Fantasy Drabble #274 “May The Best Man”

Mandy’s exasperation is evident. “Look at your costume. Look at it. I don’t understand you. Panix throws a lightning-ball at you, and you just stand there and let it hit you. Why? Why not, you know, dodge? You didn’t know what that thing was!”

“That’s why I let it hit me.”

She throws up her hands and stalks out of the room, as aggressively as she can in those stiletto heels.

Later, snuggled against each other, I explain in whispers. “It’s a Cape thing. I have to know who’s stronger.”

She looks up, doe-eyed, teary. “Even if it kills you?”

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