HUMAN/SUPER First Contact 310

“Genesis wasn’t kidding about the time travel,” Leigh said, and looked Ozzie up and down. “That arm’s an impressive piece of tech. I’ve never seen anything that advanced.”

“It’s actually an older model,” Ozzie said, clenching and unclenching her fist. “I can’t afford the top-of-the-line shit.”

“Either way, I’d love to take a closer look at it when this is over,” Leigh said. “Genesis also mentioned an impending disaster. I’m assuming it has something to do with that.”

She pointed to the ship in the sky. Angela nodded.

“It’s going to blow up,” she said. “We’re trying to find a way to stop that from happening, and I was hoping you’d be willing to help.”

“Well, I’ve never used my powers on an alien machine before,” Leigh said, “but there’s a first time for everything. I’m in.”

“Awesome,” Angela said. “Now we just have to wait for Genesis to get here and we can get started.”

“Or we could leave without her,” Ozzie said. “The three of us should be able to handle this on our own, and it’ll be safer for her down here.”

“But it won’t be safer for us when we get back,” Angela said. “You’re too late, anyway.”

She nodded past Ozzie as Genesis’s smart car pulled up to the curb.

“I’m surprised you didn’t leave without me,” Genesis said, climbing out of the car.

“I wanted to,” Ozzie said. “But I was overruled.”

“Good,” Genesis said. “You should know by now that I’m no damsel in distress. Now, have we figured out a way into the ship yet, or not?”

“Angela thinks she has,” Ozzie said.

“I know I have,” Angela said. “Check this out.”

She concentrated on the memory of the room she saw in the ship and gestured with her left hand. A black vortex appeared in front of her. Genesis stepped forward.

“Careful,” Ozzie said. “We don’t know if there’s breathable atmosphere on the other side.”