Last night I had dreamt of nothing. My mind was as black as night, all night long. Not one single thought or dream had come into my mind. Not until today when I first woke up. The first thing I thought about, after praying and talking to God, was searching for my friends. The friend I decided to search for first was my girlfriend Emily 'Jewel' since she can recognize me in anything, mainly by my unique voice and my behavior. Emily likes to hang out in this playground area whenever she's feeling depressed or anything. And that's also the place where I go to comfort her and be with her so she doesn't feel lonely. The playground isn't too far from where I live, the main reason why Emily hangs out there so often. That's where I ran to first. After running for a few short minutes, I realized that I could have just flown to the playground instead of wasting time running and using up so much energy. When I arrived at the playground, not a single sound was to be heard except the flow of the wind whistling in my ears. Not a single being to be seen anywhere, not in the trees, not on the playground, not on any of the benches nearby, nowhere.
Hold up. Someone was around somewhere I could feel in my gut. And also I heard the sound of branches snapping. Then a calm but mysterious voice called out, "Who do you think you are? Flying here like just some careless idiot." The voice said. I was slightly upset that the voice had said that but I knew that it was Emily's voice immediately. "Look, Emily, I know you're probably scared right now. Is it because of my mask? Or are you afraid of me seeing you?" There was a short silence and she spoke up, "Two days ago, I saw this shadowy figure that called itself the Shadow and it asked me to join its army of shadow soldiers and I refused and then, it still stabbed me in the chest and I died. The next day, I was turned into whatever I am right now!" Emily's eyes were blue, clearly she was upset. She started crying and came out from some building just feet away from where I stood at the moment. She walked up to me and hugged me tight. "It was awful. I thought I was actually going to stay dead!" She said as she continued crying.
"Look, Emily, I know how you feel, but look, you're safe now. I'm here with you now and God was with you when you confronted the Shadow, He was with you when you refused the Shadow's offer and he killed you, and God was even with you when you died and He brought you back to life. See? You're blessed to be alive right now, because who knows, our friends might be dead right now or they might not be. We won't know until we find them." I replied.
Emily's eyes go from a deep blue to an aqua green color, she's probably getting happier now, but she's still feeling a bit upset. "Okay. I saw John not too long ago and then he went looking for you at the city bank. Word on the street is that you're known as a supernatural criminal to the people here now."
"That's just what I need right now; to be a supernatural, flying, telekinetic criminal. If I get caught then I'll just have to try and reason with them, and if they don't cooperate then, there's going to be a problem. But in the meantime, we'd better go get John before he leaves the bank. And after we find him and the others, we'll go after the Shadow."
Without arguing or hesitating, Emily and I immediately flew to the bank to search for John. It took about two minutes to get to the bank via flying but when we arrived we didn't just see John, there was another figure there with a mask just like mine and Emily's and even John's, except mine is red, John's is blue, Emily's is green, and the other person's is purple. The purple mask guy and john were in a fist fight. The two were throwing punches, landing punches, dodging punches, etc. When the purple guy noticed Emily and me, John threw a powerful punch into the purple guy's head, knocking him down.
"Hey! John!" I shouted as Emily and I landed. John instantly ran up to us and gave us vigorous hugs as his eyes changed from red to green.
"You guys will not believe who that guy is!" John exclaimed while his eyes changed from green to orange.
"Well, who is that guy you were fighting?" Emily asked.
"That guy I was fighting was Michael." John replied.
"The Shadow just had to kill Michael and turn him into one of us. I'm seriously going to take down the Shadow as soon as I get the chance to." My eyes started turning red and the purple guy, or Michael, lifted his head and slowly stood back on his feet.
"Hey! Who do you think you are? Are you friends with little John here?" Michael asked. His eyes were blazing red with fury. I almost thought his eyes were going to literally pop like dead light bulbs he was so furious.
"As a matter of fact, we are friends with John. So if you don't mind, we'd like to take him back with us." I said.
"Sorry, no can do. The Shadow ordered me to capture John and take him back to the Shadow's lair."
"Well then, Michael. Before I go insane and unleash my epic powers on you, you might want to reconsider taking our friend here."
"Let me think about that. Sorry, Jack!" Michael swings a backhand and I go flying through the bank doors and I crash into a wall strongly and fall to the ground behind the counter. Emily charges at Michael and punches him through a wall in a nearby thrift store. Emily walks into the thrift store to get Michael but he wasn't anywhere to be seen. Emily decided to stay quiet to make sure if Michael was nearby, he wouldn't hear her coming. John just stayed outside still recovering from his fight with Michael. As Emily walked down the women's T-shirt aisle, she heard a light sound, almost like breathing. She stayed cautious as she turned around to see if anyone was behind her. There was Michael holding a long metal bar about to hit Emily in the head. Michael swings the bar down, but Emily was quick enough to catch it in her hand. Emily kicks Michael in the armpit to make him release the metal bar. After Michael released the bar Emily roundhouse-kicked him across the face, but prior to trying to kick him down, Michael tripped Emily and kicked the metal bar out of her hands. Emily jumped back onto her feet as does Michael. Michael threw a punch at Emily but Emily caught his fist, twisted his arm and kicked him aside. Emily tried to run, although Michael grabbed her foot and the metal bar. Michael held the metal bar in the air ready to swing it into Emily.
Michael dropped the metal bar and started screaming in pain as his hand began to bleed from my gunshot since I still had the pistol in my back pocket from when I tried to rob the bank. Emily then kicked Michael in the crotch and then the face, knocking him down. His eyes going from red to black, meaning he passed out. Emily's eyes went from red to an orange-green hybrid. She was obviously exhausted from fighting but she was happy she defeated Michael, for now. I ran up to her, after I turned the gun's safety on, and gave her a hug. I asked if Emily was okay, she said yes. Now I just had to deal with Michael. I walked over to him as he was attempting to get up. I pulled him onto his feet and spoke, "Alright, Mike. Here's the deal. You're going to tell us where to find our friends Elizabeth and Mark are as well as where the Shadow's lair is located, if you fail to cooperate…" I looked around and spotted a shiny katana just sitting on the checkout counter, so I extended my arm and concentrated hard, the katana was shaking and it flew quickly into my hand, but when I gripped tightly onto the sword's handle, it started sparking and bolts of electricity began to travel along the sword from the tip to the handle piece. Amazed at what I had done, I continued speaking, "As I was saying, if you fail to cooperate, then I'm going to take your head. Are we clear?" Michael slowly nodded his head in agreement.
"Now tell me, where the heck are Elizabeth and Mark at?" I asked impatiently.
"They're – They're at the – the City's Tae Kwon Do and the, uh, the Ring. You should already know where those are at since – since you've been to both of those places before many, many times." Michael answered and then laughed. He must be going crazy after all of the fighting he's done with Emily and John, but there were no visible bruises or marks on him that I spotted or noticed. I let go of Michael, satisfied with the answer he gave Emily and me, and we went outside to tell John the news that Michael had given us, only to find, he wasn't outside the thrift store anymore. Emily and I searched and even called out to him and we got no response. Someone probably captured him; I'm putting my money on the Shadow. That or, I'm hoping this is wrong, but John could be working for the Shadow as well.
I wondered why God brought Michael back to life since he's never been nice to me or done any good deeds, but who knows; he just might change his ways and turn to God since he's not a believer. Maybe in the end, he'll turn against the Shadow and join my team. But for now, Emily and I must find Elizabeth and Mark and now John. At least we know where to look first for Elizabeth. She used to train at the City's Tae Kwon Do daily before and after she earned her black belt. Her black belt means pretty much everything to her since she always wanted to learn the arts of self-defense.
And Mark, since he's the strongest student in school, constantly trained at his favorite wrestling and boxing building known as 'The Ring.' That's why he's so strong. That makes me wonder how Mark dealt with the Shadow; if he was able to actually fight him or he just went through the Shadow whenever he threw a punch or something.
Emily and I decided to just fly over to the Tae Kwon Do to see if we can find Elizabeth there, if we're lucky enough or just end up going to the Tae Kwon Do just to find that Elizabeth had left the place just like John had left Emily and me. As Emily and I continue to fly, we spot the Tae Kwon Do and another masked person. The mask color was forest green and the person wore a black belt, Emily and I immediately knew that the masked person was Elizabeth.ns 184.108.40.206da2