“LET ME GO!” Sammy ordered as she tried to wriggle her arms away from the MDF officer. The girl kicked the officer as hard as she could in the shins. Sammy wasn’t known for her incredible strength so her kicks did nothing to the officer. Sammy heard that Power Girl had been launched out of the city thanks to the monsters Gao carried around with it. The girl was worried so she wanted to see what was going on.
“I’m sorry ma’am, but I’m not allowed to let anyone out of here! You need to settle down! You’re upsetting everyone!” The officer said.
“That’s enough.” Travis said, running up to the two and flashing his badge at the MDF officer. “I’ve got her.”
“Yes sir.” The officer said, letting Sammy go. “Be careful with her.”
“I will.” Travis said, nodding.
Sammy ran around the officer and headed towards the elevators, but Travis stopped her before she could reach them. “STOP IT!” Sammy snapped, pulling away from Travis. “This is all your fault! You and that bully Silvia! Jody didn’t ask for this… And now…” Sammy’s eyes welled with tears. “Now Jody could be…”
“Sammy stop!” Travis snapped. “You’re right, but don’t give up on her yet!”
“Yeah, but…” Sammy began. The girl wiped her tears away angrily. “I’m leaving… I’m worried about Jody.” The girl turned to leave, but Travis grabbed her arm and turned her around.
“STOP IT!” Sammy snapped.
“I’m not trying to stop you.” Travis said, in a low voice. The man smirked. “But the elevators are dangerous right now. If we lose power down here you’ll be stuck in the elevator for who knows how long. Let’s take the stairs, ok?” Travis said.
The joy in Sammy’s eyes returned and fresh tears began streaming down her cheeks. “Ok.” The girl said, nodding.
Travis and Sammy headed up several flights of steps until they reached the city streets. The buildings around them hadn’t been touched yet, but the buildings down the street had been destroyed or were smoking profusely.
“I hope Jody get’s back soon… I mean Power Girl.” Sammy said, smiling.
“You know I gave her that name.” Travis said. “Well I gave it to the news stations.”
“Really?” Sammy said.
“Yeah. I didn’t know what else to call her. It just popped into my head though during the interview.” Travis said.
“That’s cool…” Sammy admitted.
The ground beneath their feet began shaking. Suddenly Gao stepped onto the street and roared defiantly into the air. Travis grabbed Sammy’s hand and began walking backwards. He didn’t know if the creature was planning on coming after them or not, but he wasn’t going to wait around to find out.
“We better go!” Travis shouted.
The creature opened it’s mouth and a beam of energy cut through the air. It was aimed at them.
At first Sammy saw nothing, but light. She thought she was dead. “Jody…” The girl said, her voice echoed in her ears. “Jody… I miss you…”
“I’m right here Sammy.” Jody said.
“Jody!” Sammy cried. “Are you dead too!?”
“No… And neither are you two.” Jody said.
The light vanished and Sammy saw Jody staring down at her. She wore a bright smile on her face. “It’s good to see you again Jody. I missed you too.” The girl said.
Sammy looked around her. She saw Travis was lying on the street beside her. He was still holding her hand. His eyes were closed and his breaths were shallow. “Where were you?” Sammy Asked.
“Long story.” Jody said. Taking Sammy and Travis up in her hands. “I’ll explain later.”
Sammy opened her mouth to say something, but before she could Jody had leapt high into the air and was soon flying over the buildings. It was then Sammy realized that Jody hadn’t jumped, instead she was flying.
“What the…” Sammy breathed.
“Silvia gave me a gift.” Jody said. “It’s a new suit. I can fly now and…” Jody aimed her right hand at the creature, suddenly a beam of energy shot out of her wrist and struck Gao in the chest. The creature roared as it fell backwards and struck a building behind it.
Jody sat down on the street several miles away from the creature. She placed her hand down so Sammy could climb off, then Jody carefully laid Travis on the ground. “I’m going to give Travis a piece of my mind after my fight with Gao. Then I’m going to punish you too Sammy.” Jody said, pointing a stern finger at her best friend. “Bad girl.”
Sammy eyes shimmered with tears. “I’m just glad you’re ok…” She said.
Jody smiled. “Of course I am.”
Jody flew back into the air. Glancing around the city the girl searched for Gao, but couldn’t find him anywhere. “Come on…” Jody said, through clenched teeth. “Where are….” A loud roar caught the girl’s attention. Turning around she saw Gao flying towards her. He was moving so fast that Jody didn’t have time to react.
The creature slammed it’s body into Jody sending her flying through the air. The girl quickly straightened herself out and aimed her right arm at the creature. Gao turned and began flying towards the city once more, but a carefully placed shot in the small of the creatures back sent it careening into a skyscraper.
The impact demolished the building completely. The creature slammed into the cities streets and into another building.
Jody flew over the creature and continued to shoot her laser at the beast. The creature roared angrily and flailed its limbs wildly as it tried to stand, but the smoke and the debris of the skyscraper that landed on the creature was preventing it from standing.
Jody fired several more shots before an alarm on her wrist told her to stop. The alarm sounded every time the laser reached its limit. If she shot anymore then the laser ran the risk of overheating and exploding.
The girl landed a few meters away from Gao who finally struggled to his feet. The creature turned its massive frame towards the girl.
Lighting crackled out of the creatures horn striking the invisible shield, but Jody didn’t feel the blast like she did last time. The shields had been improved as well. Now they absorbed the blasts of energy attacks and used the energy to strengthen themselves.
When the lightening vanished Jody leapt at the creature and punched it twice. Turning on her heels she slammed the heel of her left foot into the side of the creatures head. The creature stumbled backwards, but quickly regained its footing. Turning it swung its tail at the girl, but Jody quickly ducked underneath the tail, avoiding it by inches.
The girl stood and drove the toe of her left boot into the creatures stomach. The creature doubled over in pain. Jody slammed her elbow into the back of the creatures head knocking it flat on its stomach.
Gao roared in rage and started to get up, but Jody jumped onto the creatures back and restrained its arms behind it’s back. The creature slammed its tail into the buildings around it. The tail smashed into the building sending debris raining down on the two.
“I’m not letting go!” Jody said, readjusting her grip. A piece of debris struck Jody in the head. The girl felt a trickle of blood seeping down her forehead and onto her cheek, but still she refused to let go.
With one last roar the creature became still. Its tail collapsed onto the street. “There…” The girl breathed.