a deep breath, closing his eyes. Then he smiles,
looking at me with the black darkness glowing slightly in his
find them, then. We're going to have to head east somewhere. You
got any preferences?" he asks as he gets up. I think a little.
Then my eyes brighten up.
about we go to someplace in New York? I've always wanted to go
there. I never heard of any heroes or trouble that happens there,
you know?" I say. "I especially want to go to Manhattan!"
"Manhattan it is." Dark replies. "Let's go find the others, head
back to the lair, plan out our move, reach Manhattan, find a new
place, and then let's begin WISHing. I smirked, my eyes sparking
with dark thoughts. WISH. WreakIng Some
Havoc-my favorite pastime.