Developing a Superpower

Week 9

After taking a beating one must face the exact same situation again and again to conquer it and become perfect.

What is perfection? Perfection leaves no room for emotions, no room for second guessing, and certainly no room for regret.

The mission was to infiltrate and extract information from our enemies database regarding the next attacks, who they’d be against, and where they would happen.

This mission had never been attempted before in the history of the Academy. Typically teachers, students and heroes played more of a stalwart, protector role for the people.

But this was my idea. And it wasn’t sanctioned. If this mission was unsuccesful it would mean my death, and along with that, exposure of Academy secrets. Who knew what information the adversaries would be able to extract from the fresh mind of a dead hero.

Most heroes had a mix of talents and abilities, as it was natural to discover these within weeks of starting at the Academy. Superpowers though were something completely different. A superpower was so strong that it’s use put the hero’s life in danger.

It may have had something to do with the Destiny Chamber. Ever since the sixth test in the chamber, slicing hail at -100 degrees, I felt no…..fear.

The test appeared to slice skin off of my body, as well as the instant frostbite. But it wasn’t real. And if it was I didn’t care. I never wanted to feel fear ever again. I never wanted to feel my heart waver ever again.

The sun was setting and I was the leader of a two-hero squad. I had taken a support type hero with me, and we were prepping to enter the building.

Except, there were no jitters. No wondering. Only, knowing.

I knew what was going to happen, and could clearly envision the situation infold, almost in slow motion.

I was absolutely fearless. The lack of fear gave me more strength, spiritual pressure, and knowledge of a future that I now had control over, because of my lack of fear.

The lack of fear gave me a sort of clarity and focus regarding the situation and plan that I didn’t quite understand. Until I received a signal from base. It was one of the spirit professors.

I had turned off my transponder to reduce noise and go off grid. So had my support. But my spiritual pressure from the increased confidence at the lack of fear had tripped sensors back at the Academy. If the Academy sensed it, I know the enemy also sensed it.

I heard something. I instantly knew we were being surrounded by an enemy we couldn’t see. I dropped a cloak on my support to hide her and took off sprinting towards the sound.

I wasn’t going to be stopped this time.

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