Loud cheers could be heard inside the basketball court as fans cheered and cheerleaders danced and did a great performance. The players sat on designated benches and watched the performance. After that, the commentator did a quick review of the teams playing and introduced them. Just after that, the game for the day was to commence. “And finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for, the first match of the Sky City Inter high cup. A game between Sky Hills high school…” he said and the fans shouted at the top of their voices to support the team. At the same time, the players of the team rose to their feet and did a quick meeting among themselves. “…and as for the opposing team, a school located in the middle of Sky City, Elian Comprehensive High school.” The commentator introduced. Leo’s teammates got up from their seats and they did a quick meeting among themselves. “Alright boys. This is the moment. No dawdling, no delays, no bad plays. We’ve train so much for this day, so
Molly drove down to the court and she saw the fully dressed Leo sitting on one of the benches. She was blue to notice the little bruises on his face and she could tell that this wasn’t due to training alone. “Leo, are you alright? You seem injured.” She said as she approached him after parking her car. Leo didn’t say anything to respond as he was deep in thought. If there were people like Mr. Zack in the world who had techniques like that but twisted brains, who knew what would happen to the world. He felt like he was really weak, even when he just thought himself strong. Molly bent beside him and inquired about what was wrong with him but Leo was unresponsive. Molly noticed that she was being ignored but she felt like for Leo to be like that, something must’ve happened to him. Also, she noticed some red points on his body, some of which had cuts and bruises on them. “What happened to to? Who did this to you?” She asked with a concerned tone as she op
Mr. Zack braced himself for Leo to make a move. His brain was on the game he was supposed to play with him and nothing else. He focused his eyes on Leo and observed his every movement, no matter how little. The latter lifted the ball and Mr. Zack expected him to bounce the ball and come at him. However, what the boy did next shocked him. BOOM! Instead of bouncing the ball, Leo threw it against the iron fence. The force caused a dent on the wall and the ball was stuck on it. Mr. Zack stared at Leo with astonishment. It takes tremendous amount of force to cause a dent so deep on the iron fence. The dent was so deep that the ball got stuck in it. He looked at the ball and then at Leo. “I said… not interested.” Leo said with a deep and threatening voice. Mr. Zack gave a disappointed face and shook his head. “Too bad…” he said and cracked his knuckles. Leo frowned as he sensed a killing intent and he put up a defensive stance. Like as if h
It was 4 pm and Leo could be seen in a street basketball court. He was panting heavily as he bent slightly and supported his hands on his knees. Sweat was dripping down his body like water. His silky black hair was extremely wet and ran down his face, covering his ears and almost covering his eyes. He caught his breath for a few more minutes before setting all the barriers for himself again and picking up the ball. Leo was training his maneuverability without using his superpowers. He thought that if he could improve as a human, he would exponentially improve with his superpowers too. To do this, he borrowed some traffic cones and barriers from the police station nearby and his school before starting his training. His aunt promised to pick him up when he felt he was done. He arranged the cones in different places and he would do is bounce the ball and go past all those cones and barriers to dunk the ball without touching any of them. Where did he get that idea? It was Mrs. Hale.
Leo was pretty much out of ideas for a lie to tell, and Logan? His brain was running fast and he was looking for a lie that she would buy and that wouldn’t embarrass him too much. After waiting but not getting any response from both boys, Mrs. Hale went on with her complaints. “I don’t have any idea what happened to both of you, but I can tell something fishy is going on.” She implied and leaned closer with her elbows resting on the table, “So I’m asking for an explanation from both of you.” She said. Leo’s expression didn’t change and he instead was waiting for Logan to come up with an idea while he would just play along. He looked at his partner and the other side gave him a look that said it all… ‘I have no idea what to say.’ “Umm…” Leo took the initiative to speak, “I was just too angry at the time and I broke down… emotionally.” Leo revealed. His words weren’t the truth… but they couldn’t be considered a lie either. Mrs. Hale shot him a confused glance, “Too angry that you b
Walking down the hallway of Elian Comprehensive high, hands in his pocket, head dropped and headphones cupped his ears as he enjoyed the beats of the music he was listening to. Leo was in his own world. He wouldn’t bother about anyone around him, and the only thing he would think about were his thoughts. And this was just the right moment for him to be lost in thought. He got to where his locker was, am”ng the line of lockers, and opened it before grabbing a few notebooks and closing it back. However, before he closed it, he sighed. “Do you really have to do this all the time?” He asked as he rolled his eyes and closed the locker door, which revealed the glum-looking Logan behind it. He had sensed that his friend was there. “Why the long face?” He inquired again. Logan who leaned against the lockers with his arms folded stood normally and turned to walk the other way. “We lost the game.” He said. Leo quickly used his padlock to lock his locker before catching up with his friend
“You’re here…” Dr. Cartel said as he lit a cigarette and sat on his office chair with his legs on the table. Leo walked towards the chair on the other side of his desk and took his seat. He sighed and massaged his temples as he was a bit frustrated with everything that was happening. “You okay?” The doctor asked. “Yeah, I’m fine.” Leo waved his hand and looked in another direction. The doctor could tell that he wasn’t okay so he shoved the packet of cigarettes on the desk to him. “Smoke?” He asked. Leo raised a brow. “You do know that I’m still a minor, right?” He questioned. “Sure, I do. But I also know that you’re a man capable of handling an inferno inside your stomach so a smoke should be nothing to you.” The doctor replied. Leo hesitated at first and was about to reject it, as he was still seventeen. However, when he thought more about it, he felt that the doctor was right. He took the cigarette packet and removed a cigarette before lighting it up. He inhaled the smoke
In front of Logan’s house, Logan and Leo stopped and chatted for a while. They took a taxi to the place to get there fast, despite Logan trying to convince Leo to use his super speed. The latter disagreed due to various reasons, one of which included the fact that he was slightly weak. Also, his speed doesn’t go beyond the maximum speed a car can travel. “So... what are you gonna do after now?” Logan inquired. Leo scratched his head and thought about it. “Well... today’s already gone. And there are still a few little things I need to take care of.” He replied. Logan folded his arms and smirked. “Well, you go do you.” He said and extended his fist, “I’ll handle things over here.” Leo smiled and extended his fist to collide with Logan’s and they bump fists. “Goodnight bro. See you tomorrow.” Leo bid his friend farewell before turning in the other direction and walking away. “Goodnight, Leo.” Logan waved as he watched his friend depart while waving his hand. After a few seco