The Auditorium burst into chaos as a loud boom filled the room, the kids began to panic and run for any exit they could find. Adrien, who had knocked himself out after taking piece of wall debris to the head awoke and began to slowly get up off the ground. Smoke and debris dust began to fill the room; Adrien who had regained his senses looked at his right hand to see that it had returned to normal.
‘I have no idea what that was, and I’m not sure I want to know.’ Adrien thought to himself.
‘Wait! Where’s Alina?’ Adrien had been so focused on what happened he almost forgot about her.
“ALINA?” Adrien yelled hoping for a reply but got nothing. It was strange he had only just met her a little while ago but here he was concerned and looking for her like they were childhood best friends. He searched everywhere but couldn’t find her. He was about to continue searching for her until the fire fighters entered and escorted him outside with everyone else. Adrien looked for Alina among the crowd but could not find her at all. After an hour the fire fighters came back out, luckily Adrien was standing nearby as one of the fire fighters began talking to the Principal. “Thankfully nobody was found injured in there; however we are having a hard time determining what started the explosion.” The fire fighter explained. Adrien just stood there too nervous to even move.
‘What if someone saw that it was me who caused it?’ Adrien thought nervously to himself.
‘I don’t even know what the hell it was that I did!’ Adrien looked around to see if anyone was watching him.
‘But I intend to find out.’ With that Adrien slipped away from the crowed and the school. He was heading to the abandoned forest that no one ever went into, so he could figure things out.
“I am starting to get why they call it the “abandoned forest”.” Adrien said to himself while getting deeper in to the woods. The abandoned forest looks like something out of a nightmare. The trees are all dead, and its only inhabitants are insects and spiders. That didn’t stop Adrien though; he preferred the solitude of the dead forest. It was the only place that he could come to clear his head and think. Once he was deep into the heart of the forest he sat down on a log and looked at his right hand.
“You are not going to try destroying your favorite place now are you?” Adrien looked up to see a boy about a year or two older than him, with brunette long hair and brown earthly eyes walking towards him. Adrien immediately jumped to his feet.
“Who are you?” Adrien asked getting into a defensive stance in case the stranger attacked him.
“Easy Adrien, I am a friend.” The boy said while holding up his hands.
“How do you know my name?” Adrien was on high alert now.
“I know everything there is to know about you Adrien. I know about how when you were in the 4 grade you cried when the school bully took your favorite pencil and wouldn’t give it back.” Adrien’s jaw dropped.
‘How did he know about that?’ he thought to himself while listening to the stranger tell him what he knows about his life.
“I know that you have never had a girlfriend, never been out on a date, and haven’t even kissed a girl yet.” Adrien’s jaw hit the ground after the stranger just told him that he knew about his embarrassing secret. The stranger came closer to Adrien, but stopped and sat on the log that Adrien was on a few moments ago. He patted the spot next to him.
“Come sit next to me and I’ll tell you what else I know.” The boy looked at Adrien patiently waiting for an answer. Adrien looked to the boy and then to the spot next to him, then back at the boy and back to the spot again. He hesitantly sat down next to the stranger. The boy spoke again.
“Finally I know about the incident at the high school and I know that you are the one who caused it.” The stranger finished. Adrien’s eyes went wide.
‘Who the hell is this kid?’ He thought to himself while studying the stranger.
“I know what’s happening with you Adrien and I can help.” The boy offers with one of the most sincere voices Adrien has ever heard.
“H-How?” Adrien hesitantly asked. The boy smiled and then began to answer.
“Much like the “Superheroes” you read about in today’s comics, you have special powers growing inside of you; but you don’t know how to control them. If you are going to learn to control them you’ll first have to learn what powers you have.”
“Well if you’re the expert why don’t you show me what your powers are? Maybe then I’ll believe you.” Adrien said defiantly, he got up to leave when he heard the sound of a finger snap. Suddenly a bright golden light engulfed Adrien, the boy, and the entire forest. Adrien had to shield his eyes because of how bright the light was. After it was gone Adrien slowly removed his hands from his face and opened his eyes. What he saw was the most amazing thing he had ever seen. The once dead abandoned forest was now flowing with life. The trees and grass were green. Animals such as deer, birds, squirrels, and other creatures of the forest now populated this one. Adrien stood there shocked beyond all belief and looked back over to the boy who was petting a deer that had come up to him. The boy looked to Adrien, a smile plastered on his face.
“Do you believe me now?”