POWERS (any gender, mid teens on up)
I think you’ll be just fine. Don’t you? I mean, you should. I mean if you are the real force behind Chuck and Jamie? Or did I misread what you said to the press last night?
“Jamie could go off and flip burgers but I think tagging along on this mission would be a lot more fun-ha-ha.”
Well, I’m worth more than that Chuck. I want to know what I’m made of without you supplying me with powers. There comes a day when a person has to stand on their own and today- NO, NO, NO, NO! WAIT! PUT THE CRYSTAL DOWN.
For God’s sake Chuck, I’m not saying you take away my powers now, we’re still in the middle of the freaking desert. What are you thinking? I’d be dead in two days.
I’m talking about maybe you drop me off somewhere, the next city and then I can start on my own. Okay? And... well, and maybe a city that won’t be one of the first targets, just in case you do get killed on this mission- God, that sounds so lame. I’m sorry.
I guess I might not be the good guy here or even the victim. But I don’t think I’m the bad guy and I do need a lift somewhere. Could you help?
I mean helping is what you do, right Chuck?
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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