StarFall: Silver Arrow #7: Myths and Legends
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Thu Oct 27 14:39:21 PDT 2011
On Oct 25, 8:24 pm, Phantasm <phantom_belc... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> "Easy, 'Selena'," Robert said, laying a hand on his wife's
> shoulder. He turned to address the nurse. "Maybe it will help if we
> gave you some information you can check, but which few people outside
> the hospital staff should know?"
> She nodded slowly.
> "Arrow is nineteen," he began, "blood type AB-negative, with a
> small mole on his left arm just inside the elbow, and a recent bruise
> on the right side of his abdomen, right under the ribcage, where his
> uniform absorbed a gunshot the other week."
It's a good thing you two live in a superhero universe, because that's
far too sensible for the real world.
> "Your son never exhibited any overt powers until the Sizzle
> inhalation," the doctor replied, "but psionics is still a relatively
> new branch of study, and psi-tech is still experimental. My best
> guess is that his powers aren't - or *weren't* - strong enough to
> "So what he thought was skill...." Robert started to say.
> "Was partially psychokinetically enhanced skill."
You know, they tried to retcon this in for Green Arrow in the
mid-90s. It would have sucked there, but it works perfectly here.
> "Roughly twenty egons of psionic power," Jeff stated.
> "Apollo!" she called out. "Quit trying to keep this mortal to
> yourself! Oppose me again, and suffer my wrath!"
> "I am *not* opposing you!" he called, arriving a second later.
> "*Your* arrow cut my bowstring, brother."
> Hugh smiled to himself. The Greek gods were petty and jealous, he
> remembered from his Greco-Roman mythology class, quick to turn on each
> other over the slightest infraction. Apollo and Artemis, being twins,
> had the usual sibling rivalries, only amplified a hundredfold.
Oooooh, nice stratagem.
> Opening the door, they filed inside ... and immediately felt as if
> time was dragging.
...what does that feel like?
> Hugh reached his hand down to aid Robin Hood out of the water, but
> once their arms clasped, Robin pulled with all his might. Hugh landed
> in the stream with a loud splash.
> "Now thou art wet as well!"
Aw, that's nice.
> Slowly, Silver Arrow opened his eyes. There, sitting beside him,
> were... Batman and Catwoman?
> "Am I still dreaming?" he moaned.
> "What is that?" Maria asked, pointing to Hugh's right hand. He
> lifted it up; there stood five arrows: two golden, one silver, one
> black, and one peacock-feathered.
Huh. Didn't expect that to be so literal. ...neat!
> Maybe, if I work at record speed, I can get #8 done in time for Jeff's
> story to qualify for HCC24. ... NAAAH!
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, *pokes Robin for Spellbinder #4*
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