This issue is from the perspective of Tamara/Supergirl.
I standby the lamp-post until the police arrive for Assassin. I hear the sirens getting closer and closer.. Finally, the police arrive, and I bring Assassin over to them.
Supergirl: "Here he is.. The elusive Assassin."
Officer Smith: "It’s you again.. Th-thanks I guess.. But you went a little overboard.." He says looking at how broken Assassin is.
Supergirl: "Yeah my friend can be a little rough sometimes."
Smith: "You call this little? I’d hate to see him angry."
Supergirl: "We’re just trying to make Leavenworth a better place to live. No harm no foul right? Anyways, I should probably go find my friend, as you have this situation under control now!"
Smith: "Those damn supers.. If this keeps going on, I may not have a job anymore.." He mutters to himself as I fly off to find my brother.
I hear my ringtone go off, and I answer the phone on a rooftop nearby..
Superboy: "Hey sis. Did the police show up yet?"
Supergirl: "Yeah they did. They have Assassin in custody now. Where did you head off to in such a hurry?"
Superboy: "I saw that guy in the black and red watching the fight. I decided to follow him, and ended up in some alleyway nearby the Lucky Horseshoe Casino.
Supergirl: "So? Did you learn anything?"
Superboy: "Not much unfortunately. It was just some random guy dressed up in the costume. He got told to wear the costume or else he was gonna die. I did get a name though.. The man in the red and black calls himself ‘Pirate.’ Apparently he’s some sort of ghost I guess, as he has a pale face and red eyes. It’s a start at least."
Supergirl: "Hmm, not much to go off of, but ok. I’ll meet you in front of the Lucky Horseshoe, and then we can go home."
Superboy: "Sounds good. See ya in a bit."
Supergirl: "Yeah, cya." I hang up, and I fly over to the Lucky Horseshoe Casino.
So many of these crazies coming out of the woodwork. First Assassin, now Pirate.. What’s next? The Villain? Oh so original.. I see my brother leaning against the wall. I wave at him, and he leaps off the ground and flies to me. I strain my eyes, trying to stay awake.
Superboy: "So what do you think Pirate’s deal is? Why are we so important to him?"
Supergirl: "How would I know? I know just as much as you do.. Maybe he hates us saving people, I don’t know.. What I do know however, is that I need some sleep."
Superboy: "Ok ok I was just asking a question.. Let’s go home and get some sleep" He replies, not wanting to make me mad.
We soar through the city, weaving through different buildings and alleyways, making our way home. A few minutes later we get there. I land on the grass softly, making sure not to create a massive crater. I see the lights still on inside the house..
Supergirl: "That’s odd, they aren’t ever up this late."
Superboy: "Maybe mom is just up writing. I’m sure it’s nothing."
I go to the front door, and turn the knob to open the door. It’s unlocked.. I hear the door creak open, and what I see is stuff of nightmares. My dad is on the floor unconscious, and my mother has some sort of cable around her neck. I see a masked man, and it looks like the cable is coming from him. My brother walks in and his jaw drops. He walks towards our father, and feels for his pulse. He takes a sigh of relief. He rips apart the cable from mothers neck, and checks her pulse. Noticing no pulse, he starts to cry.
Supergirl: "Who are you and what do you want?" I say to the masked man as I walk up towards him.
Stinger: "Me? I’m the Stinger.. As for what I wanted, I wanted you both.. Your parents here were not very co-operative with me, so I had to take matters into my own hands. Your mother was loyal to you to the bitter end. This is quite shocking, as you two aren’t even human.. Yes, I’m aware of your gifts.
Supergirl: "Why us? I’ve never seen you before."
Stinger: "It’s all part of the job. Someone really wants you two to suffer.. You really didn’t think Assassin was the only one sent after you, did you?
Superboy: "So Pirate hired you too?" My brother asks, as he’s ready to pummel him.
Stinger: "Bingo! He’s paying me, so I get the job done. Oh and even if you stop me, he’ll keep sending people after you. The sting of death will live with you forever."
Superboy: "You’re dead.." He jumps on Stinger, and starts to punch him.
Supergirl: "What did I just say a few hours ago brother? Don’t be like him."
Superboy: "He killed mom! How could you let him live after that?"
Supergirl: "We let the law decide his fate. We can’t be judge, jury, and executioner.." I pull my brother off stinger, and slap stinger with enough force to knock him out.
Superboy: "What good am I if I can’t even protect our mother? This keeps happening to me.. I’m not worthy to be a hero.."
Supergirl: "You are.. We both are. We stopped Assassin, and now we stopped Stinger.. Think of all the people they would’ve killed if they were still out and about.."
Superboy: "What about Pirate?"
Supergirl: "We’ll get him too, don’t you worry about that. Go get some rest, I’ll go call the authorities.."
Superboy: "How can I get sleep with whats happened?"
Supergirl: "Just go.. Please just try to sleep."
Superboy: "Fine.." He stomps his way to his room and I hear the door slam close.
I have to stay strong for my brother, but there is so much I still needed to learn from my mother.. Now I may never learn those things. I hope things get better soon, but with our luck recently, I doubt it.
End of Issue
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