Thursday, October 20, 2005

A battle with a guy in a black suit

I came home from work pretty exhausted. All I wanted was some dinner, maybe a beer and to watch the Simpsons. I was about to go through the front door when a voice shouted "Hold it!"

I turned and looked, it was dark out, and the man was just in the shadows, wearing what appeared to be a dark outfit and some sort of headgear or maybe a metallic mask. "Can I help you?" I ask. Maybe he's lost, looking for Cellular Field or Belmont and Halstead or something.

"You think you're something, huh?" He said. "I've really got a bone to pick with you."

Faster than I anticipated, the stranger leapt at me. I was unable to dodge his attack and he tackled me. Pinning me down, he landed several punches.

I didn't want Kiera seeing me fighting, and I certainly didn't want her to see me losing. Using my grappling skills (1989 "most improved wrestler" awardee at my high school), I flipped him over me and put him in a choke hold to subdue him.

The assailant managed to pry himself loose and rolled himself away from my grasp. "You're finished now!" He called out.

"Look buddy, I don't know who you are, you're the one who attacked me!"

The man didn't reply, instead he touched his mask and a beam blasted forth from it, drowning me in its ruby energy. The blast tore my armored flightsuit, but I managed to dive away from it and knock my assailant down. I followed up my attack with a bodyslam when I felt myself unable to move.

"That's enough!" another voice called out.

Frozen in my tracks, I finally got a good look at my assailant and discovered that he was Cyclops, member of a team of mutants called the X-Men.

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I looked over at the owner of the second voice.

"Professor Charles Xavier?"

To be continued...


Captain Typho said...

Wow, you've moved into another genre. This should be good.

(grabbing bucket of popcorn)

flu said...

Jon, what did you do now?

Professor Xavier said...

I do apologize for Cyclops. He can be rather excitable. This thing with the alien monsters trying to destroy Manhattan has got him rather keyed up. I do thank you for all your help, Jon.

kimbofo said...

Jon, you honestly don't need the beer after work by the sounds of things, because judging by this little encounter you could be drunk already! Only joking!

By the way, have you watched a little known British Comedy called Extras? Your friend Patrick Stewart guest stars in one episode and it is hilarious!

See here:

Oh, and I should probably explain that Michele sent me.

panthergirl said...

You had me going there for a minute!!!

Here via michele today!

FuzzBuck Fuzz said...

Michele sent me to say that ur great little writer jon.