HUMAN/SUPER First Contact 253

“You’re not sure?” Dorothy said.

“I haven’t exactly dealt with time travel before,” Angela said. “I think we should go see my stepbrother. He can suppress people’s abilities. It’s not a permanent solution, but it should buy you some breathing room.”

She glanced around and spotted her phone on the coffee table. She grabbed the phone and dialled Kay’s number. It rang and rang, but he didn’t answer.

“Shit,” she muttered. “He must still be asleep. Well… let’s go wake him up.”

As she reached for her shoes, another wave of dizziness hit her. The alarm clock blared again, and Genesis stepped out of the bedroom.

“Oh, I didn’t notice you getting up,” she said. “Who’s this?”

“An old friend,” Angela said. “She needs my help with something so I’ve got to go out for a bit.”

“Alrighty,” Genesis said. “Give me a call if you need anything.”

“I will,” Angela said. “Love you.”

“Love you too,” Genesis replied, and stepped into the bathroom.

“Holy shit,” Dorothy said. “What happened to the shy, repressed loner I knew in college?”

“She grew up,” Angela said. “Maybe you’d have met her if you’d actually stuck around.”

“Are you seriously still mad about that?” Dorothy said. “It was such a long time ago.”

“Not long enough,” Angela said. “Now, do you want my help or not?”

“Not if you’re going to be a dick about it,” Dorothy said.

Angela rolled her eyes and turned back to her bedroom.

Wait,” Dorothy said. “Look, I’m sorry, okay? This is hard for me too, you know. Back then, I—”

“I really don’t want to talk about this shit,” Angela said. “Let’s just go to my brother’s place and get this over with.”

She stepped out the door and headed for the elevator.