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Her Hero by Willdabeast-0305 Her Hero :iconwilldabeast-0305:Willdabeast-0305 2 3
Prism's Journey 05
         EPISODE 5
         The Job
    The next morning, there was a knock at the door.
    Prism sat up with a start. For a moment, she didn't remember where she was. Then, the events of the previous night came back to her.
    She was in bed in the safe room, and had changed out of her costume, wearing the standard night clothes each room supplied.
    A moment later, there was another knock at the door, a little quieter than before.
    “Miss Prism?” a male voice asked quietly. “Are you up?”
    “I'm up,” she answered as she scrambled out of bed. “Just... one minute.”
    “Of course,” the man replied, patiently.
    After changing back into her hero suit, Prism pressed the window button on the console by the front door, and the man's face appeared on screen. He had a round face, a neatly
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Prism's Journey 04
         The Hero
    Once it was clear that the danger had passed, they relaxed.
    “Alright,” Guardian Girl said. “The coast is clear. Now, what--”
    “Oh my god!” Prism shouted in delighted excitement. “You're Guardian Girl! You're really her! And I'm talking to you! In person! I just had my life saved by THE Guardian Girl!” This was punctuated with an excited squeal. “I can't believe it! It is SUCH an honor to meet you! You are my absolute HERO! Ever since I was little, I've always really admired everything--”
    “What were you thinking?” Guardian Girl interrupted. “What were you doing out here in the middle of the night? Where is your captain?”
    “What? My... my 'captain'?”
    “Your mentor, your boss, your supervisor, the hero you work for
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Prism's Journey 03
         The Lesson
    The standard issue wrist com was primarily a means of one-to-one communication. A hero could use it to call another hero, and see them on screen. Not unlike the cell phones of the day, but more advanced, and designed with hero activity in mind.
    They also had other features, such as a 'unit scan', allowing it to find other heroes in the area.
    The screen showed a map of the area. After a second, the scan found a couple of units in the area, but even the closest was a few blocks away.
    As she was focused at the screen, a rope suddenly appeared, wrapped around her wrists.
    “A lasso?” she thought to herself in surprise. “No-- a noose!”
    She look up from the screen to see five figures standing in front of her. All five of them wore executioner’s hoods of black cloth that covered their
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Prism's Journey 02
         EPISODE TWO
         The Flight
    Using her wrist com, she contacted The Operator.
    “Operator?” she asked, as soon as the call connected. “I need to talk to-- oh, uh, this is Prism. Ah, from Argent City? I need to contact Guardian Girl in... Fort Dorado. Can you patch me in?”
    “I'm sorry,” replied The Operator, in a pleasant tone of indeterminate gender. “Guardian Girl cannot be reached from this wrist com at this time. Please try again from another unit, or call back at a different time.”
    “Okay,” Prism replied, disappointed. “Thank you.”
    She ended the transmission and tried to recall if she knew anyone in the Dorado area, but she couldn't think of any. Not anyone she knew personally.
    “Oh well. This probably shouldn't be done over the phone, anyways. It be more meaningful,
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Prism's Journey 01
         EPISODE ONE
         The Mission
    Beep beep! Beep beep!
    Beep beep! Beep beep!
    Beep beep! Beep beep!
    The sound of the wrist-com filled the little room, yet its signal fell on deaf ears. Or rather, panicked and distracted ears.
    Prism hurried about the apartment-like chamber, searching every conceivable hiding place. These places had only two rooms and the basic necessities; designed for temporary use by heroes who need a quick rest or change, or whose headquarters were far away. Low ranked heroes like Prism didn't get their own personal hideouts.
    “Where is it?” she wailed out loud. “Where is it!”
    There weren't many places it could have been.
    The wrist-com continued its beeping, indifferent to her plight.
    “Oh, fine!” she said in a huff. “I'm coming.”
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By the Bridge
    I'm driving home from work, and it's just like any other night. It's the same route I've been taking for the past year. Maybe two years? The days have so blurred together that I don't even know how long it's been.
    I'm driving home from work, and I come up to the bridge-- the big, steel bridge over Blue Reed River.
    Parked on the side by the bridge is a car. It's a dull, bluish four-door. No emergency blinkers or anything. It's just sitting there.
    As I pass it, I see her. She's standing by the edge, looking down at the icy water below. I can't see her face, but she seems... sad. Empty, somehow.
    I slow down and pull over onto the shoulder. I stop, put on my blinkers, and get out.
    I walk over to where she's standing.
    "Hey," is all I say at first.
    She looks over, only mildly surprised. "What do you want?" She's not rude, just a shade suspicious.
    "Mind if I sit here f
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Hero's Dilemma 35
    Downtown Argent City was alive that day with the hustle and bustle of any grand metropolis. Only quality public transportation kept the streets from being completely congested with so many vehicles, chugging about all through the day.
    From amid the cars that did travel the streets, a black SUV with tinted windows pulled into a parking lot and soon came to a stop. The passenger door opened, and Paragon stepped out onto the pavement. He was well accustomed to driving, and to being in his hero suit. However, the two did not overlap often.
    As Sycorax stepped out of the car, Paragon turned to the chauffeur. “Thanks for the ride. I would have just flown, but it's not stable enough for two adults and two toddlers, you see.”
    The chauffeur, a tattooed man who could have passed for a body guard or club bouncer, only nodded in agreement.
    The parents each took one of the chi
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Hero's Dilemma 34
         Chapter 9, part 7
    Paragon's head jerked back from the impact, and the henchmen let go of him, letting his body fall to the ground.
    Their leader didn't wait around to watch, however. He was already walking for the far door, giving not a second thought to the man he had just shot.
    “We have to hurry,” he said as the other two hastened to catch up to him. “The witch surely already knows we're here. We have to act fast.”
    One of the two took the lead, and reached for the doorknob. But as she did, her breath became visible as an icy mist. They looked at her. She hesitated, then removed one glove and placed a hand to the door. A fractal pattern of white frost spread out across the surface of the door.
    “But I thought--” she began, then looked at the other two. They looked from her to each other. Then, slowly and as one, they turned. Paragon stood not ten fe
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Hero's Dilemma 33
         Chapter 9, part 6
    As they slowly made their way to the door, Paragon stood where he could keep an eye on them.
    “There we go,” he said calmly. “No sudden moves. Let's all walk out of here and get back to our lives. Sound good?”
    But as the first of them stepped through the door, Alpha Leader made his move. In one swift action, he drew a hidden boot knife, pulled Father Gatti close to him, and put the blade to his neck.
    Paragon turned the gun at him. “Let him go, creep!”
    Hearing this, the rest of the intruders stopped their departure, and waited to see how this would pan out. Perhaps the mission was not a failure, some thought to themselves.
    “Don't worry, Paragon,” Gatti said, sounding less worried than the situation would merit. “He won't do anything.”
    “And what makes you think that?
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Hero's Dilemma 32
         Chapter 9, part 5
    Paragon walked quickly through corridors lined with paintings and marble busts of Sycorax's ancestors and other great witches. While there were images both of men and women, the women seemed to be more numerous. He was reminded of how Sycorax had told him that witch magic comes more easily to women than to men, and that men often did other things with their lives, using simple cantrips as a practical utility to support their otherwise mundane occupations, while their wives and sisters were more often the ones to become great enchanters and conjurers of the arcane. They healed the dying, foresaw the coming of heroes, and burned armies to the ground.
    She had told him once at a party that it was Claudia, the ex-wife of the Roman emperor Nero, who had burned Rome. Later, she had her former husband killed, for he had had a number of affairs, and treated her very poorly.
    Overhearing this, a friend p
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Are there any characters in the Argent City stories that you'd like to learn/read more about? Or even just the ones you've enjoyed so far.
I will write more about Paragon as these stories continue, but I also want to write about some of the other heroes. Are there any characters (or topics) you are curious about? Let me know!
(I'm not a core member, so I can't actually start a poll, but I can still ask, and you can answer with comments!)

Father Gatti
White Noise
Prism (probably won't write another story starring Prism for a while, but she may show up now and then)
Doctor Nefarious
The Death Lords
Guardian Girl (childhood or recent past-- we're going to learn more about her present in this story)
Guardian Man (pre or post retirement)
Defender Boy (and Paragon's past in general)
The Super Seven (one of Paragon's past teams)
First Strike
The Midnight Society (a team of Batman-esque vigilantes who do good, but not always "by the books")
Non-Meta Heroes (you know, your Iron Mans, your Batmans, etc. There are a number of such heroes in this world, too.)
Magic, the Fae Realm, and Sycorax's past (all related, and therefore one topic in general)
Forest and Betty
Other characters, groups, topics, or whatever (please specify)

(Feel free to pick more than one)

I really do depend on your feedback. Otherwise, I don't know what you like, what you don't, etc. And I do appreciate it.
and Don't Forget To Be Awesome!
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  • Reading: Prism's Journey
  • Watching: Wheezy Waiter
  • Playing: Terraria
  • Eating: a gummy candy my niece handed me


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Willdabeast-0305 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
If you want to make up a description for a pic (especially the Terragen images) go ahead. Some times I can't think of a description at the moment, which is kind of boring.
Pulven Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
Thanks for the Fav! and keep modeling :#1: :)
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Hiya William.

Just dropping by to say a big thankyou once again for :+fav: ing my work, it really is greatly appreciated :):)
:heart::hug: Thelma.

Thelma1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
Hi William.

Thankyou very much for :+fav: ing my work, I truly appreciate and value your support :):):)
:hug: :heart: Thelma.

CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
thanks for helping me make the coffin's eye view with your critique. it seems like a lot of people like coffin's eye views.....


thats kinda weird.

I think I'll go eat some chocolate now!
Ziahippoqueen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
I found your deviantart! Yay!

I kept trying "willdabeast"


Sidiuss Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fav =)
TheFireTigress Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When are you going to post some more stuff Will?
chunghwa Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool avatar. :)
CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006
I love your gallery! It leaves so much to the imagination of the viewer!
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