Crescent - Gossip (Chapter 16)It seemed that everywhere Philip went, the only thing to talk about was HATE. One of the main gossipers was Cassandra Wright. She had been watching through the window so, naturally, everyone wanted to talk to her.
Philip was sat next to Kyle with Pixel at the desk in front of them (Jess had broken a few ribs and an arm at the bank so she wasn't in) while Cassandra was chatting away to some other girls on Kyle's right.
"Well, who do you think is best?" Alicia Brown asked.
Cassandra tapped her chin and then her eyes lit up. "Haze, by far, he's tall and strong and controls fire. Imagine the heat, no what I mean?" they all burst out in fits of laughter and Ms Richards told them to shut up and get on with their work.
Kyle sat frozen, his expression mortified. His eyes were huge, his pupils dilated and his mouth was a thin, upside down U.
Pixel, on the other hand, was shaking with laughter and trying to write but she couldn't even hold a pen.
Philip was grinning too and resisting the urge to
Crescent - Two Days Later (Chapter 15)"We're back on the scene, now, with Eric Arden, our crime reporter here on SNN, Eric?" the reporter on the television asked.
"Thank you, Kate, I'm here live with Sargent Bradshaw of Sudbinam Police Force outside the Lawson Bank where this commotion started two days ago. I say started but we really saw the first signs of the, uh," he chuckled slightly "Superhero group known as HATE back in the late eighties when a series of kidnappings across the country resulted in mass-hysteria. Since then, they had become a normal part of society, also showing up in other countries until they now seem to have international branches. This was until two months ago when the Thames Disaster occurred and three million people died. Not only were there riots here in England, but also across the world as people called out for their own forms of HATE to be disbanded and leave the countries. However, after disappearing, HATE have now shown up here, can you shed some light on this for us, Sargent?" he offered t
Crescent - Paranoia (Chapter 14)Philip was confused at first but then he felt a stinging in his mind which grew until it was unbearable and, before he knew it, he was gripping his head in fear it would crack open.
"So, you're Felcan, I expected more." the woman said in a thick accent which was a mix of heavy Russain and German.
"Who- Who are you?" Philip managed to gasp, falling to his knees.
"Me? I am Paranoia, loyal ayccompleece of C'ptain Shade." she said and Philip barely understood because of the pain and such a mix of accents. "And you shoodn't be ayble to speak." Paranoia continued and turned her hand as if turning a dial and Philip screamed which rose in pitch the more she turned her hand and she laughed as his fingers dug into his head, drawing blood.
"Falcon!" he heard someone shout but it was far away and muffled.
His head swam and he felt like he was going to die, like he was on the edge of a cliff and about to fall but never falling.
Suddenly, Paranoia was thrown off her feet and a pair of hands material
Crescent - Power Control (Chapter 13)Everyone looked at Probe and he held up his hands.
"I'm not on the Plane." he insisted.
Jinx closed her eyes, both hands held to fingers to her temples. "It's Probe! Get the Hell after him!" she roared, pointing frantically up the staircase.
"What about the hostages?" Quake rumbled.
"You stay and shoot if anyone touches the inner door." Flee comanded and then reappeared at the top of the stairs. "Oh crap." he muttered and ducked as Beam threw a jet of light at him.
"Go!" Beam urged.
Void teleported to Quake and kicked the gun from his hand and he threw her into a wall but she bounced back and landed several kicks.
Kyle and Jess vaulted the staircase and tried to back the hostages away from the woman Philip didn't know. Jess shot a vine from her hand but the woman batted it away as if it were a small fly and reached out to the pair. Suddenly, both Kyle and Jess were screaming and clutching their heads as if they were going to crack open.
Jinx splayed her hands and five hostages g
Crescent - HATE To The Rescue (Chapter 12)Tasha looked up and Philip followed her gaze to find himself watching Beam on a large screen clamped to the wall.
"We've got accounts of disturbances downtown; the Lawson Bank's main building. A possible hostage situation so get up here." the screen went blank.
Tasha looked at Philip. "Typical, but you'll just have to work on instinct. If you suddenly feel you should get in the air then you get in the air. Understand?" Philip nodded. "Then go!" she gave him a small push back towards the elevator and then she turned and ran to the other end of the hall, towards a large control panel. Pixel grabbed his wrist and pulled him towards the elevator, running all the way.
When they got to the elevator, Philip noticed no scientists had joined them but they were all at the other end of the hall. "Pixel, why haven't the others joined us?"
"Huh? Oh, they'll go up to the Control Room, we're going up to the roof." she said as the lift shot upwards with alarming speed.
Morph was practically dancing. "