Howth - Ireland-7:30 PM
A few days after his little show at the oil rig, peoples on social network are still theorizing who was the mysterious blue speedster. Some people thought it was a new heroes from the American city of Angel Falls and a few other speedsters including Speedy. The workers were also brought up for interviews. Most of them talk about how they could barely see him move and how he ''survive'' being shot at by two machine guns. Despite being unsure he should have gone there but seeing how people react to it all felt nice.
While still reading the news on his tablet, a feminine figure sneak behind his back and put her hand in front of his eyes and says '' ggguuueeessss who ?'' she said giggling.
The voice immediately bring a warm and comforting feels to the cold nights. The woman in question is Waylon's BFF Abigail Collins, who also teach gymnastic and take care of the neighbourhoods boxing club. She sat next him and check what Waylon's reading.
'' so, they still can't take a photo of you that isn't blurred ?'' She said smirking.
Waylon chuckle and add '' They didn't even get my good side''.
Both shared a good laugh as the sun completely disappear out of sight. However despite the jokes and praise, he knew he couldn't go back to his old ways since the last time almost wipe Dublin off the map.
'' Hey don't go all brooding on me, I know the sun is down but you doesn't have to follow it'' Said Abby in respond to her friend sudden silence.
'' Oh sorry about that I got lost in my thought, what's up ? '' Ask Waylon, trying to change subject.
'' well my best friend is an ex-superhero who can break the sound barrier in sneakers but let's his past ruins his future'' said Abby with a more cynical tone.
Abby sudden change of attitude took him by surprise but he know understand why she climb to the roof to see him. After all she knew him better than anyone else.
She didn't give Waylon a chance to put a word in and continues.
'' Listen, I know you got your reasons for stopping but you know better than I that the world need you to come back, hell you need to come back. I saw the spark of hope and excitement in your eyes beyond the mask. ''She said while putting her hand on his shoulder and move closer.
''Don't you think there's enough heroes out there to protect the earth ?'' he ask with a small sorrowful smile.
'' True there are hundreds of them all over the globe, with or without super powers but you got your place among them as well. You were given a great gift for a reason, you can do what others don't even have the time to think about it'' Abby said with a strong and confident tone.
she's right and you know with ! Screamed the little voice in his head which was either his conscience or hidden desire, which both seems to be agreeing for once. For the last 10 years, he ignored that voice and endure the recurrence nightmares about the return of General Plague and his former colleague. It even got as far as him sleep walking to the Euro Defender's old lab to work on god knows what. He closes his eyes, trying to get a clear answer as Abby adds :
'' I know that General guy destroy your old friends but by giving up you let the one armed c***face wins. This time run ! Run straight at him and smack his face in pieces ! Show the world what a super sonic man can do ! ''
S.....Sup...Super..Sonic...man... those last word echoes thought Mercury's mind, slowly washing all doubts away. His fears melted away and transforms into bombastic roar calling wanting justice. The once feared image of his nemesis turn into a desire for retribution. He suddenly open his eyes,glowing yellow for a split second.
'' Are you alright ? '' she ask concern.
He stand up, smiling and said ''thanks for the talk but I have to go but don't worry, Ill be back in a flash'' Before zooming off into new night.
At first Abigail thought she said something wrong but having his friend quoting one of his favourite childhood superhero is a good sign that she hit the right spot. She could hardly wait to see what was going to happen next with her friend.
Go get them tiger.
-Euro Defender underground HQ- Great Britain-8:10PM
Despite the original building housing the HQ being demolish, the sewage tunnel that lead to the underground part of the base was still intact. The entrance was sealed off with large metal bar and fill with tape that spelled Do not enter. Not a real problem unless for those who can vibrate their molecule through matter as Waylon enter the old dusty lab. The old place show it's age as several sheet of dust covered most of the place, except for the traces of foot mark on the ground. This comes as no surprise to him as he recognize the foot print left as the one on his custom made boots. The last time he came was while sleepwalking and for some reason building gadget. Perhaps his brain was preparing itself for his return but after seeing all the left over material and machinery, he smiled. Just imagining the potential gizmos that could come from and to finally make a new suit made him smile. Not that he hated the good old blue and white one but the suit had made his time and now Mercury needed to shine under new colours. On table on his left was a bunch of reinforce spandex and Kevlar tissue along with an issue of one of his favourite comic book series. This however surprise him, how did it land here ? He thought.
Out of curiosity he start flipping the pages. He stop at a page showing one of the villains sporting a yellow suit, which seems like a nice colour. He then sat at a nearby table with a dozen sheet of papers and a few pencil.
Let's see if I can still make a decent looking suit in yellow He told himself before letting loose his creativity in a blur of movement into the night.