HUMAN/SUPER First Contact 170

“So you want to be a superhero?” Genesis asked.

Angela laughed.

“Well, I did save a kid’s life last night,” she said.

“Okay, this I’ve got to hear,” Genesis said.

Angela filled Genesis in on everything that happened with Harry and Tommy, up to and including her flight up the side of her apartment building. She finished her story as Genesis pulled up beside her house.

“Wow,” Genesis said. “You can be pretty badass when you put your mind to it.”

“It was just instinct,” Angela said. “I didn’t even realize what I’d done until it was over.”

“Minimize it all you want,” Genesis said, “but I’m still impressed.”

They climbed out of the car and headed into Genesis’s apartment. Angela locked the door behind them and when she turned around, Genesis pounced.

Their lips locked together and Angela fell back against the door. Her heart pounded and knees weakened; she grabbed the doorknob for support. Eventually, Genesis came up for air.

“So… um…” Angela stammered, “who do you want me to be tonight?”

Her skin started to shimmer again. Genesis reached down and took her hand.

“Yourself,” she said, and led Angela to the bedroom.