Sarah reluctantly obeyed her sister and didn’t do any crime fighting, even though she really wanted to. The girl did practice her flying and as the days passed she realized she could do other things like tossing orbs made of energy out of the palms of her hands and summon a shield of energy. Not only that, but she also taught herself how to control her incredible strength.
Sarah had just stepped out of the shower and turned on the television. A news broadcast showing the outside of a bank could be seen. A news reporter wearing a bullet proof vest was huddled behind a car.
“We don’t know how many hostages are in the bank right now, but we know the people inside are expecting to make their demands very soon.” The reporter said.
Sarah narrowed her eyes at the television. She couldn’t stand cowards who would use guns to get what they wanted. Sarah picked up the remote and was about to turn off the television, but then stopped.
The girl knew what she had to do and she knew Tara wouldn’t like it.
The robbers were garbed completely in black. They wore black masks over their faces and carried large, automatic weapons in their hands. “Did you get it!?” One of the men shouted.
“YEAH!” Said another, holding a duffle bag over his head. “Looks like were retiring early from the bank heist business!” The man laughed.
“Looks like it!” The first man announced. “Now as soon as those idiots bring us a car.” The man’s hands starting to shake in anger. If only he had caught the bank teller before he had pressed the silent alarm button they could have already left the bank and have been out of the city before the police arrived. Now they were surrounded.
“Were almost out of here.” Said the second man heading towards the first. “I can’t wait to start spending.”
“Same here, but keep focused. You don’t know what these idiots are capable of.” The first man said.
“They don’t know what were capable of either.” The second man said, in a low voice.
“You both have no idea what I’m capable of!” Said an unfamiliar voice.
Both men turned and spotted Sarah standing on the banks counter. The girl was garbed in her Viridian Ranger outfit. Her hands were on her hips.
The men looked from Sarah and then at each other. They burst into laughter. “What the heck is this?!” The first man demanded.
“Halloween is still a few months away kid!” The second man said.
“I’M NOT A KID!” Sarah snapped. “I’m a Viridian Ranger!”
The men roared even louder with laughter. “Come on kid!” The men laughed.
Sarah sighed deeply. “Well… If that doesn’t convince you!” Sarah raised both of her hands. Suddenly bright blue orbs appeared in the palms of her hands. The girl leapt into the air and tossed one of the orbs at the men. The orb slammed into the man’s gun destroying it utterly. The girl then tossed another orb at the other man’s weapon, destroying it as well.
The men took several steps backwards. “What the… What the heck are you!?” They demanded.
Sarah narrowed her eyes and flew at the men. She threw a hard punch at the first one, catching him in the nose. The punch was so powerful that the man flew several feet backwards and slammed into the ground. His head rolled to the right, he was unconscious.
Sarah then twirled in the air and launched her left foot at the other man’s head. The kick caught him in the side of the head, the man also slammed into the ground and rolled several feet away. The kick was powerful and the man didn’t move afterwards, but he wasn’t dead.
Sarah flew to the back of the bank and grabbed the door of the large vault. With a hard tug the vault’s door popped off. Inside were dozens of men, women and children. The children were crying in their parents arms and the parents were doing their best to keep them calm while trying to keep calm themselves.
“Is everyone ok?” Sarah asked, setting the door carefully down.
The people didn’t answer at first. They couldn’t believe what they had just saw. “We…Were fine.” Answered an elderly man, getting to his feet. “What about the robbers?” He asked.
“Their taking a nap right now.” Sarah said, smiling warmly. “Everyone should wait in here until the police arrest the robbers, but you’ll be fine.” The girl said, and with that she turned to leave.
“Who are you?” Asked a little boy.
“Oh!” Sarah said, looking at the boy over her shoulder. “I’m a Viridian Ranger!”
Sarah did her best to avoid being spotted as she flew out of the city. When the girl reached the farm she sat down in the front lawn and removed her helmet. After it turned back into the white, circular device she stuffed it into her pants pocket and headed into the house. The girl could only hope her sister didn’t see the news.
The girl entered the living room, but before she could do anything a pair of hands grabbed the girl’s arms.
Sarah cried out in alarm and collapsed onto the carpet. Someone sat on the girl’s back and pinned her hands behind her. “LET GO OF ME!” She screamed, trying to pull her hands away, but the person who tackled her refused to let go. The girl felt someone wrap a strong piece of rope around her wrists, binding her hands behind her back. The girl then felt someone wrapping a piece of rope around her ankles.
The girl tried to free herself, but she couldn’t budge. Sarah closed her eyes and sighed deeply. “So have you seen the news Tara?” Sarah asked. The girl knew it was Tara the moment she was hogtied. Her sister was the only one who would hogtie her when she was upset.
“Why don’t we both watch it together?” Tara asked. “You know like a loving family?” Tara aimed the remote at the television set and turned it on.
The news reporter from before appeared on the screen. “Were still getting reports from the hostages, but were told that a girl wearing a strange outfit had stopped the robbers and rescued them from the vault. This individual apparently pulled the vault’s door right off the hinges…” Before the reporter could say anything more Tara shut off the television.
“Oh! That could have been anyone!” Sarah said.
“Anyone with super human powers!” Tara said, tugging Sarah’s shoes off her feet.
“Hey!” Sarah cried out, feeling giddy. “What are you doing!?” The girl knew the answer before Tara slid the girl’s socks off her feet, exposing her bare soles.
“I’m going to punish you for ignoring me!” Tara said, in a stern voice.
The girl reached for Sarah’s bare feet and began tickling them mercilessly. Her finger nails raked up and down the tender soles sending Sarah into hysterics. Sarah screamed with ticklish laughter and began wriggling furiously against her binds, but Tara had tied her up too tightly.
“NO… TARA!” Sarah screamed with ticklish delight.
When the girls were much younger Tara had used all sorts of methods to punish Sarah every time she did something wrong. When she was really young the girl used to force Sarah to eat foods she hated. When they were in their early teens Tara used to spank Sarah and now that they were older the girl used tickle torture to punish the girl.
Tara danced her fingers wildly over the ticklish soles. She teased the tips of Sarah’s toes and then began raking her fingers wildly over the girl’s arches. Sarah’s laughter grew louder and louder. The soles of her feet grew bright red and so did the girl’s cheeks.
“I hope you know I’m doing this because I love you.” Tara said, grabbing the toes on Sarah’s right foot and pulling it back. The girl slowly raked her nails over the helpless foot.
“STOP… I’M… SORRY!” Sarah cried, pulling even harder on her binds. “NO… MORE!” The girl screamed, the girl was laughing so hard that her words came out jumbled. “P-PLEASE! PLEASE!” Sarah screamed.
Tara refused to show the girl any mercy. The girl began scratching different parts of Sarah’s helpless foot with her index finger. First she tortured the bridge of the girl’s toes and then began scratching the middle of the foot.
Sarah tried to kick her foot away, but Tara was much stronger then she was. Tara began scratching Sarah’s heel.
“STOP!” Sarah screamed. “PLEASE!”
Tara finally stopped tickling Sarah. Patting the girl on the back she got to her feet. “I’ll give you a break, but I want a good reason why you disobeyed me.”
Sarah took several deep breaths. Her sister had never tickled her for so long before. When the girl caught her breath she said, “because I’m eighteen.”
Tara narrowed her eyes at her sister. “Another answer like that then I’m going to tickle you even longer!” The girl warned.
“Because…” Sarah began. “The truth is I’m sick of seeing crap like that on TV. I have powers so I should use them to help people! It would be selfish not to!”
Tara shook her head. “I hear what your saying, but if something happened to you…”
“You have to trust me sis!” Sarah cried. “You have to trust me to take care of myself now!”
Tara wanted to argue, but knew her sister was right. She had to start trusting the girl. “Alright.” Tara said, dropping to her knees. “But if you do anything really stupid I’ll tickle you for a week!” Tara warned and to prove her point the girl began tickling Sarah’s feet once more.
Sarah yelped loudly, before a stream of giggles erupted from her curled lips. “OK! OK!” Sarah cried, with ticklish laughter.
“Good girl.” Tara said, patting Sarah’s back. The girl began untying her sister. When she was finished she helped Sarah to her feet.
“You’re so mean!” Sarah said, narrowing her eyes at her older sister. “You didn’t have to tickle me for so long you know… And I bet you really enjoyed it too!”
“Well…” Tara said, blushing and scratching her left cheek. “I do enjoy your laugh, but that doesn’t mean I enjoyed tickling you.”
“Whatever you say…” Sarah said, but she wasn’t convinced.
“You’re really silly Sarah.” Tara said, goosing her sister’s sides causing the girl to yelp and grab her sides.
“Will you knock it off?” Sarah giggled.
Tara headed into the back of the house and returned a few moments later carrying a box in her hands. “You don’t deserve this, but… Here.” Tara said, handing the box over to her sister.
“What is it?” Sarah asked, taking the box.
“I thought your outfit was missing something…” Tara said.
Sarah smiled warmly and opened the box. Inside was a long, red scarf. “Oh… Sis…”
“All the super heroes have them.” Tara said. “Now you can look good when you save people.”