“You’re my biggest stepping stone,” Clarke said. She smiled and gestured behind Brenda. “And maybe I’ll take the powers of that Blue Nexus over there. I’ve always wondered what that’d be like.”
Sandy nodded and Kyle jogged off, examining the damage to the street. It wasn’t nearly as bad as in East City, but there were hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage. Easy. Plus it was difficult to tell if some of these high-rises were homes or just office buildings. How many people lost a place to live because some crazy woman wanted to show off how strong she’d gotten?
Rafael managed to get up and launched energy at Kyle. Kyle braced and repelled it with a blast of his own, though it used a lot of his own power. Rafael took the time to reappear in front of Kyle and swing out at Kyle, but he was far slower than usual. Kyle grinned and dodged, then punched Rafael right in the gut, away from Sandy and back across the street.
Rafael opened his eyes. “It was you.”
“You stole her peace from her,” Kyle said. He closed his fist. “Now you’ll pay.”
“I find it hilarious that you think you’ll make it out of this,” Kyle said. “Without Dr. Luna you’re not anything close to immortal.”
Rafael vanished in a blur of golden light, but Kyle dodged and parried his attack, matching Rafael’s speed and sending them both into the air. Rafael attacked again, from behind, and Kyle dodged it as well. He lashed out with a great wave of energy that crashed right across Rafael, knocking him back.
“Right,” Kyle said.
He shoved his arms forward and all the power launched forward in the blasts, ripping through the skies and sending waves flying in all directions. Rafael tried to match the power. Brenda acted fast, creating a barrier and locking his arms down. Rafael couldn’t dodge it at all and the blast hit him dead on…
Rafael screamed and vanished in a flash of golden light.
“I’m glad you two finally got off your asses, too,” the Sentinel said, giving Kyle a light slap on the head.
“I want to go back as well,” Brenda said. “I believe that the Zanderia is more than capable of stopping Robbie and their Reality mage, and I want to make sure Rafael doesn’t pull anything while we’re gone.”