The unbearable pain of loss.
(A week after Larry took the camp back, Terry helps Susan with a personal matter. Susan spends a crazy amount of time in the bathroom with Terry, Larry is busy training with the other powered which still hasn’t been revealed yet.
They spend most of the day in the clinic, double checking results they received. It’s half and half until they get to the medical area.
In their training Larry pushes himself harder, the others with telekinesis keep throwing things at him, he learns how to make shields and gets better at healing himself.
Heather Is also training mostly with her Uncle in hand to hand combat. Sabrina is still dead set against it, but he doesn’t want to leave anything to chance, and obviously hasn’t told her yet.
They return to the mall for refreshments. Susan is waiting for him in their place, his senses are always stronger after training, so he feels something is different with her natural electrical pattern, he comments.)
“Are you ok?”
Susan: (Not knowing if Terry told him, she tries to play it cool.) Yeah why? I mean, why would you say that? It’s not like I’m hiding anything from you or anything….. that’s just crazy talk!
“Something is off.”
Susan: Off of what?! Nothings off…… Nothing…… off…. I’m cool…..Cool beans cool…….I’m Groooovey!
“Now when you start quoting my Dad, I know something is going on. (Pauses) Wait, there it is. (Looks at he stomach, then at her, but only with a question on his face.)”
Susan: (Can’t keep it in anymore, and blurts it out in excitement.) I’M PREGNANTE!
“(He falls to his knees, hugging hers, and breaks out in tears.)”
James: (Walks in to get Larry for an issue, sees his crying, but doesn’t know yet.) Hey Larry I…… whoa….. are you guys alright?
Susan: (Happy tears streaming down her face.) I’m pregnant!
James: Holy****!! That’s amazing! Do you want me to get the family?
(She nods in happiness, He runs around the compound grabbing the entire both sides of the families. As the couple continues to enjoy the moment, Heather walks in after James leaves. Curious, figures it out right away and they all hug.
The day is spent with the entire camp congratulating them. Tom arrives after the celebration with disturbing news. The team meets in the famous war room to talk.)
Tom: I’m sorry to pull all of you together so late.
Terry: This better be good.
Tom: I wouldn’t have come down if I didn’t need you. After Stevens stunt failed, the Adversi leader you faced Larry up’d his game in experimenting on humans. He now has an army of power-eds at his command. I had a team search his sky command, and their not active, not yet.
“You need us to strike tonight don’t you?”
Tom: Before he gives them a chance yes. You have some here to help yet right?
“Yeah but their no where near strong enough, we’ve been working with them and training since our rescue. Only a few sets of us are really combat ready.”
Tom: Ok we’ll take what we can get. Take an hour and meet me on the ship.
Erin: Whoa whoa whoa there dude! You just found out that you’re wife is pregnant, you’re not going.
Tom: (Surprised by the news.) Susans Pregnant?
“Yeah, I found out earlier today.”
Tom: That’s fantastic! (Both hug.) In that case, it’s you’re call if you go.
“I can’t not go, if I stay I’d be worrying about what’s going on with the mission.”
Erin: Susans going to be ******.
“You’d be surprised.”
(They walk out of the room, Susan is waiting outside of the room with a serious look. He responds with a hug, they walk back into the war room together.)
Susan: How serious?
“Very…. Powered army that can be activated at any time, if we don’t take It out now….. this could be it for us all.”
Susan: How strong are all of you?
“Those of us going are the strongest of the rescued. They gave me an out, but.”
Susan: You cannot leave them to deal with this themselves, what if you don’t go and you’re the factor that they needed to stop them. If all of them are killed, not only with that kill you but then you’ll have to face them alone.
“And that’s why we’re meant for each other.”
Susan: (Blushes.) Go save the world!
(As the teams tell their families quick, Heather over hears commotion and sneaks into one of the beamings. Once on Toms ship they get the layout, still processing his abilities potential, leans on the monitors and ends up coping the data into his mind. Their all thrown off but get the concept of his powers.
Once they know where to go and what to do, a virus is uploaded to the ship, and they transport over in the small window they have. Again Heather sneaks in with no one knowing, everyone is too focused on the mission a head of them.
Ten teams of 10 are sent all over the ship to do real damage. The Powereds are found and once the presence is detected, The Adversi leader activates all of them. The teams are able to terminate a few sections but that’s not nearly enough. The ship consists of human storage cells, unlike prison cells. These cells are more like when you put your luggage away, the nanites within the put their bodies in a stasis. The ship is filled with these, Larry terminates as many as he can through the terminals, but all that does is trigger the self destruct on board.
Others in the groups that have the same powers, or even knowledge of the systems try to even keep them in stasis. Larry tries to take out the count down but he’s locked out, and doesn’t know how to override with his ability.
Heather shows up behind his freaked out by what’s going on, as he turns around, his heart drops and eyes widen with shock.)
“WHAT THE **** ARE YOU DOING HERE!”
Heather: I thought I could help, I didn’t think it was going to be this crazy!
“TOM ONLY CALLS US WHEN IT’S THE LAS…..—– (Remembers the count down is still going.) WE CAN’T TALK ABOUT IT NOW. WE HAVE LESS THAN A MINUTE. STAY BEHIND ME!”
(Everyone that can beam out does quickly, by the time Larry and Heather gets there, the power surges takes it out. They’re not the only ones freaking out about it, many prisoners that have been released are also trying to survive.
Leading the way, he takes her to the glider bay but runs into Kevin first. The doors only cracked open, with a few others having the same idea, 6 of them desperately fight to pry them further. Screaming, grunting, panting, the count down finishes as they finally get it.