I'm bored, so I'll write the next chapter.
Chapter Three: Taking Sides
After the rest of us discovered our powers and Drake healed us, we went back inside. The doctors noticed that Ink wasn't with us and how healthy we looked. They took x-rays of us and were shocked because of our healing.
"How did this happen?" one of the doctors asked me.
I didn't want to say that Drake healed us or to mention the powers we had discovered, so I replied, "We were healed by Medicus."
"Who is Medicus?" he asked me.
"He is the meaning of his name." I replied, hiding the answer in a riddle. My sister giggled when the doctor showed his confusion, but he went to his computer to search the meaning.
After a few minutes, he said, "Oh. Medicus means healer." I nodded. "Well, I'll call your parents and you can go home. Also, where's the other girl... Her name was Ink?"
Draft put in, "She ran after Medicus healed us. I guess she figured since she didn't need to stay anymore, she could go home."
Our parents picked us up, and on our way home, my mom asked, "Alright, who is Medicus?"
Amazonia and I looked at each other and sighed. "Mom, can you keep a secret?" I asked. She nodded. "Medicus is the same person as our friend Drake. He and the rest of us who were hospitalized- me, Amazonia, Ink, Crystal, Brooke, Marion, Draft, Drake, Kewu, Torrin, and Harlow- gained superpowers." I spilled out.
She laughed. "There's no such thing as superpowers except in comic books, Saturn."
"But there is!" I protested.
Amazonia shook her head and mouthed, Don't. If you keep going on about the superpowers she might think something is wrong with your brain and put you in an insane asylum.
"Well... maybe you're right, Mom. Maybe the part about us having superpowers was just a dream."
Mom replied, "Of course I'm right. You can have wonderful dreams, but when you're awake you need to let them go."
"Yes, ma'am." I sighed.
When we got home, I told Mom, "I'm going to play out here with Amazonia. May I invite my friends to come over?" She nodded and I pulled out my phone to text Drake, Draft, Brooke, Marion, and Crystal. Do you want to come over to my house? I texted. Crystal texted back: Sure. A text from Draft popped up: Yep. On my way over. Brooke replied to my text: Of course! I was about to ask you. It was a similar reply with Marion and Drake. When they got to my house, we went to my tree house in the backyard. "Okay, guys," I started. "We have superpowers and we need to use them."
"But we can't really use them. We'd be recognized." Crystal put in.
Amazonia said, "We would be recognized. But would superheroes be recognized?"
"Huh. I guess you have a point, Amazonia. But to be superheroes, we need names and costumes."
"Let's deal with names for now. I think the best way to figure our names out is to base them on our powers. I'll be Constellation. Drake, you already have a name: Medicus." Amazonia chose Tigress, Draft chose Hurricane, Brooke chose Sea Foam, Crystal chose Snowflake, and Marion chose Sunbeam.
"What should we call ourselves?" Brooke asked.
I smiled. "The Power Force. We'll fight for justice, save the day, and when there's trouble, we'll be on our way."
The others cheered until Crystal asked, "What about costumes?"
"I don't know yet. Ugh, this mark is so itchy." I rubbed my hand across the star-shaped mark and suddenly I was encased in light. When the light faded, I was wearing a flowing purple dress with a cape made of starlight, purple glass slippers, and a crown made of stars.
Drake rubbed the cross on his hand, was encased in light, and when the light faded, he was wearing a tight blue suit with golden armored shoulder, elbow, and knee pads, a golden cloak tied around his neck that fell to his knees, and a golden sword on his hip. The same happened with the others.
Crystal wore a a hood/cape combo that was a light icy blue, and had a bow made of ice that went with her outfit. Under her hood she had a mask, and her wrists had crystal bullet proof cuffs.
Brooke wore a sky blue leotard, a sea green short skirt, and blue combat boots. She also had a thin, ropelike green belt tied around her waist, with the knot on her side and the ends reaching to about her knees. Blue and green beads were on the end of the belt. Her attire was completed with blue-green fingerless gloves.
Draft wore a hooded cloak with a mask that covered his face. It had a wind pattern on it.
Marion was wearing an off-white sleeveless v-neck top with a drape in the front and back that reached to halfway down her shins, with a geometric design consisting of red-orange, light teal blue, and brown designs. Over this, she wore a sash in the teal blue. She also wore a pair of short leggings in the red color and a pair of matching fingerless gloves that reached to her middle finger, and then a pair of knee-length brown boots. She had a waist-length hooded cape in the light teal, with a gold inverted-triangle clasp on the front that had a sun emblem engraved in it.
Amazonia was wearing a short dress and leggings made of leaves. She wore shoes made of balsa wood with a grass and wool inlay.
"Power... Force!" We cheered as we put our hands together.
Ink, Kewu, Torrin, and Harlow sat in Torrin's backyard to discuss their futures. Kewu said, "I'm going to use my powers to get revenge on those who bullied me."
Harlow asked, "And what will you do when you finish with that?"
Kewu said, "I don't know yet. I haven't planned that far ahead."
"Well, I'm going to use my powers to change the world to the way I think it should be." Ink retorted.
Torrin interjected, "Be quiet, Ink. I think we should band together so we can rule the world. Then, Ink, you can get your wish, and Kewu, you can get yours."
"Uh, no." Harlow said. "Besides, who's to say we don't get kidnapped and tested by scientists?"
"They can't if we become super-villains with costumes and all." Kewu said. "ACK, THIS MARK!" he yelled as he hit it. When he hit it, he was encased in darkness, and when the darkness faded, he was dressed in a turtle neck sleeveless crop top and black pants, he was barefoot, he had a black belt with a silver dagger and pouches and wore a black surgical mask with a white fanged smile print. "I'm... I'm Barbarity!" he said.
The others did the same, and Torrin soon wore a long leather jacket with rolled up sleeves and a hood, a white T-shirt underneath, stretchy but tight-ish black jeans, and black boots. "I am Proelium."
After his transformation, Harlow wore a skintight reddish-brown bodysuit with a dark gray neckline and dark gray "gloves" attached to it. His shoes were gray sneakers with black laces. "My name is Exolesco!"
When she finished, Ink said, "I shall be known as Alteramentum!" She wore a black bodysuit that showed none of her. Over her eyes, she had two very realistic painted eyes that had bright violet irises and that she could see out of.
"World, you better look out." Barbarity said. "Barbarity is coming." He chuckled slyly.