Superhero kids around the world heard the alarm in their heads. They had all agreed to have the communication chip installed when they agreed to leave the underwater lair and search for other young heroes on each continent. They had agreed to it for moments just like this.
At first they would have telepathic chat sessions, especially after a good day hunting bad guys. But mostly they kept the line clear for emergencies.
For years, there were no emergencies. As each superkid’s powers changed and evolved with exposure to new people on their assigned continent, most had forgotten about the intrusive technology.
When it went off it felt like their heads were the bell of a fire station’s fire alarm! The only way to silence it: head straight to the underwater liar of their old mentor: Superdaddy.
One gently returned a bridge to its proper place across a river.
Another stopped mid-punch – the villain so startled he had a heart attack and died on the spot.
A third stopped spinning on his head – changing into a different superhero with each revolution.
A dragon quickly doused the fire he had lit with his mouth.
The last put down her book and transformed from a tree fairy back into a normal 11-year old girl.
All took off by the fastest means they had available to them – destination 1000 meters below the sea.
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The old man stared at the unique wet suit hanging like a museum piece in the display case. He grabbed the small hammer and hit the glass square on the “E” of “In Case of Emergency, Break Glass.”
Read Part One HERE. Read Part Two HERE. Read Part Three HERE. The Superdaddy stories were written to my kids while I was on deployments in support of the US Navy. This is the second part of the second such story. Throwing back to it again this week for my kids out in California who are officially on LOCKDOWN!
(C) 2012 Stephen Fuller