The epic scene: I, a super hero, stanced in front of my arch-enemy, a super villain whose only intention is to make me suffer.
I, a lone hero in his white suit stained with blood of battles and triumphs over evil am staring a black dilemma in the face with every solution hidden from me.
He stares at me, his arms stretched out, like he's going to catch me if I should fall forward. His eyes are red, and glowing, and are trying to penetrate my concentration. We stand still, waiting for someone to move.
Our eyes don't budge from each other.
My true love shivers behind me, frightened, thinking about who might die tonight.
What can I do for you now? I think. We're all stuck.
That vile piece of shit thinks he can abduct my love with no consequence? Was I supposed to let her die? Let him burn a hole through her body with his death laser? Why her?
He's trying to get my powers from me. That's his objective. He doesn't care about her, I know it. If I let him have me then we won't hurt her. That is the price I must pay.
She starts breathing so heavy behind me that her voice starts huffing through her breaths.
Calm down, honey. Please. You'll live.
But she doesn't calm down. Her voice turns from huffs under her breaths to little cries and then eventually to screams.
DO SOMETHING ALREADY, GODDAMN YOU BOTH!
I can see the look on her face without looking at her. Sweet dark brown eyes with red encroaching on them and tears spilling down her cheeks, her head shaking from the tension between him and I.
He suddenly moves his hands to his pocket and I attack. I jump at speeds unimaginable on top of him and pull his cape behind and around his neck and pull. He struggles for half a second, and throws me off and onto the floor, and my back crashes to the ground and breaks the tiles into little black mirrors that I can see the whites of my eyes in.
He immediately stands up and so do I and he has his laser in his hands, but it's pointed at my love.
So this is what it all comes down to. I whisper.
We both knew it. Even she knew it. He says with a horrible glare. She screams in the background.
She doesn't have to die, you know. You give up and give me your powers and I will let her go. It's your choice.
Tears start to well in my eyes.
Can't blink I tell myself can't blink.
His red eyes penetrate into me and my train of thought is gone. Oh God. She screeches in the background and all the sounds rush away from me. Just the face of evil laughing with its nose pointed down at me.
How can anyone win in this? It's impossible. We'll stay stuck forever.