The group of five had fallen asleep and were sprawled across the ground of
the large living room in a random fashion. Aaron sounded like a buzz saw in the otherwise normally quiet area. Fred kept tossing
and turning in the night, like he was having a bad dream. And in the middle of it all, Colin lept up from his slumber and
looked around in a shocked manner.
"What was that?" he whispered to himself. He got up and walked
over to the fireplace to get his black-framed glasses. He slipped them onto his face and walked into the kitchen area. Towards
the back of the kitchen he found what he was looking for, the large bay window that looked out onto Andy's backyard.
The sky was dark and alit with stars. The moon was a sliver
of silver in the sky, but still lighting up the clouds with a silver tint. Colin sighed; he really didn't know what was going
on and why he was looking outside.
A green flash, though, peaked his interest. He could have sworn
that he had just seen a green bolt shoot across the sky. He spun around quickly to get his friends when he came face to face
with Andrew, a very sleepy Andrew.
"Colin, what are you doing up? Are the squirrels dancing outside
again?" Andrew asked with a yawn.
"Smink! This is no time for squirrels or their dances. I just
saw some weird colored comet shoot across the sky in that direction!" he said as he pointed out the window. As Andy looked,
his eyes widened, too. The two boys witnessed a fiery red bolt of light shoot across the sky as well.
"I see you aren't kidding. And even better is that I dont have
to pay to see any of this. Lets get Fred, Aaron and Ryan," Andrew said. Aaron could sleep through Armageddon...
"Ill go outside and watch for the comets again. Maybe another
will pass over us," Colin replied. He pushed open the back door and ran outside in the lawn with his bare feet. He ran up
to the fence at the end of the yard and flung open the gate. He was standing on Howard Avenue, the widest street in Pottsville.
He looked up, getting a great view of the sky, and tried to find what he was seeking.
Andrew, Fred, and Ryan ran up to Colin and they got in
some sort of a line across the street. "What are we looking for again? A comet light show?" Fred asked with some disbelief.
"Yeah, something like that. Im not sure what it was," Colin
"I think I'm paying to see it!" Andrew said in a semi-scared
tone. As they looked to their left, it was like a rainbow of comets was flying across the sky over Pottsville. There were
bolts of every color imaginable in the rainbow of comets. There were greens to blues to violets to oranges, everything. And
then, in a loud bang, they began to split apart for some strange reason.
"What the hell is happening?" Ryan yelled. The comets began
to shoot down all over Pottsville like a colored rain. And to make things worse, four comets began to change direction and
point over towards Howard Avenue. The four guys were paralyzed.
"We should run really fast right now!! Shouldnt we?!?" Fred
"I don't want to move, I want to watch" Colin replied, watching
the comet come closer.
"This is nuts! Were gonna die from being hit by a random comet!
What sort of epitaph is that?!" Ryan yelled.
"Well be fine..." Colin said in a matter of fact voice. "She
told me we would be fine, and that we should stand here..." It was clear that the guy was zoning out.
The red bolt shot down from above and slammed into Andrews chest.
He went flying backwards down the street. "Andrew!!!" Fred yelled backwards. He spun around was we immediately met by an orange
comet that as well hit him in the chest. He flew into the nearest tree and slumped to the ground.
"NO!!!" Ryan yelled as he began to run. The blue comet changed
course and flew around in front of him, making him stop and look face to face with it. Then, the blue comet shot into his
chest, and blood went everywhere. He fell to the ground, no questions asked.
"Come to me! I shall serve you well, my mistress!!" Colin yelled
up to the remaining green comet. His eyes turned a green color and his insane smile on his face began to speak two different
body languages. A part of him really wanted to run, but it was clear the other half was almost being possessed.
The bolt shot from above and aimed for his chest. Colin looked
into the comet, and looked directly as the green crystal enclosed in the tip of the energy trail met with his chest.
A green explosion of energy went off, and all of time seemed
to grind to a halt. The crystal did not pierce his chest, but it stopped right in front. Colin looked forward, and a beautiful
lady came down from above, into the stopped world.
She was dressed in a long angelic looking neon green gown. Her
skin was a pale green, and her lips and eyes a vibrant, ever changing color. Her hair was like fiber optics, lit with an eternal
green color that would never go away. Her great wings were almost hologram like, they had no substance, but looked as if they
were made from a gigantic laser sheet. She smiled at Colin, and Colin smiled back.
"My lady, you have come," Colin said, kneeling.
"Rise my most faithful! It is by your duty to protect this world.
Do you accept?" she commanded.
"Protect it from what?" Colin asked.
"That you shall see. Do you accept my offer?" she asked again.
"Yes, yes I do!" Colin pleaded.
"Then rise, Lord of CyberSpace. Your request is granted," she
said. She pulled from the world a neon green sword. It was long and curved; it had to be a katana. She touched both of Colins
shoulders and then his head, where a symbol of a C being stuck out by an S appeared. She dropped the sword, and it flew to
Colins hands, and he raised it up, almost by instinct.
Around him curled a suit of mechanical armor. It was a dark
silver battle suit, made for heavy punishment by energy weapons. In the flexible areas, he had a black Kevlar suit underneath
to protect his body, but to allow movement. He had black gloves on his hands, and it felt quite comfortable when holding his
His spiked up hair grew in length and spiked outwards even more
as it turned a bright green color. Colin moved his free hand through it, like an instinct, as a band of energy appeared around
his head. The green energy transformed into a metal headband that held a green plastic monocle over his left eye. The monocle
began to display information that he had no clue what it meant, but he knew it was fine. The suit became energized and he
felt movement, an almost totally burdenless amount of movement. The symbol on his forehead disappeared, and was engraved into
his left shoulder, right next to the swoosh of metal that seemed to resemble his mistresss wings. He had one swoosh on both
sides of his suit, sort of like a status symbol of some sort.
As the lady began to fly back up to the heavens, Colin waved
to her. He spun his sword around and quickly landed it into his backsheath, where it was locked in and kept safe.
"I shall protect the world, my lady, as CyberStrike! And you
shall never have to worry!" he called to her. She turned around and smiled.
Time resumed again, the suit disappeared quickly and the
crystal pierced his chest. Colin felt the pain, but he accepted it. Blood went down his shirt and hand as he lay
on the ground. He didnt care.
9:20 AM, the next day
Colin looked out to the world on his deck. He had awoken in
Andrews house without a single scratch on him. He wondered how he had gotten back into Sminks house, because he couldnt remember
walking back. And that wound was really a powerful wound, but there was no mark on his chest or anything. He looked out at
the sun and blue sky and wondered.
"Did it happen? Did it really happen?" he asked himself. He
knew the answer immediately.