Origin Story: Part 16
“It was an honor serving with you, Madeline.”
The Cowl watched as Madeline used her powers to make her way to the launching missile and latch onto the side of it. “See? You’re proof this will work!” he shouted at her. “Look at what you had to overcome, and now you’re a real hero! But you can’t stop me! I have great plans for this world!”
The Cowl felt a tap on his shoulder. He turned around just in time to get a fist to his face, knocking him hard to the ground.
“Know who else had great plans and got punched out by me?” said the man standing over him.
Madeline had to focus all her will into her forcefield. It was taking quite a battering from the wind as the missile went at tremendous speed through the air. Yet, the forcefield held and kept Madeline pressed against the surface of the giant rocket. She needed to let up on it, though, so she could think a moment and try to devise a plan to stop a nuclear missile in midair.
“Are you on the missile, Madeline?” came a voice over the earpiece Madeline still had in.
“Harvey!” Madeline exclaimed. “You’re alive!”
“Yeah, I’ve been shot plenty of times,” Harvey admitted. “My body kind of shuts down and accelerates healing. So... what are you doing?”
“Trying to stop a nuclear missile heading for Chicago,” Madeline answered. “Would you happen to know anything about nukes or missiles?”
“They’re kind of after my time,” Harvey said.
“Oh, wait! I took the Cowl’s phone!” Madeline carefully reached into her pocket and took out the smartphone. Carefully, while mainly relying on her forcefields to hold her to the missile, she typed into Google, “how to disarm a nuclear missile,” and waited as the results appeared.
“How is the first result a cat video?!” Madeline exclaimed.
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