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@special_agent_crews:

"Respectfully, backlash was kind of the point," he said, shrugging his shoulders. The devil-may-care smile was back. His signature expression.

It was a confident thing to say, but still, his eyes tracked away from Crews, a look of quiet concern overtaking his features. "I'll make sure I get the brunt of the retaliation, though, not the ones I'm trying to help. I'm not here for five seconds of fame. A lot of times, things get broken, and other people have to pick up the pieces." He sighed. There was no need to bring up the fact that it was usually the poor who suffered. At least this time, they'd have someone on their side who could fight back without risking his life - who didn't get tired, or hungry.

"A criminal network...maybe. I wish it were that easy. Gothic can't be 'saved' by just taking out this or that group. The change has to come from within."

He rubbed his chin.

"Everyone in Gothic grows up with a boot on their neck. Plenty of people have to work two jobs with a side gig just to make it by. I was thinking of using my strength to help ease the load a bit. Move some things around at the docks, give the loaders and unloaders a day off...and to make sure they get paid all the same."

The youth looked back at her.

"Hey, I never asked why you came around in the first place. If it's not to arrest me - what for?"

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The man in the blue t-shirt shrugged at the mention of copyright, bemused.

"Most people don't know the character. His stories got canned once actual superheroes started showing up. Couldn't compete, I guess. Besides, it wouldn't be the first corporation I've upset," he winked.

They said not to speak to the police, and that went double for Gothic, but he had the privilege of being able to trust just about anyone. The average citizen couldn't turn their back on anyone in this town, but when bullets bounced off your skin, you could afford to act naive. He'd found it was a fine way to turn strangers into friends. At the end of the day, he felt there was nothing she could do to hurt him.

"All of that's right, Crews, except for one thing. I don't fly. I jump quick," he confirmed, nodding.

"As for why? I want change in Gothic. Years of violence and darkness, poverty and corruption...and it all flows from what people tell us can and can't be done. I think that people are close to giving up."

He put his hand over his chest.

"I want to be here for people. I'm not here to lead the charge in a social revolution - I just want to help people breathe easy again. To let them know that this time, the muscle's on their side. And it says 'we can do better than this.'"

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A knowing smile accompanied his nod of assent. The crookedness of the city notwithstanding, she'd put her job on the line speaking to him like this. Unpreoccupied with what would befall him, given these new circumstances, he stepped aside to invite her in.

"Of course. I'm an open book."

The apartment was standard enough. It had been cleaned, though it wasn't perfectly in order - a few books had been left askew on a table, and there were a few dishes in the sink.

He didn't know whether she'd prefer to sit or stand, but he'd follow her lead. There was a simple table in the main room with two seats.

"I didn't catch your name. Mine's Robert. Supra-Man when I'm out in public," he smiled, unabashed. A name taken from a thirties comic book. But he wore it with pride. It was something of a reminder not to take himself too seriously.

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Robert turned his head towards the door when the knock sounded. It wasn't common knowledge that he was situated here, but occasionally, word got around, and that meant people who wanted help knew where to find him. Eventually, someone would let the information loose, and he'd deal with that situation when it arose.

He had put his cape away, leaving him in the same blue t-shirt with the vintage S logo plastered on the front. Putting aside a novel, he walked towards the entryway, leaning in to look through the hole. Police badge. A woman with darker complexion, standing at around five foot six or seven; her body language didn't betray any tension, only confidence.

I don't have a warrant,

The voice said.

I just want to talk. Preferably in the nude...

The last sentence was scarcely a whisper, but with his enhanced senses, he picked up on it. She had a sense of humor, or honesty. He wouldn't bring it up, though.

The fact that she was with the police gave him some pause, but it was one person, not an entire squad. It was certain that she knew who he was, and what he'd been up to, but an officer here, at this hour, signified only that he'd been watched. That meant he'd need to move, and soon - this wasn't a permanent place of residence. But it was home, for now.

He opened the door wide. Behind him she'd see a sparse but clean apartment. His posture was utterly relaxed, without any tension - the byproduct of physical invulnerability. There were no worries plaguing him. His smile made that clear.

"Hello, what can I do for you?"

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  • Cannot fly.
  • Was born in the distant future and raised on Earth.
  • Derived his alias and "costume" from a forgotten 1930s comic book.
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That was a little closer than I would've liked.

The whole city was on high alert following the Supra-Man's little stunt at the Pembrose Building. Well, stunt might've been an understatement. He'd physically dragged a corrupt mayoral candidate out of a meeting with the commissioner of the GCPD and a collection of underworld crime bosses and put him on display in front of every news crew the city had to offer.

And hopefully, it'd get people talking. For now, though, he'd have to lay low.

The whole city was looking for him. There was surveillance here the likes of which most people could never dream of - another problem. Everything was strictly under the control of the most vicious. Disaster after disaster had just...broken people. There was no will to change anything anymore.

He was blessed with more than just strength. He knew it was Far Earth heritage that had even made it possible to consider waging a one-man war against injustice in the city most called...

Hell on Earth.

But there were good people here too. Honest people that deserved a chance at a better life.

Soon, they'd find him. Robert Adams was who he'd grown up as, but the moment he'd taken on Gothic's most powerful, he knew that man would go away. Some surveillance drone would get a clip of him coming home to his apartment, or facial-recognition software would tag him...there was no way around that.

He'd thought about wearing a mask, but it'd defeat the point.

Dropping onto his apartment's roof, he unslung the cape from his shoulders, balling it up with his superhuman strength and depositing it in his pocket.

He ducked through a doorway - normally the bolt'd be fastened, but with strength like his, he could practically tear the door off its hinges. Nobody would ever think to come in or out this way.

Turning around, he bent the lock back into place, good as new.

"What a day."

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@maya_pettis: Anytime. I was actually about to post in the Gothic thread in a second, nothing too obstructive - just a follow-up to this really.

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@aberdeen said:

LMAO do what? If people aren't that active at the moment then you can't mysteriously make this place start booming again by yourself. Writing alone can only get you so far.

We'll see!

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I’m not Will, but I’m down as well. Read a lot of your stuff, love your writing,

Thanks man! Let's make it happen.

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