You remember earlier when I listed all of those superpowers that the people chose for their superhero avatars in SuperHeroVerse™? The list was a very long one and chock-full of exciting-sounding powers. Looking back now, I feel guilty that Falcon Boy wasn’t allowed to add a superpower to that list. He was very disappointed once he found out.
Well, guess what? I changed my mind. Falcon Boy has got a superpower after all. He can now speak to people without having to stand next to them. Isn’t that great?
Falcon Boy had no idea that this was going to happen. How could he? He doesn’t even know who I am. Unless we happen to meet one day in the future. But that’s for another story. Or maybe even a film. I’ll introduce myself one day but that won’t be happening anytime soon.
I have also decided that Falcon Boy can use his new superpower right now. Which is lucky, because otherwise, this story might never get going again.
‘I don’t know where this ability has come from or how I am able to do it,’ Falcon Boy continued, ‘but I am now amazingly able to talk in your ear without having to be standing next to you.’
Falcon Boy stopped and thought for a moment.
‘Which is lucky,’ he continued, ‘otherwise we might both be stuck wherever we happen to be stuck for the rest of our lives.’
‘Where are you?’ asked Ellis. ‘You do know that everyone is looking for you but can’t find you anywhere? Dr Don’t Know was interviewed on the television but he wouldn’t tell Juniper Jarvis where he has hidden you.’
‘I knew it!’ exclaimed Falcon Boy. ‘I told you it was the work of Dr Don’t Know,’ he said to Bewilder Bird. ‘This means it is serious, very serious indeed.’
Falcon Boy turned back to Ellis.
‘The problem is that we don’t know where we are,’ he said. ‘If we don’t know where we are, then we can’t figure out how to escape, and if we can’t figure out how to escape, then we won’t be able to save the world from the evil plans of Dr Don’t Know.’
‘Why are you asking me for help?’ asked Ellis. ‘I’m not old enough yet and there are lots of things I don’t know how to do yet, like Kung Fu, topiary and electronics. I have no idea how to stop an international master criminal.’ Ellis paused. ‘More importantly,’ she continued, ‘you don’t even know who I am.’
All of which, of course, is perfectly true.
‘But that’s exactly why you are the perfect person for me to be suddenly and surprisingly asking for help out of the blue,’ replied Falcon Boy.
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Inspired by his passion for films and video games, Barnaby Taylor loves writing dystopian science fiction and horror. His most popular books are the four volumes of the VIRO series, available in paperback and electronic form. They can also be ordered at all good bookshops.
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