Heroes

When seventeen year old Skylar figures out that he has the super ability to read thoughts and lift things with his mind, he is sent to an Academy of Super-Heroes... but things aren't gonna be easy for a telekenetic kid who doesn't want to be a Hero...

Even Heroes Make Mistakes

 

I never asked to be a hero. Not as in some freakishly strong Superman or some knuckle blade wielding Wolverine dude. But some random kid with strange power. I never wanted to be a wacky off the wall 17 year old kid who couldn't even fit in at home.

I was just born that way.

And my so-called "wonderful" powers put me into a position I really didn't want to be in. I can do weird things. Like listen to other peoples thoughts. I can cheat off the smartest kids in class during tests by reading the answers out of their heads. I can lift a glass of water into the air with a snap of my fingers. I'm the only one who knows about this right now--and I'd like to keep it that way. I don't want to be called hero or brave man or champion or superman! I just want to be normal. Normal. A regular name, a regular school.

Not some Academy for Super-heroes.

But don't forget: even "Heroes" like me make mistakes. I made the mistake of reading my mother's mind after we had an argument. I thought the fight would have been over, but I heard her thinking: When will that boy learn not to argue with me? I will kick him out of this house if he doesn't stop being so objective to everything I say!

That wasn't the mistake. The mistake was that when I listened to her thoughts, I had said, "Hey I heard what you just said!"

"I didn't say anything!" my mother had answered.
"You were thinking it! I just heard you!" And then I slammed the door behind me as I walked into my room.

So, we had to have this huge discussion with me explaining how I could do what I did. I just stopped talking when they asked me. I've never liked being the center of attention, so I wished that I had the ability to be invisible at will...

Oh, and I know another mistake! Letting my excuse of a mother talk me into going to this stupid Academy.

 

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