“No kidding?” I shook my head. “Well, I guess we heard her telling him that he needed to get to know well known supers. We’d probably qualify for that even if we hadn’t done much of anything ourselves.”
She glanced toward where I assumed that they were. It was too dark for me to tell at that point.
Haley frowned. “I get it. I heard her too, but isn’t it messed up? People are worth more than how useful they are to you.” Continue reading Fame: Part 4
Haley said, “No.” Then she stood up to pick up her shoes from where they had fallen. She’d obviously been in a hurry. One lay next to the bench. The other hung from a bush about two feet away from the bench.
Her ears looked a little red around the edges.
Well, at least they hadn’t caught us in the middle of anything.
Diva’s smile hinted that she likely understood what they’d interrupted. She didn’t let the moment stretch into an embarrassing silence though. She said, “Pardon me, but are you Nick?”
“Um… Yeah.” I wouldn’t have chosen to tell her that.
She walked closer to the bench with her son following a little behind and looking uncomfortable.
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I could see that. Haley always had been worried about her powers. The fact that she shapeshifted into a version of herself with fangs and claws probably didn’t help.
It wouldn’t be like discovering you could fly. It wasn’t a cool power. Fangs and claws just said monster.
The combination of that with strength and poison filled dewclaws that were still there even when she hadn’t shifted couldn’t have made her childhood easy.
Actually, I knew it hadn’t been.
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After dinner, people had options. The schedule showed a dance in the room where we’d eaten, and that there’d be movies in the auditorium. We also had the option of going down to the shopping area on the second level, or even wandering around the ground level where people lived.
That last option came with a warning to be respectful, remember that we were guests in the compound and to stay off people’s property.
It didn’t say that we’d get in trouble, but reading between the lines, it seemed likely.
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