“I never meant to kill the old supers, taking their powers,” Swapout wheezed.
Apogee cradled the gravely ill villain. “Why did you kidnap the sick children?”
“A successful experiment… I rehomed all my stolen powers into them.”
Apogee’s concern could be seen though his mask.
“They’re fine,” Swapout coughed, almost choking. “I only took on their diseases in exchange… ALL of them. A good trade for the kids, eh? Now I’m dying of EVERYTHING…”
“I wanted to be… a hero at last…” he said with his dying breath.
Copyright © 2018 by Jason H. Abbott, All Rights Reserved.
Discover more of my Aethereal Musings.