Origin Story: Part 4
“Oh no. Did we get another religious one?”
Madeline looked again at all the people in suits (one again, Drayton and Faulkner were seated at the front). She still wasn’t quite sure who all these people were other than that they seemed important.
“It is our job to make sure you will be ready to go out in public as a superhero,” Drayton said. She could almost feel the critical nature of his eyes.
“I’ll do whatever I need to,” Madeline said.
“We need to work on her voice,” Faulkner told Drayton. “It’s a bit squeaky.” Again, Faulkner was in such an immaculate, fashionable dress suit that it made Madeline feel underdressed.
“We’ll do some speech classes for her,” Drayton responded. “Let’s first focus on seeing the full extent of her powers.”
“I’d love to show you that,” Madeline said, trying to keep her voice a bit deeper. “I really feel like it’s my calling to figure out how to use these powers to help people. It’s like the parable Jesus told about the talents—”
Faulkner sighed loudly. “Oh no. Did we get another religious one?”
“Sorry?” Madeline said, perplexed.
Drayton frowned. “We had problems with Fly-Over in the past.”
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